Saturday, February 14, 2015

(Part 1) ... Celebrate Book Giving Day

(Part 1) ... Celebrate Book Giving Day

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Devoted to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children and providing access to books for children in need, Book Giving Day calls on volunteers to share their favorite book with a young reader. Although the holiday originated in the UK, book lovers around the world now join in the celebrations every year.
Book Giving Day has few organised events. Instead, individual volunteers are encouraged to give a favorite book or books to children. This can take many forms; some people give books as gifts to their own children or to those of friends. Others donate books to children’s libraries, schools or charities. Still others leave books in places where they’ll be found, such as doctors’ waiting rooms or coach stations.
The organizers of Book Giving Day support the holiday by sharing participants’ stories and offering bonuses such as downloadable holiday bookplates to use in gifts.

Gotta do it!

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) Crudely or irregularly fashioned verse, often of a humorous or burlesque nature.
Usage:I want the man I love and honor to be something finer and higher than a perpetrator of jokes and doggerel.

Idiom of the Day

Quick Quiz:

Our friend Jose was one in a million. He was

 a. very rich

 b. very special

 c. very strange

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St. Valentine's Day Massacre

When Jack McGurn, a member of Al Capone's gang, was almost killed by members of rival George "Bugs" Moran's gang, Capone decided to retaliate by luring Bugs and some of his men to a warehouse and killing them. On the day of the massacre, Capone's men thought that the rival crime boss had entered the warehouse and opened fire. They killed seven men but not Bugs—he had grown suspicious and changed his plans.

Douglass Day

Each year on February 14, Frederick Douglass's birthday is commemorated with a ceremony at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, DC. The event features speakers on human rights, recitations of excerpts from Douglass's speeches, music performances, and a wreath-laying ceremony. Activities, including lectures, readings from his works, and film presentations about his life, are also planned in New Bedford, in Rochester, New York, where Douglass's grave is located, and in many other locations throughout the country.

Love Is in the Air

If you've had enough with online dating, try airline dating. Australian airline Jetstar has teamed with a feng shui master to match compatible single passengers. Interested participants simply need to enter their relationship status and birthday online to generate a feng shui report that lists their ideal travel destinations and in-flight seats, as well as their best zodiac matches. Single passengers can also enter a contest to win a trip overseas with a blind date selected based on potential compatibility. The program, called "Love Is in the Zodiac Pair," drew 5,000 applications within hours of launching

1778 - The Stars and Stripes was carried to a foreign port, in France, for the first time. It was aboard the American ship Ranger.

1849 - The first photograph of a U.S. President, while in office, was taken by Matthew Brady in New York City. President James Polk was the subject of the picture. 

1895 - Oscar Wilde's final play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," opened at the St. James' Theatre in London.

1920 - The League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago. The first president of the organization was Maude Wood Park.

1940 - The first porpoise born in captivity arrived at Marineland in Florida.

1954 - The TV show "Letter to Loretta" changed its name to "The Loretta Young Show." The show premiered on September 20, 1953. 

1962 - U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gave a tour of the White House on television. 

1966 - Rick Mount of Lebanon, IN, became the first high school, male athlete to be pictured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated".

1980 - Walter Cronkite announced his retirement from the "CBS Evening News."

1983 - A 6-year-old boy became the first person to receive a heart and liver transplants in the same operation.

2003 - In Madrid, Spain, a ceramic plate with a bullfighting motif painted by Pablo Picasso in 1949 was stolen from an art show. The plate was on sale for $12,400.


If You Were Born Today, February 14

Youthful no matter your age, you are spirited and playful, yet you are no stranger to hard work. Your ideas are unique and well ahead of your time. You are a natural born entrepreneur with seemingly unlimited ideas for not only making money but also for unique products and services. Many of you have a strong interest in history. Given to some worry, this does help you to meet your responsibilities and commitments, but keeping a fresh perspective is something you need to work on in order to avoid pessimism or nervousness.  Famous people born today: Florence Henderson, Jack Benny, Gregory Hines, Meg Tilly.

Picture of a woman and cheetah silhouetted at sunset in Windhoek, Namibia

Sunset Walk

Photograph by Terry Allen, National Geographic 
“I’ve long had a romance with wildlife and admired the work done by Marlice van Vuuren and her husband at the N/a’an ku sê Foundation in Windhoek, Namibia, especially in the area of cheetah conservation,” writes Terry Allen. “Marlice hand-raised an orphan cheetah as part of her conservation efforts and enjoys educating visitors by providing the opportunity to walk with her and her cheetah. At the end of a sunset walk, [they] were interacting at the top of a small rise. I took several shots to get just the right positioning of both heads, conveying the great trust between the two.”

Harry Potter funnies, reading it in the accent kills me every time

recipe (vegan)
salted banana peanut butter ice cream with chocolate caramel sauce – A House in the Hills
salted banana peanut butter ice cream with chocolate caramel sauce Wednesday 02.27.13
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crockpot recipe
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Tofu In Peanut Sauce CrockPot Recipe

Tofu In Peanut Sauce CrockPot Recipe

The good thing about tofu is that it doesn't have any flavor. That means that whatever sauces you like work well with it. I was in the mood for a gingery, spicy, peanut sauce and it tasted wonderful with a bunch of spinach and some baked tofu.

The Ingredients:
serves not too many -- probably a family of 2 to 4 if over rice and vegetables. If you've got hungry people you should double it.

package of extra-firm tofu (16 ounces) 
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce (La Choy is gluten free, as is Tamari wheat-free)
3 tablespoons Margarita Mix (be quiet. we were out of limes. it worked! but you should probably use 2 limes)
1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
2-3 cloves of chopped garlic (we're still out, so I had to use the jarred stuff)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
--whole bag of baby spinach (10 or 12 ounces)

The Directions:

Use a 2-4 quart crockpot for best results. Although I despise pre-cooking things before cooking in the crockpot, tofu is best when lightly browned. I’ve found the best way is to cube it, then toss with a tablespoon or so of cornstarch. Pan-fry on the stove in butter.

Add to crockpot with peanut butter, soy sauce, margarita mix, garlic and pepper flakes. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. 15 minutes before serving, cram an entire bag of baby spinach inside and cover. The spinach will wilt. Serve over basmati rice.

The Verdict:

We all really liked this!


'hello' in Welsh: Bore da 

I blame my friends and  family for my uncleaned house!  :) I actually do know people who have said this. LoL



Heart Shape Handle Design Tea and Coffe Cup with Black and Red color

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