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#31 Belarmin

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:45 PM

Ooh! That would make me do the happy dance!

I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed.

#32 Belarmin

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 08:59 PM

I've been keeping and eye on this thread to see if someone received their encyclopedia yet, but no.

My wife received an e-mail from Oxygenee saying that it should get here by next week. That should be good news for you all since it'll get to you a couple of days before me.

The wait's almost over!

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#33 OMG_Bill

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:58 AM

Not here yet. Not even an email. When it arrives I'll post a note. *smile*
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#34 Mat B.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:09 AM

Yes I had the same inquiry and they are just slightly behind. It should ship and be here within the week. I’m excited.
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#35 Wren

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:04 PM

I received word that my copy of the encyclopedia arrived yesterday (I'm traveling at the moment and will have to wait a bit until I can go through it).
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#36 OMG_Bill

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:17 PM

It's way neat! *thumbsup*
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#37 Belarmin

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 04:58 PM

So, OMG_Bill, are you saying that you got yours?

That means mine is almost here!

:yahoo:

#38 OMG_Bill

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 06:24 PM

Yes, Mine arrived Monday or Tuesday. A very nice piece of work. I just looked through it briefly. The pictures of posters and the old prints and all kinds of wonderful things were really quite nice. I haven't settled down to go over it with more attention, yet.

I'm in the middle of another book and I'm only a man and can only do one thing at a time. *wink*

I honestly doubt that anyone will be disappointed. I should have bought two!

Your's should arrive soon, let us know.

The "what made you happy" thread is probably where I posted that it had arrived.

Cheers!
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#39 Belarmin

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:24 PM

My copy arrived this afternoon.

Merry Christmas!

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#40 OMG_Bill

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 10:04 PM

Pretty dang neat isn't it.

Cheers!
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I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#41 LeRoy

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 06:42 AM

I'm finally getting to flip through mine. I'll be lost in this one for a while!

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 09:28 AM

I'm in the middle of another book and I'm only a man and can only do one thing at a time. *wink*

Cheers!


Yeah, I'm just a couple of chapters into the Jad Adams book, and if I pick up the encyclopedia, Jad's is going to be treated like an ex-wife, for sure! Well, this will just make me read faster!
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:48 PM

Yesterday morning I was leaving home for work, literally on my bicycle, when some guy in a council worker's fluorescent vest said, "Hello." I responded with "Hello" and started to pedal.

Then he said, "Hello, Daniel? From number XXX?" (house number removed to protect the not-so-innocent). I said yes and he handed me a package that had an aura of absinthe about it. I was right. It was the encyclopedia.

Now my life is complete.

#44 Robert (DrinkBoy) Hess

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:31 AM

...still waiting for mine... :poke:

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:59 AM

Me too, glad I'm not the only one!

#46 A Medicine for Misery

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:50 PM

I was a bit displeased because the shipping took so long but all of that vanished once I opened my copy. It's a beautiful book, with a whole lot of illustrations and broadsheet reproductions I haven't seen before. I think my favorite is the front side of the Chat Noir newspaper with lyrics to a song tribute to the Green Fairy. Awesome!

#47 cuz

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 07:18 AM

Ordered mine last night!!

#48 Mat B.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 07:49 AM

I’ve had to put it in queue among several other books I am reading at the moment (just for sheer size of the encyclopedia- I can breeze through a Vonnegut book in a day) so that when I get to it I can enjoy it in its entirety. I did several flip-through’s and I am Very intrigued!
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Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust."
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-Jules

#49 Robert (DrinkBoy) Hess

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:19 PM

Ok, so who else is still waiting for their copy... or am I the only one?

#50 Retrogarde

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:13 PM

Well, I'm still waiting for mine, but then I haven't actually ordered a copy yet.

Sorry Robert, that stinks! I'm sure Oxy will do right by you though.
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#51 Ken Hallenius

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:23 PM

That's going on my "when I get my tax return back" list. Me wanna.
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#52 OMG_Bill

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:34 PM

It's a neat book. I'd be happy to share or loan it. There are people in it that I know! Cooool!

I have a few other things to read in the mean time.

*smile*
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I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#53 Brian Robinson

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:38 PM

I had a similar problem with my copy of the Duplais Manual. It came about a month after everyone else's. For no apparent reason either. It was also missing the CD Rom that was supposed to be there. :thumbdown:

Other than that, I've been nothing but happy with Oxy. He's always been very helpful in fixing any problems. I once had some Jade glasses break in transit. He asked me to send a pic, which I did. He had replacements to me within 2 days.
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#54 Robert (DrinkBoy) Hess

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:06 AM

Shot a quick message to Oxy, their records show the book going out in early December so it got lost in transit, they've got a new one being sent to me direct from the printers... good stuff.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:56 PM

Glad it got worked out for you :thumbup:

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:24 AM

I want one of these so bad. My cash is better spent on actual bottles at the moment, but when I get my tax return...

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

I was going to use part of my tax return on that and some absinthes I haven't yet tried, but one of my coworkers was selling a bass amp, and another coworker is selling his father's 1968 Fender Jazz, so it's either spend the rest of my tax refund or save it. I really, really want to be responsible (especially in this economy).


But I wants it....
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#58 Neorebel

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:42 PM

Spend it! Get the guitar man!

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 06:29 PM

I have a 1999 American Jazz bass, so I don't really need to buy the vintage one. I want it, but I keep telling myself that if it was from the pre-CBS years I could justify it. Now I'm trying to figure out if I can justify getting the Encyclopedia. I mean, I've never even posted a review.
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#60 Neorebel

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:36 PM

Its going to be my next frivolous expenditure... I would have it already if I didn't have to first restock myself with actual absinthe itself! You can justify it by thinking that it might not be available later-?-

Edited by Neorebel, 01 March 2009 - 03:37 PM.



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