by Anura Guruge
>> 2013 Christmas tree lighting.
>> 2012 Christmas tree lighting.
>> Clearlakes Christmas 2014 … — Sep. 11, 2014.
>> Spring 2014 Clearlakes virtuosismo — May 18, 2014.
>> Clearlakes 2013 Christmas: Stupendous — Dec. 15, 2013.
>> French Christmas 2013 concert — Oct. 14, 2013.
>> Our little Ad. for Clearlakes — Oct. 27, 2013.
>> Spring 2012 Clearlakes Chorale concert — May 12, 2013.
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This is our third Wolfeboro, N.H., Christmas Tree lighting with Clearlakes Chorale (which during that time has become an integral part of our family life). That girl in green who appears to figure prominently in all the videos and photos makes sure of that. We are glad. It is always a lot of fun. Great people.
Funnily enough the gentleman standing directly behind the girl in green is the FAMOUS Steve Barlow who just happens to be fixing her Green MGB right at this moment. Notice there is a green theme in her life. This was the first time she got to meet Steve because she was at school when Steve came to check out the car and I had the car towed to his place in Wolfeboro. Steve had no idea she was going to be signing at the Christmas Tree lighting. So that was all neat — though he also told us, right off the get go, what the ‘damage was’, as soon as we met.
All in all a real fun afternoon. I have a TON of photos of the Wolfeboro Parade and Santa and Mrs. Claus lighting the tree. I will try to post them in the next few days.
Enjoy. Merry Christmas.
by Anura Guruge
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Just posting this picture for those from around the world that want, for reasons that kind of escape me, to see what we all look like. I will not go into details as to who is who, those that know will know and this is mainly for those if you see what I mean.
This picture, actually a series of three, was taken by Ramona (with my Canon Rebel T3i), our delightful waitress, on BOTH our visits to Roger’s. Funnily enough you can see the eponymous Mr. Roger reflected in the mirror in a reddish shirt. Nice job, as ever, Ramona. Thanks.
This picture was taken at 8:43 pm on Friday, November 28, after we had gone to see “Penguins of Madagascar” at the Cinemagic in the same ‘complex’ as the Diner.
by Anura Guruge
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I just found out. With Thanksgiving and the 26 hour power failure I haven’t spent much time with DirecTV. So this escaped me.
But, have a look IF you have DirecTV. StarZ is available, for free. Looks like it will be there till Sunday night, November 30.
by Anura Guruge
>> “The Boxtrolls” — Oct. 12, 2014.
>> “Planes: Fire & Rescue” — July 26, 2014.
>> “Frozen” — Mar. 3, 2014.
>> “The Lego Movie” … — Feb. 24, 2014.
>> Two other Lego movies — Feb. 6, 2014.
>> “Ice Age III 3D” — Aug. 4, 2012.
>> “Brave 3D” — Aug. 4, 2012.
I was hoping to see “Annie” (2014) at Thanksgiving. When we had gone to see “The Boxtrolls” in October we has seen the compelling trailers for “Annie” and “Paddington“. I had the notion that Annie was to be shown around Thanksgiving. I guess I was wrong by about a week and a half. It is scheduled to be in New Hampshire c. December 7. Why they didn’t make it a Thanksgiving movie will remain a mystery to me. But the “Penguins” was on, it tied in to the always funny “Madagascar” movies and as such I had two eight year olds who were all in favor that going to see it would be the perfect way to spend Black Friday afternoon. So we went to Cinemagic in Portsmouth, now my favorite movie complex, to see the “Penguins of Madagascar” in 3D.
It was classic mindless fun. Well animated and the 3D was just a tad short of Goldilocks perfection: not too harshly dramatic nor utterly flaccid, but just a teeny weeny bit away from sheer perfection. But, it was close enough. The 3D was clearly rendered and easy on the eye. 3D did not try to intrude, nor was it the end all, and be all of the movie. The color was vivid and there were very few dark scenes of any sort.
Reminded me of early Indian ‘Bollywood‘ movies. This was escapism for the sake of escapism and there is nothing wrong with that. Some blatant escapism is always rather cleansing. All you had to do was sit back, relax and just let the movie take you on a jape of a journey. Yes, of course it was clever but you could thoroughly enjoy it without having to worry about appreciating all of the clever cerebral stuff thrown in.
Kids liked it. It, however, will not displace “Frozen“, at least among the girls. Frozen, possibly through the music, just like the spell in the movie, has managed to cast a binding spell over its female fan base.
All in all just a fun, kids cartoon, funny and fast faced. Cute characters. Nothing really not to like. So if you need to take a kid to the movie prior to Annie, this will certainly do.