Monday, February 1, 2016

Car Insurance Day FEBRUARY 1, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Car Insurance Day

It can’t compete for romance with Valentine’s Day. It can’t inspire the joy of Christmas. And it’s almost impossible to find an appropriate costume. But if you remember it, Car Insurance Day will keep you covered the whole year round.
Some celebration days, you suspect, have had a little industry help in getting started. It’s fair to say that Car Insurance Day doesn’t have deep folkloric roots. Even so, in reminding us of something important, it’s right up to date. Around the world, we spend billions on car insurance every year, yet few of us understand exactly how it works, or have the time or patience to question what we pay.
Why not “celebrate” with a quick price comparison – or just a phone call to ask for a better deal. Then test the smoke alarm, tidy the garage and enjoy the peace of mind.

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Word of the Day


Definition:(verb) Ask for and get free; be a parasite.
Usage:Though she had a pantry full of groceries, Sheila loved to cadge her meals from her sister.

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Idiom of the Day


 — Undesirable, disreputable, or vulgar people, often used in a condescending manner

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Langston Hughes (1902)

Hughes was an American poet and a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance. His writing is largely concerned with depicting African-American life, particularly the experience of the urban African American, and often uses dialect and jazz rhythms. Along with several collections of poetry, Hughes published numerous other works, including several plays, books for children, and novels


One of the "Greater Sabbats" during the Wiccan year, Imbolc celebrates the coming of spring and the recovery of the Earth Goddess after giving birth to the Sun God at Yule. The Greater Sabbats (or Sabbaths) take place four times a year, at the Cross-Quarter Days of February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. In ancient days, some of these were huge get-togethers that involved dancing, singing, and feasting all night. Revolving around the changing of the seasons and the breeding of animals, they served as a way to give thanks for the bounties of the earth. 

Facebook Friends Are Almost Entirely Fake, Study Finds

Most of your Facebook friends don't care about you and probably wouldn't even sympathise with your problems, according to a new study. Many people have hundreds of Facebook friends. But people can only really depend on four of them, on average, new research.

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1788 - Isaac Briggs and William Longstreet patented the steamboat. 

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1862 - "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," by Julia Ward Howe was first published in the "Atlantic Monthly." 

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1884 - The first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. 

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1898 - The Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford, CT, issued the first automobile insurance policy. Dr. Truman Martin of Buffalo, NY, paid $11.25 for the policy, which gave him $5,000 in liability coverage. 

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1900 - Eastman Kodak Co. introduced the $1 Brownie box camera.

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1913 - Grand Central Terminal (also known as Grand Central Station) opened in New York City, NY. It was the largest train station in the world.

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1919 - The first Miss America was crowned in New York City. 

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1920 - Canada's Royal North West Mounted Police changed their name to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The organization was commissioned in 1873. 

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1930 The Times published its first crossword puzzle. 

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1957 - P.H. Young became the first black pilot on a scheduled passenger airline. 

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1969 - Joni Mitchell made her Carnegie Hall debut. 

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1998 - Stuart Whitman received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

2010 - More than 80 artists gathered to record the remake of "We Are The World". 


If You Were Born Today, February 1

Charming and well liked in love, you are a very amorous person. Highly intelligent, you are also perceptive and compassionate so that your "smarts" are not only book smarts. You are well-organized, hard working, and robust. You often feel that a job well done is one you do yourself, and might sometimes make decisions for others as a result. Idealistic with people, you are born to love, but are not always settled in that area of your life. Famous people born today: Justin Timberlake, Jackie Robinson, Carol Channing, Minnie Driver, Johnny Rotten.

Picture of the day
Portrait of an African Man
Portrait of an African Man is a painting by the Netherlandish Renaissance painter Jan Mostaert from between c. 1520 and 1530. The exact subject of the painting has long been unclear. Suggestions include that the subject is Christofle le More (Christopher the Moor), a black archer at the court of Emperor Charles V, or Saint Maurice, who was typically portrayed as black. If it is a portrait of a specific real individual, it appears to be the earliest known portrait of a black man in European painting.

