Tortilla Chip Day is best celebrated on a comfy sofa and a favourite film with a selection of tasty dips! Why not go all out and add some cheese into the mix, grilling or melting it on top to form a stringy, tasty tortilla chip maze!
thanks for some of the vintage ads, helen
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A person who shows no gratitude.|
|Synonyms:||thankless wretch, ungrateful person|
|Usage:||This bird was a godsend to us, and I should be an ingrate if I forgot to make honorable mention of him in these pages.|
Idiom of the Day
To do exceptionally well in something, especially an exam or other high-pressure situation.
|A preeminent figure in American art, Homer was a largely self-taught landscape painter and printmaker. He trained as a lithographer, then became a freelance illustrator. As a correspondent for Harper's Weekly, he won international acclaim for his depictions of the Civil War battlefront. In 1876, he abandoned illustration to devote himself to painting, later settling in coastal Maine, where the local people and seascapes became the focus of his art.|
|George Washington is famous for leading patriot troops in the American Revolution, for being the first president of the newly independent United States . and for having false teeth.|
1835 - "Siwinowe Kesibwi" (The Shawnee Sun) was issued as the first Indian language monthly publication in the U.S.
1857 - The first shipment of perforated postage stamps was received by the U.S. Government.
1900 - New York City Mayor Van Wyck signed the contract to begin work on New York's first rapid transit tunnel. The tunnel would link Manhattan and Brooklyn. The groundbreaking ceremony was on March 24, 1900.
1912 - Founding of Hadassah: The Women's Zionist Organization of America.
1938 - The first nylon bristled toothbrush was made. It was the first time that nylon yarn had been used commercially.
1987 - An exploding supernova was discovered in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy.
1997 - Dick Enberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998 - Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.
If You Were Born Today, February 24
Charming, quirky, and outgoing, it might surprise some that you require a lot of time to yourself to recharge and refresh yourself just to get back on track. You are an interesting conversationalist, including as many people as possible in the conversation, and you are extremely versatile as well. You bend over backwards to help those you care about. Your compassionate side is well-developed, but so is your business sense. You have a good head for business, although it may take you some time to choose the right career path for you. Famous people born today: Eddie Murray, Abe Vigoda, Steven Jobs, Paula Zahn.
Howard Thurston (1869–1936) was a stage magician from Columbus, Ohio. After an unhappy childhood, he ran away to join the circus, where his future partner Harry Kellar also performed. Thurston was deeply impressed after he attended magician Alexander Herrmann's magic show and was determined to equal his work. He eventually became the most famous magician of his time, with a show so large that eight train cars were required to transport it.
An Exquisite Eye
Photograph by David Liittschwager
Vertebrate eyes—like this eye of a juvenile female southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)—are all variations on the same basic design, which functions much as a camera does.
knit, 2 - 10 yrs
Circular Paint Chip Art ~ Use a variety of punches to create beautiful art for your home and/or office. Recycled paint chips make the perfect medium for crafters on a budget.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ...puzzles
lots to figure out
"what is your name?" in Bangubangu (DR Congo) - Zina dyobe ni nani?
You’re brushing with too much toothpaste.
You only need to use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste for effective cleaning. Most ads feature globs of toothpaste the size of the brush because a.) it looks nice and b.) it makes you use up more toothpaste.
A History Of Housecats And How They Came to Be
An ancient Egyptian cat statue dating from 664–332 BC
hi, pc, our smartest cat ever! mmm