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Metamucil Shortage Appears To Be BACK; Luckily There Are Store Brands Available.

by Anura Guruge


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A MONTH AGO!

WOW.


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A month ago it seemed that we were back to normal — as you can see from the 2nd picture above.

Exact same Walmart in Rochester, NH, a month apart. I think folks have started HOARDING Metamucil. That is crazy. All the Walmart ‘Equate’ comparables were gone too BUT for the poisonous ‘Real Sugar‘ variety. I am impressed, & glad, that folks now have the sense to boycott that version. It is BAD for you. So high in sugar.

Well, I had to go to ‘Market Basket‘ which is kind of ‘next door’. I looked they had a store brand which is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I was happy. But, they only had two containers — & NO, I did NOT buy both. I am good like that.

So, my latest update. I will, of course, keep you posted.


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Pregnant USPS Mail Carrier Turns Amazon Prime On Its Head.

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Our mail carrier is pregnant & I am DELIGHTED for her. I am 100% behind her in terms of HER rights, SAFETY. health & comfort. IF I had my way I want all pregnant women to have at least 18-months of fully paid maternity leave. I hate to see heavy pregnant women having to work. Hate to see mother’s having to go back to work within weeks of giving birth. This is NOT a sexist post. I am a great supporter of pregnant & breastfeeding women.

This post is JUST about USPS policy & Amazon Prime.

I get my dog food from Amazon Prime on a subscription basis. 30lb bag every 4-weeks. Was delivered a month ago, no problem.

NOT TODAY.

She can now only carry 20lbs. So, we had to go the Post Office & pick it up. Ah!

Well, I had two phone conversations with Amazon & one with USPS.

The baby is not due till mid-February 2021. She plans to work till close to that. Ah?

She will be pregnant during Christmas.

This could be problematic.

What do YOU think?

We do NOT go by the Post Office every day. Lucky if we go by it twice a week.


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A Catholic Priest From The UK, A ‘Canon’ No Less, Gives My “Electing The Next Pope” ($2 eBook), 5-Stars.

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This is Canon Canon Anthony Churchill, STL.

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This is the book. Available on Apple, Amazon, etc. etc.


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Full Disclosure.

Father Churchill & I are NOT strangers — though we have yet to meet.

We know each other through my books. He contacted me over 10-years ago after seeing my “Pope Names” book. We have been penpals ever since.

He is no stranger to the readers of this blog. He helps me out.

But, his review is genuine. Honest. SMILE.

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Snippets from the book.

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My “Pope Names” Is Finally (After 12-Years) Available As An eBook — Updated, Expanded & In Color.

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The 2008 PRINT version. This book was well received. Check Amazon … worldwide.


Some of the Reviews for the PRINT book on Amazon.

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In FULL color. Looks good.


Hard to believe. My 1st pope book! I was so, so new to popes & I was so tentative. Then I started getting all the feedback. Wow. People liked it. They had copies at the Vatican.

People started asking me what the NEXT NAME was going to be. That is what got me started on the ‘Next Pope‘ kick. Wow.

I said I would NEVER publish this book as an eBook. I was, obviously, WRONG.

The problem was that it was tightly-formatted & contained tons of tables. In 2008, eBook rendering was not good enough to deal with that. Much has changed in the last 12-years, PLUS I am much more experienced in creating eBooks. This took a fair amount of work & time. Close to a WEEK! At the rate I work, that is a LOT of work.

It looks good. I am PLEASED. I am proud of it.

Have a look. It is FREE to preview IF the $2 is too much of an ask.

It is also available, as are most of my eBooks (as of 2020), on BOTH APPLE & Amazon (i.e., Kindle). So, no excuses.



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I Think The Metamucil Shortage Is OVER.

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September 16, 2020 UPDATE — shortage CONTINUES. (click)


Went to Walmart (Rochester, NH) this past Sunday, August 16, 2020. Yes, among other things I needed FIBER. I was willing to get straight Psyllium Husk Powder (e.g., Konsyl). But, the shelves were NOT bare. Looked like we were back to normal.

They had my Walmart-brand, 114-teaspoon full ‘NO SUGAR‘ bottles. I was happy. I got 1 bottle.

Don’t ask me why — methinks it is the GRINDING — but I think Metamucil, at least with I, works better than Psyllium Husk Powder. Kind of counterintuitive. Should be no difference — or, if anything, the Psyllium should be better.

Well, Psyllium was more expensive too.

So, didn’t see the point. SMILE.

So, I think the Metamucil shortage is OVER. At least from my experience.


