I love lilies! These pink ones are my favorites.
September 16th is one of the most important days to celebrate in Mexico, it is Mexican Independence Day!
On that day the Mexican president comes to The Zocalo, the main plaza, at Mexico City. There he rings the same bell that was rung the day Mexico became free, and gives El Grito, the cry for Independence. The ceremony reaches the high point when the crowd joins in by proudly shouting out the names of the heroes of Mexico's Independence, to end with the exciting VIVA MEXICO!! Here is a video of it.
Some years ago the Nintendo DSi used to be the bomb.com for my kids and their friends.
I remember the struggle my friend and I had to make the kids put them down the day I took the picture below. Funny! Because now my kids DSi's are somewhere in the bottom of that odds and ends box!
When I was searching for a recipe for lentil soup, I found one that called for potatoes.
Potatoes?! I wondered, I told myself that potatoes in my lentil soup was not going to taste good at all,
and cooked the soup without potatoes. At the end, I put too much salt in the soup! I quickly peeled some potatoes and added them to my soup. Lentil soup with potatoes tastes good!
|Mermaid at Norfolk Botanical Garden|
Today mermaids can be found throughout Norfolk downtown and it's neighborhoods.
They were introduced by attorney Peter Decker in November 1999. The idea came from his
wife who was inspired from Chicago city's Cows on Parade. At that time sculptor
Kevin Gallup mass-produced 130 mermaids and sold them for $2000.
But if you ask me, "Why are there mermaids all over Norfolk, Virginia?" My answer would be:
"To validate the made up stories of sea creatures that Navy sailors come back with".
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