Dear Blog Readers,
We have become the kind of blogger we never wanted to be — the kind who has a "read our blog" button on our website but the newest post is months old. We blame Facebook for this — it's so much easier to write something there and we seem to have more followers there than we did here on the blog. Still, we can't quite bring ourselves to give it up altogether yet — so instead, we're posting this little note to explain our lack of current entries. Please do check out our facebook page, we think it's fun, if not quite as long form.
sincerely, the Joie de Blogger.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dangerous Cupcakes?

Don't tell anyone please - I want to stay in business - but I broke the law today.  And I did it deliberately.  My illegal action involved a cupcake pillow - perhaps you can guess what it was.  That's right - I removed the large, ugly tag that said:  Under Penalty of Law, This Tag is Not to be Removed Except by the Consumer.  I find this type of tag completely baffling.  There are no special life saving instructions printed on this tag - only a statement that the materials used in making "the article" are in accordance with law.  ?  I think the materials in pretty much everything we sell from postcards and wind up toys to jewelry are "in accordance with law" and none of those items come with large threatening labels.  If anyone can enlighten me, I'd be happy to learn the reason why cupcake pillows merit this tag . . . . .

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