Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Luxury Limousines will be providing transportation from the parking area to the show. This will give attendees the opportunity to inspect our cars and meet our drivers first hand, In addition, we will also have a booth where you can sit down and discuss you specific needs and we can customize a transportation plan that will fit your needs and budget.
This vendors in this show are by invitation only, so you can be assured that only the finest wedding professionals will be in attendance. The setting at Arden Hills is also very relaxed and spacious, so you will not feel rushed in any way. Hope to see you there.
Monday, December 29, 2008
While I can't vouch for some of their other "Plain Truth" statements ("the average person drives drunk 300 times prior to a first DUI arrest" or "30% of all Americans will eventually be involved in an alcohol-related crash"), I do strongly believe in their purpose, and encourage you to support this non-profit organization.
On Wednesday, my best friend's girl and I traveled by limo to the City to take in the Nutcracker. I hadn't seen a ballet in at least 20 years, but I can pretty much guarantee that it will not be that long again. The strength, agility and pure beauty of the SF Ballet performers must be seen to be believed. It was also wonderful to have someone else fight the SF traffic and to not have to deal with parking around the War Memorial Opera House on a cold and rainy day. (BTW, both my best friend and his girl are featured (albeit separately) in the slide show to the right of this post).
Finally, we took a limo to last night's Boston Massacre at Arco Arena. Being in the limo before and after the game gave me time to catch up with my friend Ralph Murray (no relation) who had driven up from Napa for the game. Ralph supervises the tasting room at Charles Krug and I would strongly suggest that you stop in to see him on your next trip wine tasting expedition.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
By choosing a provider from this list, companies can be assured that they are utilizing a transportation company that can verify their reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I have never been to Artesia as they have a "no-limos" policy, but one of my friends got the policy waived for today. Generally, wineries with such polices are trying to avoid groups who are only interested in free or low cost tastings, and have no intention of buying wines either that day or in the future. Hopefully, I can convince the owners that our customers do not usually fit into this category.
As for Fart Niente, all I can say is that I am leaving my American Express Card at home!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Therefore, if you would to receive a coupon for a free VIP admission to Azukar (before 11PM that is) and/or a free Lumiere Light Therapie Facial, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the coupon entitles you to 10% off your next limousine ride with us!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The new law applies to all drivers even when stopped. The only exception for a driver is if there is a true emergency. However, passengers may continue to text away.
A recent study by the Transport Research Laboratory found that the reaction time of people driving while text messaging was 35 percent slower than normal. Interestingly, people under the influence of alcohol were found to be only 12 percent slower. Since it takes only a second for something to go wrong, if obeyed, this new law will undoubtedly save lives.
For more information, check out the DMV website.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Using artificial intelligence, the creators of the Gender Analyzer site have gathered data from over 4,000 blogs to teach their computers how to distinguish text written by a man versus a woman.
While they are only batting 50% on my two blogs, I guess this use of AI is much better than letting the computers run wild and create Sky Net!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Honestly, neither of us had ever heard of this winery (and since my companion is half way through her Master Sommelers studies), we both took this as a bad sign. Boy we were ever wrong!
As you can see from the picture, the view from the balcony of the tasting room is breathtaking, and the wines are even better. After sampling Cab after Cab at Silver Oak, we choose a Sauvignon Blanc to finish the day. We pared it with an Irish Cheese and Italian Copa and spent the next hour enjoying the sunset. The winery owner and winemaker Ed Sbragia was also nice enough to come by and chat with us.
Located in the Dry Creek Valley Region of Sonoma, Sbragia is a bit of drive from Sacramento, but well worth it. Virtually all of their wines are single vineyard varietals, something you can rarely find anymore. And best of all,. they are reasonably priced.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Carmel has now been selected to be the limousine provider for American Express Card holders. This is quite an honor, as American Express has one of the hardest approval processes of any travel related company.
To use this service, simply go www.americanexpress.com/selects and click on the "Travel Offers" icon on the left of the page, and continue on to car rental services.
