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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Donkey Smiles Valentine Candy Blog Give Away

DonkeySmiles is having a blog give away!



After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on
her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found
shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally
unfortunately, my wife is like most women — she loved to

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from
the local Target.

Dear Mrs. Samuel,

Over the past six months, your husband has been causing
quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this
behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the
store. Our complaints against Mr. Samuel are listed below
and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them
in people’s carts when they weren’t looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off
at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor
leading to the women’s restroom..

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an
official voice, ‘Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a
bag of M&M’s on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a ‘CAUTIONWET FLOOR’ sign to
a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and
told other shoppers he’d invite them in if they would
bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he
began crying and screamed, ‘Why can’t you people
just leave me alone?’

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and
used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting
department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while
loudly humming the ‘Mission Impossible’ theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his
‘Madonna look’ by using different sizes of

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people
browsed through, yelled ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!’

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud
speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed ‘OH

And last, but not least.

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door,
waited awhile, and then yelled very loudly, ‘Hey!
There’s no toilet paper in here.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Organize what? Blog Carnival

Well I saw the blog carnival I decided to share about how I am organizing my business for paying taxes? I laughed when I saw the subject because I am so horrible with organizing my business stuff. Did you say ORGANIZE? Receipts and paper trails scattered. Is that considered as organized! Oh Boy! Every year I say I have got to do better and actually I do. I don't make enough money to pay a CPA or any other resource I would have to pay to organize anything. This business is still at the beginning stages for me and since the economy is horrible I am confident I had a loss this year. So for me, I do my own organizing like on April 14th (yes I usually file an extension). I gather all of my stuff, put it in a spreadsheet and PRAY I didn't miss anything! Then I give it to my Tax guy to file it for me ( he charges me a nominal fee).

Disclaimer: If a tax auditor is reading or reviewing this data note that all information in this blog is for entertainment purposes only! LOL!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I Know I have been MIA - Miss you

Hi Guys! I know I have been MIA lately. My grand baby has Pneumonia and a double ear infection (yes the cutie pie in the videos). Plus I have just been brain dead and really have taken a sabbatical trying to assess what I am doing here and how I can meet my goals and needs. Blogging is great and talking on the forums is great but I haven't sold over $100 in the past 6 months online. And fact is $70 of that was from one sale during the Christmas Holidays with the other portion being from my Infinitiessupplies shop. So I had to stop, consider my options and say what am I doing and do I need to keep moving in this direction. With the post from RoseworksJewelry about the Bonanzle venue. I have been playing with it a bit knowing that Etsy has far too many jewelry sellers and just have not been able to compete.

I know the economy is in a rough place right now so was also thinking hey maybe I should destash most of my stuff cuz I need the money with no job and then just start fresh when things are more financially stable. Then I had an EPIPHONY MOMENT and thought Hey why not try doing some traveling trunk shows? I send my jewelry with a friend to work or home, they get orders and customer names and I am not spreading myself thin trying to travel to and fro to make sales. I did my first traveling trunk show with my friend Patti who took it to her school and she made $60 bucks. Hey better than nothing. I went to a close friends house this weekend to have her take it to her job and she bought $60 worth on the spot, kept it all and took it to work with her today and so far has about $30 in sales. Hey that aint too bad. So all that said, I am just playing around with different venues and ideas and trying to figure out what I am doing and can do to bring in ACTUAL income!

Know that I miss all of my Etsyblogger team members and my Pluggers United Team members and hope to be back online full force soon!

Huggles to all of you!