Archive | November 20, 2019

Sending A Letter, With TRACKING, To The U.K. Via The US Postal Service Is Pretty Damn Expensive.

by Anura Guruge


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The keyword here is ‘tracking‘. If I didn’t want tracking I could have sent it ‘First-Class Mail International‘ which would have been much cheaper. But, you can’t get tracking with ‘First-Class Mail International’. You can send it registered but that costs about two arms and a leg.

So, ‘Priority Mail — Flat Rate Envelope‘ was my best option — but, it costs $35.65.

Damn, stupid letter to my corporate pension provider — JUST to confirm my address! They sent me this form, with my address, and I have to CONFIRM that address, have it essentially ‘notarized’ and send it back. IF they don’t get it, they STOP paying my pension! That is what got my attention. My UK corporate pension isn’t much in that I was only there, working, for 4-months over 10-years. But, it pays for my wine. So, I would be beside myself without it.

So, now you can see why I wanted tracking and was willing to pay that exorbitant price. SMILE.

Pension companies are as bad as the dreaded ‘Tax Man’. They always have you by the short and curlies.


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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 Label — In The U.S.

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2019 Winner of the label creation competition.

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I am hoping that the huge, new New Hampshire Liquor Store in Rochester will be carrying bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 tomorrow — Thursday, November 21, 2019. I plan to head out around noon. They are supposed to be one of the largest stores in NH, now, and as such I am hoping that they will be given an allocation. Otherwise I will have to go to Concord or Portsmouth. I would rather not. Fingers crossed. I do have a contingency plan as well.

I will, of course, keep you posted. Cheers.


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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 Has Already Arrived In France — REJOICE.

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France is 6-hours ahead of us, i.e., U.S. Eastern time. So, as I write this at 7:30pm, it is already 1:30am in France.

As such they are already well and truly into Thursday, November 21, 2019 — Beaujolais Nouveau day 2019.

I am all set. I even have contingency plans.

More to come. This is BIG. Very big. Special day in my year. SMILE.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — November 20, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

a study in red berries Anura Guruge


The also rans:







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