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Etsomnia™ 121: Hot Date

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I get that calendars are sometimes very specific, but shirtless men and rabbits?

I understand that calendars can be very specific, but shirtless men and rabbits feels more like a weird fetish than a niche. Then again, maybe I missed a trend.

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

I know we have calendars on all our devices, but sometimes it’s nice to have a real rather than a virtual calendar on your wall or desk. I find them especially helpful when I’m waiting for a difficult period to be over or when anticipating an upcoming event. There’s something so hopeful about being able to cross off the days…

Turns out I’m not the only one who still likes a calendar, so today, we’re exploring calendars that are weird, and bizarre, and (don’t click) workplace inappropriate (I told you not to click), and wonderful, and calendars that just make you ask why. Did I mention workplace inappropriate? (Don’t tell me you clicked again. What is wrong with you? Are you trying to get fired?)

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

I know there are people who love pugs and people who love wrestlers, but I can’t imagine there’s that much crossover.

And I thought I had a dirty mind! By NaturesDickPics

Absolutely stunning nature print calendar by ModernPrintedMatter

Absolutely stunning nature print calendar by ModernPrintedMatter

"My Miserable Life: the Calendar Where Everything Sucks" is maybe the most New York thing ever sold on Etsy, and I love it! By ChristinaMastrull

“My Miserable Life: the Calendar Where Everything Sucks” is maybe the most New York thing ever sold on Etsy, and I love it! By ChristinaMastrull

Literary Chickens. You know you want it. By FromScratchStudios

Literary Chickens. You know you want it. By FromScratchStudios

"Do you want any potatoes?" "No, thank you. I just now gave them up. Forever."

“Do you want any potatoes?”
“No, thank you. I just now gave them up. Forever. And whatever he’s sitting on? I’ve given that up, too.”

Marshmallow Microcosm is hilarious and rude and brilliant. By Heaphotography

Marshmallow Microcosm is hilarious and rude and brilliant and I desperately wish I’d thought of it. By Heaphotography

It was inevitable that someone would make a calendar of cats Photoshopped into famous movies, but this one is so much more (and less) than I’d hoped!

The YogaBryan2017 calendar is the perfect gift for someone who hates yoga (and I know quite a few of those!).

The YogaBryan2017 calendar is the perfect gift for someone who hates yoga (and I know a surprising number of those!).

I love everything about this calendar by SassyGalsWisdom!

"Finally a calendar of shrimp doing exciting things!" ...And the world breathes a sigh of relief.

“Finally a calendar of shrimp doing exciting things!” 
Etsy, meeting needs no one has since 2005.

What's more humiliated-looking than a pooping dog? A dozen pooping dogs!

What’s more humiliated-looking than a pooping dog? Twelve pooping dogs! By PoopingPooches (obviously)

Ron's Funtime 2017 Calendar is smart, funny, and entirely hand drawn (even the calendar part). By OneCherryLane

Ron’s Funtime 2017 Calendar is smart, funny, and entirely hand drawn (even the calendar itself!). By OneCherryLane

Do I know why I love it? I do not, but there it is. By ArtHandlersCalendar

Do I know why I love it? I do not, but love it I do. By ArtHandlersCalendar

If I could count on everyone who comes into my office understanding that this was meant ironically, I'd be all over it. By Supah

If I could count on everyone who comes into my office understanding that this was meant ironically, I’d be all over it. By Supah

 

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

33 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 121: Hot Date

  1. I love actual non-virtual calendars and there are several here that I really need to get. And not only did I click on that link, I’m thinking about getting the “Georgia O’Keefe inspired” one for my office. Let’s see how long it takes for someone to mention it. (“Um, Ellie, well…..it seems that…, see the images are, um……)

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  2. Gave me a laugh for the day, Interesting.

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  3. I am not a big calendar fan…but I usually go for a Train calendar or Ukiyo-e print calendar–something Japanese-y if I can find it.
    I really love the quote on that one calendar “You were wild once. Don’t let them tame you.” It is so brilliant and inspiring.

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  4. As a long time Etsy seller, this is awesome. Definitely took me to shops I hadn’t seen before. It’s a great idea.

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  5. Again a super Etsomnia post. Just GREAT fun. Happy Happy to you! ~~dru~~

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  6. Dang it. I already bought my calendars for this year. Business Cats made me laugh most. I am totally sending a link to that vagina calendar to a friend of mine who collects all things vagina art.

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  7. We usually receive quite a few free calendars to choose from, like VFW and WWF and many more… (World Wildlife Fund rather the wrestling entity) although one year I did buy one from a photographer friend. We put them in the bathrooms for tracking meds and other things…. I do love some of these and am just shaking my head at others. But your posts are most educational and today I learned what a dry riser inlet is.

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  8. Just wanting to thank you for adding my marshmallows to your list! I had some hits to my shop from here, and a calendar sale earlier today which brought me to follow the bread crumbs to you. Thank you!

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  9. I don’t know if my last comment went through, but wanted to thank you for adding my marshmallows to your list! I had some hits and a sale earlier, and just followed the breadcrumbs from my Etsy stats back to here. Thank you!

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  10. This is AMAZING! My office did a calendar exchange this year instead of the normal white elephant gift exchange and it was so fun! We actually had the marshmallow calendar in our exchange and many of us debated if the dick rock one was workplace appropriate or not.

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  11. Something for everyone!
    Once again, I’m happy you have Etsomnia. ;o)

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