Saturday, October 18, 2008

Will Obama or McCain Win?

I asked the Magic Eight Ball over at Widgetbox...

Will Obama win the Presidental Election?

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Or, will McCain win the Presidental Election?

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More important than discovering the outcome of the presidential election before anyone else in the country...

I discovered today that the Widgetbox user that had created this "widget" also operate's spacedust's Gallery at Zazzle.

I was amused because when I found the service today, my first thoughts were about links. Links are good. Need links. Must have links.

Secondly, I realized that another Zazzler was already doing that and I was on their page at Widgetbox.

You can see another widget at work on spacedust's blog ( And then here is one of my favorite political buttons that they have for sale.

Tags: sarah, palin, magic, 8, ball, you betcha

"You Betcha" isn't exactly common for Alaskans to say, because not all of us are of Norwegian heritage. My grandmother was Russian/Eskimo and my grandfather was full-blooded Norwegian, so I was exposed to interesting language choices as a child.

Yah, you betcha.

I enjoy listening to the way Sarah Palin speaks and admire that she choses to remain unique and hold her own rather try to fit the mold. I know that journalists interested in mass media are often coached to speak to the middle lose dialects that make each region interesting.

When I first moved out of Alaska and into Nevada people asked me where I was from all the time. And just when I think it is safe to assume I sound like a Nevadan I'll say something that no one down here uses and they'll look at me with wide-eyes. For example, jig-jagged. Am I the only person that uses that non-word?

Updating Sidebar Links

I am swapping over to the easier to maintain Blogger templates today ...

and it is taking awhile to updating and clean up old links in my sidebar.

Casper the Friendly Ghost Zazzle Gallery

Ah! One of my favorite cartoon characters of all time Casper has a gallery on Zazzle now. And, just in time for Halloween. The Casper Booooo Toddler T-shirt is described on shop as: "This adorable T-shirt design featuring Casper Booooo makes a wonderful gift for the upcoming holiday season!" As always, the design can be moved to other dark tees in various sizes and styles.

Tags: halloween gifts, casper, ghost, casper the friendly ghost, spooky, wendy, halloween, scary, cartoon, television, cute, kids, harvey, comic, comic book, harvey comics, harvey shop, t-shirt

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tricked ... and no Treats

A month or so back the modem started slowing down.

To make this part of the story short, I got a new modem.

But, I couldn't change the information on my DLink Wireless Router because their Site's Web page was not available. I had written them before asking for access to the online software that allows you to change codes. And I needed it to get the Wireless Router compatible with the new modem. DLink Customer Service didn't respond for a week (still haven't).



Off to the store to buy a Linksys Wireless Router system (in hopes they want customers).

So we're trying to install the new Linksys hardware on the computer that receives the signal and ended up calling customer service because the drivers weren't working: "You will need to download the drivers from our Web site."

"But, we don't have the Internet until we get this installed."

It seemed as if it needed to be said to someone at Linksys. How would anyone without Internet be able to hook up to the Internet if the Internet was a requirement for hooking up. Huh?

Tricked again!

One must also wonder why they didn't include the Vista drivers with the software that came with the hardware since the box said that it was Vista-compatible. In fact we asked why they advertised compatibility when it fact ... it wasn't.

Linksys Customer Service made like Yoda ... "It will be ... it will be."

I didn't even need Customer Service to figure how it would be ... out tricking the tricksters, I found another computer.

A couple hours later ... I was back online and surfing happy.


Today I downloaded a new offering from Norton today when LiveUpdate figured out it was available. Now I have a Norton Toolbarthat is shutting down Internet Explorer all the time.

I feel tricked!

I have spent hundreds of dollars this week trying to get online only to download their software and end up right back where I started!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I Found My Man on T-shirt by craigslist

Craigslist sells some merchandise on Zazzle these days. They have some cute tees like "I Found My Man On Craigslist".

And the cool thing about Zazzle is you buy the T-shirt designs on hundreds of different colors, sizes and styles.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Gwen Stefani Designs Shoes?

I didn't know that Gwen Stefani designs shoes.

Pretty cool shoes.

These L.A.M.B. Women's Rosebury Bootie are interesting.

Described by the Site: "The distinctive L.A.M.B. Women's Rosebury Bootie is a fabulous composition of classic styles. Featuring luxurious leather uppers with rounded, capped toes, long rows of button accents on each side, and high, stacked heels, these sophisticated booties are precisely crafted to keep you looking your best. Also offering patterned leather soles and rear zippers for easy access, the high-fashion Roseburys complement one-of-a-kind designer gowns and chic, skinny jeans with equally aplomb."

And described by me ... you'd have to be a Rich Girl.

But they are still cool.

Taters of the Lost Ark

To sort-of quote Marian in Raiders of the Lost Ark ... what an adorable toy.

Playskool Mr. Potato Head ~ Indiana Jones ~ Taters of the Lost Ark ~ Idaho Jones Spud is a favorit for this Christmas shopping season.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett

Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett is perfect mood music for your Halloween Pary.

When you get to my blog, tell them Boris sent you...

Wikipedia quote: "Monster Mash is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby 'Boris' Pickett. Pickett was an aspiring actor who sang with a band called The Cordials at night while going to auditions during the day. One night, while performing with his band, Pickett did a monologue in imitation of horror movie actor Boris Karloff while performing The Diamonds' 'Little Darlin'. The audience loved it and fellow band member, Lenny Capizzi encouraged Pickett to do more with the Karloff imitation.

Pickett and Capizzi composed 'Monster Mash' and recorded it with Gary Paxton, Leon Russell, Johnny McCrae, Rickie Page and Terry Berg, credited as 'The Cryptkickers'.This song was partially inspired by Paxton's earlier novelty hit 'Alley Oop'.as well as by the Mashed Potato dance craze of the era."

Here is a video with a silly dance created from clips of Cary Grant in Arsenic and Old Lace.