Friday, September 18, 2015

Respect Day SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Respect Day

Taking part each September, Respect Day has been created to encourage people to focus more on ways in which they can be respectful to others.
For many the day involves being more attentive to loved ones, but it can really be used as a catalyst for treating any people with a more polite approach.
There are no rules surrounding ways in which you could celebrate this year, it’s really down to you. You could take your wife or husband out for a romantic meal, you could visit an elderly relative or you could endeavor to be more encouraging to others.
Of course, respect isn’t something that should only be given once a year and hopefully the day will inspire people to think more about how they treat others all year around.
Because of Respect Day’s broad nature, news coverage is likely to be limited so it is advisable to just mark the date in your diary and try your best.



Word of the Day

perusal 


Definition:(noun) Reading carefully with intent to remember.
Synonyms:poring overstudying
Usage:Many biographies have been written about her, but a perusal of her personal diaries is still the best way to learn about her life.

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History

George Washington Lays Cornerstone of US Capitol (1793)


The US Capitol is the seat of the legislative branch of government in Washington, DC. The city's dominating monument, it was built on an elevated site chosen by George Washington in consultation with architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant. The building was begun in 1793, after the president set the cornerstone during a groundbreaking ceremony that included Masonic rites. As it stands now, the building is the result of the work of several architects.

Greta Garbo (1905)


Born in Sweden, Garbo appeared in publicity films for the store where she worked as a young woman. She later studied at the prestigious Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, where she was discovered by film director Mauritz Stiller. She appeared in her first film in 1924, and her beauty and enigmatic personality made her a star. She made only a handful of films and retired abruptly in 1941 at the age of 36, later living in legendary seclusion.

In the News

Caffeine at Night May Disrupt the Body's Internal Clock


A small and preliminary study suggests that caffeine does more than serve as an eye-opener: When consumed a few hours before bed, the most widely consumed psychoactive drug in the world seems to disrupt the body's internal clock
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1709 - The creator of the first dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson, was born in England.

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1769 - It was reported, by the Boston Gazette, that the first piano had been built in North America. The instrument was named the spinet and was made by John Harris

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1830 - The "Tom Thumb", the first locomotive built in America, raced a horse on a nine-mile course. The horse won when the locomotive had some mechanical difficulties.

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1837 - Tiffany & Co. was founded in New York City.

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1851 - The first issue of "The New York Times" was published.



1895 - Daniel David Palmer gave the first chiropractic adjustment. 

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1955 - The "Ed Sullivan Show" began on CBS-TV. The show had been "The Toast of the Town" since 1948.

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1963 - "The Patty Duke Show" premiered on ABC-TV. 

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2003 - Robert Duvall received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 



DAILY SQU-EEK

If You Were Born Today, September 18

You are someone who can be "hard to know" because of your fluctuations between sociability and independence--you're friendly when others have you, and aloof or unavailable at other times. You need time to yourself to refuel. You're highly intuitive, helpful, and a natural teacher. While worry and self-doubt can be issues in youth, you get better with age! You are at once peace-loving and hard-working. You appreciate the comforts of home and family, but you are also enthusiastic about your work. You cling to your lifestyle and don't make sweeping changes easily. An overall feeling of stability is important to you. You may be drawn to partners who are emotional and a tad dramatic. Famous people born today: Lance Armstrong, Greta Garbo, Frankie Avalon, James Gandolfini, Robert Blake, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Marsden.



Picture of the day
Federal Reserve Bank Note
A 1929 Federal Reserve Bank Note in the denomination of $20. These notes differ from Federal Reserve Notes in that they are backed by one of the twelve Federal Reserve Banks, rather than by all collectively. The 1929 issue, also known as small size notes, was an emergency issue prompted by the public hoarding of cash during the Great Depression.
This note, depicting Andrew Jackson on the obverse, was released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Picture of a tree in the Namib desert

A Slight Trick of the Eye

Photograph by Stas Bartnikas, National Geographic 
“Truly, nature is the best painter,” says Stas Bartnikas. Bartnikas had flown over the Namib Desert during sunrise and sunset and noticed that the color of the dunes heavily depended on the angle of the sunlight and the point of view, with colors changing and unusual pictures and patterns emerging. As it turned out, he writes, the effect can also be observed from the ground. He took this photo while riding through Namib-Naukluft National Park one morning. “The dune behind the tree looked very unreal,” he writes, “like clouds or something else, because of [the] special angle of the sunlight.” He had only five minutes to photograph—after that, the effect disappeared.



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RECIPES


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CROCKPOT RECIPE
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JalapeƱo Pot Roast CrockPot Recipe

This is a set it and forget it recipe. I came up with this recipe while I was holding a package of frozen chuck meat and was looking through the fridge and pantry. I've never made this before, but I will again. It was easy and quite flavorful.
6 adults ate this last night for Sunday dinner---while the 2 kids ate buttered pasta.

