Why do we have a BIG WIND DAY?
Bet you didn’t know there was a WIND DAY?
The answer is blowing in the wind… or Gone with the wind…
On April 12th, 1934, surveyors at the observatory on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, recorded the highest velocity natural wind ever measured on Earth. The “big wind”, which reached 231 miles per hour. This date is commemorated each year as BIG WIND DAy.
Today, a team of individuals live in the observatory at the 6,000-ft. summit and monotor the weather 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Spend a Wednesday to Wednesday shift on the Summit of Mount Washington mainly cooking and cleaning as well as helping the crew with daily chores, research work, or other special projects. Experience the “world’s worst weather” first hand and for free!
Learn more at: http://www.mountwashington.org/about/volunteer/
The wind is like the air, only pushier.
Look what the wind blew in….
Quotes About the Wind
“Madame, bear in mind that princes govern all things–save the wind.”
“A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.” ~ Lewis Mumford
I hear the howl of the wind that brings
The long drear storm on its heavy wings.
William Cullen Bryant
“I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but that all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”
“A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.” ~ Catherine the Great
“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” ~ W. B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire
“-She is like the wind, open and free. If I cage the wind, would it die?
-Then don’t cage it, Mikhail. Trust it to stay beside you.” ~ Christine Feehan, Dark Prince
“A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.” ~ Jean Genet
“A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.” ~ Anne Bronte
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean
Farmer Brown: “Did you lose much in that last tornado?”
Farmer Jones: “Lost the henhouse and all the chickens. But that’s OK ’cause I ended up with three new cows and a pick-up truck.”
Happy 79th Big Wind Day
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This post is a work in progress.
Please feel free to contribute inspirational
MESSAGES AND QUOTES
about why we should enjoy today.
Enjoy today, enjoy life.
It’s not a dress rehearsal!
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Forever is composed of nows.”
~ Emily Dickinson
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
~Henry David Thoreau
“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
~ Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx
“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.”
~ Albert Einstein
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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach
But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.
~Robert Frost, “Blue-Butterfly Day”
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I’d like a review of the bridge bidding with all the original inflections.
Playing Bridge card games is a great comfort in your old age.
Playing bridge also helps you get there faster.
One gets use to abuse.(when playing bridge)
It’s waiting for it that is so trying. - Rueful Rabbit
I love these Baby Quotes about playing BRIDGE!
FAMOUS BRIDGE QUOTES
Investing in a market where people believe in efficiency is like playing bridge with someone who has been told it doesn’t do any good to look at the cards.
- Warren Buffett
It’s not enough to win the tricks that belong to you. Try also for some that belong to the opponents.
- Alfred Sheinwold
The real test of a bridge player isn’t in keeping out of trouble, but in escaping once he’s in.
- Alfred Sheinwold
If you have the slightest touch of masochism you’ll love this game.
We believe that contract ( when playing bridge card games ) is particularly attractive to people with a scrappy disposition.
- Frank Perkins
It’s not the skill that drops off with age, it’s the drive, the killer instinct … and when a man isn’t primed to kill he makes mistakes.
Since the average person’s small supply of politeness must last him all his life, he can’t afford to waste it on bridge partners.
- Alfred Sheinwold
Bridge is essentially a social game, but unfortunately it attracts a substantial number of antisocial people.
- Alan Truscott
One advantage of bad bidding is that you get practice at playing atrocious contracts.
- Alfred Sheinwold
Where’s the hand you held during the auction?
- A comment Jan Janitschke has made when dummy hits.
South: I’m requested to further misdescribe my hand.
It is not the handling of difficult hands that makes the winning player. There aren’t enough of them. It is the ability to avoid messing up the easy ones.
- Alan Sontag
Most bridge players prefer consistency in their partners rather than brilliance.
- Matthew Granovetter
The sum of all technical knowledge cannot make a master contract player (when playing bridge).
- Ely Culbertson
A knowledge of the mechanics will suffice to put a player in a commanding position in the post-mortem. To become a member of the upper crust calls for more, much more. Resilience, imagination, occasional flashes of inspiration, these are the hallmarks of quality. And this transcends the realm of science.
- Victor Mollo
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
Card sense is when it’s technically right to do something, the little man that sits on my shoulder or anyone else’s shoulder says, “Don’t do that.” And you say to yourself, “Well, wait a minute, that’s the right way to play.” And he says, “Yeah, but you don’t wanna play that way.” That instinct is card sense when playing bridge. It’s almost an ability to feel where the cards are. It’s something that you can’t buy, you can’t find; you’re born with. The ability to do the right thing at the wrong time or really to do the wrong thing at the right time.
