Monday, April 25, 2011

A giveaway and new products!

Ok, so I've been promising you guys hoodie bags, and I've been a bum and haven't delivered, but today they're up and ready to be seen and (hopefully) bought. What isn't up yet is the glass phone charms. About three or four years ago, I used to make glass phone charms for fun. I thought I could make money off of them, but i didn't have the audience to make it, so I just put them away in a closet at my mom's house. Well, she reminded me that I have them, and I showed them to Woof, and she agreed we should put them up. Five days before they go up we've sent pictures of three of them to Kate n' Kaboodle to give away! Here are the pictures:

Those are up for grabs (all three!) here. Enter today for a free charm!

Also, we took my modeling photos and put them into the page for our hoodie bags! Here's one and here's the other one. Go look, tell us what you think (even if it's bad)!

It's too hot to type anymore. I'm going to lay down and look pitifully at Woof for a while.

Love always,

Sunday, April 24, 2011

But It Blows Bubbles!!

Yesterday, it was my dad's birthday. We wished him a Happy Birthday in the morning, but we didn't get going until lunch time. It's ritual that the birthday-person gets to pick where we go for lunch, and no one can complain, 'cuz it's their birthday. Anyway, we first went shopping at the Christmas Tree Shops. It's name is deceiving; it's not Christmas year-round in there, nor are there Christmas Trees. Rather, they sell a whole bunch of neat little decorations for your house and garden. Sometimes, depending on the time of the year, you can find some pretty neat stuff in there.

Then we went to PJ Whelihan's Pub. It's a sports bar/restaurant. The food, and the desert, was pretty good!

After that, we went to ACME to buy food's for Easter dinner. Since ACME was boring, my sister and I wondered to PetCO (where the pet's go) and Gamestop. In Gamestop, I got a job application, and they said they'd be hiring in a few weeks, and hopefully the store manager likes me, or at least notices that I'm in their store all the time...woo!

In PetCO, we looked at stuff for the fish (for anyone who doesn't know, Mew and I have a beta fish named The Gay Scientist. He's pretty). They had a dragon. I have this weird obsession with Dragons. I have 39 different Dragons on my many shelves in my room.

But THIS dragon...IT BLEW BUBBLES. You put it in the aquarium, it has a little tube in it. AND THE DRAGON BLOWS BUBBLES. IT WAS SO AWESOME. I WANT IT.

I'm being rushed to finish now. The moral of this story is BUBBLE BLOWING DRAGONS ARE AWESOME and Tarantula's are disgusting, huge, hairy, and cost about eight bucks. And of course, HAPPY ZOMBIE JESUS DAY! I mean......HAPPY EASTER!!!!

Eatin' all your leftovers.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I was a model!

Woof took pictures of me with the hoodie bags today. We've been putting it off because we didn't want to put them up just to have to pay monthly fees immediately, but what with the contest at on Monday highlighting some new phone charms (some glass/ceramic ones that aren't going up until next month) we thought it might be worth it to just suck it up and pay the extra 40 cents for the hoodie bags. After all, this contest should bring more interest in our shop, right?

For those of you who don't know about it yet, there's an easter themed big contest hop thingy going on right now. Here's a nifty link. Click it and hop around to win some prizes. It ends Monday (the day our charms go up!) so enter soon. The prizes are all book-related. Some are kids books, some are gift cards, some are your choice of book, and some are book swag.

Even if you don't think you're interested, go look at the link, read what she has to say on it, and decide then.

Also, easter is coming up! I'm going to be in Brooklyn with my great aunt and my mom. Both of us work the day before, I believe, so my aunt will be happy to know that I don't want to go anywhere else. She never lets me go anywhere on holidays anyhow... Sniff... We also usually leave with something funny she said or something she just kept mentioning that is just so 'her.' For example, at lease once a visit, she mentions an electrolux vacuum. She took this vacuum from the trash and found it didn't have a power cord. So she took it in to a vacuum cleaner store and paid to have them put a new cord on it. That's right. Vacuum stores exist. I was surprised, too. She also visits lamp stores for custom lamp shades, and cross stitching stores for special templates. I guess that's New York for you, a little bit of everything.

That's pretty much what I had to say today. Keep an eye on our shop tonight or tomorrow the hoodies will be up.

Love Always,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Survival of the Sneakiest

I think it's fair to say that one of the biggest things a college student thinks about is food. As a college student, I can say that at least 5 times a day I think about when or what I should eat, and often I consider how far away the buffet on campus is (you know, the one they have at every major campus). If it's a bad day, I'll avoid walking the 5 minute walk to the buffet and munch on something I have in my dorm. One day, my mom mentioned stealing food from the buffet to bring back to my dorm for later. At first I thought it was a bad idea-- how would I be able to do it in a way that wasn't obvious?? And why would the employees let me do that right under their nose? Besides, i'd walk in with a bag that's empty and walk out with a bag that's full!

One day, I recruited Woof to steal with me, because I was tired of going to the buffet when I didn't feel like it, and I didn't have any more ramen in the dorm. We stole almost 20 sandwiches and a gazillion cookies. Over the course of this semester, we've stolen food for a chocolate fondue night, whole meals of their best food to heat up later, and more sandwiches than I can count. My initial sneakiness concerns turned out to be not a big deal-- the employees don't like their job, and thus don't bother trying to save their company money. I've been seen putting food into a tupperware container, and they just looked away. I just ate my last sandwich from the last raid and I thought I would share with you my tactics for getting the most good food out of the buffet without getting the manager's attention.

  1. Bring a Backup: Woof and I usually take turns putting things in the bag, the other one watching out for someone who might bust us.
  2. Bring a variety of containers: We have baggies, Portioned meal containers, big square containers, little square containers, and one huge square container. Each type has a different purpose, and they all come in handy-- ESPECIALLY the baggies.
  3. Bring a big bag: Preferably the type that you get at any university event or just a re-useable grocery bag. And don't bring a white one, especially, because there's a good chance something will leak and stain it. Also, white is a little easier to see through. You also want this bag to be old, so it's not too stiff to be held close to your body when you make your exit. You don't want anyone seeing into your doggie bag.
  4. Eat, pack, and go: You don't want to have stuff in the bag next to you for longer than you have to. Lessen the amount of time you have to get caught. The lesser employees don't care what you're doing as long as you're trying to look sneaky. They probably won't bother you if you're not being obvious about the fact that you're taking food. When You leave, hold the top of the bag together with your arm like you would if it were likely to fall off of your shoulder. Even better if it does fall off your shoulder. You want to look natural. Say goodbye to the person at the front if they address you, but act like you're in a hurry. They're less likely to stop someone who is on their way to something and looks like they're rushing, because those people are more likely to get nasty. Keep the bag on the opposite side of the person who is at the entrance, they're less likely to see it that way

Those are all the tips I can give a college student considering stealing from the campus buffet. Hopefully you have as much success as Woof and I do!

Love always,

Thursday, April 14, 2011

And thus, Mew returns

So, I know I haven't written a post in a while, but not for lack of trying! There are at least 5 different drafts of various tops on our blogger account, such as:

Mew's cat 
  •  My cat!! (and how awesome and amazing he is)

This is basically me.
  • Stories from work! (I work at McDonald's. I have some great stories.) 

  • Any general story about woof and I (but somehow I didn't think you'd be interested in our adventures in shopping or the video games we're playing, so I had to hold myself back)

I finally thought hard enough that my head exploded (not really, because that would be messy), and I needed time to recover. 

This week, I've been on a contest craze. I really love free stuff, and now I'm caught in a spiral of daily tweets and long, multiple-comment entries (and for some reason, I like it). One of these contests reminded me of a funny story that I could share about a huge kitchen disaster of mine-- feel free to comment with your own kitchen disaster as well! 

