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#31 Hassouni

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:52 PM

to quote Mitch Hedberg:

 

"I love the Fedex guy, he's a drug dealer and he don't even know it!"


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#32 Rafa

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:28 PM

A guy asked me if I wanted a frozen banana daiquiri now and I said no, but I want a regular banana daiquiri later, so, yeah.
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#33 Hassouni

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

"I saw a wino, he was holding grapes, I said, dude, you have to wait!"


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:57 PM

When you sent it and all, you didn't ... declare it as booze, right? 


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#35 Plantes Vertes

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:34 PM

No. I thought I had devised a fail-safe alias for my parcel.



#36 ChrisTaylor

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

Oh. The good old glass art work. Boring, plausible and more specific than just 'glass container' or 'fragile non-suspicious item--nothing to see here!'

 

And I assume the packaging didn't scream WINE MAILING BOX!. Shame to see most of the packages go astray. I hear tell FedEx--not that I've ever ponied up for them--are good for this sort of thing. I think, Stateside, they can ship booze legally. Could be wrong, tho'. I mean, you guys have funny laws about moving things between states, right?


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#37 Rafa

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

I imagine things get trickier, and more expensive, with transatlantic booze shipping, unfortunately for Ms. Vertes. 


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#38 Hassouni

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 05:27 PM

I imagine things get trickier, and more expensive, with transatlantic booze shipping, unfortunately for Ms. Vertes. 

 

Vertes got hers, thanks to her Santa ordering from a British site!


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#39 Rafa

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:30 PM

I braved a trip to the post office and was rewarded with my no-longer-secret Santa's gift—a lovely and functional meditation fountain. Not potable, per se, or boozy, but a thoughtful present that will be of much use in my continuing quest for enlightenment.

 

Unrelatedly, I've found my new favorite Daiquiri rum. 

 

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”In Demerara some of the rum producers have a unique custom of placing chunks of raw meat in the casks to assist in aging, to absorb certain impurities, and to add a certain distinctive character.” -Peter Valaer, "Foreign and Domestic Rum," 1937


#40 Kerry Beal

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:35 PM

I seriously considered joining the potable SS - and was going to see if I could rig it to be SS for Rafa - and to send him exactly the same thing!!!  


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#41 Rafa

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:42 PM

You're too kind—did everyone know of my love for meditation aids?

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#42 Kerry Beal

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:38 PM

You're too kind—did everyone know of my love for meditation aids?

I notice you mentioned that you hadn't had it before - and I see many, many bottles every time I go into the LCBO - so it seemed like a good match!  If it remains your favourite meditation aid - we may need to mail some next time I cross the border.  



#43 Hassouni

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:11 PM

Just for future knowledge, I loooooooove HC Añejo 3 Años


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#44 Tri2Cook

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:22 AM

I seriously considered joining the potable SS -


I considered it too but I don't have access where I live to anything anybody can't get cheaper and easier themselves. Well, I can get Havana Club but just the anejo blanco, reserva and 7 year. So, for the most part, I'd be the only one that would benefit from my participation and that seemed a bit unfair.

 


It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

#45 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:32 PM

OMG- look at what Santa/Fedex delivered a few minutes ago: Perry's Tot navy strength gin from NY Distilling Company. Not something I've ever seen here in California. I would try it right away if I hadn't had a couple of drinks with my lunch already (the weekend started early).

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It smells wonderful, and the little cocktail books seem like a lot of fun.
Thanks a lot Rafa!
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#46 Rafa

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 05:31 PM

Glad you're happy with it, and sorry it took so long and so many attempts to reach you!

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#47 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

Glad you're happy with it, and sorry it took so long and so many attempts to reach you!

Nothing much you could do, and it was well worth my wait.
Were they ever able to locate the first shipment, or did it get lost in the mail?

#48 Rafa

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:08 PM

Lost down some postal worker's gullet, probably. I suppose I can find it in my heart to forgive their attempt to Grinch your Christmas. 


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”In Demerara some of the rum producers have a unique custom of placing chunks of raw meat in the casks to assist in aging, to absorb certain impurities, and to add a certain distinctive character.” -Peter Valaer, "Foreign and Domestic Rum," 1937