Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A person devoted to pleasure and luxury; a voluptuary.|
|Usage:||This official sybarite dressed, dined, and visited a dozen or fifteen salons between eight at night and three in the morning.|
Sylvia Plath (1932)
American poet Sylvia Plath excelled as a writer from an early age and published her first poem at eight. She attempted suicide while in college but underwent electroshock treatment and seemingly recovered from her breakdown. In 1956, she wed poet Ted Hughes, whom she met while attending Cambridge on a Fulbright grant. Shortly after they separated in 1962, Plath committed suicide.
Artificial Skin Could Give Prosthetics a Sense of Touch
|In a step toward giving prosthetic limbs a sense of touch, scientists have developed an artificial skin that can "feel" pressure and send those signals to brain cells.|
1787 - The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."
1858 - Roland Macy opened Macy's Department Store in New York City. It was Macy's eighth business adventure, the other seven failed.
1904 - The New York subway system officially opened. It was the first rapid-transit subway system in America.
1925 - Fred Waller received a patent for water skis.
1954 - The first Walt Disney television show "Disneyland" premiered on ABC.
1975 - Bruce Springsteen was simultaneously on the cover of "Time" and "Newsweek." This was the first time this happened for a rock star.
1978 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.
Texas Renaissance Festival
Oct 29-30, 2016 | Todd Mission, TX
About This Festival
Die-hard renaissance lovers list the Texas Renaissance Festival as among their nationwide favorites. With a rich history of over 40 years as an interactive theme park highlighting different eras from the 16th century and beyond, it now attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to its event location in Todd Mission, Texas, just south of Plantersville. The Texas Renaissance Festival brings together food and fun along with live entertainment where actors play the part, true to form, of the era they represent. While staying true to their characters throughout the event, fans enjoy unique interactions with jugglers and fortune tellers that span over 8 theme filled weekends in October and November. Covering over 60 acres, guests create their own experience whether it is window shopping through the village of hand crafted items, mingling with the characters, participating in games or attending performances at any of the 25 stages or entertainment. Theme filled weekends cover a wide range of fantasies for the whole family to enjoy. Past or present themes cover the Roman era, Barbarian quests and pirate adventures among others. Each theme features games, costumes, food, and activities associated with the period and presented as authentically as possible. Guests can enjoy the fun from a distance or participate in the many contests designed to welcome families into the fantasy. At each event, you can participate in the worst or best dressed contest for the period, enjoy an eating contest or be part of a scavenger hunt. The Texas Renaissance Festival is currently the largest Renaissance theme park in the United States with attendance in excess of half a million people per season.
The Family Computer Disk System is a peripheral for Nintendo's Family Computer home video game console released in Japan in 1986. It allows users to play one of more than 200 games using proprietary floppy disks called "Disk Cards". Through the Disk System's entire production span, 1986–2003, 4.44 million units were sold.
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BACON AND KALE BREAKFAST HASH
Chocolate Potato Chips
1 pound high quality chocolate, chopped
8 cups ridged potato chips
- Place about 3/4 of the chocolate into a heat safe bowl, and place over the top of a pan of simmering water. If you have a double boiler, use that. Heat, stirring occasionally until the chocolate has melted, then continue to heat the chocolate to 110 degrees F (43 degrees C), stirring occasionally. You may use a meat thermometer if your candy thermometer does not go that low.
- As soon as the melted chocolate reaches temperature, remove it from the heat, and stir in the remaining chopped chocolate until melted. Continue stirring until the chocolate has cooled to 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). Touching a dab of chocolate to your lip will feel cool.
- Use tongs to dip potato chips one at a time into the chocolate. Place on waxed paper starting at the point farthest from you and working your way in so as not to drip on your finished chips. Cool until set. You may refrigerate if you like.
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... halloween