‘The Glass Castle’ (2017) Movie — Powerful, Haunting & Heartning.

by Anura Guruge


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The autobiography the movie is about. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Walls


What a story!

Wow. What a story.

This movie is all about the story. Nothing else. It is said to be ‘real life’ and true to life. At the end they include some ‘home movie clips’ and a video made in the late 1980s. That all adds together. I don’t think she embellished her story. She probably didn’t have to.

Wow. It is so disturbing. And I know, alas, that stuff like this happens. Breaks my heart. Wish I could help each and every child who is suffering as such.

I am going to buy the book. I want my 13-year old to read it. It will do her good.

The movie had, unfortunately, some critical gaps. Rather vague on how the kids started going to school in Welch, West Virginia and how the parents supported them in that endeavor. basically nothing in the movie about that. That intrigues I.

Also how the eldest, ‘Lori’, made it to New York. I am sure all of this has by now been documented and treaden over. It was all new to I since I do not follow trends, best sellers, book clubs or book lists. So, I didn’t know how famous this book was. But, now I do.

I totally recommend the movie. Must watch. In the end very heartening — folks with the gumption, talent & fortitude to overcome seemingly impossible adversity..


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Today, Tuesday, December 10, 2019, In Central New Hampshire Had The Feel Of Spring.

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Yes, we were told to expect it and it was 48°F (9°C) when I went for my 11pm perambulations.

Having 50°F days in mid-December is COOL! Melted most of the snow — and ALL of it off the roof. I like that. I have raked the roof yesterday to help with the melt — so it all worked out. All my lights — lasers and tikis — that were on poles stuck in the snow fell over. Had to use a hammer and ‘stake’ to make new holes in the frozen ground, BUT I am no complaining.

Yes, there is a snow storm coming BUT for the 2nd time — and twice in succession — it is a Southern storm. That means we will not get much snow. Folks South of us will get the brunt. I am OK with that. Wouldn’t you be.


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Red-Green Christmas Laser Light In Light Rain.

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We have had Christmas laser lights for the last 4-years, BUT seeing this when we have light rain or snow till mesmerizes I. Just so magical. I think of it as seeing light. Enjoy.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — December 10, 2019.

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Garmin’s $10,000 MARQ 5-Watch, ‘Signature Set’, IF You Have A Rich Girlfriend Who Wants To Impress YOU.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. E-mail I got from Garmin today.


Click image to access the Garmin product page — to forward to girlfriend.


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I am sure I am on solid ground here. I can’t be 100% sure BUT I don’t think a wife, irrespective of her wealth or access to funds, will buy you this. She will just know, innately, that it is dumb.

Plus, do NOT excuse me of semism — i.e., a father of three daughters (one of who is a big Garmin fan). The MARQ is not for ladies. It is big and heavy. There is NO MARQ S. It is unashamedly a man’s watch.

So, what do you think.

I did the sums. You are paying $450 for the wooden box and the limited-edition exclusivity.

The five MARQ watches — and I priced them out for you — are: Driver ($2,500), Aviator ($1,950), Captain ($1,850), Adventurer (which used to be the Expedition) ($1,750) & Athlete ($1,500). So, the five watches come to $9,550.

What is NOT included is the Commander ($1,950).

What do YOU think.

I had to smile. Yes, $10,000 is NOT much for 5 watches. Plenty of folks that can afford this without thinking twice. In a world where a person will pay $125,000 for a banana duct taped to a wall, this is quite a BUY!

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I have three Garmins right now: two Fenix 6s and a Venu. So, I am NOT in a position to disparage 5 Garmins — though five maybe is overkill.

Why do I have three. Well, I needed TWO — one as a hot backup if one failed. Didn’t want to go even a day without recording my data. The Venu was a bonus — because I like AMOLED screens.

But, 5 MARQs. That would get old pretty quickly I would think.


I am a long-term Garmin shareholder. So, I do care how Garmin spends MY money! Not too thrilled about this. But, Garmin is a Billion dollar company and this is but bagatale.

A friend of mine, another HUGE Garmin fan, asked whether Garmin will really sell any of these Sets. I think they will. In the scheme of things, on a global basis, 100 sets isn’t much. I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell them all.

SMILE.

Enjoy.

Merry Christmas.

Hope your girlfriend buys you one. Please send pictures. All the best.


I do keep track of my Activity Trackers.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — December 9, 2019.

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This Square, 3-Time Zone, $55 WOLXS Watch, Is So Stupid & Ugly That It Makes Me Smile.

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Click to access the product page for this crazy watch at WOLXS.


Google, Facebook & Amazon knows that I like watches — though they haven’t, as yet, worked out that I, for the last 2.5-years, have only worn Garmin smartwatches.

So, it was no surprise that this watch started popping up on my Facebook timeline. Initially I thought the top display was that for an analog radio. Then I had a closer look.

Stupid and ugly. Yes, I have three time zones on my Garmin Fenix 6s BUT I do not need three physical faces. Three presses of a button is good enough.

WOLXS claims that this watch was initially priced at $155. That has to be a joke. It is $55 now, and even that is $40 too expensive.

To be WOLXS has some other semi-decent watches.

Just wanted to share this with you.


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