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The Famed Alton (NH) Snow Camel, ‘Roger’, May Already Be History!

by Anura Guruge


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As I told you 3-days ago, Roger’s farm is for sale & I could not see any signs of Roger when I did some scouting from the road. I also recalled that I had not seen him in quite a while.

Then, Deanna managed to dig up the listing. It starts by talking of Roger, vis-à-vis Alton, basically in the past tense — viz., “ONCE …”

Very clear that Roger is no longer at the farm. That is pretty clear.

Not sure what the implications are.

What happened to Roger the Camel?


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The Famous Camel In Alton (NH), ‘Roger’, May Be Moving — Farm For Sale.

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Drove by the farm, which is on Route 28, this morning & was very surprised to see the ‘For Sale‘ signs.

Haven’t been by there in over a week. So, not sure when the signs went up. Wow.

No idea why it would be for sale. The ‘young’ couple that owned it seems to have made a real go of it.

I got out to take pictures & maybe see ‘Roger‘. Didn’t see him or the bison. Just a few sheep.

Hhmmmm.

Can’t remember exactly when I last saw ‘Roger’. It was a few months ago. I had forgotten the bison!

Yikes. Is ‘Roger’ still there? We might have to make a movie: “Who Uprooted Roger Camel“.


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Did YOU Get Tickets For Christmas ‘Revels 2019’ (Cambridge) — I Did, Front Row And All (As Ever).

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Click image to buy tickets. Tickets still available. Mind you, NOT as good as mine! SMILE.


I had tickets, bought & PAID, 4-minutes
after they went on sale!

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Buying tickets for Christmas Revels the DAY they go on sale to the public has been a cherished, yearly ritual for at least the last 8-years. It used to be for ‘Revels North‘ (at Dartmouth) and it had to be the front row.

The last few years we have been going to the ‘mothership’, the original Revels in Cambridge, Mass at the incomparably beautiful Sanders Theatre. We like the center balcony seats. At first I only managed to get the 2nd row — which wasn’t bad. But, I wanted to very front row. Last year I succeeded! I had my finger on the button at 12:00 so I can get in. Obviously MEMBERS had been able to buy tickets for a ‘month’ prior to I so quite few seats were gone.

This year was going to be difficult. We were in Maine for a wedding. We would have been checked out of the hotel by noon, so it was IMPERATIVE that we were somewhere with reliable Wi-Fi well ahead of noon. We went to my sister-in-law’s place. I had all the credentials (URL, passwords, seat numbers) in TRIPLICATE — on paper & electronically. I do not take chances. Worked out. SMILE. More seats had been booked by members this year than last. But, I still snagged 5 front row seats. They are good. We are happy. We already know who is seated where!

I am happy. See you there. Cheers.


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Did YOU Get Tickets For Christmas ‘Revels 2018’ (Cambridge) — I Did.

by Anura Guruge


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I had tickets, bought & PAID, 3-minutes
after they went on sale!

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Buying tickets for Christmas Revels the DAY they go on sale to the public has been a cherished, yearly ritual for at least the last 7-years. It used to be for ‘Revels North‘ (at Dartmouth) and it had to be the front row.

The last few years we have been going to the ‘mothership’, the original Revels in Cambridge, Mass at the incomparably beautiful Sanders Theatre. We like the center balcony seats. The last few years I have only managed to get the 2nd row — which isn’t bad. But, I wanted to try for the very front row.

The tickets went on sale, to the general public, at 12:00pm today, Saturday, October 20, 2018. It was on my online calendar for the last 2-days.

I made sure that I completed my 3.5-mile run early just to be on time. I was at my computer, ready to go, at 11:40am. By 11:55am, I was logged on — credit card in hand.

Right at noon, as soon as the ‘BUY’ button appeared I was on it. It took a few seconds for it to respond. No messing around. I knew exactly what 4 seats I wanted. Went straight for them — like a laser. Snagged them. No messing around. Paid for them.

All done in 3-minutes. I am sure I was one of the first to buy tickets. I am happy. See you there. Cheers.


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1994 Jaguar XJS Coupe In (Fire Engine) Red For Sale In New Durham, New Hampshire.

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I have not seen (as yet) but I am told that it is in great shape. Low milage at 45K and 5 years younger than my XJS.

If you are in the market for a Jag this is definitely worth checking. OK?

 


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I Put My Fuji X-E2s Up For Sale On Craigslist (For $700) — GREAT DEAL!

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Yes, it is true. I am getting rid of my Fuji X-E2s.

