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booze to your door?

you can find me at: @K_AnnM | Insta | LinkedIn

Sit down wherever you are and read the following information. Folks, what you are about to hear is literally going to change your life. Let me introduce you to Ultra. Ultra is a new delivery service in the DMV area, but there’s an awesome twist. Ultra guarantees booze delivery within 30-60 minutes, with a flat fee of $5 and no maximum order. If you life in DC you are in luck (don’t worry Virginia, Ultra is looking to expand) because right now the service is available in most parts of Northwest DC, Capitol Hill and H Street NE.

Though alcohol delivery in general is not a new phenomenon in the District because several liquor stores have offered an in-house delivery service for years. However, Ultra functions as a technology provider and marketing tool for local alcohol purveyors, with a website where orders can be placed. The plus side to Ultra is they will be launching a mobile application soon, too!

Keep in mind that, DC delivery is available starting Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The service is not available on Sundays.

If you happen to be out of the DC area, check out Ultra’s delivery coverage.

Brooklyn
Chicago
Hoboken
Jersey City
LIC
Manhattan
Washington DC
Boston (Coming Soon)
Los Angeles (Coming Soon)

on spelling my name

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you can find me at: @K_AnnM | Insta | LinkedIn

One thing that pushes my buttons more than anything in the world is people who don’t spell my name correctly, even after I correct them. My name: Kendal Ann, is not hard, nor is it a peculiar name; in fact it’s not even crazy spelling. People who often spell my name wrong are those in close proximity of me, which makes no sense to me. If we’re constantly around each other shouldn’t you know how to spell my name?

It bugs me more than anything when people spell my name wrong, especially when my barista at Starbucks calls me a different name. My name: Kendal Ann, again is not a hard name to spell. My name is my email address, both for my personal account and my work account. If you are sending me an email shouldn’t you know how to spell my name? The correct answer is yes, but that is in a perfect world. My name is on my electronic signature, and I also sign my emails. With not one or two, but THREE opportunities to see and read my name, it floors me that people still spell my name wrong, and it is absolutely beyond me when people write Dear Kendra- that’s not even my name!

Back in college, I took two journalism classes for my major and I came out with one serious lesson: NEVER spell anyone’s name wrong. If we spelled someone’s name wrong, we would automatically get half the points deducted. The first day of class, our professor asked us: if you have ever had your name in the paper raise your hand (everyone in class raised their hand). He went on by saying: keep your hand up if your name was spelled wrong in the paper, everyone but two kids kept their hands up. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? How can you be so careless to spell someone’s name wrong, especially when this is your job?

Bottom line is: Take pride in your work if you are a journalist or otherwise. If you are sending me an email and my name is spelled wrong, or you can’t even get my name right, my level of respect for you has been cut in half. Take the extra three seconds to double check; it’s not hard and it will be worth it in the end– you won’t look like a fool.