4/02/18 – Happy Easter A Day Late

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

Happy Easter 

I know, Easter was yesterday.

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple (Honra Tu Templo)

I can never say it enough times. No matter how much you exercise,

food is always going to trump exercise.

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

(La Fundación para Ser Extraordinario)
There are five frogs on a log.
One decides to jump off.
How many are left?
By following your dreams, I believe Mr. T is saying you have to take some meaningful action daily to make your dreams come true.
Oh, if you are wondering what was the answer to how many frogs remained on the log, well the answer is five.
Why, because deciding isn’t doing.

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

There is a cliché that says, “Birds of a feather flock together.”  

Like it or not, you are going to be judged by the company you keep.

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

(El Crecimiento te Mantiene Extraordinario)

The following was for people between 65 and death,

but maybe others might find it useful

It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it.  Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Warning: This is also a bad time for investments, even if it seems wonderful or foolproof. They only bring problems and worries. This is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet.

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

(Las Probabilidades y Los Fines de Ser Extraordinarios)

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

If you are going to see the play, Hamilton, I strongly suggest you read this book first.  And if you are just looking for good advice on all the aspects of life, other than dueling, you will find this book most helpful.  And like most of the books I read and recommend, it is definitely an easy read.  

Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life

by Jeff Wilser

Two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is headline news again.

He is one of the most compelling of America’s Founding Fathers, an orphan who came to America with little but ambition. He went on to become a General in the Revolutionary War, created the US’s financial system and is immortalised on the $10 bill.

Hamilton’s life is fascinating, and it can serve as an example to us all. For anyone interested in success, romance, money, honour or duelling Hamilton has worthwhile advice.

Combining biography and history with humour, this is advice that has survived for over three hundred years:

Alexander Hamilton is the subject of one of Broadway’s most popular musical ‘Hamilton’. (Source: Goodreads.com)

MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

Bendito Infierno or Don’t Tempt Me (2001)

I think this film is very entertaining and thought provoking.  You can watch it is Spanish with English subtitles or get the English version Don’t Tempt Me.

         

Don’t Tempt Me (Spanish: Bendito Infierno, also known as Sin noticias de Dios in Spanish and No News From God in English) is a 2001 Mexican and Spanish co-production comedy film. The screenplay for the film was written especially for Penélope Cruz and Victoria Abril by the award-winning Spanish writer and director Agustín Díaz Yanes . (Source: Wikipedia)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

Operator (1972)

By Jim Croce

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Do you think Oscar Wilde was correct?

Yes  81.25%  (13 votes) 
Maybe  18.75%  (3 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 16

 THIS WEEK’S POLL – What do you do at parties?

Before we start the poll, here is some more advice for people between 65 and death, that may be useful to younger people.

Even if you don’t feel like it, try to accept invitations.  Baptisms, graduations, birthdays, weddings, etc.  Try to go.  Get out of the house, meet people you have seen in a while or even people you have never met before.

 

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

Fabergé Eggs

I have not yet seen a Fabergé Egg, but I suspect I will within a few years.

The Moscow Kremlin egg, 1906.

A Fabergé egg is a jeweled egg created by the House of Fabergé. Virtually all were manufactured under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1917. 

The most famous are those made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers. The House of Fabergé made 50 such “Imperial” Easter eggs, of which 43 are still existing. Two planned for Easter 1917 were not delivered due to the Russian Revolution in which the Romanov Dynasty was overthrown and all the members of the imperial family executed. (Source: Wikipedia)

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

Easter Bunny

A 1907 postcard featuring the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient.

In legend, the Easter Bunny carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

Thank you Samantha, for commenting on last week’s post. 

BLOG & FACEBOOK

And my thanks to Eliza, Empowered Every Day &  Parkashpenciawho started following my blog.  

And thank you Jenny, Jessica & Rachael, for liking my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

And thank you Carol, Donna & Patty, for sharing my FB post.

BOOK (LIBRO)

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

18 thoughts on “4/02/18 – Happy Easter A Day Late

  1. Me gusta! I found it very interesting this week. Liked the parts about the Fabergé eggs, history of Easter Bunny, songs and movies and advice! Good job!

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  2. I love Faberge eggs and always Jim Croce, either the Operator song or his others are so meaningful. Does t he have a nice reminiscent New Year’s song? (I may have someone else in mind with that.) Great post and Happy holidays (Easter, Spring or Passover.) 💮💐

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  3. Thanks for the history of Easter and the Faberg’e eggs. I loved Jim Croce and all his songs. The saying by Buddha, 3 things that matter is so true. I have decided to straighten every drawer and closet in my house. Lol

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