Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Workers' Memorial Day AP 28, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Workers' Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day commemorates those who died at work and to try and make it safer for the living, and to promote safer working conditions.
This date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the USA and commemorates the day of a construction accident in Connecticut that claimed 28 lives.

 pecteilis radiata -- orchid...​ only in China, Japan, Korea and Russia


Word of the Day


Definition:(adjective) Quick and changeable in temperament.
Usage:Her mercurial nature made it difficult to gauge how she would react.

Subway has strong pun game.


Yves Klein (1928)

Klein, a French painter and performance artist, was a leader of the avant-garde movement called Nouveau Réalisme and greatly influenced the development of Minimalism. In the 1950s, he began to exhibit nonobjective monochrome paintings and from 1957 onward used only a shade of blue now known as International Klein Blue. His 1958 exhibition The Void featured an empty, white-painted gallery. He experimented with several unorthodox methods to create his works.

Freedom of Entry Ceremony

Inaugurated in 2007, this ceremony honors the Royal Malaysian Navy with a series of traditional rituals that date back to medieval times. It takes place in the Malaysian seaport town of Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo. Along with the public symbolic gestures that confer the navy's right to protect the city, the ceremony also features several entertaining exhibitions and shows intended to attract tourists, including a boat demonstration, helicopter aerial displays, tours of navy ships, and performances by the navy band and silent drill teams.

7-Year-Old Fossil Fan Helped Discover Dinosaur

With help from a fossil-loving schoolboy, scientists have unveiled a bizarre mishmash of a dinosaur that was a distant cousin of uber-predator Tyrannosaurus rex – but also a committed vegetarian. Eleven years ago, Diego Suarez was 7 and on a research expedition with his geologist parents when he spotted the first bones of the species, which lived 145 million years ago.

1914 - W.H. Carrier patented the design of his air conditioner.
1930 - The first organized night baseball game was played in Independence, Kansas.
1932 - The yellow fever vaccine for humans was announced.
1937 - The first animated-cartoon electric sign was displayed on a building on Broadway in New York City. It was created by Douglas Leight. 
1959 - Arthur Godfrey was seen for the last time in the final broadcast of "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" on CBS-TV.
1985 - The largest sand castle in the world was completed near St. Petersburg, FL. It was four stories tall. 
2000 - Jay Leno received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Passed,, 95

Jayne Meadows
Jayne Meadows (Jane Meadows Cotter; September 27, 1919 – April 26, 2015)
Jayne Meadows Allen, award winning stage and screen actress, died peacefully of natural causes in her Encino, Calif. home Sunday night at age 95. Jayne — who was born in Wuchang, China to missionary parents — enjoyed more than six decades in the entertainment industry, from Broadway roles like "The 
Gazebo" in 1958 to her Emmy-nominated role on CBS’ "High Society" in 1995. Jayne was also a regular panelist on the CBS hit program, "I’ve Got a Secret” and during her run on the show, she was the highest rated actress on CBS, second only to Lucille Ball.
Jayne’s husband of 46 years, Steve Allen — the first host of "The Tonight Show" — passed away in 2000.
Jane Meadows with husband Steve Allen circa 1980s

74, T0day

Ann-Margret (born Ann-Margret Olsson in Sweden)
Ann-Margret appeared with Elvis in Viva Las Vegas (1964) and gained
fame for her role in Bye Bye Birdie (1963). She also appeared in The
Cincinnati Kid
 (1965) and Tommy (1975). She was nominated for two
Academy Awards and won five Golden Globes.

If You Were Born Today, April 28

You are a practical, security-minded person who feels most comfortable in the world of the five senses. Gentle and intuitive, you form close relationships with others that last. Although you are considerate and concerned, you can also be quite stubborn and fixed in your ways. You are a very hard worker, often taking on more than your share. Famous people born today: Jay Leno, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba, Ann-margaret, Jorge Garcia.


Picture of the day
Chestnut teal
A female chestnut teal (Anas castanea), a species of dabbling duck commonly found in southern Australiaand Tasmania. These omnivores, which can be differentiated from grey tealsby their darker color and larger size, prefer coastal estuaries and wetlands

Picture of a man creating fire trails using burning wool on a starry night, Salcombe, England

Sparks Fly

Photograph by Steve Bradburn, National Geographic 
Steve Bradburn used wire wool and a long exposure to create this fiery effect in Salcombe, England. Above, stars wheel in the night sky.

American Redstart - by Kevin Hall



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Topsy Turvy Princess Doll

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Eggplant Salad with Red Pepper and Scallions

General Directions for Eggplant

Line stove top with aluminum foil or burner covers. Turn a burner to high heat and place eggplant directly over burner grate, turning occasionally with tongs until all sides are charred and eggplant is soft, about 5 minutes per side or 15-20 minutes total. Remove to a baking sheet and let cool completely. Drain juices, remove skin and place eggplant pulp in the bowl of a food processor.
(I like my eggplant campfire-smoky, but if the flavor is too strong, you can bake the eggplant on a baking sheet in a 400F oven for about an hour, then cool and skin the eggplant according to the directions below.)


