September 15, 2014
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Running for student council vice president of my Freshman class was so stressful! Our platform was twofold:

1) Instruct — and therefore unify — our class via a comprehensive Class Cheer: "Nine-tee! Nine-tee! Ninetyninetyninety nine-tee!!! YAYYYY!!"

2) Oh, I guess it was only a onefold platform...

NEEDLESS TO SAY, votes were cast, and I won. It was a real nail-biter.

SPEAKING OF VOTING, you can finally start voting for Zeichen Press here!

And you can (and should!!) vote 6x per day! SIX TIMES. PER DAY.

 

 

September 10, 2014
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Yikes! That sounds scary!

Lungs are not supposed to collapse, but that's what makes life so exciting! Sunday mornings could be all jejune French toast and bacon, OR they could be all ambulance and emergency surgery.

(I was just as stoic as the woman in the above illustration while they performed my surgery. Eyes wide open, no tears.)

Life is so full of twists and turns!

There is nothing like having your very own chest tube — my aunt said it was my friend. And indeed it was! My little friend with a one-way valve who caused me nothing but suffering. After just two days, the doctor pulled my friend out of my chest — and again, like the woman in the illustration: I was stoic, with eyes wide open and no tears.

I'll write a card about this as soon as my painkillers wear off.

September 6, 2014
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Portobello Road and Rags -> 4 Dock Street Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA

ANOTHER profile in that special series dedicated to bringing our readers biased reviews of shops that carry our goods.

Great. Now I HAVE to go to Martha's Vineyard.

But I'll do it for you, reader, because I'm a giver. A GIVER.

Will residents of Martha's Vineyard embrace Zeichen Press cards? Will they clutch them to their breast while weeping tears of joy and relief?? WILL THEY??

Oh, Carly Simon! Let us both wear our overalls, place one of our feet delicately upon a fieldstone wall, and laugh and laugh while we read Zeichen Press cards that we (you) bought from Portobello Road!

Yes, LET'S.

 

September 1, 2014
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Zeichen Press is a finalist for Martha Stewart's American Made contest. 

YOU HEARD ME.

The Grand Prize is $10,000 and Martha legally adopting the winner. Alexis is so tired of being an only child. Remember when I told you to SHARE the American Made Zeichen Press page on Facebook and twitter??

WHY?

BECAUSE I'M ACTIVATING MY SOCIAL NETWORK TO EARN A FINALIST SPOT!

Help!

And don't worry, I'll be harassing you on Sept 15th to vote for us...

Here's the script they gave me: The judges have named me a 2014 @AmericanMadeMSL Awards finalist. Support & share my work to get involved! #celebratethemaker

 

August 27, 2014
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We make things!

We live in America! 

"American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life."

A WAY OF LIFE.

BAM.

In order for Martha to notice Zeichen Press (umm, she should really just ask Alexis about us) YOU need to SHARE our American Made nomination page with all of your Facebook friends and twitter followers:

• Step one: Click this link.

• Step two: Scroll down a teensy bit on that page.

• Step three: Click button that looks like this:

(WARNING: The above image IS NOT AN ACTUAL BUTTON, MOM)

• Step four: Follow instructions.

PS: I love you.

PPS: Deadline is Friday! NO BIG DEAL.
August 26, 2014
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Merry Jenmas, everyone!

MY dog must have been confused, she left birthday presents for Jen on my living room floor last night? Oh, Millie...

Thomas Edison's quote is so true: Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent spray bleach.

 

 

August 23, 2014
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I had a pretty big realization when I was 23. This revelation came as I was drifting off to sleep and caused me to sit straight up in bed.

CRUELLA DE VIL = CRUEL DEVIL!!!

How could I have been so blind for so long?!

No matter. Here's a card.

August 14, 2014
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You know what I'm talking about??

Read the card out loud for full effect.

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