How’s your relationship with your favorite furry friend? Love Your Pet Day is a chance to show your cat, dog, tortoise or [insert other] how you really feel. Treats, pampering and all the the attention that the little guy or gal can handle are a great way to celebrate!
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended.|
|Synonyms:||murky, cloudy, muddy|
|Usage:||It was now early spring, and the river was swollen and turbulent; great cakes of floating ice were swinging heavily to and fro in the turbid waters.|
Idiom of the Day
Clumsy, ponderous, or lumbering in gait or tread.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Opens in New York City (1872)
"The Met" is the foremost repository of art in the US, with a collection of more than two million works of art. Established for the purpose of encouraging the study of fine art, the museum opened in 1872 with just one stone sarcophagus and 174 paintings. However, the collection quickly outgrew its gallery space and in 1880 was moved to its iconic present-day location on the eastern edge of Central Park.
Ansel Adams (1902)
Adams was an American photographer famous for his black-and-white landscape photographs and for his many books about photography, including a series of technical instruction manuals: The Camera, The Negative, and The Print. He invented the "zone system," a technique for determining optimal film exposure and development, and advocated a more sharply focused and composed style of photography than was in vogue at the time.
The passage of Public Law 90-363 in 1968, also known as the "Monday Holiday Law," changed the observance of Washington's Birthday from February 22 to the third Monday in February. Because it occurs so soon after Lincoln's Birthday, many states—such as Hawaii, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Wyoming—combine the two holidays and call it Presidents' Day or Washington-Lincoln Day. Some regard it as a day to honor all former presidents of the United States.
Twin Tragedies Give Survivor a New FaceHe'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one which had belonged to another man.
Twin tragedies give survivor a new face
1673 - The first recorded wine auction took place in London.
1872 - Luther Crowell received a patent for a machine that manufactured paper bags.
1931 - The U.S. Congress allowed California to build the Oakland Bay Bridge.
1949 - Ricky Nelson joined the cast of his parents' radio show.
1952 - Emmett L. Ashford became the first black umpire in organized baseball. He was authorized to be a substitute in the Southwestern International League.
1962 - John Glenn made space history when he orbited the world three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first American to orbit the Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule. Glenn witnessed the Devil's Cigarette Lighter while in flight.
1997 - Ben and Jerry's introduced their ice cream Phish Food. It was named after the rock group Phish.
1998 - American Tara Lipinski, at age 15, became the youngest gold medalist in winter Olympics history when she won the ladies' figure skating title at Nagano, Japan.
2013 - Kepler-37B, the smallest known exoplanet, is discovered.
President's Day History
President's Day, or Washington's Birthday as it is still legally known, was originally designed as a celebration of George Washington's birth date. In 1880, Congress voted to make this the first national holiday which honored an individual. In 1968, Congress enacted the Uniform Monday Bill, to give workers as many long weekends as possible. This moved as many holidays to a standard Monday each year. Many states were already honoring Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12th, and this celebration was combined with George Washington's birthday, for one federal holiday. It is observed on the third Monday in February each year.
President's Day Facts
- According to the Julian calendar, Washington was born February 11, 1732. The Gregorian calendar was adopted in 1752, changing Washington's birthday to February 22.
- Since 1888, Washington's Farewell Address has been read aloud in the U.S. Senate on February 22nd.
- George Washington was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, first U.S. President, and President of the Constitutional Convention.
- Presidents Day never falls on Washington's actual birthdate (Feb. 22). The third Monday in February can never be any later than February 21st.
President's Day Top Events and Things to Do
George Washington statue in the Boston Public Garden
- Visit Mt. Vernon, VA, Washington's ancestral home and place of both he and his wife Martha's tomb. Admission is free on President's Day.
- Go shopping for a car. Presidents day weekend typically features some of the best car deals of the year as dealers try to clear out prior-year inventory.
- Read George Washington's Farewell Address and reflect on his contributions to United States.
- Read Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and reflect on his contributions to the United States.
- Visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
Öxarárfoss is a 20 metres (66 ft)-high waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. It flows from the river Öxará over the Almannagjá and is one of the main attractions in the park.
knit (and crochet)
Half Double Crosia Hoodie Sweater
Crochet Girl Sweater
Yields 8 doughnuts plus 8 doughnut holes
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- 1 (8-count) can jumbo buttermilk biscuits
- Doughnut glaze (optional recipe follows)
- To a medium pot, add about 3 – 4 inches of vegetable oil. Heat the oil to 360 degrees F.
- While the oil is heating, open the biscuits, and cut out the middles using a small, 1-1/2-inch cookie cutter (or doughnut cutter).
- Fry the doughnuts and holes in the hot oil for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown on each side. Fry the doughnuts in batches so you don't crowd the pan.
- Dip the doughnuts in glaze if desired.
Doughnut glaze recipe
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 – 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and heavy cream.
- If the mixture is too thick, add a little more heavy cream. If the mixture is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar.
Stamp with everyday objects like a toothpaste cap or ring.wine cork stamps
how to draw two dogs
Variegated Foliage Jigsaw Puzzle
thanks, Susan B.
a very cool 30-second tip that will fix this problem for you forever