questionsholiday themed woots and woot deals?

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not typically. Shirt.woot might be themed but usually to be shipped in time for a holiday.

That doesn't mean they won't do anything. Usually the blogs will be themed though.

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Oh. I had forgotten all about April Fool's Day. It's nearly sacred to me. I love that day.

I know I've seen bags of crap that required a bit of cleverness to get to, and other funny things. Thanks so much for reminding me this was coming.

There've been some Easter (April 4) related things already, but nothing for Passover (although it might be in bad taste, we'd have to see someone like @sgoman5674 weigh on on that). Earth Day is coming too, and then there's May Day, and Cinco de Mayo.

Okay, everyone go off and make your plans for those days. There's a lot of collective imagination here. It should be fun. I love fun. It's my favorite.

[Edit] Passover begins sundown on March 29th.

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Great, I look forward to it. I'm just glad National Pig Day (March 1st) is over. Already too much bacon and hams on woot!

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@gmartell: oh the bacon deals haven't stopped, that seems to be a trend that will stay forever, along with the 'is it kosher' question.

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I would love more holiday themes. It would be awesome if woot would sell towels in time for May 25th, I know I will be posting some towels.

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@catbertthegreat: Towels? May 25th? This is not on my calendar. I want to know what it is. I love new holidays.

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@catbertthegreat: you want hobbit themed birthday towels?

Or memorial day towels?

http://www.brownielocks.com/may.html

Geek Pride Day?

Oh wait Cookie Monster Day?

No? National Tap Dance Day?

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@shrdlu: Actually, there's been one Passover deal-- the exception that proves the rule, perhaps?

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/bbe1115f-577e-4911-aaf3-51900d7fe2a8/passover-10-off-coupon-online-kosher-wine#0

4 cups per person + 1 for Elijah = a lot of wine.

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One year on April Fools Day they had a fake Woot-off. When the first item appeared to sell out, it was replaced by the same item. Over and over and over... :D It was pretty funny!

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@catbertthegreat: Indeed, a towel is massively useful. Don't forget to bring a towel!

... You wanna get high?

[Edit] Unfortunately, this is sold out http://www.amazon.com/South-Park-Towelie-Towel/dp/B0035XJM8U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1269054801&sr=8-1

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@catbertthegreat: P.S. Don't panic. I couldn't find any HHGG towels, so I jumped genres.

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@heymo: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/8e20/

However I just carry around a simple bath towel since Arthur Dent did not have a fancy towel with 42 on it and I don't think Douglas Adams owned towels with 42 embroidered on them.

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@catbertthegreat: Ah, 42. I remember being 42. It seemed like I had the answer to everything.

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Shirt.woot often offers holiday related shirts or has holiday related derbies, but way too close to the actually holiday. If you want the shirt in time, you usually have to pay for premium shipping.

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@lavikinga: Thank you so much for making coffee come out of my nose, earlier this morning. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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@lavikinga 42??? I would never have believed you were over 21.

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@shrdlu & @gmartli: The colder the better, and preferably with a bit of steel involved. I'm hoping 50 is going to be the new 30, otherwise next year's gonna be mighty ugly at my house.

In other news, spring is here and I've been knee deep amongst the weeds, flower pots, blooming pretty things and I smell a fresh pot of coffee brewing in my kitchen. Life is very good right now.

And that leads me to this little bean: September 29, 2010 is
National Coffee Day!

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@lavikinga: Did you see this? I found a deal at the Stonleigh for Spa Week. Everyone should celebrate Spa Week!
http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/9506173d-c9d1-4384-8b94-e067ef20eb09/spring-2010-event-spa-week#0

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@catbertthegreat: are you actually OLD enough to celebrate towel day? wow I never imagined that people outside my generation would ever be into Douglas Adams.

@faughtey: I am up for celebrating spa week.

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@lavikinga: For me, every single day is a celebration of coffee. I even have medical labs trained. "Yes, Mrs Shrdlu, you must fast for this test. Oh, er, sure, we still think you can have one cup of black coffee."

They've seen me when I've only had that one cup. I'm positive they don't want to see me with zero cups. Me neither.

I am now marking September 29th on my calendar.

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@shrdlu: Before he retired, I had a wonderful internist who knew how I was about my morning coffee. "My dear, when they ask, just lie. ONE cup of black coffee won't throw things enough to make a difference." I miss that man.

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@shrdlu: Addiction is an ugly thing, isn't it?

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@lavikinga: I'm not addicted. I have no problem with caffeine, as long as I get it.

[Edit] While I'm thinking about it, you can have choice of weapons. Just remember that I'm barely over five feet, and that I cheat. The point of battle is to win.

[Edit again] No fair picking any weapon taller than I am. No broadswords, no pikes.

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@shrdlu: 5 feet? All through high school I so desperately wished to be less vertically blessed.

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@lavikinga: We always want what we can't have. I was the tallest in my class, every year, until I was in the sixth grade. Seventh grade was a terrible shock to my system. It seemed like suddenly everyone was taller than I.

I had plenty of self-confidence, though, so I suppose it mattered less than it might have if I'd always been short, or if I'd been male.

I have always had physical strength, and the slow loss of it as I age continues to be a shock. I used to be able to grab a hay bale with a hay hook and a gloved hand, and throw it on the back of a moving cart of hay. For you city folk, that's a large curved hook with a handle, and hay bales in those days weighed about 100 pounds. I'll bet I could still drag one around, but in no way could I lift something that heavy up on a cart in motion.

My daughter's 5'8", so we can both envy her from opposite directions.

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@shrdlu: WHAT is it about losing strength like that? I noticed it last summer while I was hauling bags of mulch & sand. My kids say I should consider strength training. Couldn't hurt.

I've been on the tall side of the bell curve my entire life. It does have its benefits. Helps get seen at the deli counter, I can reach for that last item on the top shelf, etc.
One of the best memories of using it to my advantage was in high school, back in the day of platform shoes. Don't remember what started it, but while I had been seated in the cafeteria, a girl with a reputation for being a problem child was getting in my face and threatening to "kick my ass." All it took was for me to say "I don't think so" while I stood up and looked down on her with a raised eyebrow. "I really don't think so." She left in a hurry.

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@lavikinga: After about 35, the cells in the body have turned a corner, and there's simply no going back. One of the things I find interesting is that athletes who push the envelope in ways that the body isn't happy with (marathon runners, for example) do not enjoy better health than those who simply lead a normal, healthy lifestyle.

Really, I should even modify the comment about cells. Our cells start an aging process around puberty. Here's an excellent layman's explanation of the process.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27243437/

There are things we can do to slow the process, but some of them are out of our hands. Choosing the right parents, proper nutrition during childhood, mere survival; all play a role. A zen approach to life is a good one. Remembering who anger hurts is a start. A sensible diet, fresh air, sunshine, and exercise are all important. It may take me longer to do things, but I can still outwork most people in their twenties. I just can't buck bales any more. Dammit.

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@shrdlu: I know. Good genes are a blessing. 10 years ago I could move a piano. Now I have to move heavy things with my legs/knees and leaning hard into them. Kids will look at me when I ask for help with a "...seriously, Mom?"

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Had to close out this topic with the fact that Woot staff outdid themselves with the April Fools day adventure and text black hole.