Category Archives: Fashion

Boeing Blue

Elon Musk and SpaceX aren’t the only ones with their “eyes on the prize” of replacing the Shuttle for commercial U.S manned space launches. Boeing has unveiled a new streamlined light-weight space suit for it astronauts to wear aboard its CST-100 “Space Taxi”.

See also my post Bras In Space, the story of the Apollo spacesuit

Compare and contrast the Boeing CST-100 to the SpaceX Crew Dragon (aka Dragon V2)

Croch et al.

A mashup of Crochet and et al. Pronounced more like Crōsh et al or Crōshā al … and less like crotch et al … although sadly the latter sticks in my mind. I made up the name so I have no one to blame but myself.

Croch et al. Is the business name I just created on eBay to sell the afghans, scarves, hats, etc. that Mrs has been working on lo these many months. We have been led to believe that they are high quality, the yarn itself certainly is. I am not looking to get rich from this as much as offset the cost of the Mrs hobby. Regulars to this blog know that she suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and diabetes. Since she can no longer drive, she is a shut-in. The crocheting keeps her busy.

The et al. (Latin for and the rest) is for anything else we want to sell. Of immediate interest is her Grandmother’s Fostoria glassware and tableware that we have rarely used and would like to sell to someone who appreciates it.

I am clueless regarding selling stuff on line. I guess that WordPress also offers payments through PayPal … and I may eventually go that route … but for now I figured that eBay has the edge. I am just looking for a way to assure that I get paid and a way to assure potential buyers that I’m not going to rip them off. This will be pretty low volume stuff. Once the Fostoria is dealt with, the volume of crocheted goods will be small. 

Stay tuned for more details …

Shizzle, Inc is on Amazon Kindle bestseller list!!!

Shizzle, Inc.

Fo shizzle my nizzle!

Two chapters in and I can absolutely recommend it …

Ana Spoke, author

Aaaaaa!!! I was just climbing into bed to start working on my blog tour spreadsheet and decided to stare at my Amazon link one more time. I’m tired after a full day of spreadsheeting and bullshitting at work, so I thought seeing Isa’s face would give me the much-needed boost. Then I noticed this:

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This must be some kind of a mistake, I thought. So I clicked on a link, which took me to Top 100 Paid Titles in Humour. And there she was, my creation, with a number 72 next to it:

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I’m speechless. Good thing that I can still type, so that I can “say” thank you to those who bought my book. Regardless of what happens next, you’ve made my dream come true.

Big, big hugs.

Ana

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Minnetonka Deerskin Moccasin

Minnetonka Men’s Double Deerskin Softsole Moccasin

No not Mini Tonka
  

Minnetonka

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XAZUQQ

  

Why did I wait so long to buy a pair of these. Well, I admit that the Internet in general and Amazon in particular has made it really easy to find and buy stuff not generally in stock at local stores. In the last few months, since I sprung for the Amazon Prime membership, I have been been checking Amazon first for EVERYTHING I want or need. No longer do I have to go from store to store looking for that particular thing that no one has in stock or in the right size. Now I check on Amazon first and if they have it … I don’t leave the house. The other day a delivery man looked at all of the boxes and asked the Mrs if we were moving in. “Yes, yes we are,” she lied. 🙂

My god, are the Minnetonka Men’s Double Deerskin Softsole Moccasins comfortable. But don’t take my word for it, read the other people’s reviews.

 

Go ahead. Splurge. Treat yourself or a loved one. Think early Christmas shopping.