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Maine Restaurants/Bars Still Open For St. Patrick’s Day Partying — COVID-19 Be Damned.

by Anura Guruge



OPEN — for now.
I just called (11:30am).

“Warren’s Lobster House”, Kittery, Maine — OPEN.

 


I just checked. I just called.

Occurred to me last night that I had heard NOTHING about restaurant/bar closures in Maine.

Yes, we are closed — and I knew that was coming.

Massachusetts, of course, was one of the firsts to close …

Maine is really just across the border from MA — just a quick 12-minutes drive through NH.

Kittery & York, on the border, has some great places to eat and be merry.

So, let the partying begin.

I might have to go to Maine just to show my support and solidarity.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.


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by Anura Guruge

1st New Hampshire Coronavirus Patient, Medical Professional No Less, Who Did NOT Self-Isolate Should Be CHARGED & Fired.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & read here. This was from: wokq.com. Google for more.


Yes, we know that it is a male, he works at ‘Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center‘ (DHMC) in Hanover, he caught it in Italy and that he was instructed by the hospital to self-isolate.

He was told to self-isolate on Friday.

But, that evening he attended a private, invitation-only function attended by STUDENTS. He knew that!

That is criminal.

He can’t claim that he was ‘unaware’ since he works for Dartmouth — though Dartmouth is not immune from hiring idiots.

If anybody dies, after catching the virus from him, he should be charged with MANSLAUGHTER. Simple as that, because that is what it is.

That DHMC has not fired him as yet is also inexcusable.

They claim that he did NOT come into contact with any patients. I don’t really believe them. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

Trump Intends To Outdo The Vatican This Christmas With BIGGEST EVER Nativity Scene & Tree.

by Anura Guruge


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Some of the DETAILS.

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Trump wants 2019 — ahead of the 2020 presidential elections — to be remembered as a year of CELEBRATIONS. The mighty preparations for the HUGE parade and party, in D.C., for the 4th of July, is already well under way. May World leaders, including Russia’s Putin, have already been invited.

Now, Trump wants to finish off the year with an over-the-top Christmas extravaganza. One that will be talked about for CENTURIES to come. He wants it to be the BIGGEST and BOLDEST ever. Even bigger than the first one. Cost is not going to be an issue. No, the poor taxpayers are NOT going to be paying. It is going to be easily, but lavishly, funded by Trump’s many rich friends and followers.

This will be quite the thing. D.C. will be mobbed.


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by Anura Guruge

National Park Service Urging Acadia Visitors To “Make Their Own Party” To Mark Today’s Centennial.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the “Eagle Tribune” original.

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From “Eagle Tribune”. Use above link to access original. Click image to ENLARGE and get just the gist here.


July 8 2016 centennial no party

I had already given you the HEADS UP six weeks ago. Click image to access original post.


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Do NOT Get A Home Inflate Helium Latex Balloon Kit Without ‘Hi-Float’ Balloon Treatment.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. Kits do NOT include ‘Hi-Float’. Repeat. Do NOT include ‘Hi-Float’. Buy it separately. Otherwise a total waste of money and PRECIOUS Helium.


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A ‘High-Float’ product page from Amazon. About the BEST price and it is Prime. Click to access.



Teischan had a Pre-Birthday party and sleepover Friday/Saturday — her birthday being this coming week. She wanted lots of balloons and so Deanna bought one of those Home Inflate kits, at Walmart, when she went shopping for the party supplies. We had bought one quite a few years ago and it had been quite a hit. At around $40 Deanna figured that it was a bargain given the 50 balloons included — at 80 cents a balloon.

These balloons, as it CLEARLY states on the box, lasted around 8 hours.

They pathetically deflated after that. And it says that on the box. Very clearly and both Teischan and Deanna had seen it.

This confused and UPSET me. I had discovered to my horror, 4 years ago, that the World was running out of Helium!

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My 2012 post on this blog. Click to read.


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An article from 2015 I just found. Click image to access.


So it bad enough that we are using precious Helium for party tricks BUT WORSE that we lose that Helium within 1/3 of a day!

I knew something was not right. Latex balloons you buy at supermarkets etc. last 3 to 4 days, if not longer (and yes, Mylar balloons lasts even longer).

So, as ever, I Googled.

That is when I discovered ‘Hi-Float‘. Now it ALL makes sense. The latex balloons have to be sealed.

Got it? Just trying to make sure that we all get more for our money and the best out of the Helium we have. (Yes, I know it is the 2nd most abundant element in the Universe BUT we haven’t yet figured out how to extract Helium from outer space).


by Anura Guruge


I Get A Refurbished PowerShot G1 X, From Canon, For $269.

