Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76822 Dec 5, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
This from the Trib:
Starbucks is now offering a gift card for $450 --$400 to fill the card with store credit and $50 toward the sleek, stainless steel card itself.
Anyone who does that is officially a moron.
I thought that had to be a joke, AND IT ISN'T!!

It went on to say at another site:

"Get this. The gift card is made of steel, and there will be only 5,000 of them sold. And, hereís the really appealing part - they each cost $450 but theyíll be loaded with only $400. What a bargain of a stocking stuffer!

You canít walk into your corner Starbucks and pick up one of these babies, though. You need to buy them at the luxury gift website Gilt. They arenít even for sale yet. The sale will start in two days.

The steel card will give holders a few extra perks like a free drink on their birthday and a free food or drink item after 12 Stars..."

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#76823 Dec 5, 2012
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought that had to be a joke, AND IT ISN'T!!
It went on to say at another site:
"Get this. The gift card is made of steel, and there will be only 5,000 of them sold. And, hereís the really appealing part - they each cost $450 but theyíll be loaded with only $400. What a bargain of a stocking stuffer!
You canít walk into your corner Starbucks and pick up one of these babies, though. You need to buy them at the luxury gift website Gilt. They arenít even for sale yet. The sale will start in two days.
The steel card will give holders a few extra perks like a free drink on their birthday and a free food or drink item after 12 Stars..."
I get those "extra perks" with my plain old plastic card. Anyone who buys this is either super rich and looking for a novelty gift for a coffee lover, or a sucker.

Since: Jan 10

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#76824 Dec 5, 2012
Usually, status symbols are nothing but stupidity markers.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76825 Dec 5, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
I get those "extra perks" with my plain old plastic card. Anyone who buys this is either super rich and looking for a novelty gift for a coffee lover, or a sucker.
I vote "sucker".
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#76826 Dec 5, 2012
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought that had to be a joke, AND IT ISN'T!!
It went on to say at another site:
"Get this. The gift card is made of steel, and there will be only 5,000 of them sold. And, hereís the really appealing part - they each cost $450 but theyíll be loaded with only $400. What a bargain of a stocking stuffer!
You canít walk into your corner Starbucks and pick up one of these babies, though. You need to buy them at the luxury gift website Gilt. They arenít even for sale yet. The sale will start in two days.
The steel card will give holders a few extra perks like a free drink on their birthday and a free food or drink item after 12 Stars..."
Did ye thinketh me to be pullething thine leg?

Since: Jan 10

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#76827 Dec 5, 2012
Have you seen the baby "dancing" to Beyonce? It's funny and adorable.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76828 Dec 5, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
<quoted text>
Did ye thinketh me to be pullething thine leg?
I thought you got suckered into believing something that wasn't true. Should have known better.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76829 Dec 5, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Have you seen the baby "dancing" to Beyonce? It's funny and adorable.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ikTxfIDYx6QXX
I love how he starts trying to move his whole leg to the song as well.

Since: Jan 10

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#76830 Dec 5, 2012
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I love how he starts trying to move his whole leg to the song as well.
He does mimic their movements to a small degree sometimes, and that cracks me upt he most.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#76831 Dec 5, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Mimi, have you seen the car commercial featuring "Fly by Night"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =X8V7MXd7UkMXX
I have. I sing to it. <shrug> LOL

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#76833 Dec 5, 2012
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought that had to be a joke, AND IT ISN'T!!
It went on to say at another site:
"Get this. The gift card is made of steel, and there will be only 5,000 of them sold. And, hereís the really appealing part - they each cost $450 but theyíll be loaded with only $400. What a bargain of a stocking stuffer!
You canít walk into your corner Starbucks and pick up one of these babies, though. You need to buy them at the luxury gift website Gilt. They arenít even for sale yet. The sale will start in two days.
The steel card will give holders a few extra perks like a free drink on their birthday and a free food or drink item after 12 Stars..."
A regular Starbucks card does that. I get free drinks all the time. In fact I have one waiting on me now. I also get a freebie on my birthday. The difference? I got my card for $5.00, which bought me $5 worth of stuff. <shrug> Oh and it's gold and has my name on it.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#76834 Dec 5, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
He does mimic their movements to a small degree sometimes, and that cracks me upt he most.
I taught Chris' friend Jenni's one year old to head bang. He tries to do the thing with his fingers (it's soooooo adorable) but usually just puts his hands on top of mine and lets me do it. I was bored waiting for her to finish trying on clothes at the store one night so Sabby and I walked around (I walked, he rode) listening to the muzak and did the head banger thing.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76835 Dec 5, 2012
Last night in my old place. Wish me luck with moving day tomorrow.

Since: Jan 10

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#76836 Dec 5, 2012
Good luck moving! Tell us about the new space!

So far I miss a garage and a dishwasher. I don't think I'll ever get over missing those.

But I love my space, I haven't seen either neighbor since I moved in, I'm a 15 minute drive to and from work (I woke up at 7;17 this morning (overslept), and I was at work by 7:50), the cats LOVE this place (mia loves the radiators, Rose loves galloping down the 23' long hallway. TGhey're thriving. This was a good move.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76837 Dec 5, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
I have. I sing to it. <shrug> LOL
I've been known to do the drum action on that song. Great song.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76838 Dec 5, 2012
Oh -- I only play air drums.

Since: Jan 10

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#76839 Dec 5, 2012
I would like for a TV commercial to include a rickroll. It's time to see this in regular, everyday visual media.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76840 Dec 5, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
Last night in my old place. Wish me luck with moving day tomorrow.
Good luck! Hope you're having a kegger right now!

I'd help ya move but... I gotta drive my Aunty Mabel to her bunion specialist tomorrow... ya know...

Lift with your legs and not your back!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76841 Dec 6, 2012

Since: Jan 10

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#76842 Dec 6, 2012
Ugh. Why can't it be FRIDAY yet?

Apparently the New Big Toy this Christmas is Crayola's airbrush kit that uses markers you already own, including fabric markers and washable markers. It was $35 online, then as it got more popular, retailers have raised the price to $55. It's sold out virtually everywhere, including the internet.

I found three at Michael's (arts and crafts store) yesterday for only $28 each (on sale!). I bought one for Nick (he wants to give one to his 5yo for Christmas), and one for a coworker who wanted one for her grandkid. I feel like I should have bought the other one and donated it to Toys for Tots.

Speakign of which, our local rock station sponsors "Toys for Ta Tas" each year. A Toys for Tots drive at an upscale strip club in Minneapolis. I hear they collect TONS of toys. I think it's pretty awesome.

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