Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Smelly Crap: Smencils

If you've seen me on Etsy you know I'm one crafty b-iatch so it's no surprise that my first blog is about pencils; that's right pencils! Smencils to be exact! If you grew up in the 1980's like I did you are no stranger to the notion of smelly writing utensils (be honest, you know you huffed that grape marker just like the rest of us!). There were crayons, markers, colored pencils and let us not forget the stickers and erasers! If you happened to be a straight A making, teacher's pet, like I was in elementary school, then you too probably had your very own little collection of smelly paraphernalia. So in honor of childhood days long gone, but not lost, I give you Smencils!

Made out of recylced newspapers and soaked in essential oils to smell like everything from cherries to marshmallows, these pencils are the BOMB!! You can personalize 'em for holidays or put your name on 'em; they even have mint Smencils they claim help boost school kid's test scores (where the hell were these things when I was taking the SATs?). Anyways, you can check 'em out at Happy Smencil smelling!

Blogging About Crap

I'm sitting at my boring desk job in front of my computer for the upteenth night in a row and a thought has suddenly occurred to me, "Maybe people, other people with real jobs and no time on their hands, would love to see all the great crap I find when I'm surfing online?" (and yes my thoughts really are that long winded). I mean, seriously, on average I spend about 4 hours a day at work doing nothing but surfing the web and waiting on the phone to ring (sounds like a sweet gig, but, trust me, there's no need to be jealous!). I find tons of crap online: eco-friendly crap, posh crap, stupid crap, crap for sale, funny crap, cute crap, weird crap, crap that makes me glad I only know certain people online, and pretty much any other crap you could possible think of! So, if your into crap and don't have enough time to go find crap on your own then, ladies and gentlemen, this blog is for you!!