Some Random Stuff

I just want to put a link up to this article...it's a good read:

Part 1
Part II


But You Don't Look Sick

From the age of fifteen, I has been diagnosed with a myriad of illnesses from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Epstein Barr, and finally, many years later to a determination of Lupus and Fibromyalgia. Though battling a shopping list of symptoms, I have consistently been told, by both well-wishers and doctors alike, “But you don't look sick.” as if that was some kind of compensation for being chronically ill. Many times, being pretty or not sickly looking, made it harder to validate an illness you cannot see.

I guess it started back in college when friends would see pills on my desk and ask what they were for....I had to explain that the pills weren't recreational and that I was sick. Without fail I would always here the now infamous words "But you don't Look sick?". I would always try to respond with something witty like... "I forgot to stamp my forehead with sick girl", or "would you rather if I was pale, skinny and puking?" The best response so far as been my standard reply of "That's just the look I was going for!" It always threw people off, got them to ask questions, laugh, or talk... and in the end they got to learn a little bit about me, and hopefully a little bit about anyone dealing with an invisible illness.

I get stared at when I use my handicapped-parking pass. I get judged when I wait in the same doctors office as the elderly. When I take out my pocketbook, and you see 8 bottles of pills--instead of makeup and a wallet--I get the same confused stare. I don’t fit the mold that people expect when they see someone with a disability.

I started making shirts on cafepress for myself or for friends that said But you don't look sick, everyone loved them so much- that I started making more that said Lupus sucks! (As positive of a person as I try to be... There is no better way to say it-- it just sucks!) I wore but Lupus sucks shirt to the grocery store and stranger stopped me and asked me where I purchased the shirt, I said that I made it-- and before long- she bought one for her daughter etc.

I run a website and a message boards called Butyoudontlooksick.com and I started receiving requests for many illnesses on the "sucks" shirts... and even other quotes like "sick and tired of being sick and tired" etc. I add new designs and quotes every week.

So far it has been a big hit! I love the people I have met through cafepress and it makes me happy to add some humor to living with sickness.

Thank you,


Obviously Christine's shop couldn't be more different than BurnTees, but we're still huge fans. I browsed around Chrstine's website, and you have to make sure you check it out. Even though Christine emailed me the above story, I almost used this story instead...it's a must read.

So make sure to check out Christine's site. There's a message board, articles, all kinds of interesting stuff. And Chrstine...our prayers are with you.


Some Random Stuff

Just like it says in the title...some random stuff.

I'm totally addicted to this game...check it out: Sudoku. It's a logic game...you can sit there all day at work doing these.

You're going to love me for this. This website, quickbase.com tells you how to skip all the automated answering machines (press 1 for this, press 2 for that). what a lifesaver!!!

And of course, I'd like to express my disappointment in the Giants run defense. At least Eli looked good.

Also, I wanted to take this opportunity to announce our new Halloween Section in BurnTees. Make sure you order now so you'll get your Halloween shirts in time for the holiday.

And lastly, these are some of my favorite designs that I've seen on CafePress...feel free to check them out (sorry it looks so messy - just scroll down a bit to see them. just click on the picture to check them out):


The Seventh Sense

Neither my husband nor I are huge car fans, but when you spend a year of Fridays and Sundays driving for six hours straight, you start to get a little obsessed. We're newlyweds, and we just finished spending our engagement in different states. We are one of those hopelessly clingy couples, so every single Friday night he would drive from Boston to Connecticut then home to New Hampshire, so we could spend weekends together. Then he would do it all over again on Sunday night, so I could collapse into bed and go to class on Monday morning, and he could collapse into bed and go to work.

With all this driving, you can imagine that we saw some pretty funny and freaky driving. We had more than our share of old ladies who looked like the witch on a bicycle from the Wizard of Oz: "You just try to pass me. Just try." It was always so satisfying when my now-husband left them in the dust…or it would have been if they had noticed that their obnoxiously slow driving was pissing people off.

We made this design after a pretty scary incident with a Scion just outside of Boston. This guy decided to pass us on the right and cut us off leaving us only two inches of space between our cars instead of the courteous Boston standard of three. He, of course, had no idea why this was a problem, and spent a good ten minutes with his finger in the air. The incident sparked a long discussion about idiot drivers—especially idiot drivers from Connecticut.

