And It Would Be …..

Well my friend Dayle got it right – though Yellowdog Granny’s mind was obviously going in the same direction as a few friends who ventured a guess on Facebook and via e-mail. It is indeed a Citrus press. I will give it a try at lunch tomorrow – not that anything on the menu requires lemon juice but more because I want to try it.  And I may follow Jacques suggestion and see if it works as a funnel.

I have to admit I was rather at a loss as to what Platinum Silicone was – but a quick Google reveals its a method of curing the silicone to increase its tensile strength.  Who knew?

And Dayle as the winner you have your choice of one of these lovely fridge magnets imported from Italy at great expense.  Let me know by e-mail which one you wish to grace the door of your Kalvinator!  Or maybe you can use it on that freezer you’re so fond of????

19 novembre/November – Santa Matilde di Hackeborne

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Parlo del Piu e del Meno

  • The people over at Hasbro-Parker Brothers are running a contest to choose city names for the new Global Monopoly. They’ve choosen 68 cities but the field has to be narrowed down to 20 by February 29, 2008. And you can add your favorite city for a wild card vote to be held the first week of March. At the moment Istanbul is leading the pack with Montreal a close second.
  • Laurent and I wanted to go up to Venice at the end of April to see Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro La Fenice. As I have mentioned in previous posts we haven’t seen the rebuilt opera house and it would have been a nice break in one of our favorite cities in the world.

    I checked their website and seats where available. I followed the very specific instruction about ordering tickets by fax to the letter. When I hadn’t heard back from them by yesterday I thought I had best give a call to find out what was going on.

    Me: Could you tell me what is happening to my fax order?
    Them: We don’t know. We don’t process orders by Fax.

    Me: So why do you say you do on your website and even have a procedure set out?
    Them: We don’t know. We don’t process orders by fax

    Me: So the fax number on your website for tickets – who would have received my fax?
    Them: We don’t know. We don’t process orders by fax.

    Me: So someone there has a fax with all my credit card and personal information on it and could use it illegally.
    Them: We don’t know. We don’t process orders by fax.

    Real quick, someone tell me again about the romance of living in Italy!

  • Bev in KabulMy friend Bev works as a Security Officer with one of the NGOs in Kabul and she and I chat several times a week on Skype. A normal conversation with her can be punctated with comments like – “brb just got a text message about a bombing near one of our offices in the North”or “oh shit someone has been arrested I have to head off to the jail ttyl”. So I was not surprised when she told me she would have to visit the local brothels as research for a security report. What did surprise me is that the brothels in Kabul that cater to foreign “needs” are all located in Chinese restaurants????

    Yes I’ll have a General Tao Chicken, Shrimp Fried Rice and a side order of …..

  • The following quick calculation on the cost of a top price ticket may just explain why La Fencie is not taking Fax orders:

    At the Box Office: E150.00 (CAD 224.00)
    By Fax: E150.00
    By Telephone (10% Surcharge): E165.00 (CAD 246.00)
    On the Internet (27% Surcharge): E177.00 (CAD 264.00)

    As they say: Do the Math!

20 febbraio – San Eleuterio