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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    How do you define legally?
    What they don't know....
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    *** Unless someone knows of another way to send beer legally ***
    Nothing is illegal... unless you get caught. Send it, send it, send it...
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    The men in Brown (UPS) will take it - the men in Blue (USPS) will not.
    Bingo!

    I learned through the Beer Exchange to wrap the bottles up good in bubble wrap, and then also put them in ziploc-type bags in case of breakage. That way, the box doesn't arrive smelling like a three-day bender, with the soggy box and broken glass to confirm it! And if the guys in brown don't ask, you don't have to tell (that it's beer!).

    If the bags are big enough/bottles not too big, then you can get 2 bottles in a bag.
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    Bingo!

    I learned through the Beer Exchange to wrap the bottles up good in bubble wrap, and then also put them in ziploc-type bags in case of breakage. That way, the box doesn't arrive smelling like a three-day bender, with the soggy box and broken glass to confirm it! And if the guys in brown don't ask, you don't have to tell (that it's beer!).

    If the bags are big enough/bottles not too big, then you can get 2 bottles in a bag.
    I found this one out the hard way... Planit might have sent me some beer that broke... the box was... umm... interesting.
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    Bingo!

    I learned through the Beer Exchange to wrap the bottles up good in bubble wrap, and then also put them in ziploc-type bags in case of breakage. That way, the box doesn't arrive smelling like a three-day bender, with the soggy box and broken glass to confirm it! And if the guys in brown don't ask, you don't have to tell (that it's beer!).

    If the bags are big enough/bottles not too big, then you can get 2 bottles in a bag.
    OMG I just laughed so hard at this post - you win again Sal!

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    My gift is (finally!) on it's way to west of me!! Will probably get there the day or two after Christmas, sorry for the delay, crazy week

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    I SWEAR I will get to the post office tomorrow before it's 4:30 and I forget to head out. Obviously my package will be heading westward since there isn't too much east of me.... and slightly north.
    @GigCityPlanner

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    Tracking says ...

    2/21/2012 - Friday 8:37 am
    On FedEx vehicle for delivery
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    I feel like my package should have gotten there yesterday.... hmmm
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    I just sent mine off - a nice gathering of stuff - went due west from me - not guranteed for Christmas Eve so it might be the 26th

    remember Christmas starts on Christmas, not ends - it ends on Epiphany!

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    It's here! Thanks to Salmissra, I have a box of Texas treats! Along with a glittery Christmas card, I received a bottle of Texarita mix, some Texas taffy and a Texas magnet. Cool things! Thanks again!:

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    The eagle has left the nest.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Tracking says ...
    Good old FedEx just left a large heavy box from Ithaca! Geez, Dan, did you go overboard!

    Dan sent:

    A really cute card
    2 Ithaca bumper stickers
    2 cloth shopping bags from GreenStar Natural Foods Market (neat idea!)
    A Cayuga Lake Wine Trail map & guide, plus brochures from wineries
    A bottle each of his local Riesling, Chardonnay, and a red (can't wait to try but guess I will have to share with RJ, huh?)

    Thank you!

    ( I'm also going to note that the box also contained more bubble wrap than most people see in a lifetime, and was wrapped in so much tape that I broke the first pair of scissors I used ...)

    RJ took pics and will post one for me.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    ....RJ took pics and will post one for me.


    Good thing the WTF is clean.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post


    Good thing the WTF is clean.
    WOW! That's quite a gift!

    Glenora is one of my favorite Finger Lakes wineries. They also have a good restaurant.

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    Quote Originally posted by kms View post
    It's here! Thanks to Salmissra, I have a box of Texas treats! Along with a glittery Christmas card, I received a bottle of Texarita mix, some Texas taffy and a Texas magnet. Cool things! Thanks again!:
    Hope you enjoy the texarita mix!

    There should have been one more thing in the box - a flat wrapped gift. Hopefully it survived! . . .
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Secret Santa Score!

    I was happy to see a package on my doorstep from Brocktoon!




    Cute wrapping paper



    A speaker stand and a tortilla bowl baking thingie!

    Thank you, Brocktoon!!!

    Merry Christmas! <---- cosmo in a pretty glass
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    I turn around and I'm back in the game
    Even better than the old me"

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    A really cute card
    2 Ithaca bumper stickers
    2 cloth shopping bags from GreenStar Natural Foods Market (neat idea!)
    A Cayuga Lake Wine Trail map & guide, plus brochures from wineries
    A bottle each of his local Riesling, Chardonnay, and a red (can't wait to try but guess I will have to share with RJ, huh?).
    You're welcome!

    Phwew. Nothing broke. The bags were actually meant as extra packaging material, but I thought "hey, it's crunchy and local." The card is local, too; one of my favorite artists in the area, Alice Muhlback, who does a lot of what could be called "deeply whimsical" folk artsy stuff, much with found items.

    The Sheldrake Point is a Cayuga; that's my lake. Seneca Lake is known as the biggest, and some say the best wine lake (Keuka is also a contender); that's where the Glenora and Hazlitt are from.

    The Sheldrake Point and Glenora got generally good reviews. The Red Cat ... well, it's not a sippin' wine. It is what it is.

    FF to 5:45


    I'm excited that you like your Santa schwag.
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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    Hope you enjoy the texarita mix!

    There should have been one more thing in the box - a flat wrapped gift. Hopefully it survived! . . .
    I found it as I was taking some packing material from the box, and I was surprised, and felt a little embarassed for having missed it.

    So, now I also have a postcard of the Texan's Map of the United States, and a handy guide on how to be a Texan.

    Thanks, again, Salmissra!

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    Got a wonderful package from LP. I'll post some pics later.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    My recipient will get a series of packages later this week
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I feel like my package should have gotten there yesterday.... hmmm
    Now I am extra worried....
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Arrived home to find a package from TIDE. Coffee with mug and a battleship bottle opener. Enjoying the first cup of coffee in the mug now. Love it! Thanks Tide.


    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
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    My victim's gift should have arrived by now.
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Quote Originally posted by Planderella View post
    My victim's gift should have arrived by now.
    Assuming that it was affixed with a meter stamp from Metarie, LA, it was passed to me by a Federal agent just as I was about to check the forvms right now!



    Lots of kewl SE LA stuff that I will be going through when I have some more time later this evening! Images will be forthcoming.

    Danke!



    Mike

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