Author Archives: Anura Guruge

About Anura Guruge

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Cleverest Vanity Plate Ever — & It Is A ‘New Hampshire’ Plate.

by Anura Guruge


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It was on a SUV parked at our beach this morning.

I had to take a double take. I first thought it said ‘Venal’ & thought that that was quite ‘ballsy’. Then, I got it right.

WOW. Was I impressed. In ‘New Hampshire’? I am sure that a majority of folks in New Hampshire have NO IDEA what the word means. Many may even claim that they have never heard it (which, however, is unlikely to be true).

WAIT FOR IT.

It was on a white, U.S. GMC mid-size SUV.

Image from GMC Website.

Yes, it was INDEED an ‘Equinox‘.

Get it: Vernal Equinox, i.e., Spring (March) Equinox, ‘vernal‘ the Latin for ‘Spring related‘.

How clever. I was so impressed. I have NOT seen that plate before, BUT the Equinox was on our beach. I had a dog with me & it was past 10am. So, I didn’t dare venture to the beach. Dogs are not allowed after 10am (I think (or maybe it is even earlier)). It could have been somebody visiting a neighbor. I would LOVE to meet the owner. I think it is a Mum. There were only two vehicles parked & I could hear lots of kids on the beach.

My hat off to whoever came up with this. Bravo. Thank YOU. Made my day.


Here is the supreme IRONY. In September 2020, in EXACTLY the same spot as this Equinox was parked I saw this. Now that lacked class.

Today’s Batch Of Flowers — June 8, 2021.

by Anura Guruge



It has been very hot the last 4-days. The heat is taking a toll on some of the flowers. Kind of distressing to see that some have withered & died. But, I think it is going to be cooler & more seasonal as of tomorrow. We could also do with some rain.

Anura’s Picture Of The Day + 6 Others, June 8, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


All taken with my (Jan. 2021) Google Pixel 5.

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The other 6:

Some Of The Flowers That Regaled Me Today — June 7, 2021.

by Anura Guruge



Hottest day this Summer. But, I still plodded along. But, was rewarded with all these glorious displays of flowers. Makes up for the 5-months of snow that I trudge through — quite literally.

90’x15’x6′ Chain Link Enclosure For ‘Rowen’, Our Newfoundland Puppy, Is Complete — & We Are All Happy.

by Anura Guruge


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It worked out well. Solid. Not worried, at all, at all, that Rowen might be able to knock it over or jump over it. In the end it didn’t need as many external reinforcing posts as I had been planning — just 4 sufficed.

For about half its 90′ length it runs alongside our raised deck & I attached cables from each leg of the deck to the fence — above head height. That made a big difference.

Plus, it is strongly anchored to concrete at both ends & as well as to a convenient deck support leg on one side.

We also put a layer of gravel for the ungrassed space under the deck. So, it has all worked out.

It wasn’t hard to do. Teischan (15) & I worked about 1-hour each evening, roughly between 6pm & 7pm. In total, to get it all done, including the gravel it took us about 16-days — but we had gaps while we waited for a corded electric drill & the gravel to be delivered. Also had a couple of days of thunderstorms. We had started in mid-May.

All told, even if I add in all the power tools I ended up getting, it came to about $2,000 in material. Our labor was free. So, it was HALF THE PRICE that we had been quoted & it was ready by the start of June. The folks we got estimates from were talking August or September. Laugh!

Anura’s Picture Of The Day + 6 Others, June 7, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


All taken with my (Jan. 2021) Google Pixel 5.

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I Could Not Stop Tripping Over Flowers Today — June 5, 2021.

by Anura Guruge



It was very hot today, 85F. But, I still did my 2-hour, 4.5-mile walk, though I only took the dogs for very short stints. Too hot for them — but I am OK with the heat. Seeing all these flowers made it rather COOL. Enjoy.

The ‘Hop’, Art Center At ‘Dartmouth College’, Is Getting Quite Provocative & Creative With Its Post-COVID Marketing.

by Anura Guruge



I got this e-mail, with the above image, on Thursday. Hhhmm. I have been, for over 20-years, a regular & enthusiastic patron of the ‘Hop’. I had, however, never seen a show that would have come close to this. They succeeded. They got me to read the e-mail. Smile.

NO. They are not promoting THAT dance show! No, it is NOT even mentioned. So, I have NO clue as to what it is.

The e-mail was just to give me a heads up that LIVE shows are about to begin.

That is cool. I am glad. I am glad for I as well as for all the good folks at the Hop. Great crew.

Just the picture amused I. You know what they say & it is so, so true. ” … sells”!

Anura’s Picture Of The Day + 6 Others, June 6, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


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The other 6:

List Of ALL The Catholic Cardinals That Have Resigned Their Cardinalate Since 1900.

by Anura Guruge



That is IT. I kid you NOT. Just 2 really. The other 2 still got, inexplicably, to keep their title ‘cardinal’. It really is CRAZY.

People just don’t believe this. Hence why I keep on trying to impress this hard fact on folks.

When the media talks about cardinals resigning they are INVARIABLY just referring to their ‘day job’ & NOT of their sacrosanct cardinalate.

Got it? You sure. I hope so.