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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Sooo sensible.



    Sports cars excepted. :)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Oh-Yeah-Obama-Singing-Gif.gif
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Seven days between posts. I'm guessing some participants are slinking away in shame.

    I had some "must do" purchases in September, but am planning to white-knuckle it through all of October.
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    Re: Lapidus Poker Face

    Hilarious name, and the bottle looks like a bit of homage to the famous Dior bottles embossed with houndstooth pattern.
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  5. Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus? (Female edition)

    Yeah, I guess we could consider Hermes a designer house, though I was trying to limit it to couture designers. If we include Hermes I guess we'd have to include Bottega Veneta, too.
  6. Re: Oakmoss in vintage perfume including deep vintage

    https://cf10rugbytrust.org/sites/default/files/truth300.jpg
  7. What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus? (Female edition)

    (With a hat tip to PolyArch, who started this idea in the MFD forum.)

    What do you consider the one master work from each designer house? (Standalone perfume houses omitted.)

    And feel free to...
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    Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus?

    Fun thread. I think we need a female version too.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    And you know what's in Vietnamese beef salad? Tons of fresh green herbs and fish sauce ("nam pla") -- lots & lots of it. Which is possibly the most funk-laden ingredient known to mankind.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Anyone brave enough to wear Bull's Blood to work has my r.e.s.p.e.c.t.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Oh yes. Without a doubt.
  12. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    Checklist Item #1 for next job interview: make sure the boss wears perfume.
  13. Re: High heels or low, which one do you prefer?

    It's shocking. And infuriating.



    See, this amazes me. Especially that women have bought into this idea of heels conveying "strength and power". Heels incapacitate women, both at the time of...
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    Re: What has Basenotes done for you?

    We like having you here, too!

    If you were a duck, we'd let you eat here for free.
  15. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    " Best Offer" is your friend!
  16. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    ^^ Many extra points just for having such a witty name.

    My submission: Prince de Galles Sport, an ultra-crispy, ultra-green vetiver, no smoke, no tobacco, just a background note of toasted...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

    Syncing for the Autumn Equinox in The Mighty Sycomore, my ne plus ultra of autumn forest scents.

    And the weather is even cooperating, staying below 85F with low humidity. As if that weren't...
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    Finally, an easy sync that requires no forethought for me at all! The Mighty Sycomore, my one-and-only, always-and-forever autumn fragrance. And it even sort of fits in with my Green September...
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    Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    CutSmut, what ages do you consider "young people" to be? Does that include people in your own age cohort, or folks much younger than you?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I might have to give that a try. I love a clove note, and as a kid I adored Necco Wafers. They were my favorite movie candy, and I'd spend a long time sniffing each one before I ate it. Best: the...
  21. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    I have a friend whose cat is absolutely gaga for the smell of bleach. Any surface that's been cleaned with a bleach solution -- a bathtub, a sink -- he'll leap into and start licking it like mad. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Really? Gee, I quite liked it on my second testing of it.

    I mean, it's certainly no Sycomore, but I didn't get any of the rubberized note you mention, which was something I totally hated in...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    I'll bet the lost posts issue is related to the arbitrary bannings. Whenever someone is unintentionally banned, every thread they ever started disappears too. Therefore, any posts you made in those...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    KBE knows what's going on. I got a direct message from him.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/469651-Why-has-my-post-count-gone-down-again?p=4720165&viewfull=1#post4720165
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Trusty SOTD poster kbe has fallen victim this morning to the rash of accidental bannings and post erasures. I'm sure the mods will get it straightened out soon, but meantime I feel a little rattled...
  27. Re: Dior " MISS DIOR" 8 Oz Flacon in original box.

    Well, that's good! I know a certain Grayspoole who would no doubt give a tooth to own that big bottle of Miss D. :)

    Here's a photo of my factice bottle. Like yours the bottom is only marked...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    And now it's happened to KBE, too -- banned and all posts erased.

    http://www.basenotes.net/members/8031-kbe
  29. Re: Dior " MISS DIOR" 8 Oz Flacon in original box.

    Isn't it a bit worrisome that there's no indication of the concentration anywhere on the box or bottle? (Eau de toilette, Eau de cologne, etc.)

    I own that exact same bottle, and mine is a...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    :::
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    This must cease. You are knotty, knotty boys.
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    Okay, all you conifer-punners can take a bough now. And no encores!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Gotta be one of the best perfume names I've ever heard!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wow, a Goutal I've never heard of -- and it has osmanthus, one of my few favorite florals! Must try this.
  35. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    ^^ Far more likely to get me attacked than any amount of olfactory distraction would.



