Saturday, February 28, 2009

Boxed out

And we have it. The hobby that's finally going to get ShallowGal sent to the funny farm. (1)

Turning boxes inside out for fun and profit. (2)

Like in life, sometimes there are casualties

It would be a useful skill if, say you have an etsy business and mail stuff. Which I don't. Although that's sort of how I got started, trying to make a box to mail my dad a hat I bought him so it wouldn't get crushed.

Measure once, cut twice (3)

I'm considering starting a box business. Pick-up only. Cause I have no clue how to ship them.

1) FYI, SG is *not* making fun of lunatics. In fact, SG sometimes fantasizes about going to a nice place where she can sit in an Adirondack chair and watch the sun set over the hills. And she gets great pills that help her sleep and meets all these fascinating people that inspire her to write a book. And the entire time SG wears this awesome hat. Kind of a wide brimmed sun hat but made of straw. Not like the kind you'd wear to the horse races. Because that would look ridiculous. And I don't think you get to take field trips to the track unless it's a really hip mental institution. Also, SG is *not* going to group counseling sessions.

2) Except I haven't figured out how to profit from it yet. And truthfully, it isn't as much fun as it sounds.
3) A short list of failed hobbies as portrayed in this picture: photography and carpentry.


Stimey said...

Let me know when you find a nice asylum. I'll meet you there.

Marinka said...

I'm sure it's just a matter of time before the insideout box business takes off!

BOSSY said...

Bossy's husband is kind of genius at making boxes. It doesn't pay very well, though, just a few scoffs coming from Bossy across the room after he wasted an afternoon of his life.

Kelley said...

I am living the asylum life here.

The meds are constipating.

Just giving you the heads up.

Beth said...

Actually, I feel rather silly that I never thought to turn the darn boxes inside out.

Now I'll never get to sleep tonight.

Anonymous said...

I witnessed SG messing with a box in seemingly strange ways yesterday. But I just wrote it off...

countrymouse said...

I've had a number of fabulous ideas to make money via mail-order junque (and now with the new century, etsy junque) but I too am mailing challenged so none of my get-sorta-rich-kinda-quickly plans have ever worked out . . .

Mailing issues aside, I once helped my youngest make some really cool Valentines out of recycled Coke cans. I'm a genius with leftover crap : )