Sunday, July 2, 2017

I Forgot Day July 2, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER  ... Celebrate I Forgot Day
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If you’re anything like us, you’re absolutely rubbish at remember holidays, anniversaries, doctors’ appointments, and… well… let’s be frank. We’re just rubbish at remembering anything, there’s just so much going on in today’s busy world that we can’t possibly keep track of it all! This unfortunately results in us having to apologize to people for missed appointments and parties, and I Forgot Day is your opportunity to get a jump on all the apologizing you’ll have to do for the year, and make up for things already forgotten.
We’d tell you what the origin of I Forgot Day is, but we seem to have forgotten. In fact, it was probably forgetting something that made the original creator develop yet another day he’d inevitably forget in the future. That being said, it still created a fantastic opportunity for those of us who are chronically forgetful and creates an opportunity to change that in the future. On I Forgot Day, it’s time for you to put an end to your forgetfulness, and instead organize it so that your calendar will help you not forget.
There’s a lot of things that contribute to forgetfulness, including stress (which of course just leads to more stress), poor diet, and illness. One of the most unusual actually involves walking through a door, there is reason to believe that your brain perceives the world as a sort of series of ‘scenes’ or ‘frames’, and passing through the door causes it to dump all information from the previous room as largely unimportant. Sounds far fetched, but fascinating!
The whole purpose of I Forgot Day is to make amends for those things you’ve forgotten, admit it to the people who have been affected by your forgetting, and ensure that they know that you still appreciate them. 
thanks for these photos to remove any grumpiness, Helen

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it! So there!

Word of the Day


Definition:(adjective) Resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought.
Usage:As the teacher read aloud, enchanted by the oracular sayings of Victorian poets, the class became progressively more confused.

I gotta hire this cat... got three light bulbs to replace...

Idiom of the Day

it ain't over till/until the fat lady sings

 — The final outcome cannot be assumed or determined until a given situation, event, etc., is completely finished. ("Ain't" is a colloquial contraction of "is not.") The phrase refers to the stereotypically overweight female sopranos of the opera, particularly the Valkyrie Brünnhilde, whose aria concludes Richard Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. It is often used in reference to organized competitions, such as sporting events, political elections, or the like.

I'm glad you're in my corner, girl.


First Wal-Mart Store Opens in Rogers, Arkansas (1962)

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Now the world's largest corporation, the Walmart chain of superstores was founded by Sam Walton, a former US Army Captain with an economics degree. Walton owned and ran a chain of five-and-dime stores in Arkansas before he opened his first Wal-Mart store in 1962. In the 50 years since, the company, which sells brand-name goods in high volume at low prices, has flourished. It now has 8,500 stores operating in over a dozen countries. 

Hermann Hesse (1877)

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Hesse was a German novelist and poet who wrote about the individual's search for spiritual fulfillment, often through mysticism. His major works include Siddhartha and Steppenwolf. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. At around the time of his death in 1962, his novels began to enjoy a revival of popularity due to their association with some of the themes of the 1960s counterculture movement.

Fillmore Jazz Festival

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Sponsored by the Fillmore Merchants Association in San Francisco, California, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival in the western United States. The festival comprises two full days and nights of musical entertainment on three stages, held on the weekend closest to Independence Day. In addition to offering performances of standards from the 20th-century golden age of jazz, the lineup features local and national acts offering funk, fusion, salsa, Afro-rhythms, and R&B

Gecko-Inspired Robot Could Snag Space Junk

Robotic pincers inspired by geckos could help collect garbage in space, a new study finds. In experiments, the device was able to glom on to objects in the lab and even floating items within the International Space Station.
Scientists used a robotic gripper inspired by geckos to move cubes, cylinders and beach balls on the Weightless Wonder, NASA's aircraft that dives to create moments of zero gravity.

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1850 - Benjamin Lane patented a gas mask with a breathing apparatus.

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1857 - New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for business. 

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1937 - American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world at the equator. 

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1939 - At Mount Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt's face was dedicated. 

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1955 - ABC Television premiered "The Lawrence Welk Show."

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1964 - U.S. President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights Act of 1964" into law. The act made it illegal in the U.S. to discriminate against others because of their race. 

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1982 - Larry Walters ("Lawnchair Larry") took flight in his homemade airship that consisted of a lawnchair with 45 helium-filled weather balloons attached to it. He stayed in flight for about an hour. 

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If You Were Born Today, July 2
You have great strength of character and have a gift for seeing the value of things. Although you do have a unique perspective on most matters, you can be very stubborn about seeing only that side to a story. You are a natural leader and often seek to have your way, but you are also quite poised and regal in manner. Learning to compromise is important to your success on a personal level. You are passionate in love. Famous people born today: Hermann Hesse, Ashley Tisdale, Jerry Hall, Lindsay Lohan, Margot Robbie.
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The first item bought by scanning its UPS code was a ten pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Gum which is now on display in the Smithsonian Museum.

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The U.S., Burma, and Liberia are the only countries in the world that have not officially adopted the metric system as the standard of measurement.

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The disease known as "chicken pox" has nothing to do with poultry. It earned the name because it was originally thought to be a weak strain of smallpox.

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Theological philosopher Saint Augustine of Hippo is so important to the Catholic faith that even his mom was canonized; today, she’s known as Saint Monica. Augustine’s dad, on the other hand, is not a saint. He’s primarily remembered for cheating on St. Monica.

