Monday, September 19, 2016

Talk Like a Pirate Day September 19, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day

“Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho,
It’s “Talk Like A Pirate” Day!
When laptops are benches God gave us for wenches,
And a sail ain’t a low price to pay!” 

– Talk Like A Pirate Day – Tom Smith
Yar harrr! Ahoy there ye lily livered blaggards! It be Talk Like A Pirate Day, and that means it’s time for pillaging and imbibing of rum! Pirates have been all the rage in recent years, and out of that rage came an insane and completely piratical idea. There should be a day dedicated to keeping the piratical language alive, and more importantly the piratical tradition.
It was June 6, 1995, and there was a group of men playing racquetball, and throughout they were shouting encouragement to each other. On this particular day, for reasons unbeknownst to them, they started shouting piratical slang at each other. From there it just kind of took on a life of its own, and they realized by the end of the game that it was necessary that they establish a holiday to celebrate that encouraged the use of such a fine vernacular. 
For the next seven years they honored this holiday, in relative obscurity, until they happened upon the email address of one Dave Barry, a syndicated columnist and author of a great number of books. He also happened to be hilarious, like any good pirate should be. From there it’s all history, Dave Barry promoted the holiday, and it’s been one amazing year after another as people all over the country celebrate this auspicious holiday.
Well mate, celebrating talk like a pirate day be as easy as a day in the tropic, you simply need to turn up your piratical vernacular, pour a few fruity drinks with umbrellas in them, and gather with friends to celebrate the day in your piratey best! There are songs to be song and wenches to be clenched, and who can resist a backyard barbecue with grilled pineapple, salmon made by wokkin’ the plank, and a perhaps inappropriately large amount of pure sugar cane rum? Talk Like A Pirate Day is comin’, are you ready to pirate it up? We know that we’re going to!

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Word of the Day

bedeck 


Definition:(verb) To adorn or ornament in a showy fashion.
Synonyms:bedightdeck
Usage:It was at the dawn of day in the merry Maytime, when hedgerows are green and flowers bedeck the meadows.


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Idiom of the Day

be on (one's) conscience

 — To be a persistent cause or source of guilt, such as an act of wrongdoing.


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History

"Mama" Cass Elliot (1941)

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Elliot was an American singer and member of the vocal group The Mamas & the Papas. After the group broke up, she had a successful solo career, releasing several studio albums. In 1974, after a series of performances at the London Palladium, Elliot was found dead in an apartment loaned to her by singer Harry Nilsson—the same apartment where drummer Keith Moon died four years later. 

Keiro-no-Hi

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Keiro-no-Hi is a national holiday in Japan set aside as a day to honor the elderly. At community centers, entertainments are held and the guests are given small keepsakes and gifts of food—for example, rice cakes dyed red and white, the traditional Japanese colors of happiness.

Scientists Decipher Color of 'Super Cute' Bristly Dinosaur

Scientists guided by small structures preserved in fossilized skin have deciphered the color and camouflage pattern of a little dinosaur with a parrot-like beak and bristles on its tail that roamed thick forests in China about 120 million years


Scientists decipher color of 'super cute' bristly dinosaur

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1819 - John Keats wrote "Ode to Autumn." 

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1876 - Melville R. Bissell patented the carpet sweeper. 

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1942 - The first advertisement to announce Little Golden Books appeared in Publishers Weekly. 

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1970 - "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" premiered on CBS-TV. 

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1982 - Scott Fahlman became the first person to use :-) in an online message. 

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2003 - It was reported that AOL Time Warner was going to drop "AOL" from its name and be known as Time Warner Inc. The company had announced its merger and name change on January 10, 2000. 




DAILY SQU-EEK





If You Were Born Today, September 19
You are insatiably curious, somewhat restless, and a very hard worker. While you are certainly sociable and interested in what makes people tick, you are also a self-starter. Secretly you may feel the job is better done when you do it! Still, you are not egotistical--you simply have come to rely on yourself and few people work as hard and efficiently as you do. Your wit is sharp and your talents are many. You seem to know a little about everything, and your assessment of any given situation is quick and usually accurate. Your ideas are not only interesting, they’re usually marketable! Famous people born today: William Golding, Frances Farmer, Trisha Yearwood, Cass Elliot, Adam West, Jeremy Irons, Twiggy, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Zegers, Tegan Quinn, Sara Quinn.
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READER'S INFO
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ACANSA Arts Festival

