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Monday, 09 January, 2006


[Only 8,472 more needed for our wine cellar wall.]

Feeling much better today. The kitty was way glad to see us when we got home last night. She curled up between us and purred her little head off, bumping our hands from time to time if we weren't petting her enough.

[I'm sure we'll get more of the same tonight.]

I have to take issue with my buddies at UPS. Late last week, I received three boxes from a shipment of stuff I bought online. Delivered to my office. No problems. Today, I received a postcard - sent to the same address, mind you - advising me that the fourth box of the same shipment couldn't be delivered to my office because they needed the correct suite number.

Let's recap. I am sent four boxes from the same company, all bearing the same address. They even number the boxes, "1 of 4", "2 of 4", etc. They deliver three of them, but not the fourth. Because they need the suite number to deliver it.

There is no suite number. We have three floors in the building, so I always note that it should go to the 10th Floor. Which were, incidentally, the same instructions for the other three packages in the shipment. I called UPS and they said they would resend the package for delivery tomorrow.

[We'll see where this one turns up.]

In keeping with my recent wine theme, here's a little quiz to determine what kind of wine you are. I am, it turns out, a Shiraz:

Wild times and smiles abound for the penguin that dares to live life a little bit spicier. You take to risks and adventure like a penguin takes to water. As far as you are concerned, you can't waddle fast enough into new challenges. In fact, the only time you stop to relax is when itís time to kick back and reminisce about the dayís adventures with a generous goblet of the Little Penguin Shiraz.

It is, actually, a marketing thing for an Australian wine called "Little Penguin." Not sure that the quiz is enough for me to try to locate the wine itself, but it was amusing.


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"Ford, you're turning into a penguin. Stop it."

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