Daily Archives: August 1, 2014

Pope Francis’ Top 10 Tips For Happiness Does Not Once Mention Sex & ‘Live and Let Live’ Is Hypocritical.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

by Anura Guruge

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>> Francis prays for Iraq — June 16, 2014.
>> Francis “Prayer of ‘WHY’” — Nov. 22, 2013.

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Both from the U.K. “The Independent“. Click here to access article.



Lets just restrict ourselves to adults. OK. If talking about the TOP 10 things that make adults happy and you don’t mention SEX — then, per my definition, there is something majorly wrong with YOU. I did admit, per MY definition. There is no secret that I am a great, avowed believer in the power and joy of orgasms. I could, as ever be wrong, but from my very limited experience, alas, I tend to find that (uncoerced) orgasms make people, in general, happy. Yes, there are exceptions, and yes, they, again based on my very, very, very, very limited experience tend to be Catholic women wracked by guilt. Anyway, enough said. I don’t have the time to go into this. As some who know me will readily joke, in Anu’s Top 10 tips for happiness sex (or to be more precise an orgasm) a day will be #1, #2 & #3. Actually NOT true. If I made such a list, an orgasm a day (on average) will be #1, #2, #3, #6 & #8.

I wonder who is happier: I or the Pope?

OK, so lets put aside orgasms.

His #9 about proselytising or more to the point NOT doing so. He, Francis, may not do so MUCH himself but he has a whole organization that does NOTHING else but proselytize.


Click to access Vatican.va OFFICIAL description of this Congregation.

Moreover, the pope even wrote an Apostolic Exhortation about ‘New Evangelization’ — ‘Evangelii Gaudium’. See below.

As I said yesterday Francis has become the Sarah Palin of the Vatican. He will say or do ANYTHING for a photo-op irrespective of whether it makes sense or makes him look idiotic. Well this is another data point. His popularity is skyrocketing BUT his credibility, among folks like me who actually try to analyze what the heck he is doing, is plummeting. Don’t forget. I was RIGHT about him and his PALLIUM.


UNO Pizzeria & Grill — Kids Eat Free Till September 1, 2014 (Subject To Usual Caveats).

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.unologo111
Anura Guruge

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Pro Series 14′ x 42″ Metal Frame Swimming Pool Punctures Like A 5 Cent Balloon & CANNOT Be Repaired. Do NOT BUY!

by Anura Guruge

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I had to buy a whole kit, for $199, Tuesday night (as you can see below), as a REPLACEMENT.

No it was for the family that ‘baby sat’ Devanee and Teischan while we went on the Pro Portsmouth Volunteer River Cruise.

I gather they had it for less than 90 days. Devanee, 13, allegedly threw a  Matchbox car ‘at it’ — from a deck which was about 20′ away. She and another kid (her age) were trying to see if they could pitch cars into the pool. I can understand what they were doing. One of the cars, and we are talking 3″ Matchbox cars, hit the SIDE. It punctured like a cheap 5 cent balloon.

I gather that it cannot be FIXED. So I had no choice BUT to order a new kit for $199.

So my point is very simple and straightforward: this pool seems to puncture TOO EASILY and when it punctures it cannot be fixed.

Less than 90 days, I am told, and yet Walmart NOR ‘ProSeries’ would make any ‘allowances’. C’est la vie. That is WHY I buy all my major items from Amazon. IF I had bought this from Amazon they would have taken care of me. In the next 96 hours I will write a post about a Samsung over-the-range microwave I bought from Amazon last week. We installed it on Monday. It went up fine but the door kept on sticking when we tried to open or close it. The trim around the door was catching. There was no adjustments on the hinge. Trying to fix it we damaged the trim even more. We had a friend helping us lift it into place. He was all concerned that Amazon would give me grief that we had damaged the door. I assured him, “This is Amazon. They do not give me grief”. Teischan had commandeered the big box and made it into an office! I got online around 6pm Monday and clicked the RETURN BUTTON. 2 minutes later I was downstairs with a return label. UPS picked it up the next day. Wednesday night I got an e-mail saying that Amazon gave me a 100% REFUND. No questions asked. Amazon is so, so good on returns.

Well that is Amazon and this is Walmart.

So bottom line: Do NOT buy any Pro Series pools and Do NOT buy any major consumer items from Walmart.

Shop Amazon. [No, alas, I do NOT own AMZN stock. Wish I did.]


Yola (Website Creation) Has Become A Disaster. Not Usable Anymore. Total Waste Of Time & Money.



by Anura Guruge

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May 24, 2014.
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 — Dec. 12, 2013.
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>> Teischan’s new Website
  Nov. 13, 2013.
++++ Search on ‘Yola‘ —>>>> (side bar)

Click to ENLARGE. I won;t insult you by giving yo a link to Yola.

Click to ENLARGE. I won;t insult you by giving yo a link to Yola.

As three of my posts from November & December 2013, listed above, amply attest I used to rave about how good and affordable Yola was.

Well no more. I now detest Yola and detest it with a vengeance. It does NOT bloody work. I have been trying for 42 hours to load some pictures onto Teischan’s Website — pictures to do with her ‘Snow White‘ performances. Despite hours of trying I have only managed to upload 12 pictures. 12 pictures. Picture upload, at least for this Website, is only working 1-in-10 times — if that. I don’t need that. I can’t deal with that. My time is valuable. It isn’t as if I don’t know how to upload pictures or don’t upload pictures on a daily basis. This morning, first thing, I uploaded 158 pictures, in a FEW minutes, to WordPress for this blog post. I have uploaded at least 9 photos onto this blog ‘today’ — ‘today’ to me still being Thursday, July 31.

I have created a total of 5 Websites with Yola. To be fair I didn’t have any real trouble creating any of them. Yola used to be GOOD. Very good.

But recently I have noticed cracks. When I was creating the last site, in May, I noticed that it was slow and sluggish. I didn’t like it but I was willing to live with it.

That they lie about phone support irked me. They ONLY have e-mail support and it sucks — sucks BIG time.

So I am DONE with bloody Yola. I paid a year’s premium. So I am paid up till January 2015 and have two unused Website credits. Screw that. They can keep it.

I have already started looking at the other alternatives WIX and Weebly. Did some research today. I had looked them PRIOR to signing up with Yola. I have accounts with both. So I was able to sign into Weebly ‘today’. I have until August 7 before I have to make the decision. I looked at some new names too. WIX, as it should, impresses me, but I am getting the feeling that Weebly ‘Pro’ is what might work best for me. With Weebly Pro I will get 10 Websites. So I can transfer the 3 Websites I have on my Yola account to Weebly. One of the Yola sites I built was on a separate Yola Silver account while I took down one of the sites I had built last year. Hence the three in my current account.

Bottom line: Yola sucks. I am done with Yola. Be very wary of Yola.

Don’t get suckered in like I did — to find that you are well and truly screwed.