Friday, May 8, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY for May 8, 2009


I think we have a hell of a repeat offender here, folks. The Melting Pot and their ridiculous e-mail blasts are baaaa-aaack! I'm pretty sure the running theme of this one was "How many unnecessary and incorrectly-used apostrophes can we throw into the e-mail blast without it blowing up on us?" The answer: Four.

I also like how they mentioned that "size does matter." Apparently stuff like the size of the IQ of the person who writes the copy for these e-mail blasts doesn't matter much...

UPDATE: I've found out that at least one person over at The Melting Pot has noticed this post. Hey, Melting Pot folks--if you guys think you might need a person to copy-edit your e-mail blasts on a freelance basis and want to work out a trade (for instance, some excellent copy-editing in exchange for gift cards/restaurant credit to use at your restaurants), hit me up! Yes, I'm being serious. I really like your restaurant and would really love to not shake my head and sigh when I open up your e-mail blasts. Just sayin'... ;)

Also, an update on the shopping trip I mentioned in yesterday's post: I bought 4 amazing dresses! One is turquoise silk with black lace/ribbon accents and looks rather lingerie-like; one is pink velvet with white ribbon trim and accents; one is a black lace party dress with an adorable hem and pink ribbon accents; the last one is a black knee-length halter dress with an embroidered hem. They all look awesome, and I had so much fun picking them out! In a regular retail store these dresses would have cost me about $1,500. But because I bought them at a sample sale, they cost me under $200...total! (I'm still on a shopper's high right now. Can you tell?)

12 comments:

David said...

To answer their question about birthday sharing, almost anything is better than sharing a melted pot of cheese or chocolate that a whole tableful of people are playing in considering the extreme over-hype of the human-swine avian-crossover flu.

If they hadn't stuck in the frivolous apostrophe, I would have found the mom-osa an amusing spin on mother's day mimosas. Too bad they blew it.

Wordacious said...

Amazing they got "Girls' Night Out" right with all the other errors.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ David: I, too, was disappointed that they screwed up the otherwise clever "Mom-osa" with a stupidly-placed apostrophe. Sigh.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Wordacious: Oh, don't worry--in previous e-mails they've sent out, they managed to mess that up, too. This is one of the rare e-mails they sent me that DIDN'T contain an error involving the term "Girls' Night Out." :)

Bridgete said...

I'm now almost embarrassed to say I spent my birthday there.

But yay about the dresses!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Well, I'm sure you went there for the delicious food, not the awful grammar, right? LOL. :)

I'm *still* all giddy and excited about the dresses! I'm such a nerd. :)

Winona said...

Congrats on the dress steals - oh why doesn't Liz Lange have a sample sale for those of us who currently cannot wear "normal" clothing?!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks! :) Not sure if you live anywhee near NY, Winona, but there always seem to be a million sample sales going on here (this was the first one I went to and I will most definitely be going to more!)...I bet eventually, Liz Lange would have a sample sale! (Of course, by the time that does happen, you might be back to needing "normal" clothing again, haha.)

LadyStyx said...

You'll have to keep us updated on whether they take you up on your offer!

Dave said...

This email blast is definitely an apostrophe catastrophe...but the Melting Pot...food...so goood....(droool).

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: They haven't yet, but I hope they do! LOL.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Dave: I agree--The Melting Pot's food is totally drool-worthy!