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Lego Watch Is Far From Cool, But Sandalwood Watch Is Way COOL.

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It was an e-mail from Hammacher Schlemmer (and I get near daily e-mails from them though I haven’t bought anything from them for years) Friday morning that tipped me off about these watches. Here is a fragment from that e-mail.

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Just out of curiosity I checked Amazon since I was pretty sure that the Lego watch was unlikely to me exclusive to Hammacher Schlemmer. I was right. Amazon had both the Lego and the Rosewood Watch (or one pretty damn close to it).

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I am a HUGE fan of Lego. I have been buying Lego for 25 years — no-stop — since Danielle (now 26) was about 2 years old. In a given year I easily spend a few hundred dollars on Lego — and invariably think it is money well spent. BUT I hated the Lego movie and this watch, at $165 ($14 cheaper at Amazon than at H-M), leaves me cold. As with the movie I think Lego could have done much better.

The Sandalwood watch is a whole other proposition. It looks cool. The Amazon description says that the wood will ‘wear’ and acquire an even cooler patina with wear. Wow. Am I tempted. Yes. BUT I do NOT need another watch. Like cameras I can get carried away with watches. I have at least 6 right now and at best only wear 3. My main watch is 26 years old. I am OK with it. SMILE. So no I am not getting this wooden watch. Just wanted to draw YOUR attention to it.


I Wearing My Canadian ‘Remembrance Day’ Red Poppy, For Poppy Day 2013, In New Hampshire, U.S.A., Today, October 28.

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‘Nancy’, from Canada, who has provided me with much of the Poppy material published on this blog sent me, very kindly, two poppies and some other related mementoes earlier this year.

Today I wore one of them for the first time. We had to attend two meeting at Alton Central School (ACS) today — and I thought it would be a good time to wear my poppy with pride.

It felt good, very good, to wear a Red Poppy.

I realized I haven’t worn one in about 25 years.

I also lucked out. My timing, as an e-mail from Nancy later in the day confirmed, was spot on.

It is acceptable to wear a poppy after the last Friday of October. So, yes, I got it right.

I will be wearing this now till November 11.

I am giving two presentations, on Comet ISON, next week. I will be wearing my poppy. It would be just like the ol’ days. Novembers used to be a busy month for my seminars. I always wore a poppy.

So this is good. I reminded Deanna that I wanted the ruby poppy, from the U.K. Legion, for Christmas. I need to get them to agree on some realistic shipping. Right now they want MORE for the shipping than for the pin! 

Thank YOU, Nancy. I really appreciate the Poppy.

2013, November 11, Remembrance Day News: U.K. Birmingham Buses, Camilla & Canadian Dollar Store Reversal

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The Next Billion Internet Users: Graphics From An ISP Organization.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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A lady by the name of Shannon Hamilton contacted me yesterday and asked whether I would be willing to share some graphics about the demographics of the next billion Internet users.

I agreed and she sent me a link today. They are from: http://www.internetserviceproviders.org/blog/

You can find all the graphics here.


Here are a few snippets from their site, reproduced here per permission from Shannon Hamilton.

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