Thursday, May 24, 2018

International Tiara Day May 24, 2018

DIANE'S CORNER ... 
Celebrate Int'l Tiara Day
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You! Yes you go girl! You are a Queen. Or a Princess. Or a Duchess. You are royalty, each and every one of you, and you deserve to feel like it. No matter what walk of life you come from or what your background is, you definitely deserve to feel like a member of full-fledged nobility, at least for one day of the year. International Tiara Day is brought to you to remind you that you don’t need an excuse (though now you have one) to sport a sparkly tiara for the day and go out on the town. This Tiara Day, let your inner princess shine!

History of International Tiara Day

It 2005 a special event was created to coincide with Barbara Bellissimo’s Seasons of Success, and organized an event that would encourage women everywhere (we were going to say ‘allow’ but they don’t need permission) to embrace their inner beauty and wear a tiara. Every women deserves to feel special and adored, and after the success of this event it was decided that it would become an annual event each year. It just so happens to also fall on Queen Victoria’s Birthday!
Women are all too often called vain or self-centered when they take a little time to do the things that make them happy. The whole time they’re being told they have to be perfect, if they strive to achieve it they’re told that they’re fake and need to try to be humble. Tiara Day encourages you to throw all that to the side, charge into the world and be proud of who you are, and wear your Tiara loud and proud!


Word of the Day

shortsighted 


Definition:(adjective) Lacking foresight or scope.
Synonyms:unforesightfulmyopicshort
Usage:The shortsighted board members derided the plan, which would cost the company money at the outset but could set it on track to earn billions in future years.

Idiom of the Day

have (some/any) qualms about (something or someone)

 — To have some or certain hesitations, apprehensions, uneasiness, or pangs of conscience (about something or someone). (Also often used in the negative to mean the opposite.) 

History

"What Hath God Wrought" (1844)

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Samuel F.B. Morse was originally a painter, and a good one. His portraits still rank among the finest produced in the US. However, he is best remembered for having developed the telegraph and the code of dots and dashes that bears his name. In 1844, Morse demonstrated the practicability of his instrument to Congress by transmitting the famous message "What hath God wrought" over a wire from Washington, DC, to Baltimore.

Helen Brooke Taussig (1898)

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Now regarded as the founder of pediatric cardiology, Taussig was an American physician who, among other things, revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of "blue babies," babies whose heart malformations cause low blood oxygen content. She pioneered the use of fluoroscopy to identify defects in the heart and great vessels and devised a surgical treatment with Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas that saved thousands of infants. 

Ganga Dussehra

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According to Hindu mythology, the Ganges River in India originally flowed only in heaven. In the form of a goddess, Ganga, the river was brought down to earth by King Bhagiratha in order to purify the ashes of his ancestors, 60,000 of whom had been burned under a curse from the great sage Kapila. On Ganga Dussehra, the 10th day of the waxing half of the month of Jyestha, Hindus able to reach the Ganges take a dip in the river to purify their sins and remedy their physical ills. Those who live far away from the Ganges immerse themselves in whatever river, pond, or sea they can get to on this day.

Tracking the threat of asteroids and comets


In 1994, astronomers watched in awe as the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into the planet Jupiter, creating massive fireballs exploding with the force of six million megatons of TNT—equivalent to 600 times the world's nuclear arsenal. What would have ...
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Tracking the threat of asteroids and comets
Tracking the threat of asteroids and comets

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1738 - The Methodist Church was established.

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1764 - Bostonian lawyer James Otis denounced "taxation without representation" and called for the colonies to unite in demonstrating their opposition to Britain’s new tax measures. 

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1816 - Emanual Leutze was born in Germany. He was most famous for his paintings "Washington Crossing the Delaware" and "Columbus Before the Queen". 

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1859 - Charles Gounod's "Ave Maria" was performed by Madame Caroline Miolan-Carvalho for the first time in public. 

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1878 - The first American bicycle race was held in Boston.

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1883 - After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to traffic. 

