Articles by " Adam"
1 May
2015

Kards Unlimited Calendar of Events: May!

This is what comes of all those April showers.  Worth it.

This is what comes of all those April showers. Worth it.

Hurray!  It's May!  May is really great, you guys.  Everything's all spring-y, the flowers are out in force, the outdoors are constantly beckoning.  Basically it rocks.  KU has everything you need to make your spring (and summer!) awesome, so come on down and stock up on fun! Click READ MORE to find out what all is happening in the wide world this month!

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9 Apr
2015

Forget everything you ever thought you knew about competitions, because you never knew what you were missing.

Fortunately, I am here to tell you all about it.  First and very much foremost, there is such a thing in the world as the American Pie Council.  Yeah.  Just let that sink in for a minute.  Are you imagining the best governing body of any organization in the history of the universe?  Something like the White Council of Deliciousness?  Yes.  You are.

Is there a more beautiful sentence in English than "Pie buffet opens at 11 a.m.?"  I think not. I literally have tears in my eyes right now from the beauty.

Is there a more beautiful sentence in English than "Pie buffet opens at 11 a.m.?" I think not. I literally have tears in my eyes right now from the beauty.

And the American Pie Council holds, every year since 1995, the National Pie Championships!  Yes!  Literally the best competition in the history of the world!  The Trojan War?  Please!  The Summer Olympics?  As if!  The Superbowl?  Don't make me laugh!  National.  Freaking.  Pie.  Championships.  That's basically all you need to know.

If I pray to any higher power it's to the god of pie.

If I pray to any higher power it's to the god of pie.

So the National Pie Championships are on April 10th and 11th in Orlando, FL this year.  If you need me during those days, that's where I'll be.

Because:

'Nuff said.

'Nuff said.

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6 Apr
2015

Happy birthday, Paul Rudd! Appreciating a National treasure.

A good friend of mine once told me, "Paul Rudd is like ice cream."  And he was not wrong.

Look at that freakin' beard.  Come on, man.

Look at that freakin' beard. Come on, man.

On April 6, 1969, one of the funniest men of our times was born.  And his name is Paul Rudd.  You probably know him from his roles in movies like Anchorman and The 40 Year-Old Virgin.  My personal favorite of his is probably Role Models.  But here's an interesting thing about Paul Rudd: (And actually about the whole cohort to which he belongs) he's literally been in everything.  

Remember Clueless?  (Lol, of course you do.)  He was Josh!

Step-brother/bf?  The 90s were weird, you guys.

Step-brother/bf? The 90s were weird, you guys.

Leo DiCaprio may have had the starring role in Romeo + Juliet, but Paul Rudd was there too!  As Paris!

Yes.  The man who brought you I Love You, Man is a Shakespearean actor.

Yes. The man who brought you I Love You, Man is a Shakespearean actor.

Wet Hot American Summer?  Don't pretend you don't love it.  And Paul's character Andy kind of makes the film.

Oh man, jean jackets, you guys.

Oh man, jean jackets, you guys.

Oh hey, remember when he was Phoebe's husband Mike on Friends?  Yeah, that's real life.

That's a project, right there.  And her name is Phoebe Buffay.

That's a project, right there. And her name is Phoebe Buffay.

Basically what I'm saying is that if you like anything in television or film from the past, like, 20+ years, Paul Rudd (apparently) most likely had something to do with it because he rocks.  Did I mention he's also a writer/director/producer or that he's hosted SNL 3 times?  Well I was trying to avoid making people's heads explode.  Oh well.

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31 Mar
2015

Kards Unlimited Calendar of Events: April!

Just like this.

Just like this.

Oh man, April.  You are so cute!  April is like, the cutest month, you guys.  Because it's all, like, trying to be so spring-y and verdant and flowerful, but it's mostly just a ton of rain forever and ever.  Like, I just imagine April standing somewhere, dripping wet, like, "hey guys! What's up?"  So cute.  ANYway and as usual, there's a ton of fun happening at KU this month, so click READ MORE to find out what's on our agenda!

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24 Mar
2015

KU’s Great Gift Ideas! Why a pen is the perfect gift!

Ok, so granted, not everyone takes pleasure in the simple act of writing by hand.  And sure, plenty of people barely ever write anything anymore, preferring (and having the opportunity to) type all the information they need to record.  However!  A fountain pen, roller ball, or even a high quality ballpoint is a classic congratulatory gift or to mark any special occasion and that's where KU comes in!

We carry a variety of great pens from several companies and I'd love to tell you all about them!  Behold!

Roller balls from Acme!  Gorgeous, each one designed by a unique artist, and that space-y one is a commemorative edition in honor of Buzz Aldrin!

Roller balls from Acme! Gorgeous, each one designed by a unique artist, and that space-y one is a commemorative edition in honor of Buzz Aldrin!

But wait!  Also available: fountain pen conversion kit!  SO cool!

But wait! Also available: fountain pen conversion kit! SO cool!

From Sheaffer!  Roller balls and fountain pens from the Intensity line!