Picture of a bather at the Ganges River in Varanasi, India

Sacred Swim

Photograph by Raja Subramaniyan, National Geographic 
A quiet morning at Dashashwamedh Ghat, the main ghat in Varanasi, India, on the banks of the Ganges River, afforded Raja Subramaniyan an image that could project the feel of the moment: a lone visitor "taking the holy bath." The ghats, especially this one, are often full of pilgrims and tourists alike, but of this photo the photographer writes, "I loved the atmosphere of the Dashashwamedh Ghat on that day—beautiful sunrise with warm light, the mist effect, the arrangement of boats."


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Reversible Double Knit Rose Scarf





Color Dipped Hat

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Heart Dishcloth
Knitted Heart Dishcloth

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crochet valentine's day

Hearts Desire Doily-ed Jars



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crochet valentine's day

Hooked On You

Giant Heart Crochet Pillow Pattern

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Banana Bread No Bake Cookies
If you love banana bread, you are going to LOVE these easy banana bread no bake cookies full of oats, walnuts, cinnamon and serious banana bread flavor!
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CRAFTS valentine's day

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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts ... valentine's day
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Animal Envelope VALENTINES!03DIY Animal Envelope Valentines

We’ve been having so much fun with our Animal Envelopes that we couldn’t stop and just one or two! So we decided to take it even further and make a complete set of Animal Envelope Valentines!
DIY Animal Envelope Valentines
To make them we pretty much followed our original technique, only this time we used smaller envelopes and added a little paper heart (made from a paper punch but you could use stickers, etc.) for the nose, making them perfect for a little Valentine to share with classmates!
 DIY Animal Envelope Valentines
It was a lot of fun coming up with different faces and ears. Really you and your little one could make any animal from this technique (or make up your own kind of creature!)
Have your little one address the backs of the envelops (or technically the fronts) to their classmates, fill with candy and seal. And your Animal Envelope Valentines are ready to share!
DIY Animal Envelope Valentines

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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. - David Brinkley

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Just hours before Stan Bennet was buried in July, 2012, his shrimp boat mysteriously sank to the bottom of Canada’s St. John’s Harbor! -------------------- Color me deadly. Green was one of the Victorian era’s most fashionable colors, but it was created with arsenic-based dyes that caused serious injuries—sometimes even death! -------------------- In November 2015, fishermen off the coast of Northern Spain caught a 33-ft-long, 300-lb giant squid. -------------------- Grow Van Gogh! Artist Diemut Strebe joined university scientists in creating a living replica of Dutch impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh’s ear from samples of his DNA.

"what is your name?" in Aromunian (Greece, Balkans) -  
Cumu ti cljeanmã?

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“Given good yarn, good workmanship, and good care, a 

knitted shawl can outlive its knitter, providing warmth and 

pleasure to several generations of family and friends.” 

― Martha Waterman

CLEVER valentine's day

Yarn Wrapped Letters  

Use brightly colored yarn to wrap letters for some fun decor.
Crocheting is fun! But sometimes it’s fun to make something different with yarn. Check out 16 Clever Yarn Ideas.

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i took a second and then i was off and running!
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Here's a trick of Doctor Dementia to test your skills...

Can you meet this challenge?
We've seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time we've seen it with numbers.  Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind.  And better than that: Alzheimer's is a long long, way down the road before it ever gets anywhere near you.
7H15                    M3554G3
53RV35                    7O PR0V3
H0W                    0UR M1ND5 C4N
D0                    4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!
1MPR3551V3                    7H1NG5!
1N                    7H3 B3G1NN1NG
17                    WA5 H4RD BU7
N0W,                    0N 7H15 LIN3
Y0UR                    M1ND 1S
R34D1NG 17
W17H                    0U7 3V3N
7H1NK1NG                    4B0U7 17,
C3R741N                    P30PL3 C4N
R3AD                    7H15.
PL3453                    F0RW4RD 1F
U                     C4N R34D 7H15.
To my 'selected' strange-minded friends, if you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid, too.
Can you raed this? Olny 55 people out of 100 can.
I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg.  The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae.  The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm.  This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe.  Azanmig huh?  Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! 

1 comment:

  1. You’re right. The need for car insurance never leaves us. With as many online sites as there are available for comparison, it is an easy task. Someone always seems to have a deal of some kind, so why not check it out? Car Insurance Day might be a good idea to remind people to see if they’re getting the best price.