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Posted:Jun 25, 2017 8:43 am
Last Updated:Jun 25, 2017 9:03 am
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NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY

FUN FACT: Strawberries have been in season in many places across the
country and in Maine Pick-You-Own will start early thanks to the hot spell

FUN FACT: "parfait" is the French word for "perfect" and a Strawberry Parfait
if just that PERFECT
Layer it any way you wish: sliced berries topped with whipped cream and then more berries;
sliced berries then vanilla pudding and more berries;
ladyfingers topped with berries and whipped cream or yogurt and then some granola or crunchy cereal like rice krispies
sliced berries a layer of ice cream, more sliced berries.
You cannot make a mistake. Just be sure to make it in something see-through so you can enjoy the colors

FUN FACT: Health benefits of strawberries:
Extremely high in antioxidant content
A flavonoid called quercetin is in strawberries and contribute to lowering inflammation
HIgh potassium content helps reduce high blood pressure
High in fibre and water content
Have a very low glycemic index
Contain Vitamin C and folic acid

FUN FACT: President Ronald Regan declared June 25th as National Catfish Day
in 1987 but I know nothing about cooking catfish and, indeed, do not believe I have ever eaten any. SOOOO I opted for dessert and not the main course

Make yourself a SUNDAY TREAT
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###3 Way Tie###
Posted:Jun 25, 2017 7:35 am
Last Updated:Jun 25, 2017 7:38 am
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#32 Symposium need YOUR VOTES!!!
There is a three-way tie and only three days to go
before TOPIC for July gets posted.

Do your Civic Duty and go Vote( even if you are not going to
write anything!! )

#32 VOTE POLL for JULY TOPIC #32 VOTE POLL for JULY TOPIC
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Interesting Notes About Canadian Holidays
Posted:Jun 25, 2017 7:14 am
Last Updated:Jun 25, 2017 9:00 am
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I found these when I was looking for places to see the Solar Eclipse
in August. Hard to read but I think the site is called vercalendario. so before
I lost it I copied it to here:
"Holidays in Canada are either statutory, federal or optional. There are five nationwide statutory holidays namely: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day, Christmas Day. Federal holidays are mandated by federal legislation for federally regulared employees nationwide. There are other statutory and optional holidays observed in Canadian provinces under the same or diferent names and dates. Some municipalities also have local statutory holidays. For instance, the morning of the Stampede Parade is often given as a half-day holiday in the city of Calgary. In Ontario, the August Civic Holiday is not defined provincially, but by each municipality. If a holiday occurs on a day that is normally not worked, then another day off with pay will be provided. There are some exceptions, however. In Alberta, an employee is not entitled to compensation if a holiday falls on a non-work day. There are also specific laws pertinent to the National Holiday of Quebec. When New Year's Day, Canada Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday you would not normally work, you are entitled to a holiday with pay on the working day immediately before or after the holiday. If one of the other holidays falls on a weekend, then your employer must add a holiday with pay to your annual vacation or give you a paid day off at another mutually convenient time." taken from vercalendario

June is almost over so I have gone on to July
1st is CANADA DAY -a federal statutory day in celebration of July 1, 1867 Constitution
Act which united Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick

9th is Nunavut Day ( I had to go look this one up in which I learned that Nunavut is legally a separate territory from the Northwest )

12th is Orangemen's Day ( I had to go look up this as well: a provincial holiday in Labrador and Newfoundland commemorating Battle of Boyne in 1690 in what is now the Republic of Ireland)

And that's all for July
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August Solar Eclipse notes and update
Posted:Jun 25, 2017 5:55 am
Last Updated:Jun 25, 2017 6:50 am
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I posted notes from Conde Nast Traveler yesterday and based on a response from goodatpoetry I tried google and got this:

"Eclipses in Cape Coral, Florida, USA


Max View in Cape Coral
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse
Cape Coral: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:21 pm Countdown
Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 55 minutes
Magnitude: 0.82

So if you want to know how much of the eclipse you will see in your area
go to Google and type in
" How much of the Solar Eclipse in August will be seen in ( your city)" and you will get some data like above
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GLITCH*** BITCH*** GLITCH
Posted:Jun 25, 2017 5:48 am
Last Updated:Jun 25, 2017 7:42 am
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August Solar Eclipse notes and update
Posted:Jun 25, 2017 5:26 am
Last Updated:Jun 25, 2017 5:48 am
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I posted notes from Conde Nast Traveler yesterday and based on a response from goodatpoetry I tried google and got this:

