Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Vote For Blake!

You wanna get bigger like me? (Don't forget to vote for Blake, America!)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

What is Fat Tuesday?

Fat Tuesday is Mardi Gras, the festival New Orleans, Louisiana, is famous for. "Gras" is French for fat and "Mardi" is French for Tuesday.

The annual festivities start on January 6, the Twelfth Night Feast of the Epiphany, when the three kings are supposed to have visited the Christ Child, and build to a climax on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, which always occurs on the day before Ash Wednesday. The parties and parades will continue until Lent begins at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday.

Mardi Gras is a legal holiday in New Orleans. It is scheduled to occur 46 days before Easter. Since the actual date Easter occurs on changes yearly, Mardi Gras can happen on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9.

For two centuries it has been an annual event in New Orleans, except during the two World Wars.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Happy Lunar New Year to All!

I asked him, "Where is Kim?" Okay, that wasn't Mark...but MIKE. Click here to visit their website/blogs.

Apl. de. Ap of the Black Eyed Peas was the Grand Marshall.

One of the boars at the parade in Pasadena, California.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Peas Out!

I was in the section of my garden where my peas are growing and found these dried pods. So I took them and collected the seeds. I have 3-4 varieties growing there.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Wohoo Strawberries!

It's my first time to grow strawberries. I'm not sure what kind but the container that it came with said "fragaria ananassa". Now, I replanted them in "growing bags" I purchased from the internet. I made lots of research on growing them and found out that it's best to not let the fruit develop the first year. They advise to pick off each blossom as you see them forming. And listen to this, even a berry or two will weaken the plant and this will drastically lessen the following year's production. I'm just so excited to see them fruit and just ignored everything. Well, we'll see what happens.
Had to take a quick snap shot of this sweet, red strawberry before it ends up in my mouth! There's one fruit affected by the cold weather weeks ago that made it turn brown. I have to snip that out tomorrow.
How lovely are these flowers! They will soon turn into strawberries ready for Valentine's Day. Yummy!

Friday, February 02, 2007

What Day Is Today?

Top 10 Reasons to Celebrate Groundhog Day

10. It's on nearly every calendar.

9. Helps relieve cabin fever.

8. Spring or not, it's six weeks till St Urho's Day.

7. Forecast is no less reliable than the National Weather Service.

6. At least one of them critters is bound to see things your way.

5. Valentine's Day is too depressing for romantically challenged people like me.

4. Unlike the Easter bunny, he keeps his dirty paws outside.

3. As they used to say on radio: "The Shadow knows".

2. It's fun to say "Punxsutawney".

1. If a rodent can bring us an early spring, more power to him.