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November 15, 2016 article.
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and enjoy here.
The 2017 Nude Charity Calendar
and my 2 copies are in the mail
(and I have an e-mail to that effect).
Last year as you must remember it was the memorable ‘Oxford University Women’s Rugby Team’ Nude Calendar.
This year it is the competing British University — Cambridge.
And it is Unisex and there appears to be more men. I ALREADY ordered a copy for Deanna. See below.
“Blues“: no, NOT the music.
And yes, the British media has already made all the jokes about “blue (orbs)“! Crude.
“Blues” in this context is University ‘colors’ (or what they refer to as ‘Letters’ in the U.S.). It means that the person has represented Cambridge at one of the recognized sports. The term goes back to the “Blue Cap” one got when one was selected to play cricket for the elite Cambridge University cricket first XI.
This is something WE should try and help out.
I just happen to come across it, Tuesday, online. I need to look into it more.
I know there are organizations that send unused spectacles from developed countries to developing countries. I will have to start making some inquiries.
That the government, now that the War is over, cannot help out is somewhat disappointing.
But, I just wanted to bring it to your attention.
IF unlike I, you do not follow U.K. news you might have missed this. Ameteur choir of British National Health Service (NHS) employees wins the 2015 Christmas #1 spot with “Bridge Over You”. All proceeds to CHARITY. Even Bieber pulled for them.
Great story. Very heartwarming. Very British. Shows everybody in a GREAT Light. A lovely way to wrap-up Boxing Day.
So I share it with you. Two videos, both (of course) on YouTube. Click to access.
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I won’t deny it. We do a LOT of our shopping, online, on Amazon. We have Prime and as such there is no shipping. So it is more convenient than driving to Walmart in Rochester or Concord.
On average, year round, we probably get one Amazon shipment a week, but most of the time we get 2, 3, 4 or 5 deliveries a week! We are BEST of friends with our UPS driver. Now that it is Christmas, and given that I do 100% of all my Christmas shopping online (and I have a LOT of shopping to do), we had 5 LARGE boxes delivered by UPS (and two small ones by USPS). [[Oh. I do own Amazon shares. SMILE. So in away I don’t mind spending at Amazon. SMILE.]
I was EXPECTING 4 large boxes BUT not a 5th. Plus I check my Amazon orders, each ‘morning’ (around 1 am before I go to bed), to see what is being delivered that day. The 5th box was also badly taped. I opened it. You see the picture above.
Deanna was there. I was a bit taken back. I had NOT ordered these Barbies. Neither had Deanna. Yes, Deanna and the kids (who all know my Amazon password) put items in my shopping cart and I just order them. But I had NOT ordered these Barbies. We thought it might have been one of the kids — though they would have to have done it through one of our accounts AND this box was CLEARLY addressed to me. We also KNEW that it could NOT have been a present (say from Teischan’s brother) BECAUSE nobody would send 3 of the SAME Barbie (not even my son).
Then came the FEAR that we had been scammed. Ran upstairs and checked all the important credit cards and my Amazon order record again. NADA.
‘Called up’ (well they called me per the ‘Call Back’ feature) Amazon at the Call Center in Manila, Philippines. Got a young man who was quite good. THE ONLY identification on the box was the UPS Tracking Number. So that was all we could go by. I tracked it on UPS as did he.
We were on the phone for 40 minutes with two holds.
Amazon HAD NO RECORD, whatsoever, of this shipment!
It was eventually determined that an UPS Shipping Label created for one of my other boxes had been put on this box. OK.
But here is the crazy thing that even THEY couldn’t explain. The label was supposed to go on a box with an Ukulele for Devanee. I got the Ukulele — FINE — in one of the other 4 boxes.
Bottom line they TOLD ME to KEEP IT! Give it to charity. We had already figured out that that would be what happen. Deanna had Googled. Had happened to others and in EACH CASE Amazon had told them to keep the shipment. Not sure I like that as an Amazon shareholder. Whoever was expecting the dolls will get ANOTHER SHIPMENT — just late.
Well as the saying CLEARLY states: “Charity Begins At Home”. So we gave one Barbie to Teischan. She wasn’t that excited. She is into ‘expensive’ American Girl Doll dolls.
The other two DEFINITELY will go to good homes. I am happy.