Up until the World 2016 Twenty20 earlier this year I had been REALLY enjoying watching the Zimbabweans — especially their batsman. They played with a gusto and passion which reminded me of my West Indies of the 1970s and 1980s. In the World Cup 20/20 they looked fragile. And now in the three match ODI series against India at home. Gee. They appeared clueless. On that form I would have to say Afghanistan should be given Test credentials in place of them. It is disturbing and bad. I hope this sorry situation is being looked into ‘at home’.
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This is a RETREAD Doodle,
it was used earlier in 2016 for
Italy, Spain etc.
This is it’s 4th use in 2016.
Reach of this June 19, 2016 Google Doodle.
Some prior Father’s Day Google Doodles.
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Last year it was Father’s Day and International Yoga Day.
This year it is a RARE Full Moon — Father’s Day falling one day ahead.
6:34 pm Eastern in the USA — 11:34pm GMT.
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Yes, sirree, the 2016 Summer Solstice is indeed on Monday, June 20, 2016.
Hence why it is the longest day of 2016.
But NOTE, however, how the sunset stays at 8:30 pm till July 1, 2016, i.e., 12 days.
The sunrise times start getting later much faster.
In 12 days we would have lost 40 seconds of daylight time.
The Summer Solstice is my LEAST favorite day of the year! For me it is when days start getting shorter — telling me that winter is on the way. It is the only real way of looking at it. SMILE.
Just to be fair (as I am wont to be), this promotion, from what I can see, started in May 2016 prior to the Orlando shooting. But they are continuing with it despite ‘Pulse’. So flags are flying in N.H. at half-staff for Orlando while travesty continues.
I refer to this as the “Trump Effect“. We will see more of this. A shame.
The only consolation to us is that this is Rochester (which happens to be the nearest ‘BIG Town’ to us). Rochester! Yes, this is what you can expect in Rochester.
Perfectly legal. Pity that there are no laws against poor taste.
Ah, dear! “Only In New Hampshire“. Trump
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I have never, ever, worn a sarong! That is yet another reason why I was never a true Sri Lankan.
To be fair much of that probably had to do with the fact that I left Sri Lanka (Ceylon at the time) when I was quite young, 13 to be precise. You didn’t get into sarongs until you were a bit older — especially if, like I, you were from an aspirational upper middle-class family, living in the capital Colombo — particularly so if you had an adoptive mother who was an out-and-out anglophile. I wore shorts (most of the time), tailored longs for special occasions and pajamas to sleep in. It was (thank Buddha) very British and I was very comfortable with all of that. My adoptive father, when at home, and not meeting with the myriad visitors we had each day, would wear a sarong. He too was very comfortable with that. But he came from a different background to my mother. All my older male relatives, in private, wore sarongs.
My paternal grandfather wore only wore sarongs.
But not I. I have no problem walking around with a towel around my waist but I cannot see myself in a sarong. Kind of funny.
Again, this is Kapruka. So this a Father’s Day gift to be delivered in Sri Lanka.
But it you need a sarong it is not difficult to make. Start with a bed sheet and have someone sew it into loop. That is it. Differs from a towel in that it is a sewn together loop of fabric. Happy Father’s Day.
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