Remember when you were a kid and you had a crush on that older boy
or girl? You'd write their names with yours or stare at them from
across the playground or the pool and you'd sigh. And then one day,
your jerkface mom or dad would find out and tell you "the secret" to
winning someone. And, of course, that secret would involve giving a
gift, only because you were a kid you didn't have the money to give
diamonds or roses or something that would, you know, work, so you'd buy
some four dollar poster of a kitten hugging a bunny and then you'd try
to find a moment when the two of you could be alone like in the movies
and you'd end up basically throwing it at them in front of about sixty
people and whole thing would be doomed and you'd feel like your life
was over and no one would ever love you. Remember that?
Well, today's Sandisk Sansa e260 4GB Media Player with Griffin leather case is NOTHING AT ALL
like that. Nothing at all. We just heard that you might like free
leather cases. And it'll look good with the e260. Hey, can we go talk
over there, you know, alone? Where everyone isn't staring at... no? Okay,
no big deal. Don't want to make you nervous. This e260 handles music AND
video, you know. Not every Sansa does that. It also has an FM radio and
records it too. we mean, it records FM, but also voice. And maybe other
things around your voice. Sorry, we're a little nerv... oh, yeah, you
know that guy, you gotta say hi, we don't mind that you cut us off.
Anyway, we figured, if you were buying the e260 anyway, you know,
because it has 4 gigs of memory and takes cards too, we might as well,
we mean, we wanted to get something special to say thank you for buying
the e260, but not, you know, in a creepy way, we wanted to do it
because we liked you, well, not LIKED you
liked you, unless you'd be cool with that, because we really just want
to make you happ... yeah, no, that's great, it's that guy again. Hey,
guy! He's just going the other way! Sure, you gotta network.
the Griffin leather case has a flip cover and a clip, and it's leather
and really nice, we think. Oh, we said the Griffin leather case was
nice already? Sorry, yeah. Listen, we'll just put it in the box, okay?
And maybe, you know, if you like it, we could... oh, we're woot.com. No,
we're next door to that <a href="http://shirt.woot.com/">shirt place</a>.
Yeah, everybody likes shirt... oh... we... we guess we could tell Joel you
like him. Sure. Hey, enjoy that Sandisk Sansa e260 4GB Media Player
with Griffin leather case, okay? Maybe we'll see you... no, woot. Two o's.
The heart wants what it wants. There's a reason you don't hear a lot
of power ballads about sloth or avarice. Would even the biggest glutton
ever try to impress a gallon of ice cream by jumping between two moving
cars? But guys wouldn't even blink an eye for a pretty lady. And that's
because there's no feeling in the world like the raw flames of passion.
they call them raw flames for a reason. Some people get too close and
get burned. Some people run out of wax too early. Some people find
those awesome candles that burn from either end and also like other
candles, sometimes three or four at once and maybe even in public! Man,
when I was in college I had one that was totally... well, I digress. The
point is, every flame burns differently, and no two are exactly the
We all know each candle can only burn for so long.
Maybe you'll be glad that you can finally go to bed. Maybe you'll lean
in close and try to keep it alive longer than you should. Just remember
that the darkness is the reason the light is so special. And don't be
afraid to light another, and try again.
This shirt was designed by:
theinfinityloop. And if someone would register the name
"theinfinityplusoneloop" and start submitting designs, we would really
get a kick out of it. You don't even have to be good. We'll vote for
you just because of the name.
Wear this shirt: when some <a href="http://www.woot.com/">other jerkface site tries to win your affection</a>. Don't worry, baby. We know you love us best.
Don't wear this shirt: if you're terminating an employee. They probably won't be in a mood to appreciate the clever joke you're making.
This shirt tells the world: "Seems to me you lived your life like a candle on a shirt."
We call this color: Black Magic Woman, You're Gonna Make A Devil Out Of Me
Design Placement: Right Side
3XL - S: 10.5" x 13.3" WXL - K4: 7.87" x 9.88"
Today, as you think about what you're most thankful for, you're going to lie to yourself. Your thoughts will dwell on your kids, or your cockatiel, or your talent for watercolor, or your collection of GI Joes in the original packaging. And no doubt those things mean a lot to you. But it's not impossible to go a day or two without them, is it? Spare a thanks or two for the one indispensable daily element in your life: your morning coffee.
