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Etsy employees in the forums

Dec 23, 2009

by Rokali

This is test of the admin broadcast system.

Our company is part of this community. As a start, I want every Etsy employee to post a short sentence in this thread, saying something witty, funny, sad or inspiring.

Everyone out there will be able to see who's here.

This is just a start, we're going to redo the about page to show what people are working on, too. This is just to get people in here, some for the first time.

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I came to Etsy to change the world. Let's do this!

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“If you think you're too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” ~Betty Reese

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Yeah, what Kastner said!

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Power to the Makers of Beauty!

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Oh, the pressure! I can't think of anything brilliant right now!

(and welcome back Rob/Rokali!)

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When it's warmer inside the data center than outside you know it is winter….mcr powering the handmade from the DC!

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A man, a plan, a canal, panama.

I know it isn't a sentence, but just read it a few times, okay? 😛

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"It ain't whatcha write, it's the way atcha write it." – Jack Kerouac

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It's a beautiful day….Don't let it get away!

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marking…

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Lawyers are people too. I love candy and I love Etsy. I love Etsy more.

🙂

~ Sarah

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All you need is love, an accordion and some really delicious soup.

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Using ideas as my maps

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"Architects know that some kinds of design problems are more personal than others. One of the cleanest, most abstract design problems is designing bridges. There your job is largely a matter of spanning a given distance with the least material. The other end of the spectrum is designing chairs. Chair designers have to spend their time thinking about human butts." – Paul Graham

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Michelangelo: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

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Don't go chasing waterfalls

-Wil

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First!

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Altoids, anyone?

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In before Busey.

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"Admin" should be capitalized.

-Michelle

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^^V

-Jen

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A horse walks into a bar. Bartender says, "Why the long face?"

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Yo!

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I'm fond of Eleanor Roosevelt's advice to "Do one thing every day that scares you."

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Who can guess all the different languages of this Merry Christmas greeting?

Gesëende KersfeesFeliz NavidadKung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen TanZalig KerstfeastMerry KeshmishPozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim GodomSrozhdestvom Kristovym

Whatever language you speak (or holiday you celebrate) here's wishing you all the best this holiday season!!

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"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities." ~Aldous Huxley

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Etsy database player here, and I bring the cheesiest of all SQL jokes:

A SQL query walks into a bar and sees two tables. He walks up to them and says 'Can I join you?'

Hey, it is early out here on the West Coast 🙂

CB

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wha whaaa whaa whaa whaa whaaa!-Mrs. Donovan &-Miss Othmar

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Hi, old friends.

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"That rug really tied the room together."–The Dude

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"Human history can be viewed as a slowly dawning awareness that we are members of a larger group."

(Carl Sagan)

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Hallo zusammen!

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You are what you do/make.

Greetings to all from New Mexico.

e

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When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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"Yo Quiero Taco Bell"

-Gidget

🙂

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Is this thing on?

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More drums from Pete and Claire. Full kit and moby dick at lunch – every day, please.

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"All art is a kind of exploring … To discover and reveal is the way every artist sets about his business." -Robert Flaherty

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Merry Christmas 🙂

Ian

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Hi, new friends.

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hello world! how is it out there?

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O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such people in't!

– Miranda in Shakespeare's The Tempest

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Dearest Etsy,

Kind thanks for your generous awesomeness!

Yours,

PeteCorrie

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We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. And we honor those ideals by upholding them not when it's easy, but when it is hard.

BARACK H. OBAMA, Nobel Lecture, Dec. 10, 2009

..oh..and Happy Holidays everyone!

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Lately I've been really into ice sculptures like this one:http://www.icesculpture.co.uk/static_images/Ice-Sculptures-20.JPG

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Keep it weird, Etsy!

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"I feel enormous amounts of pressure to get this right. I wanna win that car!" — Christopher Walken, a.k.a. census-respondent

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You must be the change you wish to see. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Warmest wishes for this creative family we call Etsy. -Christina

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"Someday I'm going to write my OWN philosophy book"-Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes, not of cannonical philosophy)

http://progressiveboink.com/jon/images/calvinhobbes/jon1.GIF

It's good to see you all in the Forums, friends! Yay, world domination!

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Ooo, missbatch, pull'n out the Ghandi, nice!

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You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.- Mitch Hedberg

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hello world

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It's like four hundred years have gone by. I love you guys!

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Jared!

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“Porkchops and bacon, my two favorite animals.”

thank you Homer for those words of wisdom.

