Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Catalog Wisdom

Tis the season for catalogs! Amidst the visually sensual and seductive Harry & David catalogs, I found Signals. This is definitely targeting artsy-fartsy people like me because I wanted something on every other page - jewelry with Emily Dickinson and Shakespeare quotes, unique Harry Potter paraphernalia, abstract figurines in metal, jewelry reminiscent of ancient artwork and symbols, Asian-inspired decorative artwork, etc. I'll admit, some of the items are too much for me (e.g., the "I love Mr. Darcy" sweatshirt)

What caught my attention were quotes on jewelry and sweatshirts. Since I wouldn't wear these (I am always looking over my shoulder for Clinton and Stacy), I thought I'd share them here:

National Sarcasm Society Like we need your support
Never Judge a Book by the Movie
She is too fond of books and it has addled her brain - Louisa May Alcott
English Major You Do the Math
There are only 10 kinds of people.
Those who understand binary and those who don't.

(Whew! In spite of my professional geekiness, I'm glad I missed that 10 = 2 in binary!)
Not all who wander are lost
Patron Saint of External Optimism:
Rely on her to help you see your cup is half full and that there's a silver lining in every cloud
and tomorrow is going to be a better day.

(I think my readers might bestow this title on me!)
(my favorite..)
Careful, or you'll end up in my novel.


ZenDenizen said...

I worked for a catalog company for one year and it was the worst year of my life so I definitely have a bias against them. My sister (also a cancer) absolutely loves them, especially Harry & David. Some of H&D's product is very stale though, I got food poisoning from it. Be warned.

Clinton & Stacy - you are too funny!

Anonymous said...

Actually, I like looking at the catalogs, but when you actually get a gift basket it's such a different experience. I got something a few weeks ago and it doesn't always appear as good as it looks.

My favorite catalog is the SkyMall that you get on planes! Has really the best -omg-why-didn't-I-think-of-that products. Never bought one thing though b/c once you land, you forget about it.

Anonymous said...

Zen - I have a Libran sister too :-)