Oct 30, 2009

Virgin America – “Best Domestic Airline” according to Condé Nast Traveler

Virgin America Airlines has been voted for the second year in a row as the “Best Domestic Airline” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards. Over 25,000 readers voted on categories including cabin comfort, cabin service, entertainment options, and food/beverages.

Every flight features mood lighting, touch screen entertainment in every seat with satellite TV, pay-per-view movies, and video games, and food to order when you want it. Virgin America flies from Los Angeles to Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC. Service to Fort Lauderdale begins on November 18.

Ski and stay in Salt Lake and get the fourth night free

With ski season just around the corner, the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering their “Gold Medal Podium” Package in honor of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Book a four-day, four-night stay at a participating property and the Ski Salt Lake Super Pass and get a fourth day of skiing and lodging for free. The over 20 participating properties include The Inn at Solitude, The Cliff Lodge & Spa and The Inn at Snowbird. Packages must be booked by December 15 and travel by April 18, 2010. Hotels based on availability and blackout dates may apply. For complete details, visit Ski Salt Lake.

The Ski Salt Lake Super Pass is an easy and money-saving way to experience all four of Salt Lake’s world-class resorts. Ski Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude for up to 20% off the regular ticket window price.

Oct 20, 2009

Funny Food Names: Pennsylvania Edition

 Chow chow - pickled vegetable relish 

Shoofly pie - Pennsylvania Dutch molasses pie with crumb topping

Birch beer - made from birch bark, similar to root beer
Whoopie pie - two round cakes with cream filling. Available in red velvet, chocolate, pumpkin 
and other varieties

Irish potatoes - candy made from cream cheese and coconut with ground cinnamon topping

Oct 3, 2009

Domo Loves Slurpee!

Wow, is 7-Eleven smart! First, The Simpsons and now, Domo! 7-Eleven is running a Domo promotion this fall, featuring everyone's favorite brown Japanese, lock-jawed monster on everything imaginable. Domo has taken over the Slurpee machine, coffee cups, and hot dog containers, and three collectible Slurpee cups and four straws are available for purchase. 7-Eleven has created a mini-site and will be rolling out three webisodes with Domo over the next weeks. Part 1 is available now.

Smart is 7-Eleven. Too bad the same cannot be said for the franchisees, who don't seem to know how the internet works and don't know what free PR is, especially the people who work at 10356 Venice Blvd at Motor Ave. These were the only photos I managed to take. I wanted to buy the Domo straw with the candy, but assumed my money along with my photography wasn't welcome there. I'm sure other, more intelligent franchisees would appreciate my patronage! That pumpkin lattee sounds amazing!


*last photo from 7-eleven.com

For more information on Domo and to watch new webisodes of Domo, visit http://slurpee.com/Promotions/Domo/

Also, please do not patronize 10356 Venice Blvd at Motor Ave.