Monday, November 28, 2005

And the winners are...

To all you cool kats that wrote me fun anecdotal incidences that have molded you as fine, upstanding blog readers, I applaud your efforts.

And the kooky-book winners are:
Zach from TN (wow, the south huh)
Caleb from TN (2 winners from TN? Is it fixed?!)
Marcus from CA (hey Cali buddy!)
Mooch from NY (I got nothin')

As for who gets what, it'll be a surprise. Thanks for writing me. And reading me. Now for your next project: it puts the lotion on its skin. Or it gets the hose again. *wink*

There may be one more cookbook in there for you...

Sunday, November 27, 2005

And I'm a big fat liar...but I am posting those products now

Holiday shopping. Why can’t spa treatments go on sale? That would save soooo much shopping. You’re buying the service, it’s easily exchanged, and soooo simple to wrap. But no worries. I have half of my gifts already picked out and ready for purchase. I would tell you what it is, but I know one of the people getting this gift reads this blog, therefore, I have to forgo telling you guys until I give the gift. That’s right sister, you’re making me censor myself. And now everybody pays.

Okay, products I covered while on 24seven GADGET. Now this is not a comprehensive list as I do not remember all the model numbers, but I will do the best to tell you about each product. It seems that the show may be held back until after the holidays before launching on 24seven GAMER VOD service. Check out to see how to get it.

Allow me to preface the quick-look ca-ca review below by saying that I didn’t get to play with a lot of these gadgets for a long period of time. Or even a short period of time. I got three nanoseconds with the gadgets then it was ‘lights, camera…wait for it…wait for it…and break for lunch!’ I love TV.

Garmin iQue Palm pilot and GPS – The Palm is fine, but I really don’t want to hear the GPS system say to me while I am driving 40 mph ‘turn left in 100 feet’. Wait, what? Turn now? Or next turn? Crap. What the? Did I miss it AGAIN? And I have to hold the iQue at a what angle to calibrate the location? I quit.

Sony Ericsson W600 – If you hate having to carry around your iPod and your cellphone, you probably aren’t a reader of this blog. You can upload your MP3s onto this cell and walk and talk and listen and play games, and have yourself a grand ol’ ball sauntering down the street with a product that serves two functions. But don’t think for a minute I am gonna say dump your iPod for this thing. I know what I love.

Egg and Muffin Toaster – the first thing I said when they show me this badboy was ‘Can’t I do the same thing in the same time with my toaster and stove?’ This is what infomercials sell. And since this ain’t no food dehydrator, well, I can’t really say this is gonna change your life, but then again, what do I know? You may love bulky-ass toasters with tiny baby pans that remind you of your Easy-Bake days. Time for a cookout.

Motorola PEBL cellphone – it’s all about appearance with this GSM phone. It’s round, not flat and if given the choice, I wouldn’t take this over the RAZR. But then again, if this was given to me for free I wouldn’t say no. (anybody listening?) If only…

Motorola H700 bluetooth headset – this new headset is TINY TINY TINY. And it has nice spring loaded microphone flip. Yehaw! But I didn’t get a chance to actually call anyone using the device so I cannot speak on its performance. What I do know is that it’s predecessor has a lot of issues with volume, quality, and this model is supposed to have improved upon those faults and has longest reach of all bluetooth sets out there. Plus having a powerful microphone doesn’t mean much when it’s pressed up against your cheek.

2 screen DVD player – why have two monitors? This product decided that it is NECESSARY to have TWO, count ‘em, TWO monitors for car rides. Does it give you any other uses? Nope. Do I have any? No.

Remote control holder – don’t even ask. You have to watch this part of the show. Really.

I am sure I may have missed one or two other products, but I hope this satiates you all for now.

Now I know even after you all read this you will go and order 24seven GADGET VOD service right? Right? Don’t make me drink in a dark corner alone, crying into a blanket because you all got the information you needed from this blog and left the show to never air. Eh, second thought, that doesn’t sound like a bad night’s events. Do what you will. And I will cry for us all.

