April 14, 2023
My favorite thing about designing products for Boredwalk is making stuff that makes strangers laugh. I love both the delight we can bring to our customers and the amusement you all get to spread, whether you're gifting a friend one of our products or wearing your favorite Boredwalk shirts and getting laughs from strangers passing you on the street.
April 12, 2023
When checking out today's frivolous occasions on the calendar things started off promising; Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (yes please), Drop Everything and Read Day (D.E.A.R. Day) — don't have to ask me twice. But I also noticed the day trying to honor both licorice and marizpan, two confections conceived of in Hell that I wouldn't consume if they were the last treats on Earth.
April 10, 2023
The world is a mostly terrible place, but at least we get animal cuddles as a small consolation. Regular readers know we recently had to say goodbye to our beloved cat, and ever since we've both missed him and the company of animals in general. While I'm not ready to take on caring for another fuzzy critter full time just yet, I have been fiending for some critter cuddles.
April 07, 2023
Last month I went to a conference for professional e-commerce operators. The event was 90% male attendees, which is unsurprising; most e-commerce founders are men.
April 05, 2023
Happy National Self-Care Day! Why the powers that be who govern placement of nonsense occasions elected to place Self-Care Day in the middle of the work week is beyond me, but the good news is that it intersects with other occasions that could plausibly entail self-care.
April 03, 2023
Kind of an odd choice for a day about inspiring joy to land on a Monday, but I'll bite. I have always found joy to be one of the most elusive human experiences, but increasingly I find myself looking not necessarily for something as ambitious as joy, but more of a reprieve from my depression.
March 31, 2023
It's a perfect day to feel like a kid again, but without the hassle of limited personal autonomy, what a treat!
March 29, 2023
If you were considering setting sail today, be on the lookout for deep sea temptresses trying to lure you to a watery doom with a haunting song.
March 27, 2023
There's something nice about putting down our phones and doing things with old fashioned paper and writing implements. In fact, one of the most popular practices with artists is writing "morning pages," which means grabbing a notebook and pen or pencil in the morning and just writing for a set amount of time or pages.
March 24, 2023
If you're a regular reader of our newsletter, you probably saw my mention earlier this week about the declining health of our ancient familiar Oliver. He actually passed away Tuesday night after I composed that email and we have been in mourning mode ever since.
March 22, 2023
How serendipitous that our silly email landed in your inbox on a day that invites you to play around! If you haven't treated yourself to our dystopia themed adult activity book or brand new Delve Deck, they're the perfect accessories for goofing off.
March 20, 2023
Happy...National Proposal Day? Oof. Way to phone it in, March 20th.
Actually, I take that back; today is also National Ravioli Day and International Happiness Day. So here's a proposal for you: save the money you were gonna spend on that glittery overpriced rock, spend it on some ravioli, and bask in the happiness conferred by a belly full of cheese-filled pasta. BOOM. DONE. Pathetic occasion crisis averted.