Archive for March, 2012
Green is in the air. Literally. Spring has come a few weeks early in my neighborhood. The trees and flowers are already blooming, fragrant scents fill the air and the sun is shining longer. It’s truly a beautiful site.
March is a green month indeed. St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner, which means parades, Irish folk music, green beer, and happy people. It’s not required that you were born with fire red locks, own an Irish Setter or enjoy drinking Guinness in order to partake in the festivities, but it doesn’t hurt either.
I found out some years ago, that part of my family does indeed hail from the Land of Green. Not knowing this before never stopped me from celebrating on St. Paddy’s day. I mean it’s pretty hard to find fault with a holiday that celebrates singing and dancing and drinking. Knowing that I have Irish heritage just makes the day a little bit sweeter.
So on March 17th, remember to wear something green, or you might get pinched or punched. It’s so not the day to wear your favorite Leonberger Hoodie, save that for Oktoberfest! Have fun, be safe, and have a Happy St. Paddy’s Day!!
If you’ve ever been backpacking across Europe, South America, or anywhere for that matter, then you know how exciting a time that can be. Experiencing foreign cultures, using new languages, and eating different cuisine are only a part of what you most likely experienced.
Maybe the goal for your travels was to see as many countries as possible. You spent a week in one country, hopped on a train and woke up the next morning in another. You wanted to experience as many cultures, landscapes and cuisines as you could. Every time you turned around you were encountering something new. From the parades in the morning to the protests in the afternoon to the block parties in the evening, it was all about the experience
Perhaps you weren’t in a rush and you spent three months in one country. You delved into the culture and language, getting to know the people and their customs in a more intimate way. You took weekend trips to discover more of the country, but you were based in one city. After a while you felt like you knew the place, like you could stay forever.
One thing is probably true for both types of travelers, you most likely didn’t have enough room in your pack for everything you wanted to buy. Maybe it was that Flamenco guitar from Sevilla or the Moroccan rug from Fes or that Yalova T-shirt from Turkey. Whatever it was, you’ll always have the memories.
Of course it’s possible that one day, you may return to that place and purchase the passed over item…but it’s more likely, if you’re still thinking about it now, you can just as easily purchase it online. At Idakoos.com we might not be able to help you with the guitar or rug, but we can definitely help you with the T-shirt.
From the seaside boardwalk, to the grass-covered playground, to the comforting environs of your own living room, games have entertained the young and the old for generations. Whether you’re 2 or 102, games are a great way to have some fun, with your friends or by yourself. They can keep us entertained for hours.
In Santa Cruz, California, you can play games of skill and chance, while walking down the boardwalk. The environment is festive and sweet smells of fried goodness permeate the air. So why not test your fate and compete with your friends for bragging rights. For a few dollars and the chance for a prize, you can throw a dart at a balloon or toss a ring onto a bottle top or have someone try to guess your age or weight. Whether you win or lose, it was still fun to play a game or two, and hey, maybe you’ll end up lucky and spend the rest of the day dragging around a pink teddy bear as big as you.
Do you remember when you used to play hide and seek or kickball on the playground during recess? Or maybe you’d play on the swings or chase each other across the field. It was a great way to get rid of that excess energy that was driving our teachers nuts, but it was also a great way for us to stay healthy and in shape. I bet a lot of you still play these games…and if you don’t, well you should. Many cities have kickball and dodgeball leagues. They’re great ways to meet new people and play social games together.
Playing games at home is also a great way to have some fun, socially with others or alone. From board games to video games to solitaire, games at home can be played at anytime in any season. So the next time you’re bored and can’t think of anything to do, fear not. Give yourself over to a game and have some fun! If you do end up forming a competitive kickball team or trivia group and you need t-shirts to represent in. You know we’ve got your back. Show your love for the game and get your team, group and game t-shirts here.
Many people in the United States love to love things and we love to put that love on T-shirts and tote bags and mouse pads. We like to let other people know what it is that WE love. We like to express ourselves and we love having some fun with it.
For example, when you are in New York City, it’s impossible to not come across an “I Love NY” T-shirt in a store window or actually on someone. NYC has been showing itself some big apple love for many years.
If you’re in L.A. or more specifically Hollywood, you’ll find everything from the likes of “I Love Actors, therefore I Love Myself”, “I Love L.A.” to “I Love the Stars”. It’s a sunny city filled with big dreams!
We also love to show our love for our Pets. In specialty Pet Stores you can find T-shirts that say things like “I love my Beagle”, and “I love my Pony”, or even “My cat Loves ME”.
If you love something and you want to share it with the universe, but you don’t want to leave your house to get it, then we can help you! We have a huge selection of T-shirts to choose from, but if you have something else in mind, we can make that happen too. You create the design or logo and we’ll put it on our high quality T-shirts. So what are you waiting for? Express your Love!
When I was a kid, I remember watching the old black & white Martial Arts movies. I remember being fascinated with everyone flying around the screen and thought it was so funny how the dubbed English voices sounded.
My brother and I used to run around the house practicing our Kung Fu and Karate moves on one another. We would jump from the couches screaming at the top of our lungs, while doing karate chops and leg kicks. We thought we were really cool.
My bro took it one step further and joined a Taekwondo class. This was serious business. Not only was he learning new moves to show off with, he was also learning a unique sense of discipline that only the Martial Arts can teach. His interest in his new found sport lasted a couple of years, before he moved on to something else.
Little did me know at the time, that we were actually mimicking different Martial Arts forms from the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese cultures. To us, it was just another way we pretended to fight each other and drive our parents nuts.
If you want to pay homage to your favorite martial arts, why not display it proudly on a T-shirt, Sweatshirt or Hoodie. We can make you an Aikido T-shirt or Judo Hoodie or even a Wrestling Sweatshirt. Whatever Martial Art or Sport you’re into, we can represent on fabric.