Archive | September 2013

Of Reprehensible Persons

Of scammy scammers scamming…


rep·re·hen·si·ble (\ˌre-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-bəl\)
Deserving rebuke or censure; blameworthy.

Just to give rebuke where rebuke is due. And/or to vent a little. 🙂

Anthony Weiner is a walking punchline, and should Just Go Away. If an oppresivist Republican was doing this I’d love it 🙂 but Weiner is just hurting the Progressive side every time he (or his organization) opens its mouth. If he were a uniquely effective force on the side of good (see below) I would be more conflicted, but apparently he isn’t. (I am a bit of an Alex Pareene fan, I admit.)

On the other hand, Eliot Spitzer has been one of the few people in power willing and able to get all up in Wall Street’s face and at least threaten to bring some justice to the thoroughly entrenched criminals there. Which makes it sort of a pity that he’s an entitled oppresivist hypocrite

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THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “Pink Lotus Flower In Bloom” Stickers!!

GORGEOUS pink lotus – THANKS for buying the sheet of stickers; they’re so beautiful!

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How Do You Bloggers Make Money? I’m Confounded…

Dearest readers and followers,

I’m not trying to be aggravating, I swear, but I don’t understand how you make money from blogging. Can one make money from having a WordPress blog? How do you guys get to “live the life you want”, get to travel, have a life, etc.? I have none of those things. Quite frankly, I’m single, job-hunting, relocating/moving, mostly-broke, and am looking for a fun way to make money on the side. I have 2 revenue streams at the moment (full-time job that went part-time + Zazzle store), but I could always make room for more as long as it’s not going to violate my privacy or go against my work ethic. Ultimately, I have to get a full-time job, but I tend to be a workaholic and even with a full-time job I can find time to write…something I love to do.

I see many of you have links to videos that show me how, but I’m asking if someone will cut-to-the-chase and just tell me. I can’t afford to spend money to make money at this point, so I’m hoping it’s not a multi-level marketing thing.  I’m listening…

Will you please help a Cousin out?


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THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “Foxy Pink Airbrush” Keychain!!

Do you remember when you used to refer to a good-looking person as a “fox” or said someone was “foxy”? Yeah, we’re that old, but it’s cool…

Foxy Pink Airbrush Keychain
Foxy Pink Airbrush Keychain by CousinBelles
See other Foxy Keychains at zazzle

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THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “Rehoboth Ave Scene” Post Card!!

Now that it’s after September 15th, there are no active parking meters at Rehoboth Beach!! YAY, off season!!

~I’m hoping this cool-looking postcard is warmly received, pardon the pun~

New Zazzle iPhone Cases…Some Designs Kinda Run Off The Case…Um…


I’m not angry or anything, but I’m frustrated – when Zazzle released their newer iPhone cases, they automagically added our designs to their cases and released them. THANK YOU! 

That said…some of our designs didn’t end up centered and wound up wrapping around the cases, causing either lettering to “run off”, or the design to look odd or make the case practically un-buyable. Is that a word?

The concept of 3D sublimation printing on phone cases seems to work fine, but I haven’t bought one from Zazzle yet. I presume that most designs are OK to wrap, continuing the effect all the way around the case gives it the cool 3D effect you’re looking for. However, some of my designs only work in 2D, I guess you’d say!

Anyway, I’m glad some of my designs worked out – I just can’t find a way to fix the ones that don’t. If anyone knows of a way to recenter or resize the designs that don’t “fit”, please feel free to let me know….thanks in advance!



REPOST: “101 Restaurants Offering Free Wi-Fi” From Mr. Free Stuff

Sorry – no copyright infringement intended, but I had no way to share this on WordPress other than straight copy/paste, so please forgive me…this is great info I wanted to pass along…

101 Restaurants Offering Free Wi-Fi

Posted: June 28th, 2012 | 1 Comment

It’s getting so easy to find free Wi-Fi in cafes, restaurants and other popular eateries that we were actually able to put together a list of 101 such locations.

That makes curling up with your favorite mobile device even easier…and much cheaper.

