Articles by " Jessica Philo"
30 May
2015

June 2015 Calendar of Events

Wel­come sum­mer! June is an excit­ing twelfth of the year. It’s full of things we love – gay pride, iced tea, Richard Scar­ry, gay pride, dough­nuts, jug­gling, sun­shine, gay pride… Do we have your atten­tion? I thought we might. Click through to see all of the rea­sons you should be cel­e­brat­ing this fine June!

June 2015 Calendar of Events! (1)

The­se are the June KU Cards you can get to send to your awe­some friends :)

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25 May
2015

Happy Memorial Day!

Memo­ri­al day is a two pronged hol­i­day. You’ve got your patri­otic-hon­or-those-who-have-died-for-our-coun­try side, and the IT’S-FINALLY-SUMMER side. While the spir­it of each is quite dif­fer­ent, Memo­ri­al Day serves as an impor­tant day for Amer­i­ca.

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It does a body and mind good to take a moment to be thank­ful for the peo­ple who have given their lives for this coun­try. That’s huge.

Memorial Day 1

It takes a lot of courage to serve for your coun­try and do it self­less­ly, and for that, I’m ever thank­ful.

Memorial Day 2

Memo­ri­al Day is a great day to get togeth­er with your fam­i­ly and friends to appre­ci­ate your free­dom. Can’t hurt to have some deli­cious food and drink, either.

Memorial Day 3

No, the­se are not french fries, THEY ARE FREEDOM FRIES

Memorial Day 5

Burg­ers and dogs COMINRIGHT UP.

Memorial Day 6

Insert­ing into face­hole in 3… 2… 1…

No BBQ is complete without patriotic punch!

No BBQ is com­plete with­out patri­otic punch!

Here’s a com­pli­men­ta­ry Hulk Hogan being Amer­i­can gif:

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29 Apr
2015

May KU Book Club Book: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

StardustKU Book Club meets again!

Who? You.

What? Neil Gaiman’s Star­dust.

When? Sun­day May 17, 6 PM.

Where? Here in the store, fools.

Why? WHY NOT?!

From Goodreads, “Hope­less­ly crossed in love, a boy of half-fairy parent­age leaves his mun­dane Vic­to­ri­an-Eng­lish vil­lage on a quest for a fal­l­en star in the mag­i­cal realm. The star proves to be an attrac­tive wom­an with a hot tem­per, who plunges with our hero into adven­tures fea­tur­ing witch­es, the lion and the uni­corn, plot­ting elf-lords, ships that sail the sky, mag­i­cal trans­for­ma­tions, curs­es whose effects rebound, bind­ing con­di­tions with hid­den loop­holes and all the rest.”

Join us for live­ly con­ver­sa­tion, snacks, booze, and did I men­tion how awe­some we are? Yeah. See you there!

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16 Apr
2015

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day!

You know what’s annoy­ing? Hav­ing to get dressed in the morn­ings. Pick­ing out clothes can be so ugh.

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 Don’t feel like wear­ing this. I wore this two days ago, will any­one notice? Is that a stain? …Great.

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Well. Today you don’t have to do that crap. It’s Nation­al Wear Your Paja­mas to Work Day! Bar­ring chang­ing your under­wear (always change your under­wear) you can roll right out of bed and into work, no prob­lem.

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Or. OR. You can even change into oth­er paja­mas! The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less! And hope­ful­ly your paja­mas won’t give HR too much of a headache. I mean, we’re fine with you going to work in a ted­dy, but you know, some peo­ple have sticks up their butts.

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Any­who, are you so excit­ed? WERE SO EXCITED! We’ve opened up the day for our employ­ees to wear their PJs to work so don’t call us slobs today, call us relaxed and paja­ma-ed.

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11 Apr
2015

You Have Our Permission To Drop Everything And Read Tomorrow

If you’re like most of the peo­ple I know, you want to read more but can’t seem to find the time. Drop Every­thing and Read Day to the res­cue!