We like to joke that Connecticut drivers are Massachusetts drivers without the skill and New York drivers without the attention span. The closer you get to the New York or Massachusetts lines, the worse the drivers get. Everyone I've ever talked to about it seems to agree on this, though, there are a million opinions on what this actually looks like. Since I spent 3,120 hours driving last year, I consider myself an expert on the subject.

Massachusetts drivers are ruthless, but at least they have skill if they're from Boston—and every driver east of Worcester swears they're from "Bah-ston". If you enter the state expecting Survival of the Fittest to be the rule of the road, and you're sure that your Civic is the fittest, you'll be fine. Connecticut drivers are rude, too, but they have the added bonus of not just being obnoxious but also completely clueless. Maybe it's the cell phones. Maybe it's the toxic fumes coming from the constant construction on every single road in the whole entire state. If you don't get out these drivers' way, you're toast, especially if you're still in that tough little Civic, and they're driving an SUV—and most Connecticutians drive SUVs.

When you get to the New York border of Fairfield County in Connecticut (think Stepford Wives) you meet an entirely different brand of driver—the Wanna-Be New Yorker. Massachusetts drivers drive at least 20 M.P.H. over the speed limit, but New York drivers crawl. Maybe it's because they're used to grid-lock in "the city"; or maybe it's because of the infamous New York traffic cops; but New York drivers drive way below the speed limit, talk on their cell phones, and slam on their brakes for absolutely no reason at all. You'd think this style of driving would be the recipe for an accident, right? Well, in all my driving, I have yet to see a New York plate on a smashed up car. Maybe this is because New Yorkers are highly skilled, but I doubt it. My theory is that it's because they're consistent. They always drive the same speed—even if it is 35 MPH on the highway.

New York drivers might pull this kind of insanity off; but, you guessed it, Connecticut drivers do not. These New York influenced drivers might drive slowly, but this isn't because they're afraid of hefty tickets. Oh, no. They drive slowly because they're so distracted by the cell phone that's been surgically attached to their ear that they gradually take their foot off the gas until they stop. When there's a Massachusetts driver tailgating them, this is when accidents happen—causing the infamous Connecticut Accordion Effect. It's not a pretty sight. However, if you've spent 1/3 of a year driving like me, watching accidents is sometimes the only entertainment available—creating the also infamous Connecticut Rubber-Neck Syndrome

see, this is why i don't own a car and never have. Ok, maybe it's because I can't afford one, but when you hear horror stories like this...who wants one?!

Make sure to check out The Seventh Sense often because they like to rotate their designs and there's always something new on the site.


Montlcair Wear


I grew up in Kansas and like many queers do, I migrated to NYC 6 years ago.
(Toto - I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, thank god!) When we decided
that we needed to live in Jersey for tuition purposes, a wave of panic
rushed over me. Joisey!?! Oh no!! Was I going to be back in the land of
"big box" stores and outdated hair? We were advised that not all of New
Jersey lives up to its bad reputation. Luckily, we found Montclair.

Have you ever lived in one of those towns that's so quaint, so chic, so
desired - that whenever you tell folks where you live, the response is
always "Oooooooh, you live in _____." Well, it turns out that Montclair is
one of those towns. Who knew! Montclair is 12 miles west of NYC and has
become home to many Upper West Siders and Park Slopers who want the suburban
conveniences with all the benefits of a city life. We have tons of arts and
culture, a beautiful housing stock, a top-notch public school system, and
unlimited fine dining opportunities. In short, we are one of the "it"
places to live in New Jersey.

I've become pretty involved in the community and started up a queer
organization. From that spawned a local queer blog and I made some tshirts
at Cafepress to support the site. After a few weeks, I realized that I was
pretty good with the tshirt designs and went full throttle!

MontclairWear.com sells tshirts and other products which show off our 07042
status. Our designs vary in style, from modern to retro. Our main line of
shirts are "Montclair-inspired" original designs. These graphic tees are
similar to those you see in Old Navy, GAP, Abercrombie and
the like, featuring unique designs for (ficticious) local businesses. Our
products range from sex kitten to urban hipster. And because Montclair is
full of NYC-transplants, our tagline is "Montclair Wear - Urban Chic for the

Since Montclair is notoriously liberal, we have a large selection of
products in our "Politics & Social Commentary" section which deal with
local, state and national issues. I'm naturally a sarcastic person with a
pretty dry sense of humor, which is carried over to my tshirts. We get a
lot of hits to our Politics Section, as we have lots of anti-bush shirts and
so forth.

