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IF Google Ever Did A Doodle For “National Orgasm Day” …

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by Anura Guruge


Last Google Doodles:
>> National Lasagna Day.
>> Pluto flyby.

**** Check Category ‘Google Doodle’ (sidebar) for other Doodles >>>>


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Click to ENLARGE and ENJOY.


Of course “Google” owns the Trademark, Copyright and whatever for everything and anything to do with Google. Just wanted to make sure that nobody got confused that maybe I owned “Google”. Alas I don’t even own Google stock — my loss.

P.S., In case you are still confused Google did NOT create this rather poor, and kind of unimaginative Google Doodle. That was my pitiful attempt to try and create a Google Doodle.

P.P.S., The ‘Google’ I used came from one that THEY created and have used multiple times.


Cheery, V. Colorful Google Doodle For ‘Special Olympics’ — July 25, 2015.

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by Anura Guruge


Last Google Doodles:gdspecialolympicsT
>> National Lasagna Day.
>> Pluto flyby.

**** Check Category ‘Google Doodle’ (sidebar) for other Doodles >>>>


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Click images to access the Google Doodles.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


Click to ENLARGE and read here.
Use links above to access original.

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2015 “National Lasagna Day” Is July 29 — My Suggestion For Google Doodle.

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by Anura Guruge


Last Google Doodles:
>> Pluto flyby.
>> Godzilla animator …

**** Check Category ‘Google Doodle’ (sidebar) for other Doodles >>>>


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Of course “Google” owns the Trademark, Copyright and whatever for everything and anything to do with Google. Just wanted to make sure that nobody got confused that maybe I owned “Google”. Alas I don’t even own Google stock — my loss.

P.S., In case you are still confused Google did NOT create this rather poor, and kind of unimaginative Google Doodle. That was my pitiful attempt to try and create a Google Doodle.

P.P.S., The ‘Google’ I used came from one that THEY created.


When Did Built In Cup Holders Become Standard On Cars — Particularly British Cars?

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by Anura Guruge


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Click to access “Bon appetit” article.

Related posts:
>> Black XJS.
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Burgundy 202 red Jaguar XJ8.
>> 2015:
Green 1968 MGB breaks hibernation.
>> MGB: Dec. 30, 2014 in 18°F.
>> ‘The B Hive’
for MGB parts.
>>
MGB gets Steve Barlow treatment.

>>Brit Bits” in Rye, N.H.
>> Jaguar Association, Andover, MA.

++++ Search ‘MGB many other posts >>>>


It is funny isn’t it how we take certain things for granted and give no thought to how they came to be. Though I am known to ponder many aspects of life until yesterday I had never given any thought to when I STARTED using built in cup holders.

Today I rarely go anywhere without coffee or tea in an insulated mug — and the normal one I use, which I got from the camping section in a Walmart, is HUGE. But until yesterday I never had given thought to all the thousands of miles I had driven, prior to the mid-1990s, in cars that did not have built-in cup holders.

It all came to a head yesterday afternoon when I took the new 1989 Jag XJS to fill her up (given that with her notoriously thirsty petrol consumption habits I wasn’t sure how far we could really go and gas gauges on all British cars are known to be extremely fickle). Since it was afternoon, it was time for my cups of tea — caffeinated and decaf. So I made myself one and took the precaution of putting it in a small insulated mug, as opposed to my giant mug, because I knew that IF the XJS had cup holders they would be for normal size cups — as is, ironically, the case in the 2002 XJ8. But I had feeling that the XJS might not have cup holders. So I sent Devanee, who was coming with me (since she hates not going in ‘her’ cars), to check. She confirmed my worst fears. No cup holders. No big deal. She already knew the drill. No cup holders — she becomes my automated cup holder. She is getting good at it. She holds it, more or less at the right height, without spilling it and puts it into my hand, with the right orientation, when I reach out. She does have her uses, which is good.

Got me thinking. The thousands and thousands of miles I MUST have driven in cars with no cup holders and NEVER gave it a thought. Scary. 1980 to 1983 I was driving 500 to 2,000 miles a week. As customer support manager for ITT Data Systems UK that was my job. Visiting customers all around the country. I had a company car and unlimited petrol (and for that matter an unlimited expense account). I drove. In the UK it did not make sense to fly (especially if you drove like WE (i.e., the professional company car drivers did)). I must have been in the car for 40 hours a week — EASY. But I am sure, though they were all mid- to top-tier company cars of that era (e.g., 2L Ford Cortinas, Rovers etc.) that they did not have cup holders. It also meant that I did NOT drink coffee, tea or soda while I drove. I AM GLAD ABOUT THAT. Because with all the driving that I did I would have drunk way too much caffeine, sweetener and dairy. So it really was sobering.

