Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Raspberry Cake Day July 19, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Raspberry Cake Day

With summer in full swing, it’s hard to imagine anything more seasonal and enjoyable than fresh, juicy raspberries; that is, except for Raspberry Cake Day – a whole day dedicated to enjoying raspberries in cake format!

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A person who dissents from some established policy.
Usage:With the exception of one or two dissenters, the members agreed to the proposition.

Idiom of the Day

nice one

 — An informal expression of praise for having done something well. (It can also be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.


Edgar Degas (1834)

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Degas was a French painter and sculptor. After copying the Old Masters and becoming a skilled draftsman, he was introduced to Impressionism by Édouard Manet. He then gave up his academic aspirations to pursue art exclusively. Many of his works depict the fast-paced city life of Paris, particularly the ballet, theater, circus, track, and cafés, and feature non-traditional compositions influenced by Japanese prints and photography.

Myanmar Martyrs' Day

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On July 19, 1947, Aung San and six of his cabinet members, including his older brother, were assassinated during an Executive Council meeting. His political adversary, U Saw, was found guilty of participating in the assassinations and was later executed for his part in the killings. July 19 has been declared Martyr's Day, a national holiday on which the people of Myanmar remember their slain leader Aung San. On this day, the country holds a moment of silence, and a ceremony is held as family members of Aung San and the other assassinated cabinet members lay wreaths on their tombs.

A Marine Ecologist on Swimming with Sharks and What 'Jaws' Got Wrong

The first time he encountered a tiger shark in the water, marine ecologist Neil Hammerschlag was in the Bahamas conducting research.

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1799 - The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was found in Egypt. 

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1939 - Dr. Roy P. Scholz became the first surgeon to use fiberglass sutures. 

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1946 - Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test. 

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1949 - Harry Belafonte began recording his first sessions for Capitol Records. They included the songs "They Didn’t Believe Me" and "Close Your Eyes." 

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1964 - In Illinois, Cahokia Mounds was designated as a U.S. National Landmark. 

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1984 - Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by the Democratic Party to become the first woman from a major political party to run for the office of U.S. Vice-President. 

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1985 - Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded the following year. 

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1990 - Vikki Carr opened the ceremonies for the dedication of the The Nixon Library. She sang in front of 4 Presidents, President Nixon, President Ford, President Reagan and President Bush, all which she had performed for at the White House during their terms. Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig and Gene Autry were also present. 


If You Were Born Today, July 19
Some might call you an "old soul" - your intuition is very powerful, and you often seem to see right through others. You also tend to have wise advice. Your sense of humor is entirely unique and your perspective on things similar. These are just some of the reasons why you make such great company. Even so, your emotions are strong and you can be a little moody, needing your space from time to time. You possess a somewhat mysterious allure and appeal. Famous people born today: Edgar Degas, Campbell Scott, Jim Norton, Elizabeth McGovern, Nick Faldo, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Picture of the day
Great Mosque of Central Java

The Great Mosque of Central Java is a mosque in the city of SemarangCentral Java, Indonesia. Dedicated in 2006, the mosque complex covers 10 hectares (25 acres). It can hold up to 15,000 worshipers in the mosque interior and the central courtyard. This photograph was taken from the viewing deck of the 99-metre (325 ft) tall Asmaul Husna Tower, which also houses a museum and a radio station for dakwah.

Picture of a year-old panda in a tree in China

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Photograph by Ami Vitale
Although giant pandas spend most of the day eating and sleeping, they love to climb and play. Here a year-old cub explores the treetops in an enclosure at the Wolong center of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, where captive-bred pandas are trained to live in the wild. If the animal passes tests to gauge its survival skills and instincts, it will be released into the mountains.




Magnus Ragnar the Victorious Viking {A Free Knitting Pattern with Cedar House Yarns}






The Never Ending Wildflower Crochet Pattern  |  Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet (www.littlemonkeyscrochet.com)




update some $1 flip flops into something fab. It's so easy! (needs mod podge!)
LOVE these DIY fabric covered flip flops!

make your own mod podge at a fraction of the cost!




Rugens, aprons made from human bone, were worn by Tibetan monks during ritual ceremonies! -------------------- “Harry Potter’ actor Daniel Radcliffe went through 70 wands and 160 pairs of glasses during the filming of all eight movies! -------------------- Competitive eater Matt “Megatoad” Stonie ate 200 marshmallow peeps in 14 minutes in March 2016!



1 comment:

  1. Degas, raspberries, and summer just seem perfect together. Did Degas ever paint a "winter" picture? All that I know seem light and airy and summer-like.