My OBT

What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?


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Etsomnia™ 238: Ducks!

Etsom·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™ 237: Back to School

Etsom·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™ 236: Rags to Rags

Etsom·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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Ellen and Gladys

When I was writing this morning’s post about EllenTube, the video below came to mind, but I thought for sure I’d shared it with you years ago. Turns out that only happened in my head.

This is honestly one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, and I think it’s a great illustration of Ellen Degeneres’s universal likability. When Ellen cracks up, it just destroys me. Without further ado, I give you Ellen and Gladys from 2010. (Note: If you have a few minutes, let the next two videos play as well. Gladys is a pip!)


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Etsomnia™ 235: Anatomy Class

These testicles (named Mick and Keith) can be purchased from the hilarious OrganBank, whose shop contains many wonderful and surprising things.

Etsom·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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