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Toga! Toga! Toga!

The Zappos Family Had a Toga party with beer, and a nectar of the gods chugging contest!

Help us pick a winner!

Drinkin' With Friends

We here at Zappos have a great big “Team and Family Spirit”...oh, and we like the “spirits” as well…

Father's Day BBQ

Grill with Dad for Fathers Day! This BBQ recipe is great for grilled chicken or pork. Very easy to make! Also, try a Beer Margarita! A classic way to spice up a beer. Enjoy!! SOOOOOOO good!

Spicy BBQ Sauce
This is a richly flavored sauce with some definite heat to it. If you don’t want it spicy, omit the chili or substitute with a milder pepper. Baste over grilled chicken!
Prep Time: 12 minutes

• 1/3 cup cider vinegar
• 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
• 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
• 3 tablespoons molasses
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 Serrano chili, seeded and finely chopped
• 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer for 4-6 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before using.

Dress dad up in this classic Apron, Mitt & Potholder combo:

Beer Margarita
• 6 oz can Frozen limeade concentrate
• 12 oz bottle of beer
• 6 oz vodka
• 6 oz water

In a large pitcher mix the beer and limeade mixture (follow the directions on the frozen limeade except substitute once can of water with one can of vodka). Serve on ice.
Serve these fabulous drinks in a classic pint glass!

By: Whitney Magness

"The Interview" featuring Customer Loyalty

Welcome to the all new Customer Loyalty “The Interview”. In an effort to showcase our wonderful Zapponians up here in Customer Loyalty, we will be posting a weekly blog interviewing a new person from CLT. The Interviews will be chosen randomly, and the questions will also be random, generated from a list of 100 questions that are both Zappos and non-Zappos related. This will give us all a good all around peak into the lives of our fantastic CLT team members.

For our first installment of “The Interview” our very own Alicia Lo Chirco was chosen. Alicia has been in CLT since January of 2007, so she is a grizzled veteran (don’t tell her I called her grizzled). Alicia has been a shade of scallywag and a bit of landlubber at the Resource Desk for the better part of the past year. We love Alicia.

1. Boxers or briefs?
Ummm . . . boxer briefs?

2. What do you do when you lose your passion for something?
If it’s like a hobbie, I just stop doing it for a while and usually after some time I will get back into it.

3. Who are your heroes?
My grandma. She is amazing, patient, sweet, and an amazing cook. All the things I aspire to be.

4. What is your favorite piece of clothing?
My new dress. I love it because I bought it while shopping with Jamie N. from HR. I never shop and somehow she managed to convince me to go and I actually had fun, lol!

5. What is your biggest success and why?
My Zappos career is so far my biggest success. I feel challenged every day and because of that I never get bored, which is awesome.

6. Do you have any phobias?
Oh. . . this is a fun list. I am afraid of penguins, heights, falling, driving at night…etc…etc.

7. Do you believe in aliens? Why or why not?
Of course. It would be pretty conceited to think we are the only ones out there.

8. Do you always smile for pictures?
No.. I try to look very metal in pictures. It usually doesn’t work. lol.

9. Ranch or blue cheese?
Ranch. Blue cheese smells of feet.

10. If I looked into your refrigerator, what would I find?
Right now, lots and lots of beer (it was just my boyfriend’s 21st birthday). There is also some leftovers, eggs, cheese, milk, water, mixers (cranberry juice, cola), and lots of condiments.

11. What was the last book you read?
Last book I finished was Breaking Dawn (the last Twilight book). Right now I am reading A Collection of Demons (and other mythical creatures).

12. Do you think the human race will make it another 200 years?
Eh . . . it’s hard to say. Hopefully we will start treating our environment better and stop taking so much for granted. Then, maybe it’s possible.

13. If you were approached to come up with a new benefit for Zappos and cost was not a factor, what benefit would you like to see us have?
Discount tattoos…for sure.

14. If you were given the chance to travel to any place and time in the past / present / future when and where would you go and why?
I would probably go back to ancient Rome. I’d want to see the art and sport. What a beautiful time it must have been.

15. Do you miss anyone right now?
I always miss my babes!

Thanks for hanging with us on this inaugural installment of “The Interview”. Visit us again next week for another interview with one of our Customer Loyalty Zapponians!