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1930 - Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly from England to Australia. 

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1935 - The Cincinnati Reds played the Philadelphia Phillies in the first major league baseball game at night. The switch for the floodlights was thrown by U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt

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1994 - The four men convicted of bombing the New York's World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison. 

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2001 - Temba Tsheri, 15, became the youngest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. 


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DAILY SQU-EEK




If You Were Born Today, May 24
You are capable of practically anything you set your mind to once you find your calling. You have a commanding manner, and you set clear boundaries. You have strong opinions and love exchanging ideas with others. When your heart is won, you are loving, considerate, and involved. You have a good head for business. Famous people born today: 
Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria1819 Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1837-1901), born in London (d. 1901)
Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan1941 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota
Actor John C. Reilly1965 John C. Reilly, American actor (Chicago, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), born in Chicago, Illinois
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READERS INFO
1.

White Squirrel Festival 2018

May 25-27, 2018 | Brevard, NC

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Held in the charming mountain community of Brevard, North Carolina, White Squirrel Festival features two-and-a-half days of live music, street vendors, merchants, artists, kid’s activities and additional entertainment. Each year, the festival’s lineup spans all genres and satisfies all musical tastes, with both emerging and established talent in Jazz, Funk, Bluegrass, Rock and Roll and more.

further information: 
White Squirrel Festival 2018


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Redneck Revival Motorcycle Rally 2018

May 24-28, 2018 | Conesville, IA 

Conesville Motorcycle Dragway|18745 IA-70 

The Redneck Revival Motorcycle Rally is a NSFW kind of event in Conesville, Iowa—meaning no kids allowed! This old school adult outdoor festival features live music performances, vendor lanes and party buildings, beer and mixed drinks and of course, some of the fastest Harley’s and metric motorcycles in the Midwest. With exotic pole dancing, cage dancers, wet t-shirt contests and topless parties, this fest is not for the faint of heart.

further information: Conesville Redneck Revival Website - Bike Drags Outlaw Country - Rock & Roll Music Biker Family Adult Happning


3.

Kodiak Crab Festival 2018

May 24-28, 2018 | Kodiak, AK 

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The Kodiak Crab Festival in Kodiak, Alaska, has been running for over 50 years on Memorial Day weekend as a five-day celebration of spring that's full of fun and frivolity. Sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, the festival features a variety of attractions throughout the weekend including a parade, an arts and craft market and live music.

further information: Kodiak Crab Festival - Kodiak




Pictures of the day

Adoration of the Magi
Adoration of the Magi is a tondo in tempera on a wood panel, believed to have been painted mostly by Filippo Lippiin the mid-15th century. It depicts the Adoration of the Magi, the Biblical story in which the three Magi present the Christ Child with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and worship him. The painting is now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


FOGGY SMALL TOWN
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This photo was captured at noon, 25.12.2013, from the castle which is located on the edge of the small town and is the perfect viewpoint for the panorama of the almost intact historical town. The fog and mist suffused and gave the town a sense of mystery. Location: Český Krumlov, South Bohemian, Czech Republic


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Crocheted Thread Potholder

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RECIPE
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CROCKPOT RECIPE
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Slow Cooked Teriyaki Waffle Tofu



SWEETS
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applecrumble


ADULT COLORING


whimsy coloring page 64



CRAFTS
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
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PUZZLE
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Racing Car Jigsaw Puzzle



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  • 25 Unexpected, Brilliant Uses For Bubble Wrap

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    1. KEEP YOUR FRIDGE CLEAN (AND EFFICIENT).
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    Tired of tossing bruised fruit, or cleaning out bulky refrigerator drawers? Bubble Wrap can help. Cut pieces to the size of produce drawers, using them as liners to keep drawers clean. The puffy pieces will also protect fruit and vegetables from bruising, and can provide extra insulation to keep contents chilled. If the Bubble Wrap gets dirty, just peel it out and replace it with another layer—no drawer cleaning necessary.

