I need to admit something. I’m an awkward Etsy person. Whew. I’m glad that’s out there. I’m not one of those cool Etsy people who are artistic and fancy. I’m pretty much the opposite of that.
Etsy is a website (for those of you who don’t know) where artists, designers and crafters can sell their stuff. Fine art, jewelry, clothes, bags, stuff for kids, furniture — pretty much everything awesome that you can think of.
There are many different kinds of people that are into Etsy, so I’m not alone there in my awkwardness. Which is nice for me. But on Etsy, as in real life, there are cool girls. More specifically, there are cool Etsy moms.
And sometimes I see them in real life and they say things to me, maybe trying to see if I’m one of them. But of course I’m not. I’m a dork in stretched-out yoga pants and v-neck tee from Target who just likes looking at pretty things on the internet. I’m not sure if they’re nice or not. Sometimes the things they say seem a little jelly-fishy stingy. This only makes me behave more awkwardly.
So the following represents my efforts to practice not being an idiot when these cool and hip moms ask me things about my purchases. I will unquestionably bungle it in real life, so I take a small degree of satisfaction from at least pretending that I can come up with something snappy.
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