Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A canvas bag that is used to feed an animal (such as a horse).|
|Usage:||The stable boy replaced the horse's nosebag, which had torn in two places.|
|Soubirous was a French peasant girl who claimed to see the Virgin Mary in apparitions at a grotto near Lourdes, her home, in 1858. The authorities, skeptical of her visions, subjected her to severe examinations. After years of scrutiny, she was allowed to enter the convent of Notre-Dame de Nevers, where she remained in seclusion until her death at 35. The grotto at Lourdes is now a pilgrimage site, and its waters are reputed to have healing powers.|
|What's in a name? When the four new elements just added to the periodic table get official names, don't expect Unobtanium or T.Lehreronium to emerge. Naming new chemical elements is a super-serious business.|
1610 - Galileo Galilei sighted four of Jupiter's moons. He named them Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
1785 - French aeronaut/balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard successfully made the first air-crossing of the English Channel from the English coast to France.
1887 - Thomas Stevens completed the first worldwide bicycle trip. He started his trip in April 1884. Stevens and his bike traveled 13,500 miles in almost three years time.
1896 - The "Fannie Farmer Cookbook" was published.
1904 - The distress signal "CQD" was established. Two years later "SOS" became the radio distress signal because it was quicker to send by wireless radio.
1924 - George Gershwin completed "Rhapsody in Blue" at the age of 26.
1927 - In Hinckley IL, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game.
1949 - The announcement of the first photograph of genes was shown at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
1955 - Marian Anderson became the first African-American to sing at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
1990 - The Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed to the public. The accelerated rate of "leaning" raised fears for the safety of its visitors.
If You Were Born Today, January 7
You are a person who marches to the beat of your own drum, but yet you respect rules and order. Nobody can push you to do much of anything, as you don't feel right unless you are acting on intuition. There is a spiritual or otherworldly quality to you, and you are highly creative when you are able to tap into and embrace your talents. Highly unusual yet intriguing, you are a helpful, somewhat wilful, and hardworking soul. Famous people born today: Nicolas Cage, Jann Wenner, Katie Couric, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Charles Addams. Famous people born today: Nicolas Cage, Jann Wenner, Katie Couric, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Charles Addams.
Photograph by Naing Thu Soe, National Geographic
Interested in observing local tradition and culture in Myanmar (Burma), Naing Thu Soe visited a traditional umbrella works in the port city of Pathein. While documenting the traditional craft with his camera, Naing The Soe witnessed some of the handiwork involved. “I saw a boy binding cotton ropes between [the] umbrella cover and bamboo umbrella bones,” he writes. In time, he had the idea of photographing the process from inside the umbrella.
I used the Little Dipper because I puffy heart LOVE it, but you could use an oven-safe dish inside a regular crockpot to create a smaller cooking vessel. Or you could increase the quantities.
--1 cup pasta sauce (my sauce had chunked mushrooms, it was perfect)
--1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
--10 pieces pepperoni, diced
--1 cup shredded cheese (I used a combo of mozzarella, cheddar, and swiss)
Count out 10 pieces of pepperoni. Then eat the rest of the package.
Put the pasta sauce into your Little Dipper, and plug it in. Add the Italian seasoning and diced pepperoni. Shove in the cup of shredded cheese. I promise it will fit. Cover and leave plugged in (there are no heat settings on a Little Dipper) for 45 min or so.
Stir well and serve with tortilla chips, bread sticks, or crustini.
This was great. We spread out a blanket in front of the TV and had a carpet picnic with the pizza fondue and watched dvds.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... craft
HEAT SENSITIVE COLOR CHANGING SLIME RECIPE
There are plenty of dangerous-looking vehicle bridges around the world, but few as adrenaline-inducing as Kuandinsky Bridge, in Russia’s Trans-Baikal Region.
Stretching 570 meters over the Vitim River, this precarious vehicle crossing is just over two meters wide and features no railing or other safety features to keep the cars from falling into the frozen water if anything should go wrong. Its decaying metallic structure is simply covered with old wooden railway sleepers that become very slippery when covered with ice and snow, which is almost all year round, since this is Siberia we’re talking about.
"what is your name?" in Acholi (Uganda and Sudan) - Nyingi nga?
thanks, patty, for sharing your son in law's special blog