Archive | July 15, 2013

Did YOU Know That New Hampshire Has A ‘Curious George Cottage’ Set Up By The Creators Of The Character?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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It is in Waterville Valley. We haven’t been to Waterville in a decade. So that would explain why we didn’t know about this.

I happened to stumble upon it because I saw in the NH Liquor Store magazine that there was wine tasting.
I checked out the wine tasting I was feeling a bit parched and found that it was at this center!

We now plan to go check it out — with or without the wine.

Reasons 116 To 117 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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As of today, July 15, 2013, I have 706 days left on my DirecTV 2-year contract.

I plan to schedule the cancellation of it 2 weeks ahead of that date so that it happens exactly ON that day.

I will not have DirecTV for even a minute more than I am obligated to have it.

706 and only 886 more ‘why I really hate DirecTV‘ items to list.

I don’t want to run out of my hate points.

So I am going to throttle back to 1 or 2 a day, per the 1.25/day average I have to maintain, so that I can bitch and moan about DirecTV every day.


#116. This morning, sipping my coffee and waiting for 9 am so I can catch the headlines, I resumed watching a previously recorded Military Channel documentary on the Wilhelm Gustloff the German ship justly torpedoed by the Soviets in the later days of  WW II. I had never heard of it. They reckon upwards of 5,000 Germans drowned. At 9am, I punched in ‘202’. This should have terminated the playback and selected 201. NOTHING. That same BLACK screen I got the day before appeared. #112. I have researched this. IT IS NOT GOOD! Means that the hard drive in my 22 day old Genie is dying! F*ing DirecTV. Since I refuse to pay them more for a protection plan I will have to pay them for a new one. I knew that this was their game. OF COURSE, the Genie can be programmed to fail after the first 30 days — so that suckers like me will have to pay for another one. DirecTV is, in my experience, the most unethical of U.S. companies. It is just out to rape and pillage its user base.

#117. A new record, within 24 hours for the f*ing MUTE button with the Genie f*ing Mini. Yesterday it was 3. #113. Today it was 4. So, 5 tomorrow. This is so f*ing stupid. I have checked. Common problem with the Genie. I have to find a lawyer. DirecTV should not be allowed to get away with this. 


Rembrandt’s 407th Birthday Google Doodle On July 15, 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn [July 15, 1606 to Oct. 4, 1669] was the GREAT Dutch Master famous for his portraiture.

Here is the Wikipedia entry.


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Self-portrait, 1659.


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The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, 1633. (Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MA [USA] in 1990.)


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Polish nobleman, 1637.


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Bathing woman, 1654.


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Bathsheba at Her Bath, 1654. This painting and the one above depict his ex-maid who became his common-law wife.


The Perfect, Must Have, Go Anywhere Golfcart, Actually A Hovercraft, For The Lakes Region, N.H.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Other Hammacher Schlemmer Posts:
1/ ‘Orbital Watches’ — June 5, 2013.
2/ $28,000 turntable — May 1, 2013.


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As I keep on saying I really never understood why Hammacher Schlemmer send me their “Rich Man’s” catalogue (and sometimes even e-mail, as was the case yesterday). I am way outside their demographics. But, I do get perverse pleasure in perusing it to see all the things that I can’t afford. This golf cart would be perfect for me. If I had one I would not have to huff and puff up Prospect Mountain. I could do my ‘jog’ in this! It will also go in the water. Wow. The price isn’t that bad. There are folks that pay twice as much for stupid German crates with four wheels. I am sure we will see one around here soon. I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t see a flock of them on a bay with people playing golf on the lake. You can get balls that float … right? I am not a golfer. I tried it decades ago, but it didn’t do much for me. I prefer to hit balls that are coming at me — as in cricket.

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