December 08, 2023

🤔 What's brown and blue and sweet all over? 😋

Delve Deck Expansion Packs


Happy National Blue Collar Day! Shout out to all those workers who are printing, packing, shipping, building, and otherwise ensuring that civilization continues humming along a-pace!*

* But also please stop mis-routing our packages to Puerto Rico when they're addressed to customers in Savannah, Georgia and similarly continental locales. It would be very cash money of you.🥺

If you're wondering how you can thank the blue collar workers in your life for their service, I have wonderful news — today is also National Brownie Day!

I suppose not EVERY blue collar person likes gooey, fudgy squares of delight titillating their palate, but there's bound to be, like, 99% overlap with that Venn diagram, right?

those are special brownies gif

ALL brownies are special brownies when consumed with the right attitude!

GIF via BuzzFeed

Alternatively, you could get the non-chocoholics in your life some sweet Boredwalk merch instead! Get free U.S. shipping on orders of $75, and save 15% on orders of $95+ with code SAVE15 at checkout!

Even better: if you purchase ANY two Delve Decks you'll automatically save 10% on those as well!

10% off 2+ Delve Decks, plus another 15% off your whole order if it exceeds $95 AND free U.S. shipping? I'm an artist, not a mathematician, but I know a sweet deal when I see it!


While you're waiting for your new Boredwalk goodies to arrive you can also treat your earholes to the latest episode of the Boredwalk Podcast! Click here to listen on your favorite podcasting platform!

My co-founder Meredith and Tess from the Boredwalk content team talk about Tess's recent Lasik procedure, Meredith's least favorite game "Whiny Copyright Infringer Bingo", and customer Tara K.'s love of the cozy scoop neck fleece sweatshirts in her recently purchased mystery bundle!

They also discuss haters in the comments of our social media posts — always a treat!

Tess & Meredith then react to fan responses to the Question of the Day "If you were an ancient god in a pantheon, what would be your sphere of influence?" as well as provide their own! Tess wants dominion over low-key wine nights and cats, and Meredith wants to be the goddess responsible for avenging wronged women. Fitting!

They move on to reveal the early winner in the head-to-head showdown between our two new product releases — Delve Deck: Joy Edition and Delve Deck: Venting Edition. The victor may surprise you!

The episode wraps up with them answering questions from each new deck — "what aspect of getting older do you look forward to most?" from Joy Edition, and "what food do you hate to buy because you know it will go bad before you finish it? Listen to find out their answers!


Alright! Let's send you off into the weekend with some notable events and famous birthdays from December 8ths of yore!

• In 1660 a woman — either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall — appeared on an English public stage for the first time, performing the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's Othello

• In 1980 a nut job murdered John Lennon in New York City. He was only 40 years old

• In 2013 metal icons Metallica played a show in Antarctica, becoming the first band to perform on all seven continents. Next stop: the Moon!

• In 2019 the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported out of China

Birthday brownies all around for: Roman poet Horace (65 BCE), engineer Eli Whitney of cotton gin fame (1765), Mexican painter Diego Rivera of "being Frida Kahlo's arm pizza" fame (1886), cartoonist James Thurber of inscrutable New Yorker cartoon fame (1894), cartoonist and presumed spinach enthusiast E.C. Segar of Popeye the Sailor Man fame (1894), multifaceted entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925), jazz organist extraordinaire Jimmy Smith (1925; if you have even a passing interest in the Beastie Boys' instrumental excursions of the early 90s, you've heard his work), actor & comedian Flip Wilson (1933), actor David Carradine of Kung Fu and Kill Bill, Vols. I & II fame (1936), singer-songwriter, poet, and erstwhile Lizard King Jim Morrison of The Doors (1943), cult actress & filmmaker Mary Woronov of Silent Night, Bloody Night, Death Race 2000, Rock 'n' Roll High School, Eating Raoul, Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall, and The House of the Devil fame (1943; can you tell I'm a fan?), filmmaker Nancy Meyers of Private Benjamin and Baby Boom fame (1949), actress Kim Basinger of Batman and "Last Dance with Mary Jane" video fame (1953), comedian & actor Sam Kinison of Back to School fame (1953), English singer-songwriter & guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard fame (1957), actor Wendell Pierce of The Wire, Suits, and Treme fame (1963), Jamaican-American rapper Bushwick Bill of Geto Boys fame (1966), Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O'Connor (1966), Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame pitching ace Mike Mussina (1968), singer-songwriter Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour fame (1973), songwriter & guitarist Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (1974), German-British actor and second breakfast enthusiast Dominic Monaghan of Lost and LOTR fame (1976), actor Ian Somerhalder of Lost, The Vampire Diaries, and The Rules of Attraction fame (1978), singer-songwriter & pianist Ingrid Michaelson (1979), and Trinidadian-American rapper Nicki Minaj (1982)

Pour one out for: English singer-songwriter & guitarist John Lennon of "changing popular music forever with The Beatles" fame (d. 1980), country & western singer-songwriter Marty Robbins (d. 1982), English drummer Razzle of Hanoi Rocks fame (d. 1984), Brazilian singer-songwriter, pianist, and "father of Bossa nova" Antônio Carlos Jobim (d. 1994), singer-songwriter & guitarist Dimebag Darrell of Pantera fame (d. 2004), astronaut & US Senator John Glenn (d. 2016), actor René Auberjonois of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fame (d. 2019), and Jamaican bass player, producer, and all-around reggae legend Robbie Shakespeare (d. 2021)


OK, that's it for this week! We'll be back here in your inbox on Monday with another email and a fresh customer Q&A! If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming email reply to this and let us know!

Peace, love, and brownies,