Sunday, December 30, 2007

More End of the Year Fussing....

Resolutions...we wish we could keep them. We would be so happy if we could just do a little bookkeeping and filing everyday so that it wouldn't pile up. We get busy and the next thing you know the books haven't been balanced since August. And look at the pile of papers in the corner! As one mother used to say, "Saints preserve us"!

OK..all those over organized people out there, we bow to your greatness. Just like Housekeeping, Bookkeeping and God Forsaken FILING tend to pile up QUICKLY!!

We remember Linda Ellerbee saying once that her mother used to always tell her to do a little housekeeping everyday so that she would always have a clean house. Of course we are paraphrasing here...but ain't it the truth!

So, on to more filing. We believe if we have one more heavy sigh we will hyperventilate!

Friday, December 28, 2007

The Bookkeepers..

It is the end of the year. To most people that means a fresh start...yada, yada, us, it means Accounting, Inventory and Bookkeeping!!

There has to be a song, poem or SOMETHING written for the bookkeepers of the world. They deserve every penny and more. I am on my knees praying to the Accounting Gods to save me from this jungle of numbers.

Hence my prayer....

May the God of your Choice Bless all bookkeepers. Of course, a special Thank You is saved for the GOOD know who you are. Bookkeepers are worth their weight in gold...if only we had their weight in gold. We would be more than happy to share.

Back to the jungle...

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas is Over...

We had a very nice Christmas. Hopefully you all did too. Friends and family gathered for giggles and grins. Warm and fuzzy...yada, yada, here's to a new year. We had a memorable 2007 and looking forward to a fresh 2008.

Now on to end of year inventory! Oh joy!


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Rush

Ahhhh....the Christmas Rush. We've been unable to complete our Blog Duties due to the Christmas Rush. We are very happy we have had a Christmas Rush. After talking to some of our other retail friends, we feel very fortunate for the nice people who have shared the love of drinking accessories with their friends this year. Thanks to all of you out there who have agreed that YouNeedADrink(.com)!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Low Sugar Cocktails & Slushes

We don't profess to be an expert in all things "Low Sugar", but since we are trying to reduce our sugar intake, we have been giving some thought to cocktails made with real 100% juice. Don't get us wrong, we have some wonderful cocktail mixes. But we also have some wonderful 100% juice mixes that are great as cocktail mixers. We have 100% juice ChillyFruit® flavors like Orange Mango, Green Watermelon, Blue Raspberry, Strawberry, Fruit Punch, Peach Mango, Cherry Limeade. Any of these mixes would work well with or without liquor. These mixes can be frozen using a blender or a frozen drink machine and contain no artificial sweeteners. They contain more than 100% of the RDA for Vitamin C...a healthy dose of vitamins to go with your cocktail. You Health-Nut You!

Some Recipes:

100% juice Orange Mango and Peach Mango are great with Vodka, Rum, Coconut Rum or Tequila.
You can name your own drink or call it any of the following: Orange Mango Rita, Peach Mango Rita, Frozen Screwdriver, Swamp Thing, Mango Madness, Peach Mango Daiquiri, Orange Mango get the idea.

100% juice Cherry Limeade is GREAT with Coconut Rum or White Rum. Call it a Cherry Bomb and all your friends will be impressed. It would be great with Vodka for a Cherry Martini too.

100% juice Green Watermelon is great with silver Tequila for a Watermelon Margarita or with Vodka as a Watermelon Martini or a Watermelon-tini.

You can make a great Rum Runner with our 100% Juice Fruit Punch.

We could go on and get the idea. Give some a try today!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Oprah's Pomegranate Martini

We don't get the chance to watch Oprah very often, but every now and then we find a recipe or two that just sounds yummy. Oprah's Pomegranate Martini was one of them.

Here is the printed version from

INGREDIENTS:1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
2 oz. Absolute Citron vodka OR white tequila
1 oz. Cointreau liquor
Cup of ice
Optional: Splash of sparkling water
Optional: Squeeze of lemon Shake ingredients in a shaker and put in chilled martini glasses. Put pomegranate fruit into glass as garnish.

Oprah's version from the show (from her voice, to your lips):


1 1/2 Cups Pomegranate Juice
4 shots (oz) Absolut Citron Vodka
2 shots (oz) Cointreau
Squeeze of Lime (or Lemon..but O prefers Lime)
Garnish with a lime twist or wedge.

We haven't tried it yet but it sounds yummy!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Salad and wine...yum.

