My OBT

My daily quest for One Beautiful Thing (OBT)


23 Comments

Etsomnia™ 170: Isn’t it Romantic?!?

“Electric courtship” sculpture. He’s not much to look at, but he’s definitely getting someplace with her.

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


13 Comments

Etsomnia™ 168: Happy Valentine’s Day?!?

Who am I to judge? Dogs seem much happier than most of the people I know… By Suckycards

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


8 Comments

Etsomnia™ 126: Be Mine?!?

She may be thinking of you, but those are not fond thoughts.

Jack White may be thinking of you, but those don’t look to me like happy thoughts.

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


26 Comments

Etsomnia™ Volume 76: Be Mine?!? (A Little NSFW)

V-Day lingerie just ain't what it used to be. By KnotforYouDesigns

Valentine’s Day lingerie, Etsy style. By the surprisingly self-aware KnotforYouDesigns

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.)

CAUTION: this week’s Etsomnia™ gets a little blue. If you’re not yet of consenting age, go look at this one instead.

Continue reading