Sunday, May 22, 2022

This Month’s Google Doodle


This month’s Google Doodle has nothing to do with candy nor critters, just makes u go, ‘hmmmm’…




NEW DELHI: Google on Sunday honoured the undefeated Indian wrestler Gama Pehlwan popularly known as “The Great Gama,” on his 144th birthday with a doodle. 

Gama Pehlwan was widely considered one of best wrestlers of all time. 

Gama remained undefeated throughout his international matches and earned the name “The Great Gama.” 

Today’s Doodle—created by guest artist Vrinda Zaveri—celebrates Gama Pehlwan’s accomplishments in the ring but also the impact and representation he brought to Indian culture. 

Traditional wrestling in North India started to develop around the early 1900s.

 Lower class and working class migrants would compete in royal gymnasiums and gained national recognition when lavish tournaments were won.

 During these tournaments, spectators admired the wrestlers' physiques and were inspired by their disciplined lifestyle.  

  

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Saturday, April 30, 2022

M&Ms an Acronym or a name?


Image of What does M&M stand for?

In 1941, he struck a deal for the chocolate with Bruce Murrie, 

son of Hershey president William Murrie.
They named the candy M&M, which stood for “Mars & Murrie.”
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Sunday, April 24, 2022

U love pets, they need your voice.

 

There really is a place that works to make all states no-kill sanctuaries for critters by 2025. 

Of course it’s a wonderful premise, and I wish them the best mostly because I wish it was true. 

  



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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Have a Happy Easter Month..!

 



  

There is so much to know about Easter, it can’t be contained! 

It’s actually quite a long holiday, taking up Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and of course, Easter Sunday. 

Christians are supposed to fast during this time. 

So there’s some sort of fasting days in there somewhere. 

All I know for sure is that Good Friday and Passover occurred on the same day this year. 

Does that complicate things or make it easier? I don’t know enuf about the history of Easter to say.  

It’s not surprising that a common bunny rabbit (who lays Easter eggs?!?) has come to represent Easter. 

So I’ve included only a couple of paragraphs copy/pasted here from Wikipedia for partial info;  

Easter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the Christian and cultural festival. For other uses, see  Easter disambiguating.


 It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a 40-day period of fastingprayer, and penance.

Easter-observing Christians commonly refer to the week before Easter as Holy Week, which in Western Christianity begins on Palm Sunday (marking the entrance of Jesus in Jerusalem), includes Spy Wednesday (on which the betrayal of Jesus is mourned), and contains the days of the Easter Triduum including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. 

 In Eastern Christianity, the same days and events are commemorated with the names of days all starting with "Holy" or "Holy and Great;" and Easter itself might be called "Great and Holy Pascha", "Easter Sunday," "Pascha" or "Sunday of Pascha." 

In Western ChristianityEastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the 50th day, Pentecost Sunday

In Eastern Christianity, the Paschal season ends with Pentecost as well, but the leave-taking of the Great Feast of Pascha is on the 39th day, the day before the Feast of the Ascension.

Easter and its related holidays are moveable feasts, not falling on a fixed date; its date is computed based on a lunisolar calendar (solar year plus Moon phase) similar to the Hebrew calendar.

 The First Council of Nicaea (325) established only two rules, namely independence from the Hebrew calendar and worldwide uniformity. No details for the computation were specified; these were worked out in practice, a process that took centuries and generated a number of controversies. It has come to be the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or soonest after 21 March. Even if calculated on the basis of the more accurate Gregorian calendar, the date of that full moon sometimes differs from that of the astronomical first full moon after the March equinox.

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by its name (Hebrewפֶּסַח pesachAramaicפָּסחָא pascha are the basis of the term Pascha), by its origin (according to the synoptic Gospels, both the crucifixion and the resurrection took place during the Passover)and by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. 

In most European languages the feast is called by the words for passover in those languages; and in the older English versions of the Bible the term Easter was the term used to translate Passover. 

 Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, midnight vigils, exclamations and exchanges of Paschal greetingsclipping the church (England), decoration and the communal breaking of Easter eggs (a symbol of the empty tomb). 

The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection in Western Christianity, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide. 

Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include Easter parades, communal dancing (Eastern Europe), the Easter Bunny and egg hunting

There are also traditional Easter foods that vary by region and culture.  



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Saturday, April 9, 2022

Bluebonnets abound..!

 Before such a thing as responsibility and working for a living, whenever I used to meditate in my younger days, this is exactly what I’d see; 


     


Gently rolling hills of green grass, blue skies and fields of bluebonnets, nary a street curb in sight anywhere! 

So since it’s there, let’s take a look at the reality of this curb, call it Curbology101. 

No tire tread skid marks. Why not? Because cars can see the grass and know to avoid the curb of grass, even at night. 

When there is unpainted curb and then immediate sidewalk concrete, THAT’s where u will see tire treads all over those poor unpainted curbs.

 Why? Because at night, sometimes during the day if u aren’t paying attention, and especially just after dusk when all contrasting colors tend to be washed out a bit, look again, skidmarks all over the place! The street briefly looks like there’s another lane, Bam! Oops, nope, that was sidewalk! 

When there are curbs and then some grass and then sidewalk, u immediately detect that it is not concrete and u rarely see tiremarks on the curbs by grass unless it’s at the corner of entry/exit driveways, especially when they are skinny driveways, u can see where the corner curbs have been run over so much that big chunks have chipped off! 

The chunks of concrete falling off the tips of concrete medians didn’t do that from age, they do that because: 

1) they weren’t painted, much less reflected, and; 

2) they were run over so much, the corners were chipped into powder. 

Poor curbs, such a mixed blessing..! 

That being said, enjoy the springtime bluebonnets in bloom just in time for Easter holidays, too.  


     




There, that’s better… 


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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Snacks Suggestions

 Every time I turn around, there’s a new M&M style and I try each and every one of them at least once. 

 The most recent one is perplexing. It’s a new style (I call it a style because it’s more than a flavor or ingredients, it’s marketing, and the new style explains what I mean). 

 It’s called Snowball. Is it a mint? No. Does it have some sort of cooling affect? No. Is it coconut or icing or anything resembling snow? Sort of. It’s white chocolate. Okay. 

Now here’s the same difference. There is already an M&M mint, white chocolate, and pretzel. 

The M&M pretzel is the absolute tops for travel snacks by the way. 

It’s the chocolate u expect, doesn’t melt right away, and then a salty pretzel interior makes for a larger than usual M&M, not too filling, and no sugar-dump effect, the best design in my opinion long-lasting for the road. 

I just didn’t understand why it was called snowball. The packaging is blue with a snowman holding a snowball. Hard-packed snowballs have ice in the middle, maybe that was the intention? Except pretzels 🥨 are sort of a summery item. Pretzels and mustard at baseball games comes to mind. 

At any rate, despite the juxtaposition of winter and summer packaging, the new style of white chocolate M&Ms are delicious and satisfying. If u enjoy salted caramel, you’d like the salted white chocolate pretzel M&Ms, they’re very good 😋

     

         



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Saturday, March 26, 2022