Hi Good Peoples,
It has often been said there are lies, damn lies and statistics and truer words have never been spoken. To illustrate this point just have a look at the lying statistics on this board. It shows that I have only posted 986 posts, but it’s completely wrong.
Being a bit of a detail person, I have personally kept a count of every post I have made of this forum in all its incarnations, since I first joined late in the last centaury. That is how I absolutely know without any fear of contradiction that this is my 3,000 post. I would also like to state that there is no truth in the rumour that the Sri Lankan Government has proposed that I should become the official record keeper for their touring cricket team. There is also no truth to the rumour that the Australian has no objection, as even with my unique counting ability, as it will still not save the Sri Lanka Cricket Team from getting their asses whopped.
So, how best to celebrate such a propitious and monumental milestone. After thinking long and hard about it, 42 minutes and 15.79 seconds exactly, I came up with the perfect proposition. An announcement!
No I am not pregnant despite the increase in weight; pity as I could earn a killing.
In September I spent nine days, four hours, twenty nine minutes and seventy five seconds touring McLaren Vale and the Barossa, tasting a ship load of good wine as well as some ship wines. I made a few tasting notes, well more than a few; 326 of them to be exact. When I got home, I started writing them up in a Tour Diary format which has been posted on TORBWine in weekly segments and tomorrow, the Eight and final Chapter goes live.
It was a “bit” of work; well 209 pages to be exact or if you want to be pedantic about it, 79,142 words, and if anyone wants to read and count every one of them and prove me wrong, go right ahead. The whole thing is free and contains no advertising. It should also be mandatory reading for all those who think that all Oz wine tastes like MD.
So to celebrate my 3,000 post here, I am letting you guys be the first to see the whole story. Here is the link to Chapter 1 and each Chapter links to the next. Happy reading. (If you have read the previous Seven Chapters and wish to see an advance look at Chapter Eight, click here.)