Archive | December 25, 2013

Loudon, NH Speedway ‘Gift Of Lights’ 2013 Pictures. It Was Worthwhile, As Ever.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Loudon Gift of Lights pictures

2012 pictures. Click.



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Our schedule, all those shows, and weather precluded us from making it to Loudon till Christmas Eve.

I bought the tickets, as I had last year, online. It was again very smooth. Very slick. Love it. This ‘print it, at home’ is the way to go.

We got there around 7:20 p.m. Wasn’t sure what to expect given that it was Christmas Eve.
It was deserted. About 4 cars in total. That was good. We could take our time.

Might do that again next year.

It was fun, of course — by definition. Definitely worth going.
7 people, $13. How can you go wrong?


2013 Pictures from December 24.

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We took Saad, his wife and their eldest daughter with us.
It was Saad’s first time. The other two had been before, twice.
Saad loved it. He is going to paint it.

Click to ENLARGE. I am the one in the Christmas scarf (that I found in the middle of the road in Boston).

Click to ENLARGE. I am the one in the Christmas scarf (that I found in the middle of the road in Boston).


I Am 60 Years Old And I Still Get Toy Trains At Christmas — To My Delight, Of Course.

One of my favorite. Got one of these, in blue, for one of my 20th birthdays.

One of my favorites. Got one of these, in blue, for one of my 20th birthdays.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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Anura Guruge Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013. Click to ENLARGE, if you really must.

Deanna got this for me.

She knows my passion for trains and toys.

She found it in a store in Alton and knew that she had to get it.

We think it is from the 1950s.


Barring Christmas Miracle Sri Lanka Will Be THRASHED By Pakistan For The Audacity Of Playing Cricket On Christmas Day.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.Pope+Benedict+XVI+Meets+Sri+Lankan+President+eruZcmjtrzpl

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It is just NOT cricket.

Sri Lanka, contrary to what the misguided, delusional Buddhist fundamentalists might claim, is still a multicultural, multireligious country with even a Catholic cardinal.

Sri Lanka has always celebrated Christmas. Acting like uncivilized heathens is so unbecoming.

They deserved to be thrashed in every sense of the word for this affront to the norms.

The President should be ashamed, groveling to the cardinal and pope one minute, then permitting this. Am I glad I am not Sri Lankan (other than by the accident of birth).

Barring a Christmas miracle Pakistan should cruise home. Click to access CricInfo if you need updates.

Barring a Christmas miracle Pakistan should cruise home. Click to access CricInfo if you need updates.

 


THE Queen’s Christmas Speech 2013. Video And Text.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Click to get it straight from the horse's mouth so to speak, i.e., the 'BBC'.

Click to get it straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak, i.e., the ‘BBC’.

Christmas is never complete without the Queen’s speech.

Christmas sans the Queen has to be like apple pie sans ice cream, turkey sans cranberry sauce or roast beef sans Yorkshire pudding.

The Queen, 87 years old, and Queen for 60 years, looks good.

I am glad.

Merry Christmas.


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