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My Books On Amazon Are Being PIRATED! (Kind Of Flattered In A Strange Way.)

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Happened to notice it on Saturday that some of my paperback books on Amazon had CRAZY prices — like $283.53. WOW!

First thought it was an Amazon glitch.

Also note the publication date: Jan 1, 1656. WOW!

This morning I contacted Amazon. They said these books have been pirated. Somebody trying to sell them & make some money.

BUT, I feel bad for them. Folks don’t buy my books at my INTENTIONALLY LOW PRICES.

So, why would they buy them at these CRAZY prices?

I am flattered.

Yes, I know my books are PRICELESS but this is FUNNY.

Yes, I have to flag them, individually, to Amazon. A Pain!


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“Electing The Next Pope” — A Beginner’s Guide To The Next Conclave ($2 eBook On Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc).

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On Apple … 


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The title is self-explanatory. Next papal election. I didn’t call it ‘Conclave‘ since this is aimed at an audience that might NOT equate a papal election with a conclave! This is a book aimed at a different audience to my other pope books. This one is for the ‘beginner’. So, in this book I take pains to explain stuff I don’t in my other books. I also set out to be minimalistic. I called it “Goldilocks“. I really tried to keep the volume of content just right. Not too much; not too little.

Well, I have tried to give you a few images.

These days I make sure my eBooks are available across APPLE, Amazon, Android etc. I gave up trying to convince folks that Amazon Kindle eBook can be read on Apple. SMILE.

I was going to call this book: “Be A Bar Stool Expert on How Popes are Elected“. Well, you can catch the drift.

For those that want chapter & verse, I did publish this 518-page book earlier this year.


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‘Samsung Watch 3’ Finally Available On Amazon — 48-Hours After It Was On ‘Best Buy’.

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It was amusing & very obvious. ‘Samsung‘ gave ‘Best Buy‘ precedence — & no doubt ‘Best Buy’ would have had to pay for it dearly. But, they only appear to have got a 2-day head-start.

Amazon has just started listing it — offering more or less immediate shipping.

That is good. I refuse to buy items such as this from ‘Best Buy‘.


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Metamucil Shortage — I Have Switched To Straight Psyllium Husk Powder (Konsyl).

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Yes, I know that Metamucil is supposed to be psyllium-based, BUT, I will be honest. They, i.e., Metamucil vs psyllium, FEEL different. Not sure they act the same either! That is crazy.

Dietary fiber & soluble fiber should be dietary fiber & soluble fiber. There should be no apparent difference. But, there seems to be. They feel different as you drink it. NO, it is NOT the sugar. SMILE. I get the ‘SUGAR FREE’ Metamucil. It could be the way Metamucil is ground. I do not know. I did a quick ‘Google’. Nothing jumped out at me.

I first started getting straight — generic — psyllium husk powder from Amazon. Then I saw the Konsyl at Walmart — which is where I have habitually bought my Metamucil for 20-years. So, kind of habit.

Don’t ask me why, BUT I am sure the Konsyl is MORE expensive. That was also the case with psyllium husk powder from Amazon! Does not make sense. Just letting you know.

Well, the way I look at it, the Konsyl is better than nothing. Just wanted to share with you. OK? SMILE.


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We Saw Comet NEOWISE (i.e., C/2020 F3) From New Hampshire, Tonight — Even Got A Blurry Picture.

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We, i.e., Teischan (14) & I, saw it at around 10pm Friday night, from Alton, New Hampshire. We were on ‘Ridge Road’, by the side of ‘Prospect Mountain‘ — about 2-miles from home. It is high up & gets you above the treeline. We lucked out in terms of clouds. Few around, but lots of gaps.

I saw it, through a pair of 10×50 Zeiss binoculars on the VERY 1st look. Couldn’t see it at 1st with just my glasses. Took the binoculars out, put them to my eyes, turned around & looked.

BINGO! It was right there in the middle. Could see the tail clearly. I had to take a double take to make sure. Nope, that was it.

Teischan, though she wears glasses, could see it without the binoculars. After awhile, once my eyes got accustomed (& we had a fair amount of car & bike traffic going by with their lights on), I too could see it naked-eye, BUT it was very faint.

Unless you were looking for it & saw it, it is not something that will catch your eye.

It will get brighter over the next 6-days.

It will be CLOSEST to Earth on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Weather permitting that will be our best shot of seeing it in its full glory.

I was psyched. The DAY my Comet NEOWISE book gets published on Amazon — I get to see it for the 1st time. That was special. I was excited. I was happy.

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