Archive | September 2019

2019 TOPLESS Season In New Hampshire Is Now Officially CLOSED — September 30.

by Anura Guruge


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Top is back up and, moreover, the cover has been put on top of it. Summer is over.


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Well, as someone who went topless — in every sense of the word — most days this Summer, I have the absolute right to arbitrate on this matter of toplessness — a subject near and dear to many in New Hampshire.

Rejoice, we had 112-days of toplessness.

How many days did YOU go topless. I know, for sure, that I went more than 60 days. Probably close to 70 or 75.

Well, the day has come.

The top has to go on and today, ALAS, I had to wear two T-shirts for my morning walk/run. First time since June. Not good. Winter is coming.

Well. I have spoken. Matter is now CLOSED — i.e., the 2019 New Hampshire topless season.

Get your tops on. I would hate to see your nipples freeze and fall off.

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As With Tariffs, I AGAIN Nailed, 100%, Donald Trump’s EMPTY Chinese Delisting Threat.

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All I can say is:

QED.

{look it up. It will do you good.}


From “Barron’s”. Click if you want to access original. Google for plenty more.


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Click the PIG to access the original ‘Reuters’ coverage.


It is TOO, too easy. He is just an obese cry-baby. That folks believe his tripe and even worse that it affects the stock market just confounds I. How can people be so …. there, alas, is but one word, viz., ‘stupid’.

He has yet to full me once.

Yes, I knew he would become president. Told people that in February 2016. I wasn’t fooled by the polls either, and I am not fooled by them now.

I can read him like a cartoon.

But, I also know that he will WIN a second-term.

He will not be impeached.

Yes, I know all of this. It is not easy being I.

But, I also know how to use all of this to help me with my investing. SMILE. So, there are compensations. SMILE.


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The Jaguar XJS V-12 (1989) — Last Spin Of 2019.

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September 30 and the 2019 registration came to an end — as did the registration on 4 other cars. The joys of owning 6 cars. I have never owned an unregistered/uninsured car! Asked my friend at the Town Hall who does the resignations as to what the deal is. The price remains the same, but you can register whenever — the only thing is that you have to get it inspected the same day you get it registered.

Though it 30-years old it is not cheap to register since it was $44,000+ car when new.

I typically don’t drive it after September. Why? Because I only enjoy driving it topless and I, in my old age, like to freeze my bones. So, didn’t see the point of paying to have it registered if I am not going to be driving it till April/May. So, that is what I did. IT IS INSURED. I am not stupid!

Took it for a good run. I keep the battery trickled charge non-stop. So, it started first time. It is a TRUE Jag. It likes to stretch it legs. That V12 is something else.

Well, it is now hibernating.

This, in reality, is NOT my car. It is Teischan’s. She just lets me use it, register it, insure it and pay for its upkeep. She will get it when she can drive!

Well, the Summer is over.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — September 30, 2019.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Alton New Hampshire train station Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Impressive & Topical, 20′ Statue Of 140 Migrants Installed In St. Peter’s Square — By Canadian Sculpture.

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Click to ENLARGE. From the Canadian ‘Global News’ article BELOW.


Click to access the ‘Global News’ article. Above picture was taken from this article. Google for more.


Impressive. I am told the first statue to be installed in St. Peter’s Square in 400-years!

Extremely topical subject both in the U.S. and Europe. So, the timing is impeccable. The statue is by Canadian Timothy Schmalz and is called ‘Angels Unaware‘. He is best known for his ‘Homeless Jesus‘.

‘Homeless Jesus’. Click to ENLARGE.


I like both statues, BUT I will confess that when I saw the pictures of ‘Angels Unaware’ I was immediately — and I mean like at once — reminded of one of my favorite sculptures, Rodin’sThe Burghers of Calais‘. Again a story of those forsaken. Yes, Rodin’s only has 6 people. It was just the overall look and theme.

One of favorites by Rodin, ‘The Burghers of Calais’ by at the Victoria Tower Gardens, London, England. Again there are copies including one at the New York Met.


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We Have A Fairly Serious Drought In New Hampshire — And Nobody Is Talking About It.

