27 November 2008

Seven Wonders of the World

I wonder why the sun is hot
I wonder why it rains a lot

I wonder why the sky is blue
I wonder why a cow goes moo

I wonder why the clouds skip by
I wonder why a bird can fly

I wonder will the lesson end
Before I'm driven round the bend.

: )

Library Rules

No Eating
No Drinking
No Talking
Or Shouting
No Swearing
No Spitting
No Hopping
Or Skipping
No Smoking
No Smirking
No Pushing
Or Shoving
No Coughing
No Sneezing
No Sniffling
Or Wheezing
No Pets and
No Petting
No Singing
Or Dancing
No Doodling
Or Fooling
And The Last
Golden Rule
No Reading

25 November 2008

23 November 2008

I love fruit!

The pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and was cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region since ancient times. It is widely cultivated throughout India and the drier parts of southeast Asia, Malaya, the East Indies and tropical Africa. The tree was introduced into California by Spanish settlers in 1769. In this country it is grown for its fruits mainly in the drier parts of California and Arizona.

20 November 2008

Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night, Bommy Night) is an annual celebration on the evening of the 5th of November. It celebrates the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5 November, 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, were alleged to be attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, England.
It is primarily marked in the United Kingdom where it was compulsory, by fiat, to celebrate the deliverance of the King until 1859, but also in former British colonies including New Zealand, Newfoundland, and parts of the British Caribbean.

19 November 2008

A Caged Bird

I know what it feels like,
God, but I wish I didn't.
A caged bird.
Clipped wings....never to fly anywhere.
Looking out at life, but,
Not experiencing....
Not spreading those wings
And flying, flying, flying....
Soaring about the clouds,
Laughing like you have never laughed before.
Knowing that you used me, like you wanted to.
But I feel bubbly just thinking about you.
And you feel, well, I just don't know.
I know that we are suited.
Meant to be together.
Meant to be soulmates.....
Because I am no longer a caged bird,
You set me free.....
God it feels so good.

by Pamela Folks

17 November 2008

Sunset on Mars

Sunsets on other planets appear different because of the differences in the distance from the planet to the sun and in different atmospheric compositions.


The Little Prince said: "You love sunsets when you're sad.""The event or time of the daily disappearance of the sun below the western horizon."

16 November 2008

Das Parfum

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a 1985 literary historical cross-genrenovel (originally published in German as Das Parfum) by German writer Patrick Süskind. The novel explores the sense of scent, and its relationship with the emotional meaning that scents may carry. Above all this is a story of identity, communication and the morality of the human spirit.

13 November 2008

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

6 November 2008

I Promise Myself

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.
By Christian D. LarsonI wish I could be
as strong as the sea!

5 November 2008

Amor, que o gesto humano na alma escreve

Amor, que o gesto humano na alma escreve,
Vivas faíscas me mostrou um dia,
Donde um puro cristal se derretia
Por entre vivas rosas e alva neve.
A vista, que em si mesma não se atreve,
Por se certificar do que ali via,
Foi convertida em fonte, que fazia
A dor ao sofrimento doce e leve.
Jura Amor que brandura de vontade
Causa o primeiro efeito; o pensamento
Endoudece, se cuida que é verdade.
Olhai como Amor gera, num momento
De lágrimas de honesta piedade,
Lágrimas de imortal contentamento.

Luís de Camões

4 November 2008

2 November 2008

Events in November

All Saints' Day (formerly All Hallows Day), a Christian holy day, is celebrated on November 1, the day after Halloween.
In Ireland, November 1 is regarded as the first day of Winter.
Britain and New Zealand celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, the anniversary of the failed Gunpowder Plot, on November 5.
St. Martin's feast day (Martinmas) on November 11 was formerly considered the start of winter in some places in Europe(my favourite Saint) :)
In India, Children's Day is celebrated on November 14, the birthdate of first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Discovery of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus on November 19, 1493.
The United States and Puerto Rico observe Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November.
For Western Christians, Advent usually begins on a Sunday during the last week of November.
Scotland celebrates St Andrews Day, its official national day, on 30 November.
And it is my brother's birthday! : )