Monday, October 31, 2011



AND THE WINNER of the Karyn Germain Newsletter MS Paint Halloween contest is.............*DRUMROLL*

Zombie Cat by Sherri D ! Sherri wins a piece of crap that I will make with my own 2 hands!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, Sherri!!!!!!!

So, get practicing for the KGN MS Paint CHRISTMAS edition coming soon (at Christmas time)!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

KGN MS Paint Halloween Contest!!!!
The Annual SCAREFEST!!!!!!

After months of anticipation, weeks of excitement, and days of nagging & begging, I bring to you - our ENTRIES IN 

Please vote for your favorite MS Paint creation in the comments section.

Entry #1: Are YOU my Mother?

Entry #2: Masterpiece

Entry #3: Zombie Cat

Entry #4: Happy Halloween, Jerks!

Entry #5: Bats for Candy

(Yes this one's mine... I couldn't resist! ....I had a lot of extra time while I waited for the entries to pour in.)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The KGWN MS Paint HALLOWEEN Contest!
Will YOU have a ghost of a chance?

(BEST Halloween picture ever!)
Raking the leaves. 

Breathing in the crisp fall air. 

Carving the annual pumpykin. 

Binging and purging on tootsie rolls. 

Ahh, yes. Fall! It's that time of year again. Which means  Halloween is just around the bend! Ooooh! Spooky! AND You know what that means, long time readers! It’s time for the KGWN Halloween MS Paint Contest!
Pirate Puppy

Please create a Halloween-based picture in MS Paint. No rules! (The only rule of the Karyn Germain Newsletter MS Paint Halloween Contest is that the contest has to have a really long name.)

Email your entry to  

Deadline is MIDNIGHT *owl and bat sounds* on October 19  
I will post all entries on October 20 – and voting will begin {begin, begin} (reverb).

~1 vote per member unless you sign in anonymously and vote again. Must be of legal stupid age to vote. Purchase of an annual KGWN membership required. 

Here's my entry:

The prize* will be a lovely item I will pick out at a later date!!!

Click Here to see the entries from last year. Last year we had so many grand entries, we had a tie for winner

Soooo good luck! Have fun. And hey. Stay safe.

* Please note: Prize may be a terrible item, close to garbage in nature

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Step Right Up!
Deal on Giant Tacos in Edmonton!

I've never bought a "Group On" or "Swarm" deal before... there hasn't been anything yet that's enticed me. However today on my Facebook, an advertisement just happened to catch my eye:

Now THAT is one new thing in Edmonton I'd like to do.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Taking Cereal Mascots to Task....ots?
is this a good title?

I freakin' love cereal. I'd say it's in my Top 5 favorite foods. Over the years, I sort of gravitated toward the usual suspects - ya got yer Fruit Loops, Lucky Charms, Just Right, Sugar Crisp, etc etc. ETC. But about a year ago, while I was out prancing around town, I came across a sweet (NO PUN INTENDED - LMAO) deal on Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I remembered that it was pretty good, and that it was my bro's favorite cereal to get when we were kids. (We were allowed to pick out ANY cereal on our birthday ... I think he ALWAYS picked CTC. I was more adventurous and picked either Fruit Loops, Fruity Pebbles or Lucky Charms. Or, obviously, anything that turned the white gross milk into chocolate milk.)

Anyway. So I get this box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch home. I take the first bite. MY LIFE CHANGES. HOLY GARBONZO. These things are SOOOOOOOOO delicious!!!!!!!!! My brother was right all those years!! Wht was I messin' around with marshmallows? Ok, so a few months ago, they came out with new mascots to put on the boxes and feature in commercials. They're little cinnamon toast crunch faces!! And they eat each other!!!!! ughhghghhh. I am IN LOVE with them. Here they are:

I LOVE this one the best... little excited licking face!!!

eww... this one is sick... its eyes are cooked shut???

In my search of pictures of these new little mascots, I came across some other notable
cereal mascots from over the years. Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

OK... this has to be the WORST cereal mascot of all time!!! What did this artist's rendering cost Kellogs, $12???

Mmm... one of my favorites.