I think the cornerstone to my site is showing off the pride one has for
their community. It's a wonderful thing to find a place that truly feels
like home to you and where you can thrive, build a family, create
friendships and have a sense of community. For this reason, we will soon be
expanding our designs beyond Montclair and into all of Northern NJ. Maybe
Dorothy was right - there is no place like home.

Since we're from Jersey, we of course are biased towards this shop. HOWEVER...now that you're here...can you admit that no one actually says Joisey? I never really understood where that came from.

What a great mix on this shop...Montclair NJ t shirts, anti Bush tees, and gay shirts...a PERFECT combination. We may have to change our format over at BurnTees. Also, I think the fans of montclairwear.com might also enjoy our latest anti Bush design: click here to see it


Still Accepting Submissions

Just wanted to let everyone know that we're still accepting submissions for featured shops on the BurnTees blog. email us at our gmail account with your shop info and your story and we'll work on getting your shop featured.

Also, every once in a while we still have to promote our own shop. Make sure you check out BurnTees because there are a bunch of new designs up and a LOT more coming very soon. We're also in the process of adding a holiday section, so check back soon for Halloween and Christmas/chanukah/kwanza shirts just in time for the holidays!!!

Oh yea...one other thing...GO GIANTS!!!!!!


3 Girls and Us


So...make no mistake...I'm a dad. I've got 3 girls. Hey, in my household, I'm over-run with female hormones. At the last count it's 14:1 on the girls:guys ratio. (You really want the full run-down? Oh, ok then...3 kids, my wife, the two cats and eight fish).

I work full time. And to make an extra crust (hey, you'd have to with that many women to support!!!) I started a T-shirt store. Well, 'we' started a T-shirt store my wife would say. We're both creative (I'm most proud of my recent 1st Prize in the Pencil Drawing category at our local village fair!!) and thought it would both be a good outlet for our creative juices and might help pay for a few things...the ballet lessons, the jazz lessons, the piano lessons, the shoes...

And now I can't sleep at night. I'm hooked on T-shirts. Everywhere I go I see them...and every time I spot someone with a groovy one I just HAVE to get a close-up look (I'm gonna get arrested one of these days!). We brainstorm ideas on a regular basis. Usually when we're driving in the car, kids in the back seat. That's when "Super Pooper" was born - we were talking about Super Heros after watching the Incredibles at the cinema. Other designs come from the wonderful experience that is being a parent...like our "can you smell something" baby T-shirt.

How would I sum up our clothes? Cute, cheeky, cool, groovy clothes for babies, kids, mums and dads. (We try not to leave the parents out...but have to admit, the kids get most of the attention - just like real life - so you'll find stacks of designs in our store for young ones).

And then there's the store's name. Well, that was simple - it had to be about us as a family since our clothes are all about that. so it had to be "3 Girls and Us". Brilliant. Simple. Unique.


...now my wife might be pregnant. Oh boy! Hey, if only it really is a boy!! Some male company for me! Someone to kick a ball round with. Someone to fly kites with. (Hey, that gives me a great idea for a T-shirt...)

And as for the store name? Well, maybe we'll have to change it. "3 Girls and Us...and our Boy!"


The 3 Girls...how could I not include this picture?

First of all, the store is great...obviously. But the whole 4 women in one household to 1 guy thing just cracks me up. I have a friend who is one of three girls and everytime I'm over there, I just can't image how her father has made it this far in life. Matt, do you beg your guy friends to go out and watch the game and stuff? or are you always stuck watching My Little Pony (note: I have no idea what little girls watch on tv these days. The only thing i could think of was My Little Pony from back in the day)

I really don't have much more to write...but I still can't get over this. I'm trying to put myself in Matt's shoes, and I just don't think I could do it...I'd go crazy. My wife would come home, I'd have one of the girls dressed up as a boy, mitt on her hand, FORCING her to play catch as she's crying that she wants her doll back. "You'll get your doll back when you catch the ball!! Now try it again!!!".

Well Matt...good luck...you'll need it. Wait till they're in high school.....


One Rich Girl

See, this is why I need to do my own thing.
I work at the airport, okay, it's McDonald's in the airport, but it's still important.It's actually a very cool job because it's so different actually working near this huge transportation. But sometimes, it sucks, like last week. Being in fast food, I never realized how temporary your job could be. I've met so many people, and honestly, a month will go by without seeing a person ("Where' John?") and come to find out, they got fired, and no one knew except the Managment. ("Aw, that's awful!")