The Ingredients.

--3 lb chuck roast (frozen solid is fine)
--can of cream of soup 
--2-4 T of sliced jalapeno peppers (a can or two of green chilies would work. We had the jalapenos on hand) 
--can of black beans, drained and rinsed
--1 yellow onion, sliced in rings
--1-2 cups plain non fat yogurt (to add at the end of cooking--you can use sour cream, too)

The Directions.

Dump everything into the crockpot. I used frozen homemade cream of mushroom soup---it took about 40 minutes for it to melt all the way and coat the meat.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

After cooking, remove meat with tongs, and stir in the yogurt or sour cream.

It's up to you how spicy you'd like this meal to be. I used 4 T (1/4 cup) of the sliced jalapenos, and then used 2 cups of plain yogurt to mellow the flavor. I liked it like that, and so did my family. There was definitely a kick, but it wasn't too crazy. 

If you're worried about the heat, stick with 2 T of the sliced jalapenos, and then slowly add the yogurt at the end to taste.

The Verdict.

I really liked this, and so did Adam, my parents, my brother, and his wife. I rinsed the meat off and offered it to the kids, but they didn't give it a try. When the cold yogurt (or sour cream) hits the hot liquid, it will separate a bit and create white chunks. Don't be alarmed---they will dissipate after heating fully and with some quick stirring.


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CRAFTS


Memories ..make them the best you possibly can .. Make them with a smile and a laugh !!! Wa-hooooo !


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QUOTE
We do not remember days, we remember moments. - Cesare Pavese









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Diaethria clymena marchalii


"Welcome" in Basque (Spain, France) - Ongi etorri







CLEVER

How to clean your microwave without chemicals

the seaman mom

You will need:

  • 2-3 citrus fruit: lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit (I used 2 lemons and 1 grapefruit)
  • 1 cup vinegar (I used apple cider but any works)
  • plain water to cover the citrus fruit
  • 1 large microwave safe bowl

Directions:

  • Slice the citrus fruit.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl place the citrus and vinegar.
  • Cover the fruit with water
  • Turn the microwave on high for several minutes or until the solution boils and the window is steamy (Experiment for the first time. I had to keep mine going for 20 minutes; I set it for 30 minutes first and stopped it when I’ve noticed the boiling).
  • Do not open the door but let it sit to cool for 15 minutes before opening the door.
  • Remove the bowl and wipe out the inside; it will clean very easily.
  • Clean the rubber gasket around the door too.
  • If the window is still greasy, apply some of the citrus/vinegar/water mixture from the bowl, leave it to work for a few minutes then wipe clean.
  • If your microwave is super dirty and this method doesn’t clean it completely, clean again with a paste made of baking soda and water (you shouldn’t need this step though).
Fortunately, microwaves aren’t hard to clean if you know how. And now you know how to clean your microwave without chemicals and with minimal effort. I hope this helps keep your microwave clean and your mind sane. 

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EYE OPENER

Rarely Seen ‘Enchanted’ Moments 

of World History


Manchester policemen, 1850
Manchester policemen, 1850
 
Queen Victoria with her children, 1852. She scratched off her own face personally, as she didn't like it.
Queen Victoria with her children, 1852. She scratched her own face off personally, as she wasn’t satisfied with the picture.
 
1862. Neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrocuting a man's face in order to study facial muscles. France. [1862]bb
Neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne electrocuting a man’s face to study his facial muscles. France, 1862
 
1896. Maratoni futok az elso ujkori oimpian Athenban.
Marathon runners at the first modern age Olympics in Athens, 1896
 
Korean nobleman and his carriers, cca. 1900
Korean nobleman and his carriers, cca. 1900
 
Japanese mobile vendor selling baskets and brooms, 1901
Japanese mobile vendor selling baskets and brooms, 1901
 
1916. Two German soldiers and their mule wearing gas masks in WWI, 1916
Two German soldiers and their mule wearing gas masks in WWI, 1916
 
1918. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. holding up Charlie Chaplin in front of a huge crowd to promote Liberty Bonds. Wall Street, New York. [1918]
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. holding up Charlie Chaplin in front of a huge crowd to promote Liberty Bonds. Wall Street, New York, 1918
 
1924. A game of human chess with actual soldiers. St. Petersburg, Russia. [1924]
A game of human chess with real soldiers. St. Petersburg, Russia,1924
 
1925. Two ladies improve their aim by taking golf lessons from a 'robot' trainer. [1925]
Two ladies improve their aim by taking golf lessons from a ‘robot’ trainer, 1925
 