    

Sep 21-25, 2016 | Little Rock, AR

About This Festival

The ACANSA Arts Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas is a performing and visual arts celebration held at venues across the central Arkansas area. The five-day event features one-of-a-kind art installations, a diverse lineup of live music from avant-garde and independent acts, theatrical performances, masterclasses and novice workshops, provocative visual art exhibitions and educational lectures.
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Detroit Design Festival

    

Sep 21-25, 2016 | Detroit, MI 

About This Festival

The Detroit Design Festival celebrates the talents of local designers and provides them with a platform to showcase their work. Over the course of the six-day festival, 500 designers participate in 30 different events occurring throughout the city. One of the largest festivals of its kind in the country, the event boasts numerous panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions and networking opportunities.

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Expo Chicago

    

Sep 22-25, 2016 | Chicago, IL

About This Festival

Everfest's Take: Kick off the fall art season each September at Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier with the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art. Similar to Miami’s world-famous Art Basel, EXPO CHICAGO showcases the artwork of 140 top galleries from around the globe. In addition to its critical role as a discovery platform for curators, collectors and art patrons, the festival also features Special Exhibitions, a unique Dialogues panel and other dynamic on-site programming.

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Pictures of the day
Sunita Williams
Sunita Williams (b. 1965) is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indian-Slovenian descent. Born in Euclid, Ohio, Williams joined the Navy in 1987 and was designated a naval aviator two years later. Before being selected for astronaut training in 1998, she was deployed to the Gulf War and in hurricane relief efforts. Williams was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and Expedition 15. In 2012, she served as a flight engineer on Expedition 32 and then commander of Expedition 33. Since 2015 she has been involved in the Commercial Crew Development program. Williams holds the records for total spacewalks by a woman (seven) and most spacewalk time for a woman (50 hours, 40 minutes).

Hong Kong Density

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Density
It’s the fourth densest place on Earth with the second most high rises (12 stores or higher) in the world
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RECIPE
This is a quick and easy everyday salad where I have used pre-cooked beans and chickpeas canned. Some herbs and a good dressing and voila, tastefully accessories for meat or fish. The dressing is also suitable for other types of salads, it is a good base recipe. I served the beans to the chicken as you can see by the pictures of the post.
Salad with beans and chickpeas
4 persons
1 can chickpeas (about 400g) 
1 can red kidney beans or stew (ca400g) 
2 shallots or 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 
1/2 cup chopped parsley 
1/2 cup chopped chives 
10 leaves torn basil 
Dressing 1 / 2 dl olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove, grated 1 teaspoon of liquid honey 1/4 teaspoon salt - Whisk together dressing - Rinse beans and chickpeas well under running water. - Drain well and pour into a large bowl. - Chop the herbs and onions - Mix herbs and onions with beans, pour over the dressing. - Server 
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CROCKPOT RECIPE


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SWEETS


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ADULT COLORING




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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
MARGARINE TUB BOAT
You and the kids can turn an empty margarine container into a fun boat craft. This margarine tub boat is a great way to teach kids about recycling!


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CRAFTS


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PUZZLE





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"...knitters just can't watch TV without doing something else. Knitters just can't wait in line, knitters just can't sit waiting at the doctor's office. Knitters need knitting to add a layer of interest in other, less constructive ways.” 

― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (The Yarn Harlot)


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Instead of a hearse, US Navy veteran Ronald Bloss Sr. of Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania, was taken to his grave in a motorboat. -------------------- Computer hacker Jeremy Hammond’s laptop password was ironically easy to guess—the name of his pet cat, Chewy, followed by 123, -------------------- Students at the University of Pennsylvania can take a degree course titles “Wasting time on the internet.”


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CLEVER

Coat a spoon or measuring cup with hot water or cooking spray prior to adding a sticky ingredient like honey, and it will slide right off.



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EYE OPENER
QUIZ

the kind of pirate apparently that i be! lol ... you?

Jack
You are arguably the most popular pirate—partly due to your witty sayings and stylish flourish! While you’re more apt to talk your way out of a conflict than to fight, your style is one of your best qualities. “Gentlemen, my lady, you will always remember this as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow!”

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2 comments:

  1. Three cheers and a big hug! Glad to have to back!

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  2. Glad you are feeling a bit better. Take care.

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