    2. MAINTAIN SHOE AND HANDBAG SHAPES.

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    Purses and shoes often come with foam or paper padding that gets tossed out with the box. But Bubble Wrap can be rolled, stuffed, and molded into almost any form that helps these accessory investments maintain their superb shape. Larger pieces of wrap can be used to help knee-high or riding boots stand tall in the back of your closet, and wrapping bags both inside and out with Bubble Wrap can help them keep their form while protecting them from moisture and dust.

    3. KEEP FROZEN FOODS FROSTY.

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    Simple cloth grocery bags get an easy upgrade with Bubble Wrap, turning them into insulating bags that keep takeout hot or groceries cold. Simply cut the plastic and slip it inside.

    4. UPGRADE YOUR TOILET TANK.

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    Toilet tanks can get pretty sweaty when house temperatures fluctuate, but Bubble Wrap can save the day. Cancel out condensation by adding Bubble Wrap to the inside of the emptied tank and gluing with a silicone sealant. Then, refill the tank for an insulated commode that is no longer mysteriously moist.

    5. SAFEGUARD PLANTS FROM FROST.

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    Anxious gardeners can protect plants from unexpected frosts and harsh weather with spare wrap. Cut and mold Bubble Wrap around taller plants, or blanket groundcover and small seedlings in the plastic to protect against snow, frost, or extreme winds. Bubble Wrap also can be used as a mini greenhouse to keep plants and soil warm until average temperatures increase.

    6. MAKE CAMPING ADVENTURES MORE COMFORTABLE.

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    Make camping more comfortable with Bubble Wrap—just place a larger sheet under your sleeping bag for comfortable insulation that keeps you dry and slightly warmer.

    7. PREVENT DISHWARE SCRATCHES.

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    Nesting pots, pans, and dishware can lead to scrapes and scratches that impact their lifespan and performance. Cut squares of Bubble Wrap to create lightweight pads that sit between each dish, and in less than five minutes, you’ll have a happier kitchen.

    8. BANISH WINDOW DRAFTS.

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    Bubble Wrap makes a great stand-in for plastic window covering kits, and can help save on your home winterizing budget. Cut the air-pocket plastic to the size of the window and adhere with double-sided tape for a quick hack that saves on your heating bill.

    9. PUT A STOP TO BLISTERS.

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    Using wooden or plastic hand tools, such as rakes and brooms, can lead to blisters. To take the pain out of yard work, wrap tool handles with Bubble Wrap and secure with tape or a rubber band for extra cushioning that makes cleaning a bit more comfy.

    10. KEEP PIPES FROM FREEZING

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    Bubble Wrap is good at protecting breakables and not-so-fragile piping from winter cold. Swath large, thicker sheets of the plastic around vulnerable pipes to protect from freezing weather that could lead to a burst.

    11. UPGRADE YOUR WINDOW LINENS.

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    Bubble Wrap’s original purpose was interior decorating, and while that didn’t work out, don’t be discouraged if you like the aesthetic. Bubble Wrap curtains make for lightweight sheers that let in light while insulating windows from outside heat. Plus, the sheer plastic also can be used in place of a shower curtain.

    12. HEAT YOUR GREENHOUSE

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    While Bubble Wrap is a great tool for keeping cold winds out, it can also help to keep warm temps in. Lining greenhouse walls with Bubble Wrap allows incoming light to be trapped and retained, creating a warmer greenhouse for seedlings without the need for expensive plastic construction materials or a supplemental heater.

    13. ADD SOME CHAIR SUPPORT.

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    Need some additional lumbar support for long drives or days at the office? Remove worn-thin padding from cushions and replace with multiple layers of Bubble Wrap for an easy (and cheap) fix that’ll have you sitting on air.

    14. COUNT DOWN THE DAYS.

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    If you’re one of those people who crosses out each passing day on a calendar, consider this use an upgrade. For a little more office fun, turn excess Bubble Wrap into a wall calendar that lets you pop each day gone by—and maybe relieve just a little workplace stress until those vacation days roll around.