So, this evening we had a lovely salad and a nice glass of wine (or two...but who is counting) for dinner. Why in the world would we bring this up in a blog. Well, this nice dinner got us thinking...hmm. You know, wine just tastes better in a fun, comfortable wine glass. Not just any glass, one that makes you smile. Yes we can be a little...strange, but who cares. Do you know how a nice pen feels in your hand? The weight, the smooth feel, the stroke of the ink? Well, a wine glass can be just as important to the senses. I'll bet you never gave it a minute of thought. Most people wouldn't...but hey, like we stated above...we can be a little strange.

So, here are our picks for great wine glasses:.....ahh....who cares. We've had wine! Nighty, night!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Corona....Cerveza Mas Fina!

We have a great line of Corona Koozies (long neck Corona zipper jackets), Corona Shot glasses, Corona Signs, Corona Beer Mugs and Corona Pilsner Glasses...we even have the Corona Hexagon Clock.

Buy Corona to decorate your's cool.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Flasks...transport your fun!

Flasks...we remember a time when our relatives travelled with a liquor briefcase. Does anyone out there remember those? Metal cases lined in velvet or satin with pre-formed foam that cradled a couple of glasses, a jigger or two, a bottle of your favorite spirit and other tools that made the perfect cocktail. Many were engraved with the owner's initials. We can remember that two of our uncles never left home without their "medicine case".

We aren't sure why these cases came to mind...reminiscing and digressing we guess. We don't carry these cases, but we do have some really cool, groovy, retro and even funny hip flasks. Some of the flasks have hooks right on the sides so that you can attach your keys or attach the flask to your pants.

We have a customer who bought a few to give to her friends. These friends actually have a float in the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Now that is a great idea! They can hang them from their costumes and never be without something tasty to quench their thirsts.

Now...when you need to make a friend smile, you have to look at these flasks from Olive Sandwiches... They are hip, chic, funny and oh, so retro. We should say that they are the "hippest" hip flasks we have found (pardon the pun). There are several styles from which to choose...

Of course, we also carry Jack Daniel's flasks for the guys and girls in your life who often feel the need to "Get All Jacked Up"...quoting Gretchen Wilson. Check out the whole line.

Flasks...they are making a comeback. And you don't have to carry liquor only in them...why not some refreshing water? Yeah...we know. But the thought is good.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Mug Club...

We think needs a Mug Club. So, what the heck, let's do it. Now do we need a meeting place, a special grind, a good book....what is it we need to start this? Oh yes...a funny mug. Every member must start with a funny mug. Then we can exchange funny mugs. Maybe after purchasing so many mugs you get a prize or something. Ok...we haven't worked out all the details. We'll get back to you on that.
Anyway, a Mug the sound of that.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Lolita Hand Painted Glassware...

Let's talk about Lolita Hand Painted Glassware......

Many of you out there are always looking for something different to give your friends and family. We have the perfect solution. If they love their cocktails (and who doesn't?) why not surprise them with a piece or two of Lolita?!

These are hot, hot, hot...and we don't use that term often. The quality is amazing and they are quite the collectors item!

We have new Lolita items that just came in. As a matter of fact, when we are finished with our daily post, we are going to the shopping cart to start listing all the new items that have come in.

In case you haven't heard...the Holidays are here.
Isn't it true for you and your friends: YouNeedADrink(.com)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Time for the Jews.....

It is still Chanukah, so here is a little something that makes us smile....

When everyone closes down the shops and stays home for Christmas, the Jews own the town. A Phil Spector Tribute...From Saturday TV Funhouse on SNL.
A Robert Smigel cartoon. Sung by Darlene Love.

Tags: Hanukkah , Robert Smigel , TV Funhouse , Xmas , Saturday Night Live , Cults and Religions , Television , Video Clips


On Christmas Eve, The Gentiles gather Around the Christmas Tree.
They stay at home, and party with Their Goyishe family.

They disappear one day each yearAnd pass the egg nog 'round.
But it's all right because that's the night the Jews control the town.

Well, this happens every year on Christmas Eve,
All the happy Christian people take their leave.

Yeah, the streets are deserted and that's big news,
It's Christmas Time for the Jews.

The holiday party starts about 6pm,
Ain't nobody recreating Bethlehem.

Yeah the Three Wise Men, that's a big old snooze,
It's Christmas Time for the Jews.

They can finally see King Kong without waiting in line,
They can eat in Chinatown and drink their sweet ass wine.

They can crank Barbra Streisand on the streets they cruise,
It's Christmas Time for the Jews.

