Your mission, should you choose to accept it…

November 8, 2014

Journal, Lloyd, School

My boss sends out an End of the Week email with a summary of things that happened in the last week and notes about things that are coming up next week. Additionally, he also includes the following information each week:

  • Recommendations for movies/shows to watch on Netflix.
  • Places that have beverage sales going on.

This week he really out did himself. The movie recommendation was Snowpiercer, which he selected based on it’s 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Don’t be suckered in like we were. I too watched Snowpiercer based on the (unheard of) 95% approval rating. I can only assume that it is some sort of cruel hoax. In fact, Lauren and I watched it on our Anniversary. Well, Lauren watched the first 30 minutes before falling asleep.

But the second half of the weekly recommendations really looks to be panning out. Buy 12 bottles of wine and send in for a rebate that brings the average cost per bottle down to $0.97 each. Your job is to hound us until we give you verifiable proof that we have, in fact, sent in the rebate and all of the accompanying paperwork.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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5 Responses to “Your mission, should you choose to accept it…”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It does say that Snowpiercer is “for filmgoers numb to effects-driven blockbusters.” Maybe you’re not numb yet. I know I’m not. Unless it’s a Transformers movie. I don’t have any interest in watching them any more.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      There were some neat set pieces, and the critics either saw something deeper in it than I did or were just having a go at me.


  2. Lauren Said on:

    That movie was SOOOOOOO bad. Do. Not. Watch.

    Also, a heads-up in case anyone is chomping at the bit to buy wine: They want the UPC codes, too. Since there is no way we are going to drink that much wine before the expiration date, I soaked the bottles, then cut and scraped 12 UPC codes off them. These are not going to be good gifts. “Here’s a maimed, cheap bottle of hooch. Happy Event!”


  3. Beth Said on:

    I’m going to need to know about that wine deal…


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