Monday, March 28, 2011

And the winner is...

Prickly Pinecone! Congratulations!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I know, cry me a river, right?

So I'm going to Seattle next Thursday. All by myself. Actually, not technically by myself. Nintendo is flying out a plethora of brand ambassadors something. I dunno, it's all very secretive. I know it has to do with the Nintendo 3DS, but I've compiled a list of tests for Noah to perform when I get back—like asking me questions I shouldn't know the answers to, such as "What's 7 times 8?" and "What's the capitol of South Dakota?"—to make sure that they haven't messed with my brain or experimented on me with new nanobot technology.

The point is, I'm pretty sure I don't know anybody else who's going, not even digitally. I know of plenty of them, because they're sort of Internet niche celebrities. As is my way, I will now proceed to view these people as Cooler Than Me, unapproachable, and consequently potentially trailed by a bodyguard ready to punch anyone in the neck who tries to approach and isn't on the Approved Approach List.

I don't think I'm a socially awkward person. I mean, it's normal to scratch your butt and pick your nose in public, right? And conversation wouldn't be genuine if I spoke through the filters of Tact and Social Grace.

Okay, so I definitely up my personal hygiene regimen and avoid words like "poo poo" and "tooter" when I'm around people older than 3, but I do become exhausted by mingling. (Also browsing, but I digress.) I guess I've just gotten used to Noah being my social crutch, Mr. I'm-a-Police-Officer-So-I-Know-How-to-Approach-Strangers-and-Talk-to-Them-Without-Feeling-Like-a-Twit. I'm certain these folks are perfectly nice and this Nintendo thing will be a blast and I can't believe my good fortune in being selected as a Brand Ambassador.

I guess the best thing to do to prepare for this is to practice smizing.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fierce Beagle Giveaway: $60 to CSN Stores!

Okay guys, for realsies this time. I have in my possession the discount code for $60, to be applied to any purchase of the winner's choosing.

My current obsession is finding a fairly inexpensive but cool wall clock for our house (we currently have none, and so rely on the thermostat and the microwave, which don't happen to tell the same time). If I were the winner, I'd consider this "Too Cool for School Retro Modern Wall Clock"...

or maybe this George Nelson Sunburst Clock (which, it so happens, is my late grandfather's name!)...

But that's just me.

What are you waiting for?! Leave a comment to be entered! Just make sure you include an email address. I'll randomly select a winner on Friday, March 25.

And if you want to up your chances, go and sign up for CSN's Joss & Main private sales by clicking here. Each sale lasts only 72 hours, but the discounts are incredibly deep. Just come back here and leave another comment saying you signed up, and boom. Another entry.

Good luck!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

You, too, can benefit from my neuroses!

Apparently my recent and public spiral into the vortex of home decor has reached epic proportions, because Sean from CSN Stores contacted me about doing a giveaway.

In case you're not familiar, CSN Stores is basically the place where people like me go to unabashedly revel in our sickness. For instance, I could spend some serious time—serious. time.—combing my outdoor lighting options for sprucing up the back deck and adding some landscape lighting out front. Click on the link if you dare, folks. Click if you dare.

I'll be posting details of the giveaway soon—I can tell you the randomly selected winner will get a $60 gift certificate, though. Which, HOLLA. Am I right?

In the meantime, contact your support system and have an exit strategy in place, because I guarantee you'll all have mentally spent that sixty bucks and more after a few minutes of browsing.