My daughter Greta won the 2nd place! I’m proud of you dear ! <3
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My daughter Greta won the 2nd place! I’m proud of you dear ! <3
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment ,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
My daughter Greta Garda Arellano Fuentes
She graduated with Honors- “IT” (Information Technology)
Honorable Mention and Outstanding Internship Awards.
I know, I know… I just imagined myself to be there with her… My avatar did a great job! A very proud MOM I really am! <3
An emaciated Pit Bull discovered at the bottom of a trash chute in Newark 3 years ago, moments before the trash compactor would have killed him, has made a miraculous recovery and now weighs a healthy 50lbs.
Rescued the day before St Patrick’s Day in 2011, Patrick as he was quickly named, weighed a shocking 19lbs and was on death’s doorstep when volunteers from the Associated Humane Societies took him to the emergency room at Garden State Veterinary Specialists. Source
While the trauma of being tied to a railing for seven days and then dumped in a bin has inevitably left emotional and physical scarring, those who know Patrick talk only of how loving and trusting he is.
Though understandably Patrick remains nervous around strangers.
Hospital staffers have chronicled his progress on their website and a Facebook page has garnered fans from around the world.
He’s received hundreds of emails, donations, gifts and letters from those inspired by his tale of survival.
His ribcage protruded, he weighed about 20 pounds – roughly 30 pounds less than average – and was covered in sores with parts of skin hanging off him, according to Patricia Smillie-Scavelli, Dr Scavelli’s wife and the administrator of the hospital.
‘Everyone thought that, you bring in an animal like that, that looks like it’s really just a corpse, you put it to sleep,’ Mrs Smillie-Scavelli said.
‘But of course, he looked up at you with those eyes, and you say: How can you give up on this dog? How can you, when he’s not giving up on life? So, we gave him that second chance, and he has just run with it, and thrived.’
After weeks of emergency measures that included a transfusion of three pints of dog blood, a special diet, medicine and physical therapy, Patrick began to gain weight and eat solid food.
Mini-Elite-Transparent Plastic Cord Holder
BY YOURS TRULY :)
Tooth doctors and/or Orthodontists and mortals who wear braces are very familiar with this “power chain or e-chain” material:
Repurposed your used e-chain plastic holder into a unique headphone cord holder.
The length of the extra cord of your headphone can be easily adjusted
to your preferred length from your pocket or purse to your ear.
Viewing note: clicking on an image will open a new window to the post of the image.
A Little Calvin In Every Child was one of the first images on All That Is Interesting when we launched in 2010 and has remained one of the most popular. And it’s easy to see why: the hilarious mimicry of Calvin reminds us exactly why it’s great to be a kid.
This fascinatingly bizarre photograph garnered an even weirder amount of online attention, where it was featured in several conspiracy-oriented websites that claimed it was evidence of government manipulation of the weather.
One of our favorite articles in the archives, The Town Where Everyone Wears A Gas Mask details life in Miyakejima, Japan, where an active volcano had spewed poisonous gas for the last two decades. Rather than leave, the 3,000 inhabitants decided to wear gas masks 24/7 so they could remain on the island.
This delightful gem needs little explanation: it’s the casting call for the music video for Smells Like Teen Spirit.
McDonalds: it’s everywhere and anywhere — this beautiful visualization of every location in America proves it.
Who knew that a) you could get behind a frozen waterfall and b) they would have such magnificent colors?
The Nullarbor Cliffs literally feel like the end of the earth, though they are really just the end of Australia.
Our most popular gallery of 2013, Afghanistan in the 1960s is a staggering photo essay on what life was once like in Afghanistan.
The story of August Landmasser is amazing as it is tragic. Landmasser fell in love with a Jewish woman who, before they could marry, was sent to a concentration camp. Before he would be sent to a labor camp, this picture captured Landmasser refusing to partake in the Nazi salute during a public rally in 1936.
We won’t be able to do this article full justice, so you should read and see the phenomenal urban design of Eixample, Barcelona.
Once numbering in the hundreds of millions in the United States (that’s right, hundreds of millions), bison were hunted down to a mere thousand by 1890. Most of the story of how this happened can be inferred by the picture above.
