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Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm Back

I apparently took a week long blogging break. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to leave you. I just... I just...

Oh you know, it was one of those weeks. I really wasn't any more productive at anything else. But I did have a party! It was kind of an intense weekend, with a major snowstorm, friends visiting from out of town, a tubing excursion, then a wine party, then a trip to Mall of America.

In the photo to the left, you can see the lovely bottles of wine that we served, all from Minnesota.

Minnesota??? You may be asking yourself. Minnesota wine?

Yes, my friend. Minnesota wine. There are actually 26 or so wineries in this great state, and there are a number of winter-hardy grapes that are grown here. For more info about the wines we served, my husband blogged about it here.

Oh right, I mentioned a snow storm. It actually wasn't that bad, on the scale of things, but for those of you who live in warm weather areas and want another reminder of why you are awesome, know that we got 6 inches of snow in about 3 hours or something ridiculous like that.

While I was stuck in traffic on the way home from work after the storm, however, I had the opportunity to snap a picture of a billboard that really annoys me. Every day as I come home from work I pass this billboard and think evil thoughts towards Buffalo Wild Wings and their pathetic attempt to appeal to stereotypes.

Something about the telling men, well, your marriage probably sucks, but hey, at least there's wings and beer with your buddies to cheer you up. In fact this is probably better than sex with your wife anyhow.

Something about that smacks of BWW marketing team forgetting that behind each husband out drinking and eating wings there is a woman who is probably:
  1. Actually there at BWW with him drinking and eating said wings
  2. Told him to get out of the house and give her some alone time gosh darn it, and have fun while he's doing it.
  3. Said, "honey isn't it your night out with the guys tonight? Here's some cash."
So I'm going to call this one a marketing fail. Because this sign makes me want to do the opposite of go to BWW. It makes me want to make long ranty lists on my blog and never go to BWW again.

What do you think? Funny or annoying?

5 comments:

Bookfool said...

It doesn't bother me. But, I can see how you'd feel that way.

Nymeth said...

Welcome back, Kim! And yes, definitely an annoying add :S

Literary Feline said...

Sometimes you just need a break, even an unexpected one.

That is an annoying sign, I agree.

mariel said...

I've been away for weeks! My mission tonight is to post some reviews. I'll be in Minnesota in May, so I may check out some of those wineries!

Alice Teh said...

It's annoying sign for me. I felt like shooting it down. Hmm...