"Eclipses in Cape Coral, Florida, USA


Max View in Cape Coral
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Global Type: Total Solar Eclipse
Cape Coral: Partial Solar Eclipse

Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:21 pm Countdown
Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 55 minutes
Magnitude: 0.82

So if you want to know how much of the eclipse you will see in your area
go to Google and type in
" How much of the Solar Eclipse in August will be seen in ( your city)" and you will get some data like above
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SOLAR Eclipse August 21: Prepare NOW
Posted:Jun 24, 2017 6:57 am
Last Updated:Jun 25, 2017 5:18 am
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"For starters? It will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years.
Imagine standing outside in the afternoon heat of a summer day when the world suddenly goes dark. The temperature drops 10 or 15 degrees, and when you look up at the sun, in its place is a pitch-black bullet hole surrounded by an electric-white gossamer ring—known as the corona. Bright planets and stars shine vibrantly, and a twilight glow fills the horizon.
That’s how astronomer and Sky & Telescope magazine senior editor Kelly Beatty describes seeing a total solar eclipse—a natural phenomenon in which the moon completely blocks out the sun (distinct from more common partial solar eclipses). And while people have been booking their trips to see the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years since 2016, it's not too late to find a spot in the wide swath of prime viewing locations before it happens on August 21.
If planning your solar eclipse viewing still feels a tad far in advance, think again. For starters, seeing a total solar eclipse from a specific location is exceptionally rare, because unlike a lunar eclipse, you must be within the narrow path the moon's shadow casts across the Earth in order to see the event. (If you are outside this strip, the sun appears to be only partially covered.) Come August 21, you may just be in luck: Some 300 million North Americans live within a one- to two-day drive of the eclipse’s path, which will pass from the Oregon coast across the country, out into the Atlantic by way of South Carolina. Star-gazing aficionados travel far and wide to seek out a total solar eclipse, so the convenience of this event is compelling unto itself—and another reason to book that hotel room before they're completely sold out, which could happen any day now. (Might we suggest searching for a campsite as an alternative?)"
This was copied from my Conde Nast Traveler
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RE_POST #32 SYMPOSIUM VOTE POLL
Posted:Jun 24, 2017 4:51 am
Last Updated:Jun 25, 2017 5:37 am
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As you all are aware Humorlife, who started Virtual Symposium is still on an extended Leave of Absence so here we are getting ready to pick a topic for
Symposium #32

ANY blogger can vote here and can contribute to the topic once it is posted.
A blogger does not have to be a member of the group.
The system will only let you vote once so think about what you want to write about or see posted TOPIC will be posted for July on 6/27

Please post anything your create to your own blog and then link it to the group
using the link number at the bottom of your post. Submission can be of any genre
(poetry, jokes, photos, history, romance, sex etc) So here are the suggestions"
Summer Vacations
Picnics
What Is Normal
Reunions
Site Glitches( how to handle them)
Jobs
#32 VOTE POLL for JULY TOPIC #32 VOTE POLL for JULY TOPIC
LINK to VOTE:
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Sweet Saturday
Posted:Jun 24, 2017 4:33 am
Last Updated:Jun 25, 2017 5:40 am
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Only one choice today:

NATIONAL PRALINE DAY

FUN FACT: French pralines are a dense combination of almonds and
caramelized sugar

FUN FACT: American Pralines are a softer version using syrup, hazelnuts, pecans or almonds plus cream or milk and thus fudgelike. Typically ones from the south are crunchy from the nuts and melt in your mouth

FUN FACT: Belgian pralines have a hard chocolate shell and the filling is softer and often a combination of hazelnut, almond ,milk sugar paste

FUN FACT: Getting the texture right is the most difficult part. Ambient air makes a huge impact so do not make them on a humid day or a day predicting rain. The other
texture issue is how long the mixture is beaten before the patties are made.

