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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Now I Get It

Light bulb moment, slow in coming.  Now I get it.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Uglydoll Backpack with Benefits

The Uglydoll Backpack is best friends with the Uglydoll Lunch Kit, and right now you can get the Lunch Kit FREE when you purchase the backpack from ToysRUs!

Ox Lunch Kit is also available!

These deals usually come and go quickly. Offer is good online and in their store locations.

I like this backpack.  It's roomy with one large zipper compartment and one smaller zipper compartment on the bottom front.  That's the black part in the pic.  It has adjustable straps.  Don't let the "toy store" fool you.  It's a great size for adults.
The Lunck Kit is also generously proportioned. I could fit three meals in there plus a cookie!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


You want the good news first. I can tell.
That's perfect because with Uglydolls the news is ALWAYS good!

I just ordered three Uglybuddies. It was a tough choice but I went with Wedgehead, Wage and Babo  (with their Buddies of course).

These guys are about 9" tall and their Ugly Buddies are about 4".  The little Buddies have a cozy pouch to travel in, but I'm sure you could tuck a little something extra in there with him, like a special note, or Ugly savings cash.

Word around the Uglyverse is that these represent the first Uglydoll plush made in their new partnership with GUND who will manufacture  the plush Uglys in the future. (if you can call the birth of an Uglydoll "manufacture").  Don't be afraid.  This is also good news!  The co-creator, David and Sun-min still have the power! So all is well.
I've also heard these Uglybuddies still have the old Uglydoll tag, rather than the upcoming Gund tag.  So my collector heart must have them prior to the new tag.  Three down, three to go.

There is so much going on with Uglydoll these days my head is in a spin. But I will blog it soon!
They say blogs are a thing of the past.  I say, who cares.  I love doing it. So I'm doin it!
Grab you some Uglybuddies here. Just 20.00! That's only 14.77 for the larger Ugly and 5.23 for the buddie in his pouch.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Safety Alert Safety Alert

Malcolm is our Safety Officer.  He's a solid guy if not somewhat stoic. So today when he was running through the house with his red flasher going off, his green light saber in hand, broadcasting an occasional but startling beep alert we knew to stop and pay attention.

The source of his excitement is a recent X Class solar flare that will likely be followed by a CME (coronal mass ejection). The particular flare is pointed directly at our house, Malcolm reports.  We live in North American, so it's probably pointed at your house too.

What does all of this mean?  It means excitement, and possible disruption of radios and communications satellites and devices.  So if you are of a mechanical nature, such as a robot, iPhone, laptop etc, Malcolm says "take cover".

If you are a radio, do not be surprised if you have some down time.
Malcolm just put my iPhone in the microwave.  He considers it our mini faraday cage and a protective sanctuary for small devices in times like this. He's still trying to get the Uglybots to go in.

UPDATE:  CME will likely arrive early July 14th.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Bright Side

A few months ago, all of our Ugly Chronicles photo links broke while we were trying to reorganize Flickr. To replace the links to four years of Ugly posts is a time-consuming and daunting task. with all things Ugly...there is a bright side.  It turns out to be an journey back in time as I read old posts, then search through hundreds  of photographs and locate a matching pic.

My heart is warm with old memories.  I relive the excitement of a new release from Uglydolls past.

At first I did not see the Ugly Time Machine waiting there to transport me.  But I'm on board now. Present meets Past meets Present. It's an Ugly ride!