Archive | April 28, 2017

Harper Lee, Of “To Kill A Mockingbird” Fame, Was Born This Day 91-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge

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I read to “To Kill A Mockingbird” in 1968, when I was 14-years old, and was in the U.S. — the first time around (1967 – 1968). I loved the book, though thinking back I had NO IDEA as to the racial overtones or any of that. Just liked the story as it was. I really should re-read it.

I have to make a CONFESSION. Until quite recently I had NO IDEA that Harper Lee was female! Not that I have anything against female authors. I grew up on, and am still an adherent of, Enid Blyton — and she is as female as you can get. Just never realized. I was shocked and delighted when I found out.

She was quite the lady. I really must read “To Kill A Mockingbird” again.

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Three Episodes On Sri Lankan Wildlife On ‘National Geographic’ TV Channel.

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I serendipitously stumbled across them when I was idly browsing through the NatG TV online schedule.

We have such a backlog of movies and TV shows ‘on tap’ that we haven’t watched anything on NatG for months. So I had not seen anything about these episodes earlier. I DVRed all three. They have yet to record. I will, of course, let you know.


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New Hampshire 2017 Topless Season Started Today, April 27.

by Anura Guruge

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April is coming to an end, and the 1969 MGB, with its antique plate, is due for its bi-annual inspection. [For those of you are not familiar with the NH ‘Antique Number Plates’ for vehicles over 20 years old, they only need to be inspected every other year — but ALL inspections have to be done by May of that year. Kind of cute. This is to ensure that these cars don’t have to be driven during the winter just so that you can get them to a garage for inspection. So they give you till the end of April.]

I have an appointment with ‘B-Boys‘ in Barnstead, on Friday, April 28, 2017 for the inspection. So had to make sure it would start etc. It did start, with the aid of a jumper (our our Nissan Quest) after some cajoling. Always amazes me that it starts after the long winter hibernation.

The XJS also needed a jump to get it going. Took it for a long ride (35 minutes) TOPLESS. It was good. But, I had Devanee follow me, all the way, in the van — just in case! That is NOT good.

But, topless season, in New Hampshire, is now officially started.

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