They can gang up on the Quakers,
Play for the Lakers,
They can do what they wanna,
Even blow off Madonna.

Get a chance to drive a tractor,
Win on Fear Factor,
See Fiddler On The Roof with actual Jewish actors.

Now, they really get the party goin' after dark,
Circumcizing grateful squirrels in the city park.

Picking fights in the bar knowing they can't lose,
It's Christmas Time for the Jews.

Now it's nearly 10:30Yes, it's time for bed,
Daily Show re-runs dancin' in their heads.

Maybe next year they'll learn how to hold their booze,
It's Christmas Time for the Jews.

Monday, December 3, 2007

More Chanukah...I promise I will do Christmas next..

Ok...since no one is really reading this blog now anyway, we thought we would continue the Chanukah (Hanukkah, Hanukah..) entry from last night. Here are the lyrics to the different versions. Forgive the missing punctuation and mis-spellings...I'm tired and too lazy to change every word.
Not sure why we think this is important, but everytime we hear the song, it makes us smile. So, smiling is good....

Version 1--The Original by Adam Sandler

Intro: this is a song, that uh, theres alot of xmas songs out there, but not too many about Hanukkah, so I wrote a song for all those nice little jewishKids who dont get to hear any Hanukkah songs--here we go...

Put on your yalmulka, here comes Hanukkah
It's so much fun-akkah to celebrate Hanukkah,
Hanukkah is the festival of lights,
Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights.

When you feel like the only kid in town without a x-mas tree,
here's a list of People who are jewish, just like you and me:
David Lee Roth lights the menorrah,
So do James Caan, Kirk Douglas, and the late Dinah Shore-ah.
Guess who eats together at the Charnegie deli,
Bowzer from sha-na-na, and Arthur Fonzerrelli.

Paul Newman's half jewish; Goldie Hawn's half too,
Put them together--what a fine lookin jew!

You don't need Deck the Halls or Jingle Bell Rock
Cause you can spin the dreidl with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock--both jewish!

Put on your yalmulka, its time for Hanukkah,
The owner of the Seattle Super Sonic-ahs celebrates hanukkah.

O.j. simpson-- not a jew!
But guess who is...hall of famer Rod Carew--(he converted!)

We got Ann Landers and her sister Dear Abby,
Harrison Ford's a quarter jewish--not too shabby!

Some people think that Ebeneezer Scrooge is,
Well, he's not, but guess who is: all three stooges.

So many jews are in show biz--Tom Cruise isn't, [tacit] but I heard his agent is.
Tell your friend Veronica, it's time you celebrate Hanukkah.
I hope I get a harmonica,
on this lovely, lovely hanukkah.

So drink your gin-and-tonic-ah, and smoke your mara-juanic-ah,
If you really, really wanna-kah, have a happy, happy, happy, happyHanukkah.

Happy Hanukka!

Version II
Title:Adam Sandler - Chanukah Song Part II
This is lyrics from

Put on your Yamaka
Its time for Chanukah.

So much funnaka,
To celebrate Chanukah.

Chanukah is the festival of lights,
Instead of one day of presents, we get eight crazy nights.

When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree,
Here's a new list of people who are Jewish, just like you and me.

Winona Ryder drinks Manischewitz wine,
Then spins a Dreidle with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.

Guess who gives and receives loads of Chanukah toys?
The girls from Veruca Salt and all three Beastie Boys.

Lenny Kravitz is half Jewish, Courtney Love is half too
Put them together what a funky, bad ass Jew.

We got Harvey Keitel and flash dancer Jennifer Beals,
Yasmine Bleeth from Baywatch is Jewish and yes her boobs are real.

Put on that yarmulka, It's time for Chanukah.
2 time Ocsar winning Dustin Hoffman celebrates Chanukah

O.J. Simpson still not a Jew but guess who is?
The guy who does the voice for Scooby Doo.

Bob Dylan was born a Jew, then he wasn't but now he's back,
Mary Tyler Moore's husband is Jewish 'cause we're pretty good in the sack.

Guess who got bar-mitzvahed on the PGA tour,
No I'm not talking about Tiger Woods, I'm talkin' about Mr. Happy Gilmore.

So many Jews are in the show biz,
Bruce Springsteen isn't Jewish but my mother thinks he is.

Tell the world-amanaka, it's time to celebrate Chanukah.
It's not pronounced Ch-nakah, the C is silent in Chanukah,

So read your hooked on phonica, get drunk in Tijuanaka
If you really really wannaka,

Have a happy happy happy happy Chanukah!

