05/01/17 – Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May)

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

Cinco de Mayo  (Spanish for “Fifth of May”). The date commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S., the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the war of Mexican independence from Spain.

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple

Please don’t let this be your diet plan!

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

Getting Along with Others

Here is a tip, when you have a conversation with a friend.

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

It seems so many people are determined to be poor, so I thought I would pass on some information that will help these people achieve their goal.

Improve your life with credit cards

Buy a big house

Take the eight-year car loan

Implement a flawed savings strategy

Pay Uncle Sam too much

Get divorced

Take the Jones to the woodshed

Co-sign for someone … or anyone

Take a pass on insurance

If you would like to know more about any of the above ideas for making yourself broke, just click on the link below.

https://www.legion.org/magazine/237078/road-brokesville

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

This Year I Will

by M.J. Ryan

This is an easy to read inspirational book about change.  

You can find quotes in it like Goethe’s “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.”

There is a lot of good advice on getting rid of clutter.  Especially when it comes to clothing, just ask yourself “Does this look like it belongs to the person I want to be?”

MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

Wolf Hall

I am now watching this series for the second time and it is every bit as interesting as the first time I watched it on PBS.

After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII’s court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger. (Source: IMDB)

Arrival

Regardless of what the critics say below, I pronounce this film DOA

Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person’s sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

Come A Little Bit Closer

By Jay and the Americans

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Leftovers

How long do you keep leftovers until you eat or discard them? 

50% – Less than a week

22% – Less than 5 days

17% – Less than two weeks

11% – Until I have created a new life form

THIS WEEK’S POLL   Mexico y Spanish

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

Detroit Industry Murals 

 

The Detroit Industry Murals are a series of frescoes by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera, consisting of twenty-seven panels depicting industry at the Ford Motor Company. Together they surround the Rivera Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Painted between 1932 and 1933, they were considered by Rivera to be his most successful work. On April 23, 2014, the Detroit Industry Murals were given National Historic Landmark Status.

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920), during which he formed and commanded the Liberation Army of the South, an important revolutionary brigade. Followers of Zapata were known as Zapatistas. (Source: Biography.com)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

To leave a comment, just click on the box in the side bar which will take you directly to the comment box.

My thanks to Christy, Dan, Darlene, Georgia, Jo, Samantha & Sheryll, for commenting on last week’s post. All you have to do is just click on “Comment”, scroll down to the “Leave a Comment” box.  Type in your comment and then click the “Post Comment” box.

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to Cindi, Cynthia, Darlene, Elizabeth, Maureen, Nicole, Sheryll, Sheila & Willie for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

My thanks to Dark Soul, Health in Your Hands, Queen of Hearts, Rhythm in Life, Robin Write On, Safira & Yassy, who started following my blog and my thanks to  Barbie, Dave, Карина, Michael & PeggyLee, who liked  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK (LIBRO)

The basis of this blog sprung from my book, which is available on-line from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

10 thoughts on “05/01/17 – Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May)

    • Samantha, your sister is in the majority regarding “Arrival”, it received an 82% favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

      Well, I’m going to pick up my 5K race packet Friday morning (May 5) for my Saturday morning race, so I suspect anything I do will be very low keyed, as Saturday will be my first race this year and I want to be able to at least keep some of my friends in sight 🙂 Thanks for asking Samantha.

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  1. I’ve been to Mexico quite a few times. This year, last year, the year before. And for a while my husband was going to Mexico about four five times a year. I always enjoy it.

    And I’m watching Wolf Hall too — and also for the second time. Now that I have more context I’m noticing things I have noticed the first time. Really well done show.

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    • I’ve only been to Mexico twice, but I cannot even begin to count how many times I have been to Canada. All my life, except when in the Army, I have lived between 9 miles and 16 miles of the Canadian border.

      Wolf Hall, how many times can you watch a show twice and enjoy it perhaps more than the first time 🙂

      As always, I appreciate you commenting Georgia

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    • Sue, I’m not surprised that you would be impressed with the recent studies involving Italian DNA. We live in an age of frequent scientific breakthroughs 🙂

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  2. While I’m not fluent in Spanish (I took the poll!), I still recognize the importance that Cinco de Mayo has in the US and here in Canada for celebrating Mexican culture. May it be a fabulous day for all 🙂 A timely post and a great one too, I might add!

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    • Thank you so much Christy for commenting. I have been trying to learn Spanish for a long time and still have such a ways to go. I do checkout in Spanish, when using the self-checkout at Home Depot :).

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