Sunday, September 14, 2008

why it pays to be scrappy

because: when you see a mirror and you fall in love with it, and it's on craigslist boston but it actually lives IN KINGSTON, which is treacherously an hour away, and you call the seller and she won't deliver unless she receives advance payment....

if you are scrappy, you are still thinking about it the next day, and you call her back again and ask if she has paypal or if you can mail a check and generally make it clear that you are pretty much obsessed, and then she will drive it up once your check arrives on tuesday!

in short: the scrappy bird gets the worm, especially when the annelid in question is fabulous.


Anonymous said...

That is a wonderful mirror, I want one! :)

'designing your life'

adwoa said...

i know; i love it! there was such an odyssey getting it here, but it is even lovelier in person. apparently the previous owner found it as a dumpster dive (and then got several years of use out of it before selling it on craigslist to me for $75 - that is a fabulous find!)