So, here' the thing. One of the manager's had called someone a "F****** Bitch" in front of the counter, hence, the customers. Obviously, he was fired. Yet, a couple days ago, they asked him to come back! Am I dumb, or is that a retard move? On top of that, because of the situation, the general manager of the store, the big honcho (actually, she's like three inches tall) put in for her two weeks. For those who don't know, putting in your "two weeks" means after that amount of time, your done. You quit after that. So, since she did that, ANOTHER manager put in his two weeks, someone got fired AND rehired, and two other workers put in their two weeks as well.
I have to be careful if I'm going to stay out of this mess. That's why I draw, that's why I do my art. To vent, to do something better than what I'm doing the rest of the crappy day. And sometimes it is fun at my job, u know, but that's all it is. A job, and that alone is temporary.

My shop is called "One Rich Girl". Its designs aren't just for rich girls, but it's more about the lifestyle and what people think a rich girls acts like. For example, one of my shirts says "I only brought you to hold my bags." See, clever huh? It's about attitude, and taking what you want, or having it being given to you. A lot of girls are spoiled today, but it's not just the parents. The media, music, television..everything is bigger, and better, and more expensive now. People have to run to keep up with these celebrity trends and fashins, not to mention all of the rumors surrounding them that we're blinded by the fact that they are just people. And some of them were not rich to start with. I have a quote that might be on a shirt soon. "Paris was smart enough to be born into the right family!" U can't say it isn't true...


So, Jacy, what do you think of the movie Supersize Me? Does it make you hate McDonalds? or do you just not care either way. I'm just curious, that's all.

Jacy's got two great shops and I didn't want to feature just one. The link in the title and the "bag" design on the top of the post both bring you to the One Rich Girl Shop and the "hat" design at the bottom of the blog with take you to Jacy's Starvin' Art Shop. Make sure to check out both because they're both totally original and BurnTees loves both equally (and not like my mom says I love you both equally, cause I know she's lying). Also, check out more of Jacy's work at Art Wanted.com and her brand new blog at onerichgirl.blogspot.com.


Redneck as Hell

I have several shops besides my JWG Design store, one of which I thought
may be more entertaining than jwgdesign. It's called Redneck as Hell,
and I created it to benefit my brother-in-law after his recent massive
heart attack. He is 38 and has had kind of a hard life. Sounds really
entertaining, right? :-) He is an admitted redneck, and like many of
the folks around these parts that are rednecks, he doesn't mind being
called one. And we aren't talking about the evil rednecks, that hate
people they don't understand, etc. These are country folk who don't
feel the need to be any other way.

I solemnly swear that what I am about to tell you is completely true.

We'll use his stage name here, Maverick. He is a former exotic dancer
with an artificial hip. No, he did not get the artificial hip from
exotic dancing injuries. He danced with an artificial hip. The hip came
about from an accident in high school in which he was hit by a pick-up
truck. He stepped out from behind a school bus, and the pick-up truck
hit him. He went on to overcome the injury to shake his stuff all over
North America.

How did he do so, you ask?

It's a classic story of two best friends who decide, on a lark, to
enter an amateur stripping contest, at their favorite country music
nightclub, "Country Music, USA." The final 2 contestants would compete
at an upcoming show featuring a professional male stripping group.

For seven weeks, Maverick and his best friend competed against other
contestants, rising through the ranks until the inevitable happened,
they were the last two contestants. What had started as a lark was now
a full-blown dream, but for Maverick to win, his best friend had to
lose, and where was the victory in that?

Maverick danced his heart out, but it just wasn't enough. His best
friend won, and Maverick's hopes of stripper glory were dashed. He went
back to his life as a regular guy. Well, a regular guy who had bared
his cheeks in front of a full night club for 7 weeks.

Two days later, the phone rang. It was the manager of the professional
male stripping group. He had a bus ticket with Maverick's name on it,
and he wanted Maverick and his best friend to be on a bus to Seattle in
2 days.

The rest is history and also a litany of stories, some that would make
you laugh till you cry and some just cry. Maverick ended his stripping
career as the half-naked assistant to a female stripper whose act was a
magic show involving a mountain lion. But not before he danced to a
beat up old boombox on a crappy folding table in a freezing cold
Quonset Hut in Alaska with a rubber band around his equipment to offset
shrinkage. Doesn't sound dangerous, but one of his fellow dancers ended
up in the emergency room afterwards with a burst blood vessel in
his...well...down there...

This past June, Maverick had a massive heart attack brought on by a
particular blocked artery known in medical circles as the "widowmaker".
He survived something that few people do.

