Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A minor error, such as a slip of the tongue, thought to reveal a repressed motive.|
|Synonyms:||slip-up, miscue, slip|
|Usage:||She thought her verbal blunder was just a silly mistake, but her friend, a Freud enthusiast, tried to convince her that the parapraxis actually had great significance.|
Idiom of the Day
In someone's or some group's opinion.
The Old Man of the Mountain Collapses (2003)￼
The Old Man of the Mountain was an iconic rock formation in the Franconia Notch mountain pass of New Hampshire. Protruding from the side of a cliff, about 1,200 feet (366 m) above a lake, it looked like a craggy, 40-ft (12-m) human face. Years of freezing weather and the feature's already precarious position caused the beloved local symbol and tourist destination to collapse in 2003.
William Motter Inge (1913)
|Inge worked as a teacher and newspaper critic before winning recognition as a dramatist. His plays sympathetically portray the aspirations and frustrations of Midwestern small-town life. He first earned notice in 1950 with Come Back, Little Sheba, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for Picnic. Several of his works were made into films. By the 1960s, his reputation as a dramatist declined, and he turned to writing novels.|
Día de la Santa Cruz
The Day of the Holy Cross, known elsewhere as the Exaltation of the Cross, is an important one throughout Latin America. Crosses that are normally found in the churches are repaired and repainted, or carried in procession through the streets. In Venezuela, the celebration is known as Velorio de Cruz. People set up special altars in their homes that include crosses, lighted candles, and images of the saints. Musicians and poets from all over the country come to perform in front of these altars. While playing their instruments, they improvise rhymed couplets and other poetic forms.
DNA of Extinct Humans Found in CavesThe DNA of extinct humans can be retrieved from sediments in caves - even in the absence of skeletal remains. Researchers found the genetic material in sediment samples collected from seven archaeological sites.
DNA of extinct humans found in caves - BBC News
1802 - Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city.
1855 - Macon B. Allen became the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts.
1921 - West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.
1933 - The U.S. Mint was under the direction of a woman for the first time when Nellie Ross took the position.
1937 - Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With The Wind."
1944 - Dr. Robert Woodward and Dr. William Doering produced the first synthetic quinine at Harvard University.
1952 - The first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.
1971 - National Public Radio broadcast for the first time.
1988 - The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband's activities.
1998 - "The Sevres Road," by 18-century landscape painter Camille Corot, stolen from the Louvre in France.
Ever Thought of Publishing Your Patterns?
Pattern A Day wants original knitting or crochet pattern submissions for the Pattern-A-Day Calendar. If you would like to showcase your knitting or crochet designs in the 2017 edition of the Knitting Calendar™ or the Crochet Calendar™
Due: before October 15th2.
Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions are making a foray into unscripted TV with The Handmade Project, a competition reality show which has received a six-episode straight-to-series order by NBC. Poehler is reuniting with her former Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman on the show, which celebrates artisanship and the makers who can create amazing things with their hands … and a few tools too.
Interested in being on the show?
one of my favorite sites on the internet is freecycle.org.
freecycle.org is a FREE website you sign up with in the community nearest you. its efforts are
all to connect people looking to get rid of all types of things (appliances, furniture, toys, books,
bric a brac, etc), with people who need certain items. this international organization keeps
belongings out of landfills and puts it in the hands of those who truly need or want the items
you no longer want to keep!
there are only two things to do when it comes to freecycle .. put out emails to the group that
either OFFER or WANT things. then it's between you two to make arrangements for pick up.
after that, i always send a thank you note so everyone knows the item is no longer being
CHEERIOS IS GIVING AWAY 100 MILLION WILDFLOWER SEEKS TO SAVE THE BEES
Right or wrong, you win! Click on an answer, and every day you do, we’ll provide kibble to animal shelters to help feed their hungry dogs and cats.
Play every day – the more you play, the more kibble for the dogs and cats - plus click for litter to go to shelters, too!!
This is what I receive every day:
Sheri says that she reads DIANE'S CORNER every day at 4 pm!! She is also a foster parent for all the feral kittens that are caught in her Florida neighborhood. She and her husband raise them and generally make them ready to be neutered, adopted or released into the wild.
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Pictures of the day
A focus stacked composite image showing head detail of Rhinotia hemistictus, a species of beetle.
This lil hummingbird baby was caught in my home. Here he is recouping from what was a stressful time being stuck. Minutes later her flew away.
knit - ALPHABET CHARTS
Heide and Pete get their new puppy, Farmer, tonight. mmm
Sleeping Kitty Lovey
Garden Chair Covered With Ikea Napkins
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... Headband Organizer craft
Butterfly BWG Jigsaw Puzzle
An old teapot will make a really cute bird feeder. Just attach the teapot to a tree or even the side of your house. You can use this for a feeder or a nester. Birds can get inside and build their nests so that you can see the babies when they are hatched. As a feeder, it works really well and is a really unique idea.