The Snarky Card Chick Breaks Her Leg

Two months ago I broke my leg drunk biking. The first month or so I spent in a medicated fog. But the last couple of weeks, I’ve cut way back on the Oxycodone. And I’ve gotten restless. I can’t put any pressure on my leg until January, because my bone is healing. But that means that I’m awake, and kinda trapped in my house.

I’m not good at lazing around. If I was, I probably wouldn’t have been able to live off on the money I make from Snarky Cards for the last year. Before I broke my leg I’d spend 80-90 hours a week making or selling Snarky Cards. This is not as horrible as it sounds. I make the cards in my living room, usually stoned, while watching television. I usually get about 40 hours of t.v. in a week. I paint a lot of cards. And I sell my cards at bars, which means I get to drink while I’m selling. More often than not, for free. So, I’m really driven. But I’m really driven to do my really fun job.

The last couple of days I’ve been obsessing over my holiday line, and pushing myself to make more of them. It’s hard for me to paint, because I have to elevate my leg every hour or it starts to feel broken again. So, it’s taken me a long time, but I’ve knocked out about 100 so far. Here’s a preview!

Dear_______________________________

Over the last several months, rather than saving my extra money for plane fare home, I have squandered all of it on beer. Unfortunately this means I won’t be coming home for the holidays.

I love and miss you all very much, I just love beer more.

Merry Christmas!

Love,___________________________________

Whaddya think?

3 thoughts on “The Snarky Card Chick Breaks Her Leg

  • December 9, 2008 at 9:34 pm
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    Dudette! That is why I haven’t seen you around! Where can I get my hands on your Christmas cards? They are so rad! This one is great and I’d love to see more. I wish you a speedy recover. Keep on!

  • December 12, 2008 at 9:35 pm
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    Becca-

    Yup! I’ve been laid up since September. But you can get my new cards, and my Christmas Cards at:

    Rock ‘n Rose
    Grendle’s
    Sweetness Cafe
    Moto-Kitty
    Space Monkey Coffee Shop

    In fact, I went to Moto-Kitty today to drop off my latest and greatest cards and they’re having a party tomorrow! It’s 15% off of most of the store -local art from local artists t-shirts, jewelry, belts and other rad stuff. You’d totally dig it.

    And of course: Space Monkey has great coffee, Sweetness has amazing pastries, and Grendel’s makes a delicious sandwich. Rock ‘n’ Rose offers sexy old vintage -and new- clothes/accessories for boys and girls, and those who like to slide between.

    If you’d like me to make an appearance at a bar or a party, I can do that!

    But I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to get out before January. My leg still hurts. I can walk on it now with a crutch, but I’m slow, I tired easy, and it doesn’t take more than an hour before I’m gasping in pain.

    I put myself through three hours of walking a day. So meetin you and your friends for a Snarky Card Fest is totally within the realm of possibility. Walking on it get’s it stronger faster.

    But I’m not going to be wandering from bar to bar for a while yet.

    Thanks for tracking down my website and asking for my cards! It means a lot to me that I’m missed!


    Kisses!
    Alisa Starr
    “The Snarky Card Chick”

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