Version III
Tile :Adam Sandler - Chanukah Song (III)
This is lyrics from
Put on your yamulke,
It's time for Chanukah (sounds good guys)

Once again it's Onakah,
The miracle of Chanukah. (give it up for the Drei Dels)

Chanukah is the festival of lights.
One day of presents? Hell no, We get eight crazy nights.

But if you still feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree,
I guess my first two songs didn't do it for you, so here comes number three!

Ross and Phoebe from "Friends" say the Chanukah blessing.
So does Lenny's pal Squiggy and "Will & Grace"'s Debra Messing.

Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon never mixed meat with dairy.
Maybe they should have called that show "Little Kosher House on the Prairie."

We got Jerry Lewis, Ben Stiller and Jack Black.
Tom Arnold converted to Judaism, but you guys can have him back!(Just kidding Tommy!)

We may not get to kiss underneath the mistletoe,
But we can do it all night long with Deuce Bigalow! (I'm jewish!)

Oh My God! Sweet Robbie Schneider is here!

Put on the yamukah, here comes Chanukah.
The guy in Willie Nelson's band who plays harmonica Celebrates Chanukah.

Schneider: Oooo, good job!

Osama bin Laden--(Booo!)--not a big fan of the Jews.
Well, maybe that's because he lost a figure skating match to gold medalist Sarah Hughes,
her mama's Jewish!

Houdini and David Blaine escaped straightjackets with such precision.
But the one thing they could not get out of their painful circumcision.

As for Half-Jewish actors, Sean Penn is quite the great one,
And Marlon Brando not a Jew at all ,But it looks to me like he ate one.

There's Lou Reed, Perry Ferrell, Beck and Paula Abdul.
Joey Ramone invented punk rock music but first came Hebrew school.

Natalie Portmanukah,
It's time to celebrate Chanukah.

I hope I get an Abrtronicah,
on this joyful, toyful Chanukah.

So get a high colonicah,
And soil your long johnukahs.

If you really really wantukah,
Have a happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy Happy Chan-u-kah!

The Chanukah Song Pt. 3 Lyrics by Adam Sandler
(Although some new lyrics were added)

Chanukah is the festival of lights.
One day of presents? Hell no, we get the eight crazy nights!

But if you still feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree,
I guess my first two songs didn't do it for you, so here comes number three!

Ross and Phoebe from Friends say the Chanukah blessing,
So does Lenny's pal Squiggy and Will and Grace's Debra Messing!

Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon never mixed meat with dairy,
Maybe they should have called that show Little Kosher House on the Prairie!

We got Jerry Lewis, Ben Stiller, and Jack Black,
Tom Arnold converted to Judaism, but you guys can have him back!(Just kidding, Tommy!.)
We may not get to kiss underneath the mistletoe,
But we can do it all night long with Deuce Bigalow!

Rob Schneider: I'm Jewish!?!?!
Drei-Dels: Put on your yarmulke, here comes Chanukah...

Rob Schneider: The guy in Willie Nelson's band who plays harmonica celebrates Chanukah!
Adam Sandler: Tiny Elvis everybody. Tiny Elvis.
Schneider, I didn't even know you were jewish.

Rob Schneider: I'm a philipino jew. In fact, i'm going home right now to light the first pig.

Adam sandler: okay, get going.

Osama bin Laden...The Drie-dels: BOO!
Not a big fan of the Jews!
Well maybe that's because he lost the figure skating match to gold medalist Sarah Hughes!
(Her mama's Jewish.)

Houdini and David Blaine escape straightjackets with such precision,
but one thing they could not get out of...Their painful circumcision!

Gwyneth Paltrow's half-Jewish, but a full-time Oscar winner,
Jennifer Connelly's half-Jewish too, And I'd like to put more in her!

There's Lou Reed, Perry Farrell, Beck, and Paula Abdul,
Joey Ramone invented punk rock music, but first came Hebrew school!

Hey!Natalie Portmanika,
It's time to celebrate Chanukah!

I hope I get an Abtronica,
On this joyful, joyful Chanukah.

So get a high colonika,
And soil your long-johnnakahs,

If you really, really wannakah,
Have a happy, happy, happy, happy,happy, happy, happy, happy Chanukah!"
Now we have collected all the versions (that we could find anyway) in one place. This will help since every year we like to sing the song with our sweet Jewish friends and family....Now on to find "Christmas-time for the Jews"...