    Food, Not-Food, and Dog are the only distinctions mine seems to make.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    It was only 73F/23C here this morning, so I felt like I could risk a richer green: vintage Safari by Lauren. I just love my old EDC splash bottle of this galbanum-heavy floral chypre -- it has a...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    A 6-6-6 on the Montana-meter!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Just the tiniest hint of cooling this morning (73F, 23C and only 50% humidity) makes me think I can risk a richer green:

    Vintage Safari by Lauren (1980), in EDC format. I love my old cologne...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Okay, you've all convinced me to give Hermes Orange Verte another try. Everyone deserves a second chance.

    I've ordered samples of the Parfum d'Empire Azemour, the Malle Bigarade, Acqua di Parma...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yep, I'm the melon detector -- but I'll be genteel and say "overripe" rather than "rotten". It's my favorite part of Diorella, that vegetal skank mixed in with the greenery. I'll even get specific...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Guerlain Vetiver for Green Day #17

    https://shop.r10s.jp/viporte/cabinet/fragrance14/guv100.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    "Beauty in the intersection of garbage and flowers."

    Be careful, though -- rumor has it that Grayspoole keeps dead mice in her Diorella. :)...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Oooof, his playing just melts my heart.

    You just reminded me that I should go post in that "bottom shelf" thread -- Havana Pour Femme. There should be criminal charges applicable to anyone who...
  44. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Heh Heh. That's always your answer! :)
  45. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Wow. I got like 2 hours. Guess I should try my sample again to double check.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Vintage Eau Sauvage, so I can feel like I've been making out with a young Alain Delon.

    Alain sends his best wishes for a Bon Anniversaire to kewart.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Eau Sauvage today. I wear this when I want to feel like I've been making out with Alain Delon.

    Or when I really wanted Diorella but don't want to use up my stash.
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  48. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    A superb peppery vetiver, one of the best MH offerings, but overpriced IMO given its abysmal longevity.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Thanks, cacio. I trust you about fruits -- even if we did disagree about Citron Noir. :)



    Yes, it would probably be very disheartening.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    That made me picture the movie scene where The Godfather gets gunned down in Little Italy and the oranges roll all over the street.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Excellent info, Pallas. I don't think I understood that that was the origin of petitgrain.



    Will try, but as a rule I generally find Malles to be very poor value for dollar.



    Forgot...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    HERMÈS Eau des Merveilles - Tried and rejected. Love it on others, but it stinks on me.

    HERMÈS Concentre d'Orange Verte - I need to try the concentree. Gave up on the original years ago because...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Not in the directory here but I'll look elsewhere. Love those gorgeous MoV bottles.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Oh, good call! The lemongrass in that sounds promising too. Thanks, Pelle!



    Intriguing note pyramid, but looks very hard to find. I'm hoping for something more of an everyday splash than a...
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    Re: Brits, unusually warm still for September

    Until I read the lyrics just now, I never realized that song was about someone running away from a potential marriage. I always thought it was about a failed suicide. Which, now that I think of it,...
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    Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    I'm looking for an orange citrus scent, preferably sharp from peel and juicy from fruit. NOT neroli, NOT orange blossom, which I dislike.

    I tried a note search in the directory and got 28...
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    Re: Guerlain Observations

    Sweet story!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Does that really mean 'The Black Glue'? Surely there's some idiomatic interpretation that Google Translate is not picking up on.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Dang it X2. I was afraid someone would quote me before I fixed the photo. In my sleepyness I originally plugged in a pic of Azuree instead of Aromatics.



    So I'm led to believe!
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    Re: Your philosophy: smell like, or smell

    My friend's 4-year-old daughter got those as a gift, and for days went around with dots of color all over her nose.



    Scented dolls? Really? Never heard of such a thing.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    What better way to celebrate Zealot Crusader's birthday than to pull out the stops on all my misanthropic bona fides? If he can wear Tai Winds, I can douse myself with the ultimate potion of pagans...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    The Vagabond and The Crusader -- both voyagers, just different approaches. May both their birthdays and all their future travels be happy ones!

    I don't have to deal with a single other human...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I really like that bottle the Occur is in -- but I have a thing for hobnailed and ribbed bottles. I remember my mother having Occur, but I think it was in one of those rubberized atomizer bottles...
  64. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Wow. I can't even remember the last time YSL put out a woman's scent that wasn't a flanker or some kind of privee thing. Maybe Saharienne?

    This actually sounds rather pleasant.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    (You're The) Devil in Disguise. That's the Wonder of You.
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Mary Jenkins, who made all those sandwiches for Elvis.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBVGMjbLZb4
  67. Re: Signature lines not viewable to users of mobile apps?

    About what time?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I've smelled it, and I'd have to say it's Comeback Elvis only if he had come back dressed in corduroy rather than black leather.

