Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thelma and Louise Make the Newspaper . . .

Everybody knows Karen, and the locals all know Joanne from visits to our store. But Thelma and Louise? This is a story worth telling . . .

Several years ago, we scheduled a show in St. Paul, Minnesota. I don't remember why I didn't go (probably a school conflict), but it was decided that Karen and Joanne would take the truck. Joanne was the driver; Karen was the navigator -- it was their first time out on the road together. In the midst of loading the truck, some smart-aleck (and it wasn't me) took a finger and wrote "Thelma and Louise" in the dust on the back door. And there it stayed, all the way to Minnesota and back, and halfway through my next trip, until I stopped at a truck stop for fuel and realized how strange that looked with a guy driving the truck.

So to this day, whenever Karen and Joanne are doing something together, the Thelma and Louise reference will come up again. Yesterday, they made the local newspaper.

There was a two-page article in the Life section of the Dayton Daily News about homemade gifts, complete with a picture of Karen, quotes from Karen and Joanne, and mention of upcoming classes and make it/take its in the store. No picture of Joanne? She politely declined -- something about running late, wet hair, etc.

If you'd like to see it, go to

And another completely unrelated thing you have to see . . .

Nikki and Sheila from Heirloom Productions (Heirloom is the show promoter at about half of the shows we attend) have started a blog called "Stamping Shenanigans" where they share stories from their travels, tips, and such. Their Thursday post was classic -- it's a "paper play" entitled Black November (A Turkey's View). When I finished, the question I couldn't answer was "Where did you come up with all of those old workout tapes?"

See for yourself at

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