FUN FACT: French settlers brought their recipes to New Orleans . There is an abundance of pecan trees and sugar cane so the almonds got replaced by pecans

FUN FACT: Cranberry Pecan Pralines:
1 cup pecans, toasted (I toast nuts at 400 degrees until they are lightly browned and smell heavenly)
5 T. unsalted butter, divided
6 T. light cream
1/3 cup THM gentle sweet ( this is a stevia based no-sugar sweetner)
1/4 t. vanilla
pinch of salt
1 c dried cranberries
Combine 4 T. butter, sweetener, and cream over medium heat. Stir until sweetener is dissolved.
Add vanilla.
Cook until it is a deep golden brown.
As soon as it reached that deep color (right before burning) remove from the heat and immediately add the other 1 T. butter. Stir until smooth.
Add salt, toasted pecans, and cranberries.
Drop by spoonfuls onto on wax paper. Refrigerate until firm.

Have a sweet weekend
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GOTTA GET A DRINK
Posted:Jun 23, 2017 11:41 am
Last Updated:Jun 24, 2017 4:39 am
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Well besides PINK Day it is also
NATIONAL HYDRATION DAY

FUN FACT: Our bodies are more than 60% water

FUN FACT: During (s)exercise and athletic challenges, work such as building a house or weeding your garden in the heat- you can become over- heated and dehydrated.
Loss of body fluid can lead to heat stroke and even death from hyperthermia

FUN FACT: The body loses water every time you exhale, even if you do it into your hand. Drinking only water does not replace the minerals you lose. Tablets have a distinct advantage over sport drinks: they are easier to transport and dissolve in water quickly

FUN FACT: Hydration Day was found by SafeTGard Corporation in honor of
Victor Hawkins a coach { 1964-2012 } who created a mouth guard that releases
electrolytes to athletes as they work out in practices or play. The day is to honor the importance of keeping hydrated, especially in this summer heat wave that's hitting everywhere

FUN FACT: Electrolytes that the body needs are Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, and Magnesium. Some drinks like Gatorade and pills like FuelGard can replenish the loss during physical exertion and hot weather.

FUN FACT: Be sure you are hydrated before you start. Catching up once the sweat starts is impossible. So be an angel and suck it up first
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MEOW
Posted:Jun 23, 2017 5:14 am
Last Updated:Jun 24, 2017 6:27 am
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There was this cat that loved to get drunk, so he went to the bar downtown on the other side of the tracks. He stayed all night long and got so wasted he could barely stand up, much less walk.

The cat started to stumble on home. As the cat came to the train tracks he didn't notice a train as it was coming his way.

The cat started to cross the track and the train was right on him. Just as he crossed, the train went by. But the cat was not all the way over and the train ran over the tip of his tail, the cat turned his head to see what was happening and the train cut his head clean off.

And The Moral of the Story:

Don't lose your head over a little piece of tail!
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Color Your World
Posted:Jun 23, 2017 4:54 am
Last Updated:Jun 24, 2017 4:44 am
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Who Knew colors had an history??/ Try This one:

NATIONAL PINK DAY

FUN FACT: PINK is the name of a very small carnation that smells like cinnamon
Dianthus

FUN FACT: PINK is associated with charm, politeness , sensitivity ,sweetness
romantic
PINK combined with white is innocence; with violet or black is seduction

FUN FACT: PINK as a color name was not used until the 17th century, In the 14th century it meant to decorate with a punched or perforated pattern ( pinking shears )

FUN FACT: PINK during the Renaissance period was usually the color used to depict faces and hands( skin). The Christ Child was sometimes dressed in pink robes in art by Cimabue or Duccio.. Raphael's painting "Madonna of the Pinks" the child presents a
pink flower to Mary. Homer refers to pink in his "Odyssey" as child of rose-fingered dawn.

FUN FACT: SHOCKING PINK was introduced in 1931 by designer Schiaparelli, who designed gowns with Jean Cocteau ( had to get the anatomy in here )

FUN FACT: In Nazi camps the homosexuals were forced to wear a pink triangle, which became a symbol of the gay rights movement

FUN FACT: PINK for girls and Blue for boys became the norm in the 1940's. Mamie
Eisenhower's pink inauguration gown was the 1953 stamp the pink was now for females " a ladylike color". Jackie Kennedy wore lots of pink gowns and pill box hats.

FUN FACT: Gems: Rhodocrosite, calcite, Corundum( pink sapphire) and pink topaz are found in various sites throughout the world. Utah Sand Duns State Park has pink sand and Zion National Park in Utah has pink sandstone.
Other oddities: Pink iguana lives in the Galapagos and a pink dolphin lives in the Orinoco. Pigs have been genetically bred to have pink skin
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