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toy story 3

06.23.10

This isn't intended to be a review, but just wanted to share I watched Toy Story 3 last night.  I was really entertained.  It even brought a few tears.  Everyone go see it!  Oh...and please be kind with your toys.  We don't need anymore Lotso Bears running this town.


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bear mail

03.31.10

Don’t worry, your order with grumpy bert will be packaged with care. Unlike this poor hot pink bear.

Photo taken in San Francisco by Chronicle photographer, Mike Kepka.

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kubricknation love

02.24.10

Got some love from the folks at KubrickNation today. They ordered the complete line of Andrew Bell’s Oh No Sushi figures and Never Look Back prints.

“I just wanted to say THANK YOU! I placed an order last Friday, and today my stuff showed up. It’s not like we’re just next door, I’m all the way in good old Georgia. I love buying from small shops, because I always just get better everything (Price, shipping cost and a little note in my package just saying Thanks!). SO THANK YOU!”

Another happy (grumpy) customer!

superbowl ad

02.09.10

Some of you may have seen this ad during the Superbowl. I’ve seen the teasers a few weeks before and have been looking forward to the full commercial. The playfulness with fantasy and reality was sync’d nicely with a James Brown sound-ish tune. This ad reminds me of my interaction with toys. I was pretty happy with the end result.

Nice job David&Goliath agency.

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it's grumpy bert !!!

01.12.10

finally got our company checks that was ordered a few weeks ago, only to find out that all 300 were labeled as grumby bert !
grrrr!!!

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small world

12.23.09

No matter how hard you try, there will always be grumps. I found this one wandering around our booth at the Renegade Craft Fair. Maybe there’s one next to you.

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we were down

12.23.09

Scary stuff. Our site was down for about 45 minutes. Wasn’t really a fun moment. Believe me the grump was coming out! Our shopping cart support though was pretty fast on the reply, she even said this…

“I know this may be inappropriate because of the situation but I can’t help to say that your shop looks great!”

Customer service trickery or pure honesty?
I hope it’s the second one.

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grumpy good show

12.22.09

grumpy bert had a wonderful turn out this past weekend at the Renegade Craft Fair. I am not necessarily a people person, but I must admit, it was great to meet and interact with people who like similar stuff. Since the fair was so close to the holidays it was an interesting crowd. There were the SPEED shoppers who were definitely on a mission and time was their enemy. Like one customer who said, “I’ll take the wooden gorilla, a pair of spok-spok and a joe the egg,” all within 10 seconds of walking in the booth. Then there were the NOSTALGIC shoppers, one in particular was going through a post break up who was contemplating whether or not to purchase an egg tart because it would remind her of her ex. The THINKERS made an appearance at the booth. These shoppers are heavily in thought, sometimes carefully examining the product, possibly trying to figure out if their favorite feline would be jealous if they saw this cat pillow furnished on the sofa. Of course there were the GRUMPY shoppers. These are the individuals who either despise the need to purchase something for the office white elephant or were dragged to go shopping with their friend or significant other. I’d say though, most of the grumps at least had a good chuckle when they came by our booth. Maybe because we have something in common or maybe they were smiling at the oven-mitt whale by puppycat. All in all, the two day fair was great, whom am I kidding it was exhausting, but still great.

Finally, thanks for all the friends, new and old who came by and said hello. A special thanks to these individuals too. Brandwell Creative for the awesome logo and site design! Taylor and Yuli, your support and wisdom through this process means so much, THANK YOU! Grace, you kicked ass at the booth. When my store front opens up and you need a spare gig, no need to look around, you’re hired! Amy and Eric, thanks for always being there for me. Mom and Dad, no need to worry, Grumpy Bert is alive and well. Lynne, I know it’s difficult being with a grump, but without you this dream would not have become a reality. I love you…blah blah blah.

*For those who were concerned about the shopper who had the egg tart dilemma. She didn’t buy it. Good for her I say. Good for me too because an eager SPEED shopper snagged it up right after she left.

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renegade craft fair/sf

11.17.09

Come and visit the Grump. I’ll be selling some goodies at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco Dec.19 and 20. It’s going to be at Fort Mason and it’s free!

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