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Be awesome instead

Part one: Weeks ago I stumbled upon a picture in Decorology - a home office, the decor of which didn't appeal to me, but a printed-out quote stuck in a frame did. I didn't know what it was from (How I Met Your Mother, it turns out), but I liked it and I liked the offbeat inspiration it provided.

Part two: sometime later I was looking at a really awful cheap print hanging in a staff area at work, all mauve and teal and looking like something you'd find hanging in a nursing home (God bless 'em, but they aren't exactly examples of wonderful interior design). And I thought ... what if I ripped out that print ... and cut out some letters with the Cricut... and put it all on a craft-paper background ...

Part three: I picked up a tiny oval frame somewhere either free or almost free, and I kept meaning to design some sort of miniature collage or something else awfully clever to go in it , and I kept not doing anything and it kept sitting there all empty and sad. And then ...

Now it sits on my dresser and reminds me to be awesome.

(I feel compelled to point out that this isn't my natural handwriting. I was deliberately going for the sort of loopy unevenness, and I DO know how to capitalize things.)


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May. 16th, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
<3 the "How I Met Your Mother" quote :D
May. 16th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
Love it! :D
May. 16th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Nice! It really is a great quotation-- I've enjoyed coming across it now and again.
May. 16th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
I love your version so very, very much that I want to print it out and frame it. A copy of that would mean sort of a lot. It's beautiful, and I like the handwriting :)
May. 16th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
... and you even have a birthday coming up. :) SAY NO MORE!
May. 16th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Bless you :)

I need so much in the motivation department; maybe this will help me.
May. 16th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
At the very least, you'll be reminded that you have friends when you see it. :)

By the way ... I miss you.
May. 16th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
*sort of chokes up*

I miss you too. I looked at the guest book from the housewarming the other night, and it warmed my heart <3
May. 17th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
That was the best party I've ever been to, no lie.
May. 17th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
Aw, REALLY? You know it's all because of my party fairies :) I do sort of treasure that night myself, not least of all thanks to the generosity of you and Jordan...being there and all. It was just amazing.
May. 17th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
... of course, I don't get out much, but STILL.
May. 17th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
Pshaw, of course you do! You know a party when you see it :)
May. 16th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
:-D That is cute!
May. 16th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
May. 17th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
May. 17th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
I love how you create Beauty in your life :)
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