Monday, November 24, 2008
In yesterday's Sunday Times, Sarah Baxter reported that the new vehicle is expected to get "less than 10 miles a gallon". The article goes on to point out that this is in stark contrast to President Elect Obama's campaign promise to have a million plug-in hybrid cars on the road by 2015, and in fact suggests that the new limo could have been build on the chassis of a Hybrid Mercury Mariner rather than a GMC 2500 Truck. Folks, to paraphrase - I know the Hybrid Mariner, and it is no GMC 2500 Truck!
To read the full editorial (which is disguised as a news article) click here.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
However, I was really amazed today when I scanned the most recent Better Business Bureau Newsletter. Of these 300+ companies, only six are "Accredited Members", and of these, we are the only one that has received that participates in the BBB Online program.
For more information on what this means, we have added a link to our BBB page under our Luxx Limo Links which is located to the right of this post.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday’s San Francisco Chronicle contained an article railing about how limousines were stealing customers from cab companies. Unfortunately, the article’s author apparently didn't take the time to check out some of his facts – especially his comment about how limousine companies have “very little oversight”. Nothing could be further from the truth.
My little limousine company is regulated by the California PUC, DMV, CHP as well as the Federal DOT. In addition, we are also licensed by each airport that we do business with (and trust me on this), SFO is the absolute worst. Not only do we have to pay a fee each time we enter the airport, but we also have to pay an annual license fee AND have our cars inspected at SFO. Never mind that the CHP also annually inspects our vehicles. That is not good enough for SFO – we have to pay them to re-inspect – Annually!
The author does make a good point about the lack of cabs in SF – it is entirely due to the cab drivers fighting city hall tooth and nail over issuing more “medallions” which is the term for a cab license. Seems as if they don’t want any more cabs on the streets and now that I think about it, maybe this article is the start of their PR campaign against limos!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Since I am now writing for two blogs (and I am bored after watching the Chiefs loose again) I spent my late Sunday afternoon poking around the Internet trying to find ways to make my blogging either easier on myself or far more interesting for my readers.
Up to now, I have just been using the standard “Blogger” application that is free with a Google account. It has been working out pretty well, but every now and again I have encountered a few spacing issues that I can’t figure out. Hopefully, this new application (BlogJet) will fix this issue.
So far, the results are mixed. For some reason, the spell check didn't recognize “Google” and wanted to replace it with “Goggle” Maybe the software’s developer doesn't like Google. However, unlike Blogger. I was able to add the correct spelling, which is a nice feature.
I also haven't been able to find a way to add my “labels” at the bottom of each post, and as you can see from the large amount of empty space after the end of the post and before the time stamp, I have encountered another spacing issue! I fixed both of these issues through Blogger, so now I had a reason to try Blog Jet's “Strike-through” feature.
If any of you have any thoughts on other applications i could possibly use, please let me know.
Speaking of the new bar, here we are last night at a pre-opening event. Of course the to go bags in front of us demonstrate that the two things that haven't changed are Morton's great steaks and their proportions.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
As originally reported by the Orange County Register, Hamid Reza Derakhshi was the owner of A Classy Ride Limousine Service based in Newport Beach. The illegal charges started in July of this year, and continued until he was arrested.
As the title to this post indicates, it is important to know who you are doing business with. That is why to the right of this post are links to our website, our testimonials, and our PUC Licensing Information. I have also included a profile of myself as well as my contact information.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This would be a great way to spend the holiday weekend - not only can you enjoy the fine wines of this region, but you can also shop for the perfect gift for virtually everyone on your list.
When you go, we recommend that you definitely include Kaz, Mayo and Chateau St. Jean on your itinerary. Call soon, as this event is sure to sell out.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the "Party Bus". They were expecting a typical van or bus and were totally surprised. It worked out very well and we look forward to utilizing it again in the not to distant future. Also, thank Rick Vaughn for delivering them safe and sound.
Business Development Representative
Check it out for yourself by viewing the pictures to the right of this post or call our office to arrange for a tour of the vehicle.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Shown here in disguise, and although it is not readily apparent, the limo is believed to be the first Presidential Limo built on a truck chassis. For a quick tour of past presidential vehicles (starting with the 1908 steam powered car ordered by President Taft, click on this link.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
The picture features Neil (Morton's General Manager), Tom (Morton's Regional Manger), yours truly, and my friends Jean, Treven and Alyse. The wine glasses are empty and the plastic container in the foreground represents the remnants of the last steak ever cooked at the restaurant.
