6/04/18 – Envelope

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

Look at the size of that envelope. I wouldn’t want to be a mail carrier in North Korea; although this carrier seems particularly well dressed.

President Trump met with the number two-man in North Korea, Kim Jong Chol, at the White House today in anticipation of a summit meeting with his boss Kim Jong-un in Singapore later this month.

Kim Jong Chol, the former North Korean head spy, brought along a letter from Kim Jong-un to hand deliver to Trump and the two posed for a publicity photo with the oversized envelope that the letter was sealed within. (Source: Washington Press)

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple (Honra Tu Templo)

What we eat is so important to your health and well-being.

So this week, I am providing you with a cooking show.

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

(La Fundación para Ser Extraordinario)

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

(El Crecimiento te Mantiene Extraordinario)

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

(Las Probabilidades y Los Fines de Ser Extraordinarios)

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

I have read a lot of self-help books and this one is worth mentioning.  It takes a very light approach to the topic. I don’t agree with everything in the book, but overall I thought it was worthwhile.

Where’s My F**king Unicorn

By Michelle Gordon

Are your bookshelves filled with self-help books? Do you keep following paths to enlightenment that lead to the same dead ends? You’ve read the books, attended the seminars, and done the chanting, but you’re still waiting for your f**king unicorn to come along!

Michelle Gordon explains why, in spite of all your best efforts, your life still doesn’t live up to your vision of what it should be, and tells you exactly what you can do about it. Beautifully illustrated and delightfully different, Where’s My F**king Unicorn takes a light-hearted approach to a serious subject. (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

I saw parts of several movies this week, but they were so bad I didn’t want to mention them, so here is a play that I saw yesterday.  I thought the play was really funny.

For me, Jason Williams stole the show, although he wasn’t one of the lead actors. He was so funny.  Perhaps not the funniest thing he said during the performance, but it caught my attention.

He told this girl, “She reminded him of the last speeding ticket he received.”

She asked, “Why?”

He said, “Because you have “fine” written all over you.”

Jason Williams

Burt & Me

In this romantic musical comedy, Joe and Lacey were high school sweethearts who drifted apart when they attended different colleges after graduation. Years later, their paths cross again as Joe devises a clever plan to win Lacey back… with the help of one Burt Bacharach.  With songs from the Bacharach and David songbook such as Wishin’ & Hopin’ , Walk On By, I Say A Little Prayer, and many more.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

Let’s Dance (1962)

By Chris Montez

LAST WEEK’S POLL – War?

A member of my immediate family (Spouse, parent, sibling or child) served in a hostile fire zone  25.53%  (12 votes)
I was never in my country’s armed forces  25.53%  (12 votes) 
A member of my immediate family (Spouse, parent, sibling or child) was in the military, but never served in a hostile fire zone  21.28%  (10 votes) 
No member of my immediate family (Spouse, parent, sibling or child) served in my country’s armed forces  14.89%  (7 votes) 
I was in the military, but never served in a hostile fire zone  6.38%  (3 votes) 
I served in a hostile fire zone  4.26%  (2 votes) 
I or a member of my immediate family was injured in a hostile fire zone  2.13%  (1 votes) 
A member of my immediate family died in a hostile fire zone  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 47

 THIS WEEK’S POLL – Shania vs. Robert Palmer

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

Art comes in so many forms.

Topiaries at The Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

William Shakespeare

I don’t know if Shakespeare actually said the above;

but, if he didn’t; he should have

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616), widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His works are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith.

Some time between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company. At age 49 (around 1613), he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later.

Few records of Shakespeare’s private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his sexuality, his religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were.

Here are a couple of photos of Shakespeare’s house,

that I took when we visited Stratford on the Avon.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

This is a joke for math students

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

Thank you  Darlene, Geet, Nanette & Samantha for commenting on last week’s post. 

BLOG & FACEBOOK

And my thanks to Ashley, Floating Thoughts, Geet, Heidi & Rageshreewho started following my blog and to Céline, David, Jennifer, Tracey & Veronica, who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

And thank you  Barb, Carmen, Cindi, Colleen, Darlene, Ernie, Gabrielle, Jamie, Jenni, Kelly, Nabila, Patty, Sandy, Sheryll & Tammy, for sharing my FB post.

BOOK (LIBRO)

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

My Final Cover

8 thoughts on “6/04/18 – Envelope

  1. When I gave up asking for specific items whenever someone asked: “What do you want for your birthday this year?” I also stopped being disappointed. I wholly agree with the quote below Shakespeare’s image!

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      • They won’t load on my cell phone, unfortunately, but that’s okay because the poll won’t work on my cell either. In other words: I’ll have to come back to this post soon and check it all out on my laptop 😉

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      • I never knew Shania based her video on Robert Palmer’s! I remember Shania’s song better, though, but only because she had some massive hits (including this one) when I was in my formative years. Which I only mention because according to research those are the years you select all kinds of preferences, including your musical taste. For the sake of being original, I have to hand the win to Robert, though!

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      • Well, there certainly were some similarities between the two videos. I didn’t vote, but I enjoyed Shania’s video. However, based upon “coolness”, I would go with Robert Palmer. Thanks very much Samantha for commenting.

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