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New Hampshire Fall Foliage 2019 — First Definite Proof.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken the last couple of days in Alton, New Hampshire. Not unusual to start seeing definite signs in August. I have seen fall foliage in July. The last few nights have been ‘cool’ — i.e., 60s. That will get the juices retreating. I as ever will keep and eye and share with you. That is what I do,


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Custom Homemade Holder For 13 Hula Hoops.

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Teischan (13) currently has 13 functional hula hoops (ignoring the ones that have gone out of shape).

Keeping them in one place, in the garage, without us continually tripping over them, or they falling on my Jaguar XJ8, was becoming a problem.

Today, we came up with a neat solution.

Once we worked it out, and found an acceptable spot in the garage it only took me a FEW minutes to implement it. Basically having to drill one hole through a 4″x4″. Used stuff I had at hand including the rubber tip from one of the 6 crutches I still have. Works beautifully.

I will be happy to tell you how to reproduce it. [No you don’t need two of them. SMILE]



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Spur of the moment. Was not planned. I was out taking my daily photos when I caught her practising. She does not let me take too many pictures. So, I snapped 19 of these quickly. She is using 5 hoops. Maybe 6. She has another one coming. In total she has about 8 or 9. Maybe more.

Decided that stitching them into a quick, 20-seconds video was the best way to share them.

Enjoy.


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Amazon’s Legendary Return Policy Excludes Some Unexpected Products.

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Some interesting things here. You should read IF you ever get the time.


First time I have ever experienced this — in 20+ years of buying (and sometimes returning) items from Amazon.

You can return shoes. We know because we had to with sneakers for the kids. Pretty sure you can return clothes too (even (maybe (I think) underwear).

But, I can’t return this? It is neck heating pad. Yes, a heating pad for the neck. NOT ELIGIBLE for return!

Wow.

I am not devastated. SMILE.

There is a story behind this (of course).

I was doing research for a good friend who is BIG TIME 3rd party (3P) seller on Amazon. He was discovering all sorts of crazy stuff and wanted a non-Amazon vendor to check out certain policies. Well, we nailed this one. It was as he had thought. He just wanted an independent confirmation.

But, I wanted to share. Some of you could really run foul of this.

I have told Amazon that they should have a BIG WARNING, in red, on the product description that says “This Item NOT Eligible For Return“. Doubt whether they will do it.


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Hampton Beach, New Hampshire Hit By A ‘Water Advisory’ For This Near Perfect Weekend, i.e., August 24, 2019.

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Got this from my friends at “Jumpin’ Jack’s Java” on Hampton Beach — the ONLY PLACE to eat in Hampton.

They are going to be closed!

I suspect other places will be closed too. So, thinks might be a bit dodgy, though there will be those that will still be trying to make a quick buck.

Just check before you go. Maybe take your own food and drink.

Would NOT be a problem for me. I always prefer wine to water. But, this is NOT a joke.

Check if you were planning to go to Hampton this weekend.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — August 23, 2019.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

ghosts from the past Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Another Undeniably Sri Lankan Elephant — You Can Always Tell By Where Their Trunk Is.

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There Are Indian Elephants, And There Are African Elephants — But You Can Always Spot A Sri Lankan Elephant.As soon as I saw the video I knew immediately, and incontrovertibly, that this HAD to be a Sri Lankan elephant.

They take after their owners. What can I say. You can always spot Sri Lankan men too. Luckily, for women around the World they don’t have trunk growing out of their heads. [You might want to think about that.]

I will, of course, do my best to bring you more examples of Sri Lankan elephants doing what comes naturally to them.


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‘Journey’ By James A. Michener — Strangely Unsatisfying, Didn’t Read Like A ‘Michener’.

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No, it wasn’t because it was atypically short for a Michener. It is true that the paperback, in its entirety, is under 190-pages!

But, I have read another short Michener: ‘Miracle in Seville‘. That was different.

During much of this book I was convinced that he had NOT written it. That he had just lent his name to it so that the publisher could make a quick buck. But, curiously, this book, as its last chapter per se, contains a lengthy stream of consciousness from Michener talking about how this book came to be. The story was culled from his ‘1,000-page’ ‘Alaska‘. It, set 99% in Canada, was out-of-place in that novel and they were trying to keep it from getting too long. So, they took this tale out of that book and eventually Michener got around the publishing it as a standalone.

Maybe that is why it reads strange. In parts he seems rushed. The story is not very well developed. It feels sloppy.

Yes, great characters and you can really relate to them — especially if you, like I, are British. But, in the end I was left unsatisfied, unfulfilled. Like they say about Chinese. In the end you didn’t feel full.

Not a Michener I would recommend. I have just ordered Alaska in paperback.

Maybe I have read too much Michener. This was the 5th Michener in the last 18-months — and they included ‘Hawaii’, ‘The Covenant‘ & ‘Tales of the South Pacific‘. That is a lot of words from the same person.

It will be a couple of weeks before I pick up ‘Alaska’.


The ‘Michener Corner’ in my study.
Separate from all the other books.


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