So, to help bring in a little money, I created the store for him, based
on a phrase he uses. When people say to him, "No offense, but this
redneck guy did this or that...", he always answers with, "Aww...I'm
redneck as hell."

That's the synopsis of his life story as a stripper. I left out a lot
of the details. He tells these stories a lot better than me.



No John, thank you. What an awesome story. John's artwork is brilliant, but we're also huge fans of his stuff because he's just awesome. Keep up the great work John. Make sure to check out his other shop: jwgdesign.


Parapluie Designs

Ice, ice, icicle

Pop, pop, popsicle

Test, test, testicle?

Scratching your head on that one? That's what we aim for at Parapluie Designs. We like offering shirts that make people stare, think, and go "Ahhhhh." We may not have the flashiest designs, but our shirts are for the man who dares to provoke thought. We love irony, we love puns, we love our shirts. It seems like other people do too. Our site is quickly moving up the ranks of premier t-shirt providers on the internet.

Need a shirt to wear to your most boring class? Try our "DILLIGAF" shirt. Wondering what it means? That's where the staring and thinking come in. You see the big letters and wonder. Then you get close and you see "Do I Look Like I Give A Fuck?" written underneath. Ahhhhh. It makes sense now. Want a shirt to wear out on the town while kicking back a few with your friends? "My Drinking School Has a Liberal Arts Problem" is sure to rouse the locals. (Also available for Engineering School students). Self conscious about your weight? "I'm Not Fat, I'm In The Fitness Protection Program" will surely have others laughing with you and not at you!

Visiting our site is an experience by itself. We get hundreds of visitors a day who just come in to laugh at our designs. They are funny, they are witty, and most of all they are what college kids are thinking. Why not wear your thoughts on your shirt? It's easier than starting a conversation.

Parapluie Designs offers free gifts to anyone that sends in a picture of themselves in one of our shirts. So email us with those pictures and contact us here with any questions.

Paraplui Designs

It's easy to see why Paraplui is so damn successful...just take a look at their store. Even though they could be considered competition, we're huge fans. Keep up the great work. (i'd hype them up so more...but they don't need it)


Shameless Humor

Shameless Humor is the latest shop to be featured in the BurnTees blog, and it's easy to figure out why. We're huge fans of this shop because the type of humor is so similar to our own. (Anything not in italics is written by the owner of Shameless Humor)

Fate led me to start my shop when customers at the restaurant where I work started laughing at the cartoons I drew on cocktail napkins.

I thought I'd silkscreen some t-shirts, and peddle them where I could, perhaps even start-up a website....

Then, thanks to my lovely wife, Terri, I decided to go even further with the idea. Terri learned about CafePress, and said, "Dude, your stuff is funny. You should color it, and start a store online." So I did.

Shameless Humor was born with twelve cartoons about wacky stuff. It's rapidly developing into an all-consuming artistic romp across space and time. I started writing funny words on shirts, in a simple, black and white layout and people loved it. Then I moved onto digital artwork, and then captioning vintage photos, and I don't think I'll stop there.

It freaks me out totally that people are wearing my designs. It's weird and cool that somewhere out there, someone else is wearing my "If I were a monkey, I'd throw poop at you." shirt and is getting the same reactions I get when I wear mine. Having people buy my art makes it not so strange to call myself an artist.

I just want to make people laugh. And think. And think they're laughing.

My shop is a rad blast, no matter what ever becomes of it. But I hope it becomes a money-makin' spaceship ride to planet Self-Employed.

Thanks for taking the time to check it out.


No Kevin, you're a rad blast. It's hard to add to what Kevin's written, so we'll just let his store speak for itself. Go check out Shameless Humor and help Kevin make it to the plant Self-Employed as soon as he can. Keep up the great work Kevin.


New Mission Designs


New Mission Designs is our newest featured CafePress store. As soon as they wrote in to us, we knew that they would be next. Please note that what's in italics was written by BurnTees...everything else was written by New Mission Designs.

I'm very happy with the name I chose for the shop, "New Mission Designs." It refers very directly to a landmark of my neighborhood, the New Mission Theater. The idea is that the life of the neighborhood (San Francisco's Mission District) has revolved around or mirrored the life of that theater and continues to do so -- the theater and its marquee are really an icon of the neighborhood. More personally, the towering marquee was a prominent sign of home, one that was visible from far away as I left or returned to the house in which I grew up.

