My OBT

My daily quest for One Beautiful Thing (OBT)


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Etsomnia™ 172: Silk Stalkings

Every time I think I’ve seen it all, Etsy teaches me a lesson. Silk-bedecked Jazzy scooter. Did not see that coming.

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.

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Etsomnia™ 164: Dreck the Halls

“You know what this tree is missing? A legless duckface baby with disco eye shadow” said no one ever

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. Continue reading


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Etsomnia™ 163: Pillow Talk

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“Romantic Hulk Pillow” may be the funniest thing I’ve ever read on Etsy, and you know that’s saying something

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.

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide – the Super-Specific Edition

I know. You’re still trying to get the glitter from your Halloween costume out of your eyebrows, and here I am, hitting you with holiday nonsense. But we now shop in a truly global marketplace, and shipping time can be upward of 6 weeks, so I figured we’d better get started. And anyway, nothing gets glitter out of eyebrows but time, so you may as well check this out while you wait. Continue reading