Monday, September 22, 2008

Taxing and Relaxing

I'm starti ng this entry off with a pic of my roomie dancing with an ear of corn. For no reason other than it makes me smile:


I got sucked in by the glitter and glitz of Bigcartel today, and signed myself up for the "Diamond" level. Goodbye $20 a month! But I've been wanting to offer sales and promotional prices for "preferred" customers (friends, family, anyone on the mailing list...) and Bigcartel offers that feature, which is key. Plus, the $20 is a flat rate, with no fee-per-sale charges. Nice. Of course, Etsy will always be my first love.

So, according to the mandates of the NYS sales tax gods, today was a day meant to be pretty much wasted -- spent holed up in my room, completing my quarterly sales taxes and cursing Microsoft Office. Turns out my "Trial Edition" expired this morning, leaving me unable to open an excel file which contained all my sales records for the quarter.

Alls well that ends well I guess. Clomped off to the post office in my new red clogs, and got the tax paperwork (and a bunch of orders) on it's way 10 minutes before USPS closed for the day. Whew!

Every week I read the Modern Love column in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times. This week, it was particularly touching. Read it here.

4 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

I have to admit..The"dancing with corn" gave me a great laugh..

Christopher And Tia said...

Haha, the picture made me lol.

Jax6769 said...

Hey with all this stuff you have going on did you make me my necklaces or did you forget about me?
Love the shoes BTW
MISS YOU... see you in 32 days! HOLY HELL

La Alicia said...

The dancing corn put a smile on my face! :)