Fairy Day is a day for fairies, magic, and wishes to come true. For one day, put aside the cynicism of the modern world and embrace the possibilities of the unknown, and believe in fairies
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) Theatrical arts or performances.|
|Synonyms:||theatrical performance, representation|
|Usage:||They had lunch, then went to the theater to enjoy an hour of histrionics|
|Author of humorous sketches, horror stories, and tales of the supernatural, Bierce was an American journalist, satirist, and short story writer. Among his best known works are the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and The Devil's Dictionary, a volume of ironic definitions that showcase his sardonic outlook. In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico for a firsthand perspective on its ongoing revolution and disappeared without a trace.|
|The Inti Raymi Festival is an ancient Winter Solstice festival celebrated by the Incas in Peru on June 24. The original Inti Raymi involved animal sacrifices performed at the top of La Marca when the sun reached its zenith. Today the main celebration takes place in Cuzco, where there is a special procession and mock sacrifice to the sun, followed by a week-long celebration involving folkloric dances and regional arts and crafts displays. Bonfires are still lit in the Andes Mountains to celebrate the rebirth of the sun, and people burn their old clothes as a way of marking the end of the harvest cycle.|
|The 35-year-old woman arrived at the hospital in bad shape. As she was walking home through a park, she noticed she was having trouble lifting the front part of her feet. Then she tripped, fell to the ground and collapsed. It was hours before she managed to|
1497 - Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing in the service of England, landed in North America on what is now Newfoundland.
1509 - Henry VIII was crowned King of England.
1896 - Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary MA degree from Howard University.
1940 - TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.
1964 - The Federal Trade Commission announced that starting in 1965, cigarette manufactures would be required to include warnings on their packaging about the harmful effects of smoking.
2003 - Beyoncé Knowles released her debut solo album "Dangerously in Love".
If You Were Born Today, June 23
You are an interesting combination of sceptic and believer. You tend to over-think and worry as a youth, but you relax more as you age! You have a totally unique take on the world, and you might especially enjoy unravelling mysteries and uncovering truths. Some might call you moody, as you can sometimes be quite retiring and other times very sociable. In fact, you love people, but you frequently need time to yourself to refuel. Famous people born today: Selma Blair, Clarence Thomas, Bob Fosse, Joss Whedon, Duke of Windsor.
Moshe Ya'alon (b. 1950) is an Israeli politician and current Defense Minister. The son of a war veteran and a Holocaust survivor, Ya'alon was called up as a reserve during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. After the war, he rejoined the army as an officer and rose through the ranks, leading the Sayeret Matkal commando unit, the Paratroopers Brigade, and Military Intelligence. In 2002 he was appointed Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, resigning in 2005. Since 2013 he has served as the country's Defense Minister.
Photograph by Nilton Quoirin, National Geographic
Two power plant workers walk over a generator cover in Itaipu, a hydroelectric power plant on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
knit, 4 - 10 yrs
crochet, 9 - 18 mths
I love risotto. I was excited when I thumbed through a little Crock-Pot recipe card book that I got at the grocery store to see that there was a Breakfast Risotto recipe listed, and that I had all of the necessary ingredients in the house. I followed the recipe, with a few tweaks. I found a pretty surprising typo, also...see if you can find it.
--1/4 cup butter
--3 little apples (I had 2 greens, and 1 red in the house)
--1 1/2 t cinnamon
--1/8 t nutmeg
--1/8 t cloves
--1/4 t kosher salt
--1 1/2 cups arborio rice
--1/3 cup brown sugar
-- 4 cups of liquid. I used a tiny can of apple juice, and half and half for the rest.
I used a 4 qt round crockpot for this dish.
Turn your crock to high and add the butter so it can start melting. Wash and cut up your apples while it begins to melt.
Add the rice to the butter, and stir it around to coat it nicely. If the butter isn't completely melted, don't worry. Mine wasn't either, and it didn't seem to make a difference.
Add the apples, and spices. Stir in the juice/milk.
Cover and cook on high for 3-5 hours, or on low for 6 or so.
I was really surprised how long it took---I needed to cook it on high for 4.5 hours---and since I just made the rice and beans, I thought it would cook as fast as that dish did.
Oh my. This was delicious. The kids each had 3 small bowls, and I had more than I probably should have since it was full of half and half. But it was very tasty. The half and half did separate a bit, and created some white chunks. We had it in the house because we made some plastic bag ice cream, and I didn't want it to go bad, but next time I'll stick to 2% milk in the crock. That said, the white chunks dissipated after a quick stir, and it didn't taste sour or weird at all. It was creamy and delicious. We added a touch more brown sugar to the top and sprinkled on some dried cranberries.
T-Shirt DIYs That Are Perfect For Summer
Side Crocheted Tank
Tie-Back Tank Top
Grommet Shoulder Top
Gucci-Inspired Neck Cutout Top
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... coloring
11-year-old child prodigy Tanishq Abraham is in the news for graduating from college with not one, not two, but three different degrees. The talented kid from California made headlines last year as well, for completing high school at the age of ten and earning a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama. And now, just a year later, he’s finished college with three associate degrees.
Last week’s graduation ceremony at the American River College in Sacramento was attended by Tanishq’s parents – his mother Taji, a vet, and his father Bijou, a software engineer. His sister Tiara, also a child prodigy, was present as well. They cheered for Tanishq as he was awarded associate degrees in math and physical sciences, general science, and language studies. He wore a rainbow colored scarf that his grandmother had knit specially for the occasion, and a cap with his favorite Toy Story-quote: ‘To Infinity and Beyond.”
"Good Morning" in Greek (Greece, Cyprus) - Kalimera