Monday, November 21, 2005

We've got the Cookbook owners!

To all of you wonderful people who wrote me for the books, you'll get an e-mail from me and they will be sent out this week.

As for the show 24seven GADGET, I'll give you a first-touch review of what I looked at (really just looked, like had 10 seconds with) and tel you what I think of it, but you have to promise to watch the show on VOD if you get it! Or you can pledge the allegiance of your first born puppy, because my world needs to be filled with puppies, rainbows and puppies.

Before I get into the review, whic will be posted by end of day, I will give you a little peek into my glamorous life. this weekend my really good friend Matt celebrated a birthday. He works on a new animation for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim show, MINORITEAM. Matt knows his friendship is meaningless to me, except for his ability to introduce me to people that will get me closer and closer to Meat Wad. Knowing and embracing his role in life, he introduced me to....Master Shake! Master Shake!!!! Hello! This is the close buddy and roommate to Meat Wad! and Mater Shake was trying to cinvince me that Master Shake is where it's at. Well, he even invited Matt and I 0out for 2 for 1 beers to convince me that Master Shake is the party, and after receiving a piece of Meat Wad bling (!!!!!) and chatting about our mutual love and fascination for unicorns, my allegiance is shifting.

One question: why are grown men so fascinated with unicorns? Especially ones that poop rainbows? They are magically delicious. Remember, Unicorns were the pinnacle of Tom Cruise cool, Without the unicorn, look where he is now.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

And now....

Hi everybody! Thanks for being soooo supportive and loyal! I will give you guys more tune-in info on my new venture hosting ’24-7 Gadget’ as soon as I get it. All I know at this point is that it will air on a cable channel called 24-7 Gamer. It is the holiday edition, and hopefully will continue into the season. I am unsure of their distribution…But you can also catch 24-7 Gadget on VOD on the east coast with Cable Vision. And it will be packaged into some programming for airplanes, the specific airline to be disclosed. With all of these unknowns, don’t you all feel like I am some secret CIA agent whose name hasn’t been leaked by a dude named ‘Scooter’? Crazy crap!

As for the books, some of you are interested and even know what show I used them on…awesome! Ok so I read your comments and some people asked for them before others, yada yada. E-mail me your info and I will get them out to you. I set up this account just for this purpose. askchilan AT Send me a fun fact or anecdote about yourself and if I like it, I'll send you a book. Don't stress. This isn't an exam for AP English. But I will judge you silently from my computer. Know this.

It’s raining and I keep slipping on the sidewalk. It never rains in LA! ugh!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Free! Free! and an appearance!

Let’s get down and dirty here.

I have 4 cookbooks I used on a ‘The Screen Savers’ Weird Cookbooks segment that I would like to give to anyone interested. They include:

Star Trek cookbook
Babylon 5 Cookbook (hysterical)
Vampire Cookbook (?)
And two others whose names escape me right now.

Now how I will get these to you is another story, but if you’re interested in this giveaway, comment on the blog and I will get back to you.

Now for the good stuff. All you blog readers and loyal people have waited long enough. This weekend I will host a gadget show!!!!! For VOD Cable Vision which will also show on 24/7 Gamer! Holler! The Gadget Girl is back!

Not only that, come December 7th, I will do a Gadget Buying guide that will air live on many a morning show. So starting 4 am EST til I dunno when, your homegirl is gonna be pumped up on caffine talking about sleek silver nuggets of metal that your family would love as gifts! Hey for some, nuggets make the world go round. Ok, well, for me it does….

When I know more about the airdates, I will let you all know.

And I do apologize for my long hiatus from posting. I am at a new job and it is VERY long hours and LOTS of work, so I post when I get a chance, but as The Pet Shop Boys sing, 'You Are Always On My Mind. You Are Always On My Mind.'