Monday, May 25, 2015

Towel Day MAY 25, 2015

Celebrated from sundown today until sundown May 25th An ancient grain harvest festival, the holiday has been identified since biblical times with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

DIANE'S CORNER .. Celebrate Towel Day

A tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The GalaxyTowel Day sees fans of the author and the book carrying towels with them to work, to school and as part of their daily activities.
The most important thing that you need to remember in order to celebrate is DON’T PANIC; no matter what the day throws at you, draw comfort from the knowledge that you’re armed with your trusty towel.
Whether you’re a fan of high-tech, circuitry-enhanced towels with more features, bells and whistles than a supercomputer, or if your towel of preference is a simple, old-fashioned fabric hug, all that matters is that your towel never leaves your side.

Word of the Day


Definition:(adjective) Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted.
Usage:She was much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument.


Star Wars Is Released (1977)

After its release in 1977, Star Wars became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, spawning two film sequels and three prequels as well as myriad novels, video games, and comic books. The films, which grossed over $4 billion, chronicle Luke Skywalker's quest to help the rebels defeat an evil empire and iconic villain Darth Vader.

African Liberation Day

This day can be traced back to April 15, 1958, when the Conference of Independent African States was held in Accra, Ghana. On May 25, 1963, 31 independent African countries met to form the Organisation of African Unity, changing the name and the date of what is now African Liberation Day. In 1999, the group reorganized into the African Union. Today, observances include marches, parades, rallies, and conferences, focusing on celebrating freedom from colonialism, educating people about the progress of the African liberation movement, and speaking out against oppression.

Stone Tools Older than Man Found

Stone tools that are older than man have been found — suggesting that our ancient ancestors were already skilled toolmakers before they evolved into humans. In a discovery which could rewrite the history books, archaeologists working in north-western Kenya found sharp cutting tools which hate to 700,000 years before the first members of the genus homo emerged.

585 BC - The first known prediction of a solar eclipse was made in Greece. 

1844 - The gasoline engine was patented by Stuart Perry. 

1925 - John Scopes was indicted for teaching the Darwinian theory in school.

1935 - Babe Ruth hit his final homerun, his 714th, and set a record that would stand for 39 years

1968 - The Gateway Arch, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, MO, was dedicated

1981 - Daredevil Daniel Goodwin scaled Chicago's Sears Tower, while wearing a "Spiderman" costume, in 7 1/2 hours. 

1992 - Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent host of NBC's "Tonight Show." 

1996 - In Nimes, France, Cristina Sanchez became the first woman to achieve the rank of matador in Europe. 

2001 - Erik Weihenmayer, 32, of Golder, CO, became the first blind climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest. 

2008 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander landed in the arctic plains of Mars. 


If You Were Born Today, May 25

You are a witty, humorous, talkative person. Under the chatty or sociable surface, you are a lot more serious than you appear. In fact, you never take anything at face value. You consider yourself unusual, and most people agree! You are highly imaginative with fantastical dreams and ideas. Famous people born today: Robert Ludlum, Mike Myers, Anne Heche, Karen Valentine, Cillian Murphy.

Picture of the day
Trithemis annulata
Trithemis annulata, or violet dropwing, is a species ofdragonfly which is found in most of Africa, in the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula, and is increasing its range in southern Europe. As the larvae develop rapidly, this highly adaptable species can breed in temporary bodies of water.

Picture of workers hauling bricks in Kolkata, India

Pure Life

Photograph by Shibasish Saha, National Geographic 
Laborers work among the dust and debris at a brick field in Kolkata, India. “Men and women work together every day to earn some money for their family,” writes Shibasish Saha,.





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Electric Granny Vest
Electric Granny Vest






Vegan Walnut Pesto (Dip)



  1. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  2. Juice of one lemon
  3. 1/2 cup olive oil
  4. 2 garlic cloves
  5. 2 cups packed basil leaves
  6. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  7. 1/4 cup nutritional yeast


Pulse basil and walnuts in a food processor. Add garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice and pulse again until smooth. Add nutritional yeast and salt and pepper to taste and pulse until just blended, pausing to scrape down the sides as needed. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

stephanie o'dea

CrockPot Cream Cheese Chicken Recipe

Cream cheese chicken is usually one of the first dishes tried in a crockpot. It is delicious. There are many different variations, but the standard recipe revolves around a can of cream-of-something soup, a package of Italian salad dressing mix, and a block of cream cheese.

I have a freezer full of cream of mushroom soup, so I made this recipe fully from scratch. But it's okay with me if you use the packaged stuff. It's really good either way.

The Ingredients.


2 cups homemade cream of mushroom soup
3 - 4 pounds chicken (I used frozen breast tenderloins)
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon white granulated sugar (weird, I know.)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt (if you only have table salt, use about 1/4 teaspoon)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 thawed block of cream cheese (to add later)

or you can make it with:

--1 can cream-of-something soup
--1/2 cup chicken broth
--frozen chicken pieces
--packet of Italian salad dressing mix
--2 cloves minced garlic
--block of cream cheese (to add later)

The Directions.

Put everything except for the cream cheese into the crockpot. 
Cook on low for 6 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and begins to shred. Shred the chicken with two large forks, and mix in the block of cream cheese. Switch the crock to high and cook for another 30 minutes, or until the cream cheese is fully melted.
Serve over pasta. We are gluten free so I used gluten free noodles.

The Verdict.

This is really, really, really, really good. I like the original cream cheese chicken an awful lot, but this truly did taste better. My six-year-old retorted that this was the very best pasta she's ever had. I let her skip bathtime.



What we see depends mainly on what we look for. - John Lubbock



best friends for frosting

—Large, clear straws (about 1/2″ wide)
1.  Take your straw and staple one end closed. Try to get it as close to the opening as possible while still being secure.
2. Fill up the open end of the straw with confetti. Depending on the size straw you are using, just make sure the confetti pieces can fit!
3. Staple the other end closed, just like in Step 1.
4. Brush on some glue in a thin layer on each side, making sure to cover the staple.
5. Dip each end in the color glitter of your choice.
Ta-da! It’s that easy! You can fill up a glass vase to display your sticks, or even wrap some up with ribbon if you want to give it as a gift!

Chinese Artist Builds Amazing City Model with 50,000 Coins

By Sumitra 
A Chinese man made the news for building an incredible model of his hometown, using nothing but coins! He spent an entire month painstakingly stacking up ancient and modern coins from 11 different countries to create the model, complete with roads, bridges and skyscrapers. Believe it or not, he didn’t use any glue!
He Peiqi revealed that he used his contacts in the coin trading industry to collect tens of thousands of coins for his masterpiece. Once the coins were ready, he got to work on the floor of his apartment, kneeling for two long hours each day. He carefully stacked the coins to resemble the general layout of Chongqing City.


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1 comment:

  1. Love Towel of my OT exercises involves the twisting of a towel so it is perfect for me! Am still debating about stretching my shoes out in the freezer, but it was so hot yesterday that even if the shoes fail to stretch quite right at least my shoes will be C...O...O...L!