12 February 2011

Oh Nuts! Sweepstakes, blog giveaway, and other such randomness.

You guys may have seen previous posts regarding Oh Nuts giveaways and product reviews. You may remember that they let me host a giveaway for Oh Nuts' collaboration with the film Life As We Know It. They gave me 4 passes to see the early release in Chicago, which was pretty cool. They also are wrapping up their sweepstakes, so click on the banner and enter to win a Hi-Def TV and Blu-Ray Player, along with a copy of Life As We Know It on Blu-Ray. If that doesn't work out for you, they are also giving away 10 copies of the film on either standard dvd or blu-ray. Sign up!

On another Oh Nuts related note, if you'd like to learn more about how the company began, the owner and the employees, and how they strive to make Oh Nuts good for their customers, check out their interview on Building Success. The topic is "strengthening relationships" and how they build customer loyalty. If you're in Brooklyn, take some time to visit their store!


My friend Micki from Running, and What Not presented me with the Stylish Blogger Award. The requirements of receiving this award are that I have to present you with 7 facts about myself as well as passing the award along to 7 bloggers, which I think I'll forgo. Not that I can't think of a single blogger to award, but because I don't feel like it right now.
  • I operate a personal shop on Etsy called, Catty Knits. I don't currently have anything listed because I haven't gotten around to it, which is a terrible business practice, but my Flickr set shows what all I do, particularly the copper wire and bead bracelets. I've even had business cards made up.

  • My new running shoes finally arrived. I italicize it because the story goes as follows: Shoe Fit on Running Warehouse told me, based on the size of my current shoe, I would be a size 9 in New Balance 801s, which are being discontinues and with a 15% off coupon code I bought for a nice $50. Well, I didn't believe it. I've pretty much been a size 10 in running shoes since I've started running, and although this model says it "runs large", I still didn't listen.
    I ordered the 10s and it was ridiculously large. Returned for the 9.5s, which were still a little floppy. I currently run in New Balance 100s, a racing flat for trails... on the road. I like them because they're light, not too cushy, offer excellent feel, and are snug. I pretty much have become accustomed to snug fitting shoes and believe the snug fit is why I haven't had a blister in months. So finally the 9s arrived and the fit is really good. There's a tiny gap around the heel, it feels like, though I can try and tighten the laces to fix it. If these don't work, there is no 8.5. Also, I got a free NB long sleeve shirt and RW book bag that I haven't used in case I was going to return it. I suppose I could keep it, but the only reason why I got it was because I purchased these shoes that were over $50, so the right thing to do is return them if these don't work out (I am hoping they do work out, damn it!).

  • I really like ramen and Annie Chun's noodle bowls. I've come to like ramen in bowls better than packets because the noodles don't get as soggy.

  • I haven't raced since July of last year.

  • I'm a big Gilmore Girls fan and recently bought a mug set. Two 20 oz. mugs, one with "Luke's" and the other with "Dragonfly Inn" printed on either mug. They are HUGE. That's 2 1/2 cups of coffee in each mug! The handle is awesome. I'll take a picture of them soon. (There's one of me holding the Luke's mug in the "about me" section.)

  • I'm feeling more confident with entering cooking contests, not necessarily because I know I'll win but because I have more faith in my ability to be able to create fairly interesting ideas. I thank Foodbuzz and the U.S. Dry Pea & Lentil Council for the push.

  • It's warming up. It may not stay this warm, but I almost wish it were staying cold, snowy, and all around despicable so I have an excuse to not run as much. I'm terrible.


  1. That is a humongous mug, though I don't get the reference. I can't stand the mom on "Gilmore Girls", so I refuse to watch it. Actually, I hate all of the dialogue. Oops.

    I'm confident in your contest-entering too! You've whipped up some really creative things!

  2. Mica - Haha, the mom (Rory's mom) began to annoy me in later seasons. The reference is to Luke's Diner in the show, and the mom's inn that she later owned called The Dragonfly Inn.

    Thanks, that really means a lot!

  3. That's some pretty cool looking stuff you've made! I was just thinking the other day how I wanted a new hat/beanie. I just may have to talk to you about fulfilling the need!

  4. Alex - Well, what can I say. Maybe I am a self-sabotager. =(

    Jordan - Thanks! If you have any questions, just send an email.

  5. I am SO impressed by your knitting skills! I'm currently having knitters block and can't figure out what I want my next project to be.


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