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  1. May 11th - Holidays and observances

     

    Fun Holidays

    Twilight Zone Day

    May 11 is Twilight Zone Day, an unofficial holiday that honors and celebrates the Twilight Zone, an iconic and thrilling television show.

    Nothing Is as It Seems

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    Twilight Zone was created by Rod Serling, who was also the show's host and narrator. The show is a collection of unrelated stories where nothing is as it seems and the end is usually always bizarre and unexpected. The stories on the show combined the features of science fiction, psychological thrillers, drama, horror, and fantasy and were based in the twilight zone.

    The Fifth Dimension

    The twilight zone according to the narrator at the beginning of each episode of the show is a “...fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge...

    Most Watched TV Show

    The show made its debut in the United States in October 1959, to immediate critical acclaim, though it took a few years for it to gain popular success. Today, the Twilight Zone is considered to be one of the best and one of the most watched TV shows of all times.

    No one knows who created this holiday or why they chose May 11 to honor this creepy, but fun holiday.

    How to Celebrate?

    • Do a Twilight Zone marathon. It is also Eat What You Want Day, so get all the fun food you can eat, and park yourself in front of the TV and spend the day watching episodes of the Twilight Zone back to back.
    • Gather your friends and have a Twilight Zone themed party.
    • Fancy yourself as a sci-fi writer? Why not spend the day writing some Twilight Zone inspired fan fiction?

    Did You Know…

    ...that Rod Serling was not the first choice for the narrator? Orson Welles was initially approached by Serling to play the role, but wasn't able to get him.

     

    Fun Holidays

    Eat What You Want Day

    Break all, but one of your dietary rules on May 11 or Eat What You Want Day. The only rule you must obey is, of course, eat what you want, however you want it, how much you want it!

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    In today's fast-paced world, where time is premium, diets have taken control of people to wish to live a healthy life. All of us have some kind of dish or food that they love but have to stay away from because it is not very healthy. This unofficial holiday allows people to take one day from the year and guiltlessly indulge in their favorite foods.

    How to Celebrate?

    • Eat whatever you want. Pig out on decadent desserts, stuff yourself with delicious food, go into a food coma feasting on rich, yummy dishes.
    • Ever wondered what ice cream would taste with ketchup? Today is your day to try it! Try out all the oddest combinations of food you can think of.

    Did You Know…

    …that the word buffet originates from the French word for the piece of furniture food was served on?

     

     

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    WTF Fun Fact - Blibber-Blubber

    That part about requiring a solvent to remove, is down right scary.

     

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    WTF Fun Fact - al-Zeidi's Shoe Monument

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    sandrewn :cowboy:

    I started at 10:30, finished just now, sorry.

     

  2. May 10th - Holidays and observances

     

     

    Fun Holiday

    Clean Up Your Room Day

    May 10 is Clean Your Room Day - an unofficial holiday that is bound to be any parent's or roommate's favorite holiday and perhaps every child's, teenager's and lazy person's nightmare.

     

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    Trash the Trash

    Also sometimes called the National Clean Up Your Room Day, this holiday of unknown origins aims at keeping the dust bunnies where they belong - the trash. The holiday promotes clean rooms and homes and encourages people to collect their cleaning supplies, don their cleaning clothes and gloves, and spend the day spring cleaning.

    Spring Cleaning

    Spring cleaning is a practice in many cultures where people clean their homes thoroughly once a year on the first warm day of spring. It is thought that this practice dates back to the days when people lit fires to keep warm during cold winter months. The first warm day of spring allowed people to open their windows and doors and to get rid of all the soot and ash that collected over the winter.

    Even though Clean Your Room Day falls towards the end of the Spring season in the Northern Hemisphere, and Fall (Autumn) in the Southern Hemisphere, it is a good day as any to get cracking on the dusting, scrubbing, and organizing. And who knows, you may just find that thing you were looking for forever hiding in some dusty corner of your room.

    How to Celebrate?