DEAR

The premise is sim­ple — stop what you’re doing and READ! Plan free time into tomor­row and feel no guilt let­ting those dirty dish­es sit a lit­tle longer, or putting off your laun­dry for some time. Pay no mind to your phone and sim­ply sink into a good book. It can be hard to just be, but dammit, books are impor­tant! READING IS IMPORTANT!

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So, if you hap­pen into our store tomor­row, you will find all of our employ­ees with their nose stuck in a book when they’re not help­ing cus­tomers. What could be bet­ter? Pop a squat on our couch, post up in Cof­fee Tree, or stay at home and enjoy your recre­ation­al read­ing time.

Chan­nel your inner Belle and get to read­in’, fool!

3 Apr
2015

April is Grilled Cheese Month!

If you Google ‘grilled cheese’ approx­i­mate­ly one hun­dred mil­lion bajil­lion delight­ful images come up. Seri­ous­ly.

LOOK AT THEM. Are you hungry yet?

LOOK AT THEM. Are you hun­gry yet?

Cheese and bread are my absolute two favorite things on earth (what up cho­les­terol, you can suck it because CHEESE). Put some but­ter on it and now you have Paula Dean involved, which is always tasty. Grilled cheese is absolute­ly delight­ful, and it’s so easy to make I’m not sure why I ever make any­thing else.

Ooh, tomatoes!

Ooh, toma­toes!

Grilled cheese has been around forev — think ancient Romans —  but it didn’t start to get pop­u­lar until the 1920s when processed slices of cheese and sliced bread became promi­nent. Once World War II was in full swing, so was the grilled cheese. It used to be just one slice of bread with cheese melt­ed on top but it even­tu­al­ly mor­phed into the two slice sam­mie we all know and love today. I think it’s pos­si­ble to say cor­rect­ly that grilled cheese is the best thing since sliced bread. Eh? Eh?

 

Here's a scary child planning on devouring her grilled cheese.

Here’s a scary child plan­ning on mur­der­ous­ly devour­ing her grilled cheese.

So, in con­clu­sion, grilled cheese is

  • The best thing ever
  • DELICIOUS
  • So easy to make
  • Also easy to have your burn­er up too high and to burn the shit out of
  • Not healthy in any way
  • MY FAVORITE THING EVER!
This is a baked potato grilled cheese. *Dying*

This is a baked pota­to grilled cheese. *Dying*

 

2 Apr
2015

April KU Book Club!

This mon­th we’ll be read­ing The Colour of Mag­ic by Ter­ry Pratch­ett!

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From Goodreads: “Ter­ry Pratchett’s pro­found­ly irrev­er­ent, best­selling nov­els have gar­nered him a revered posi­tion in the halls of par­o­dy next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Von­negut, Dou­glas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.

The Col­or of Mag­ic is Ter­ry Pratchett’s maid­en voy­age through the now-leg­endary land of Dis­c­world. This is where it all begins — with the tourist Twoflow­er and his wiz­ard guide, Rincewind.

On a world sup­port­ed on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a glee­ful, explo­sive, wicked­ly eccen­tric expe­di­tion sets out. There’s an avari­cious but inept wiz­ard, a naive tourist whose lug­gage moves on hun­dreds of dear lit­tle legs, drag­ons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE of the plan­et…”

The April meet­ing is on Sun­day April 26th at 6 PM! See you then!

20 Mar
2015

First day of spring!! First day of spring!!!

Spring is here! Spring is here! Moth­er nature doesn’t always like to coop­er­ate with when we say spring begins, but either way, here are 5 things I’m look­ing for­ward to this fine spring.

  1. Tulips. OH MY GOD TULIPS. As soon as I start to see those bug­gers pop­ping out of the ground my heart leaps. BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS ARE ON THEIR WAY.
    Tulips
  2. Hyacinth. Get a whiff of the­se babies because they are fra­grant and delight­ful.
    Hyacinth
  3. When the trees start to get leaves again. 

    Baby Leaves

    This is my back yard last spring on April 20!

  4. Mag­no­lia trees. The­se are prob­a­bly my favorite part of spring. THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!
    Magnolia Tree
  5. Lady­bugs!

    Ladybug

    This is my lady, we’re friends.