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Google Gives Me Top Billing On “Nikki Haley Necklace” Searches –> 1,000+ Hits TODAY.

by Anura Guruge

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Google SEARCH results. #1 spot!

Google image search. 4 entries in the 1st row.

Today’s “Nikki Haley necklace” related hits.

The very first time I saw Nikki Haley, on TV, with ‘that’ necklace I knew that people were going to be curious about it. So, I did a post about it on April 9, 2017.

That was just over a year ago. I have, to-date, had over 7,400 hits on that post — over 900 just today!

So, I was right in my contention that people would be curious and interested.

Given the interest, I have done a series of posts on this necklace. They have all attracted attention.

My hits go up whenever she is on TV — as she was today. Hence, the spike in hits.

Until today I had not bothered to check where I stood when you did a Google search on the subject. Wow. I was amazed, flattered and humbled. Thank YOU, Google. They do me proud.

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‘John Legend’ Shoots Entire ‘A Good Night’ Music Video Using Just A Google Pixel 2.

by Anura Guruge

The Music Video Shot Entirely On A Google Pixel 2.

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It was, however, NOT shot handheld. They used a proper, professional jig and it shows.

I just happened to catch this on the 9am news this morning and was a bit chuffed. Hey, I have a Google Pixel 2 — which, as some of you know, I got myself last Christmas.

I use it 99.9% for still pictures — which has always been my preference.

Yes, I have shot a few videos with it and have been impressed with the quality.

I am in now way displeased with what it does in terms of stills. I bought it, after considerable research, because it appeared to have the best camera around — in December 2017. My decision has since been confirmed on the stills front — and this story affirms it on the video front. So, I am happy.

In the scheme of things it hasn’t given me much grief. It does what it is supposed to do, and some of the pictures it takes leaves me in awe. Invariably it the camera, not I.

Though we are ‘4-months’ down the road since I bought it — and that is, these days, a lifetime and more when it comes to technology — I still recommend it to folks who ask me about the camera on it, or the phone overall.

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Through With ‘Alton Central School’ (ACS) Grade 6 — Resorting, With Regret, To Homeschooling.

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We have had a continuous albeit checkered, 12-year relationship with ‘Alton Central School‘ (ACS) since we moved to Alton, New Hampshire in April 2007.

ACS has some very good teachers, and I have sung some of their praises over the years. Some of those teachers, one in particular, wrought magic in the now 12-year old Teischan. [Devanee started at ACS ahead of Teischan, hence the 12-year relationship, though Teischan has only been attending ACS for 9.]

Homeschooling is NOT something that I am particularly fond of doing. We did it for a year for Devanee, when she was being bullied at ACS, and I was hoping I would not have to do it again.

Alas, not so.

Today, after much soul-searching and regret, we pulled Teischan out of ACS and will be homeschooling her for the rest of the school year.

5th Grade was bad — and as some of you may know a teacher ‘left’ mid-stream.

6th Grade has been even worse. I have had so many meetings with the Superintendent, Principal, all the teachers ….

In the end there was but just one viable course open to us. Homeschool her for now and HOPE that 7th Grade will be better.

Well, that is the headline for now. I will post more, if I get the time, as we go along.

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“The Good Karma Hospital”, ITV Series, Season 2, Now On “Acorn TV”.

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Happened to find it on ‘Acorn TVserendipitously. We hadn’t been to Acorn in a few days, and as such had not seen the ‘banner’ saying Season 2 was here.

Teischan, our British TV aficionado loves this Series, so we had no choice but to watch Episode 1 of Season 2.

It was “OK”. I think it is badly, if not downright poorly, written. Very improbable and contrived storylines. Plus the appearances of the locals confound and confuse me. Most of them do not look Sri Lankan though the series is filmed in Sri Lanka. I do like seeing what today’s Sri Lanka looks like given that I have not been back in 26-years!

But, you, like Teischan, may love it. So, just wanted to make sure you knew that Season 2, which started showing in the U.K. in March 2018, is now available in the U.S. — though not in Canada.

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4-Day School Weeks In The U.S., Due To Money — The Richest Country In The World!

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Google “4 day school week” for a TON of articles from around the country.

Unless you live in one of the affected states — which from what I can see include Colorado, Oklahoma and Illinois — or are a compulsive news junkie as is I, you may not realize that this happening in the U.S. of A. and it is ALL due to money. That is beyond AMAZING.

Richest country in the World and schools no longer have money for a 5-day week?

Yes, yes, yes — I KNOW. I pay for it. Yes, school funding, by and large, is supposed to be local. No Federal interference. That stuff just confounds me even after 35-years here. IF anything in a Nation warrants Federal funding (at 100%) it has to be education.

The likes of China and India have to be LAUGHING.

This is so inane. How can responsible, elected officials permit this.

Isn’t education supposed to be one the highest priorities of a country after healthcare. Oooops! We don’t have that either.

I still think this is WRONG. Very wrong.

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Hublot ‘Big Bang’ Sapphire Baguette Watch — The UGLIEST Watch I Have Ever Seen!

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I saw this on a post on Facebook and grabbed this screenshot — for posterity.

Click to image to access Hublot’s product listing.

No, no. This is NOT a case of sour grapes. I like and admire good-looking, expensive watches and am more than capable of heaping kudos on expensive watches if they catch my fancy.

Yes, there are some Hublot’s that I do kind of like — though in general they are too bulky for my taste, and dainty wrist.

But, this watch is UGLY. Real ugly. Even uglier than my Fitbit Ionic and that is really saying something.

I guess I will never see one of these. Way too expensive to be seen in New Hampshire. So, that at least is a consolation.

My Samsung S3 Frontier on my wrist.

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Fort Stark, New Hampshire — On Easter 2018.

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The ‘Fort Stark‘, historic site, just south of Portsmouth, N.H., is one of our closest points to the ocean. As such we tend to visit Ft. Stark fairly often, at least once a year — and looking back at my pictures I realize that we tend to make the first visit in early Spring. So, we lived up to form on Sunday, Easter. We went down to Portsmouth, for Easter, to see ‘Sherlock Gnomes‘ and then have dinner. But, we wanted to visit the ocean before. So, we went to Ft. Stark. It was a bit grey and a tad windy. There were only about 4 other people in total around.

But, it was, as usual, still fun. We walked around. Clamored among the rocks. There was a large ship coming in … and a tug from Portsmouth was going out to meet it. There was a helicopter overhead. We were there for about 45-minutes.


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