phishers….and i dont mean the fans of the band

Seriously…this was an IM conversation I got today. If you can call it a conversation.

(3:43:59 PM) mcguirefoweta: hello
(3:45:19 PM) me: ?
(3:45:30 PM) mcguirefoweta: Hey Lauren
(3:45:55 PM) mcguirefoweta: This is difficult for me to do because I’m shy..but I have a crush on you, i have been sending you emails but no response
(3:46:19 PM) mcguirefoweta: I’ve never been able to tell you for reasons which you would quickly identify as obvious if you knew who this was.
(3:46:40 PM) mcguirefoweta: With that said, I want you to guess who I am, and approach me yourself.
(3:47:02 PM) mcguirefoweta: To help you out with your guessing I made a few pictures and videos with “Lauren” written on my body.
(3:47:38 PM) mcguirefoweta: did you get my last IM about the riscque photos? if you didnt get the link visit it in my yahoo profile
(3:48:02 PM) mcguirefoweta: My username in the members area is “LaurenandME09″ (It’s a free website but you might need a CC or Debit to verify your age because I had to. Sigh.)
(3:48:27 PM) mcguirefoweta: once you are inside search for me. I want you to guess who I am and then approach me yourself. I’m shy and this is the bravest thing I’ve probably ever done, but you need to do the rest.
(3:48:53 PM) mcguirefoweta: i wont ever be able to get on yahoo messenger again this is my only day so come talk with me on the website
(3:49:07 PM) mcguirefoweta: Kisses, Secret Admirer

So…you think I should find him?  I mean..i always wanted a secret admirer. He sounds sexy.

FOUL….way too salty for my taste

Taken verbatim from the article…this is so gross.

THE WORST DRIVE-THRU MEAL IN AMERICA
Carl’s Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger
with Medium Natural cut Fries and 32 oz Coke
2,618 Calories
144 g fat (51.5 g saturated fat)
2892 mg sodium

Of all the gut-growing, heart-stopping, life-threatening burgers in the fast food world, there is none whose damage to your general well-being is as catastrophic as this. Consider these heart-stopping comparisons: This meal has the caloric equivalent of 13 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Donuts; the saturated fat equivalent of 52 strips of bacon; and the salt equivalent of seven and a half large orders of McDonald’s French fries!

Scary!

Will make me think twice about driving the 1 South anytime soon. How is it I didn’t know that I drove over this? Am I that oblivious?

Yahoo! Travel has dubbed the 1 south one of the scariest drives. Read the article to find out what else made the cut.

Highway One/Big Sur

California

Alfred Hitchcock could not have conjured a scarier highway—122 miles of vertigo between Monterey and Morro Bay. Two lanes for nearly its entire length, the road meanders along cliff tops poised high above the Pacific, including 33 bridges and countless drop offs into liquid oblivion. Anyone faintly squeamish should not attempt to drive this route.

the new dining table

I ordered a dining table on Ebay for our dining nook.  The house is now short one piece of furniture, mabye two..but those are just extras…not necessities…like a dining room table.  Ikea does it right.  Im not sure that this place does.  It was also build your own furniture…and while it was a success in the end, im not sure the process was laid out in the best possible way.  Let me show you why.  Read the directions for the chairs..

Engrish at its finest.

And..now the process.

And the final result…with the first meal to christen it.

“Lil Gentleman” on the air!

So…the shopper segment that I sent my wunzees to went on the air this morning.  Its actually pretty funny, becasue the topic is “Ideas for Moms Hoping to Earn Extra Cash.”  So its a story about the economy and how we as mothers can make more money by selling crafts on Etsy.  Im a mom now! :)  I guess because I make baby clothes, I’ve got to be right? Well, its great exposure, and was fun to watch online.  You can too!  I can’t embed the video, but if you click on the link and go to the video footage on the top right, watch long enough, and you will see my onesie with a tie.  The “Lil Gentleman”.  She also links to my Wunzees Etsy shop, so thats awesome too…

Check it! She holds up my item longer than the rest! :)

http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=128233&catid=39

Wunzees goin live….

So there is alot going on right now in my lil world of onesies.

1. Im just about ready to order a new batch of blanks…and I think i’m going to try a new vendor and go organic.  Organic is in right now…and I dont see it going away, so maybe it will open my base of buyers if I appeal to the masses.

2.  We are about to rebrand Wunzees was a great start to a shop on Etsy, but what happens after I start doing things other than onesies?  I mean, I’ve already ventured out into the world of bibs, and soon hopefully baby blankets are in the works.  Wunzees stops making sense.  I am in the preliminary stages of starting my new blog.  I need to get a host, and learn CSS, or just steal borrow someones template.  I Mick bought a domain.  Wait for it….”The Little Goat”.  Get it? Who doesn’t love goats, and a little goat is a kid!  I can not take credit for this…though I will exploit it for all its worth.  When the time comes, don’t forget to add thelittlegoat.com to your blogroll…though its nothing right now.

tlglogo-copy3

3. Wunzees are going to be on the internet (beyond Etsy)…maybe TV, and if you live in Atlanta, you can see it too! I answered a profnet, from a woman who was looking for trendy gifts from Etsy to feature on her show, and she responded!  Yay PR….So…It will be on the 11Alive News, in Atlanta, GA at 7:50 am on Saturday. WXIA-TV Its the NBC affiliate!  Pretty cool huh?

I will be featuring the Lil Gentleman Series.

The tie as well as the new mustache bib.

Stay tuned for more exciting things to come with The Little Goat.


western spaghetti

So through my internet trolling yesterday, I came across this guy’s stop motion videos.  PES film.  It looks like he does a lot of commercials, for Coin Star as well as Scrabble in particular. I highly recommend you peruse his YouTube channel. This non-commercial, entitled “Western Spaghetti” was my favorite that I saw yesterday.  My personal favorite part of his videos, is the use of candy corn for fire.

Stop motion animation requires a ton of patience. Thats all i can say. I dont know if I could pull it off.