Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cake Mate's Mother of All Bake Sales

Are your eye-catching, scrumptious goodies always the first to sell-out at the local bake sale? If so, Cake Mate wants you to enter the Mother of All Bake Sales contest!

To honor the bake sale legends that go the extra mile in the kitchen, Cake Mate announces the Mother of All Bake Sales. This is the chance for all of those extraordinary bake sale chefs to dust off their aprons and show America what can be done with a mixer, some frosting and other decorating accessories.

Five winners will be chosen and inducted into the Cake Mate Bake Sale Hall of Fame. In addition to their new title, the Hall of Fame inductees will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a $1,000 donation to their favorite charity.

Get the contest application and rules here. Entries must be received between September 15, 2007 and November 15, 2007.

Found via Chloe Jo's newsletter.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

'Stolen' is such a harsh word...

All I needed was some-bunny to love...

...a big wig and a guitar to play...

Danka, Fabulon.

Get That Dream Date Out Of The Closet

Forty years is a long time to stay hidden in a closet... So get your Dream Date game on!

Dream Date, 1963, Transogram Game says:
Dream Date, the game where girl meets boy
Use your personal magnetism to 'click'
with the boy of your choice
The seller certainly 'clicks' with me -- look what they wrote:
All game pieces appear to be there, but I've never tried to play it, so I'm not really sure. And anyway, face it, honey -- you're buying it for the box!
Look, ma, that snarky seller's got my number!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Paging Mr. De Mille

'All right Mr. De Mille, I am ready for my close-up' bangle by Jessica Kagan Cushman:

I always thought the quote was, "I am ready for my close-up, Mr. De Mille," but I guess I was butchering that too.

Via SpreeMail.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Pregnancy Q & A

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?

A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q: I’m two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?

A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby’s sex?

A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she’s borderline irrational.

A: So what’s your question?

Q: My childbirth instructor says it’s not pain I’ll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?

A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?

A: Right after you find out you’re pregnant.

Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?

A: Not unless the word “alimony” means anything to you.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?

A: Yes, pregnancy.

Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?

A: Not if you change the baby’s diaper very quickly.

Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?

A: When the kids are in college.

Via Angela at Zen Fetish -- don't go if you shock easily. *wink*

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This Urgent Moment: An Open Call for New Art & Design

Does your art speak to the urgency of our times?

One artist will win the ultimate prize: a solo-show in New York City, a $2,007 grant, an art-star reception, a massive publicity blitz, a full-spread feature in The Annual and unlimited membership to the 3rd Ward artist workspace.

The best submissions will be exposed to an international audience of curators, collectors and art aficionados through the year-end publication: The Annual.

You have until Friday, September 21st to submit your work through the Artists Wanted website.