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
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)
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)
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
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.
1850 - Benjamin Lane patented a gas mask with a breathing apparatus.
1857 - New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for business.
1937 - American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world at the equator.
1939 - At Mount Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt's face was dedicated.
1955 - ABC Television premiered "The Lawrence Welk Show."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raised on a Puppy Farm?
Picture of the day
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.
PIERS NICKLIN, 12
Napping on the beach, I opened my eyes to this colorful parade of camels on Galu Beach in Kenya.
Hey, some "Chicks"?
The Dirty Dozen.
Homemade Hot Dog Buns Recipe
Go to momma.
"You can't pull the Wool over my eyes"?
"Don't worry kid, there is always next year"?
Friends for life.
"More, more plezzz".
Man's Best Friend.
You can't fool me "buddy".
SUDOKU ... hard
what to wear, what to wear? thanks, Lyn
I love you so much!
Jaw Dropping Photos