From Sheaffer! Roller balls and fountain pens from the Intensity line!

Roller balls and fountain pens from the Prelude line as well!  Look at that classic black lacquer!

Roller balls and fountain pens from the Prelude line as well! Look at that classic black lacquer!

Into the slightly more industrial look?  Try the brushed chrome!  Silver and gold trim available!

Into the slightly more industrial look? Try the brushed chrome! Silver and gold trim available!

Feeling fancy?  Go for the all gold.  Classy, classic, and a bunch of other words that start with class.

Feeling fancy? Go for the all gold. Classy, classic, and a bunch of other words that start with class.

Feeling even fancier?  Like, five star dinner, box seats at the opera, Rolls Royce fancy?  Take the step up to the Sheaffer Legacy.  Yes, it's under glass, so feel free to drool.

Feeling even fancier? Like, five star dinner, box seats at the opera, Rolls Royce fancy? Take the step up to the Sheaffer Legacy. Yes, it's under glass, so feel free to drool.  Look at that freakin' inlaid nib.  Seriously, look at it.  

On to the Auroras!  The Ipsilon, in ballpoint and fountain pen varieties!  Available in so many colors!  That orange is so hot!  Literally!

On to the Auroras! The Ipsilon, in ballpoint and fountain pen varieties! Available in so many colors! That orange is so hot! Literally!

Even more Ipsilon options!  Plus the giant Talentum!  We have those in pink and yellow too!  (And they're half off right now!  Score!)

Even more Ipsilon options! Plus the giant Talentum! We have those in pink and yellow too! (And they're half off right now! Score!)

Yep, even a fancy option for the Aurora lovers!  The silver is super fetch, you guys.

Yep, even a fancy option for the Aurora lovers! The silver is super fetch, you guys.

All these, plus ink in bottles and all kinds of cartridges, expert pen advice, and all the enthusiasm (and much more) that you can imagine a person having for pens!  Come down and take a look!

All these, plus ink in bottles and all kinds of cartridges, expert pen advice, and all the enthusiasm (and much more) that you can imagine a person having for pens! Come down and take a look!

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1 Mar
2015

Kards Unlimited Calendar of Events: March!

St. Patrick's Day Parade and hey!  I know those guys!

St. Patrick's Day Parade and hey! I know those guys!

It's March again, friends!  Winter will be over soon and we'll all be happy and cavorting around in the lovely warm weather!  Hurray!  Until then, there's still plenty of time to drink all the hot chocolate and sit in front of all the fires your little heart could desire.  Here's what's happening at KU this March!  (In addition to hot chocolate and snuggling, obviously.)

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5 Feb
2015

Unlimited Valentine’s Day cards at Kards Unlimited!

Look at lil' Hickory!  So frickin' cute!

Look at lil' Hickory! So frickin' cute!

February 14th fast approaches, friends!  You need a great card and I am here to tell/show you that it is right here waiting for you to come and buy it.  Allow me to show you our (ridiculously perfect and adorable) wares!  Seriously, these cards (and the many many more we have) are utterly adorable and will guarantee you a Valentine's Day you won't forget!* Click READ MORE to see more fabulous cards!

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1 Feb
2015

Go Seahawks! Or not. Whatever, really. IDGAF, to be honest.

Blah.  Just blah.

Blah. Just blah.

So here's the thing.  About this year's Superbowl.  And let me preface this by saying that the Steelers really played with my heart this year because they were like, really terrible but then they kind of got it together and then they did really well for like 3 weeks and I got really excited because I thought they were gonna like, ride that momentum all the way to the bank.  And it didn't happen.  So I'm kind of over football for this season.  Despite the fact that I really enjoy watching football, there's really no way to disguise the fact that I'm a fencing nerd and at the end of the day, if it's not my home team, I'm pretty much not interested.

Artists rendering of me when the Steelers lost.

Artist's rendering of me when the Steelers lost.

So anyway, about this year's Superbowl.  First of all, the Patriots are probably cheating cheaters who should just go home and think about what they have done.  Also, Bill Belichick = yuck.  So I'm half or quarter-heartedly rooting for the Seahawks.  (What even is a Seahawk?  An osprey?  Are you talking about an osprey?  Or a Stellar's Sea Eagle or something?  I don't know.)  Also, Chris Evans is a Patriots fan and has been having an adorable Twitter fight with Chris Pratt about the Superbowl, so that's fun.

He's the cutest.

He's the cutest.

But we all know what the actual draw of the Superbowl.  We do.  It's the commercials.  Superbowl commercials are totally awesome and are the best thing on tv on Superbowl Sunday.  Sorry, Steelers, even your Superbowls.

And yes, before you ask, it's fine if you get lost in the Youtube rabbit hole that is commercials.  Enjoy.

So anyway, in summary.  Boo to the Patriots, meh to the Seahawks, yay to Chrises Evans and Pratt, and double yay (or double yoi, if you prefer) to the Superbowl commercials.  Can't wait!

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