- Barry Crane
I’m not sure whether glory or masterpoints is first on the list, but I know learning to play better is definitely last.
- Eddie Kantar
Regardless of what sadistic impulses we may harbor, winning bridge means helping partner avoid mistakes.
- Frank Stewart
A player who can’t defend accurately should try to be declarer.
- Alfred Sheinwold
The real secret of the expert is to make logic seem like flair.
- Hugh Kelsey
Learn from the mistakes of others. You won’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
- Alfred Sheinwold
I favor light opening bids. When you’re my age, you’re never sure they’re going to get back to you in time.
- Oswald Jacoby at 77
Years ago there were only two acceptable excuses for not leading the suit your partner had opened; having no cards in the suit, and sudden death.
- Alfred Sheinwold
I think we’re all a little masochistic. Otherwise, why would we continue to play bridge?
We had a partnership misunderstanding. My partner assumed I knew what I was doing.
My partner is 20 years behind the times. Nowadays you pay your money to bid. My partner still thinks you need cards.
Your play was much better tonight, and so were your excuses.
We play forcing hesitations.
A fellow had made a bad bid and gone for 1400. “I’m sorry,” he said to his partner, “I had a card misplaced.” Asked his partner innocently, “Only one card?”
- Charles Goren
If I did everything right, I wouldn’t be playing with you!
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Makes no CENTS to keep the penny. Right?
Canada did it, why not the United States?
But, after exhaustive research, I found the following reasons why America might keep the penny.
1. Because Americans are more religious than Canadians. What will Angels toss down from heaven if there are no pennies?
Pennies from Heaven
I found a penny today
Just laying on the ground.
But it’s not just a penny
This little coin I’ve found.
Found pennies come from heaven
that’s what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels tossed them down
Oh, how I loved that story!
He said when an Angel misses you
They toss a penny down,
sometimes just to cheer you up
To make a smile out of your frown.
So don’t pass by that penny
When you’re feeling blue.
It may be a penny from heaven
That an Angel’s tossed to you.
2. Will we have to pay a “nickel for your thoughts”?
3. What will happen to our savings and wealth (if you believe in the following quote)
If you take care of the penny’s.
The dollars will take care of them-selves.
4. We will have less luck!
“find a penny pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck”
Penny Survives, Despite Calls to Cut Wasteful Government Spending
“Making the penny may be the most wasteful thing the federal government does.”
UTSA economist Dr. John Merrifield says it doesn’t make sense to make the cent, and now is the time to put the penny out to pasture.
“With the increase in the price of copper, it is totally insane to have the penny around,” Merrifield said
The most to get rid of the penny, which has been underway since the 1960s, appears to be gaining momentum, as President Obama recently said he supports it.
“Any time we are spending more money on something that people don’t actually use, that’s an example of something we should probably change,” the President said.
The U.S. mint estimates it costs two and a half cents to make every penny in circulation.
“Unlike other coins where the exchange value is worth a lot more than what it costs to make it, the penny is a losing proposition,” Merrifield said.
“There’s probably some special interest somewhere that’s going to lose jobs if we stop processing copper into pennies,” he said.
By the Way
In an effort to cut costs, the Canadian government chose to stop minting pennies this year. The penny’s costs have finally grown so high that the government has realized it just doesn’t make sense to keep the 1-cent coin going.
“The penny is a currency without any currency,” said Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who is also quoted saying that pennies “take up too much space on our dressers at home” and “far too much time for small businesses trying to grow and create jobs.”
The Canadian penny now costs Canada 1.6 cents to produce. And if this seems similar to the U.S. penny, that’s because it is, except that American pennies are still being funded by the federal government and manufactured by the U.S. Mint.
I guess the financial situation isn’t as bad in America??????????
Canadian Politician, Pat Martin, stood in the House of Commons in Ottawa and delivered a poem praising the end of the penny:
Farewell to the lowly old penny,
the most of commons coins that you’ll see.
It once served us well,
but most people will tell,
it ain’t what it once used to be.
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What did the stamp say to the envelope on Valentine’s Day?
I’m stuck on you!
What kind of flowers do you never give on Valentine’s Day?
What do you call a very small Valentine?
What did the boy squirrel say to the girl squirrel on Valentine’s Day?
I’m nuts about you!
What did the chocolate syrup say to the ice cream?
“I’m sweet on you!”
