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 am always amazed by how much hoopla the Kentucky Derby inspires. I get that it’s a long-honored tradition, with a deep tradition and culture, and I understand that truckloads of money changes hands over the race, but then the starting pistol goes off, and 1.59 minutes later, it’s over. Every single year, I think “Was that it?” Dopey, I know, but I’m surprised every time. I sometimes think it must be my childlike sense of wonder that you all like about me…
Anyway, last weekend’s Derby inspired loads of Etsy merch, so I thought it was worth a look around. Predictably, there was a quantity of Derby hats from good to good grief, but there was so much more!
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