While we will be sad until the new Morton's opens to the public on the 18th, we will always remember the many good times at the old location, especially the Sopranos party and the Make a Wish Poker Tournament. Thanks Neil and Tom and congratulations on the new restaurant!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Hopefully, most of the riders who take them up on this will wind up voting for the Company's Mayoral Candidate, Kevin Johnson (I would love to have been able to vote for him, just to spite his opponent Heather Fargo. You see, Mayor Fargo somehow never got around to thanking us for the free rides we gave her to and from SFO for her China trip. To bad I live in the county, not the city).
Monday, November 3, 2008
1. The Opera is from Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman - "Time to Say Goodbye". If you are interested, Ms. Brightman will be appearing (sans Andrea) at Arco on December 16th.
2. Mr. "I'm Sorry" (aka James McAvoy) was actually in the Mustang when he flips the somersault.
3. We don't allow smoking in our cars - so our VIPs don't get shot!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thank you again to our customers and to my employees, especially my General Manager, Ozzie and my Operations Manager, Shad.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Carmel's affiliates also provide ground transportation services to Orbitz, American Express as well as several airlines. For more information, check out the official press release.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
While I have to give Cory a "10" on style points, I can only give him a "1" for brains. You see, limousine companies keep detailed records of their passenger pick ups and drop offs. Apparently Cory didn't realize this as he was caught this morning in Tulsa while waiting for another limo at the same location where the first limo had dropped him off.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Luckily, I snapped a picture of him - he is shown here in a black shirt standing to the left of Mac McAnally.
Upon my return home, I put on my CSI hat and did a little snooping on the net - and in less than 25 minutes I was able to figure out that he is Frank Marshall, an Oscar nominated Producer and Director. Unfortunately, his Producing credits include the last summers horrible Indiana Jones movie. His tie to Jimmy? He was the Producer to the equally bad movie "Hoot" which Jimmy appeared in.
Now I will be able to sleep tonight - and if I can't, all I have to do is pop in one of Frank's films!. Thank god (and/or Al Gore) for the Internet!
Our driver who picked us up from the airport was on time and very professional. But boy did his car reek of cigarette smoke. I guess that might have been his way of preparing my lungs for the upcoming assault they would face in the casinos, but all in all, I would rather not had the smell of cigarette smokebe my first memory of this Vegas trip.
Our driver who picked us up later and took us to a concert (yes, fellow Parrotheads, I saw Jimmy again - and trust me, twice in one week is not to much), was very nice, but had no clue were the back entrance was to Mandalay Bay nor where the MGM Garden Theater was. I guess that would be forgivable if he was a newbie, but he claimed he had been driving in Vegas for seven years. Oh, and my door handle didn't work.
And to top things off, while sitting at a poker table last night, the player next to me was talking to his friend who was sitting behind him. I was trying not to listen in, but they had both been drinking and they were a little loud. Just as the friend was about to leave, I heard him say that he only had one "run" tonight. In limo slang, a "run" is a ride or trip with passengers. I couldn't believe what I was hearing so I ask the player next to me if in fact his friend was a limo driver - and he said yes he was. I inquired if he was really going to drive intoxicated, and he said yes, adding that he had told his friend not to before he always did anyway.
Like the title of this post, I think maybe I will just drive the next time!)
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
If you already have tickets, then now is the time to book your limo, as we are selling out fast. If you don't have your tickets - let us arrange them for you. Just call our office, and within minutes we will have you set up for a memorable evening.
(Editor's Note: That is not one of our cars (but I wished it was!)
Thursday, October 23, 2008
It takes a lot to wow me, but Matt and Fred did it and more! Located at Howe and Hurley (in a building that used to be part of the infamous "Triangle") the place has been transferred into an upscale restaurant and club that will be catering to a "mature" audience. It has something for everyone - including a large central bar and separate smaller bars that feature the finest tequila at one, whiskey and scotches at another and wines at a third. There is also a cigar bar and a private patio to puff away in.