I can’t now believe how blasé I am about my coffee or tea while driving. As of yesterday I am never going to take it for granted.


I Did My First ‘Granite State Ambassador’ Shift At The New Hampshire State House Concord This Afternoon. It Was Neat.

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Couple Of Related Posts:
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We visited the NH State House … — Dec. 29, 2012.
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Granite State Ambassador photo montage — Nov. 21, 2012.


When we visited the State House in December I told the excellent Director of the State House Visitor Center, Virginia Drew, that she should get the Granite State Ambassadors (GSAs) to help out. I am delighted that she heeded my advice.

I don’t check my GSA schedule that often. But, on Friday we all got an e-mail from Virginia Drew asking for volunteers to sign up for this week. How could I resist. Today, Monday, was a running day so I signed up for the afternoon shift, noon to 3 pm.

It was real neat. I got to accompany two 4th grade school groups on half each of their tours. With the second group I got to be with them when they met the Governor, Maggie Hassan. That was the first time I have seen the Governor in person. She is impressive. Very good with the kids. I was impressed. I didn’t get to speak to her.

Spent the rest of the shift in the Visitor Center with Debbie Rivers who works for Virginia Drew who showed me some of the stuff I need to come to terms with to do this gig successfully. It was all a lot of fun. A lot to learn but I am looking forward to that. I think our State House is way cool. And everybody is so pleasant and friendly. Just a sheer joy to be there.

This Friday, May 17, 2013, at 10:00 am is the annual ‘New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorialceremony. It is going to be a busy morning. I was asked if I would come and volunteer. I was only going to do 1 shift a week – and even that is a huge improvement on what I have done in a long time – but I could not refuse. So I am doing Friday morning too. Two GSA shifts in a week!

I have to say, this is fun. I signed up to be a GSA for opportunities like this. Stay tuned. I am sure I will have more to say.

I live to learn. I want to learn at least one new thing a day. So, today I learned, from Virginia Drew, who is an oracle of such knowledge, two things. The first was how to read a NH State Representative’s car registration plate. The other was that in bygone days the NH legislatures were even more superstitious than some are today, and as such they eschewed the number ’13’. So there are no seats in the NH House Of Representatives Hall with number ’13’ though there is a ’13’ in the 24-member Senate Chamber.

I always suspected that the numbers, e.g., ‘4-54’ in the image here, in some way reflected seniority. The numbers represent the seat number in the Hall allocated to that member by the Speaker of the House. The 400 seats are divided into 5 sections as shown in the seating diagram below. So the first number of a seat number is the section number, in this case ‘4’. The second number is the seat number within that section. So in this case it is seat 54 in section 4. The speaker gives the best seats to the VIPs.

I found this in the 'New Hampshire Youth Network Advocacy Handbook' at breathenh.org. I couldn't find it on a State Website. Notice the absence of number '13' seats. Click to ENLARGE.

I found this in the ‘New Hampshire Youth Network Advocacy Handbook’ at breathenh.org. I couldn’t find it on a State Website. Notice the absence of number ’13’ seats. Click to ENLARGE.


Same handbook as previous seating chart. Thanks. Click to ENLARGE/

Same handbook as previous seating chart. Thanks. Click to ENLARGE/

“Vote NO On 2” Sign In Front On Alton Central School (ACS)!

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To whoever who had the good sense and humor to put it up, I say: kudos, bravo and thank you.

We drove by this afternoon around 4. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I cracked up. So clever. So cute.

But, I was so bummed. We have at least four (4) working, ‘good’ digital cameras in the house, not to mention two (2) new Google Nexus 7 pads with cameras. Was there even ONE of those in the van. NO. I didn’t have my cell phone — which isn’t news. My cell phone and I are not often together, since I am not a slave to any device. Deanna had her phone but the cameras on both our cell phones are rubbish.

This sign is not going to last long, unless, of course, it was put up by the ACS Administration.

If somebody could get me a picture, so I can post it here, I would be most grateful. I will even give you U.S. $5 for it.

Thanks. Made my day. I laughed. I love pranks like this.