Thursday, January 26, 2012


Are you ready for the Year of the Dragon? February is almost here. And the Dragon - the fabulous beast that is the most powerful sign in the Chinese zodiac is almost upon us.

At Skwoosh we celebrate the dragon with our popular AGP Dragon Boat Gel pad. It’s certified by the IDBF - the International Dragon Boat Federation. If you can’t get on the water but you happen to live in or near San Francisco you can really share and celebrate the Year of the Dragon in this city steeped in rich tradition of Chinese culture.

On February 11 there will be a parade featuring floats, bands, dance teams and other performances. You can pay $30.00 and get a hard bleacher seat. However, to enjoy the parade in comfort go to and order a Skwoosh gel bleacher seat.  It's lightweight, compact, easy to carry and usually ships within 24 hours.

The San Francisco Symphony will present a Chinese New Year Community Concert. The Chinatown YMCA will hold its 34th annual Chinese New Year 10K Run.  You can watch Chinese acrobats, traditional lion and folk dancing and take a self guided Zodiac tour leading to animals found on the Chinese calendar, all at the San Francisco zoo. Stay fit, use your Skwoosh fitness gel pad and celebrate The Year of the Dragon. Happy New Year- again.

Monday, January 16, 2012


49’ers vs. Saints, Bronco’s vs. Patriots, Green vs.Bay Giants, Ravens vs. Houston,  all in one weekend - can’t leave the TV.

Thank G-D for my SKWOOSH Office Gel Cushion and the All Purpose Gel Seat with EZ Swivel.  Have to admit it’s been exciting so far and I’ve been able to keep my New Year’s resolution to drink less beer and more coffee.  At my house we call it the Irish Coffee Bowl.

This bowl game is:

  • Part pick me up
  • Part snack
  • Part 50 yard line warmer upper.
The basic 4 down strategy is part coffee, part whisky, cream and sugar.  As a game winner this strategy is more than the sum of its parts.  Drop your tush on a warm and cozy SKWOOSH Gel Bleacher Seat, in your team’s colors and put together:

  • 2 teaspoons of unrefined sugar
  • 1 oz apple brandy
  • 7 ozs of fresh brewed coffee
  • 3 ozs of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Cinnamon    
  • And an orange peel.
Set up a preheated Irish coffee mug; add the apple brandy and sugar.  Now go for the goal with this special end around play.  It’s all in the cream. You need to make your own whipped cream in a shaker (like cocktail shaker).  Pour the heavy whipping cream into the shaker with ice and the sugar cube and shake till you get within field goal range. Once in range use a spoon to carefully layer the cream on top of the drink.  Split the uprights with grated cinnamon and orange peel.  Three points - game over and enjoy the final playoff game next week and on to the Super Bowl.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year Resolutions and Other Promises

This is the time of year when gym haters resolve to go to the gym and when ice cream lovers swear never to enjoy that sweet, creamy, lusciously delicious treat.  We resolve to fit into our high school jeans, to paddle our kayaks more, to travel and to keep our motorcycles and bikes cleaner, shinier and operating like Swiss watches. 

At Skwoosh, we resolve to help make your resolutions easier to keep. Hate the gym, get a gel fitness pad.

Resolving to do longer and more adventurous kayaking, be sure to add the classic paddling cushion to your boat. Looking to reduce your waist size by more intense rowing, reduce “sitz” bone pressure with a Master AGP row pad.

If comfortable travel is in your 2012 plan you need the Skwoosh Travel gel cushion.
For all you cold weather parents resolving to attend more of junior’s ice cold hockey games, be sure to get the Skwoosh bleacher gel seat –  it will keep your bum comfy and warmer while you cheer the little pewee leaguer on.  Whatever your resolutions - you can count on Skwoosh to provide additional comfort and performance, if not the direct support, that you need.  Happy New Year.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


We’re sitting here in center court bleachers watching a great high school basketball game.  Of course we are among those who are the most comfortable because of our portable Bleacher Gel Seats from Skwoosh.

We just saw a magnificent drive and layup performed by an average sized Chinese American kid whose present goal in life is to attain the fame of the great Yao Ming.  Remember him, the 7 foot, 6-inch Chinese basketball player who performed for the Houston Rockets for nine NBA seasons
Well Ming is back in his native Shanghai pitching his own California winery, aptly named Yao Family Wines. A risky venture for the Chinese market which is still (no pun intended) in its infancy. Priced at 1,775 yuan (US$289) a bottle, Mr. Yao is capitalizing on his fame throughout China and is hoping to ride the 240% rise, from 2008-2010, in imported bottled wine.
Who knows, some of us will soon be sitting on our Skwoosh Travel cushions at the Great Wall sipping California wine and nibbling on Wisconsin cheddar.  What a wonderful world we live in.