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Jared!

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Right @Okaysee, some wonderful, magical animal!

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lols Simpsons golden years humor!

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There, but for the grace of God, go I…

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"…art, in any form, is and has been and will always be our universal language and we should do everything we can, everything we can, to protect its survival."

– Penelope Cruz in her 2009 Oscar acceptance speech

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"Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not."

– Robert Kennedy (inspired from a line in a George Bernard Shaw play)

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"I'm a mog. Half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend."

– John Candy as "Barf"

(Sad or inspiring, you be the judge!)

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In appreciation of Etsy's authenticity:

"Look… me and the McDonald's people got this little misunderstanding. See, they're McDonald's… I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds."

from: "Coming to America"

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I think that Etsy needs an anthem and it should be "She's Crafty."

http://www.last.fm/music/Beastie+Boys/_/She's+Crafty

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In high school I was voted most likely to succeed. In what was never defined.

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My 3rd day here, having a blast!

<~~ My mugshot was taken in front of a giant bamboo tree in Thailand.

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Hej från Sverige

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Always late…

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I was told there would be more math involved…

pause…

*ten second dance break*

I'm back!

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"I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth." — William Faulkner

I love you, Etsy, always, forever.

The weirder it gets, the better it is!

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"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.":D

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Club sandwiches, not seals

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PS – happy birthday mom!

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Es ist kein Baum, der nicht zuvor ein Sträuchlein gewesen.

See you in Berlin!

xo, m

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"You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans." -Tom Robbins

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Hello friends! Happy Holidays!

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"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."— E.B. White

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"All glory comes from daring to begin." Eugene F. Ware

What are you waiting for?

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Tom Robbins, yes!

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If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

– Alice in Wonderland

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"We are all made of star matter."

Sun Kyu Kim, my old physics professor on the implications of the Big Bang.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/images/content/137159main_FirstStars_top_pannel_lg.jpg

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Also, I'm pretty sure I can speak for all Admin, when I say, in Muka's words…

Gesëende KersfeesFeliz NavidadKung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen TanZalig KerstfeastMerry KeshmishPozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim GodomSrozhdestvom Kristovym

Love,All of us.

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oh hi! hmmm…

"Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20 – 20 hindsight. It's good for seeing where you've been. It's good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can't tell you where you ought to go."

-Robert Pirsig

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Not so good with quotes, so how about another original:

If you want your dreams to come true, first you must wake up!

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"MOAR REQUESTS!"

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There are only three types of people in the world: those who count and those who do not count.

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The older you get, the more rules they are going to try and get you to follow. You just gotta keep on livin', man. L-I-V-I-N.

– Wooderson

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"You think you're safe, but it's thinking you're invisible because you closed your eyes."- Amy Hempel

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Put the art before the seahorse

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Hi, everybody

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"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads…"

– Dr. Emmett Brown

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I believe in homemade pie for breakfast.

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"If you're hungry, eat your elbow."- My grandfather

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Hi, there. I'm on my way I'm making it. HUH!

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Hello and many warm wishes from Dumbo.

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My first memory of handmade was accidentally setting a teakettle on fire when I was six – it turned out to be quite a beautiful, grotesque sculpture that I still have to this day. …I guess you could qualify that as upcycling?

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I'm the operator with my pocket calculator.

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Continuing the quote trend, and brashly ignoring Rob's dictate to be brief….

"I understand [hope] above all as a state of mind, not a state of the world… Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously headed for early success, but, rather, an ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed… Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."- Vaclav Havel

"There is a sense in which every time you choose to do something new you are going to be reborn. And if you do this well, each time up, every time you do a new story, and even if it's just going down to do the parade, or talk to the mayor, or whatever… each time up, small or large, is a little challenge. And it asks you to look and listen very, very closely, and find the thing that you pick out, that you notice, that bounces out of the situation and hits your heart or your head or makes you angry or makes you sad or makes you suspicious, and everything then becomes very personal. And if you do this well, even if you are working in an organization which doesn't want you to be personal, and wants you sounds like "the others," the secret thing you do is you sound "sort of" like the others, but you put in a little bit of your heart somewhere in there. Just a little. And if it's there, it's like a marker. It's the IOU to your soul. And sometimes they let you sing loudly, and sometimes you have to sing soft. But you keep singing, you never, ever stop."- Robert Krulwich

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The remix is so bright, you gotta wear shades.

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the 16-bit portrait of me agrees with this post

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all up with the admins