Gay club in Berlin, 1930
Gay club in Berlin, 1930
 
1931. Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett signing a baseball for Sonny Capone, the son of Al Capone. [1931]
Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett signing a baseball for Sonny Capone, the son of Al Capone, 1931
 
 
DKW advertisement, 1935
DKW advertisement, 1935
 
SS troops take a rest during the Berlin Olympics, 1936
SS troops take a rest during the Berlin Olympics, 1936
 
1937. The 'walking machine' at the National Bureau of Standards, for testing wear on shoes. [1937]
The ‘walking machine’ at the National Bureau of Standards, for testing wear on shoes, 1937
 
1940. Gazhajtasu taxik Londonban. A tetore helyezett zsakokban levo gazzal kb. 20-30 merfoldet tudtak megtenni. Raadaskent egy emeletes villamos.
Gas-driven taxis in a street in Birmingham, 1940.
 
1940-es evek. Elefantokkal rakodnak be egy C-46-os teherszallitoba, valahol Delkelet-azsiaban.
A C-46 cargo plane is loaded by elephants somewhere in South-East Asia, 1940’s
 
1941. A German soldier is eyed suspiciously by a young french girl (1941)
A German soldier is eyed suspiciously by a young french girl, 1941
 
Heinrich Himmler listens to a Norwegian musician in his home, Norway 1941
Heinrich Himmler listens to a Norwegian musician in his home, Norway, 1941
 
Bucharest, Romania, 1942
Bucharest, Romania, 1942
 
A Victory Garden in a Bomb Crater, London, 1943
A Victory Garden in a Bomb Crater, London, 1943
 
November 1944: U.S. landing ship tanks are seen from above as they pour military equipment onto the shores of Leyte island, to support invading forces in the Philippines. (AP Photo)
U.S. landing ship tanks are seen from above as they pour military equipment onto the shores of Leyte island, to support invading forces in the Philippines, 1944 (AP Photo)
 
1944-45. J.D Salinger working on 'Catcher in the Rye' during the Allied invasion of France. When he landed on the beaches of Normandy, he carried 6 chapters of the book in his pack. [c. 1944 - 45]
J.D Salinger working on ‘Catcher in the Rye’ during the Allied invasion of France. When he landed on the beaches of Normandy, he carried 6 chapters of the book in his pack, c. 1944 – 45
 
1945. Gas mask being fitted to a mule by a Sikh soldier of the British Indian Army. [c. 1939 - 1945]
Gas mask being fitted to a mule by a Sikh soldier of the British Indian Army, c. 1939 – 1945
 
1945. German soldiers watching footage of concentration camps in 1945.
German soldiers watching footage of concentration camps, 1945
 
1945. The only picture ever taken of the Colditz cock, a glider made of bed-sheets, floorboards and other material. It was built by British prisoners of war to try and escape the maximum security prison. 1945
The only picture ever taken of the Colditz cock, a glider made of bed-sheets, floorboards and other material. It was built by British prisoners of war to try and escape the maximum security prison. 1945
 
1959. A dove landing on Fidel Castro's shoulder during an important speech. This landing has been the subject of much speculation, controversy, and worship. [January 8, 1959]
A dove landing on Fidel Castro’s shoulder during an important speech. This landing has been the subject of much speculation, controversy, and worship. January 8, 1959
 
Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father and the only surviving member of the Frank family, revisiting the attic they spent the war in, 1960
Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father and the only surviving member of the Frank family, revisiting the attic they spent the war in, 1960
 
1963. A hotline for getting directions before satnav. [1963]
A hotline for getting directions before satnav, 1963
 
A British Army Ammunition Technical Officer approaches a suspect device in Northern Ireland, 1970
A British Army Ammunition Technical Officer approaches a suspect device in Northern Ireland, 1970
 
1983. Alice Cooper with Salvador Dali
Alice Cooper with Salvador Dali, 1983
 
Muammar Gaddafi meets Bulgarian communist leader Todor Zhivkov in Libyan desert, 1984
Muammar Gaddafi meets Bulgarian communist leader Todor Zhivkov in Libyan desert, 1984
 
Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at the White House, 1985
Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at the White House, 1985
 
1987. Manute Bol and Muggsy Bogues, the tallest and shortest NBA players (both played in Baltimore Bullets)
Manute Bol and Muggsy Bogues, the tallest and shortest NBA players (both in Baltimore Bullets), 1987
 
Man trying to open the door of his cell in Kigali during the genocide in Rwanda, 1994
Man trying to open the door of his cell in Kigali during the genocide in Rwanda, 1994
 
2011. junius. Az Endeavour utolso repulese, eppen a Golden Gate felett.
The last flight of Endeavor near Golden Gate Bridge, June 2011





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1 comment:

  1. No wonder I'm tired...growing all that hair! Great WWII photos.

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