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Hello Kitty Wine is Real

Hello Kitty Wine is Real

by Amelia G : April 6th, 2010

hello kitty wineI’m still not sure whether the Hello Kitty Beer was an actual Sanrio product. I’m thinking someone I know would have brought some to a party if it were. However, it is absolutely confirmed that there will now be a whole line of Hello Kitty wines.

Not whines like, “I really want the citrine Hello Kitty diamond ring” or “I really have to have advance access to Capcom’s Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Felyne Village featuring Hello Kitty“. I mean wines, with no H, but with, like, ya know, booze and stuff. I admit that I am not a wine aficionado. It seems out of character, I know, but I prefer beer (or honestly sparkling water.) I’m a total foodie, but I have a middle-brow taste in champagne (Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sac and Moet White Star, thanks for asking.) and I treat wine pretty much like parsley i.e. a garnish I occasionally enjoy something cooked in but would never consume on its own.</p>

Nonetheless, I think a bottle of Hello Kitty Wine would make a pretty bitchin’ party item or housewarming gift. MWC is distributing an assortment of Hello Kitty wine too, so you’ll have what to choose from. Maybe I’d even enjoy the Hello Kitty Brut Rose.

Usually the sorts of brands people passionately fall in love with are also the sort they then have pissy break-ups with (i.e. Starbucks), but Sanrio . . .

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Do you take pride in doing what you do well or at least trying to?

Do you take pride in doing what you do well or at least trying to?

by Amelia G : January 25th, 2009

starbucks foamSo, Forrest Black and I just went for coffee. Well, it was Starbucks, so he went for coffee and I went for ice water and conversation. I was just reading a thing about how Warren Buffet built his business and wanted to talk about some of the interesting ways he approached things. So we are talking about how insurance companies invest with your premiums and that is where most of their profits come from, and how Warren Buffet’s primary holding company Berkshire Hathaway actually failed at its primary business and no longer actually produces anything to do with what the original brand was about, and various other factoids which are intriguing, if you find business structures interesting.

At a certain point, I noticed some security guards hovering kind of close to me out of the corner of my eye and wondered if Starbucks had any special rules against people with purple and green hair discussing high finance. I couldn’t think of anything particularly awful I was doing, so I went back to my conversation, but there was still this sense of bad energy. The security guards went away, but people started shouting. As some of the people shouting were Starbucks employees, I assume security fled so they would not be witnesses to the people who worked at the shopping center braining someone with a coffee pot, if that was about to ensue. These security guys know where their paychecks come from and it is not making coffee-drinkers happy.

So apparently there was a customer there who wanted foam on his coffee or crema on his espresso or something like that. The chick who took the order didn’t really understand his question, so she answered kind of noncommittally on whether or not he could . . .

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