Monday, November 9, 2009

Rafting the Milky Wave

As promised, here is the latest design from CruxyStart. This is giving props out to all those who enjoy white water and natures sports drink: milk. Show the world your love of rafting and your support of the dairy industry all at the same time while looking darn stylish.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Beginning

It's been awhile since I've updated the blog. A lot has happened since then. Thanks to the current economic conditions I was given a one way ticket on the unemployment train. Seattle having about as much opportunity as a one legged man in a butt-kickin' competition we had to rally the wagons and head South. We luckily found a new home in Ashland, Oregon home to hippies, naked people and the Shakespeare festival (not necessarily in that order). It's been an adventure starting a new job, learning new mountain bike trails, catching a peeping tom (chased the bugger down in my socks) and learning to love the state of Jefferson. Now that life has finally slowed down a little, I'm putting more time into CruxyStart. We received our first order of shirts from and they look awesome! I recommend everyone buy one at The shirts are silky smooth and the printing looks fantastic. Now, if they can only figure out how to print on black, our plan for world domination will be complete, bwah ha ha ha! We'll have a new shirt coming out very soon for all you rafting fans out there. Stay tuned and stay classy San Diego!.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Site and New Shirt

Big days are here for CruxyStart. We've finally launched our website! It took many Post War Russian made rockets purchased on Ebay, but the darn thing is up and runnin'. You can see all of your favorite CruxyStart designs all in a new and much more flowing layout. To top it off we said heck, let's just switch our printer while were at it. So, we're now using skreened for all of our printing. They use all American Apparel Shirts and offer Organic styles using water based dyes. They also contribute 10% of their profits to the Kiva micro loan program. Now you can use your addictions to funny shirts to help fund small businesses.

If that wasn't enough, we also just got finished with a new designed dedicated to the bike commuters of the World. How many times have you felt like all of the cell phone talkin' coffee drinking eating a breakfast sandwich while driving motorists are out to get you. Well, now you can tell them how you feel with your CruxyStart Moving Target Shirt.

Until Next Time,

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Expansion and Contraction Theory of Commuting

Yesterday was the first time in about 4 months that I did my full bike commute to and from work. The full commute is about 52 miles round trip. Even when I'm in full commuting shape this seems long. When you're in I've had too many ding dongs this winter shape, it feels like an eternity. With the bits of time I had in between thinking of how much every portion of my body hurt and contemplating how much longer I could keep my waffles from making a jettison back up, I derived a theory. I call this theory the Expansion and Contraction Theory of Bike Commuting. It goes something like this. The greater the amount of time that one is away from the bike commute, the more the uphills expand and the downhills contract. The amount of expansion and contraction is directly proportional to the time away from the saddle. Just something to ponder the next time you're pedaling up that monster hill and thinking of how much of a good idea electric hybrid bikes truly are.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ahh, the days of businesses downsizing. If you manage to escape the chopping block you win the lucky prize of a whole bunch more work for the same pay. Well, if you think you've got it bad, just think of the poor beaver. That unfortunate sap gets to cut down trees all day with the only tool he has available, his teeth. I wonder if beavers need to floss? Anyways, to celebrate this furry friend, we've created Irony Hurts. Not only is it bad enough that you get to live your life with celloluse filled poo, but you have to be extra quick on your feet!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Just in time to celebrate the last bit of snow being replaced by torrential downpours; we've just added the snowman vs. snowman to the CruxyStart site. This shirt is titled "Cold Winter" (get it, cold 'cause they're made of snow and cold because throwing snow in someone's eye is just plain cold man). We've also started on a real bonified website. You can check out the extremely slow process at


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Ahh, the joys of Christmas Eve. Seattle has turned into a winter wonderland which means driving nightmare. Instead of plowing the streets in Seattle, they choose to leave a good couple inches of compacted ice-snow. The theory is based on the idea that by creating an environment so treacherous to drive in only the fool-hearted, criminally insane or those owning surplus Russian track vehicles from the cold war will venture out. They forget this is Christmas and people NEED to get out and by the cheap plastic dancing dog wearing a Christmas scarf singing the worst Elvis song the manufacturer could license (the ones during the sweaty fat Elvis days) to give to their Aunt Mildred from Chattanooga and her little dog Fargo. The best part is as this new snow road gets potholed worst than a farm field filled with fertile gophers, you instantly get the third world in the first world. Nothing like a little mother nature to bring down the man.

So what does this day bring, well, trips to work, airport, small fender banger (white cars in a snow storm are hard to see, go figure), eating, enjoying time with friends and family, more eating, games and movies, more eating, laying on the ground writhing in pain from too much eating, a small snack and bed.

At CruxyStart, we like to remember Jesus is the reason for the Season. To celebrate, we buy each other stuff we really don't need to put in places we don't have room for. What a better reason to buy a loved one or ones (ones is better by the way) a shirt that will bring them joy for the rest of the year. It brings happiness to them and the folks around them and is easy on storage space and the wallet. Just 500 pounds of recycled aluminum will get you that hooded sweatshirt you've been wanting. To celebrate the snow and lovely winter coating, we're putting out a new snowman vs. snowman shirt. Here's mud, er, um, snow in your eye!

Alas, Merry Christmas!

Mike and Kelli