First of all, if anyone subscribes to this blog, you probably saw a random link post today. I was messing around at work, and that was supposed to publish on a test blog, but it showed up here instead.
Anyway. Speaking of drinking, I recently saw an ad in Harper’s for an introductory case of wine from the WSJ wine club that was $65 for 15 bottles. That’s like $4 something a bottle! I guess it’s sort of the adult version of those ‘get 25 CDs for free and remember to unsubscribe yourself before we charge you every month’ clubs. I never fell for one of those, but I was all over this wine deal.
And now I have this sitting in my hallway:
I have absolutely nowhere to put it, so I’m just keeping it by the front door. I’d like to make a joke about how I can’t possibly drink this much wine, but it’ll be gone long before Christmas.
Although! This is really a smart thing to order right before the holidays, and to keep right by the front door, because if you get invited to a party or someone you didn’t expect gives you a gift, you have plenty of nice bottles of wine handy. Although that won’t happen to me, because I don’t leave my house or know anyone.
The FedEx guy who delivered it had to bring a friend to help him carry it from the back of the truck. Helpfully, it was labeled “WSJ Wine Club” right on the side.
Here are the things I’ve now made the delivery people drag into my house in the few months I’ve lived here:
- Case of wine;
- Three ginormous chairs that came in huge, unwieldy chair boxes;
- A box of dumbbells (the tiny woman who staggered under its weight while trying to get it to my door said, ‘What is in here, dumbbells?’);
- Several enormous boxes each containing a bale of hay;
- Any number of huge boxes from Amazon containing rabbit toys, various big pieces of kitchen equipment, and toiletries in bulk;
- A box containing a 36-pack of toilet paper because I kept forgetting to go get more toilet paper and finally just ordered some online;
- Several boxes from Apple;
- A giant box from Powell’s containing approximately 50 hardback books;
- An endless series of boxes and packages from various retail clothing stores (as I progressively grew my way out of several pant sizes); and
- I don’t even know what all else.
And now that I think about it, I might have a gifting use for those bottles of wine after all. I should probably put some ribbon around them and give them back to the delivery people when next they come.
“A box containing a 36-pack of toilet paper because I kept forgetting to go get more toilet paper and finally just ordered some online;”
I just did the same thing! After forgetting to pick up toilet paper for a week in a row, I figured it was quicker to order by Amazon Prime and had it delivered in two days. 🙂
Yes! That was exactly my logic! 🙂
Same here. I need to go to that site too, although Trader Joe’s keeps me in enough wine to get me in trouble already. 😉
Yesss! Trader Joe’s is the best! And the worst!
Loving the bales of hay! Haha. I never knew you could order that and have it delivered in a box!
Yep! I order 9-lb. bulk first-cut timothy hay from a farm in upstate NY. The shipping costs twice as much as the hay.
“A box of dumbbells (the tiny woman who staggered under its weight while trying to get it to my door said, ‘What is in here, dumbbells?’);”
(I don’t really have anything to add to that, I just wanted to repeat it.)
The hardbacks are hard core. I took a small suitcase full of books to India once (really, there was nothing in it except books – textbooks) and I tried to warn the porter at the train station and there was a language barrier and I still remember the look on his face. Everyone at the station waiting room thought I overpaid him, but I don’t think I did.