Friday, January 25, 2013

A Look Back at 2012 - Part 3, or The Rainiest Day of the Year in Seattle

Linda: The decision to deliver our scrumptious pies was a big part of our concept from the start. Great idea, right? You, the customer, stay nice and dry, hair perfectly coiffed, munching on a tasty treat at your home or office! But, dry customers means wet Linda and Courtney.

Opting for a day of free sample giveaways, we dove in and loaded up the “pie wagon” on literally the rainiest day of the year. Really, Google it. Incidentally, if you Google “rainiest day of the year Austin” you get a lot of articles about drought.

Despite the nonstop downpour, we had A LOT of fun. The lucky people at the companies that made our short list received sample boxes packed with buttermilk, apple, and peach-bourbon pies and were both surprised (because of the rain) and thrilled (because of the pies) to see us.

November 19th will always be a special day for Yippie-Pie-Yay and might have to become an annual tradition.

Courtney: Literally every person we met that day made note of both how excited they were to receive free pie samples and the fact that we were braving a northwest typhoon in order to bring them such joy. Linda could not understand this, because she thinks it rains like that all the time in Seattle. It was also really cold and windy. I wanted nothing more than to hide under a blanket on the couch with a warm piece of peach-bourbon pie to keep me company, but Linda insisted on actually working.

It ended up being awesome, because like always, we laughed constantly, made new friends, and even booked a few events for our efforts! I also might have hit a few curbs what with visibility being somewhat compromised due to the torrential downpour that accompanied us for 5 hours. Hey, that's just the price you pay to BRING PIE LOVE TO SEATTLE!

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