3 boxes of stock and some balsamic vinegar for only $49.95! I think I could pick up the same stuff at Winco for less than $15...but of course, that wouldn't have Roachie's gloriously Photochopped image in the label.
Something about the entire exchange just rubs me the wrong way. Of course, if someone makes a gesture of sending a gift it will be acknowledged in a thank you note. But the bigger question is: why did she send anything and why was the note blogged instead of sent privately? One has no choice but to question the sincerity of both the gift and the acknowledgment. Sure RR has stated publicly that criticism doesn't bother her, the critics are correct about her skills and knowledge and you can't please everyone. But I think it is very very important to her to appear to be Little Miss Sunshine and that's why she has employees who post that her detractors are mentally ill.
Tony I think you're great, love your writing and your attitude. But I think this whole thing is simply one big publicity stunt. Does RRoachie's newfound love of Tony perhaps date from his quote that he'd be willing to get drunk with her?