A relic of an era since lost, Bulludzha Monument was erected in 1981 as a monument to the Bulgarian socialist movement. The Communist government would soon fade away, as would the monument.
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Photo courtesy of International Hearing Dog, Inc.
For dog lovers, this is a very sweet dog story to read.
Source: Loving Our Dogs
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
We were visiting our daughter when we adopted our Boston terrier, Tad. An adorable puppy, just three months old, he became the family‘s center of attention. Each morning, as soon as he heard my daughter Kayla moving around downstairs, he had to be taken down for playtime before she left for work. When she came home from work, we had him waiting for her at the door.
After three weeks we left for home. On the drive, we let Tad talk to Kayla on the phone each night. Once home, every time we called Kayla or she called us, we always put Tad on. He scratched the phone and listened intently and tried to look into the phone to see her.
One Saturday, Kayla called while we were out. She left a message. Tad was standing beside me when I pressed the button to listen to the message. He listened to her talking and cocked his head, grinning at me. I played it again for him.
A few days later, I was taking my shower when I heard the answering machine come on and Kayla leave a message. I thought it was strange when I heard her message repeat and the machine announce, “End of messages.” A few seconds later Kayla’s message began yet again.
Wondering what was going on, I climbed out of the shower, wrapped a towel around myself and headed into the living room. There stood Tad, listening to the answering machine. I stopped and watched. When the message finished, he stood up with his feet against the edge of the low table, reached over with one paw and slapped the answering machine. The message came on again. He dropped back on the floor and listened happily.
I told him “no,” and distracted him from the answering machine while I erased the message. A few days later I was in the kitchen when I heard, “You have no messages.” I headed for the living room. Tad had started the machine again. I watched as he cocked his head and looked at the answering machine. Then he stood with his feet on the edge of the table and tapped the button again: “You have no messages.” He walked around to the other side of the table and repeated the process with the same results. This really irritated him. He returned to his first position, took both paws and began slapping and clawing the answering machine. It repeated: “You have no messages.”
I said, “Tad, leave the answering machine alone.” He looked at me and then turned back to the answering machine, digging at it furiously. When it repeated the same message, he ran to me and then ran back to the answering machine, waiting for me to do something. I realized he wanted to hear Kayla talking, but I had erased the message.
I called Kayla that night and asked her to call Tad and leave him a message. I explained that Tad had listened to her message, but I had erased it. When he tried to listen to it again and didn’t hear her message, he had been unhappy.
Kayla called Tad and left a special message for him that he can play and listen to whenever he wants to hear Kayla’s voice. We call it puppy love, twenty-first-century style!
Mother is HEAVEN
Subsistence pal. True-hearted
WOMAN… Full of LIFE!
Today is my mom’s birthday. She was already gone but I see and talk to her in my dreams, whenever I seek guidance or some advise. And most often her advises worked on me.
For instance, one of them, like 2 years ago, I noticed a little dark spot on my upper right cheek and it was getting darker and darker. I applied different bleaching products that was prescribed to me by my dermatologist, but none of which ever help to fade away the dark spot. And then one night I dreamed that I was with my mom and she told me the medication that I should used instead. Believe it or not, the result was amazing. It worked!
It really feels good to know that she’s still around whenever I need a mother touch. Yes, I know I am already a mother but it just feels so joyful to have my mother with me even only through my dreams.
A Blessed Birthday
You’ll always be missed and loved
I love you Mamang.
What can you say about the message that this commercial was trying to convey here?
As for me, I will stick to “My Attitude- My Life- My Rule”
How about you! :)
You may like this version too:
“Mad World” is a song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith, it was the band’s third single release and first chart hit, reaching #3 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1982. Both “Mad World” and its B-side, “Ideas as Opiates”, appeared on the band’s debut LP The Hurting the following year. The song eventually became Tears for Fears’ first international hit, reaching the Top 40 in several countries in 1982 and 1983, peaking notably at #2 in South Africa.
Two decades later, the song made a popular resurgence when it was covered in a much slower, minimalist style by composers Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack to the movie Donnie Darko in 2001. This version reached #1 in the UK in December 2003, and also became an international hit.