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by Anura Guruge


No flash, HDR-mode with Lumix FZ1000.

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Canon G3X: 80% my next camera.
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review
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Sony RX10 II vs
Canon PowerShot G3X.

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Click to ENLARGE. From the ever excellent ‘dpreview.com’ at: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canong1x/2


I have been hankering for a ‘powerful’ compact to augment my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. [Check out my FZ1000 blog for new pictures.] I want a small camera that I will carry around as much as possible — possibly even on my run.

That is why I was considering the new, quite impressive Canon G5 X.

But since I bought, last August, a refurbished Canon Rebel T3i, from Canon, they send me quite a few offers a week hoping to tempt me into buying another Canon from them. I got such an e-mail today. I knew that there would be no discounts on the G5 X. But I was curious what they had. It was a 3-page e-mail. Then I saw this $269 offer on page 3.

Of course it is NOT perfect. But neither was the FZ1000. All cameras are a compromise. But for $269 I can AFFORD to compromise quite a bit. What swung the deal is that it has a BIG sensor, even slightly bigger than 1″. So for $269 I am willing to give it a try. The cheapest I can find on Amazon is $358 — for used. Refurbished from Canon, I think, is a better deal.

I will keep you posted. So now I will have the challenge of trying to master two new cameras in tandem.

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With the Lumix FZ1000 last night — at first Halloween party of 2015. See yesterday’s post.


Halloween 2015 In Alton (N.H.) — The First Party, October 17.

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All pictures taken with a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.







Well the kids love it and this, in Alton Bay, was quite the party for the kids. They go all out. Teischan was lucky that she got to go — albeit this is her best friend going back to pre-school. We still haven’t got around to making her costume for this year. So she gladly wore last year’s — and she WON the ‘best costume’ award. She was chuffed. Well, here is to Halloween 2015.



Fremont, Seattle, Washington State, Summer Solstice Cyclists Strut Their Stuff With Panache, Festival In Full Swing.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Anura Guruge


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>> Winter Solstice — Dec. 20, 2012.

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Click to access their official Website.

Click to access their official Website.


Main 2014 Summer Solstice post.

Auxiliary 2014 Summer Solstice post. 

Do a search on ‘solstice’ from the
SEARCH BAR top right →↑ for other posts.

There are plenty of pictures and diagrams.


To access the official Fremont Solstice Fair Website

To access the official Fremont Solstice Fair Website


Summer Solstice 2014: British Pathé Footage Of Druid Ceremony At Stonehenge In 1948.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Anura Guruge


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>> Winter Solstice — Dec. 20, 2012.

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Main 2014 Summer Solstice post.

Auxiliary 2014 Summer Solstice post. 

Do a search on ‘solstice’ from the
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There are plenty of pictures and diagrams.


Click to access.

Click to access.


Summer Solstice 2014 Is Tomorrow, June 21 @ 6:51am U.S. Eastern. Winter Is On The Way. Days Getting SHORTER!

Fremont (Seattle, Washington) Solstice Parade. Click for more information and pictures.

Fremont (Seattle, Washington) Solstice Parade. Click for more information and pictures.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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by
Anura Guruge


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>>June 20, 2013.

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>> Winter Solstice — Dec. 20, 2012.

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Main 2014 Summer Solstice post.

Folks, there are 2015 Summer Solstice posts too: here, here, here & here

Do a search on ‘solstice’ from the
SEARCH BAR top right →↑ for other posts.

There are plenty of pictures and diagrams.


I, as a lifelong, very devout Sun Worshipper
(as amply attested by my year round tan
though modern spray products help me out a lot these days)
I am really a Winter Solstice person
as opposed to a Summer Solstice fan.

The Summer Solstice makes me SAD.

Days start getting shorter.

Reminds me that Winter is on the way.


Stonehenge, the spiritual HQ for all solstices, taken in 1877 -- from Wikipedia.

Stonehenge, the spiritual HQ for all solstices, taken in 1877 — from Wikipedia.

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More from the Fremont Solstice Parade — from Wikipedia. Click to access.

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$67 canvas by Ernestine Grindal at ‘pixels.com’. Click to access.

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More from Fremont. Us devout Sun Worshippers approve and APPLAUD this type of reverence to the mighty Sun. If you are going to worship something it might as well be something that you can see, feel, appreciate and delight in its power. Click for more on Fremont festival and parade.

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Solstice painting for a Summer fundraiser by the ‘Friends of Wehr’ in Wisconsin. Click to access.