Daily Archives: March 24, 2013

The Very Best Of British Humor, Ingenuity & Cars In A Remarkable Ad by ‘Aston Martin’ For Their Used Cars.


Anura Guruge

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There times when I get so chuffed and relieved that I am a Brit. This is my humor. This is what I live for. Bravo. Made my day. I did not, alas, find this. Though Bentley, ever hopeful, sends me e-mails about their latest cars and promotions, alas Aston Martin ignores me — as they should. No, I couldn’t even afford a used Aston, though Devanee now has it in her mind that we are going to buy a used Bentley or Roller in the next few years. She lives in hope.

I never understood why ads like this are considered ‘not American’.

P.S., I do know that this ad. is a fake but that doesn’t detract from its British connotations. It would only work with a British car.

For the picture used in the ‘fake’ ad use this link.

BIG Thumbs Up For Friendly’s On Loudon Road, Concord, NH. Always A Fun Place.


Anura Guruge

7thbirthdayinvite Related post:
>> ‘Krazy Kids’,
>>Concord … —
>>March 24, 2013.

So, after ‘Krazy Kids‘ it was, per what was promised on the invitation, off to “Friendly’s” on Loudon Road, Concord, NH.

We started going to Friendly’s, mainly the one on Loudon Road, around Christmas 2011. Deanna is not a great fan of buffetsfriendleysso the ‘Red Apple’, which had been the perennial choice prior to that, was falling out of favor. The two kids will live on ice cream so Friendly’s with their reasonably priced menu options for kids seemed the obvious choice — especially since we invariably go up and down Loudon Road whenever we are in Concord — which is quite often.

Friendly’s hooked me in, in the nicest possible way, with the gift card promotions they were having at the time. You could get a $25 gift card for $20 — and I think they had a few other promotions. But I ended up with a bunch of discounted gift cards — and I would buy another each time I used one, provided it was $20 for a $25. If I had gift cards we would obviously go there so that I could use them. Very clever.

We like the menu. You can actually get some healthy choices.

The folks are always very nice. It is always a fun, uplifting, cheery place. I like that.

Teischan did not want an ice cream cake! Yes, she can be strange like that. Instead she wanted a chocolate cake baked by Deanna.

Deanna called up to find out whether it would be an issue if we brought our own cake. They said ‘No’. I was impressed.

Of the two kids that came to ‘Krazy Kids’ one got picked up at there, by her father, as she was going to Boston for the night.

So we were down to one guest.

Friendly’s was very welcoming. No problem with the cake. They even offered plates through Deanna had brought her own.

They did the Friendly’s Birthday Chant — which was very good. They provided balloons.

I had a salad. Everybody else had ice cream and cake.

It was very reasonable. I was happy.

Thank you. Nice job. We will be back soon.

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‘Krazy Kids’ Indoor Play Center In Concord, NH. It is ‘OK’. Nothing To Write Home About. Tad Underwhelmed.


Anura Guruge


Friday was Teischan’s 7th birthday. I, much to Deanna’s chagrin, insist that birthdays are celebrated on the birth day rather than on another day more convenient to all. A birthday is supposed to be the day you were born. Yes, by all means you can celebrate a ‘birthday’ on another day — but that other day is not the birthday. This was a lesson I learned from one of my uncle’s — the doctor. He was very particular about this. Your birthday was your birthday. Every other day was not your birthday. On your birthday you could have the day off from school. Since he had delivered me and many of my cousins we took him as the authority on all things birth related.

Since she started going to school two years ago we had been doing large, 20+ kids, parties at the local community center. This year I told her that she couldn’t have a big party. though she is reading, I am not too happy with the progress she is making. She understood. If her reading improves she can again have a big party next year. So this year she was allowed to invite just three friends. Only two could make it on Friday afternoon and she was not interested in inviting another to make up the number. So it was just her and two kids plus Devanee and us.

Deanna found ‘Krazy Kids‘ in Concord on the Web. We had not been there and we didn’t check with anybody who had. Just went by what we saw on their Web site.

We were going to pick up the kids straight from school at 2:40 pm. On the invitation I had promised that we would provide McDonalds cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, fries and apple pie for the kids to eat in the van. That we did. Had to make a second swing through McDonalds in Alton to get more drinks.

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To be fair ‘Krazy Kids‘ was OK. It just didn’t knock my socks off. Big climbing structure similar to what you find at McDonalds, though bigger. Inflatable jumpy things, slides and climbing things. The kids liked it. They had one specialty activity room. The laser game showed on their Web should have been in that room. Appears that they change the games every few months. Then they should also update their Web page.

The whole place seemed very much geared towards doing parties — especially birthday parties. 

It wasn’t crowded. That was good.

My biggest problem was that it was not uplifting. If anything it was a tad gloomy, at least to an adult. That 70% of the adults that were there were obese didn’t help.

Oh, it was $10 per kid, which I guess is ‘OK’.

It sure wasn’t ‘FunSpot‘ at Weirs. Not sure why we hadn’t thought of that. We have done birthdays there.

But to be fair it was OK. Kids had fun and that is all that matters. We were there for nearly two hours.

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