Daily Archives: July 12, 2020

South Africa BANS Alcohol (Again) In Its Fight Against COVID-19!

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the BBC coverage.

I just happened to hear it on the BBC news, a few minutes ago, during my 11pm walk.

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Prohibition. Wow!

Supposedly to reduce stress on the medical system from alcohol-related issues — so that they have MORE capacity to fight COVID-19.

Seems pretty drastic & dramatic.

Appears they already had a ban earlier this year. I obviously did not hear of that.

Gather the ban was introduced without any lead time so folks cannot stockpile.

I am sure there were those that knew about it & made provisions to make a killing on the blackmarket. I know how South Africa, alas, works.

Just think if this happened here or in the U.K.

I would be screwed without my red wine. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

I Am RETURNING My ‘Garmin Fenix 6 Solar’, After Less Than A Day — UGLIEST, UGLIEST Watch I Ever Saw!

by Anura Guruge

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With my OTHER Titanium Fenix 6 (Left)
— which looks pretty classy.

The SOLAR is on the RIGHT.

Garmin Marketing of the Fenix 6 Solar.

In the box, USPS label printed … ready to ship Monday.

On I did NOT get it on a whim. I gave it a LOT of thought. My criteria were simple & defensible:

  1. I wanted Titanium. I decided last year I am going to standardize on Titanium.
  2. The Solar Titanium is ONLY available in two options: this white one & a black one with a METAL STRAP.
  3. I hate metal straps. I didn’t want to get a watch, priced $150 more, with a $230 band that I did NOT want (though that is what is now going to happen).
  4. Garmin featured the white model — as you can see above — so I assumed it would be decent, in person (& it wasn’t).

As soon as I opened the box I knew I was in trouble! It looked TACKY & terrible. Butt ugly.

I hoped it would grow on I.

It did NOT.

If anything it got worse. It physically repulsed me! It made me ‘sick’ to just look at it. NOT WORTH IT.

It had to go.

Not sure what Garmin is thinking.

This white watch looks like a $5 BLING watch!

It is really tacky.

Yes, my plan is to get the BLACK Titanium. I will keep you posted.

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by Anura Guruge

Today I Give You Flora Rather Than Just Flowers (For No Extra Charge) — July 11, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Yes, it rained during my walk. That was OK. I was dressed for it. So, I got raindrops on leaves as well as flowers. Plus some nice colors. Wanted to share them with YOU. Enjoy. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge