Saturday, February 19, 2011

Other Cool Zazzle Stores: blackspanielgallery

The blackspanielgallery at Zazzle was started to complement the coin business that the owner ran and has grown to incorporate New Orleans themed items and inspirational items. Many of the items are beautiful (see the drinking vessel above!). Take a trip to the gallery today.

Friday, February 18, 2011

New Design! Montreal Flower Show 2007 at Doug E. Shirts on Zazzle

In 2007, my girlfriend and I went to the Montreal Jazz Festival in Quebec. We had some time to do some sightseeing and found out that there was an outdoor exhibition in various places in the city; the subject was flowers and design. I took a picture of this scene and thought I'd like to use it in some manner in the future. Well, the future is now!

This is the newest design at Doug E. Shirts and it's on Speck Cases, greeting cards, cups and posters. Let me know what you think either at the Doug E. Shirts Zazzle store, this blog or Twitter. And comments are appreciated! Thanks in advance.

See more personalized gifts from Zazzle.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Krista Tippett: Reconnecting with compassion | Video on

Krista Tippett: Reconnecting with compassion | Video on

I listen to Krista Tippett's show "Being" via iTunes podcast. It's a show that features intelligent discussions of all things spiritual. How people live out their beliefs has always been very interesting to me. I try to live out my faith in a positive manner and try to reach hearts with humour and positivity.

Krista makes a point in the video that we, as a culture, have gotten as far as we can with the idea of tolerance of others and intolerance of injustice. Now is the time to add compassion to our understanding of others. Within the framework of love, compassion takes us from neutral to positive.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Restaurant Review: Romano's Macaroni Grill, South Portland, Maine

For Valentine's Day, my girlfriend and I went to Romano's Macaroni Grill in South Portland, Maine. Because it was Valentine's Day, I made sure to make a reservation. Because it was that day, I took what I could get, which was 5:45 PM.

We got to the restaurant and was seated promptly. Our waitress was a great gal by the name of Karen; she made us feel comfortable. The restaurant itself had an Italian restaurant decor. The lighting was adequate but it may have made the interior seem a little worn.

We ordered one of the specialty drinks - the Venetian Lemonade. It was tasty and not strong. Bread was brought to the table to dip in the peppered olive oil; once again, tasty! Because it was Valentine's Day, my girlfriend received a complementary rose. Nice touch.

We both ordered the "Make Your Own Pasta Bowl" option. It was priced at $9.99 before adding meat or salad. It came out very quickly and was delicious (I wish I had asked them to go easy on the pasta). We also both got a desert (they have a lot of choices). It was fresh and sweet, just how I like it!

Overall, a great night that ended up just over $50. We were almost comatose from the carbs. From this visit, I would definitely recommend this Macaroni Grill location.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Other Cool Zazzle Stores: Lashed To The Mast

Welcome to the lunacy and political-themed Zazzle store of Lashed To The Mast. Run by myassaboy (I'm assuming from someplace in Florida), political statements and fantasy ramblings can be found on shirts and bumper stickers. Go visit the store and leave a comment!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Other Cool Zazzle Stores: Scream'n Jenny

Scream'n Jenny's Zazzle store (out of Arizona) is full of designs like the one above! Simple and clean images that transmit ideas with an ultra-pop sensibility. Visit the store and the related sites: