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Christmas Has Come & Gone, And Garmin Still Hasn’t Sold All 100, $10,000 MARQ 5-Watch, ‘Signature Sets’.

by Anura Guruge

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Link to Garmin’s product page this limited edition 5-unit MARQ set.

Click image to access my December 9, 2019 post.

I can’t say I am surprised. This is an outlandish extravaganza — though there are a lot of folks out there who could easily afford it. But, to be honest I don’t see why it would be compelling and that comes from a man who traded in his MARQ Expedition for a second Garmin Fenix 6, albeit the second in Titanium.

Would love to know how many Garmin has really sold. Garmin made it very clear that they were targeting it for Christmas. Well, Christmas has come and gone.

Well, I guess they still have two other opportunities: Chinese New Year and, of course, Valentine’s. Hence, I will keep on checking over the next couple of weeks and keep you posted. Would be a hoot if they do sell all 100 by Valentine’s.

Keep fingers crossed. SMILE.

I do keep track of my Activity Trackers.

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We Now Have 9 USB Charging Ports In Our Kitchen!

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Yes, it is a fairly large kitchen (though I have been in others that are muh, much, much larger) and given that it was built in 2006 (when they were generous on this matter) it has 6 dual socket power outlets — as well as a phone jack and a 220V outlet for the stove.

Yes, I guess we have a few electronics between us, THOUGH I don’t charge many things in the kitchen. We basically have USB charging ports (maybe even stations) in every room — and, of course, on either side of the bed.

I though 5 was enough. I was overruled so right after Christmas I had to order the latest ‘outlet’ (the one shown on the left) with 4 USB ports. I think we will be OK for awhile. I won’t even mention how many charging ports/cables we carry in EACH car. You would think we were dependent on USB. SMILE.

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Got A ‘Triple-Head’ Sonic Electric Toothbrush For Christmas — But Didn’t Like It!

by Anura Guruge

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I am a great believer (and early adopter) of ultrasonic electric toothbrushes. We have been using them for at least the last 6 – 7 years. However, every other Christmas, if not every Christmas, I get us a new one — as a family Christmas present. Technology keeps on improving (I hope) and I am sure the ‘innards’ (and thus the ability to vibrate) wear out over a year.

For the last 4 to 5 months I kept on seeing Ads (many of my Facebook timeline) for these triple-headed toothbrushes. I could see the logic behind them. Brush all three surfaces in one go without having to do each side separately. So, I got one (shown above) for Christmas.

We charged it on Christmas day and started using it the next.

It sure works. The head goes all the way around your teeth. No question about that. So, it does what it promises.

But, the heads, by necessity, are BIG. Big to the point of being uncomfortable and unweidly. The latter was what bothered me the most. It was real tricky to move the head around your mouth. I would keep on knocking the hard plastic against my front teeth. That did not make me happy. I like to take real good care of my (old) teeth and banging a vibrating brush on them did not fit in with my regime of looking after my teeth.

Plus, I noticed I was doing something CRAZY. Despite us having an electric toothbrush we both keep an old-fashioned, straight, non-electrical one (i.e., manual) handy as well. Well, I was using the manual one after EACH use of the triple-head just to feel that I had done a complete cleaning. That was crazy. I was brushing my teeth TWICE — each time. Not good.

So, I ‘got rid’ of the Triple-Head with 48-hours. SMILE. Can’t tell you how. SMILE.

But, bottom line. We didn’t like it. Not to say it doesn’t work. It works, or at least appears to. Just BIG and not for us. Sorry.

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A Sad End To A 27-Year Old Christmas Tradition — No More Legos Under The Tree.

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Last Christmas Lego
— ‘Ship in a Bottle’ —


Recent Christmas Legos
from just the last 5 years.

There are built Lego sets all over the house.

No, it wasn’t an oversight or accident. I had been very (and painfully) aware of it for over a month! I knew that I was not getting any Legos for Christmas — for the first time in 27-years!

Of course I thought about getting one just to keep the tradition alive. But, last year, Teischan (13) was quite emphatic that she was ONLY building the Lego — a very cute ‘Ship in a Bottle’ — to please I. So, I was NOT going to push my luck and get another set for her this year. I can be quite considerate when I try.

Yes, of course, I could have got one for myself. And therein lies another problem. I did that a few years ago … bought this kit (below) … for quite a pretty penny and I still haven’t built it. And NO I will not sell it or give it away. I do NOT make New Year’s resolutions BUT this coming year I am going to build this puppy. You wait and see. It will be FUN. I have a problem. It is big. Over 2′. I have no place to display it. The problems I have in life.

So, end of 27-years.

Yes, 4 kids, all of whom, at one time or another were into Lego — yes, of course, aided and abetted by I. There were stages when they genuinely loved Lego, independent of Dad, and asked for Lego. Well, they have all got older.

Yes, I thought about getting Lego for other kids and of course I have done that. But, not the same as having Lego under your own tree or in our case, trees.

Well, life goes on. In the scheme of things this is not major. Just an end of a tradition.

P.S., I still got Lego this year — the Lego

Ship in a Bottle


Christmas tradition

. She still wants that, and has already told me that I better get her the 2020 too. So, all is NOT lost.

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I Created ‘Boxing Day’ & ‘Christmas’ Challenge Badges For My ‘Mates’ At ‘Garmin’ Since Some Were Having Withdrawal.

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Posted on the Facebook ‘Garmin Connect Users’ Group
— where I lurk about, more than I should.

Garmin is supposed to automatically provide such ‘challenge’ badges for going out and doing some activity on a holiday. People are accustomed to it and look forward to earning them. So, for example, they did one for ‘Thanksgiving‘.

Well, it appears, that Garmin forgot to do one for Christmas 2019. Wow. So many folks were bummed. Beside themselves. So, I created one for them and told them that only those that were on Santa’s GOOD LIST (as I was) could get the badge. Folks appreciated my efforts.

Well, quite a few Garmin users are from the GREAT British Commonwealth. So, I made them a ‘Boxing Day‘ badge as well.

We had fun.

Enjoy. Happy Boxing Day.

I am off to watch the highlights of TWO Boxing Day Test matches. Lucky I.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — December 26, 2019.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

you can't have enough thinkers Anura Guruge Google Pixel 4

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Christmas Day 2019 — Just A FEW Pictures For The Record.

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, between us we have quite a few pictures, BUT this is about all I am going to publish. SMILE. That privacy thing. The kids don’t like ALL of their life up on the Web. I get grief on this, justifiably, often. So, especially at Christmas I give them a break. SMILE.

So, this is all. Just so that you know we had a Christmas. All the best.

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