    • Clean up your room and resolve to keep it clean every day.
    • Give away or throw any unwanted items or pieces of clothing that you no longer use.
    • If you have children, teach them about the virtues of a clean room. Help them organize their toys and books and reward them for keeping their room clean.
    • Get the family together and make cleaning a fun chore. Put on some fun music and dance while you clean. Give out rewards for milestones crossed - fastest time taken to clean, best organizer, and room with the least amount of dust.

    Did You Know…

    ...that many cultures have a day assigned to cleaning during a year? In Iran, people clean their houses in preparation for the Persian New Year called Norooz, while in India people clean up their homes before the festivals of lights, Diwali.

     

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    sandrewn :cowboy:

    1. drpaladin

      drpaladin

      My dust bunnies used to have small dens, now they've established their own countries. :P

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    May 9th - Holidays and observances

     

     

    Fun Holiday

    Lost Sock Memorial Day

    Lost Sock Memorial Day on May 9 is a day to commemorate lost socks. The unofficial holiday also encourages people to let go of all the remaining single socks they are collecting in hopes of finding their partners one day.

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    There are few mysteries in life that are as perplexing as the mystery of the missing sock. No matter how hard you try to keep pairs of socks together, invariably one of them ventures out into the netherworld never to be found again.

    Lost Sock Memorial Day is a day to honor all those disappeared socks.

    How to Celebrate

    • Throw out all the single leftover socks.
    • Use the leftover socks as cleaning cloths. Or spend the day making sock monkeys out of the socks that have sadly lost their partners to the sock blackhole.
    • Have a minute of silence for all the socks you have lost.

    Did You Know…

    ...that the feet have about 250,000 sweat glands that are capable of producing about 1 cup of sweat a day?

     

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    So that is why they don't wear shoes, I always wondered.

     

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    I wonder who the other candidates were?

     

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    Right place, right time, the story of my life.

     

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    Patience is a virtue!

     

     

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    sandrewn :cowboy:

     

    1. ancientrichard

      ancientrichard

      I solve the sock problem by wearing odd socks. :2thumbs:

  4. Little feed back in the past, but I'll keep trying.

     

    To all My Fabulous Mother's out there, DivineSavvy is wishing you a sweet,  quiet, gross-out… | Happy mother day quotes, Happy mothers day images, Mothers  day quotes

     

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    MOM

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    down spells

    WOW

     

    sandrewn :cowboy:

    (I miss you, Mom)

     

    PS. @glitteryantlers

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    1. Kitt

      Kitt

      Thank you

    2. Page Scrawler

      Page Scrawler

      Hey, Sandy.  :hug: Thanks for that.

    3. DynoReads
  5. For May 8th

    Holidays and observances

     

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    Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood.
    -Bill Murray

     

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    Some stranger somewhere still remembers you because you were kind to them when no one else was.

     

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    Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

    -Princess Diana

     

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    sandrewn :cowboy:

     

    1. Geron Kees

      Geron Kees

      Perhaps an indication of why Russians are the most insane drivers on earth!

  6. Tuesday morning the tenats' bathroom flooded (directly above mine), so my week has been rather busy doing repairs. Hers' is back to normal. I still have to re-plaster my ceiling, replace trim, caulking and some painting, the joys of being a landlord. I'll take care of the ceiling in the garage, next week.

    What Are Rainbows?

    Rainbow

    If you are curious, the following article is a couple of minutes read and quite interesting.

     

    What Is a Rainbow?

     

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    I did not know this, did you?

     

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    It is amazing what we take for granted these days

     

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    Have you ever wondered where the term “pigskin” originated?

    It may surprise you to learn that footballs were originally inflated with the bladders of animals, including those from swine. In later years, these animal bladders were placed inside a leather cover, giving rise to the term “pigskin.” The bladder of pig (or another animal) was inflated into more of an oval shape than the familiar pointed tips of today’s game balls.