My shop has grown in diversity since I opened it. Originally most of the designs spoke to my identity as queer, and were designed for a similar audience (see my "Hot Guys" and LGBT Pride sections). But soon enough I added shirts that were funny enough, but not really very gay, so I diversified into a general humor section and a political section. Those sections have ended up being my most popular (I do get a lot of Google searches for "hot guys," but I think they're looking for something other than shirts and they don't stay).

In the coming months, I will likely be focusing on some political designs. The California special election is too good a source of material to let pass. Rest assured, though, that I'll still be putting up new designs in the other sections as inspiration strikes. If you want to know about these updates, sign up for the newsletter it the right-hand column of my store (all email addresses kept extremely private by Cafepress, of course) and check back often to see what we come up with!

BurnTees is a big fan of this shop. We're fans of the design, but more importantly, what the shop has to say. We're not gay (not that there's anything wrong with that...Seinfeld fans?), but we believe greatly in the freedom of choice. Hopefully one day we'll live in a world where sexual discrimination is frowned upon as much as racial discrimination is.

Oh yea, and we love how all the designs in the hot guys section have names. This way, when you're wearing the shirt, and some naive gay bashing idiot says to you,"what the hell is that!?"...you can calmly respond,"oh, that's Gabe." (note: I was going to say gay bashing republican but...well...I like controversy, but not that much.)


Our First Featured Store - Suzy Q Shirts

Below is the first of many (we hope) blogs featuring different CafePress owners and stores. As you can see, Suzy Q Shirts is NOTHING like BurnTees, but that doesn't matter. We'll feature any shop who's products we like and who's little blog entry we like. I found this one entertaining, so congratulations to Suzy Q Shirts...you're the first featured shop.

my website: SuzyQShirts.com
my cafeshop: CafePress/SuzyQShirts

I wrote this recently in my own blog:
Thought for the day - cupcakes are the new donuts.

Folks, it has happened again. Fashion, food, and party trends start on the U.S. Coasts - New York, Los Angeles, Seattle - and slowly creep inward to the rest of the country. Sometimes trends are already 'out' in LA before they come 'in' in the Midwest. The latest craze is - get this - cupcakes.

No more doughnuts at the office staff meeting - now our fashionable designer coffee must be accompanied by a tray of fashionable designer cupcakes. Yummy moist cake in colorful paper cups piled high with butter cream frosting and sprinkles. I have to admit - I like this new trend.

Cupcakes are fun. Everybody lightens up a little when the cupcakes walk in the room. I hear they are even making wedding cakes from cupcakes these days. I think that's a great idea too. I've spent several wedding receptions trying to slice my cousins wedding cakes properly. If we'd had cupcakes, I could have spent more time enjoying the parties.

You can see my new t-shirt and gift designs dedicated to cupcakes (and a few for the lost
doughnuts) here



There you have it. Our first featured store. Make sure to check out Kiwi's other stores:

Lane Tour 7, Hurricanes Blow, and Freedom Isn't Free

All this talk about cupcakes brings back bad memories. Remember when you had your birhday in elementary school and you got to walk around and hand out munchkins to all the other teachers? yea, well I never got to do that. My birthday was always during Christmas break so not only did I not get to walk around and hand out munchkins to teachers, I never even got to have a birthday party in class :( One of these days, I'm gonna go to an elementary school and finally celebrate my birthday right.


Tell us About your store

Last week's "links" blog was quite successful...so we're going to take it a step further. Every few days, we'll feature a different CafePress store on our blog. Email us at our gmail account with your store information, and we'll feature the store in our next blog if we like what we see. So, write to us now and hopefully we'll pick you next.

And remember, we're not looking for some boring PR thing here...I want to be entertained and our readers want to be entertained. In your email, write a little bit about yourself or your shop, and try to make it entertaining. In addition, include some of your own favorite links that you think other people might enjoy.

That's it for now...any questions, feel free to leave a comment on the blog.

Actually, while I have you hear...just a little rant:

On my floor in my office there is one mens room. In that one mens room (shared by at least 50 men) there are two urinals. One of those urinals is normal, and the other one is kids size. Now, this bothers me a little. Are there children working at my office? No. So, why are we wasting this space??!!? Nobody in my office can use the tiny urinal and I just don't understand why they can't have a second normal sized urinal there. It just doesn't make sense. I can see if there was a blind guy on our floor and his seeing eye midget needed to use the bathroom....but there is no blind guy and there is certainly not a seeing eye midget!!! (although, obviously I wish there was).