1. You Shall Not Pass Stamp
As you may or may not know, I was a high school English teacher at one point in time before my radio career. This means that I sympathize with most teachers around the world for all of the hard work they put into their lesson planning for a bunch of apathetic and motiveless bunch of brats. I suppose how you see those brats is based off your personal perspective, but it still doesn’t keep your rose-colored glasses on all of time when some of the unmotivated don’t pass your test on the application of the quadratic formula. For each time they don’t pass the test, there’s nothing like having a little bit of tongue-in-cheek humor when you stamp this on all four corners of the test letting them know they’ll suck at life FOREVER.
2. Stripped-down Groundhog Day Clock
For the past three nights I have watched Groundhog Day on crackle.com as a means to try and fall asleep. If you’re like me, you’re not falling asleep just because that movie’s replay value never gets old. Especially the parts where you start feeling sorry for Bill Murray’s character each time you see his bedside clock flip over to 6:00 AM. In fact, I kinda wish I had that Groundhog Day Clock as a sweet retro piece to match the rest of my hand-me-down house. I can’t guarantee that you’ll re-live the same day over and over, but this clock is available to buy in a stripped down version.
3. Radio Controlled Shark Balloon
Last week my brother had a chance to make the trip out to my house to sit around for a visit with me and my parents. As we caught up, my brother--a full-grown man’s man--was surfing on his iPhone to find last week’s blog that featured the shark sleeping bag. You see, brother makes no bones about having a fear of sharks just as much as I have a fear of snakes and unusually nice waitresses. The difference is that he’s had this fear from when my parents scarred him for life by taking him to see Jaws in the theaters--my parents are clearly awesome in the parenting department.
I REALLY want to buy this for when he comes over next time.
4. Scooter Luggage
Chronic procrastinators find themselves always rushing from one thing to the next. Especially if you take a lot of business trips and are running late in the airport. Perhaps if you had a set of wheels, you could get to the gate before your plane leaves. Maybe you find yourself not running late, but you’d rather take a stroll down the jet way without excessively using your legs. After you buy this little piece of coolness, you’re guaranteed to have the person sitting next to you talk on the entire flight to Pittsburgh.
5. Barbarian Beanies
Just because we’re approaching Spring doesn’t mean that you won’t be a taking a few last minute trips up to Snowbowl or Sunrise to hit the slopes. Don’t let the winter weather get the best of your dome! Get this stylish conversation piece that screams, “I’m socially awkward, but you’ll love my beanie!”