Wednesday, August 20, 2008

As the Blog World Turns

What is new in the world of blogging you ask? Well, I was nominated for another award! Damn I'm good. Not that it's going to my head or anything, but this does make my third. Take THAT Michael Phelps! I win awards and I don't even have to get wet. The Brillante award was bestowed upon me by Team Squid Etsy. Thanks guys!

And thanks to this blog, I will now not gasp in horror should I walk past a computer and see a headless Barbie sticking out of someone's USB port. Some ingenious folks are selling things like Sushi drives, Rubber Duckie drives and the ever popular, Dim Sum drive. Getting creative with your flash drive seems to be a growing trend and USB Flash Drives Tech News has run a three part series on Weird Flash Drives.

Because most things are funnier when they are flat. This is the motto of the Nothing Like It store on Etsy. I believe I'd have to agree with that. This store features a series of clay coasters with names like Ernie the flat elf, Dixie the flat cow, and Flush me the flat goldfish. Their little bulging eyes are so cute!

Ayun Halliday, author of the very funny travel memoir (my personal favorite) No Touch Monkey and the possible creator of the infamous Kitty Litter Cake (if you don't know what this is, retain your innocence and DO NOT Google it! Trust me on this one. You do not want that picture burned into your brain, replacing memories of less disgusting treats). All these accomplishments yet she has not updated her food blog, Dirty Sugar Cookies since December of 2007! That makes knitwithcats look like a blogging fanatic. Everytime I check Dirty Sugar Cookies, all I see is the same Monkfish McNugget picture that has been there for 9 months and counting.

So, Ayun, this knitwithcats award is for you. Congrats!

Is everyone watching the Olympics? My favorite part is the parade of countries in the opening ceremony. It seems like every Olympics I learn about a new "tiny little country between France and Spain" or "lilliputian island nation in the pacific." Then I have to add the country to my already too long to accomplish in one lifetime travel dream list and I spend the rest of the Olympics wondering what life would be like in a country the size of a Wal-Mart.


Wai Mun said...

Thank you for the re-feature on the USB Flash thumb drives. It is really appreciated.

tut-tut said...

I know! I wish Ayun would post something. A well deserved award. I have to say, I laughed out loud--again--when I saw it.

DineometerDeb said...

Wai: You're welcome.

tut: Are you a fan too? I have read several of her books, all funny, but No Touch Monkey is my favorite.

SheR. said...

Ooo.. I see some Barbie doll hater there.. Send one over here! Heee :P

Nothinglikeit said...

Wow - thanks so much for mentioning my crazy Critter Coasters! You ROCK!

DineometerDeb said...

You are welcome! I love finding creative merchandise like yours on Etsy.