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 finally managed to watch the movie “Water for Elephants” this week. I loved the book, and I thought the movie was quite well done. Since watching it put me in the mood for elephant stuff, I headed off to Etsy to see what I could turn up.
I have concluded that Elephants are a little like pizza. Even when they’re bad, they’re still kind of okay. And on Etsy, most of the elephant-related stuff I found was positively adorable! Mostly. (I know I keep doing that to you, but that’s the last time. I promise. Maybe.) Elephants are really popular on Etsy, and I found plenty of familiar elephant references from Dumbo to Dali and from Babar to Ganesha. All in all, I had a really great time checking out the costumes and statement jewelry and housewares and baby stuff. And, you know, other things.
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