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Raised on a Puppy Farm?

Picture of the day

Augustus Brine
Augustus Brine (1769–1840) as a midshipman in 1782. The son of Admiral James Brine, he joined the Royal Navy at age 13 and served on his father's ship during the American War of Independence. He was commissioned a lieutenant in 1790 and took his first command during the French Revolutionary Wars. Promoted to commander in 1798, he served at the Cape of Good Hope by 1798. His final combat engagement was in the Napoleonic Wars, when he commanded HMS Medway as flag captain to Vice-Admiral Charles Tyler.

wild vacation 2nd place The Awesome Winners of the National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids
Napping on the beach, I opened my eyes to this colorful parade of camels on Galu Beach in Kenya.

Hey, some "Chicks"?


thanks, June

thanks, Clara



The Dirty Dozen.


thanks, Ann

thanks, Marge




thanks, Vicky

Homemade Hot Dog Buns Recipe



  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 egg + 1 beaten egg for glaze
  • poppy seeds (optional)


  1. Place yeast, 1/4 tsp sugar and warm water in a small bowl to proof.
  2. Add bread flour, mashed potatoes, sugar, salt, oil and 1 egg in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix for 10-20 seconds.
  3. Add yeast-water mixture and change to dough hook. Mix on medium speed for 8-10 minutes, until dough is shiny, smooth and bounces back. 
  4. Place dough in lightly greased bowl with plastic wrap over the top. Allow to rise for 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
  5. Remove dough and divide into 16 even pieces. Roll each piece into a rope around 2 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat and cover again with plastic wrap. Allow to rise another 1 1/2 – 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush each  bun with beaten egg. Top with poppy seeds if desired.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until tops are just golden.
  8. Allow to cool, and slice down the middle.

Go to momma.

Refried Beans Without the Refry

"Who Me"??

thanks, Shelley

"You can't pull the Wool over my eyes"?


"Don't worry kid, there is always next year"?

thanks, Jeri
Flower Lights23 Cute and Simple DIY Home Crafts Tutorials

Friends for life.

DIY Bubble Refill Station & Homemade Bubbles Recipe!

"More, more plezzz".

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Man's Best Friend.
















You can't fool me "buddy".

SUDOKU ... hard


what to wear, what to wear? thanks, Lyn

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. - Eden Phillpotts

A 700-year-old Ming Dynasty banknote was found hidden inside the head of an ancient wooden Chinese Buddhist sculpture when it went up for auction in Armadale, Western Australia, in 2016.-------------------- Actor Tim Curry ripped off his own skin while filming the 1985 film "Legend" because he impatiently removed his character's hellish makeup himself!-------------------- Domino's delivers pizzas to homes in Maidstone, Kent, England, by canoe along the River Loose.-------------------- Every week, Cheryl Quinlivan of Logan, Queensland, Australia, makes a new roadside sculpture from old tires to amuse passing motorists.

Food - Get Rid of Fruit Stains

I love you so much!

Jaw Dropping Photos 
1. Douglas MacArthur signs formal surrender of Japan (1945)
This photograph was taken on board the USS Missouri, a battleship that had seen much action in the Pacific theater. The ceremony was held on September 2nd, and at 9 am, Japan officially surrendered. Japan, the United States, China, Britain, the USSR, Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and New Zealand all signed the document, signifying the end of World War II.

2. German flying ace, ‘The Red Baron’ and his dog (1916)
One of the most famous aviators in all history, Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, is photographed here with his dog. The Red Baron flew with the Imperial German Army during World War One.

3. Headquarters of Benito Mussolini and the Italian Fascist Party (1934)
This building, known as the Palazzo Braschi, was used as the headquarters of the Italian Fascist party. The image of the mask on the building’s front has become iconic in reference to Mussolini and the ideals of Fascism.

4. Hiroshima – Before and After (1945)
Hiroshima was the first city to ever be destroyed by a nuclear weapon. On August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. It was an action taken in hopes of forcing Japanese surrender and avoiding a continuance of the long, costly, and bloody World War II.

5. Hitler looking at the Gustav Railway gun (1942)

The weapon photographed here being viewed by Hitler and his generals is The Heavy Gustav. It weighed 1344 tons, was 4 stories tall, 20 feet wide, and 140 feet long. It had a 500 man crew, and required three full days to set up and prepare to fire.

6. Hungarian Revolution of 1956
In October of 1956, Hungary had a nationwide revolt against the Soviet Hungarian People’s Republic. It was the first significant threat to Soviet control, and began as a student demonstration in Budapest. The revolution ended in November, after the Soviets successfully suppressed public opposition.

7. JFK and LBJ receiving a briefing at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex (1962)
In this photo, President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson are shown receiving a briefing from Major Rocco Petrone. This was during a tour of Blockhouse 34 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex.

8. Joseph and Magda Goebbels on their wedding day. Best man- Adolf Hitler (1931)
This is a photograph of Joseph Goebbels wedding his wife Magda in 1931. Beside them is Magda’s son from her first marriage, Harald Quandt, and behind them is Adolf Hitler, the best man.

9. Louis Armstrong plays for his wife in Giza (1961)

While visiting the Pyramids of Giza, famous musician Louis Armstrong played trumpet for his wife Lucille. The two were married from 1942 until Louis’ death in 1971.

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