Breakaway News Volume No. 23 Issue No. October 2018

All Hallow’s Breeze

 Halloween arrives this month, on a slightly warmer breeze than usual. What’s really scary is, the longer we write this newsletter, the faster it seems to roll around. Not to worry; if you’re short of teeth-shattering sweets to give out, you can still call us to deliver them to you by the truckload.

Irish Edition

 We bring you this edition of the Newsletter fresh from our trip to Ireland! Ireland was verdant and serene, and we’re feeling especially lucky. Don’t worry: we’re relaxed but raring to go with deliveries and rushes. They might just come with shamrocks, and maybe a leprechaun or two.

 Pumpkin Chunkin

 We actually enjoy Halloween, but, we are a little afraid of…THE ATTACK OF THE PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING!!! Yes, the terrifying tactic of making everything taste pumpkin-like kicks off this month, with pumpkin burritos, pumpkin Pringles, pumpkin beer, and pumpkin spice you-name-it. Horrors! Of course, we’re not averse to delivering your favorite pumpkin spice treat, so call us. We’re ready for it!

 Leaf Peeping

 Another tradition that starts this month is leaf peeping season. The forests and trees of New York and New England all start to pop and burst with color as the trees get ready to shed their leaves yet again for the winter. If you’re too busy to take a drive, no worries. We can always bring you a box of leaves.

 Elevator Talk

 Then I said, “You’re not allowed to have any communication with me. I’m represented by a firm.” Confused friend: “Then why are you talking to him?”

Just another conversation overheard by our couriers every day.

Explorer One – Two

October 8th is Columbus Day. Interestingly, October 9th is Leif Erikson Day, the day we celebrate the first European to set foot in the New World, in Newfoundland. Two celebratory explorer days back to back? It’s an embarrassment of celebrations! Get the longboat ready!

Congrats, Valverde 

 We love cycling and cycling races, like the World Championships held last month.  Many fresh young faces showed their prowess and established themselves as the new talents that will dominate the sport. But we especially want to congratulate 38-year old Spanish rider and new World Champion in the road race Alejandro Valverde. We love to see an older guy showing the younger crowd how it’s done.

 Stump the Band

 Last month we wanted to know which monarch is commemorated in Central Park. Answer: King Wladyslaw Jagiello of Poland.

 T-Shirt Question

 Although the first European to set foot in the New World, Leif Erikson wasn’t the first to sight it. Who was? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.