CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
August 23, 2017 Powerball Drawing
I don’t gamble, unless you consider the stock market a form of gambling, but I simply had to buy a $2 ticket for this drawing. I knew it was a long shot.
The second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history was won Wednesday night, when a winning ticket for the $758 million jackpot was sold in Massachusetts. A single winning ticket was sold for the jackpot.
Thanks to such a large jackpot, lottery fever captured the country this week and it paid off for some folks as $1 million winners were sold in 22 states. (Source: MLive)
Please don’t ask for loans or offer investment opportunities, I didn’t win. When someone says it is a long shot, it is.
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple
2017 AWPC Worlds – Raw & Equipped
September 8-10, 2017
Wish me luck, I will be trying to win an Amateur World Powerlifting world championship for my age, weight and type of lift.
If you are curious, I will be in the 70 to 74-year-old category. For you younger folks, who wish you were strong; please don’t worry. Hopefully, you too will become old and naturally you will be strong, since you are old.
And for you seasoned ladies out there, gray is the new blonde.
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
Getting Along with Others
I think it is amazing the different types of people you can meet online that you would probably never even come into contact with otherwise. I now have over 3,500 Facebook friends and many of the ideas and graphics I post in this blog come from that group of Facebook friends.
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
The scientific community and general public were excited about the solar eclipse last week.
I do hope everyone viewed the eclipse safely.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
The Most Dangerous Man in America
by Catherine Drinker Bowen
For some of you, this book may not have been about who you thought it was going to be about.
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
A Million Ways to Die in the West
As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival. (Source: IMDB)
I thought the movie was a bit stupid, but fun. Check out the trailer and let me know what you think?
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
Where Do You Go To My Lovely
by Peter Sarstedt
In case you are wondering, the fellow below is not Peter Sarstedt, or is he?
LAST WEEK’S POLL – How Did The Barcelona Terrorist Attack Make You Feel?
69% – Angry
25% – Sad
6% – Afraid
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Are You a Better Person?
We are wrapping up two-thirds of 2017, with four months remaining.
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
You ever have that feeling that a cloud was hanging over your head?
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has a fantastic exhibit going on. It is titled “Revolution” and has been seen my over 90,000 visitors, including yours truly.
To say the late 1960s altered how we see and think about the world is something of an understatement, as a new exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts makes graphically clear.
Movements led by predominantly young activists for peace, black civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights and environmental rights turned people power into a political force for equality, freedom and justice.
Originally curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the 700-piece, multimedia exhibit explores the interplay between music, fashion, photography, film, art, design and literature alongside the social upheaval of the years spanning 1966 to 1970. (Source: CBC News)
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
Although many of her films in my opinion were terrible, she was still the number one star. I understand she was in so many bad films because her criteria for deciding what films to be in was whether her friends were involved in the film. And that trait is why I think she is so extraordinary, plus she loves animals and in later years married a vet–how cool is that.
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born 28 September 1934) is a French actress, singer, dancer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s and was widely referred to by her initials, B.B. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
If I were more controversial, would I hear from more than one person?
Thank you Georgia, for commenting on last week’s post. I just want to say:
BLOG & FACEBOOK
Thank you Bear Mountain Yoga, Cindi, Cindy, Cynthia, Darlene, Desiree, Donna, Eva-Lisa, Evelyn, Josie, Sheryll, Shirley & Willie, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.
And my thanks to Adedeji, Allan, Cornelius, Daisymae, Elizabeth, Image Earth Travel, Indishe, Jenna, Kip, Lemanshots, Mandy, Maxim, Oh Sweet Chaos, Rambles & Rosé, Sheryl, Shinning Gem, Super Wife and Mummy, Swati, Tanya, Vinnieh y Yashika who started following my blog and to Ann, Chris, Nabila & Pat, for liking my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.