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2020 Advent Calendars — 4 In Total; 1 Wood, 3 Lego & For The 1st Time Ever, NO Chocolate!

by Anura Guruge


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Well, COVID has prevented us from doing most things we do around the holidays — NO eating out & saddest of all, NO ‘Revels’. So, I kind of opted to go go all out on the Advent calendar front — albeit, for the 1st time in memory with NO chocolate calendars. Typically, somebody, who we will not name gets two chocolate calendars. This year none.

Instead, I got her the wooden heirloom one. It matches her room quite nicely. She likes it. I had to get ANOTHER jewelry advent calendar and use its contents to fill the drawers. So, I guess I got 5 calendars — actually 6 if I include one I got for a 6-year old relative.

Getting this year’s Lego advent was NOT easy. Amazon would ONLY offer delivery after Christmas. So, I had to make a trip to the local Kohl’s to get one.

I got the 2006 & 1998 on eBay. The 1998 one, the very 1st, is cool. Looks so different to the ones we are now used to.

She had 6 Lego Advent calendars prior to this. Now she has 9. SMILE.

Merry Christmas.


The 2019 Advent Calendars.


The prior 6.
Two are decorations that went up
on the tree.


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Cataract Surgery NOR Thanksgiving Stopped Me From Getting In My Miles.

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Cataract surgery, on left eye, yesterday morning, Wednesday, November 25, 2020. I walked before surgery & after. Got in 12,385-steps. Way short off the 17,000 I average, BUT I was OK with that.

Today, Thanksgiving day, I had to be in Boston again, at 8am, for my 24-hour checkup. Plus it was bucketing down. I will end the day at 16,000 steps. I am cool with that. I have plenty of extra miles for the month banked away. I think/I hope I will still end up doing 500,000 steps for the month. SMILE.


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Happy Thanksgiving 2020 While I Think About My Navajo & Their Holiday.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2020.

COVID-19 or NO COVID-19 many of us have more to be THANKFUL than others. Yes, at Thanksgiving I can’t but help think about my Native Indian brethren, & in particular the Navajo who I am extremely fond of — & can relate with.

So, don’t get high & mighty & jump on your high horse & accuse me of trying to spoil your Thanksgiving. SMILE.

Think of it in a more charitable way. SMILE.

Do you think THEY are Thankful?


My Greetings from last year.
Detect a theme? SMILE.


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Naked Charity Calendar For 2021 — Check Out, Cambridge University (U.K) “Blues Naked”.

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Click this image to see MORE pictures & order a calendar or TWO. Remember it is for charity.



I got an e-mail from them — given that I am a past customer. SMILE.

Most welcome, since I had been wondering which NUDE charity calendar I should promote this year. Always GLAD to plug the Cambridge “Blues“. 

The “Blues”, in the context of Cambridge, has a different connotation to what many of you might be used. “Blues” refers to making an elite sporting team at Cambridge. So, what you are seeing as you can see from the poses & props, are their top-notch athletes in peak shape. Got that.

Enjoy. SMILE. Cheers.


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Friday the 13th, November 2020, Does NOT Count; It ONLY Counts In October.

by Anura Guruge


Please click on image to access my last — & very definitive — post on this matter. Thanks.


I have covered this “Friday the 13th” so, so many times that it does NOT make sense to do it all over again. SMILE. Nothing new to add. Said it all before. So, please read IF you are new to this. Thank YOU.


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Father’s Day 2020 — From My 14-Year Old Artist, Teischan (Named After ‘Titian’).

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What can I say? First things she said was that this was ALL she could do this year because she was BUSY!

It is true that she is painting another wall. Yes, an entire wall. 4th one she is painting, IF I have it right. Might be 5th.

So, how can I complain. All I know is that Titian probably would not complain that I named her after him — & did so 3-months BEFORE she was born!



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Happy Father’s Day 2020 — From Anura Guruge.

by Anura Guruge



He was the father to Millions.

He was the Father to a Nation.

He is THE inspiration I want for THIS Father’s Day.

#THINK.

#REFLECT.

#ENJOY.

#REJOICE.


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I HATE The Summer Solstice. My LEAST Favorite Day Of The Year. Tells You That Winter Is Coming!

by Anura Guruge


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2020 Summer Solstice (my least favorite day of the year) is on June 20.

We will have 15 hours & 23 minutes of daylight.



OK, I will grant YOU that you need to live in the Arctic Circle, as I do, to appreciate this.

The Summer Solstice is TRULY depressing. In YOUR face that days will start getting shorter within 20-hours! Yes, days get shorter as of tomorrow.

I hate the Summer Solstice.

I love, I adore the Winter Solstice. Now that is a HOLIDAY.

Think about it.


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‘Juneteenth 2020’ — REJOICE! Be Happy. Be Strong.Be Resolute, Be Focused.

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More so than any other year.

The tide may be turning. But, we have to stay UNITED.

Rejoice.

Thanks, Abe. You were A GREAT PRESIDENT. Second to NONE.


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2020 Summer Solstice Is A Week Away, But We Are Having Our Earliest Sunrises.

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2020 Summer Solstice (my least favorite day of the year) is on June 20.

We will have 15 hours & 23 minutes of daylight.


Sunrise & sunset times are NOT in (& never are) in lock-step. So, we don’t get the earliest sunrise coupled with the latest sunset on the Summer Solstice.

This year the earliest sunrises, at 5:05am, are happening right now — and will be done on June 18. Sunsets, however, continue to be later. Which is how we still managed to get the longest day on the Solstice. But, we are now talking in SECONDS.


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