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Quote Of The Day
"Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety. "
Today's Trivia Buddy Holly
Rock pioneer Buddy Holly is born on this day in Lubbock, Texas on this day in 1936. Holly popularized the standard rock band format of two guitars, a bass, and drums. Legendary artists Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney were among the many musicians who have named Holly as a major influence.The Panama Canal
On this day in 1977,in Washington, President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian dictator Omar Torrijos sign a treaty agreeing to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama at the end of the 20th century. The Panama Canal Treaty also authorized the immediate abolishment of the Canal Zone, a 10-mile-wide, 40-mile-long U.S.-controlled area that bisected the Republic of Panama. Many in Congress opposed giving up control of the Panama Canal--an enduring symbol of U.S. power and technological prowess--but America's colonial-type administration of the strategic waterway had long irritated Panamanians and other Latin Americans.
Today's Chuckles The Monkey Theory
A company is like a tree full of monkeys, all on different limbs, at different levels, some climbing up, some climbing down.
The monkeys on the top look down and see a tree full of smiling faces.
The monkeys on the bottom look up and see something slightly different.The Greatest Invention
Needless to say, one of the most successful inventors of all time was the man who invented the hay-bailing machine.
He made a bundle.
"Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. "
"Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. "
~Vincent Van Gogh
"Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. "
More Chuckles Mirror, Mirror
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Do you have to tell it all?
Where do you get the glaring right
To make my clothes look just too tight?
I think I'm fine but I can see
you won't co-operate with me;
The way you let the shadows play,
You'd think my hair was getting grey
What's that, you say? A double chin?
No, that's the way the light comes in;
If you persist in peering so,
You'll confiscate my facial glow,
And then if you're not hanging straight,
You'll tell me next I'm gaining weight;
I'm really quite upset with you,
For giving this distorted view;
I hate you being smug and wise...
O, look what's happened to my thighs!
I warn you now, O mirrored wall,
Since we're not on speaking terms at all,
If I look like this in my new jeans,
You'll find yourself in smithereens!!