Q: Halle Berry, Kirk Douglas, Sandra Bullock, and Steve Martin all have what in common?
A: They were all high school cheerleaders!
Here's the link for Free Shipping Day. We talked about this this morning. About 500 retailers are getting together on Thursday December 17th to offer free shipping AND guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Don't know how they're gonna do it.
I did some Union Square shopping yesterday, and one of the stops I had to make was Macy's for a toaster on sale. This one'll be the third or fourth toaster I've bought over last year or so. They've just been garbage. My fault, I guess. I played it cheap, and they just stopped working. Well, I wasn't going to make the same mistake again, so I coughed up 60 bucks - marked down from 80 - for a Cuisinart. I never in a million years thought I'd spend that much for a toaster. A TOASTER! Of course, the Macy's ten dollar off coupon I had with me wasn't valid for "electrics". Translation? Good for EVERYTHING except the toaster you wanted. I still love Macy's, though.
Over-spending for a toaster makes me hungry, so I decided to get a quick Union Square bite. Last week, the Chron published a list of some of the best places in and around Union Square to get something to eat - fast or slow - while shopping. I went for fast and delicious and a Stanley Steamer hot dog. It was....sublime. My wife, Kim, is a registered dietitian, so I don't eat hot dogs that often. But when I'm really in the mood for one, I can't pass it up. Just one, and that was enough. In fact, Kim has some really good thoughts on keeping the weight off over the Holidays, and I'm proud to let you know she now has her very own blog on the topic right here on the KOIT website. Click here to check it out.