Once, my mother and I had baked an 'easy day cake,' which was as easy as expected. We went out to the store for something, though I don't remember what. We left the cake on top of the stove to cool, and with nobody in the house, it should have been safe. Yes, I said should have. We had a dog and a cat at this time. The cat was never able to jump onto the counter, and we were reasonably sure the smell of cake wouldn't attract him, and we had set the cake far enough back to be out of reach of the dog. Both statements turned out to be right. The dog, however, was evidently more determined than the cat. She jumped up onto the stove hard enough to turn the knob for the burner on. The very same burner we had rested our cake in its ceramic pan on to cool. When my family returned home, our cat was in the window. He wasn't a talkative cat back then, and we rarely saw him mew, but there he was meowing up a storm. Like any crazy cat owners, we stood outside the front window, meowing back at him for fun for about two minutes. When we finally went into the house, we realized why he was being so vocal-- the house was full of smoke. My mother ran to the source of the smoke, turning off the burner and putting out the cake fire. Thankfully, nothing else caught on fire while we were away. Unfortunately, we had to re-make our cake, as even the un-burnt parts tasted like smoke : (

Just because I think it's funny, and you've probably never seen anything like it, here's a picture of my dog. 

Mew's dog

Yes, we did that to her. No, she didn't hate it. In fact, people petted her probably 10 times more than they usually would, sometimes even pulling over and getting out of their car to pet her. Contrary to her innocent look, she was a real troublemaker....

Anyhow, that's my post. I promise to be even more interesting next time.

Love always,

Monday, April 11, 2011

Four More Weeks

Today (at 12:15 PM on April 11th, 2011 somewhere in New Jersey) in Social Statistics class, we were discussing our final exam. People with jobs and kids complained that the strange, 2 hour, different day time slot was unfair and they had things to do. The Doctor told us she'd try to bump the exam up 45 minutes earlier.

The class cheered and I came to a horribly terrifying realization...

There are only four weeks left of my sophomore career. 28 days, or 16 actual school days for me.

Dood, where did time go?

Chasin' Your Mailman,

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Top 10 Things I Did Instead Of Paying Attention In Class

10. Play the same song in my head over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.
9.Stare at the teacher, pretending to paying attention, but really I'm sleeping with my eyes open.
8. Write a To-Do List, completely unrelated to the class, or school in general.
7. Daydream.
6. Play with my iPod Touch Apps.
5. Browse Google.
4. Facebook.
3. Draw on my notes.
2. Text some people. Text some more people.
1. Write this blog post.

Stealing food off your plate,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Back to the Future

So, now that I have Pokemon Black to play with, I also have a bit of work to do with the etsy shop. Woof and I got two hoodies to make into messenger bags: Raphael from TMNT and one with Red Bull on it. Here's a little sneak peek of generally what the description will be:

"This bag was originally a hoodie, and is hand-sewn into a bag. The sewing is very strong and has proven to be able to hold over fifty pounds and can hold just about anything you need to transport. I've had my own hoodie bag for 5 years and have never had to patch it up or re-sew anything, and each day I put about 20-30 pounds worth of stuff in it. Just like a wearable hoodie, this sort of use will stretch it. Also like a real hoodie, it is machine washable (this has turned out to be very useful to me). Due to the way it is sewn though, only the big part of the hoodie can be turned inside out. I've found this bag to be the most comfortable 'messenger bag' I've ever owned, and unlike most messenger bags, it doesn't hurt if it gets heavy. The weight is distributed evenly and comfortably over the soft cotton sleeves. Private message me if you have any other questions about the bag or what it can take. If I don't know the answer, I will test it for you and let you know!"

What I didn't write is that in order to make sure the bags can really stand up to university life, which is probably the most strenuous life the bag will ever have. The TMNT bag has shown that the sewing is good and strong and comfy and everything it should be, and the Red Bull bag will be done in a couple of days. They will go up at 15.00 and 4.00 shipping. I'm so excited to share what I've been enjoying for so many years!!! I should probably pay attention to class now.

Love Always,

It Works!!!



I'm going to die

Tomorrow... Err.... Today, I have a class at 8AM. I am up at 1AM. Do you know why I am up at 1AM? Because I think I have found a way to fix my DSTT to play pokemon black. This is so exciting to me that I am trying to get it done tonight. It will probably not work that way, but I'm hoping for the best. I tried to play it the day it came out. It was already online in english, but it would not work. I played with it for 5 hours the first day. No go. I'm close to finishing my download now, and I really want to confirm that pokemon black now works on my DS. I came here just to ask for positive thoughts over the next day and a half... I'm going to try to fix my DSTT card as best I can. I'll keep you informed.

