Gloom, Despair and Hilarity on me.

January 24, 2010

Journal, School

Perhaps you’re familiar with the Successories posters? They consist of a large, soul-uplifting photo with a tasteful, life-inspiring quote underneath. Also, If you know us, you know that we’re rather cynical people, so – ‘bleh’ to the posters.

Now, Despair posters! That’s another story! I strongly urge you to visit their website!

I bought a Despair poster for Lloyd for Christmas, and on Saturday we went to the thrift stores to find a frame for it. Turns out, we found an actual framed Successories poster, complete with a label on the back that confidently assured the owner of this poster that prosperity and happiness will come their way, and that this frame is the most victorius frame for the poster within. I’d like to thank the previous owner of the frame for donating it to Goodwill, but they scribbled their name out with permanent marker. (They were probably too famous and successful and didn’t want the paparrazi hounding them.)

I feel so calm and reassured, and ready to take on the world!  Thanks, back of the frame, you CAN tell me how to live my life!

I put the new poster in the frame, and it’s good to go. Lloyd’s wondering where the best place at school would be for the new poster. Any suggestions?

Consistency - It's only a virtue if you're not a screwup.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Gloom, Despair and Hilarity on me.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Above the urinals in the boys bathroom?


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Here’s one for Lauren: BURNOUT: Attitudes are contagious. Mine might kill you.

    My personal favorite: WINNERS: Because nothing says “you’re a loser” more than owning a motivational poster about being a winner.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now.


  4. Karla Said on:

    I LOVE DESPAIR.COM! This year for Christmas all the adults got a mug from there. It was great fun to watch them open their gifts and laugh at how fitting each one was for the recipient. 😉 The calendars are great to -- you can personalize dates!

    Before I had kids, I used to save on of the lithographs and put it as the wallpaper on my computer. When I was on maternity leave for Anna, it was “Worth -- Just because you are necessary doesn’t mean you’re important.” So true.


  5. Karla Said on:

    Oh, and don’t forget to check out the despairwear! 🙂 It’s good stuff.


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