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Busy, Busy, Busy

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Well, hello! I’ve been busy with a bunch of stuff for the restaurant, and a bunch of t-shirt stuff. But I’ve jumped in here for a few reasons, just to keep everybody in the loop

First, here’s the scoop on Downey’s House. Long story short, we put a bunch of money in escrow so that the PLCB could get tax clearance from the Dept of Revenue and the Dept of Labor and Industry. That was Tuesday. We asked if we might close on Friday (tomorrow), and we were told that Friday would be a miracle. But we’re all shooting for early next week. Which would put our opening around Memorial Day.

Next, I actually did a new t shirt design. I’ve been updating the job/occupation store ( and, but I actually added a new one to So, here’s the shirt (via Zazzle):

Sarcastic Comment shirt

Sarcastic Comment by hdowney
Get this custom shirt at Zazzle

And here’s the framed tile from CafePress:

Sarcastic Comment Framed Tile

Number 3 is a cool story:

I had Chloe (3) in the back seat of the car, and she decided to put the window down. We’re driving along, enjoying the warm weather and fresh air. I was in a great state of mind. Riding high on the whole ‘life is good vibe. All of the sudden, Chloe starts FREAKING OUT. I have no idea what happened. She is hysterical. I pull over and get her to calm down. Turns out, she was holding her sister’s little stuffed Tigger out the window. Well, you know what happened. SO, I turn around and head back down the road (which is a 2 lane road, but pretty busy). I see it, pull over into a driveway, and try to cross the street. The whole time I’m watching cars drive over Tigger. Nobody actually ran it over—until—the big semi did. Well, I got Tigger. He’s really no worse for the wear, and Chloe and I have decided to keep this a little secret.

She said that she’ll never hold anything out the window again.

When we went to pick up Becca from preschool, Chloe didn’t want to go. She said she didn’t even want to see Becca. She sat in the car with her woobie (aka blanket) over her head. When Becca finally got in the car, Chloe totally kissed her ass. Becca was being silly, and Chloe said (in a sucking up kind of way) “Becca, you’re SOOOOO funny!”

She hasn’t told Becca what happened, and she probably won’t find out until she learns how to read and finds this blog.

Happy Day!


Thought this was funny…

Posted by: | Comments (0) design time. I recently saw a picture of a black and white rainbow and it said ‘Straight’ underneath. You can see it at T-shirt Hell. By the way…that website is totally funny. Most of their shirts crack me up. There aren’t many that I would wear—and my mind is a little cleaner (I guess) when it comes to creating stuff. But it’s totally funny. There’s a banner at the end of this post if you’d like to check out their site.

Anyway, back to the new design. I kind of melded two rainbows together, and here’s what I got:

I just thought it was funny. So, that’s today’s design!

By the way…awesome game last night. And I actually got to watch it! Rumor has it that my hubby didn’t get home until 3 am. He’s still sleeping!

Oh, here’s the t-shirt hell banner:


New Thanksgiving Thoughts

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OK, here’s my newest design. This one has been floating around in my head for a while, and I finally got around to putting it together. It’s available on lots of stuff…yard signs, coasters, magnets…you name it!

Give Thanks Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Food, Family and Football. Those are the three biggest things I think about on Thanksgiving. Well, and parades….hmmm…new shirt? Oh, and it won an award on Zazzle (today’s best). Here’s the link:
Thanksgiving shirt

Thanksgiving by hdowney Get this custom shirt at Zazzle

Happy Monday!

Two New Designs!

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Here are the two newest designs at
I guess that you could take this design a few different ways. My take is that once I get something done “perfectly” the satisfaction only lasts for a second or two. However, for the person who has a gigantic head, they could be stating that they are perfection…and it’s not all its cracked up to be. No matter which way you take it, I think it’s funny…and it was my first attempt to look seventies-ish. It’s offered on lots of different products. Take a look!

The mug also won a ‘today’s best’ award at Zazzle.

Perfection mug
Perfection by hdowney Get this custom mug at Zazzle

Today’s Best October 12, 2007

The next design is near and dear to my heart…even though I’m not a bartender anymore. It still runs thru my veins!

I used to get so annoyed when somebody would ask me if bartending was my only job. Whatever. Most bartenders actually have brains. And the good ones have to be pretty damn smart. Unless you’ve ever done it for a living, you probably won’t understand. Anyway, I designed this to have an embroidered look on the text. I think it turned out pretty nicely. Again, it’s available on lots of stuff.

This one also won something at Zazzle (Really, I love winning stuff…even if there’s no cash involved.) Here’s the shirt at Zazzle

Bartender With a Brain shirt
Bartender With a Brain by hdowney Get this custom shirt at Zazzle

Funny T-shirt October 13, 2007

And because it won this…um..PRESTEGIOUS award, you can get 20% off and free shipping if you buy it by the end of Friday, October 19th. Just use the following link: Free Shipping and 20 Percent Off

OK, that’s enough about me rambling about my new designs. But would you like a glimpse into my life? It took me about an hour to write this post. Am I slow? No. Did I have technical difficulties? No. It’s the mini people who rule my house. Right now the two year old is under the desk pulling wires. The four year old has her balloon hat, belt, and pirate sword on that she got at a birthday party yesterday. I was interrupted for the following reasons while I was writing this:

  • “Mom, Where’s my skater girl I got at McDonalds yesterday?” So, I find the skater girl, and see the fish. I feed the fish because he didn’t get fed yesterday. Pour more coffee into the cup. Go back to posting.
  • My bladder interrupts me…go to pee.
  • “Mom, where’s our powder candy from yesterday?” Get the powder candy out of my purse. It is slobbery, and won’t come out of the container. Make the kids wait in the kitchen while I dig into my stash of Halloween candy, so they can have a treat. Also get them out a little toy to keep them entertained. It’s a skeleton walker…walks down the wall. Show them how to use it. Put another show on TV for them (Rugrats). Return to posting.
  • The two year old comes in to feed me a Sweet Tart. She smells ripe. Change her diaper. She is pretending to be a dog, so I have to play puppy with her for a while. After dropping the diaper in the trash, I decide to smoke a cigarette. Return to posting.

So, even though this post seems like one fluid thought, it is not. I only get fluid thoughts when I am in the shower. It is my peaceful time :)

Hello everybody! Just thought I’d share the newest Halloween design that came out of my head. I have three more designs lined up in my brain, just waiting to come out. Look for them soon! Here’s the newest:


Go to BrainLint.Net to see them all!



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