February 18, 2011

An Etsy Love Story: Rocks and Salt

It's fitting as we bring Valentines Week to a close (yes- I said Valentine's WEEK. Didn't you get the memo from Hallmark?) that we spotlight the{NewNew} version of Sonny and Cher, Ricky and Lucy Rhett and Scarlet Edward and Bella (except without the sparkles and he had his fangs filed down about three months ago following a botched root canal)...PHIL and SARA from ROCKS AND SALT. Hold onto your hats people as we examine the kismet that caused them to kiss and meet.
Phil was born in the Appalachian mountains and shared a room, a mattress, and one pair of socks with five brothers. Sara began her life as a dolphin. One day the dolphin swam to shore and a little girl climbed out.

Phil was home schooled and became one of the first people to successfully enter the Parallel Universe and return unscathed. Sara is well known for her attempt to break the world record for typing out the letter P on a keyboard. After 5,238,685 strokes she collapsed, muttering "I have to pee" and retired to the bathroom where she lived for two years before emerging as a brunette with a fear of typewriters.Sara has one mean bone in her body. It is her left femur.

Phil's drink: Jack, straight. His song: Thunder Road. But when none of his guy friends are around, it's actually Total Eclipse of the Heart. He likes to sing the high part. Phil tickles easily, and often has an uncontrollable urge to eat fried pork rinds.
The two met one night after Phil got off from work at Subway, where he had recently won the "Most Improved Employee" award for his stellar sandwich building skills. Sara had been traveling with a roving band of cotton candy vendors. It was a cold, dark night and neither of them had a hat.

The rest is history. Sara spoke to him of her love of bird watching and he showed her his hand towel collection. Now they live together with two rare pygmy goats and make hats. Which is not as easy to do since Phil only has three fingers left; the others were eaten by a zombie dog.

So put something wonderful onto your head! Stop by RocksandSalt and get a hat: before there is an act of God and it warms up or something.Lennymud

12 comments:

Sara said...

You really did your researc;, I can't believe that the cotton candy boys gave me up, I thought we had a pact!

La Alicia said...

awesome post!!

Lorrie Veasey said...

I would like to thank my fact checker: Ima Lyer, who helped keep everything in this post faxual.

Jill said...

So adorable! Keep em coming:)

Marilyn said...

When does the movie come out? :)

LOLAFALK said...

This answers so many questions I've had about Phil and Sara since I met them...it all makes sense now ;).

Great post Lorrie! I love a good love story :).

KimmChi Silkscreened Apparel said...

i should never read Lorrie's posts on a Friday night, I was sitting at my computer going "No Way!" I heart Rocks and Salt, their hats, their skirts and them

PurtyBird said...

BRAVO!

Metalicious said...

you had me at left femur. i love Rocks and Salt!

Virginia Kraljevic said...

HahaHAHaHAhaHA Now that's a love story. I knew there was something extra special about those two. Plus they make the best hats ever. :)

Lu said...

Well, this explains why I noticed what looks like the remains of a dorsal fin on Sara and heard her make high-pitched squeaks when she thought she was alone.

Great post about two of the finer people in the world.

KNIT KNIT said...

But wait, you forgot about the night they had one too many margaritas and made 500 hats and called themselves Rocks & Salt from then on.