Welcome to Junkyard Blogs Directory’s early Tuesday morning edition of Explore Digest Newsletter. Similar to our Roundups, these newsletters are intended mainly for our new followers (and our long time fans as well) to catch up with our links to blogs, websites, and businesses they may not have yet discovered, or to be reminded of to visit. In this digest we are sharing the listings that were posted during the week of Sunday, April 1st, 2018 – Saturday, April 7th, 2018. This was during our 2nd week of posting when we launched this directory. Enjoy, and have a great morning exploring the web at the junkyard 🙂
Welcome to Junkyard Blogs Directory’s 2nd Roundup Digest Newsletter. These weekly newsletters highlight all of the new blogs and business links added to our directory through the past week. These roundup’s are posted on Sunday’s, and are intended to provide you with an overview of the latest websites, blogs, and business discoveries we have for you. You will notice a “post” link at the end of each sites descriptions. These are just internal links to that individual’s post in our directory. This is mainly for our use for easy and quick access to help us maintain our directory should we at some point find a website is no longer available as we do check these links at least once a year. You will also notice that some listings have an RSS link. This indicates we are syndicating that sites latest headlines via RSS. This can give you an idea of what type of content that site is posting about. So here we go with the listings for the week of Sunday, April 1st, 2018 – Saturday, April 7th, 2018.
F.G. Soap – For dirty mouths and clean bodies. Find these soaps made by Patrick Shea at F.G. Soaps: Ginger and Lime, Spearmint and Peppermint, Lavender and Lemongrass, Unscented Oatmeal, Cinnamon and Clove, Eucalyptus, Bergamot Patchouli and Cederwood.
Patrick’s soap making story: My soap journey began lo some 20 years ago when I helped my brother and his girlfriend sell their soap at a small farmers market in Montana. Their inspiration for starting a soap company came from the movie Fight Club. My 10 year old self was not very impressed that they were using organic vegetable oils rather than human fat for their product but nonetheless it was pretty good stuff. Eventually their relationship ended and with the dissolution of their soap business I was poised to take over. All of 12 years old and running my own company. My hook was a sheet of snarky FAQs hanging on the front of my table at the market. If memory serves me correctly it went something like:
Yes I made the soap by myself.
No, my mom doesn’t help me.
Yes, it’s really, actually soap.
It worked too. People were drawn in by the wit of this pudgy entrepreneurial youngster and maybe their first purchase was one of pity. But customers kept coming back because the product I was making was that of actual quality. A good lesson to learn at that early stage. Business was going well…for awhile. Until one fateful day in 8th grade science. My science project to share with the class was, of course, soap and the saponification process. There was a girl in my class, let’s call her Murphy Ramirez. She was a real alpha and mean in only the way 8th grade girls can be mean. When I was done with my presentation, she leaned over to me and said “Hi, my name is Patrick Shea and I’m a fag because I make soap.” Completely devastated but not to be outdone, I snapped back “Hi, I’m Murphy Ramirez and I’ll be pregnant at 16.” Thus my soap making days came to an end. If it was soap that gave me away that easily, soap had to go… We were both wrong by the way. She would get pregnant much sooner than 16 and I’m not a fag because I make soap, I’m a fag because I like dudes. I’ve found nothing in the soap making process to be inherently homosexual…yet.
Fast forward nearly 2 decades. 6ft tall, devastatingly handsome, and no longer concerned if making soap is gay, I got the itch to start again. I had to start completely from scratch. I could barely remember anything about my original recipe other than the combination of oils. After several humorously failed attempts (lopsided, too short, abstract sculpture art?) I finally arrived at a decent bar and began giving it away to friends. My original intention was just to give myself a fun hobby and have built-in Christmas presents for my family. However, I started to get a common feedback: “You should sell this, it’s really good.” So, here we are. Like a phoenix from the ashes my soap empire rises again. Eat shit Murphy Ramirez 🙂