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After a recent white elephant gift exchange, I (unfortunately) ended up with a box of Anne Geddes stationary.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love Anne Geddes about as much as I love the Dread Pirate Dale Chihuly. (That’s an art nerd joke.)

But rather than turn the stationary into scrap paper, I decided to have some fun. I took ten horrible quotes from ten terrible people in history, and then jotted one down onto each piece of paper. I then mailed it off to an old college friend (hence the “CCAD” at the bottom of each one) with no explanation inside. The only direction I included was: “Find a way to post this.”

Today, I received my ninth note from my good friend Michelle Ciappa.

So enjoy this ninth installment of what will (hopefully) be a ten-part series:

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: MICHELLE CIAPPA (10 of 10)

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: MICHELLE CIAPPA (10 of 10)

And then there was one,

-Shady

After a recent white elephant gift exchange, I (unfortunately) ended up with a box of Anne Geddes stationary.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love Anne Geddes about as much as I love the Dread Pirate Dale Chihuly. (That’s an art nerd joke.)

But rather than turn the stationary into scrap paper, I decided to have some fun. I took ten horrible quotes from ten terrible people in history, and then jotted one down onto each piece of paper. I then mailed it off to an old college friend (hence the “CCAD” at the bottom of each one) with no explanation inside. The only direction I included was: “Find a way to post this.”

Today, I received my eighth note from my good friend Marla Campbell.

So enjoy this eighth installment of what will (hopefully) be a ten-part series:

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: MARLA CAMPBELL (2 of 10)

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: MARLA CAMPBELL (2 of 10)

Man… that cigar takes the cake.

Two left,

-Shady

After a recent white elephant gift exchange, I (unfortunately) ended up with a box of Anne Geddes stationary.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love Anne Geddes about as much as I love the Dread Pirate Dale Chihuly. (That’s an art nerd joke.)

But rather than turn the stationary into scrap paper, I decided to have some fun. I took ten horrible quotes from ten terrible people in history, and then jotted one down onto each piece of paper. I then mailed it off to an old college friend (hence the “CCAD” at the bottom of each one) with no explanation inside. The only direction I included was: “Find a way to post this.”

Yesterday, I received my seventh note from my good friend Jeremy Scott.

So enjoy this seventh installment of what will (hopefully) be a ten-part series:

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: JEREMY SCOTT (4 of 10)

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: JEREMY SCOTT (4 of 10)

He even hung it over their holiday hours sign.

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: JEREMY SCOTT (4 of 10)

Three to go,

-Shady

After a recent white elephant gift exchange, I (unfortunately) ended up with a box of Anne Geddes stationary.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love Anne Geddes about as much as I love the Dread Pirate Dale Chihuly. (That’s an art nerd joke.)

But rather than turn the stationary into scrap paper, I decided to have some fun. I took ten horrible quotes from ten terrible people in history, and then jotted one down onto each piece of paper. I then mailed it off to an old college friend (hence the “CCAD” at the bottom of each one) with no explanation inside. The only direction I included was: “Find a way to post this.”

Today, I received my sixth note from my good friend Brett Beighley.

So enjoy this sixth installment of what will (hopefully) be a ten-part series:

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: BRETT BEIGHLEY (9 of 10)

ANNE GEDDES' WORDS OF INSPIRATION: BRETT BEIGHLEY (9 of 10)

Four to go,

-Shady

After a recent white elephant gift exchange, I (unfortunately) ended up with a box of Anne Geddes stationary.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love Anne Geddes about as much as I love the Dread Pirate Dale Chihuly. (That’s an art nerd joke.)

But rather than turn the stationary into scrap paper, I decided to have some fun. I took ten horrible quotes from ten terrible people in history, and then jotted one down onto each piece of paper. I then mailed it off to an old college friend (hence the “CCAD” at the bottom of each one) with no explanation inside. The only direction I included was: “Find a way to post this.”

Today, I received my fifth note from my good friend Jamie Bowers.

