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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — December 19, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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December New Hampshire sunset Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Polar Grill Fest, January 26, 2013, In Portsmouth, Supposedly To Aid ‘End Childhood Hunger’ (in the U.S.)

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Click to access the ‘Polar Grill Fest’ Web site with all the information, plus option to buy tickets … albeit with a 25% FEE.


I happened to pick up a flyer for this on New Year’s Day when we went to the ‘Gas Light Grill‘ in Portsmouth for dinner. Looked interesting though we are not beer drinkers. It is said to be an event to raise funds to end childhood hunger in America. That always gets me interested. That we have childhood hunger in the U.S. just confounds me to distraction. This is supposedly the richest country in the world. Just does not seem right. Not sure what the situation is like today, BUT when I was growing up in Ceylon in the 1950s and 1960s we did NOT have childhood hunger. Everybody, irrespective of wealth, income, age, sex, color, religion, got free rations! Yes, there would be an outcry here that that was socialism. Our politicians, justifiably, were very proud of it. Yes, we had free health care and education too. That is another story.

Not sure whether we will go. It is at the Brewery, but kids are allowed. Beer has no appeal to me. I am a wine drinker. It is kind of sad, but I don’t even know how $5 for a beer compares because I cannot remember the last time I ordered a beer. I know I pay, being cheap, between $6 and $9 for a glass of wine. So, I guess $5 for a beer must be ‘OK’.

Pretty irked at the 25.4% fee for online tickets. That is a rip-off.

I bought tickets for the Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: ‘Gift Of Lights’ online. No service charge. They actually gave you a $2 discount! Printed the tickets, with bar code, at home. That is THE way to do it. So, I am a but miffed about that.

It is 3 weekends away. The Thursday before I have my dreaded inquisition with my cardiologist (though he is very nice). As ever I will get told off for all that is wrong with me, though much of it is genetic since both sides of my family have it. So, I might not be in the mood to go out to eat. IF I get a reprieve, I might think about it. It could be fun. There is supposed to be two bands, neither of whom I have heard of. I will keep you posted.


The parent ‘Share Our Strength’ Web site. Can’t find this event on it! Seems strange. They are advertising a February 6, 2013 event in Portsmouth instead.


Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: The Pictures. We Went. It Was Fun. We Will Go Again Next Year.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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..by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1. Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: It Is Fun. Worth The Money
>>Dec. 7, 2012.

2. Loudon, NH Speedway Christmas Lights: I Bought A Ticket On Line
>>Dec. 19, 2012.


As promised, having enjoyed it last year, we went again tonight, around 6:15 pm. I checked the weather forecast on Wednesday before I had bought the tickets online. I knew we were going to get snow and downpours during the day, but it was going to clear by 6 pm. So that is what we banked on. We invited two new friends from Clearlake Chorale, Ted and Chris, to join us. It was fun. The rain had mainly cleared by the time we got there. The bad weather meant that there was hardly anybody there. That was nice. We could drive at our own pace and pull over, whenever we needed, to take pictures. That is not to say it was deserted. There were others. Just that it was nit bumper-to-bumper. It was nice. The temperature was near tropical!

The lights were good. Uplifting. Kids loved them and that is what really counts. Worth the money. We even stopped and had pictures taken with Santa. All in all, a fun evening ahead of Christmas to get one into the swing of things. A good way to celebrate the Winter Solstice. This might become my Winter Solstice routine — the lights at Loudon.


The pictures of the Loudon Christmas Lights, ‘Gift of Lights’, 2012.

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