Breakaway News Volume No. 11 Issue No. 7 July 2006

Lighting Up the Sky

July, of course, means Independence Day.  We will be open July 3rd and closed July 4th. It also means fireworks, lots of fireworks. Where best to view them? We’ve been asking and the normal answer we get is, “From the roof of my building.” Other answers: (NYC) Roosevelt Island, the FDR, DUMBO; (Boston) The Cambridge side of the river, Memorial Drive between the bridges, Exeter and Fairfield streets on the Boston side. Where will you be?

Alright, mea culpa...!

As was eagerly pointed out several times by our observant readers, we got the date for Father’s Day wrong on last month’s newsletter. Your faithful writer was using the wrong calendar. Honestly, though; how many of you out there didn’t catch the mistake? How many of you forgot anyway? Kudos to those of you who did catch it and then let us know. No one will be able to pull the wool over your eyes!

Summer Pleasures

Summer arrived last month on June 21st, 8:26am (yes, we checked this time). Of course, you could probably already tell with the climbing temperatures and increasing humidity. Now is the time to make that getaway to the beach, summer cottage, or upstate farm. If you’re afraid that you won’t be available to receive an important package or letter, fear not. Breakaway can deliver just about anything within a 300 mile radius of Manhattan.  We will even throw in a dozen bagels if you’re marooned in a locale that sells only the frozen kind.  Call us with the details and we’ll be there!

Cell Phone Chatter

“Well, what about a nose ring? Really, I think you should consider it. Hello…? Hello…?”

Just one of the thousands of titillating conversations overheard by our couriers everyday.

Wonderful Web

So there you are, wasting time on the Internet when you could be working, and then it hits you: you can be on the ‘Net and work at the same time! How? Simple! Place your next order for Breakaway over the Web! It’s fast, easy, and efficiently gets your work done without having to take your mitt off the mouse. Ahh, the miracles of modern living.

July: Tour de France

Who will win this year’s Tour de France is anybody’s guess. Even if you’re not a bike racing fanatic like we are, the French countryside is beautiful.  Instead of spending thousands on airfare, sit back with a glass of wine and a baguette. Enjoy the scenery on OLN and see who will win Lance Armstrong’s yellow jersey.

Stump the Band

Last month, we asked you to tell us when Fleet Week became such a tradition here in New York City. The answer: since 1984. According to our Orwellian disciples, this is not a coincidence.

T-Shirt Question

Where in the United States is the oldest, continuous Independence Day celebration held and what year did they start? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a Breakaway coffee mug.