What I mean is this:
With embedding permission from our local news station, I wanted to share this bit of news. The video requires Flash, so, if you can't view this, or if for some reason the video has been deleted from the news station site and unavailable, I'm sharing a blurb from the article online. If it piques your interest a little more, you can visit the website's article:
- CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -A young woman living in Corpus Christi and attending Del Mar College has signed up to be a part of the first mission to Mars -- a one-way trip.
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Moving on...today is my birthday. And I don't mind telling at all, I am now 6 1/2....decades that is. I'll most likely not be online. Just gonna sit back and enjoy my day with Bud. Have no special plans except for my annual FRIED Shrimp Dinner; dining out. I really look forward to this since I don't eat fried food much on any other given time in the year. And I know I will enjoy it. Bud laughs at me craving this meal for 364 days...countdown and all. He can eat anything and never gain an ounce. Me? I just think of fried foods and pack on a pound or two. Oh well. What else the day will bring, I don't know. By the way, this image is of me and my mom. As far as I know it's the last one taken of me in Nebraska...the state I was born in...soon to be a Colorado resident for 40+ years.
Yes, as you know, lately the weather has been a big issue in my postings here at Hootin' Anni's ---it's been so very unusually cold. We've used the furnace this past couple of months MORE THAN the whole decade in the house combined. And I'm really not equipped in the wardrobe department for such freezing temps. Oh I have a coat...lightweight. I also have a fleece lined coat in the trunk of the car. I use it often when out walking lately. But I only have a small Longhorn stocking cap. It's okay...keeps the top of my head warm. But with very short hair, the stocking cap doesn't keep my neck warm. LOL So, I took a look in my huge basket of extra yarn skeins and pulled out a skein of variegated purple/magenta/blue yarn and made another cap. This one pattern I found online is called Bob Marley Slouch Cap. It's a very easy pattern, and works up quickly!!! Now that I have it completed, and readied for when I'm outdoors in the cold winds, Spring will arrive and I won't have any need for it. Isn't that the way things are? For me, always. I'm always a day late and a dollar short, which according to the idiom dictionary, it is me for sure: "late and ill-prepared".
In History the year I was born:
-Harry S. Truman was president
- A Series of winter storms in Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Colorado and Nevada – winds of up to 72 mph – tens of thousands of cattle and sheep perish. Posted previously by me...on February 9, 2008 I shared this family portrait of the Blizzard of '49! "...The photo was taken on February 9th, 1949. The Day I Was Born. The county snowplows cleared the country roads so mom could get to the hospital to deliver. No, really that is true....my family was blessed with good country folk ready to lend a helping hand, and the county officials kept the snow drifts off the country roads into town for her!! In the photo [foreground], two of my uncles and the one with the shovel is my dad who left the hospital after I was born, to help clear the snow in the yard/walkways, off roof-tops and around the barns, etc.; with the help of many neighbors. Heavy snowfall, heavy scooping, but that morning, then - not so heavy mom! LOL [my dad's height was 5'10" ...] It's reported online here that before the blizzard of 1948 - 1949 ended, parts of my home state received over 100 inches of snow and drifts as high as 30 feet.
-Los Angeles, California receives its first recorded snowfall.
-The first Volkswagen Beetle to arrive in the United States
-The first Emmy Awards are presented.
-The 21st Academy Awards ceremony is held.
-The North Atlantic Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., creating the NATO defense alliance.
-Albert II, a rhesus monkey, becomes the first primate to enter space.
-Howard Unruh, a World War II veteran, kills 13 neighbors in Camden, New Jersey with a souvenir Luger to become America's first single-episode mass murderer.
-Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, starring Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, opens on Broadway.
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.