Love Always,

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The ol' Switcheroo

Earlier today, Woof and I were switching off answering a person's conversations on etsy when I suddenly realized that some people might think that she and I are the same person, crazy enough to want two personalities on the internet. The reason this occurred to me? You have to promise not to judge me.... I have seen the neopets messaging boards. One person was role playing as two people at once, and I remember thinking 'really? Why don't you just write a story and get it over with?'

One of the biggest differences between me and Woof is a very simple one: she is never scared, and I am perpetually scared. Even if you put me in a room full of cotton, no doors, no windows, just one nightlight and a TON of cotton, I would look around and my mind would turn the shadows of the cotton into monsters. Woof, on the other hand, always sleeps peacefully even if she just watched a scary movie. Jerk. Also, I snore. There. I said it.

The reason we call ourselves Mew and Woof is simple too. I'm more introverted than Woof. I have a gazillion acquaintances, but very very few friends. Woof has lots and lots of friends, and she's really social. Another good example is that she's often texting one person or another. I can count the amount of people I text on one hand.

I am not Woof... Woof is not me.... I promise!

On another note! Woof and I just got two hoodies. We're going to make them into messenger bags. One is Rafael from TMNT and the other is a redbull hoodie. The TMNT hoodie is already done, and should be up soon, and the red bull one is tomorrow. Finally, here is a video. Tonight we're playing fallout 3, and this video is from that game. It should be good for a laugh or two. Ni ni!

Love Always,

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Things were taped to my ceiling.

Yeah, that's right; things were taped to my ceiling. A lot of them were.

Today I started the long journey home sometime around 4 PM - the commute shoulda taken 40 minutes to an hour. Thanks to the wonderful City of Brotherly love, I drifted from pocket of traffic to pocket of traffic for close to two and a half hours. Thanks, Philly. Thanks.

Anyway, I made it home. I was greeted by a big black dog, who I call, lovingly, my mutt, and my mommy, who told me about how someone had driven their car through our front yard. Someone never learned how to put a car in reverse, I assume. Went out to dinner, came back and watched a movie with the family. It was pretty nice.

I went upstairs, it's like 11 PM now. My door was closed nearly all the way, which I didn't think anything of, since this is generally a futile effort by one of the parents to keep the mutt out of my room. He thinks my bed is his bed, you see.

I opened the door and flipped on the lights.

Hanging upside-down on my fan were two rubber ducks. A third, along with three different remotes, Darth Vader, a camera, and a poster were in various positions on my ceiling. The walls were lined with pencils, pens, trinkets, a bean-bag lizard, an Arcanine, and a frisbee. My bed was made, but my pillows were on the opposite end of the bed. On my computer desk was a note written by my younger sister, in colored pencil, that read "April Fools! Ha ha ha!"

One thing crossed my mind when I flicked that light switch on. One crystal clear statement.

"Man, someone replaced my lightbulbs! The walls definitely look less purple when there's more than just one lightbulb burning."

In any event, Mew and I have finally gotten our Etsy shop up and running! We're pro like that, yo. Visit it here! Visit, browse, support some starving college students!

Chewin' up your socks,

Friday, April 1, 2011

She bought us Kool-Aid!!!!!

My mom just called and she said she bought Woof and I 3 different flavored sugar-free kool-aids! Yay! That means that, until we get off our lazy butts and buy more water from the store, we can drink from the tap!!! If you're not as excited as I am, then maybe this is the sort of thing that would get you excited...

In other news... Our etsy shop is opening today! Woof and I are really excited to put up what we have! Hopefully it's done by 5:00 PM, so that I won't be thinking about it while I'm at work tonight. Last, but not least, here's a video of an 8th grader singing about partying and riding in a convertible. If you can make it all the way through, you're superhuman.

Love always,