There's no better way to give this ritual the reverent gratitude it deserves than with this five-pack of coffees from the Thanksgiving Coffee Company. It's not just the name. It's the transcendent flavor that comes from their 36 years of experience in artisan coffee roasting. As back-to-the-land hippies in search of the perfect cup, founders Paul and Joan Katzeff pioneered the very idea of specialty coffee in the United States in 1972. Thanksgiving was the first specialty roaster to sell through a major chain (Safeway, in 1978) and a founding member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America in 1983.
And Paul and Joan continue to show their gratitude in turn, working every day to have a positive effect on the people and ecosystems that give birth to their coffee. The whole fair-trade-coffee bandwagon never would've gotten out of the stable if it weren't for Thanksgiving, which adopted the motto "Not Just A Cup, But A Just Cup" after Paul visited the coffee growers of Nicaragua in 1985. To this end, Thanksgiving has been involved with a host of coffee-related issues, from working with farmers' cooperatives in far-flung locales around the world to reducing the company's emissions and waste right at home on the Mendocino Coast.
But hey, you think. That's all well and good, but when I wake up in the morning I can't drink a cup of good intentions. What about the coffee?
Glad you asked. Let's start with Mirembe Kawomera, which means "Delicious Peace" in the Luganda language spoken in Uganda. Grown high on the slopes of a dormant volcano by a cooperative of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim family farmers, it's pungent and earthy, with notes of dark chocolate, candied nuts, and malt amidst a general toasty sweetness. A dollar from every package is donated to the coop for local community-based projects.
Also from central Africa comes Gorilla Fund Coffee, grown in Rwanda by over 2,000 Hutu and Tutsi farmers. (It sure beats the hell out of poaching or logging.) This medium roast is sweet and rich, with some of the qualities of brown sugar, chocolate syrup, caramel, and cedar. And the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International gets a piece of the action, for their efforts to protect mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
Since it was a trip to Nicaragua that inspired Paul to turn Thanksgiving's mission toward worldwide social justice, it's fitting that this bundle includes a package of Campesino Estate. Grown by Byron Corrales and his cooperative on a small family farm in Aranjuez, Nicaragua, this medium roast has all the right credentials (Certified Organic, Fair Trade, shade-grown, single-origin) and all the right moves (chocolate overtones with hints of cashews and a dried-apricot tart/sweet thing going on). Corrales plants by the moon and fertilizes with help from his own cows. "Our cows are our fertilizer producing machines," he says. "The better diet they have, the better the fertilizer they produce."
Like a certain president-elect we could mention, the Classic Mocha Java has roots in both East Africa (specifically, Ethiopia) and Indonesia (the island of Java, in this case). Unlike him, it combines the blueberry-like taste of the naturally-processed Ethiopian Harrar coffee with the classic Javanese character of a heavy, syrupy body and a mellow, buttery flavor. It goes well with chocolate, vanilla ice cream, or inauguration ceremonies.
But wait - what about when you just want a cup of what Gramma might call "regular coffee"? Thanksgiving can do a Classic French Roast as well as anybody, and better than most. Their idea of a great French roast does not involve taking unsuspecting beans and charring them black. Through fine control of temperature, their roasting process manages to retain a little bit of nutty, caramelized, chocolatey sweetness along with the toasty burnt-caramel flavor you expect from a French roast. Go ahead, dunk your donut in it.
A nondescript shrub. A humble bean. Farmers thousands of miles away who speak a language you don't understand. And a couple of old hippies flying the fairness flag. You owe a lot of thanks for that morning buzz. But enjoying this Thanksgiving Coffee Company Five-Pack will be thanks enough.
12oz resealable vacuum
Roasted in Northern California Coast
12oz. bag Mirembe Kawomera "Delicious Peace" (Vienna Roast, Uganda)
12oz. bag Campesino Estate (Light Roast, Nicaragua)
12oz. bag Gorilla Fund Coffee (Medium Roast, Rwanda)