    It smells like a mincemeat pie served to you by an adjunct...
  69. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Can we expect this kind of behavior every time your wife goes out of town?
  70. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Cuz you iz a classy guy and I izn't.
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    Re: Patchouli Antique by Les Nereides

    Get out. Seriously?
  72. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Cuz you iz a cozy daddy.

    <channeling my inner Diddy>
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    Re: Patchouli Antique by Les Nereides

    You are hereby banished to the Zealot Crusader corner. Here's your Punce Cap.

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/62/8f/e2/628fe294bd0bcc7f3030e2eaf35dea2d.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I just adore that throwback typeface.
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    Re: Patchouli Antique by Les Nereides

    "Oak foam"? Puh-leeze.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    That is so clever and amusing. I hope the box is printed with that redacted memo. Please do post photos when you receive it.



    Do you know whether they're referring to creosote as in the smell...
  77. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Thank god. The suspense was killing me.

    :)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Looove smelling No. 19 on men.
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    Two favorites:

    Vaninger by Oliver & Co. -- big fizzy ginger, in a root beer/sarsparilla base.

    Dirty Ginger by Heretic -- fresh rooty ginger, nice 'n dirty from cumin.
  80. Signature lines not viewable to users of mobile apps?

    Someone recently informed me in a thread that signature lines we create in our profiles are not visible to people using Tapatalk to view the forums.

    Does anyone know if this is true for all mobile...
  81. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    I've been toying with the idea of getting this ever since it was part of an Epapsiou pass last year. Maybe this autumn is the time to go for it, since in that pass it smelled exactly like mincemeat...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Just ordered a bottle of Lauder's 'Private Collection' to round out my Vincent Marcello collection. Perfect for the lazy completist, since there's only four of them.
    ...
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    I stand corrected. It was $50 for THREE ounces:
    ...
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    Fifty dollars for 12 ounces?!? <thud>

    Those events would be limited to weddings and funerals. My own weddings and funeral.
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    Do they rinse it with plain water? Or with something other than shampoo?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Still hot here, but supposed to stay below 90F degrees on Saturday, and I think Le Canotier by Rogue Perfumery can stand up to that.

    Rumor has it that Mr. Cross is not discontinuing this dry,...
  87. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Don't strike a match!
  88. Re: Fig or Sandalwood body butter or creme or lotion recommendation

    If you're in the U.S., the Williams-Sonoma housewares stores sell a lotion and a hand soap called "Tuscan Fig" that smell fabulous. I bought a full liter of the hand soap and use it as shower gel.
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    Re: Bengale Rouge (Papillon)

    Wow, it's a long time since I've heard of you buying a new-to-market scent, Bonnette!

    ClaireV's review of this one on her blog certainly got my attention. I'll be looking forward to your full...
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    Inspired by Jon_Rodgers, I scrubbed the Piguet Calypso and replaced it with Creed Acier Aluminum because....

    Come Mister Talleyman, tally me BANANAS
    Daylight come and me wan' go home.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    When I think "umami", I think "parmigiano reggiano". Or achovies. Or Thai fish sauce (nam pla).

    But I'm 100% in agreement with Diddy's assessment of the editions of Z-14. I own an 8-ounce...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Even more confusing than LJ's signature line!

    (If this is shilling, it's a weirdly ineffective kind.)
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    Re: Unable to subscribe to BN Plus

    Seems like it would warrant a high-priority response, since it constitutes income.
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    Calypso by Robert Piguet. I'm sure all the Bandits in the warehouse make fun of it. Before reformulation it was probably quite different. Now it's nothing like a Piguet scent at all -- a confused,...
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    Re: Cosmetic surgery/procedures

    I seem to have the opposite of Lorenz's Kindchenschema. I'm attracted to large noses, prominent jawlines, and hooded eyes.

    Tiger > kitten
    Doberman > Yorkshire Terrier
    Mule > donkey
    Giraffe >...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Banana! Of course! Why didn't I think of that for the sync? I have a sample somewhere... might just scrub the Piguet and go with the Creed.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    I couldn't find an appropriate green for the sync today (someone should make a rum & green banana scent!), so I'm breaking ranks to go with:

    Calypso by Robert Piguet
    ...
  98. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Which should surprise exactly no one, considering the way Dior effed up the 2017 Eau Sauvage Parfum.
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    I'm putting my money where my mouth is:

    Calypso by Robert Piguet

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Kj8AAOSwgTJa-yyT/s-l300.jpg

    ...even though I don't much care for this scent. It's a rather...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Leave it to BN to divert me before I've even chosen a SOTD.

    from "Ithaca" by C.P. Cavafy:

    Hope that your journey is a long one.
    May there be many summer mornings when,
    with what pleasure,...
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