Saturday, January 22, 2011

Plinky Question of the Day


The Plinky Question of the Day is a weekly feature I added to the blog to get to know you guys better and vice versa.  Sometimes the questions will deal with books or reading but, most of the time they won’t.  Because, let’s face it, there’s more to us than what we read.

Have you ever thought about starting your own business?

Gosh, who hasn’t?  I love the idea of ‘my own’ but, I’m not really a fan of ‘going it alone’.  I would most likely team up with my sister and start a joint business.  We’ve always talked about opening up a bake shop / bookstore.  To kick it up a notch I’d convert the second story into an old school jazz lounge.  I can almost picture it.



Plus a little of this…


And a whole lot of that…


A girl can dream can’t she?  Now if only I could win the lotto to put this plan into action.  Ya’ll would come right?

How about you guys?  Ever thought of starting your own business?  What type of business would you run?


  1. Lovely plan - I would definitely visit!

    I've dreamed of opening a bakery or bookstore as well, but I know I'm not organized enough to own my own business. And instead of owning a bookstore, I became a librarian! Much simpler.

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  2. Hi Karen! LOL...I'd say that's a pretty good alternative to owning a bookstore.

    Thanks for stopping by and participating. =)

  3. I love the idea of a bookstore/bake shop/jazz lounge! I've had two ideas...

    One is a used book store! I love the one in my town here and I like the idea of seeing tons of books come in and be able to read all day long! Oh that would be wonderful.

    The other is when my sister-in-law we were talking about opening a bed and breakfast where we have horse stables. So people with horses could board their horses and I'd take care of that part of it, including trail rides and such and then she would be the cook and make all the meals! I think that would be a blast.

  4. For almost 10 years, while I was in jr high and high school, my dad owned a Children's Book Store. When he opened it, I just assumed that one day I'd take it over. I was young and didn't really have an idea of what I wanted to do and looking back now, that was kind of a silly plan. I mean, after business school, my dad wouldn't have just said "here you go Julie, it's all yours". But I still hadn't thought of that and focused on business classes in high school. I graduated with 35% of my diploma in business credits! Then suddenly I decided to go into cosmetics. When I told people that's what I had decided on they were all "Well duh. Of course that's what you're going to do". Nice to know that everyone else knew what career path I should take before me. lol I went to school for that, got my degree and soon became the cosmetic manager in a drug store. That was sort of like running your own business. But with retail the way it was (and still is), work wasn't fun anymore. I left and went to work for Clinique and not as a manager. It made no difference. Selling makeup lost its fun. And it's almost impossible to make enough money for rent doing just makeup (and not selling it). So I eventually left retail makeup and now I run my own daycare. It's a lot more fun than serving crazy cosmetic customers who really have no clue what they want. lol

  5. @Deanna - Love the used bookstore but, I love the B&B idea a little more. I think the addition of the stalls just makes it that much cooler. I would definitely visit.

    @Julie - Thank you for sharing Julie. Although makeup is cool (I had a bit of an obsession with it) I can see where dealing with crazy customers can suck the fun out of working retail makeup. I think it's awesome that you've found somethig that you enjoy doing again. I've said it before but, I'll say it again. It takes a very special person to work with little ones. =)

  6. Working for yourself is a lot of hard work, I'll tell ya!

  7. Hi Fiction Vixen! That's what I hear. I don't think I'd be able to handle it all on my own.

    Thanks for stoppin' by!