I’ve spent a lot of time searching for the perfect business card. Hence the quote from American Psycho. Yes, I know it’s a really weird movie, but hey, I like it. The scene is a bunch of yuppies sitting around showing each other their business cards. The MC (Patrick Bateman) is looking at his chief rival’s business card and thinks:
Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark!
Yeah, so he kills that guy later. Do I want my fellow authors to dream about killing me because I got the greatest business card for Nationals ever? Um, no. That would suck. A lot. I just want something that reflects me. The problem with that, is well, ME.
I’ve had my sister look at the options I’m considering. She said they’re dark. *thinks* *looks at her blog background* Hmmm, yup, I’m kind of dark. Black is very slimming! I can’t help it if I think it’s a great color (or lack of all color, or combination of all colors for you physics phreaks bwahaha). Right now I have two main contenders in the business card “games”. Still not sure which one I’m going with yet but I need to get on that so they’re ready for July.
In other news, I brought my mom for her pedicure this weekend. She’s not a lady who pampers herself. In fact, she’s only been to the hair salon twice in her life. She was a stylist back in the day so she cuts. Her. Own. Hair. The bad part about this is she’s had the same hairstyle since I was three years old.
So when she thanked me for the pedicure and said she was going to keep her toes in good shape, you could’ve knocked me over with a feather. My mother? My mother? I was shocked. She even said it was her Mother’s Day gift from me, she enjoyed it that much. I felt…both vendicated and elated.
It turned out to be a wonderful Saturday for both of us. We shopped together, had lunch…it was great. I haven’t had that much fun at the store in a while. Now, we just have to get her to the hair salon and get her a new style for the wedding.
With the beautification processes coming up for my brother’s wedding and the business card decision to make, I feel like I’m reinventing myself. I don’t mind change. In fact, I seek it out. My hair gets a style change every two years, while the colors vary every two-three months. My dress style fluctuates a good bit as well. I’m constantly changing and I love it.
How about you? Do you hold onto styles until people bully you into changing something? If you’re going to Nationals, have you ordered your business cards?