My whole goal in starting coolmom, back in 2007, was to make parents laugh, give a little community. I still want to do that.
But, today reflecting..as I often do at 2am…. What a butt kicking few years it’s been! I don’t have a ton going for me, but what I do excel at is working a room and finding the humor in a moment. But, this ongoing drag of the economy is challenging my funny bone.
Is this just me? Do you feel like this? I know it’s also because so far 2012 is shaping up to be the most CHALLENGING year yet so far for me work wise. That is saying something when you can point to a year (2008) you lost MILLIONS ( course ends up it was already gone, we just didn’t know it. Ha, jokes on us.).
The lack of funny of a great recession and two slaughter wars struck me when I got one of a dozen pitches I get a day to promote products. ( Um, have you seen my site?) It was for some jewlery that had cute sayings. Things about going drinking with the gals or pretending your a celeb. It struck me as tone deaf for the times. Like when that movie “Shopaholic” came out.
Here are my ideas for things to be written on t-shirts, necklaces and rings.
“It must be somebody’s fault” ( I have this cover from W up on my wall. It came out right after Madoff and I love it so much)
” There must be a pony” ( lifted from james Kirkwood’s bio of the same name meaning.. “because there is so much crap)
“I want my money back”
” Well, back when I had money…”
” I miss the ’90’s”
“I was use to the assaults on abortion, but now birth control? Get a grip fat men.”
That might be too much for a cocktail ring, maybe a shirt.
“Whiskey is the new wine.”
” my vacuum is broken, that’s cool I have a lint brush”
“99 cent store is the new Costco”
“I miss Serzone”
“are you going to finish that?”
I get wanting to infuse humor and lightness in the mix, but it can’t sound like it goes with a Cosmo and a tech boom. Much as I loved those years they are GONE.
So, reviewing this I guess I still have a sense of humor it’s just darker.