Archive | September 7, 2018

A Very Sick Joke Or A Horrendous Typo.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Check TOP for when it was published. Use link below to access the original.

Click here to access the original … from their Website.


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This, as you can clearly see from the top image, was in the Thursday, September 6, 2018, issue of ‘The Baysider‘.

Given that our Braxton is a beagle-on-steroids I kind of felt a kinship. I know that beagles can roam and that we have been lucky with Braxton — though much of that has to do with me tiring him out with regular 3.4+ mile runs.

So, I was THINKING about going and looking for this lost beagle. I was going to go into the woods.

So, I wanted to see how long it had been missing. What I saw — which you can too — blew me AWAY.

May 10, 2005.

WTF?

If somebody stole it, it would not be alive as yet. That was 13-years ago and that looks like a 2-year old Beagle. So, it would be 15-years old. Lifespan of a Beagle is 12 – 15 years. So, this is BIT late to be offering a reward for a Beagle that went missing 13-years ago!

Typo? But, BOTH May & the year.

This is sick …

If it is a TYPO, not unknown in the ‘The Baysider’, ‘they’ have surpassed themselves.

But, I have a hunch that this is a joke. Why?

Because we also have the “or write”! This is 2018 (not 2005). They provide an e-mail & a phone number and then say … WRITE … but give no last name.

Strange and maybe very sick.


Braxton, our Harrier.

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by Anura Guruge

Canon EOS R — Lack Of In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) Is A Real BUMMER!

by Anura Guruge


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All from ‘DPReview.com’


The inexplicable absence of IBIS on the Canon EOS R is a real issue — and as you can see from the Forum thread above I am by no means in the minority here.

I tried to sneak in a few minutes here and there to do some research. I am NOT big into changing lenses. So, at most I might get 4 lenses: 2 zooms, one 50mm and one macro. And therein lies the problem, to begin with. The native EOS R RF mount 50mm lens does not have IS! So, that rules it out. Also not happy that the Tamron 18-400 I am eyeing only has 2.5 stop IS. That is half of what I am used to.

This is a real problem.

The more I research the more I get convinced that I might be better with the Nikon Z6.


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by Anura Guruge

“Mint Bistro”, Manchester, NH — Most Expensive SALT In The World.

by Anura Guruge


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We went to the ‘Mint Bistro‘, in Manchester, New Hampshire, for dinner on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. I had never heard of the place. My two older kids, who live in Manchester, were familiar with it and wanted to meet us there for dinner. Two of the kids wanted sushi and that appears to have been the draw. That they served lamb was supposed to be my enticement. Well, I never tasted any lamb that night. Just salt. Salt on skewers for $13 — and I don’t like salt and don’t add salt to my food. So, this salt did a real job on me. I hated that place.

So, it was for the 4 kids and I am always happy to indulge and pick-up the tab.

I am desperately trying to lose weight after my disastrous annual physical in August. So, had a v. light lunch and thought I would be all set if I ordered two tapas dishes. Well, the lamb skewers was a HUGE mistake. Just salt. Nothing else. SALT. SALT. SALT. Luckily the Lobster Rangoons were OK. On a par with what I am used to at “Warren’s” — our new favorite eating place. Tesichan (12), a chicken tenders connoisseur, was utterly unimpressed with her chicken tenders. So much so that she went on strike and would not even order dessert. That truly means that she is disgusted and wants to just go home. I felt real bad for her! I was hungry so I ate one of her chicken tenders.

I guess the sushi was OK. They didn’t complain.

But, I am NOT going back there again, even if somebody offered to buy me lunch or dinner. I do NOT like salt. Took me 2-days to flush all that damn salt out of the system — and you know how that works!

IF you like salt YOU will LOVE this place. The salt capital of New Hampshire.

P.S., They had a real clean, well lit men’s room with a great mirror — for selfies-my-way.


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by Anura Guruge

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