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Updated: 08/16/06

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by Neal Stephenson



Wednesday, 16 August, 2006

I spent several hours on the PA Turnpike going to and from a client's office yesterday. I seriously do not know how truck drivers do it. After an hour, I was really REALLY ready to stop, but we still had another hour to go. Woo hoo! My cousin, Ty did some long distance trucking for a while - hats off for being able to do that.

But more importantly, congratulations to Ty and his wife, Kyoko, who had a baby girl on Saturday! She was 8 lb. 13 oz and 20 1/2 inches long and her name is Kaili.

[Congrats to the whole family!]

With the looming demise of the real wine cork, thanks to synthetics and the [much better for your wine, but still cheesy] Stelvin Closures, I figured a full court press is needed to drum up support for the Wine Cellar Cork Project. So I have put together a page with photos of what the project looks like and will actually try to update it from time to time - it's a slow process though. I'll link it to the plea at the bottom of the Diddakoi page.

Wine Cellar Corks

Wine Cellar Corks

The picture to the left is the end of the wine cellar where there are shelves set into the wall. The picture on the right shows the base of the steps into the cellar. Rough count, there are 2,525 half corks - or 1,263 full corks - glued on the walls. That's 105 cases of wine.

[And a lot of Gorilla Glue.]


[Only 7,190 more needed for our Wine Cellar Wall.]

Quote du jour:

"Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew."

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
English novelist, dramatist
The Gentleman in the Small-clothes, in "Nicholas Nickleby"

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