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funky 70s floor lamp | shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

THE GOOD NEWS IS:
I found this amazing funky 70s floor lamp at Goodwill a few months ago. Yes. Yes, I did.

THE BAD NEWS IS:
it was marked a whopping $25, which in Goodwill dollars is about $400. So I guess they knew what they had.

THE GOOD NEWS IS:
I knew what they had too, and so did all the people who started following me around the store to see if I might decide to abandon my awesome find. Which I did not.

THE BAD NEWS IS:
the lamp’s center metal bar goes floor to ceiling and holds itself in place via some spring-loaded action. Actually that’s not the bad news. The bad news is that I thought that metal bar was one solid piece so, while positioning this bad boy into place, at some point the bar split into two – and so did one of those deliciously funky green bulb things…!!!!!!

{Very-very sad face, along with very-very mean things being said to myself in that moment.}

THE GOOD NEWS IS:
the funky green bulb things are made of plastic, not glass. (I know. Right?)

THE OTHER GOOD NEWS IS:
these funky green bulb things have a crinkly-glass-looking texture, suitable for a true 70s basement.

AND SO, THE BEST NEWS IS:
a strip or two of clear packing tape later, the broken bulb is now back to one piece and no one is the wiser. Except for, now, you. And a sundry of trusted friends who’ve seen this beauty in person.

funky 70s floor lamp 2| shorts and longs | julie rybarczyk

THE BAD NEWS IS:
Stuff like this happens to me all the time.

Or is that good news??

Want one more?

THE GOOD NEWS:
I finally finished a book I’ve been working on with a couple clients for almost a year. It’s their brilliant ideas and content, with my writing and design. They love it. We all love it. And on Thursday I FedExed our book proposal off to the publisher.

THE BAD NEWS:
As anyone who’s done this process knows, our potential book had just been launched into a pile of other proposals and the only thing we knew for sure was that we should hear back from the publisher within three to six months.

THE OTHER BAD NEWS:
Waiting sucks.

THE REALLY. REALLY. REALLY. BAD NEWS:
After I sent it off, I realized I had not included one single stitch of contact information that the publisher could use to let us know he loves our book and wants to publish it.

{Very-very sad face, along with very-very mean things being said to myself in that moment.}

THE WTH-ARE-YOU-KIDDING-YOU-BETTER-NOT-BE-TEASING-ME GOOD NEWS:
Within hours of receiving our proposal (yesterday), the publisher decided why yes he most certainly did want to contact us. And, finding no contact information on our beautiful book proposal (SHEEEEESH!), he began googling my clients’ names, tracked one of them down, and has already called. He loves it.

I know.

Right?

xo

 

 

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