So enjoy this fifth installment of what will (hopefully) be a ten-part series:

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: JAMIE BOWERS (6 of 10)

ANNE GEDDES' WORDS OF INSPIRATION: JAMIE BOWERS (6 of 10)

Five to go,

-Shady

After a recent white elephant gift exchange, I (unfortunately) ended up with a box of Anne Geddes stationary.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love Anne Geddes about as much as I love the Dread Pirate Dale Chihuly. (That’s an art nerd joke.)

But rather than turn the stationary into scrap paper, I decided to have some fun. I took ten horrible quotes from ten terrible people in history, and then jotted one down onto each piece of paper. I then mailed it off to an old college friend (hence the “CCAD” at the bottom of each one) with no explanation inside. The only direction I included was: “Find a way to post this.”

Yesterday, I received my fourth note from my good friend Jason Latta.

So enjoy this fourth installment of what will (hopefully) be a ten-part series:

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: JASON LATTA (3 of 10)

ANNE GEDDES' WORDS OF INSPIRATION: JASON LATTA (3 of 10)

Six to go,

-Shady

After a recent white elephant gift exchange, I (unfortunately) ended up with a box of Anne Geddes stationary.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love Anne Geddes about as much as I love the Dread Pirate Dale Chihuly. (That’s an art nerd joke.)

But rather than turn the stationary into scrap paper, I decided to have some fun. I took ten horrible quotes from ten terrible people in history, and then jotted one down onto each piece of paper. I then mailed it off to an old college friend (hence the “CCAD” at the bottom of each one) with no explanation inside. The only direction I included was: “Find a way to post this.”

Yesterday, I received my third note from my good friend Brandon Doherty.

So enjoy this third installment of what will (hopefully) be a ten-part series:

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: BRANDON DOHERTY (7 of 10)

ANNE GEDDES' WORDS OF INSPIRATION: BRANDON DOHERTY (7 of 10)

Seven to go,

-Shady

PS: My friends are really stepping it up for extra credit! Brandon went so far as to creatively edit his letter, and then post it on a pole in Chicago for all to enjoy!

High-five, Doherty!

After a recent white elephant gift exchange, I (unfortunately) ended up with a box of Anne Geddes stationary.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love Anne Geddes about as much as I love the Dread Pirate Dale Chihuly. (That’s an art nerd joke.)

But rather than turn the stationary into scrap paper, I decided to have some fun. I took ten horrible quotes from ten terrible people in history, and then jotted one down onto each piece of paper. I then mailed it off to an old college friend (hence the “CCAD” at the bottom of each one) with no explanation inside. The only direction I included was: “Find a way to post this.”

This evening, I received my second note from my good friend Matt Averhoff.

So enjoy this second installment of what will (hopefully) be a ten-part series:

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: MATT AVERHOFF (5 of 10)

ANNE GEDDES' WORDS OF INSPIRATION: MATT AVERHOFF (5 of 10)

Eight to go,

-Shady

PS: Averhoff gets extra credit for hanging his note with his Christmas cards.

Joseph Stalin + Christmas Cards = Beautiful

After a recent white elephant gift exchange, I (unfortunately) ended up with a box of Anne Geddes stationary.

Now, if you know me, you know that I love Anne Geddes about as much as I love the Dread Pirate Dale Chihuly. (That’s an art nerd joke.)

But rather than turn the stationary into scrap paper, I decided to have some fun. I took ten horrible quotes from ten terrible people in history, and then jotted one down onto each piece of paper. I then mailed it off to an old college friend (hence the “CCAD” at the bottom of each one) with no explanation inside. The only direction I included was: “Find a way to post this.”

This morning, I received my first one from my good friend Erik Rose.

So enjoy this first installment of what will (hopefully) be a ten-part series:

ANNE GEDDES’ WORDS OF INSPIRATION: ERIK ROSE (8 of 10)

ANNE GEDDES' WORDS OF INSPIRATION: ERIK ROSE (8 of 10)

Nine to go,

-Shady

Old Poop!