Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day Part Tre

This is third year that I've written about Valentine's Day.  Here are the first two installments.

Part 1

Part 2

I googled Valentine's Day gifts and I have to say "What a bunch of crap!"   With Gretchen at my side we tossed through the "unique Valentine's Day gifts" and this is what I've discovered:

Make anything in  heart shape and you can sell it as a Valentine's day gift.  Here are a few examples.
USB Cup Warmer 

A heart shaped USB cup warmer--because nothing says I love you than "Honey spend some more time on your computer than with me.  I know you have millions of more items to re-pin."

These are perfect for the wife who never listens to you

Diane von Furstenberg Heart-in-Ear Headphones


Apparently, I love you more when your drunk

instant wine chiller
instant wine chiller
personalized barley pitcher
Personalized Barley Pitcher

beer holster with bottle opener
Beer Holster with Bottle Opener

"Sweetheart, here is some place for all your bullshit!"
bull catchall

Now of all of the items that we looked at, Gretchen liked the chocolate covered berries the best.

gourmet dipped fancy berries
That computes in my brain as "I should by her a fondue pot.  That way she can have dipped fruit anytime she wants.  And for $49.95, I could probably buy her two."  After I expressed that to her, she tells me that I "need to take a gift giving class for Economist."  Translation  "YOU CHEAP ASS!!"
I think I should feel insulted but I don't.  I could go really cheap and make her a "ticket book" or a "mix tape". (if only I could find a tape recorder)
Anyway, as I do every year, I will go out and do my best.  And hopefully hit a homerun. ;-D

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

10,000: Part Two

Well looks like I'm gonna fall about 900 short of 10,000 hits in two years.  Oh well, I've always said I blog because I enjoy it.  Anyway as promised, the following are some of my favorite post during year 2.  Thanks for reading.  And please don't forget to comment.

Love and Passion

Causing a Scene

Did the Preacher Make You Angry? Good!

Maturing at 38

Gretchen's Nemesis Resurrects


Blame it on the Barbie Orgy

I Was Attacked by a Killer Bee (For Real)

The Devil Made Me Do It

Why We Are Where We Are:  A Social Commentary Part One

Wow this was only through April.  I'm proud of all of these.  Feel free to click on any post.  There is plenty of more coming in year three.

Friday, February 1, 2013

10,000 in 2 years: Make It happen

February 9, 2013 will mark 2 years of In Shane's Brain.  It began with a rant on Facebook, now 2 years later I can't imagine not doing it.  When I read old post. I realize how good some of them are.  I know it sounds like I'm bragging but really I'm not.  I normally hate my writing and beat myself up over it.  This is what I've learned in the last 2 years when it comes to ISB:

1)  my potential death or personal injury seem to drive a lot of traffic to my blog. (I don't now how to take that)

2)  This blog has helped my other writing (hopefully this is the year)

3)  Often people want to tell me what to write about (some are good ideas, others not so much, however keep the ideas coming because writer's block is a real thing.)

4)  Gretchen loves the beautiful wife posts

5)  Some "friends" refuse to read my blog

6)  Some people think every post is about them

7) Trying to please my readers only leads to posts that I HATE

Anyway the point of the post is that I'm roughly 1100 hits away from 10,000.  I would very much like to have that by 2/9/2013.  It would be a great way to celebrate 2 years of rants, stories, poems, and observations.  I'm asking you, my readers to help promote my little blog.  My Top Ten posts are listed at the lef tside of this blog.  Below are some of my other favorites posts.  Thanks for reading and thanks for helping me get my 10,000 hits.

Lets Do School Lunch

Happy Birthday Grandma

More Than Just A Hat

Bang the Drum Slowly:  An Attempt to Revive A Flat-lined Baseball

Yes, It's True. It Only Lasted Two Minutes

The Grave Little Toaster

Pushing My Boulder

Laughter IS the Best Medicine

Andy and the Holiday Dinner

Doggie Styles

These are all from the first year.  I will post my faves from year two when I don't have any thing else to post  at a later date.  If you like what you read go ahead and look around and don't forget to leave some comments and tell me what you think.  Thanks for reading.