Articles Tagged ‘Applebees’
I showed a lady friend these pictures of nature’s fiercest inhabitants as babies and she responded that she would rather raise baby animals than baby children. This is a great idea. Our country is already overpopulated with ungrateful, incompetent, overweight kids. What’s that Billy? Your crush doesn’t want to go to the middle school dance with you? It’s because you weigh 200 pounds and ride a Segway to class.
It wasn’t long ago that gift cards had a reputation for being thoughtless, impersonal, last-minute gifts. It also wasn’t long ago that we were wearing neon blue spandex, a side pony tail and singing Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth” into a hairbrush. Times change. You can now get a gift card tailored to every personality, for just about anything. And to really get you in the giving mood, many restaurants are offering free additional gift cards for you when you purchase them for someone else—in case you need a little help getting in the giving spirit, or as a reward for being the wonderful, thoughtful person you already are. You’ve probably seen the promotions for Applebees and Outback Steakhouse already—buy so many dollars worth of gift cards, get a bonus card. But there are dozens of local eateries offering the same deals, they just aren’t advertised. Luckily, you don’t have to search them out. We did all the work for you.
The perks of being a journalist are few and far between—the closest I’ll ever get to my dream Aston Martin is the other side of a velvet rope during the press day of the NY Auto Show. But one plus is that people assume you’re an absolute monster of the English language. I can make up words and people are afraid to call my bluff. Vulexinard? It means soft-spoken—don’t tell me you didn’t know that. Also, did you know I won every spelling bee in middle school? I didn’t, but question it and I’ll spell onomatopoeia so fast you’ll forget what nouns are.