Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Just about the time I began complaining to my boss (a most unsympathetic SOB) about describing yet another wine, a news story reminded me of why I love my job - it has a noticeable lack of footwear-flipping foes. Those who disagree with my opinions may stop buying my wines, or selling me their wines, but such insults don't leave tread marks on my cheeks.
Googling the term Merry Shoe-mas provides some interesting hits. First, there are the folks over at OSOYOU, whatever that is, who have leveraged recent shoe news by offering a free pair of party shoes for each of the 12 days of Christmas. I should note they're giving one pair of free shoes per day, not one free pair per customer. Google also directs one to the Iraqi journalist, Mr Zaidi himself, whose shoe-tossing epithets may have evoked a certain amount of sympathy from U.S. voter in both parties (though I recommend venting one's Bush-related angst through the likes of the Sock and Awe game (click to play), which has proved so popular globally they have surely had to reinforce their load capacity since yesterday.) Wait, not yesterday. I mean Sunday.
Which brings me to today's real topic. Though it SEEMS like just yesterday that Mr Zaidi's flying shoes proved our lame duck POTUS still has good reflexes, it actually happened on SUNDAY. Yes, three days ago. Which means time is flying. Which means it would be wise to check your holiday to-do list.
Remember that holiday wine you've been meaning to order? Well, if the order is going to a CA address, the order need be in by end of day on Thursday, Dec 18th for delivery by the 24th. If it's going to an address outside CA, you'd be wise to order by Friday and opt for overnight delivery if it's to arrive before the 24th! Click here to order wine.
Too late to order? Relax. Our electronic gift certificates (Click Here to Order) are delivered via email or phone, so you can purchase them up until the 24th. Starting at $50, our certificates allow your recipient to select whatever wine they'd like, using your stored-value certificate to pay for wine or merchandise, sales tax and shipping.
And while their selected wine may not arrive in time for the holidays, the gift of wine comes with the suggestion of a nice meal shared with friends and family, and that's a gift we need all year long.
Dave the Wine Merchant
"I did not own three thousand pairs of shoes. I owned one thousand and sixty."
~ Imelda Marcos (1929 - )
"These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it"
~ Charles Barkley (1963 - )
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P.S. I realize that the full word is Christmas, and that contemporary keepers of the faith find the shorter "X-mas" objectionable. But to commenters tempted to decry my heathen nature in a public forum, I refer you to ancient history, back to the days of Christian persecution, when the X served as the secret symbol of recognition amonst believers. Hence the abbreviation X-mas, which has remained in use all these many years hence.