Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Today is Good Bear Day

This day honors Theodore Roosevelt (born on this day in 1858), 26th president of the United States. Teddy bears were named after him. Quick bit of trivia: Teddy Bear collecting is called arctophily. The word arctophily is a combination of two Greek words that mean "bear" and "love."

"It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction."

-- Henry Ward Beecher

5 yo bodybuilder
? Regretsy? This reminds me of the guy I dated who had a furry toilet seat cover.

Abandoned Russian homes....beautiful! More pics here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Today is Street Sign Poetry Day

In 1988, San Francisco unveiled new street signs that rename twelve streets in the city for some of its famous poets and writers, including Jack Kerouac, Kenneth Rexroth, Jack London, and Ken

"If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble."
-- Bob HopeCheck out the trunk of the car....WTH?

Recognize your great (to the billionth power) grandma?

CRAFTIES: I love this baby's hat! I'm not into the bobbles but love these covers and so want to make one! Pretty but oh, so expensive - I wonder if this can be weaved once I take the weaving class?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Today is the start of Energy Awareness Month

This year's theme encourages everyone to see themselves as a piece of the puzzle fitting into the big picture. Each of us is a part of the solution.

"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug."

-- Patricia NealThe middle pic of the quilt...I could so see that with a knitted piece in the center.

Take that! This is a great cause!

YUMMY: Crockpot fest, I need to peek through these recipes! Pumpkin recipes and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares, I'm just saying... I'm on my last jar of Amish rhubarb jam - I need to make a trip to PA or order the commercial version. I also need mini-marshmallows from Daley's in West Wilmington.

CRAFTIES: I love these hats - will be making the spiral one for the chemo cap donations we're doing.

All I got, hook 'em!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Today is Chewing Gum Day

Chew some gum to celebrate the birthday of William Wrigley Jr., the man who brought us
"pure chewing satisfaction." Trivia buffs: To grow all the mint Wrigley needs for its mint-flavored gums requires 53 square miles of farmland -- about 30,550 football fields!

"Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work."

-- Mark Twain

Let me call you back, we have a crappy connection.

AWWW: Heartwarming story.

YUMMY: Check out these recipes.

My son did not fall from this apple tree --- this is the link he sent me today. My influence over my children is amazing.

I like these. This is hilarious!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another short post....

Cool billboards. Credit report card information. Mapping the 7 deadly sins. I love this "ages 1-5 bicycle"

YUMMY: One of these days I need to try Nutella - I have a friend who is an international sales rep for the company ~ this looks good. Asian recipes: dumplings, kim chi, all yummy stuff! And Three Mushroom Dumplings.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Today is Dogpatch Day

This day celebrates the birthday of Al Capp (Alfred Gerald Caplin), born in 1909 in New Haven, Connecticut. Capp was the cartoonist who created the Li'l Abner comic strip featuring the community of Dogpatch.

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are."

-- Bernice Johnson Reagon

WHAT'S THIS WORLD COMING TO?: Wanna buy a house and get $10k in furniture thrown in as a bonus? Simmons going in the tank? Way to go Wells Fargo! Tech raider suspended indefinitely? Is billion trillion a real number? How low can you go - targeting Vets who fought for your freedom?

INFORMATION: In case you need to write a research paper.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Today is the anniversary of Black Sunday

In 1966, movie theater owners named this date Black Sunday as few people came to theaters. Instead, most people stayed home to see "The Bridge on the River Kwai" movie on ABC-TV.

"It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want."

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Crochet sculpture!
Interesting - gossamer silk. Charles Manson follower dies. Supreme Court Justice ill. Water on the moon! Right in the peppercorns!

CRAFTIES: Vintage crochet hooks, check out this wool wedding dress!, did you know that all the Lion Brand patterns are now free?

Hook UTEP!