     

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    sandrewn :cowboy:

     

    1. Zombie

      Zombie

      “In England, during the 1700 and 1800’s, pineapples were a status symbol... and cost roughly £11,000 in today’s money”

      ...that’s because they were actually grown in England (and Scotland) by the “landed gentry”

      and the cost was huge, building custom glasshouses with cavity wall and underfloor heating burning tons of coal every day just to keep the critters cosy :P

      that was the status symbol: “look at me, I can grow these cos I got loadsa money to burn...” :lol:

       

  7. @drpaladin @Story Reader @ancientrichard

    1. Answers your question on my style of riding.

    2. You only live once, go for it.

    3. Also takes care of the invisibility problem, don't you think.

    sandrewn :boy:

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    2. drpaladin

      drpaladin

      @sandrewnyou either have to upload a file using the add file button below or post photos to an online free photo share site like Imgur, Photobucket, or Flickr. With the latter, you can either simply copy and paste the image itself or paste the image link. If you upload files from your device, you have a very limited amount of space, so photo share is the better option.

    3. Geron Kees

      Geron Kees

      Still can't tell how many humps! :)

       

    4. drpaladin

      drpaladin

      No humps yet, just harrumphs.  :P

  8. Sorry no update tonight. Just a picture of my first (and last) camel ride.

    sandrewn :cowboy:

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    2. ancientrichard

      ancientrichard

      The camel seems to be invisible at the moment. Are you sure that what you rode really was a camel? :)

    3. drpaladin

      drpaladin

      Now you have me wondering what happened to my aunt's camel saddle. She got the thing during her peripatetic travels long before I was born. I have some fond memories of sitting on the elaborate thing as a child listening to stories of her travels. (It always helps to have neat props when you tell good stories and she had plenty of both.)

    4. Geron Kees

      Geron Kees

      One or two humps? I mean, one or two invisible humps? :)

       

       

  9. I had planned on doing great things today. Instead I washed the windows.

     

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    I think you're a goner, what ever you do.

     

    sandrewn

    1. Geron Kees

      Geron Kees

      Sometimes, even windows inspire great things!

       

    2. sandrewn

      sandrewn

      @Geron Kees

      I have lived in this house since 1966. This was my 56th time doing the spring cleaning of these windows.

    3. Geron Kees

      Geron Kees

      That beats the 27 years I've lived in mine! AND the 27 times we've done the windows in the spring!

  10. Today would have been her ninety seventh birthday. I'll be back tomorrow.

    1. sandrewn

      sandrewn

      Thank you for your kind thoughts ( :heart: 7 ).

  11. Well, I got the burnt rice here, the snow will have to wait.

    Great news, the curfew in Montreal will go back to 9 PM, as of Monday night, YAY !

    Tuesday, I had my first shot of the Moderna vaccine, my second appointment is the 10th of August, same time and place.

     

    April 30 th:

     

    Honesty Day                   

    Great Prayer Day           

    Orthodox Good Friday

     

     

    You know why you never see elephants hiding up in trees?

    Because they’re really good at it.

     

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    Once my dog ate all the Scrabble tiles.

    For days he kept leaving little messages around the house.

     

     

    This video is a bit different, it might not be your cup of tea, you have been warned.

    Can You Eat That?? World’s STRANGEST Animal Organ Dishes!! | Full Series (Sonny & Calvin) - YouTube

     

     

    It's Friday (big deal),

    take care

    sandrewn :cowboy:

     

  12. The cooking directions did say about 7 min. So 15+, a solid, black rice disk and a cloud of smoke in the kitchen were definite signs, one should follow the instructions on the package for best results.
  13. As you can see, I can scan the photos and get them here. However those I transferred from my camera (burnt rice and snow) still no luck so far.

     

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    Q: What would you get if you crossed a parrot with a centipede?

    A: A walkie-talkie.

     

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    Guilty Spiders are Guilty Spiders

     

     

     

    Sorry, I've got to go now, I will try to

    finish this one later

    sandrewn :cowboy:

     

     

     

  14. This was around half a mile from where we got stuck in the sandstorm, about five feet from the roadside. When we passed by on the way out last week, there was only sand there. Remember, the briefing the first day here. STAY ON THE DAMN ROAD!!!!
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