Spelled out my plans in this post yesterday.

I am, as planned, going with Nikon.

There are NOT enough good lenses for Fuji X-mount.

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Some pictures taken with this X-E2s in the last few days.


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Jaguar XJ8, 2001, 59K For Sale In “Melvin Village”, N.H. For $7,500 — A Good Deal!

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Taken with a Fujifilm X-E2s.

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Saw it on the way to “Castle in the Clouds” this morning, to go horseback riding with “Riding in the Clouds“.

I stopped on the way back. It could be the TWIN of the XJ8 I own.

Mine is a 2002 and now has 63K on the clock. It had $57K when I bought it, in Pennsylvania, last May.

Asking $7,500. I would suspect you could get it for $7,000. Not a bad price. I am, however, NOT tempted. I can afford it … SMILE.

But not sure I want two identical XJ8s right now. One would have to be in storage and that is waste.

They had run out of business cards. So the KINDLY Mr. Sargent, who runs the place, turned around and said “take a picture of my back”. I did.

So call … and ask for Mr. Sargent and say that the “Brown Guy” sent you. SMILE.

I can’t tell you how good it feels to own and drive a XJ8 like that. Not as good as sex but it sure comes close. SMILE.


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Vintage Metal Bookcase File Boxes, Made by ‘Capitol’ In The 1930s — For Sale.

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I Sold My Sony RX100 MkII On eBay For A Decent Price.

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I listed it as a 5-day auction, finishing around 2:30pm on Thursday, February 4, 2016 — Sri Lanka Independence Day.

I offered it to you folks for $320. I listed it on eBay with a start price of $305 & $14.75 for shipping (and shipping with $300 insurance came to $16.60).

Some 120 odd people (and some were very odd indeed) looked at it (per eBay statistics) and by Thursday morning 11 were watching it. But no bids. Then the first bid came in from a first time eBay buyer — with ‘0’ feedback. That scared me. Didn’t like the idea of shipping a $350 camera to a person unknown to eBay. I was even thinking of refusing to ship if that person won. Well all the action was in the last few minutes! I guess this was always the case with eBay. The new buyer tried valiantly but was beaten out much to my relief.

The lady who bought it, from California, paid at once. That is always encouraging. I did the shipping label through PayPal. PayPal likes it — and I am an eBay & PayPal shareholder. So I have to support these companies. I am happy. I would rather have sold it locally. Something else that was nice and PayPal told me this. Camera in its box fits in, with tons of space to spare, in a USPS 2-day, Flat-Rate Medium Size box — and the weight limit is 70 pounds. The camera and the book was less than 2 pounds. So this was easy. I am even sending her the printed manuals though I did not include them in the eBay listing. Might as well.

Now come the ‘fun’ part. Looking for a NEW camera. My 5th in since September 2015! I told you. This is why I avoided cameras for 30 years. I like them too much. REALLY going to try to standardize on Fuji. Fuji and I are very compatible — emphasis on still photography rather than video and LOTS of control wheels/buttons. Stay tuned. 


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Buydig.com (My Preferred Camera Store) NO LONGER Selling ‘New’ Fuji Cameras!

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As I have made very plain I see Fuji figuring prominently in my photographic future. Sometime this year a Fuji X-T1 (if a X-T2 has not been announced) will replace my much liked Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 as my main camera. Now that I am actively trying to part with my 3-month old backup camera, the Sony RX100 Mk II I have also been looking at a smaller Fuji as a backup, possibly in the X-E2(S) range. [More this week on the stupidity in the pricing of the X-E2s (the newer camera available in Feb. 2016) and the OLD X-E2, where the new camera is cheaper than the old.]

Since I, for the last 6 months, have tended to buy electronics from BuyDig.com rather than Amazon (though I am an Amazon shareholder and have Amazon Prime), I went over to BuyDig to check prices. I first thought I was missing something. It kept on saying they only had 4 Fuji cameras — those shown above. No X-T1, No X-Pro2, No X-E2 etc.

So I called and got my friend, chief salesman, cousin of the owner and entertainer-in-charge — the aptly named Ray Messiah. It is always fun to talk to THE MESSIAH. He confirmed that they don’t sell many Fujis and that he is not surprised that they don’t list any of the new Fujis. SHAME.

Of course I can get Fujis from Amazon or for that matter Cameta Cameras (who are also immaculate thought they do not, as far as I know, have their own Messiah).

Just wanted to share this. Not good when one of the leading digital online retailers (and that is what the ‘Dig’ indicates — digital) stop selling Fuji.


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