  1. 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 scallion green included, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  3. 1/4 cup lemon juice, plus more for garnish
  4. 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  5. 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper, plus more for garnish
  6. 2 medium eggplants (about 1 to 1 1⁄4 lbs each)
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for garnish


Prepare baked eggplant according to directions above and transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 10-15 times until eggplant flesh is chopped, but some chunks remain. Remove to a bowl and add red pepper, garlic, scallion, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt, stirring to incorporate all ingredients. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with additional red pepper and scallion. Serve with wedges of pita bread.

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CrockPot Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Recipe

Portabella mushrooms are nice big, meaty mushrooms that can mimic the texture of meat in your mouth. They are amazing, and hold up well during slow cooking.

The Ingredients.

4 large portabella mushrooms
1 1/2 cups baby tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/4 cup bread crumbs (I have a bag of gluten free breadcrumbs I keep in the freezer)

The Directions.

--with a paring knife, carefully cut off the stems of each mushroom. Chop the stems up, and put them in a mixing bowl.
--use a spoon to scoop out the brown hairy looking stuff from the mushrooms. Put that in your mixing bowl, too.

--chop up the tomatoes, and add them to the mix along with the bread crumbs, olive oil, vinegar, cheese, and spices.
--mix it up.
--smear a bit of olive oil on the bottom of your crockpot stoneware insert
--put the mushroom caps on top of the oil. I have a large 6qt, and my mushroom caps did not fit "nicely"---they were kind of on top of each other at the edges and were leaning a bit up the sides of the stoneware.
It's okay. They will still cook for you.
--spoon your filling mixture on top of the mushrooms. Remind yourself that you aren't making food to appear on the Food Network   ---this is for your family. It needn't look "perfect!"

Cover and cook on low for 4-7 hours. I left our mushrooms on for 6 hours and served them over rice.

The Verdict.

These were moist, flavorful and amazingly delicious. It reminded me of fancy restaurant food. The mushrooms themselves were perfectly seasoned, but the sauce at the bottom of the crock was a bit too vinegar-y for my taste to put on top of the rice as gravy. The kids picked out the tomatoes, and were polite enough when they asked for salami and cheese. I would count on only serving 2 grownups with these proportions, but I think if you layered the mushrooms and filling you could fill a whole crock up nicely.


#Saint #Bernard #Puppies #Adorable #cute #6


Top 5 Dogs that are easiest to train

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. - Hubert H. Humphrey


Cat with chicks


In Quingdao, China an owner left his birdcage open and his cat jumped in. But instead of doing anything malicious, the cat made some new playmates! This isn't unheard of, but it sure is both rare and adorable.

Tell me about it!

'where's the bathroom?' in Zulu - Likuphi ikamelo lokugezela?

Photos of famous impressionist painting | Pachi and her favorite Art: FAMOUS IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS


RLS - restless leg syndrome

i make string pretty....oh i hope the t-shirts come out soon...i know several folks who would love this


18 Basic Life Skills They Should Teach In School

Algebra can only take you so far.

1. How to do your taxes.

How to do your taxes.

2. How to chop vegetables without stabbing yourself.
19 Basic Life Skills They Should Teach In School

3. How to apply/interview for/get an actual job.
19 Basic Life Skills They Should Teach In School

4. How to flirt/even remotely consider talking to someone you’re attracted to.
19 Basic Life Skills They Should Teach In School

5. All the weird things in your house that you never knew you were supposed to clean.
All the weird things in your house that you never knew you were supposed to clean.

6. Basic self-defense.
19 Basic Life Skills They Should Teach In School

7. How to speak dog.
How to speak dog.

8. How to look like a human when applying eyeliner.
How to look like a human when applying eyeliner.

9. And/or how to tie a tie.
And/or how to tie a tie.

10. One solid party trick.
19 Basic Life Skills They Should Teach In School

11. And a foolproof dance move.
19 Basic Life Skills They Should Teach In School

12. How to get crap out of crap. (thanks, shelley)
How to get crap out of crap.

13. One easy, consistently excellent recipe. (damned delicious)
One easy, consistently excellent recipe.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Yield4 servings
The easiest pasta dish you will ever make with just 5 ingredients in 15 min, loaded with Parmesan and crisp bacon goodness!
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; reserve 1/2 cup water and drain well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and Parmesan; set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes; reserve excess fat.
  • Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low.
  • Working quickly, stir in pasta and egg mixture, and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add reserved pasta water, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • erve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
14. How to open a beer with no opener.
How to open a beer with no opener.

15. And wine.
And wine.
16. How to salvage your favorite articles of clothing.
How to salvage your favorite articles of clothing.

17. Basic coding skills.
19 Basic Life Skills They Should Teach In School

18. How to successfully navigate the terrifying minefield that is the entire internet.
How to successfully navigate the terrifying minefield that is the entire internet.

Stay in school, kids.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I'd learned how to do my taxes so I'd get a refund:( Is it just 'cause I'm trying to cut back on food that makes it seem like there are a lot of recipes today? Love Doggie Language!