Friday, March 4, 2016

Grammar Day March 4, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Grammar Day

Celebrate Grammar Day by crossing your I’s, dotting your T’s, and making sure that you’re correctly punctuating and structuring your sentences. Watch those apostrophes!

thanks for sharing the artist Yuriy Sultanov, patty. happy grammar day!

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A notched parapet built on top of a wall, with alternating merlons and crenels for decoration or defense.
Usage:I came upon it by a winding ledge of road, which clung to the bare side of the hill like the battlements of some huge castle.

Idiom of the Day

a bit of a stretch

 — A mild exaggeration beyond the truth or what is likely the case.


Chicago Is Incorporated as a City (1837)

In 1803, the US Army built Fort Dearborn on a tract of land along the Chicago River that had been acquired from the Native Americans after the Northwest Indian War. Over time, the settlement that grew up around the fort was incorporated as a city. A major port and the commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center of the Midwest, Chicago is now the third-largest city in the US. Its name is derived from the Native American word shikaakwa, meaning "onion field."

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678)

Vivaldi was an Italian composer, considered the greatest master of Italian baroque. He became a priest in 1703 and spent most of his life after 1709 in Venice, teaching and playing the violin and writing music for the Pietà, a music conservatory for orphaned girls. Although he produced vocal music, including 46 operas, Vivaldi is best known for instrumental music, including The Four Seasons and nearly 500 concertos for violin and other instruments

Exquisitely detailed 520 million-year-old fossil shows individual nerves

Chengjiangocaris kunmingensis wasn't exactly a beautiful animal: The crustacean-like Cambrian creature had a long, segmented body and an unholy number of legs that it used to scuttle across the ocean floor.

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1634 - Samuel Cole opened the first tavern in Boston, MA

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1877 - Emile Berliner invented the microphone. 

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1881 - Eliza Ballou Garfield became the first mother of a U.S. President to live in the executive mansion. 

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1908 - The New York board of education banned the act of whipping students in school.

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1914 - Doctor Fillatre successfully separated Siamese twins.

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1917 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives. 

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1954 - In Boston, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital reported the first successful kidney transplant. 

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1974 - "People" magazine was available for the first time

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1975 - Queen Elizabeth knighted Charlie Chaplin. 

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1993Patti LaBelle received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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If You Were Born Today, March 4

You have a strong sense of karma and tend to watch what you do and say as a result. You are responsible and caring, although not always patient when others around you are not doing their fair share. You are not a big risk taker, but you are not lacking in ambition either. You do slowly but surely work hard and push forward. You tend to be orderly and organized, or at the very least strive to be. Famous people born today: Patricia Heaton, Catherine O'Hara, Chastity Bono, Emilio Estefan, Joshua Bowman, Andrea Bowen.

Picture of the day
A diagram of Jupiter showing a model of the planet's interior, with a rocky core overlaid by a deep layer of liquid metallic hydrogen and an outer layer predominantly of molecular hydrogen. Jupiter's true interior composition is uncertain. For instance, the core may have shrunk as convection currents of hot liquid metallic hydrogen mixed with the molten core and carried its contents to higher levels in the planetary interior. Furthermore, there is no clear physical boundary between the hydrogen layers—with increasing depth the gas increases smoothly in temperature and density, ultimately becoming liquid.

Aerial picture of salt ponds in the San Francisco Bay Area, California

Salt of the Earth

Photograph by Gerald MacFly, National Geographic 
Salt evaporation ponds get their chromatic appearance from the microorganisms that flourish in them as the water salinity increases. Gerald MacFly, having seen these ponds while flying into San Francisco International Airport, admired their shapes and colors and intended to get another look. He captured this image during a chartered helicopter ride over the ponds.

knit, EASTER





crochet, EASTER










Don't bother looking at the view - I have already composed it. - Gustav Mahler

A group of panda’s is called an embarrassment! -------------------- Who cut the cheese? Anthony Lofrisco of Wilton, Connecticut, drove seven hours to Canada just to be the first to cut into a 1,000-lb. piece of provolone cheese! -------------------- Australian artist Concetta Antico can see 100 times more colors than the average person!

"what is your name?" in Baure (Bolivia) - Piwoyowoyowon?

believe it or not, at this very moment, our broom is on the car, waiting for us to continue getting all the snow off!
Seasonal Conditions - The Quickest Way to Clean Snow from a Car


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