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Hm. Not really my style.

Etsy wants me to know this thing is so hot right now. I gather it’s a “super sized statement bag” – whatever that is. It’s blue, anyway.

I knew the wonderful website Regretsy was no longer with us (2009-2013). After a little poking around, I regret to inform you that an archive of it has never been put on the internet. The URL points to a coming soon placeholder, but no way to know how long it’s been there.

Not that this bag is Regretsy-worthy, it just put me in mind of one of my favorite reads, back in the day.

If you missed it, Regretsy was a delightful blog featuring the weirdest things found on Etsy. According to Wikipedia, when April Winchell started the site in 2009, she got 90 million hits in four days. What a thing to walk away from!

There’s a Regretsy-themed Reddit group, but it hasn’t been active in two years. There’s a small selection of posts curated here. There are other bits and pieces scattered across the web. But mostly, it’s gone – unless April decides to post the archive some day.

Oh, and so is Raquel Welch after a short illness. No, nobody had her.


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: February 15, 2023, 9:02 pm

RIP Jo Raquel Tejada Welch (September 5, 1940 – February 15, 2023)

She also admitted, “I was not brought up to be a sex symbol, nor is it in my nature to be one. The fact that I became one is probably the loveliest, most glamorous and fortunate misunderstanding”.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 15, 2023, 9:28 pm

If that’s a “statement bag” then the statement you make with it is “I am assho.”

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: February 15, 2023, 11:05 pm

@UncleAl – 😂 10 points for Grumpydoor!

Farewell Raquel I was a mere strip of a lad when you were a super hot property.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: February 16, 2023, 3:22 pm

I always thought of Raquel Welch as a ‘cut above’- she would neither do nude scenes nor participate in the casting-couch wrestling matches- and that probably hindered her career. Class AND beauty, what a combination!

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