Archive | July 1, 2016

Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s New ‘Whole Hog Burger’ Ideal For Those Of Us With Hearty Appetites — And Like Meat.

by Anura Guruge


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You MUST ENLARGE. Check out the fat dripping off the bacon! Perfection, if you are into that sort of stuff. Yes, I took that picture with my Fuji X-E2s.



Well I have already raved about by Concord, N.H. Uno’s  flowers and the new Mint Mojito the “High Seas Mojito“. Now please let me rave, brazenly, about the “Whole Hog Burger” I had for lunch.

I prodigious appetite is legendary which is why I constantly struggle with my weight. I can eat most people under the table and constantly do. I regularly eat twice, probably three times, as much as others of my stature. Plus, I love meat and adore cheese. So when I saw the “Whole Hog Burger” on the Uno’s menu my eyes lit up and my stomach started growling. It was as if they put it on the menu for I. However, to be honest I was also tempted by the Summer Special “Bourbon BBQ Sampler Platter“. I seriously thought about ordering both but thought the better in case Deanna shouted at me. So I settled on the ‘Hog’.

I didn’t want the fries but I told them to double up on the onions. Yes, I know they are fried BUT in my book fried onion rings count as a vegetable! The thick, solid bun — top & bottom — was put aside, brought home and given to the dogs. They love my low-carb diet because they get the buns from ALL the burgers I eat.

It was GOOD. I gave MOST of the bacon to Deanna. Teischan, surprisingly, didn’t want any. She was busy with her Sliders. Though I go through (at least) 2 pigs a month I have never been a great fan of bacon. I rarely if ever eat bacon, and if I do it is less than 1/2 a strip. I think it is the salt. I don’t like salt. And that is my only criticism of the ‘Hog’. Tad too salty for my liking. But it was good. It was filing. Yes, I could have eaten the Bourbon BBQ Sampler Platter too but that would have just confirmed to all that gluttony is another of my many sins. C’est la vie.

My cholesterol, thanks to the handful of Lipitor that I take (and have taken for 18 years), is fine — and I was celebrating that my blood pressure, for a change, was not in the danger zone. Smile. 

 


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Amazon “Prime Day” 2016 Will Be Tuesday, July 12.

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Last year it was on July 15, 2015 — a Wednesday.

So they are keeping it essentially to “week after July 4th“.

I know that a lot of people were NOT impressed with last year’s “Prime Day”. To be honest I really did not bother. There was nothing that I was really looking for.

As I have often said, to I, Amazon Prime is just worth it for ‘Amazon Video‘ and the ‘2-day’ shipping.

So ‘Prime Day’ is a kind of bonus.


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Fuji X-T2 NOT Having A Touch Screen Is NO Big Deal — At Least For Me.

by Anura Guruge


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From July 1, 2016 “Fuji Rumors”. Click image to access original, full post.


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Back of the X-Pro2. I highlighted the micro Joystick that can be used to select autofocus points. The X-T2 will have the SAME setup. That, to me, is one major ‘perceived negative’ out of the way.


A big deal is being made (mainly for the sake of sensationalism) that the eagerly awaited Fuji X-T2, to be announced July 7, 2016, will NOT have a touch screen.

I, for one, did NOT think the rear 3″ LCD would be touch screen. Why? Because the screen on the X-Pro2, announced in January 2016, is not touch screen. “We” all know that the X-T2 is meant to be a non-rangefinder (i.e., DSLR-like) version of the X-Pro2 — with more direct controls. And all the leaked data, e.g., number of autofocus points, supports that. So, why would the X-T2 have touch screen if the X-Pro2 did not?

For me the lack of touch screen is so big deal. Touch screens can be a pain. Having the micro Joystick to select AF points is a good compromise. It has the added advantage that you can use it, with your thumb, while looking through the viewfinder. Would be hard to do on the LCD since it will be pressed against your cheek.

Yes, touch screen would be nice when playing back images — both to move through them at the flick of a finger and to change ‘zoom’ using your fingers. But I can live without that. Plus not having ‘touch’ probably shaved $150 off the price.

So that is my take. IF I get a X-T2, and that is no longer a given, the lack of a touch screen will not bother me in the slightest.


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Are the 35mm & 50mm Options On The Rumored 23mm Fixed-Lens Fuji X200 Anything More Than ‘Digital Zoom’?

by Anura Guruge


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From “The New Camera”. Use link below to access the original. Click image to ENLARGE and read here — especially the “35/50 (mm)” bullet, i.e., bullet 4 (highlighted).

Click here to access original at “The New Camera”.


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Click to access this March 2016 YouTube video on the “Fuji X-T2 & X200” that also talks about the 35mm and 50mm lens ‘options’.


Six weeks ago when looking for a ‘compact’ Fuji to play second-fiddle to what I then thought would be the new Fuji X-T2 I did not consider the Fuji X100T, with its fixed 23mm lens, because 23mm (35mm FF) is bit too wide for me, especially when I can’t change lenses. Hence why I ended up with the Fuji X-E2s.

The rumors are that Fuji will announce a X200 in September, at ‘PhotoKina‘, after they get the much anticipated X-T2 announcement out of the way next week on July 7, 2016.

A number of people are claiming that the X200, in addition to a new 24MP sensor, will offer, built-in, electronic 35mm and 50mm lens options. What I can’t figure out is whether this will be something more fancy and sophisticated than just plain ‘Digital Zoom’. We all know the limitations of digital zoom. If it is but just digital zoom I would continue to have little interest in this camera.


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Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s New ‘High Seas Mojito’ Is Scrumptious.

by Anura Guruge



In addition to the spectacular display of flowers and the ultra-filling “Whole HOG Burger” (for big eaters like me) this was the OTHER serendipitous find when we stopped by Concord, N.H. Uno’s for lunch on Thursday — after I went to get my eyes tested by Dr. Eugene Baylus of “Capital Vision Center“. 

That is one heck of a refreshing, easy-on-the-palate drink. Goes down a treat. This Mint Mojito, if I am not careful, could finally trip me over the edge to becoming a dedicated dipsomaniac. It really is good.

You must try it out. Highly recommended — and what was the last time I recommended a drink, other than, of course, Beaujolais Nouveau?

Enjoy. Cheers.

P.S., I found a RECIPE for YOU.


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