Archive | October 2020

1st Snow Of 2020/2021 Winter, Central New Hampshire, The Day After — October 31, 2020.

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As requested by some on Facebook. This was the day after. Happy to oblige.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — October 31, 2020.

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“The Queen’s Gambit” (2020) Series On Netflix — I Think You Will Be Pleasantly Pleased.

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Click to access the IMDb.com listing for this series.


YouTube trailer


It must be good because I watched it all, back-to-back, within a few days. I liked it. Enjoyed it a lot — at multiple levels. Initially thought it was a movie. Did not realize that I would end up spending 8 hours (I think) watching all of it.

Pity it is NOT based on a real story. That would have been neat.

I was never big into chess & haven’t played any for over 30-years. But, I like watching chess movies — or to be more precise movies about famous chess players. That is what I thought this was about. I knew that the “Queen’s Gambit” was a chess play — & yes, that was probably from the 7 or 8 chess movies I have watched over the years. The last one I watched, I think, was “The Luzhin Defense“. It was good. Enjoyed that too. This series reminded me of that movie.

Bottom Line: Memorable. Very well done. Great cinematography. Amazing true — though fictional. Watch it if you can.


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1st Snow Of 2020/2021 Winter, Central New Hampshire — October 30, 2020.

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First real snow of this winter. It, to my delight & relief, another Southern Storm. I love Southern Snow Storms. It means those BELOW us get more of the snow. We just got what was a dusting. I took a car out at 9:30. Had to scrape the windshield but the drive — and drive — was fine. Very pretty.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — October 30, 2020.

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“Liar’s Girl”, By ‘Catherine Ryan Howard’, Brilliantly Clever & Creative Tale.

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Wow. What a story. Brilliant. As far as I know it is all fiction. Not sure how & where she got the idea. But, it is very, very clever & creative.

A very pleasant  surprise. It was available for free from Amazon Audible & I got it on a whim because I wanted something different. Lighter than some of my prior Audible books. This sure met the bill.

I can fully appreciate how it would win a mystery/crime award.

Very talented young lady. Writes beautifully. She has already gone far, but she will go further. Cracks me up that her bio says she is “currently studying English at Trinity College Dublin“. She should be TEACHING the course. Nothing she has to learn. Highly recommended.


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Sunrise From ‘Cadillac Mountain’, Acadia National Park — October 20, 2020.

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This had been on my ‘Bucket List‘ (modest be it) for a long time. As some of you know, I am not exactly a morning person. But, I decided to make an effort during my last visit last week.

I set the alarm & got up at 4:50am — the 2nd day in a row since I had made an early start the previous day also. But, I had, by my standards, gone to bed early. Was out of the motel at 5:30.

Was at the base of the Summit road around 6am. I had been told to expect traffic. Not so. There was only 3 cars going up with I. I (& the Jag) know the road well & we made good time. There was quite a few vehicles up at the top. I know the ropes. I parked on the legally ‘road’ (so to speak) right at the end — ready for a quick get away. (As it transpired it was not necessary. Folks lingered around.)

Sunrise, per my Garmin, was set for 7:05am. It was on time.

It was cold. I did a bit of walking to keep warm. Didn’t want to lose my good vantage.

LOTS of boats out. That surprised I.

Well, it was worth it. Definitely an experience. Glad I did it. Will do it again.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — October 29, 2020.

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Fitbit ‘Sense’ (From ‘HeartRate Monitors USA’), Attractive, ECG, GPS & Stress Management.

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Side-by-Side with Fitbit ‘Versa 2‘.


Thanks to ‘HRM USA‘ we got a Fitbit ‘Inspire’ today — so we can check it out. When it comes to Fitbit’s my wife is the expert, whereas my speciality & druthers is Garmin.

She has been wearing a Fitbit ‘Versa 2‘ for over a year & loves it. It was kind of hard to get her to part with it so as to try the Inspire.

At first sight, as you can see from the two pictures above, they look very similar. But, I think the Inspire is fractionally smaller & appears to have a fancier, slightly domed screen.

The Inspire, like the Versa 2, has an awesome, eye-pleasing display.

The ECG functionality is built-in, straight out of the box & easy enough to use. You can see the results above.

Very impressed so far. I will keep you posted. I will take it walking with me later this week to check out the step count & GPS.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — October 28, 2020.

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