Monday, August 13, 2012

Fiverr -- the good, the bad and the really ugly.

About a month ago, I learned about a new site called Fiverr. It's a neat concept where people can sell services that all cost $5. Some of them are serious professional services and some are just for fun.

Last month, I commissioned a guy to sing happy birthday to Brian wearing a the union-jack. It was perfect! We all got a good laugh.

Here it is:
Not bad, right? Where else can you find someone to sing happy birthday in a strong British-accent wearing a union-jack thong and a hat?

Riding on the high from my last purchase, I decided to try some other services. I found this seller selling "high-end caricatures" for your avatar. Get that? HIGH-END. After seeing the examples, I was extremely excited to get this done

Here is the ad:

So, after paying for it, I am supposed to send a picture of me over. So of course I found a picture that makes me look the youngest and sent it on over. Here is what I sent:

Handsome devil, right?

It takes time to draw something as beautiful as the examples the seller gave. I have seen artists on the street creating these while people waited, but the artistry, the shading, the airbrush finish... I knew this would take some time. 

I couldn't wait to see what kind of zany character I would end up.

The suspense was killing me.

FINALLY, after four days of waiting my prize had arrived. 

I got the email and immediately logged on to collect my treasured caricature:

All done. 

WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK is this? I have lodged a formal complaint, but I suppose I got what I paid for.  

Excuse me sir, you accidentally sold your "I will smear your photo in Photoshop for $5" service with the wrong description.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Jason's South-Broadway Golf-Spectacular!

It's called: Pub Golf. It's quite fun. The basics: We go around to bars in a scheduled order, with certain drinks being 'par'. You skip a drink, you get penalty points, but don't worry non-drinkers, I made enough bonus tasks for you to compete without drinking!


I have the 'holes' mapped out along with the scorecard.  

Download it here:

At each bar, you will get a score for how much you drink or how daring you are and the person with the lowest score at the end of the night is the Pub Golf Champion and will have these bragging rights for the rest of their lives.

The following is the bar schedule, all times are estimates:
2:00 - 3:00 Sputnik - Hipsters
3: 00 - 4:00 Irish Rover
4:00 - 5:00 Barker Lounge - Patio Drinks!!
5:00 - 6:00 Barry's on Broadway - Skee Ball!
6:00 - 7:30 Compound - BEER BUST
7:30 - 8:00 El Diablo
8:00 - 9:00 Blue Ice
9:00 - 10:00 SkyLark Lounge - LIVE BAND
10:00 - 11:00 SOBO 151 - KAROAKE
11:00 - 12:00 BoysTown - Strippers
12:00 - 1:00 Compound - This is the bonus hole

I created a Google map of the location, so you can see everything is walking distance and I spent quite a bit of time getting the bars to be in the right order so that we hit up the peak moment at where we are going

Here's the map:
Invite your friends or anyone who wants to play. This is one of those events where the bigger the group, the more of a spectacle we we will make and that means more fun.

Friday, April 22, 2011

SAVE THE DATE/TIME - Jason's South-Broadway Golf-Spectacular!

My birthday celebration this year is sure to go down in neighborhood history as the most fun you ever had wearing golf attire.

I wanted to get this event info out early so you have plenty of time to make sure you can make it AND that you have a golf-outfit ready to go on the day of the celebration. The more creative the outfit, the better time you will have -

NO, we won't be golfing or spending the entire day in the sun, but there is a contest involved and YOU CAN WIN!

Go ahead and cancel any plans you might have made NOW. I'll wait.


Okay - now that your schedule is clear, mark your calendar and start thinking about what you are going to wear! I will fill you in with the details as we get closer to the date. The more the merrier so add anyone to the invite that you want. The idea is to get a VERY LARGE group of us, so think of it as a mini-Denver Cruisers without bikes.

PS. If you are like me and won't commit to something without knowing EXACTLY what it is, then know this: It's going to be a cross between a scavenger-hunt and a pub-crawl... but don't worry, drinking alcohol isn't required, just strongly encouraged.

Please add yourself to the Facebook Invite, if you plan to attend.

Monday, February 14, 2011

City Kitty - On Hold

When I went skiing last weekend, I had to bring back the litter box. I couldn't leave them for four days without being able to clean the tray daily. I will resume the training after Pajama-Jam, as I will definitely need the potty upstairs.
In the future, I will be sure to start this process when I am sure I will be in town for the first six weeks.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cat-Commode-Capers - A step back.

Jacob, scowling at Noah after pooping.
This morning, after the first night of having the hole in the litter pan, there was evidence of liquid use, but the solid stuff was at the base of the toilet.

After work, a distressed Noah was howling and aggitated, clearly needing to poo. I scrambled to put the insert back in, to close the hole, but I was too late. Poor Noah lost his tootsie-rolls without even squatting. It was at least a 16oz batch, this cat was holding it in. :(

Well, perhaps I forced them too soon. I will give it another week and try the hole again.