Sunday, July 12, 2015

Different Colored Eyes Day JULY 12, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Different Colored Eyes Day

Different Colored Eyes Day celebrates people whose irises are different colors. Eye color is controlled by the levels of melanin present in the iris, and in rare cases this can vary between individual eyes, resulting in a person having two different colored eyes.

15 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A name of endearment; a pet name.
Synonyms:pet name
Usage:"Billy" is a hypocorism for "William."



Pablo Neruda (1904)

Born in Chile as Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, Neruda began writing poetry at age 10, published his most popular work, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, at 20, and was later awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. A surrealist, he revitalized everyday expressions and employed bold metaphors in free verse. In his writings and his political career as a leader of the Chilean Communist party and as a diplomat, he exerted a wide influence in Latin America. (he was my dearest poet all through university .. mmm)

Fur Trade Days

Chadron, Nebraska, was at one time a frontier town with a reputation for lawlessness. Today, Fur Trade Days is an attempt to recreate the excitement of the town's active frontier trading days in the mid-1800s. Activities include a buffalo cookout, horseshoe pitching and buffalo chip-throwing contests, and a primitive rendezvous with a black powder shoot.

Researchers: Vampires are People Too

Vampires are real. No, not the impossibly perfect Cullens in the "Twilight" movies or tortured but well-dressed souls in CW shows. But human beings who self-identify as vampires and may drink blood or sleep in coffins.

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1870 - The first rotary can opener with a cutting wheel was patented by William W. Lyman

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1912 - The first foreign-made film to premiere in America, "Queen Elizabeth", was shown. 

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1954Elvis Presley signed his first recording contract and quit his job as a truck driver. The contract was with Sun Records. 

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1957 - The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reported that there was a direct link between smoking and lung cancer. 

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1960 - Manufacturing began for the Etch A Sketch®. 

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1982 - "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" broke all box-office records by surpassing the $100-million mark of ticket sales in the first 31 days of its opening. 

If You Were Born Today, July 12

You are a colorful, likable, and intelligent person, but you are not always well understood, probably due to a somewhat contradictory nature. You have a way with words, possess great wit, and your intuition is very strong. If lacking confidence, you tend to get into a rut; but at your best, you embrace your spontaneity. Your life path is not always easy, but with age and experience, you learn how to avoid worrying excessively about the future. Famous people born today: Henry David Thoreau, Bill Cosby, Cheryl Ladd, Milton Berle, Michelle Rodriguez, Topher Grace.

Picture of the day
Charles I with M. de St Antoine
Charles I with M. de St Antoine is an oil painting on canvas by the Flemish painterAnthony van Dyck in 1633. It depicts Charles I of England on horseback, accompanied by his riding master, Pierre Antoine Bourdon. Van Dyck became Principal Painter in Ordinary for Charles in 1632, and completed several equestrian portraits of the king, including multiple versions of this painting; the prime version is in the Royal Collection.

Picture of a lionfish underwater in the Red Sea


Photograph by Christian Schlamann
Christian Schlamann encountered this “very friendly and curious lionfish” in the Red Sea. Native to the reefs and rocky crevices of the Indo-Pacific, lionfish have found their way to warm ocean habitats worldwide. In the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, the voracious predators are considered a destructive invasive species.

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2 lbs. of chicken ( I used all thighs, my preference)

1 C. all purpose flour

1 C. milk

2 T. unsalted butter, melted

1 10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup

2 C. chicken broth (I used the water my chicken cooked in)

/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

Place the chicken in a pot and cover with water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 1 hour. Remove chicken from pot, 

save the water, and let cool. Shred the chicken and place in the bottom of a 11x7 baking dish. Whisk together the flour, 

milk and butter, pour over the chicken. Whisk together the broth, soup, salt and pepper, pour over the casserole, DO 

NOT STIR. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.

thanks, heidi

Pot Bowtie Casserole
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1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef or ground chicken
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (15 o) can stewed tomatoes
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed (I used fresh spinach)
16 oz. bowtie pasta, cooked
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded

Brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Put in crock-pot and add sauce, tomatoes and seasonings. 
Cook for 6-7 hours on low. Add the last 4 ingredients during the last 30 minutes of cooking and turn crock-pot to high. Add fresh 

spinach, pasta, parmesan and 1 cup of the mozzarella and mix well. Add the last 1/2 cup of mozzarella to melt on the top.




I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

Man Chops in Half Everything He and His Girlfriend Owned after Breakup

By Sumitra 
We’ve seen people do strange things to cope with the pain of a breakup – like spending a week at KFC or inventing ridiculous uses for a wedding dress. But German eBay user ‘der.juli’ took post-breakup madness to the next level by literally cutting in half all the things he and his ex owned together.
It must have been a terrible breakup – what else could have prompted him to do destroy his TV, iPhone, laptop and even his car? We’re not kidding, he actually sliced his green Opel Corsa and his Macbook Pro neatly down the middle! He’s now selling the broken stuff on eBay, each priced at less than $2.


"Good Morning" in Malinké (Senegal, Mali) - Ni soma

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23 Surprising Sleeping Buddies That Will Melt Your Heart

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Thanks to these animal friendships, we already know that animals don’t have to be of the same feather to flock together. Still, some animal friendships are shocking, especially when they are caught sleeping side-by-side, cuddled up close.
Sleep is such a vulnerable state, you can’t fall asleep beside someone unless you trust him or her not to attack you, or eat you. These surprising sleeping buddies clearly trust their designated cuddle buddy, no matter how unexpected their napping pal may be.

1. Three Surprising Sleeping Buddies, A Dog, Cat And Fox


2. Kitty Loves Sleeping Under Dog’s Ears


3. Cat Takes A Nap With Warm Little Ducklings


4. Cat And Guinea Pig

Even the guinea pig looks surprised over this cuddly kitten’s new favorite place to nap.

5. Cat And The Rat


6. Big Bunny And Little Piglet


7. Dog Counts Sheep Among His Personal Pack


8. Instead Of Sitting On Eggs, This Chick Sits On Her Favorite Sleeping Puppy

Baby chick be like, “Hey, Ma! I’m Over Here…”

9. Kitty And Bunny Rabbit


10. Tiger And Dog


11. Cat And Deer


12. Lovebird And Lovely Cat


13. Tiny Kitten And Ferret


14. Capybara, Geese And Turtle

Talk about an animal party…where was my invite?!

15. Dog And Kid


16. Cat Hugging Pet Rat

With nearly identical markings these two surprising sleeping buddies look almost like twins…

17. Baby Chick And Bunny

The perfect Easter pair, I won’t be surprised if I see these two on a Hallmark card someday.

18. These Two Are Real Close


19. Cat And Parakeet Are Both Sound Asleep

This cat never learned how to chase birds, just befriend them!

20. Dog And Cat


21. Meerkat And Lion Cub


22. Cat And Her Favorite Ferrets


23. Monkey And Dog


why does heidi select so many fine recipes to share with us? maybe she is inspired by her vegetable garden! wow!


  1. Love the comfort buddies way more than Barbie! I'm just saying......

  2. Which Queen Elizabeth saw a film in 1912 as here 1912 would have been the George V who's wife was known as Queen May he was on the throne until 1936 then Edward VIII who abdicated & his brother George VI (The Queen's father) & Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952
    Love reading your blog
    Hugs Janice