Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A verbal denunciation characterized by harsh, often insulting language; a tirade.|
|Usage:||Ferrars looked exceedingly angry, and drawing herself up more stiffly than ever, pronounced in retort a bitter philippic.|
Idiom of the Day
Extremely bored to the point of distraction, frustration, or irritation.
|The principal creator of the modern classical ballet, Petipa was a French-born Russian dancer and choreographer. He received early training from his ballet-master father and was a dancer in France, Belgium, and Spain before joining the Imperial Theatre in St. Petersburg, where he created several ballets and became chief choreographer in 1869. By his retirement in 1903, he had produced more than 60 ballets for the imperial theatres in St. Petersburg and Moscow|
|Though no longer observed, the birthday of Frederick IX of Denmark (1899-1972) was a national holiday in that country, marked by patriotic speeches and parades. Soldiers in uniform would march down the main street of Copenhagen, the capital, accompanied by military bands. This was also an occasion for singing Denmark's two national anthems, "Kong Kristian Stod Ved Hojen Mast" ("King Kristian Stood Beside the Lofty Mast") and "Der Er Et Yndigt Land" ("This Is a Lovely Land"). Frederick IX became king of Denmark in 1947 and ruled until his death in 1972.|
|There's a small, tentacled freshwater animal called a hydra, whose mouth disappears every time it closes. I really mean that: it disappears. When your mouth closes, the two halves are still distinct.|
1302 - The characters Romeo and Juliet were married this day according to William Shakespeare.
1702 - The Daily Courant, the first regular English newspaper was published.
1904 - After 30 years of drilling, the north tunnel under the Hudson River was holed through. The link was between Jersey City,NJ, and New York, NY.
1905 - The Parisian subway was officially inaugurated.
1930 - U.S. President Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
1947 - The DuMont network aired "Movies For Small Fry." It was network television's first successful children's program.
1948 - Reginald Weir became the first black tennis player to participate in a U.S. Indoor Lawn Tennis Association tournament.
1969 - Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottom jeans.
1986 - Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a one-stick model.
2002 - Two columns of light were pointed skyward from ground zero in New York as a temporary memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
If You Were Born Today, March 11
You were born wise, and your intuition is exceptional. However, your emotional ups and downs tend to be many until you learn to focus your energies. Getting a handle on this inner restlessness is crucial to success. You like to have many things going at once, and many of you have more than one profession or occupation. You might often find yourself acting on emotional whims. Balancing your mind and your emotional instincts is an important challenge for you in this lifetime. You are exceptionally caring and loving. Famous people born today: Lawrence Welk, Douglas Adams, Thora Birch, Anton Yelchin.
Hoffmann's two-toed sloth(Choloepus hoffmanni) is a species of sloth from Central and South America named for the German naturalist Karl Hoffmann. This solitary, largely nocturnal and arboreal animal, is found in mature and secondary rainforests and deciduous forests. Adults range from 54 to 72 cm (21 to 28 in) in head-body length, and weigh from 2.1 to 9 kg (4.6 to 19.8 lb). Females are larger on average than males, although with considerable overlap in size.
Gold Coast Party
Photograph by T. Zhang, National Geographic
T. Zhang snapped this photo of a bevy of people fishing on Australia’s Gold Coast in Queensland. Though the image is rendered in placid black and white, it’s “a happy fishing party,” writes Zhang.
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Crockpot Cheese Cake
Stitch on Paper
mouse come up to cat, gets a kiss
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... lots of play
cutest puppy tickle
sherlock and his violin
i guess that's one way to get over a puddle
QUICKLY WIND YARN
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1. Reduce waste by putting expiring food in an “Eat Me First” box.
2. Stand upside down condiment bottles in an egg carton.
3. Cover your refrigerator shelves with plastic wrap for easy spill cleanup.
4. Glue magnets to the bottom of containers so they stick to the sides of your fridge.
5. Use magazine holders to create freezer shelves.
Via Aunt Peaches
6. Keep things within reach with a Lazy Susan.
7. Get neat, easy access to fruit by placing a basket in your crisper drawer.
8. If you have a chest freezer, organize items in reusable fabric shopping bags so you can pull things out easily.
9. Create a kid-friendly snack zone that’s easily accessible.
10. Revamp your fridge with chalkboard paint and stay organized with a written weekly menu.
11. Organize items into food groups with dollar-store baskets.
Place foods and condiments that your family uses together often in designated baskets. Here are some great examples that The Domestic Geek Uses:
- Sandwich basket
- Cheese basket
- Salsa and hot sauce basket
- Meal helper basket