Saturday, December 12, 2009

Condiment Lovers

This tee has been one of my best-sellers this Christmas season. When I decided to add it to my store at Zazzle, I was thinking of this little girl I know that used to eat fries with her ketchup. Apparently, she isn't the only one.

Below the design is shown on a ... Kids Ringer T-Shirt: The classic ringer t-shirt. Pre-shrunk, 5.6 ounce 100% heavyweight cotton. White or ash body with contrasting neckline and sleeve bands. Double-needle stitched neckline, bottom and sleeve hems. Shoulder-to-shoulder taping. Seamless collar. Imported. But, there are plenty of sweatshirts, sustainable shirts, and more styles available!

The Authors Guide to Book Fairs

The Authors Guide to Book Fairs will not only help you avoid costly mistakes at book festivals, it also walks you through selecting the events that are right for you and what supplies you need to succeed. The information in this guide will also show you how to promote your appearance at book signings so that you can maximize your novels exposure.

The book is available at Amazon for Kindle here: Lawrence Johnson Sr.: Books

I found this book trailer video here: Indiepublic (a Ning Network for independent artists) via @Classicbookmags on Twitter.

Husband Store

A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City , where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors & the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs

She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

'That's nice,' she thinks, 'but I want more.'

So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking....

'Wow,' she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.

'Oh, mercy me!' she exclaims, 'I can hardly stand it!'

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please.. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

(scroll and keep reading!)


To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street..

The first floor has wives that love sex.

The second floor has wives that love sex & have money & like beer.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

We've Moved Annoucements

A few days back I sold 120 of these postcards that say "I Love Wisconsin". (Thanks Wisconsin-lover.)

I can think of a lot of reasons people would love Wisconsin enough to send out 120 cards, but one of the most likely is customized postcards like this from Zazzle are a great way to let everyone on your address book where you've moved. You can easily customize these postcards with your brand new address on the backside of these postcards before you finalize the order. Then, when you get the order, slap on a stamp (you can buy matching stamps) sign and mail them off.

Also, you can also easily change the "I Heart Wisconsin" message on front to another state, city ... of person for that matter. Or, you can even say "I Love Lady GaGa" and mail it off to Barbara Walters.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

But I'm Not In the GOP

Some guy (@TaxHikeMike at Twitter) that undoubtedly votes told my favorite game show host:
@TPIRhost You are an example of what's wrong with the GOP.
Who'd assume anyone in show business is a Republican? This guy votes. If I was ever going to complain about democracy, it is the ballot box isn't dummy proofed.

Drew felt strongly enough to tweet back:
But I'm not in the GOP.

I do love Drew. He's my favorite celebrity even if he isn't in the GOP.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Route 66 Pale Green Tie

An old style Route 66 road sign pale green tie.

Reno, NV Uber Chilly

Woah! The climatologists will have to manipulate the temperature in Reno, Nevada last night out of their data.

It got down to -9° f last night (at least at my house). Thank goodness it warms up fast in these parts. Now that it is almost 9:00 a.m. back up to 9° above.

The last cold day like that, I was driving through the Yukon. Thank goodness for global warming, eh?

Had to keep track of this one. Six years from now, I'll be able to remember the exact date!

By the way the image credit goes to, where I have recently subscribed for their services. They were having a sale the other day ... probably still are. You can use their images on blogs, over at Squidoo, and they also allow for commercial use at stores like Cafepress and Zazzle (so long as you are a current member). But, they have specials. Like, right now I can extend my membership for another year for $24.95 if I act fast.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Heart Farm in FarmVille

heart farm in farmville, originally uploaded by ak Yip.

I found this cool plot design for FarmVille over at Flickr. Using that image as a guide, you can map out a heart and plow away to ... yeah, your heart's content.

Right now, FarmVille is featuring poinsettias for a limited time so you could really design a red heart in your fields.