Saturday, March 10, 2007

Daylight Saving Time

The temperature in San Diego will be
in the high 80's today!
Guess where I am going to spend my day?

Daylight Saving Time-Set clocks one hour ahead on Sunday March 11

Starting this year, Daylight Saving Time has been changed from its traditional calendar dates to a start three weeks earlier~ Sunday , March 11~and a finish one week later~ Sunday, November 4. Daylight Saving Time is practiced in order to gain an extra hour of daylight during the early evening, resulting in the conservation of energy by substituting natural sunlight for electrical lighting.
According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, Daylight Savings Time first began in 1918 during World War 1 to allow for more evening light and save fuel for the war effort. Since then, Daylight Saving Time has been used on and off, with different start and end dates.

Benjamin Franklin first suggested the idea in 1784. It was later revived in 1907, when William Willet proposed a similar system in the pamphlet The Waste of Daylight. The Germans were the first to officially adopt the light - extending system in 1915, followed by the British, and in 1918 the United States, when Congress passed the Standard Time Act, establishing our time zones.

The Mommy Test..

I was out waking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.
"Why?" my daughter asked. "Because it's been on the ground, you don't know where it's been, it's dirty and probably has germs" I replied.

At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, "Mommy, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart." I was thinking quickly , "All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mommy Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mommy." We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information.
"OH...I get it!" she beamed, "So if you don't pass the test, you have to be the daddy." =D

Have a great weekend everyone!

N Posted by Rain at 3/10/2007 10:06:00 AM

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Sojourner Truth

Ain't I A Woman?
by Sojourner Truth
Women's Rights & African-American Rights Pioneer
Delivered To The Women's Convention In Akron, Ohio - December, 1851

Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about?

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?

Then they talk about this thing in the head; what's this they call it? [member of audience whispers, "intellect"] That's it, honey. What's that got to do with women's rights or negroes' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?

Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain't got nothing more to say.
Women in the U.S have come a long way since this speech took place in 1851, and there is still room for improvement. In a world dominated by men, women all over the world still have a long way to go before they are considered equal to a man. Sigh.

A Little Bit of This and That...

My new favorite pangram~ A popular belief is that fornication (for Stevie, LOL)would be a quick fix for some overzealously judicious governments.

Did you know?
President Woodrow Wilson used the spelling OKEH rather than OK. He preferred this spelling, believing (incorrectly) that the origin of the word is a Choctaw word meaning "it is so."

How is your week going? Comments are always appreicated =D


N Posted by Rain at 3/08/2007 06:58:00 AM

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Women's History Month

For Candy...

Written by M. Brooks, S. Peiken
Artist Meredith Brooks

I hate the world today
You're so good to me
I know but I can't change
Tried to tell you
But you look at me like maybe
I'm an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet
Yesterday I cried
Must have been relieved to see
The softer side
I can understand how you'd be so confused
I don't envy you
I'm a little bit of everything
All rolled into one

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

So take me as I am
This may mean
You'll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that
When I start to make you nervous
And I'm going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won't mean a thing

Just when you think, you got me figured out
The season's already changing
I think it's cool, you do what you do
And don't try to save me

I'm a bitch, I'm a tease
I'm a goddess on my knees
When you hurt, when you suffer
I'm your angel undercover
I've been numb, I'm revived
Can't say I'm not alive
You know I wouldn't want it any other way

National Women's History Project

Oh, good grief! I am so busy I can't see straight! Will I ever dig myself out?
How is your day going?


N Posted by Rain at 3/06/2007 11:05:00 AM

Monday, March 05, 2007

Hunky Monday

One for the ladies...

Thanks for the image Benita!

What is it about bald men that I find irresistible?

One for the guys..

Photo by Laurent De Bonte

She is so captivating!

I really wish this weekend did not have to end, it was so relaxing! How was your weekend?

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N Posted by Rain at 3/05/2007 07:50:00 AM