    15. PROTECT FURNITURE FROM DUST.

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    Heading out on vacation, or perhaps preparing a retreat to your winter estate? You’ll want to cover furniture to protect it from dust, and you can do it with Bubble Wrap. Simply swap out sheets or large pieces of fabric for the bubbly plastic to wrap and protect upholstery from dust. The Bubble Wrap can be shaken out or hosed off whenever you return, you fancy pants you.

    16. MAKE A TO-DO LIST.

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    Checking a completed item off a to-do list and popping Bubble Wrap are two of life's most satisfying activities. What if you combined them? All you need is a picture frame, dry erase self-adhesive sheets, a hole punch, and, of course Bubble Wrap. You can find instructions here.

    17. CONSTRUCT COMFY PET BEDS.

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    Bubble Wrap can help insulate pet bedding for both indoor and outdoor pets in cooler months, and provide extra comfort year-round. Placing layers of the air-filled plastic underneath bedding (where it’s not easily accessible to dogs and cats with chewing obsessions) can help retain heat while adding some extra padding that your pet pal will thank you for.

    18. CREATE PERFECT CIRCLE STAMPS.

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    Upgrade home linens or painting projects by turning spare Bubble Wrap into a stamp. Wrapping plastic bubbles around a paper towel roll creates a painting rolling pin that’s easy for kids to use. For a more adult approach, apply bubbles facedown onto a thin surface of paint (best created with a brayer or paint roller) before using the stencil on your medium of choice.

    19. CURL YOUR HAIR.

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    Speed up your morning routine with curled hair that’s ready for the day, all thanks to Bubble Wrap. To create these puffy rollers, cut and roll small pieces of Bubble Wrap into tubes, then wind hair around them. Pro tip: Begin setting hair after putting on pajamas since the air-filled plastic will be hard to pull a shirt over.

    20. SCARE OFF GARDEN PESTS.

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    If deer keep invading your garden, it’s time to roll out the wrap. Instead of using deer netting, which is often a hazard for insects and birds, lay Bubble Wrap at garden entry points (stapling it to plywood can prevent flyaway situations). When covered with grass, hay, or leaves, this camouflaged deterrent will spook deer that attempt to cross it.

    21. DECORATE YOUR DESSERT.

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    You don’t have to be an expert cake decorator if you have a roll of Bubble Wrap. Instead of filling messy piping bags (that are a pain to clean), use Bubble Wrap as a stencil to make decorative imprints on a cake or as a mold for chocolate decorations. You can do the same with pies, creating a honeycomb look that works well on chiffon-style or mousse pies.

    22. ADD TO YOUR JEWELRY COLLECTION.

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    Let Bubble Wrap make its way into your jewelry box with a pseudo-shell necklace made from melted plastic. Layers of plastic can be fused together with an iron, then cut into discs that are strung together. This DIY has a finished mother-of-pearl look without the cost, and no one will know it was made from leftovers that came with your mail.

    23. CREATE GARDEN AND HABITAT STRUCTURES.

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    Whether you’re raising radishes or reptiles, Bubble Wrap can be used to create sculpted pieces that add extra oomph to your indoor or outdoor habitat. Since it’s easily moldable, Bubble Wrap can act as a mold for concrete, clay, and other materials that harden into yard art. Plus, the clean-up is easy—just peel the wrap away and toss.

    24. SEND PERSONALIZED MAIL.

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    Picking up padded envelopes at the post office comes with a price, especially for extra large or oddball sizes. Create your own padded mailers using cardstock and spare Bubble Wrap to help save money while adding your own flair to special packages.

    25. SAVE ON DEFROSTING TIME.

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    No one likes scraping a windshield on a cold winter morning. Luckily, Bubble Wrap is the ultimate defrosting tool. Each night, place a sheet of Bubble Wrap on your car’s windshield to collect overnight snow and ice. Then, simply pull or roll away each morning for an instantly clean windshield. This hack is an ode to Bubble Wrap’s ingenuity—saving both your valuable packages and time.