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Monday, December 19, 2005

HOLY HOLIDAY-SHOPPING HIPSTERS, BATMAN!

what a weekend! wow. i'm slightly hungover with tiredness, but it's a good kind of tired, you know? heh. i have yet to figure out the easy way to upload photos from the new camera, so i'm gonna cheat and show you the awesomely awesome supa mb's flickr photos from the 60 bugs open house saturday. look here. not only did supa take photos to document the occasion, but she also helped me set things up. she's a sweetheart. anyway, the open house was a success, i think. a handful of folks came through, and i sold quite a few things. it's always good to have friends with money. heh. and, as dave predicted, the "more cowbell!" onesie was a sensation. the only downside is i have a shitload of beer left over! oh wait. that's not really a downside, is it?

last night i held court at the Rock-n-Shop at the black cat. it's their annual "rock-n-roll garage sale," and as i've never been, i wasn't quite sure what to expect. the "garage sale" part shoulda tipped me off. as my friend tim noted, the room was "thick with irony." heh. there were racks of thrift store clothes being sold by cute, tattooed hipster chicks, lots of black chunky eyewear, lots of records, lots of junk. i did meet a cool woman that was set up next to me who designs handbags, which turned out to be good for me, because she was insanely busy! plus, i definitely didn't want to just be surrounded by cheap crap, you know? it would make my stuff look bad! heh. well, i had nothing to worry about. 60 bugs was an unqualified success. the hipsters ate it up, and there were surprisingly a lot of babies to buy for! yay for babies! i did have the brilliant brainstorm to stencil DC flag onesies, and they were only 10 bucks, so they sold pretty well. the hipsters sure do love showing their DC pride.

long story short: 60 bugs has become one of the best things i have done for myself in a really long fucking time -- like, really long. i am drunk on the exchanging of merchandise for cash, and the generous accolades from friends and strangers, alike. it feels good.

4 Comments:

Blogger ALVenable said...

Congrats on the launch! I hope 2006 is a great year for 60 Bugs! :)

12:09 PM

 
Blogger Alex said...

It was great to see you, and congratumalations!

7:16 PM

 
Anonymous jess said...

Congratulations! The stuff is so great, you should branch out into toddler wear and beyond!

11:44 AM

 
Anonymous supa said...

just so you know, you've got fans across the country. Work it, hon.

Woo hoo!

11:01 PM

 

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