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Score! (Update!)

1 November 2006

Remember in July, when I waxed poetic about vintners with a sense of humor? And how a few days later I told you that the folks at Jest wine offered to send me a few bottles in appreciation?

Well, they never came. I figured it was my own hubris, talking about the gift as if it had already arrived, that made it a no-show. But, last week, considering three months a suitable amount of time to wait, I emailed them a “…Hello?” And guess what arrived today?

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Mmm mmmm! And just in the nick of time, too! Because, as you probably heard today, “Researchers at the Harvard Medical School and the National Institute on Aging report that a natural substance found in red wine, known as resveratrol, offsets the bad effects of a high-calorie diet in mice and significantly extends their lifespan.”* Woo hoo! Who needs a 6-week portion restructuring? Jes’ gimme some wine!

Oh, and considering this was Day 1 of NaNoWriMo, I guess I should give you that score as well. 893 words. Pffffft. Remember, my goal is 2,500 words per weekday. So this is bad. Well, it’s good if I had 50 days to do this thing. But I only have 21. But I have an excuse! Four (yep, count’em–4) projects came in yesterday, and that means NaNoWriMo should have happened in October. Or February. But not now. Plus — I had packages to mail at the post office (long lines), books and CDs to pick up at the library (they don’t open until 10 am), and this morning I helped turn Impera into a mini-lawyer for the Middle School Mock Trial competition, which started at 9:30 (and all that seriously cut into my morning-which-is-always-my-most-productive-part-of-the-day time).
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Holy crap! Their team made it to the top 5 and continues in the playoffs tomorrow!

*And let us all discount the previous day’s article, on how serious calorie restriction leads to longer life, as patent hogwash. Because they didn’t get published in Nature. So there.

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