While the idea of a blog making money - particularly a blog run out of someone's bedroom or apartment - gives me The Oogies, I realize that bloggers actually have to eat, or more importantly buy domain names that don't end in "blogspot.com."
So, in the name of giving You, The Reader, a simpler web address to punch in, I'm starting the Just Up The Pike store. The same way I started this blog to encourage "east side pride," I want to give East County residents more ways to say "Hey! Just because I don't live in Rockville doesn't mean I'm not a part of Montgomery County!"
Check it out. There isn't much (would anyone really want a JUTP tote bag?), but hopefully what the store offers can keep the blog going in a way that personal conviction and caffeine cannot.