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People With Interesting Names: “Erica Houskeeper” of “HappyVermont.com”

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. An e-mail from “Revels North”.


Click to access her Website “HappyVermont.com”.


I first saw it, in a flash, on an e-mail I got from “Revels North” (first image above). I read it, subconsciously, with the ‘e’ inserted and thought “Wow, what an interesting name“.

I saved the e-mail because I wanted to research the name. When I went back I discovered that there was NO ‘e’ BUT it sure looks and sounds like it did. I am not sure how they pronounce it.

I, of course, Googled it. Much to my surprise and chagrin I couldn’t find what it means or where it came from — though I will confess I did not spend much time.

I, however, discovered that Erica is not alone and it could be a married name. There is an actor with that name — on IMDb.com.

I think it is German but I could be wrong. German for that duty is haushälterin.

I am going to send her this link and ask her whether she can help me with her name. I think it is neat. I like it.


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People With Interesting Names: A Weatherman Named “Ken Weathers”.

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Click here for the U.K. “Daily Mail” original.



Made my day when I saw in the U.K. “Daily Mail” this morning — the “Daily Mail” (which I have read most of my life) being the first thing I read every morning, while still lying in bed.

Wonder whether his name ‘Weathers’ influenced his desire to become a ‘weatherman’? Wonder if many comment about it … at all?

But now … it gets more ‘amusing’.

Who would have thought. A castrated ram! Poor Mr. Weathers. Wonder if he knows that?

Click to ENLARGE and enjoy. From: ancestry.com


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People With Interesting Names: Would YOU Handover Your Life Savings To A “Rude”?

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Click to ENLARGE and admire here. From “marketwatch.com”. Search ‘rude’.


Click to ENLARGE. From: houseofnames.com.


Click to ENLARGE. From: mynamestats.com.


Cracked me up when I read the story on “marketwatch.com“. 

You have to have both magical chutzpah & huge kahunas to be able to run a ponzi scheme with a name “Rude”. I am in awe. Wow.

It gets better. The article says he had excellent ‘soft skills’ and was non-threatening. I guess he was NEVER rude.

I had never heard of ‘it’ as a name.

Nearly 9,000 folks in the U.S. Wow.

Per the last U.S. census we are supposed to have 151,671 last names in the U.S.

Click to ENLARGE. AGAIN from: mynamestats.com.

So, 4,553 in the ranking is kind of down there — BUT way more than I would have suspected.

Hhhmmmmm!

I hope that they will not be too rude to him when he is prison.


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Normal Body Temperature Of An Orangutan.

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Picture taken by I, in May 2015, at the Philadelphia Zoo.


It is indeed hard to imagine, but there are still ‘answers’ (to relatively simple queries) that you just cannot find on the Internet! Yes, it is quite incredible.

I ran into one yesterday. I thought it would be a piece of cake.

I just wanted to know the normal body temperature of an orangutan.

A pretty simple and straightforward query.

I just could NOT find it. I spent at least 40 minutes and I Google fast and intensely.

Finding that of chimpanzees was trivial. Gorillas‘ was slightly harder but could be located. NOT SO for orangutans.

I, however, lucked out.

I searched Facebook for ‘orangutans’ and found the “Orangutan Species Survival Plan” (SSP). I sent them a message.

I had an answer (above) within 4 hours — from somebody who actually takes ear temperatures of orangutans. I was very grateful and in awe.

Why did I need this information.

Of course for a book I am writing.

I just needed to comment on how the body temperatures of the Great Apes, which includes us, stack up. Do we all have the same body temperature?

I deduced one thing — quite fast. Taking body temperatures of adult gorillas is probably not something that you want to do regularly.

Now with this post I have hopefully PLUGGED another hole that existed in the Internet!


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‘Quick & Easy Meditation’ — With Anura Guruge In Wolfeboro, NH, Starting May 2017.

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Yes, it is part of the WolfeboroGovernor Wentworth Adult Education program for Spring 2017.

Second meditation class I have taught for them — having taught ‘Brain Meditation‘ last October.

It is on four consecutive Mondays, starting May 1, 2017 — at 7pm.

There is still space if you want to sign-up.


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Good Friday — Marking The Most SIGNIFICANT DAY In The Whole Of Human History!

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Think about it. I did.

What happened on a ‘Friday‘, nearly 2,000 years ago, forever & indelibly changed the course of human history.

No other event has been so consequential.

Yes, I gave this a lot of thought.

I am working on a book on ‘Thinking‘. I am trying to come up with 365 meaningful things to think about and one of them was: “what was the most significant event, ever, that changed the course of human history”.

One way or another, whether you like it or not, it has to Jesus!

You could argue that in that case the day should be the day he was born.

Alas, we don’t know when that was! Christmas is a totally fabricated holiday.

Hence Good Friday.

IF you don’t agree and have other contenders PLEASE let me know. It will help me in my thinking.


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