Best of all (at least in my opinion) is a private table in the kitchen where there is no menu - you are served whatever Chief Charley and his crew whip up for you. I always wondered why Charley was having me sample food that wasn't on the menu at his prior restaurant - now I know that I was simply a guinea pig for his creations. And judging from what I sampled tonight, he has perfected his recipes!
Tre opens to the public on Tuesday and will be serving food until 1AM.
While officials will open 2,000 "extra" parking spots will be made available when necessary (i.e. Thanksgiving and Christmas"), these spots will be in the overflow area of Terminal A's lots - in other words, somewhere near bum.... Egypt.
One way to avoid this problem is simply to let Luxury Limousines pick you up at your door, and drop you of in front of your terminal, and return you in the same manner. No hunting for parking places, slepping luggage, or running for the Shuttle Bus you just missed.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Picutred here on her way to the concert with my friends Kyle and Mesja, one can only hope that this is not her only 15 mintues of fame!
Our thanks go out to the wonderful people at Prestige Events for once again coming through with great food, Angelina and Mesja for making some incredible Margaritas, and most of all to our bus driver Rick who repeatedly found restrooms seemingly at a moments notice and got us there just in time for Hot, Hot, Hot.
Click here for a review of the show and yes, the reference to "the gal dressed in a parrot costume" may very well have been Cassandra from our group!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Anyway, today's subject actually deals with tomorrow's big event - the Jimmy Buffett Concert at Shoreline. I went on line to check the time of the concert, and low and behold not only could I check the concert time, but also got a bird's eye view of the venue courtesy of Jimmy's website and Google. For those interested, click here, and then onto Shoreline - caution - this link probably won't be active for long!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
For the first year to date, our total fleet emissions decreased by 16%. We are extremely proud of these results, and will continue our efforts in environmental leadership.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Transportation to and from the game will of course be provided by Luxury Limousines. If you have ever driven to the Sharktank and back, you can appreciate just how nice it will be to relax and enjoy a cold one or two on your way to San Jose.
The Sharks are currently the only 4-0 team in the NHL, and are allowing only an average of one goal per game. This promotion starts soon, so be sure to listen to Grant and Mike each day.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Well, you could be! Just reserve one of our limos (this one happens to be our 13 passenger Excursion) mix with some of your friends, and voila!, an instant party!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Jesse is a true Raiders fan and was a unanimous pick by the KHTK team. Here is a portion of his winning email:
As you can tell from my screen name I am a Raiders Fan! I have been since I can remember watching football as a child with my father. I have passed it down to my 17 year old son and my two daughters. My four year old doesn't even know what football is yet really but when she sees anyone playing football on TV she says "Go Raiders" It was one of her first phrases!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
If you would like to check out some of these concoctions, what better way to do it that in one of Luxury Limousines (especially now that our local "DUI Fixer" is behind bars!).
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We are proud to be among the few very wedding professionals to be part of the Dynamite Team - if you are planning a wedding or know someone who is, we strongly recommend you check out their vendor list and also their very informative blog, "The Daily Dynamite", a link to which is one the left side of this page.
Monday, October 6, 2008
During the interview process, we receive a criminal background check as well as a print out of potential chauffeur's DMV records. Any prior criminal convictions, or any serious traffic violation immediately disqualifies them from driving for us. In addition, we are enrolled in the CHP's "Pull Program" which provides us with immediate notifications if any of our drivers subsequently receives a traffic violation. Our insurance company is also provided with a list of our drivers and they independently conduct their own background investigations.
Our Chauffeurs also must take a pre-employment drug test and are subject to monthly random drug and alcohol tests. The bottom line is this, drivers with records such as the one who was behind the wheel of the Colusa crash need to not even apply at Luxury Limousines as they will never be hired.
Finally, all of us at Luxury Limousines wish to express our deepest sympathy to the injured and to the families of those killed in the crash. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Of the 80 cabs that were inspected, 11% were found to have meter violations - either the meter inspections had expired, or worse, there evidence of inspection at all.
43 vehicles were inspected by the CHP. As a result, 32 violations of the vehicle code were found, one of which was so serious the CHP immediately removed the vehicles from service.