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Yes, we have had rain over the last few weeks, but it hasn’t been much and it has been well spaced out. We haven’t had any decent rain in some time. I first noticed the dropping water levels in the lakes on Thursday, September 19, 2019, when I hiked the backroads of New Durham while Teischan was volunteering at the Library. Noticed that a small lake I walked by was noticeably low.

Then yesterday I walked past this ‘local’ (to I in that it is just 1.5 miles from home) pond that I am very familiar with. It was nearly dry. Never seen it this empty and at a minimum I walk by it once a month.

Not good. Nothing to panic as yet. Plenty of ground water. That I know. Plus we will have snow within the month!

But, I just thought that somebody should be paying more attention. Now you know.


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2019 Fall Foliage In Our Yard — In Central New Hampshire.

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I have, over the last few days, been trying to share 2019 Fall Foliage with you all. Yesterday I commented that I do not have to go far to see, enjoy, appreciate and take pictures of the foliage. It is all around me — just there to remind me that winter, with its brutal cold and paralysing snow is but just a few weeks away and I am stuck here again. SMILE.

Well this is foliage in our yard. All around the driveway.

Enjoy. Wanted to share.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — September 29, 2019.

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chipmunk Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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Garmin Fenix 6 Has An AMOLED-Like Deep Black Display Background — Makes All The Difference.

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So, from the very first time I powered up my new Fenix 6 Sapphire, i.e., Tuesday, September 24, 2019, I knew there was something different about the display. I was aware that it was fractionally bigger than that of my Garmin MARQ Explorer (i.e., 1.3″ vs 1.2″) and had a marginally higher resolution (i.e., 260×260 vs 240×240). But, you could tell that there was something different and APPEALING about the Fenix 6 Display.

When I came around to doing the settings I noticed a big difference. In my old age I like a bright display. So, over the last 2-years or so I had the brightness on my Fenix 5, Fenix 5+ and MARQ Expedition all set at 70%. I was kind of used to 70% being my default setting — and, yes, I needed to charge my watches every couple of days (and having continuous PULSE Ox on the MARQ didn’t help). With the Fenix 6 when I got to 50% I was happy! Big difference. You can see that on the top picture: 70% vs. 50%.

Then, yesterday, I installed ActiFace on the Fenix 6 and was studying them side-by-side. See middle picture above.

That is when I noticed it and you can see it in the two top pictures. The display background on the Fenix 6 is deep black — like you would get on an AMOLED-display. That is what makes all the difference. It makes everything else POP. Notice that the fonts are also smoother. A better overall display. You can’t deny that.

Then the last picture is the final proof. The Fenix 6, with brightness at 50%, is brighter than the MARQ at 70%.

To be honest, I would no longer buy a MARQ Expedition! Get the titanium body Fenix 6 Sapphire and a $22 leather strap from Amazon and you can save yourself $500!


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My Garmin Fenix 6 Is At Software Version 4.10, My MARQ Expedition At 5.10 — They Both Have The ‘Respiration’ Widget.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From ‘Garmin Forums’.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. From ‘Garmin Forums’.


I had heard about software 4.10 for the Fenix 6 yesterday. I was, at that point, still at 3.80. Late last night, i.e., Friday, September 27, 2019, I connected the Fenix 6 to Garmin Express. Got the update pretty quickly. Took a few minutes to install, but there were no problems. Pretty smooth.

I hadn’t hooked up my MARQ Expedition to Express in a few days. Did so this morning, i.e., Saturday, September 28, 2019. If nothing else I wanted to keep it charged. 5.10 got downloaded that point.

As you can see from the above descriptions, which I got from ‘Garmin Forums’, they essentially track each other. That is good — albeit with the newer Fenix 6 leading the way and the MARQ getting the features added on. But, not an issue. Garmin is doing the MARQ updates quickly. Hope it carries on like that.

The only new enhancement that really interested me was the ‘all day respiration’ widget. I installed it on both watches. Neat. I even read how it works — by minutely analysing changes in heart rate at the millisecond level. It is good to have a widget that tells you that you are still breathing! At my age that can be an issue. I like the readings I am seeing. They look OK to I, but I have no idea if they are accurate.


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