Today is overcast and dreary but I found a little something that brightened my day. After my regular Monday morning coffee at Goodbye Blue Monday (this morning fellow writer Joy Riggs was there - check out her recent story in the Star Tribune on our lovely little town of Northfield - and we're usually joined by writer Christine Bernier Lienke as well) I headed over to one of the shops - Rooms by Tagg 2 just to take a peek.
Rooms by Tagg 2 has tons of cute & clever home decor items like books, frames, mini-frying pans (perfect for one fried egg - I bought one. It's turquoise in keeping with my favorite color theme) kitchen gadgets and more.
I found one thing that I just had to have that really brightened my day - in more ways than one. It's a box of matches with great bike artwork on it. I love the vintage looking bike artwork and also the quote on the side which I thought was perfect for this dreary day - "Keep Calm and Peddle On" - Yep, what a great quote for a bicyclist, a simple reminder to keep pedaling through life no matter what comes your way.
There are actually six different bikes on the box of matches not three like I initially thought, I noticed. Cool. And then there was that wonderful quote - "Keep Calm and Peddle On"
Okay I will admit to making spelling mistakes, many of them, but you'd think that a company would catch that "peddle" and "pedal" have different meanings and, one would hope, would put the correct word on a product that they plan to sell.
Well, I suppose it does make sense that one could keep calm while they "travel about with wares for sale" (according to Merriam-Webster) and maybe even do this while pedaling a bicycle but I do think the company meant to stamp "Keep Calm and Pedal On" on the side of their cute little bicycling matchbox. Don't you think?
Yeah. I think so. Nonetheless, I like my little bicycling artwork matchbox and I will remember to keep calm whether peddling or pedaling my way through life. I'm hope to spend more time pedaling than peddling, though.
(Here's hoping I didn't make any spelling errors in this blog post - though a blog post about a spelling error filled with spelling errors would indeed be funny)