Tuesday, January 29

Whats new with me?

These are a few things that are new:


1. Remember Carly? She doesn't work here anymore. There was no drama, don't read into it.

2. I am doing all of the shipping, customer service, printing, schlepping, drilling, wiring, photos, computering, nodding, scheming and ordering myself. Not to mention painting. What is it I do again? Oh yeah. Painting. Right.

3. I am totally loving it! Really, its like when I first started again. I really love getting emails from people all around the world every day, and I am pretty good at doing everything myself too. I know that it isn't sustainable in the long run, b/c I want to really grow. But for now, it feels very right, and its the right step to take for me and my little biz.

4. I got the meanest email of my carear last week. It made me laugh really hard, it still makes me laugh, but I erased it so now I don't really remember what it said. This reminds me: advice.

rude.
So when someone sends you a mean email, like they say things that are mean or hurtful just cuz they are pathetic, do this: 

-Reply promptly (don't let that shit linger in your inbox dude), politely tell them that they are not welcome to (insert problem here, in my case, return a painting that sucked balls.)
-Explain that usually you would be happy to help them, but they have been a butt-face, so they can keep said item and use it as a reminder to have better manners.
-Delete any replies without reading (use peripheral vision ya'll!)
-Round of drinks at the local watering hole (or round of candles for my family at the local pretty candle store) on said mean person. Bitches don't get no refunds folks.
-Forget about it. Ain't nobody got time for that.

5. I think my hormones may have finally packed up and moved to someone else's body to wreak havoc and destruction. Could it be? Six months after finishing taking fertility poison I am actually starting to feel better? My workouts have been intense, because I finally!!! have normal energy again and let me tell you I almost shouted out FUCK at the gym yesterday b/c I was killing bad guys in my head with my 30lb medicine ball. Isn't it fun to kill bad guys? I only get to do it in my fantasies, sadly.

How I feel lately. 
I am curious? How can you tell that your body is back to normal? Ever had someone be mean to you? How did you deal?

18 comments:

  1. oh i know what this feels like all too well. i can't however discuss via your pretty blog;)) i want to email you!

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    1. crap i can't find your email...

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    2. Its on my blog home page, under my photo. Its also: armas.design@gmail.com :))

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  2. yup. every day a meanie comes around to try and suck the life out of me. they fail every time.
    you on the other hand are real nice and some day i'd like to see you again.
    my body tells me it's doing good by how much energy i have.
    that's my gauge anyway.
    xo

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    1. I can imagine that you do get a lot of shitty people sending you emails, you have sooo much exposure. I am sorry that happens! Do you read Dooce? Remember when she started "Monetizing the Hate" by posting funny mean emails she got and selling advertising. Love it. I would like to see you again too :)

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  3. YES!!! Amazing advice on dealing with a-holes. I need to be better about not being all Midwestern nice to people who don't deserve an ounce of kindness. I should print that photo out and keep it at my desk.

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    1. I know, that impulse to be nice no matter what is so ingrained. I think the key is to stand your ground, be decisive, and be very polite: no cussing, no rudeness, or anything below total professionalism, but certainly snap yo fingers a little! HA!

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  4. Wow..so is that actually your handwriting on the tube I received in the mail today? (That Bowtie I Like poster). Very cool!!! Love your art and your blog! Maria

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    1. Hi there! Maybe it was my handwriting, if it was a print, then yes. If it was a poster, then probably it came directly from my printer. In any case, it was packaged with love and I am so glad it arrived safely!

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  5. Bitches don't get no refunds!!! If I am ever in a position to sell something, I'm going to put that in my refund policy. I learned the best trick last week with MS Outlook - I can route a message by sender or subject right to my delete box. I won't even see it. Or tag that bitch as spam. Gone. Done. Good riddance!

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  6. Damn mean Bitches!!!!!! AHHHHHHH!!! You have no idea. This is a topic that I could go on about for days. I don't even want to get started. So I won't. But, yeah. Mean Bitches get no remorse.
    And, I tell you what....if I ever figure out what "normal" feels like for my body, I'll let you know. Whew. I need a shot of whiskey before bed.

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  7. "Explain that usually you would be happy to help them, but they have been a butt-face, so they can keep said item and use it as a reminder to have better manners."

    ^ Yes.

    I want to print this whole post out and hang it on my wall and hope that I'm half as cool as you when stuff like this comes up. After years of working retail and having to say "yes" a million times when i wanted to say "get the hell out of my store" (I mean "no"...), this is liberating. I always hated that being rude usually got them their way. I always wanted to accommodate the people that didn't get all huffy, which I plan to definitely take to heart starting my own business. I'm also glad to hear someone else say that it's okay to delete replies without reading them! I do that! I always feel guilty, but I think it's for the best.

    Also, there's this awesome vintage store here in Dallas that has a brass hand flipping the bird, set up trophy style with an engraving that reads "Return Policy" at their register. I'd love to have one to pull out when people get like that. Bitches don't get no refunds, indeed.

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  8. I honestly can't imagine why YOU of all people would get a mean comment. You're so brutally transparent with your "life's not all rosey honesty" and I never feel like you're a bragger or douche-baggett' You've always been very down to earth and real.
    Babe- Post that shit up next time!! No names or call-outs, just their words. They wanna fuck around? Good! So do WE.
    Happy Friday!! My neighborhood has been taken over with golf pros and even more golf HO's for the weekend. Yay...

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  9. I have the perfect studio manager if you need another one. She is moving to Atlanta soon and needs a job - but I know she would be prefect. She managed a jewelry store in Florida.

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    1. Dude, email me! armas.design@gmail.com

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  10. The fact that you just quoted Sweet Brown in this post pretty much just made my day.

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  11. you are so funny and great. i wish we lived close to each other. i totally get like, everything you said here.

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    1. Me too! I just followed you on Instagram :)

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