YAHHH cookies in a different form!!!!!!!!!!!!

No comment.

This has to be the least scary ghost of all-time. Look at his relaxed, nonchalant face! His eyes are all sleepy. And his little cap is pretty cute. No, this is not scary. (The cereal looks like it might taste pretty scary, though.)

Waffles in cereal form?? Hmm. I wouldn't kick these outta my cereal bowl.

AND I have saved the best for last:

!!! KREAM KRUNCH??? Sick!! Look at this ice cream guy! HE is terrifying. More so than the ghost and clown put together. Also, "REAL ice cream chunks freeze-dried in a nutritious cereal"??? Does any of this sound nutritious? And how gross would freeze dried ice cream be? ughhhh.

Monday, June 20, 2011

... they say this like it's a bad thing???

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kitten Growth?? No Thank You!!

It's good to make sure you have a healthy pet. Show them loads of affection, feed their little bellies and make sure fresh water is always readily available.

When I got my kitten 3 weeks ago, I vowed to spoil her. I picked out fun toys, combed her luxurious fur and purchased the very best food for her - "Nutrience" for Kittens. However, upon closer inspection of the food packaging, I noticed that the words "Kitten Growth" are quite prominent. And then I realized that my kitten has nearly doubled her size! In three weeks!!

So obviously the next step is to switch her to a cheap-o food that stunts her growth. Specifically I'll be looking for something that boasts fresh chicken morsels ....... and kitten-retarding chunks.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Not "Letting it Mellow" - and Other Social Rules

If you know me, you know that I am very interested in the unspoken rules of society. Also the spoken rules of society. I'm not talking about things like how the po-lice make me wear a seat belt (DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!) I'm talking about the little things we all do (or don't do) that make the world go 'round.
I'd like to touch, again, on some of these things:

1. When you are in an elevator with one or more strangers, you don't talk. Ok? You don't talk in an elevator. Unless something amazing happens inside that elevator (a loud electronic noise, to which you look at each other and exclaim, "Uh oh! hahaha!! That didn't sound too good!" etc.).

The other day, a bunch of us from my office were in the same elevator. A Purolator delivery man got on last... and stood facing us. ..... umm... yeah, you don't do that. You DO NOT, for ANY reason, face the back of an elevator. So after he got off, I said to my co-workers, "Whoa... haha .. that was weird." And they said "What was?" And I said, "uhh...Well, that guy stood facing us in the elevator. You're not supposed to do that. It's kind of insane." And they said, AND I QUOTE, "Oh. I didn't think it was weird.", "I didn't even notice." !!!! What??? I don't know what's weirder - facing everyone in an elevator, or not noticing the one person who's doing it.

2. Not flushing in a public bathroom. Hey, what you do in your own home is your own biznez. I won't go there (No, really, I've never been invited :{ ).. However, I really have to wonder about the people who walk into a public bathroom, take a huge dump, and then get up and walk out of the stall, leaving their goods behind them without flushing. They walk to the sink, smile, and slowly wash their gross hands.

I understand that sometimes toilets plug, and there's no plunger, so your only choice is to cringe and run to the sink before anyone knows it was you. Hahahah. BUT. There's no way there are that many plugged toilets in Edmonton. Why don't people flush!!!?? ughhh. A day old kitten would have more sense than that!!! ... well, a 3 week old kitten, when their smart little brains get potty trained. :D :D :D

2b. Related - I saw this sticker in a public bathroom this week:

"If it's Yellow, Let it Mellow." Yes, the old saying "If it's Yellow, Let it Mellow... If it's Brown, Flush it Down." When I was little, a friend of mine's Grandma had this plaque up in her guest bathroom. It was a piece of nice fancy mahogany wood with cute painted letters. It hung over top of the toilet. Even as a 7 year old, I thought "Ewwwwwwww. How perfectly uncouth." (I had a really good vocabulary.) So in this bathroom at the University of Alberta, there was this sticker.

May I just say that in a public bathroom, no matter what color is coming out of you, YOU FLUSH IT.

There should be no letting anything mellow.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Shopping Trip Fail..

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