What did the paper clip say to the magnet?
“I find you very attractive.”
What did the French chef give his wife for Valentine‘s Day?
A hug and a quiche!
What did the boy sheep say to the girl sheep on Valentine’s Day?
I Love Ewe!
What did the elephant say to his girlfriend?
“I love you a ton!”
What did the bat say to his girlfriend?
“You’re fun to hang around with.”
Valentines Day Love Quotes by Shakespeare
“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.”
They do not love that do not show their love.”
“So long as I can breathe or I can see
so long lives your love which gives life to me.”
“Love from one side hurts, but love from two sides heals.”
“Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind.”
“A friend is one who knows who you are, understands where you have
been, accepts what you have become, and still gently
allows you to grow.”
“Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.”
“Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better. “
“Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts. “
“Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love. “
“Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. “
“They do not love that do not show their love. “
“A woman would run through fire and water for such a kind heart. “
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. “
“Love is a spirit of all compact of fire. “
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind”.
“My bounty is as deep as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite. “
“My heart is ever at your service. “
“So they lov’d as love in twain
Had the essence but in one;
Two distinct, divisions none…”
“Such is my love, to thee I so belong,
That for thy right myself will bear all wrong. “
“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew. “
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“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson
Many people have seen or heard about the Super Bowl Commercial ~ God Made a Farmer…
“Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed, and brake, and disk, and plow, and plant, and tie the fleece and strain the milk.”
But God made bankers too, right?
And on the eighth day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need someone who can flip this for a quick buck.”
So God made a banker.
God said, “I need someone who doesn’t grow anything or make anything but who will borrow money from the public at 0% interest and then lend it back to the public at 2% or 5% or 10% and pay himself a bonus for doing so.”
So God made a banker.
God said, “I need someone who will take money from the people who work and save, and use that money to create a dotcom bubble and a housing bubble and a stock bubble and an oil bubble and a commodities bubble and a bond bubble and another stock bubble, and then sell it to people in Poughkeepsie and Spokane and Bakersfield, and pay himself another bonus.”
So God made a banker.
God said, “I need someone to build homes in the swamps and deserts using shoddy materials and other people’s money, and then use these homes as collateral for a Ponzi scheme he can sell to pensioners in California and Michigan and Sweden. I need someone who will then foreclose on those homes, kick out the occupants, and switch off the air conditioning and the plumbing, and watch the houses turn back into dirt. And then pay himself another bonus.”
God said, “I need someone to lend money to people with bad credit at 30% interest in order to get his stock price up, and then, just before the loans turn bad, cash out his stock and walk away. And who, when asked later, will, with a tearful eye, say the government made him do it.”
God said, “And I need somebody who will tell everyone else to stand on their own two feet, but who will then run to the government for a bailout as soon as he gets into trouble — and who will then use that bailout money to help elect a Congress that will look the other way. And then pay himself another bonus.”
So God made a banker.
Quotes about bankers:
Because bankers measure their self-worth in money, and pay themselves a lot of it, they think they’re fine fellows and don’t need to explain themselves.
I think bankers will always get away with whatever they can get away with.
John le Carre
Bankers – pillars of society who are going to hell if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted. John Ralston Saul
Jokes about bankers:
Why don’t sharks attack bankers? Professional courtesy.
A young banker decided to get his first tailor-made suit. As he tried it on, he reached down to put his hands in the pockets but to his surprise found none.
He mentioned this to the tailor who asked him, “You’re a banker, right?” The young man answered, “Yes, I am.”
“Well, whoever heard of a banker put his hand in his own pocket?”
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When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
~ Ogden Nash
Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just
You all day and now the day was complete. ~ Marcy DeMaree
Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author unknown
Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our
hearts forever. ~Author Unknown
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren,
I’d have had them first. ~Lois Wyse
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Hope you Have a Very Happy Black Friday!
When is Black Friday?
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Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
This year it might be called
Some stores, like Target, will open at 9 p.m.
on Thanksgiving this year, in an effort to get a
head start on the biggest shopping day of the year.
Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift….
The hangover comes the day after. ~Joyce Brothers
Black Friday Blackouts
I was browsing in a souvenir shop when the man next to me struck up a conversation. Just as he was telling me that his wife was getting carried away with her Black Friday shopping, a brief power shortage caused the lights to flicker overhead. ‘That,’ he sighed, ‘must be her checking out now.’
It’s funny how during Thanksgiving we’re thankful for what we already have, but then we practically trample each other for stuff we don’t have on Black Friday.
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1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: