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Hair cuts, fancy coffees, and business cards

One Object 365 Days: 315/365 11/10/08

The only things I’ve taken any pictures of for the last four days have been my feet.  How sad.

It’s been a whirlwind of new books and packing supplies this week so far, and as busy as that’s kept me, it just hasn’t made for very enthralling reading material.  Hence my absence.

I did manage to escape the asylum this morning for a hair cut.  My hair had reached that length where the bottom is lovely and forms little ringlets all on it’s very own.  I love that.  Unfortunately, that is also the stage where the top and sides get long, heavy, and lifeless.  That, I don’t love so much.  My usual response is to just go back to my regular chin-length ‘do.

This time it occurred to me that it might be possible to keep the lovely long curls if I just had some layers put in.  What would be the harm?  I’d always have chin-length as a Plan B, after all.  As it turns out, I’m pleased, and can put off the short ‘do for another few months.  Yay!

On my way to the salon, I stopped into Starbucks for a liquid breakfast, and made a potentially dangerous discovery:  Peppermint Mocha Twist.  Oh, yes.  And not only that, but Gingersnap Latte, as well.  Oh, Starbucks, was the Pumpkin Spice Latte not enough of a temptation??  Did you have to add two more flavors to taunt me?

Luckily, the Peppermint Mocha Twist was good, but not something I’ll be craving every fifteen minutes.  The Gingersnap Latte, though?  That has so much potential to become my drug of choice, I’m almost afraid to try it. I’ll be holding off on that one for at least a week or so.  I really can’t be blowing $3.75 on coffee more than a few times a month.

lisaclarke.net moo cards Anyway, there I was today, all caffeined-up and feeling pepperminty-fresh, when I gave out my business card.  Twice.  Twice! Once when I was complemented on my scarf, and a second time when asked what I did for a living.  I know that “here’s my card, if you’d like to see what I do” is a normal response to such things, but it has never come naturally to me.  I’m just too timid about putting myself out there.  Still, I’m starting to realize that nobody is going to sell my scarves, bags, buttons, and whatnot for me.  If I want to see these things go to appreciative homes, I’m going to have to step outside of my comfort zone and invite people to come have a look at them.

So there you have it: my day of hair cuts, fancy coffees, and business cards.  Now I plan to take the rest of the night off from book packing duty, take a few minutes to publicize a vendor event or two, and then settle in on the couch with a little loom knitting project.   Ahh.

13 thoughts on “Hair cuts, fancy coffees, and business cards

  1. The hair is adorable. Truly. I envy your curls.

    Self marketing is such a difficult thing to do. I’m terrible at it. At least you carry your business cards!

    1. Thanks! I’ve been carrying around the same 12 moo cards for months. It feels nice to finally get up the guts to give a few of them out 🙂

  2. just thought i would say that i finished my wrist warmers. come take a peek. i am not a big pass out the card fan either. i need to get me some. i keep putting it off though. 🙁

    See what becky has been blogging about: My Wrists will be warm!

    1. Nice! I don’t think I’ve seen a crocheted pair before. I like the neutral colors you chose.

  3. Well your hair looks great, and you deserve that latte for stepping outside your comfort zone with the business cards. Hooray for you!

    See what Denise has been blogging about: Handmade/Homemade Christmas

    1. Hm, yes, I like that way of justifying it 🙂 Two more business cards, and I can get myself that Gingersnap Latte, LOL!

  4. I am happy that you were busy shipping out new books, as the one at your right foot is the one i’m looking forward to the most! Can’t wait!!! Thank you for getting them out so quickly *smile* Do you happen to know when you might be getting the book below?

    Adapting Quilt Patterns To Polymer Clay
    Judith Skinner and Sarajane Helm

    1. Yep. Yours went out yesterday, I believe!

      The quilt patterns book is a tough one. It was a self-published book which they are in the process of getting ISBN numbers for. I can’t restock until the ISBN process is complete. Should be soon, though, I think.

  5. I’ve already had 3 of those Gingersnap Lattes. Just try and resist, I dare you!

    See what iSew has been blogging about: Away for the Weekend

    1. Oh, that’s not what I wanted to hear. You *know* I’m going to mysteriously find myself drawn to Starbucks this weekend now…

  6. yeah, the cinnamon dolce latte is my poison *sigh*

    your hair is adorable!! 🙂

    See what erika~ inspired mama musings has been blogging about: acorn caps and crispy leaves

  7. you’re hair and your cards look so good!! it is so hard to promote yourself isn’t it? i’ve been coveting those moo cards for a while… maybe i should just jump in already.

    See what heather has been blogging about: lost in creation

    1. Thank you! Moo cards are an addiction, you know… I slip them in with every order, and I’m in the process of replacing all of my hang tags with them, too. On top of that, they’re just fun to play with, especially if you make them with multiple images.

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