Saturday, November 5, 2016

Love Your Red Hair Day November 5, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Love Your Red Hair Day

”“When I think back about my immediate reaction to that redheads girl, it seems to spring from an appreciation of natural beauty. I mean the heart pleasure you get from looking at speckled leaves or the palimpsested bark of plane trees in Provence. There was something richly appealing to her color combination, the ginger snaps floating in the milk-white skin, the golden highlights in the strawberry hair. it was like autumn, looking at her. It was like driving up north to see the colors.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides
It is the symbol of a fiery personality that is ruled by its passions, a strong-headed person who knows what they want and how to get it. They say the fire inside matches the fire of the hair, and to many red hair is the very definition of what it means to be Irish. Rumors have abounded throughout history to describe and define the redhead, but if you are one, Love Your Red Hair Day is the time to revel in your utter gingerness, and truly love your red hair.
Red hair has truly had its share of myths associated with it, but we’ll begin with a few of the most common. Red hair, while common to Ireland, is not native to Ireland. You can generally assure that if you’ve seen an Irish redhead, she’s got some Norwegian blood in her. Red hair, you see, was brought to Ireland by the pillaging and rapacious Vikings. As they moved in, they left the fire in their hearts in the blood of their wives and slaves, and soon, in the sons and daughters that came from their union. It seems only apt that the same fire that graced their manes should come out in the children, and the attitude to match.
Red hair has often not been seen in a positive light, there are jokes made about redheads not having a soul, one that comes directly from an old European myth that the red in their hair is from the stolen fires of hell. It has also been associated with true and drastic beauty, Cleopatra herself was said to be a redhead. Unsurprising that she was also a bit of a fierce woman, a manipulator, and ultimately ruled by her passions. What can we say, redheads seem to be of a type.
Love Your Red Hair Day encourages you to remember the myths and histories of redheads, but also to revel in the strength and beauty that is often associated with it. Remember, when the world is at your feet, you’re a blonde, when it’s carrying you on a palanquin, you’re obviously a redhead.
Red hair does have some peculiarities to it, though it comes in as many types and styles as any other color. But to truly take advantage of the incredible, and sometimes persnickety color you are best supported by your hair dresser. Go out and take special care of your red hair on Love Your Red Hair Day, pick up an outfit that truly augments it and let your hairdresser do amazing things with it. Then go gather with other red heads and set the world on fire!

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) The entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation.
Usage:When the band had exhausted its repertory it took wing and settled upon the rocks above and behind the queen.

Idiom of the Day

have the guts (to do something)

 — To have enough courage, conviction, or resolve (to do something).


William James Durant (1885)

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Durant was an American historian and essayist. In 1926, he published The Story of Philosophy, which soon became a bestseller. He then began a decades-long project—the writing of a comprehensive history of civilization. The result was The Story of Civilization, a monumental, 4,000,000-word, 10,000-page work stretching from prehistory to the 19th century. The series, published in 11 volumes from 1935 to 1975, introduced millions to intellectual history. 

The Real Reason Why Daylight Saving Time Is a Thing

This weekend, when American clocks turn back an hour at Nov. 6 at 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time, the move will bring an end to the period of Daylight Saving Time that marked precisely a century since the first such policy went into effect. 
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The Real Reason Why Daylight Saving Time Is a Thing

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1844 - In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful cataract operation at the Zoological Garden. 

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1895 - George B. Selden received the first U.S. patent for an automobile. He sold the rights for $200,000 four years later. 

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1935 - The game "Monopoly" was introduced by Parker Brothers Company. 

The True History of the Monopoly Game

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1955 - The Vienna State Opera House in Austria formally opened. 

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1959 - The American Football League was formed. 

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1963 - Archaeologists found the remains of a Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. 

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1974 - Ella T. Grasso was elected governor of Connecticut. She was the first woman in the U.S. to win a governorship without succeeding her husband. 


If You Were Born Today, November 5
You possess a rare balance between introspection and extroversion. You are able to look within for answers, and often do, yet reaching out to others and making social connections also comes fairly easily to you. You are quietly ambitious, and a strong sense that you will achieve can carry you far. You have an aptitude for the written word and/or you are able to charm others through your words. You are more adaptable than most Scorpios, yet you are determined in whatever ignites your passions. You perhaps appear to be more versatile than you actually are. You possess your own unique vision, and you are not a conformist. Driven by a quiet sense of a personal mission, if you follow your intuition, success is almost guaranteed. Famous people born today: Elke Sommer, Roy Rogers, Tatum O'Neal, Art Garfunkel, Bryan Adams, Vivien Leigh, Tilda Swinton, Sam Rockwell.

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Cover Lay Down — Folk covers, familiar songs.
A wonderful and thoughtful music blog that is a bit off the beaten track. This man sure can write as well as dance, sing, and ponder life. It is a joy to share the world with this poet-philosopher for whom music does far more than just fill the soundscape.

Pictures of the day

Canadian Coast Guard

A rescue exercise being undertaken by the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Coast Guard. Formed in 1962, the Canadian Coast Guard is a Special Operating Agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada. It is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. Unlike some other coast guard organizations, it does not have naval or law enforcement responsibilities.

sea organ morsek orgulje played by waves

For my ASD, PACU, Anesthesia friends!

knit - christmas - must log in

knit - 3 / 60 mths
thanks, joan



knit - christmas
thanks, joyce

I love saying stupid stuff especially when the person doesn't know you - the look on their face  is priceless.

crochet - christmas




crochet - christmas

You're not going to need that lens.

Picture of Easy Homemade Butter

Butter Beef

Healthier Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Pioneering Today


coloring-adult-munch-the-scream, From the gallery : Art
Munch the scream


Yarn Wrapped Bottles

Recycle some old bottles and create a beautiful piece of decor with these yarn-wrapped bottles.

Crocheting is fun! But sometimes it’s fun to make something different with yarn. Check out 16 Clever Yarn Ideas.

thanks, sara
Glove Monsters


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Space enthusiast Richard Garriott bought a Soviet lunar rover for $68,500 in 1993—it’s still on the moon since landing in 1973. Submitted by Dan Paulun, W. Lafayette, OH -------------------- Almost 2 percent of the world’s population hears an identical mysterious humming sound, with no confirmed source. -------------------- Winston Churchill hated the sound of staplers—requiring his staff to hole-punch and tape pages together instead!



thanks, linda

Conserving an American Icon

"...Close your eyes and tap your heels together..."
This Nov. 9, 2001, file photo shows the sequin-covered ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz"  at the offices of Profiles in History in Calabasas, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) 
One of the four pairs of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 
1939 film “The Wizard of Oz.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — It will take more than three clicks of the heels to restore 
the ruby slippers that whisked Dorothy back to Kansas at the end of “The 
Wizard of Oz.”

The slippers, which for more than 30 years have been one of the most beloved 
items at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, were crafted 
almost 80 years ago by the MGM Studios prop department. Like most movie 
props, they weren’t built to last. Now, the frayed shoes aren’t even ruby- 
colored anymore — they’re more like a dull auburn.

The Smithsonian has asked the public to help save the slipperslaunching 
 Kick starter campaign to raise $300,000
. In addition to restoring the shoes’ 
color, the money will go toward a technologically advanced display case that 
will preserve them for future generations.

The Smithsonian’s museums are federally funded, but the institution frequently 
solicits private and corporate contributions for major projects that its budget 
doesn’t cover.

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