Monday, November 8, 2010

I've Got an Idea....

Those are 4 words that I have uttered more than a few times in my life. It all starts with a small little flicker of an inspiration. Maybe it's a way of doing something more productive, maybe an idea that no one in the universe has ever thought to do or maybe it's a new fashion movement that involves dried out fruit and some glitter. Yep, dried fruit + glitter = Fruitbling. Let me explain...
Rich comes home one day to our kitchen covered in freshly baked and dried out fruit slices. Lemons, limes, oranges all neatly laid out on wax paper on the counters. The smell of citrus and spray glue in the air and colorful glitter everywhere. "Rich, this is going to be big...FRUITBLING!" Dried fruit with glitter and a small crystal in the middle, made into jewelry!" He stares at me with that blank look that I have seen before and I say; "I don't care if you don't like it, I already made a website!" Fruitbling was short lived but for the record, I still think it could work!
There have been plenty more where that came from. I won't tell you all of them because, clearly; there is just not enough time but I must share a couple more.

BirthingPants! When I was prego with Jaxon, I wanted to invent a pair of pants to wear while giving birth. I went out and bought pairs of scrubs and Velcro and tried to make them utilizing a hot glue gun. After trying to come up with a pattern, I gave up. I wanted a pair of pants with some sort of trap door but I kept cutting a hole so big that....well, nevermind. Again, I got the blank stare.
After years of being married, my craziness had rubbed off on Rich. He came home and wanted to have the next big online craze. He came up with an idea for a new dating site concept. Singles would put a sticker on their car with an ID# and if someone liked the driver...they would go to the website and type in the ID to see that person's profile. We came up with the name stickerdate.com (Log On, Stick On, Groove On) :) Anyway, I got our idea on the early morning show in Chicago and they showed our website and Rich got to interview with them. About 2 weeks later flirtingintraffic.com came out. The same idea, same ID's everything. This guy had something that we didn't....money! That was the end of stickerdate.
So, I have come to terms with the fact that I am a serial idea-ist...not idealist...idea-ist. (See, I just invented a new word!)

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