Naturally, you’ll want to check with your local outlet to make sure they offer such a service, as not all franchises participate and offers may vary.

Now it’s time to whip out the old laptop and have some digital fun.

  1. Apple Spice Junction Delis
    Has outlets in 12 states
  2. Applebee’s
    Available at select locations
  3. Arby’s
    All locations offer free Wi-Fi
  4. Atlanta Bread Company
    Free Wi-Fi at select locations
  5. Au Bon Pain
    Multiple locations across the country
  6. Bahama Buck’s
    Available at outlets in Mesa, Ariz.; Clovis, N.M.; and El Paso, Frisco, Hewitt, Louisville, Lubuck, Sachse, Wichita and Waco Falls, Texas.
  7. Bailey’s Pubs
    Has locations in 25 states
  8. Barnes & Noble 
    All coffee shops within the bookstores offer free Wi-Fi.
  9. Beyond Bread
    Has several locations in Tuscon, Ariz.
  10. Big Boy
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations in California, Florida, Michigan and Ohio
  11. Biggby Coffee
    Has over 100 locations in the midwest, South Carolina and Texas
  12. Belendz
    Has six locations in Southern California
  13. Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
    Has locations in 13 states across the U.S.
  14. Big Apple Bagels Cafe
    Has multiple locations across the U.S.
  15. Blimpie Sub Shop
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations
  16. Bob Evans
    All outlets offer free Wi-Fi
  17. Brewster’s Coffee
    Has multiple locations across the U.S.
  18. Bruegger’s Bagels
    Free Wi-Fi available only at select locations
  19. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
    Offers free Wi-Fi at all locations across the U.S.
  20. Burger King
    Some outlets provide free Wi-Fi
  21. Burgerville
    Has locations in Oregon and Washington
  22. Caffee Trieste 
    Has five locations in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkley, Calif.
  23. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe
    Has locations in 15 states across the U.S.
  24. Caribou Coffee
    Has locations in 22 states
  25. Carl’s Jr.
    Select locations are offering free Wi-Fi
  26. Chelos Hometown Bar & Grill
    Has several locations in Rhode Island
  27. Chick-fil-A
    Free Wi-Fi available at restaurants with high-speed Internet access
  28. Cici’s Pizza
    Has locations throughout the U.S.
  29. Claim Jumper Restaurants
    Has locations in Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington
  30. Cool Beans 
    Has several locations in Montgomery, Alabama
  31. Corner Bakery & Cafe
    Free Wi-Fi available at outlets in California, Colorado, D.C., Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia
  32. Cosi
    Has locations in 17 states
  33. Country’s Barbecue
    Has several locations in Columbus, Ga.
  34. Culver’s
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations
  35. Cups Espresso Cafe 
    Has multiple locations in Mississippi
  36. Daily Grind
    Available at location in Martinsburg, W.V.
  37. Dairy Queen
    Select locations are offering free Wi-Fi
  38. Del Taco  
    Available at select locations
  39. Denny’s
    Look for the Wi-Fi sign in your local Denny’s restaurant.
  40. Desert Flour Bakery
    Based in Sedona, Ariz.
  41. Diedrich Coffee 
    Has several locations in California
  42. Doubletree Inns
    Offers free Wi-Fi in restaurants and other public areas
  43. Dunkin’ Donuts
    Check their online store locator for outlets offering free Wi-Fi
  44. Dunn Bros Coffee  
    Free Wi-Fi in all but a few locations
  45. Dutch Valley Restaurant
    Free Wi-Fi at location in Sarasota, Fla.
  46. Einstein Bros.
    Offers free Wi-Fi at select locations
  47. Espresso ROMA
    Has locations in California, Colorado and Oregon
  48. Espresso Royale
    Free Wi-Fi available in some locations in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin
  49. Fatburger
    Los Angeles location has free Wi-Fi
  50. First Watch
    Has locations in 14 states
  51. Four Points By Sheraton
    Free Wi-Fi in restaurants and public areas
  52. Fox and Hound Restaurants
    Has locations in 25 states
  53. Fuddruckers
    Free Wi-Fi available in some locations in 16 states
