Archive | March 28, 2015

Australia v New Zealand, Host v Host Home Team ICC World Cup 2015 Final — What Were The Odds? Hhmmm.

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Well after what has been quite an amazing 6 weeks (I think) the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup between Australia vs. New Zealand is set to begin in less than 30 minutes. So I have to keep this brief. Yes, I am going to watch at least 90 minutes of it live. It could be my last World Cup Final.

Fancy that. The two host nations. What were the odds of that? Great for the coffers of the ICC and the sponsors (though I think India probably could have matched either side in terms of pulling fans to the match).

Just, within the last hour, finished watching the disappointing, anti-climatic Australia v. India Semi-Final, ball-by-ball. Was Dhoni sauntering in when he got run-out? No dive? He had given up. Basically said so at the interview after the match. Very strange. About a dozen high-profile brown cricketers from Sri Lanka and India just gave up at the end. Wow. What were the chances.

Well the Ozzies and the All Blacks will go at each other, hammer and tongs. Should be a good game. There should be some great fast bowling, from both sides, and explosive batting. The 6s tally for the tournament will click past 500. A record in itself.

So, I am off to watch the game. Enjoy.

Who do I fancy. The boys in yellow, Australia. They are playing at home.


Pope Francis’ Appointment Of Chilean Sex Abuse Conspirator, Juan Barros, Further Strains His Credibility.

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That Pope Francis INSISTED on going ahead with the appointment of Juan Barros, despite all the protestations — including those from his own Sex Abuse Management Committee, speaks volumes about the increasing contradictory behavior of this pope.

He is acting like a man who has lost his marbles. I am not kidding.

That he stripped disgraced Scottish Keith O’Brien of all of his priestly powers BUT then said he can keep his ‘Cardinal’ title has had many a Catholic scratching their head. This pope has become way too erratic.

From the start he reveled in being a maverick. But, now he has gone too far.

It has become “I say one thing and do the opposite”. He has talked a good game about sex abuse and now he does this!

Very strange. It would not the the first time the Vatican has had a Pope who was deranged. They can be dangerous. Nobody to keep them in check. Heads UP. Watch for increasingly ERRATIC (not unpredictable) behavior.


GoDaddy Workspace e-Mail (secureserver.net) Is Incredibly Slow, Saturday, March 28, 2015 — Just Ahead Of IPO Pricing.

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Wow. Yes, GoDaddy e-mail, over the last 2 years, has gone through periods when it was grindingly slow.

But today, Saturday, March 28, 2015, was exceptional even by GoDaddy standards. Maybe they are doing some kind of upgrade ahead of the IPO. I just hope it is not another ‘Denial of Service’ attack on GoDaddy servers ahead of the IPO pricing. Very frustrating. I finally managed to get what I needed done, done but it took forever and a bit longer.

So just a heads up. Hope it improves soon.


‘Prospect Mountain High School’ 2015 “The Wizard Of Oz”, (March 27), Was Very, Very Good. Bravo!

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We went to the Friday, March 27, 2015, 7 pm performance of ‘The Wizard of Oz‘ at ‘Prospect Mountain High School‘.

It was packed.

The show was good. Very, very good. I was impressed. Yes, of course, Teischan was in it as a Munchkin, but even that aside, it was a well produced, well executed show where the cast, especially the High School STARS were outstanding. Bravo. Great credit to Prospect Mountain. [We had seen ‘Grease‘ at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. last month. This show was as good (and dare I even say it) possibly even better. That is a huge tribute to the kids and staff.]

Two shows on Saturday (and Teischan just left for the matinee). I assume tonight’s show will be standing room only. Well done. I am impressed. Well organized. They did not go crazy with rehearsals. They were realistic. So this was put on without much fuss and drama. And that is brilliant. I am glad they included kids from Alton Central and Barnstead Elementary. Very nice touch. Hope that becomes a tradition.

Take a BOW Prospect Mountain High School.


I ended up taking 113 useable pictures with my Canon using the Canon EFS 55-250mm zoom lens I got for Christmas.

I will start by making my usual YouTube photo-montage of these pictures.
I will also upload them all onto a server on the Web for parents or teachers who might like them.

Here are two previews of the pictures I took.
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The 131 image photo-montage on YouTube. Click to access YouTube video.



For those that want some of the pictures ….
Take it from here. It yours take it.

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Official Munchkin Photos.

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Teischan (in glasses) is extreme left, standing in middle row in the first picture, and extreme right, back row in the second picture.



My Now Historic “Tower Of London” Ceramic Red Poppy, ONE of the 888,246, Arrived On Friday.

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It was definitely worth waiting for. I am delighted and so is Deanna.

It was supposed to have been my birthday present, and my birthday was in September. Deanna ordered it in August 2014.

But I was happy to wait. When we ordered it we had no idea as to the logistics. We didn’t appreciate that it would be one of the 888,246 that was actually planted at the Tower of London. That makes it special and the documentation that comes with the poppy, which includes an holographic authenticated certificate to say that it is one of the genuine Paul Cummins poppies that was planted at the Tower, stresses that. Moreover, as you can see from the last two pictures, it contains soil residue from the moat. Very cool. I feel honored.

Friday, March 27, 2015, as such proved to be quite the day. Got WordAds for this blog which was quite an achievement. Then the poppy arrived. To cap it all we went to see Teischan at the Alton, Prospect Mountain High School production of the “Wizard of Oz” — and that was wonderful. We even went out for a quick bite. So a good day. 


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