I stumbled upon this video in YouTube and I was surprised to see the so called people “Zo’é Tribe”
I am aware that I work in a place where people prefer twigs than toothbrush… hehehehe
BUT this? I never thought that there are still people who lives in this kind of culture, by which you are about to watch in today’s Cafe Siesta with me.
I thought that this is an awesome adventure so I invited you all to walk with me in the jungle. Bring your bed and one or two pillows with you… :) Enjoy!
I love you guys! mmmwahhh!
Here is a fun Happy New Year song for you! Enjoy :)
Okay guys, your favorite regular menus: (Manic Monday, Arts and Haiku, Art Game, For The Love Of Haiku, Music Passion, Cafe Siesta, Sunday’s Sashay) will be serve to you fresh from the oven every first week of the month… Every now and then you will read some of My Moments, My Muse, Zest and other interesting posts.
How about Tooth of the Day? I will start it again from the beginning and do the best I can to serve it to you everyday. This is my wish too… hahaha… It’s another challenge for me :grin:
Okay guys let’s welcome the New Year with this shout. Together we say!
Brenda’s Wish… you should read it here… It really is so touching that I cried but with a smile and full of awe kind of feeling.
Really Amazing! :)
In Today’s Cafe Siesta we will go to Rome :) Yes guys to Sistine Chapel but in 3D…
And this is a great substitute for being there in person!!!
Check it out…
I am sure you will all be delighted to see this World’s Largest Gigapixel Picture :)
It gives us new meaning to the word- INCREDIBLE.
Once you get in, you can maneuver the image in any direction with your mouse.
Be patient and the image will clarify when downloaded.
Click the picture and have fun with our tour!
The Sistine Chapel is a large and renowned chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. Wikipedia
Okay, let’s all enjoy this and imagine to have your avatar in there too…
And Amary Av got there first already, yay! hehehe :)
Anyways once you got inside and started to have your excitement in playing with your mouse…
Have a break to grab your favorite tea or coffee and drink with me :)
I love you guys!
A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eye sight was blurred, and his steps faltered. The family ate together at the table, but the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled onto the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the messes.
“We must do something about Father,” said the son. “I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.”
One evening before dinner, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making.”
Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food from when I grow up.” The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.
The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.
That evening, the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days, he ate every meal with the family. For some reason, neither the husband nor the wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk was spilled, or the tablecloth was soiled.
~ Author Unknown ~
You will remember this tale tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.
On a positive note, ponder the following lessons learned:
1. No matter what hap pens and no matter how bad things seem today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
2. You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles the following things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
3. Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you will miss them when they are gone from your life.
4. Making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”
5. Life sometimes gives you a second chance.
6. You should not go through life with catcher’s mitts on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
7. If you pursue happiness, it will elude you, but if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
8. Whenever you decide something with an open heart, you usually make the right decision.
9. Even when you have pains, you don’t have to be one.
10. Everyday, you should reach out and touch some -one; people love that human touchholding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
11. You still have a lot to learn!
You should pass this on to everyone you care about!
Today’s Cafe Siesta is to wake up your memories and experience some random flashbacks… by simply closing your eyes :)
This was another mail that I received from a friend of mine… A long one but WELL worth it…. I hope you all enjoy as much as I did.
and he said,
“I hate to admit it but I can remember all of these as I’m sure you will also. I remember these things…but I do it with very fond memories! When life was soooo much easier and slow. ”
Although, I wasn’t born in this era… I find this song very awesome :)
I remember that I loved to play with my walking dolls that were almost as tall as I was… I had plates, cups and saucers made of papers that I created myself.
I enjoyed running around with my siblings… They would bring me with them to a river bank where it was not allowed for children to play. One day they sneaked out and brought me with them, I was only 5 years old back then and when my father found us there, Yay! He scolded the big ones but he spared me… hehehe… Because he believed I was innocent :)
I watched Tom and Jerry, Sesame Street after school. Favorite TV shows and series were Wild Wild West, Different Strokes, Bob Hopes… hmmmm I feel happy already while thinking of those things… I even could smell the donuts that my mom used to bake! Yummmy!
Here are some pictures I was able to scan from one of my old albums… :)
Okay, you can begin now to spend some time to close your eyes and imagine how it was… :) and then you can grab your favorite tea or coffee and savor it and enjoy it to the last drop :)
I love you guys!