The airport authorities themselves pulled 12 transponders from the vehicles they inspected. Such an action effectively bars these vehicles from future airport pickups or drop-offs.
The bottom line is this, before you hire any commercial vehicle, check out their operating licenses. To check out Luxury Limousines click here.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Two of the most recent articles feature a couple of my personal favorite wineries, BV and Charles Krug. I found both reviews to be spot on - BV's employees are described as "no-nonsense, but knowledgeable", while the staff at Krug (aka the Original Mondavi Winery) were "playful" and the entire group "agreed that we could have spent the entire afternoon bantering with the easygoing and knowledgeable employees" (I am quite sure my friend Ralph Murray (no relation unfortunately) was involved in that description!).
The reviews not only describe the "vibe" of the tasting rooms, but also the types of wines you can expect to taste as well as describing the options your group will have upon arrival. For example, BV actually has two rooms - one for current releases and one for their "reserve" wines. Had I known that the first time I went there, I might have been tempted to skip the current releases and head straight for the reserve room.
Friday, October 3, 2008
This is exactly the type of service that we look for in our chauffeurs. Great job Alex!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
The Ball is being held at Cal Expo on October 25th. It will feature a Costume Contest ($2,500 grand prize and $5,000 in total prizes!), Mechanical Bull Riding and a Human Petting Zoo (and these are just the features that I can write about!).
Book now as we will surely sell out.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Second, the chauffeurs are being furnished by a third party contractor, and are not subject to the rigours background checks and random drug testing that our industries chauffeurs go through.
In one recent incident documented by the owner of another limo company, a car rented from Avis and with a chauffeur provided by a company called "We Drive U" was stopped on three separate occasions and was cited twice for different violations.
As the old saying goes, "Let the Buyer Beware" especially when the seller appears to be trying a little to hard to be something they are not.
Monday, September 29, 2008
From: Michelle (deleted email address)
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 10:40 AM
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Thank you: Kaiser Permanente
Hi Pa and Shad,
The event went great! Thanks to you both and the driver Rick for taking care of our transportation needs. I greatly appreciate your flexibility in adding a Sedan on Saturday and basically keeping the driver available to the Duchess through her departure. We did not know of her departure plans until Saturday, so thank you for the flexibility.
Thank you both for your accuracy and professionalism.
Kaiser Permanente Event Marketing
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Although I didn't get to meet the Duchess in person (and we never ask any of our celebrity passengers for pictures or anything else for that matter), I understand that she was kind enough to give our chauffeur flowers to take home to his wife as well as writing a personal message to family in a book she gave him.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
If this has ever happened to you, or if you want to prevent it from happening, please check out our Frequently Ask Questions page. Here you will find a guide to exactly what questions to ask before you book your next limousine.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I'm a believer that he is one of the great songwriters of our time and still an outstanding performer.
I'm a believer that earplugs really help with the Arco Arena acoustics.
And most of all, I'm still a believer that riding in a limo makes any trip that much more fun!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
To give you an idea of what I am referring to, we have been waiting for our personalized livery plates for our Hybrid Tahoe since May. While we are able to legally operate the vehicle within virtually all of California (including our local airport), we could not operate it at SFO, because it had not passed their separately mandated inspection.
This was because SFO would not allow the inspection to happen until we had our personalized livery plates. This is where Shad comes to the rescue. After three trips averaging two hours apiece to the DMV, countless phone calls and lots of sweet talk, today he was finally able to obtain the necessary documentation so that we can now take the vehicle to SFO for its inspection. Only then will we be able to legally pick up or drop off passengers.
Since there are annual fees involved in every step of the process, one would like to think that the governmental agencies would make it easy to obtain these necessary licenses. But not here in California - no wonder we have a budget crisis!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Currently we own three Tiffany vehicles, two of which are eight passenger limos, and the third is our 2008 party bus that we picked up in March (pictures of the bus are to the right).
Sunday, September 14, 2008
So the next time your travel takes you away from Sacramento, please consider using one of the fine providers of ground transportation services. Feel free to book yourself, or simply let our staff handle everything for you. For a complete list of areas served, click here:
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
If you have a charity that is holding an event where alcohol is being served and would like this service provided to you, please email me at email@example.com. If we have a vehicle available, we will try to accommodate your needs.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
For more information about how you can help this event or how you can help this wonderful organization, contact Vita Sarginson, who is the Corporate Relations Manger at (916) 446-7933.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Considering the size of our fleet, this is quite an honor to be chosen over some of our larger competitors. We look forward to providing Orbitz and its customers the same great service that our customers have come to expect.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The site also contains explanations as to how alternative fuel sources actually work as well as some does and dont's (here is my favorite don't - "You should never fuel your vehicle with clean or used grease or vegetable oil that has not been converted to biodiesel. It will damage your engine." Dah!).
Monday, September 1, 2008
I also want to thank my wonderful management team,as well as the admin staff, and especially the chauffeurs who continue to deliver the outstanding customer service that makes us stand apart from our competitors.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Anyway, this morning will searching limo stories, I came across this joke and just couldn't resist positing it - sorry Dave!
A Cardiologist came up with a new operating procedure that would cut down the time that heart surgery would take and would cause less trauma to the patient. He was praised by his peers when he presented it at a convention in Washington D.C. He was also paid $50,000 to present his findings.
The cardiologist did a few more of these presentations and realized that it would be more lucrative to do lectures on his findings rather than continue to work as a surgeon. So he decided to do the lectures full-time. He hired a driver and purchased a limousine.
One day, after he'd been doing the lecture circuit for about 6 months, his driver turns to him and says, "You know... This is completely unfair.""What do you mean?" asks the surgeon."Well, you get paid $50,000 every time you do this lecture and that's more than I get paid in a year," replies the driver.The surgeon explains to him that it is a very complicated procedure and that he is the only person that can give this lecture."That's not true. I can do your lecture blindfolded. I have seen you do your lecture so many times that I know it by heart," says the driver."Well if that's the case, I'll tell you what. You do this lecture and you can keep the $50,000 if you do it right." replies the surgeon.The driver replies, "Ok. You're on."
So when they arrive at the lecture hall, the surgeon and the driver change coats and the surgeon puts on the driver's hat and sits in the back of the room.The driver nails the presentation. Not only that, he also answers all the questions without any problems. Just when the driver thinks he's done, an audience member, wearing a lab coat and tape covered glasses stands up and asks a complex question that the driver is not able to answer."You know..." says the driver, "I have done this lecture 287 times and I have never been asked such a stupid question. As a matter of fact, that question is SO stupid that I am going to let my driver answer it."
Friday, August 29, 2008
I am a long time consumer of Gloria Ferrer's very reasonably priced Sparkling Wine (which by the way is made in the traditional methode champenoise); in fact this is one of the wines we feature in our limos as gifts to our customers. However, last night I tried their Jose S Ferrrer Pinot Noir, which all of us thought was simply outstanding. As a consequence, even through I haven't personally been to their winery (yet), I feel confident in adding these wineries to our Sonoma County recommended list.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
BTW, there is a $50 Luxx Bucks Gift Card to the first person who can name all of the "Celebrity Guests" that make cameo appearances in this one - email your lists to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, August 25, 2008
That is why every Luxx Limo Chauffeur receives hands on training in the Smith System of defensive driving. This system, which is used by over half of the Fortune 500 companies emphasises proper spacing, forecasting of probable actions of other drivers and how to isolate vehicles and reduce the risk of accidents.
Next time you are in one of our vehicles ask your Chauffeur for other safety tips that may help you some day to avoid an accident.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Long time Luxx Limo blog commentator Jean Jordan finished 8th, Bruce Erman who plays in our monthly game and is Chief of Staff at Mercy finished 5th. Bryon Bayer who is featured in the Buffett Concert pictures to the right finished third, and yours truly took second after suffering a bad beat to runner, runner 7s while heads up.
In addition to dominating the final table, Luxx Limo also donated part of the grand prize which was roundtrip transportation to a dinner for 10 prepared by Christophe Cornet, Executive Chief to the Maloofs. A big thank you also goes out to Davin Anderson who ran the tournament, and also to Morton's for furnishing food and our lovely bartender, Elyce.