Becoming a Minimalist Spoof

by Katy on January 27, 2011 · 25 comments

Thank you very much to Naomi Seldin, who posted this on Simpler Living. The “Moving to the Pacific Northwest” part made me laugh. Hard.

Must go. Must write eBooks to sell to my audience. 😉

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

@cpepe January 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

I’ve got the phone, laptop, and moved to the PNW. I kept the wife and 10,000 things but I’m well on my way.


Carla January 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

Thanks for the laugh, Naomi and Katy! It looks like a minimalized cartoon, too.


Rebecca January 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

OMG too funny!


Tammy January 27, 2011 at 11:19 am



Annie Jones January 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Funny stuff! Loved it when she kept asking, “Why?”


fairy dust January 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm

ROFL!!! Thanks for the laughs!


lynda January 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm

so thankful i was not drinking when i watched that or i would be cleaning the keyboard. oh dear. the bit about not counting accessories…!


Kimberly January 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm

SO funny! I especially love the parts where he ignores her “why” questions and continues his list 🙂


Katy January 28, 2011 at 11:23 am

I liked that bit too!



Anne Marie @ Married to the Empire January 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

That absolutely cracked me up!


Jinger January 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Hilarious…I sent it to my son and his wife who ride bikes and she wants to move to the Pacific Northwest.


Anne January 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm



Tony Wolk January 27, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I too have 10,000 things including the Burton translation of A THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT (17 vols). So each night that Shahrazad reads me a story I will give her 1o things (no, hugs and kisses don’t count). On the 1000th night, I will give her my 17 volumes telling her the story that she had just been telling me. On the 1001th night I will give her the only thing remaining, which is myself, the Sultan Anthony of the Pacific Northwest. (I will be cheating on one item, my bicycle–please don’t tell.)


Mamie January 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY HILARIOUS!!! Mys husband and I both about choked to death laughing… and then we went into our garage filled with 10,000 things and died.

Love, love, love it and am going to re-post with abandon!


Kathy M January 28, 2011 at 6:44 am



Dmarie January 28, 2011 at 7:21 am

hysterical! thanks for sharing


Maryanne Sivers January 28, 2011 at 8:38 am

SNORT! Still giggling….


Tracy Balazy January 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

That is HILARIOUS, Katy!!!!!!! (“Unless it is a MacBook Pro …) hahahahaha


Heather January 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Too funny. Love the Apple products and blog.


damaris January 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

“don”t be fooled by the cuteness!”


Jennifer January 29, 2011 at 10:45 am

I love this. I really think I need to head to Starbucks for lunch and then I might go to the Apple store. Honestly though, I don’t know what I’m going to do when my 5 year old iPod finally quits working.


Katy January 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Okay, my family has more than their fair share of MacIntosh products, but we hardly ever go to Starbucks. And for the record, I am FROM the Pacific Northwest. Back when it was all aging hippies and murderous lumberjacks. 😉


P.S. That last line is shamelessly stolen from the comedian Matt Braunger, who I used to babysit for.


Cyndel January 31, 2011 at 8:20 am

This was so funny! It’s especially funny to me because I lost my job a week ago and when someone asked me what type of jobs I’m looking for, I actually said “I guess marketing jobs. I really just want to write for my blog though.”



Ben Cote February 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Oh my god I love this so much

thank you


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