Some emergencies really are impossible to plan for. Like, when you
hear about a huge frozen boulder of sewage falling from an airline
lavatory and crashing through somebody's roof. Or when a dense
stadium-sized cloud of gnats descends on a baseball playoff game. Not
only would it be hard to anticipate such an event, it would be kind of
crazy. See how your neighborhood association feels about you installing
a huge sewage-iceberg-catching net over your house.
other emergencies give plenty of warning. That squeaking sound that
gets really loud when you make a left turn is the advance herald for
something falling off of your car. That noxious, <a href="http://wine.woot.com">Poizinous</a> odor that you can only
smell from the rear passenger seat? That's what it smells like when
your car is trying to tell you something. Won't you feel dumb when the
car hits the fan and you're caught unawares with your figurative pants
A few of the right tools at the right time can keep
your figurative butt covered. Here are 31 of them, from jumper cables
and hand tools to electrical tape and an assortment of terminals and
fuses. The Halberd 31pc Roadside Emergency Kit can't prevent life's
truly random emergencies, but it might come in handy dealing with the
Warranty: 90 Day Manufacturer
Insulated Jumper Cables
Flat Head Screwdriver
Phillips Head Screwdriver
Tire Pressure Guage
10-Piece Nut Driver Set
Slip Joint Pliers
Cloth Work Gloves
12 Assorted Electrical Terminals and Fuses
Hardshell Carrying Case
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True story: we were once mildly assaulted by a glassy-eyed, mulleted
goon for the alleged crime of being a "skater". We found this unfair,
because we've never been able to stay upright on a moving skateboard
any further than a first down. Also, the guy was bigger than us. Much
as we love today's shirt, we don't recommend wearing it if you live
somewhere where similar anti-skater prejudices might jeopardize your
health. Like, say, 1989.
This shirt was designed by: <a href="http://www.justinvisnesky.com/">Justin Visnesky</a>
currently works as a graphic designer at the Missouri Botanical Garden
and his photographic work is represented by the Ellen Curlee Gallery,
both in St. Louis, Missouri. When he's not working, being a dad and
husband, <a href="http://www.justinvisneskyphoto.blogspot.com/">photo-blogging</a>,
or taking out the trash, he likes to pretend he can still ride a
skateboard. We just hope he wears a little protective mini-helmet on
his shutter-clicking finger.
Wear this shirt: if you miss the dayglo board-riding Ocean Pacific aesthetic.
Don't wear this shirt: if you're a poseur.
This shirt tells the world: "See? Weirdos can be athletic, too."
(3) Armida Winery 2006 Poizin Sonoma County Zinfandel
Description: (click show to see it)
Sure, trick-or-treating is lots of fun - until you get out of middle
school. What's in it for the grownups? There's the joy of your own
children's excitement and wonder, and the neighborly pleasure involved
in sitting on your porch handing out treats to the local tots. But come
on. None of that compares to free candy.
This year, start
your own adult Halloween tradition with a seasonally-appropriate bottle
or three of Poizin from Armida Winery. This Sonoma County blend of
Zinfandel and Petite Sirah is bold, jammy, and fruit-forward enough to
satisfy the mature version of your candy cravings.
bottle on your porch and some plastic cups, and every parent in the
neighborhood will stop by. More than once, probably. If you're pulling
chaperone duty for a gaggle of trick-or-treaters and the going gets
grueling, keep in mind the rich, spicy raspberry and oak flavors
waiting for you at home. And if you don't have kids and aren't handing
out candy, let Poizin soothe your bitter feelings of loneliness and
isolation on Halloween night.
Of course, there are a lot of
other grown-up applications for Poizin around this time of year. So if
you order by Wednesday, October 17, we promise the winery will get you your Poizin
by next Friday, October 25 (except in Indiana, New Jersey, or Arizona),
just in time for Halloween weekend and the parties thereon. And if
you're too late for that, there's still time to start a new
Alcohol: 15 %
Total Acidity: 0.60g/100ml
Residual Sugar: Dry
Tasting Notes: Raspberries, dark cherries, currants, and a hint of brown spice pop out
of the glass. The mouth is ripe with fruit, balanced out with toasty
oak, and mild tannins. The finish lingers, leaving you wanting more