thanks for the 'Posing with Sculptures' pics, Lyn
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Free from emotional agitation or nervous tension.|
|Synonyms:||unflurried, unflustered, unruffled|
|Usage:||Though chaos and panic swirled all about him, the fireman remained unperturbed and calmly brought order to the scene.|
Idiom of the Day
Due to the absence or lack of something; through the failure of something.
LSD Is First Synthesized by Swiss Chemist Albert Hofmann (1938)
Ergot, a toxic fungus that grows on rye, can cause spasms and hallucinations if accidentally ingested. In 1938, Hofmann was researching potentially useful derivatives of ergot when he first synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). However, he did not discover its hallucinogenic properties until five years later, when he accidentally absorbed some of the substance through his fingertips. In 1947, his laboratory introduced LSD as a psychiatric drug.
George Simon Kaufman (1889)
Kaufman was an American dramatist and humorist who co-wrote more than 40 plays, many of which became tremendously successful. His collaboration with Moss Hart produced such plays as Once in a Lifetime and You Can't Take It With You, and he also worked on the Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera. Kaufman was also an influential drama critic for New York newspapers and was known for his caustic wit.
Great American Smokeout
|The American Cancer Society encourages nonsmokers to "adopt" smokers on this day and support them as they go through withdrawal from nicotine—a drug that is said to be as addictive as heroin. Schools are particularly active in observing the Smokeout, teaching young people that the easiest way to avoid the health problems associated with smoking is never to start. Other organizations also sponsor programs and activities designed to increase public awareness of the hazards to which both smokers and those who breathe their smoke are exposed.|
Dinosaur-era shark with snake's head and 300 teeth found off Portuguese coastScientists have discovered a dinosaur-era shark with 300 teeth and a snake's head off the Portuguese coast.
Man finds dinosaur-era shark with 300 teeth and a snake's head
1907 - Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state.
1952 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy first held a football for Charlie Brown.
1973 - Skylab 3 carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, on an 84-day mission.
1994 - Major League Soccer announced that it would start its inaugural season in 1996.
1999 - Johnny Depp received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2000 - Bill Clinton became the first serving U.S. president to visit Communist Vietnam.
2001 - The movie "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" opened in the U.S. and U.K.
2004 - A NASA unmanned "scramjet" (X-43A) reached a speed of nearly 10 times the speed of sound above the Pacific Ocean.
Nine Flags Christmas Festival 2017
Nov 4 - Dec 20, 2017 | Nacogdoches, TX
The Nine Flags Christmas Festival pays homage to Christmas in the oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches. The festival offers a host of events during its month-long run including a historic tour of the Oldest Town in Texas. Visit the beautifully decorated nine Christmas trees representing each of the nine flags that have flown over Nacogdoches throughout its rich history, attend the Texas Old Time Fiddlers State Championship or shop at the Holiday in the Pines for unique local and artisanal gifts.
further information: Nacogdoches Nine Flags Festival | Packages & Discounts
Glittering Lights Las Vegas 2017
Nov 10, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Motor Speedway|7000 N Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas’ Glittering Lights is a drive-through light show held annually at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With over two miles of lights illuminating your path, Glittering Lights is the perfect event to get you into the holiday spirit. Glittering Lights has been named one of the top eight places to see Christmas lights in the U.S. and opens each November for the duration of the holiday season.
further information: Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Music City Holiday Harmony 2017
Nov 10, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 | Nashville, TN
Kick off the holiday season with the entire family, and join in the Music City Holiday Harmony festivities. Running from November to New Year’s Day, this event provides guests with a wide range of activities sure to get even Scrooge in the holiday spirit. Throughout the event, guests can enjoy a variety of theatrical and musical performances showcasing Nashville talented denizens.
further information: Holiday Harmony | Visit Nashville, TN - Music City
A panoramic view of the Baturraden mountain resort on the slope of Mount Slamet in Central Java, Indonesia. Named for a legend about star-crossed lovers, a manservant (Batur) and noblewoman (Raden), the site features views of Mount Slamet and the nearby city of Purwokerto. Although marketed for ecotourism, it also features a mini-train, paddle boats, a water slide, and a pool.
There's a Wave in Australia called Cyclops
and it looks Incredible
Cyclops has its eye on you
LITTLE SHELL SOCKS
knit, Christmas ornament
Daisy Puffagon Tutorial
PINEAPPLE CRAZY SCARF
CRAFTS ... sewingthanks, Helen
Quick and easy tote bag, transform an old t towel
Paddle Boarding Jigsaw Puzzle
SUDOKU ... very hard
A view of the New York City skyline and Brooklyn Bridge at sunset during a citywide blackout on July 14, 1977.