New Year's Eve! December 31, 2016
Heppy New Year, everyone! It's New Year's Eve today and I did nothing. However, I did come up with a "cat dad" design that I threw on a shirt and a button. If I sell a few items, I'll change the color and put the design on black as well.
There were lots of Pokemon GO Squirtles and Charmanders out today. I didn't get any new Pokemon, but Blastoise is so close! I think I have 90 candies right now.Click to poke around in my store on Zazzle.
Lots of Buttons! December 30, 2016
I have been busy designing buttons for my new Zazzle Store. I uploaded nine different designs including a chicken, an open-faced chocolate cream cookie, a square watermelon, a sad boy, a happy girl, a cherry pie winner, a scaredy cat, and a bear. My affiliate link to the button collection in my Zazzle store is here.
Yesterday, I finally reached level 30 in Pokemon GO. I got three lures, three incubators, max revives, and some other stuff. I have a purple egg at about 1.1km and I'm just sure that it's Chansey! So, we'll see. I had 4 eggs hatch today and they were all a bust except for Shellder. I also tried using incense twice in a row. The first was a bust, but I did attract Lickitung towards the end of the second incense I used.
It was a tough day at work and I'm so glad that the day is over. I have a three-day weekend ahead that I will enjoy, but much time will be spent cleaning the house.
Happy New Year! We made it.Click to poke around in my store on Zazzle.
Today — Just ... I Need More Coffee. December 28, 2016
After I ended up with really bad GERD, I tried to cut down to one cup of coffee a day. It's hard. One cup of coffee is never enough and by 6:00P.M. I am crashing with my cats on the couch. This morning, they woke me up a little bit early because they were jumping up on everything and continuing their never-ending fight for height dominance. I was out of beans, so I had to go down and buy a cup of coffee. I chugged it like a glass of water and — well, here I am — tired.
Then I saw that above shirt on Zazzle and thought, "Oh, that's me ..." It's got a nice design, too. Here is my affiliate link to its page on Zazzle. If you click on the link and buy something there, I get some affiliate credit.
Yesterday, I caught three new Pokemon, so I was pretty excited. I got Smoochum (baby Jynx), Alakazam, and finally evolved Magnemite into Magneton. I also picked up a few Jigglypuffs, Ponyta, and some Rhynhorns. I'm at level 29 and have been sick of the game for a while, but where is Chansey! I want to catch Chansey and Dragonite. Once, I do — I'll stop. I saw someone online get Chansey at level 30, so hopefully, I'm close.Click to poke around in my store on Zazzle.
Taiwanese Swarm 7-11 for Snorlax December 27, 2016
Snorlax popped up on my radar when I was playing Pokemon Go today. I dashed over a few Pokemon stops away and by the time I got there, dozens of others were also trying to catch him on the street. I snapped a few photos and then went about my business.
I've also seen the Taiwanese stop for Ninetales and Lickitung, but not much else. If I ever find Dragonite, I suppose the area will be swarmed as well. It's Christmas, so I managed to get an egg incubator from a Pokestop. Though, it did take a bit of searching. I also caught a few Rhynhorns and a Jigglypuff, so the day wasn't a total bust.Click to view the original photos on Flickr.
Christmas Breakfast: The Day After December 26, 2016
So, I bought myself a waffle maker for Christmas this year. Christmas breakfast was bacon with blueberry waffles as seen above. Next time, I will buy a waffle maker with removable trays. What a pain. However, the price was right. The bottom tray browned much better than the top, but it was my first time using it, so better luck to me next time. It's better for two people than a family because you can just make two waffles at once. If you're interested, you can check out my affilate link for the Hamilton Beach Belgian Waffle Maker (26009) on Amazon. If you click on the link and buy something, I'll get some affiliate credit.
The waffles were made from the gluten-free waffle and pancake mix from Namaste Foods. The waffles were good -- a little bland, so some melted butter, salt, and sugar would probably help the mix go a bit further. However, my gluten-free-a-phobic friend didn't really notice the difference between other gluten-full waffles and the mix. I have also tried the Namaste mix for pancakes. They look amazing, but there are a little chewy as pancakes and again -- the taste just isn't there.
This is a good product for people who just need to cook gluten free a few times, otherwise, you could just make your own mix and it would be cheaper. I bought this mix from iherb. This is my affiliate link for the Namaste Pancake and Waffle mix. If you click on the link and buy something at iherb, I will get rewards credit there.
Happy New Year! Best of luck to you all in the new year.Click to jump to the comments.
Ludicrous Cafe December 25, 2016
Have you ever heard a ridiculous coffee order? Sometimes, you can't even tell whether people are ordering coffee or a lunch item. I designed this to be displayed as a canvas, but I could probably upload it in poster form as well. The full text of the poem is posted below. Here is my affiliate link for the printed canvas. If you click on the link and buy something at Zazzle, I will receive affiliate credit.
Ma'am, will you please hurry up?
A low-fat mocha, extra cup,
Extra cup? Don't make me laugh?
On second thought, hold the caff!
Sir, I'm ready!
Make it quick!
A triple mocha, extra whip!
Triple? Extra? Oh, dear god.
Good idea! Make it a quad!
I'll get a half-caff machiato,
Look, they have an affogato!
Did you hear there's avacado?
Avacado? Where'd we stop?
I thought this was a coffee shop!
Maybe the 'taco’s' the coffee?To view my other products on Zazzle, click here.
Moper December 24, 2016
Some people are mopers, but even the best of us mope from time to time, especially during the holidays. I made this image into a moper card and moper poster on Zazzle. The poster contains the poem, but the card takes a different angle. The text can be changed on both products. Here are my affiliate links for the card and poster. If you click on these links and buy something at Zazzle, I will receive affiliate credit.
There's a girl that mopes,
At the front of our class,
She's really an awful moper.
We call her name and ask her to play,
But she buries her head like a gopher.
Is she tired or bored?
Is she hungry or mad?
Does her mother spank her,
To make her that sad?
“What's wrong?” asks Gwen.
“Are you sick? Is it gas?”
“No - you idiots!
I'm just an a -
I mean, butt.”
Christmas Crackers December 23, 2016
This was the first year that I made Christmas crackers. I ended up making about two dozen and it took much longer than I thought it would. I am overseas and couldn't find the snaps. Mailing cracker snaps internationally is also a problem because of the explosive powder in the snaps, so we just did without and nobody missed the pops.
I filled them with candy and chocolate. I also dropped in a few party blowers, Santa hats, reindeer hair clips, handwritten jokes, and a Christmas tree toy. The biggest trouble is that the size of the gift has to be smaller and or thinner than an egg, so I probably won't do them again next year.For the original, unedited Christmas Cracker image, click here.
Taiwan Stops for Snorlax December 12, 2016
A few months ago, many people were walking around and catching Pokemon on their phones. Now, crowds mostly form when a rare Pokemon pops up. Actually, I rarely see Pokemon on cell phone screens when I glance at passersby anymore.Download the original image from Flickr.
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