Monday, January 18, 2010

Mama Drama Mondays

Did your cleaning fairies go on strike too? Yeah, I had to get a book to help me out until they return. I hope they return. In the meantime, check out my post over at The Mama Dramalogues, today.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

YouTube Tuesday - Give Me an I

Brings new meaning to the phrase "An eye for an I." Leave it to those College Humor folks. :o)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sold Out

Our local hockey team is the Portland Winterhawks. I became a fan about 14 years ago (wow, really?) and back then there was no mascot, prize dropping blimp and the zamboni was still white instead of covered with a hideous truck decal.

It's been a couple of years since we went to a game, mostly because the coach at the time was really really bad, and the games were more frustrating than fun. I'm a little disappointed with how things have evolved over the years, with the so called added entertainment, but I was downright livid when we went to the game tonight.

Yes, it's the first game I've gone to that was completely sold out, and not in a full house kind of way. Tonight, I was introduced to the Portland Bimbettes, er, Rosettes, I mean Rosebuds. Portland's first hockey dance team. Apparently, it didn't cross their minds why it never existed in the past; because it's a dumb idea. I guess the lure of the game, beer and brawls wasn't enough, they had to add bimbos to bring in the guys. Really?

If you've ever seen the movie Mean Girls and their hoochie dance to Jingle Bell Rock, it's like that, only imagine 20 of them doing it. I missed the first Ho's on Ice dance routine; I just couldn't bring myself to stoop that low. And during the second, I found my wallet more fascinating and missed watching that one too.

During the second intermission, we had the chance to "get to know" a couple of the bimbettes. One of them had to plug her Etsy shop, which was really tacky (seriously, they had it scrolled on the bottom of the screen), and the other is from Tanasbourne, Oregon. For those who don't live here, there's no such town. It's the name of a shopping district. My friend who was with me, kept saying I could be part of the team, but I assured her I wouldn't pass the IQ test. "I'm sorry, your IQ is above 75, you don't qualify."

Grrrr, seriously, disappointed in the franchise for coming up with this crap. I looked at the website and apparently there's a schedule for when they perform. At least I'll know which games to go to pending their absence.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Feature Friday - Got Calendars?

Printable mini calendar by littlebrownpen

For the last two years in a row, I've forgotten to buy a wall calendar for my kitchen (the only one I really refer to) and I've been lost! By the time I would remember to get a new calendar, they were all sold out in the store and I'd have to pay too much for them online. Fortunately, when I was out purchasing other things in November, I found a 2010 calendar that I liked. So yay, I'll know what day of the week it is now and be able to schedule appointments accordingly. No more sticky notes and pulling out my cell phone or computer to check the date. I feel so connected.

And in case you procrastinate too, here are some really cool calendars to keep you organized in 2010!

Cute Kawaii day planner by Maluhia

For the desk set by Saratams

Fun and colorful wall calendar by StephanieFizer

Very cool dry erase rewritable wall calendar by SimpleShapes

Thought this was neat and colorful; a calendar poster that displays the entire year and spaces large enough to make notes by TheSketchedBook

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ta da!

Well, here is the new and improved Winklepots and Random Thoughts! I think so anyway. I guess if I start losing readers, I'll know they preferred the old look.

I wanted something not too cutesy so that my snarky posts didn't feel so out of place and unloved. I've downsized a few things and added some new. I feel a bit more liberated which could be a good or bad thing in terms of my posts. More fun for me and hopefully more fun for you too. Good times for all!

So, tell me what you like and I suppose you can tell me what you don't like too. It's hard to hurt my feelings, so I'll send you a medal if you manage it. :oP

New features include the buttons in the righthand column. The Winklepots and Random Thoughts buttons will pull up all posts tagged with things pertaining to my shop or my random posts, respectively. Photos will take you to my Flickr photostream and The Shop will take you to, um, my shop. Yeah. There is also an email link in the lefthand column, in case you are a little higher maintenance and need some one on one time with moi. And I wouldn't blame you, I'm fascinating. :o)

Anyway, here's to the start of a new year and more Random Thoughts!


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