  54. Gandolfos New York Deli
    Available in some locations across the U.S.
  55. Hardees
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations
  56. Hooters
    Many locations across the U.S. offer free Wi-Fi
  57. Houlihan’s
    Some locations in 18 states offer free Wi-Fi
  58. IHOP
    Select locations are offering free Wi-Fi
  59. It’s A Grind Coffee House
    Many locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Texas offer free Wi-Fi.
  60. Jack In The Box
    Some locations in select states offer free Wi-Fi.
  61. Jimmy John’s
    Some locations offer free Wi-Fi
  62. Krystal Restaurants
    Offers free Wi-Fi in more than 250 locations.
  63. La Margarita Restaurant
    Free Wi-Fi at location in San Antonio, Texas
  64. Le Boulanger Bakery Cafe
    Has 18 locations in the San Jose, Calif., area
  65. Le Peep
    Locations in 14 states across the U.S.
  66. Lee’s Sandwiches
    Has 45-plus locations in California, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma and Nevada
  67. Mama Fu’s Asian House
    Free Wi-Fi is available in most locations in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.
  68. Martin’s Food Centers
    Find free Wi-Fi in the cafe sections of outlets in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia
  69. McAlister’s Deli
    Has locations in 22 states
  70. McDonald’s
    Offers free Wi-Fi in all U.S. locations
  71. Metrocafes
    Offers free Wi-Fi at its eight locations in the Atlanta area
  72. My Favorite Muffin
    Has multiple locations across the U.S.
  73. Old Chicago
    Available in some locations across the country
  74. Panera Bread
    Look for the Wi-Fi sticker in the window of your local outlet.
  75. Peet’s Coffee & Tea
    Offers two hours of free Wi-Fi with purchase
  76. Peter Piper Pizza
    Select locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas offer free Wi-Fi
  77. P.F. Chang’s
    Free Wi-Fi available at some locations across the U.S.
  78. PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans
    Has more than 45 locations in Louisiana
  79. Popeye’s Famous Fried Chicken
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations
  80. Port City Java
    Has locations in D.C., Maryland and North Carolina
  81. Safeway Grocery Stores
    Many locations offer free Wi-Fi in their cafe areas
  82. Sapp Brothers Truck Stops
    Has locations across the United States
  83. Schlotzsky’s
    Has locations in Arizona, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas
  84. Scooters Coffeehouse
    Free Wi-Fi available at multiple locations
  85. Shagga Coffee & Restaurant
    Free Wi-Fi available at location in Hyattsville, Md.
  86. Shari’s Cafe
    Has locations in California, Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming
  87. Sonic Drive-In
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations across the country
  88. Starbucks
    All locations in the U.S. and Canada offer free Wi-Fi.
  89. Subway
    Some of the sandwich shops are beginning to offer Wi-Fi
  90. Taco Bell
    Some locations are beginning to offer free Wi-Fi
  91. Tapioca Express
    Has locations in Seattle, California and Texas
  92. Texas Roadhouse
    Free Wi-Fi available in some locations across the U.S.
  93. Togos
    Has locations in Washington, California, Arizona and Oregon
  94. Tully’s Coffee
    Has multiple locations on the West Coast
  95. Quiznos Sandwich Restaurants
    Some locations are beginning to offer free Wi-Fi
  96. Urban Grind
    Free Wi-Fi at locations in Atlanta, Ga.
  97. Von’s Grocery Stores
    Many locations offer free Wi-Fi in their cafe areas
  98. Wegman’s Supermarkets
    Free Wi-Fi in Wegman’s in-store cafes in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia
  99. Wendy’s
    Almost all Wendy’s are now outfitted with Wi-Fi
  100. Which Wich
    Has sandwich shops in the Southeast and Southwest
  101. Whole Foods Market
    Many locations offer free Wi-Fi in their cafes

THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “Pinballer” Black and White T Shirt

Pinball fans are buying my shirts left and right –


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