Daily Archives: March 21, 2019

Garmin’s Ruggedized ‘Instinct’ Is Now Available In 3 More Cute Colors.

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Garmin Instinct might very well be the right watch for YOU, if Adrenaline plays a major role in YOUR lifestyle.

I already reviewed it in detail a few months ago. So, I am not going to rehash that.

Just wanted to make sure you knew about the new colors. The yellow and bright blue are certainly eye-catching. I do like the yellow.

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New Zealand, To Its Eternal Credit, Exemplifies The Decency & Dignity I Ascribe To Cricket Playing Nations.

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Cricket civilizes you. Plain and simple. Sportsmanship is paramount in cricket. Hence, the above expression: “It isn’t cricket”.

So, I, who watch cricket, on a large screen TV, nearly every day, and have been a fanatic all my life, strongly believe that cricket playing nations tend to be more decnet than those that don’t play cricket.

By ‘cricket playing nations’ I am referring to the 12 countries permitted to play 5-Day International Test Matches. Yes, cricket at the highest level, is played between countries and a match can last up to 5-days — and still end in a draw. That is the beauty & charm. That is what civilizes you. No crash, bangk, wallop. Very dignified.

Right now there are 11 countries that are Test nations: India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, England, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The ‘West Indies‘ also play Test cricket but they are a conglomeration of small states that come together to play cricket. 105-countries, worldwide, play cricket. But, I am talking just about the 11 Test playing countries — New Zealand one of them.

I am so proud of New Zealand. Way to go. Obviously, it would have been better if this unfortunate incident never happened, but NZ showed us how to rise above and prevail.

And their 38-year old Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. WOW. WOW. WOW. What class. What courage. She is exemplary.

I have thought about immigrating to New Zealand! I, however, have never been. Not even close. I also don’t have any NZ friends. Dealt with a fe, but I can’t say I interact with any Kiwanis right now. My loss.

One of my all time heroes, Edmund Hillary, is a New Zealander.

I know NZ from all the cricket I watch — and some rugby. I count Richard Hadlee, Glenn Turner, Bev Congdon, Ross Taylor et. al. among my favorites. Bev Congdon made my Summer of 1973!

So, I have always had an affinity with dear Ol’ New Zealand — a British Commonwealth member no less.

How they have behaved and prevailed over the last few days has been brilliant. So, inspirational.

Thank YOU, New Zealand.

Thank YOU, Jacinda Ardern.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — March 21, 2019.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Immerse Yourself In The Detail & Serenity Of This B&W Mandala — By Teischan (Nearly 13).

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Other than the circles, everything else is hand drawn.

I purposefully set out NOT to do justice to this b&w mandala with this picture!

It is too precious to be captured in its full glory by a photo that I am going to share. SORRY.

The detail on this is quite amazing.

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Taking Selfies My Way — Day #13 Post-Knee Surgery — March 20, 2019.

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As I said in the prior selfie-post, I am sure I am just trying to convince myself that I am still alive — albeit a hopeless cripple on crutches. You can actually see my crutches in the 2nd picture.

This was taken at home. I am not getting about much for obvious reasons. We have four bathrooms in the house, and this was the mirror in one of them.


44th post in this “Taking Selfies My Way” series.

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‘Royal Canadian Air Force’ Exercise Plan 5BX Very Effectively Exploited By Prince Charles (70).

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Charles at 70. From yesterday’s U.K. “Daily Mail”.

Though he is FAR from my favorite Royal you have to admit, ungrudgingly, that Prince Charles looks damn good for being 70. I am 5-years younger and don’t come anywhere close.

The U.K. “Daily Mail” article, which included this picture, mentioned that he has been assiduously following the ‘Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise Plan 5BX‘ for most of his life. Never heard of it. So, I went looking. Found it. Wanted to share it with YOU.

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