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Originally known as Decoration Day and celebrated on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is one of four holidays used to celebrate those who have served in the armed forces. Originally, the purpose for Decoration Day (Later called Memorial Day) is to pay respect to those who served in the American Civil War---Both the North and the South. June 3, 1861 was the date that Warrenton, Virginia celebrated the first Memorial Day by decorating the graves of dead Civil War soldiers. However, Savanah, Georgia in 1862, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863 and Boalsburg, Pennsylvania in 1864 also made claims to celebrating the first ever Memorial Day. Those who enjoys barbecues on Memorial Day also considers it a very special day.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Paying respect to those who died in the service on their country
Current Music:
Ohio by Patty Griffin featuring Robert Plant
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Poor Romeo Montague and poor Juliet Capulet. They thought that true love between them would defeat everything---Including the fact that their families have been feuding against each other for so long, nobody remembers what started the feud anymore. But it was the family feud that ended Romeo and Juliet instead of Romeo and Juliet ending the feud. It's one of the most timeless stories written by William Shakespeare. There are forty-one direct adaptations of Romeo and Juliet. One hundred and twelve indirect adaptations of Romeo and Juliet. No, made that forty-two direct adaptations of Romeo and Juliet. A new television series will soon be broadcast on television entitled Still Star-Crossed based on a novel by Melinda Taub and inspired by a play written by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet dies from suicide in the pilot episode just in time for a brand new couple torn apart by family feuds to take over the story. Of course, it all comes to question how will television producer Shonda Rhimes take a limited Shakespearean tragedy and turn it into a multi season television show. But I guess anything is possible as long as there is a balcony available.
Current Location:
Coumbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Oh Juliet. Oh Juliet. Where art though oh Juliet.
Current Music:
Mine by Taylor Swift
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I just looked out of the window to discover the porch overlooking the backyard is soaked with rain. But I don't see rain outside right now. So perhaps it was raining when I was watching the morning news. Or perhaps it was raining when I was asleep. But it did rain this morning. Perhaps it will rain further today. So I guess it was a good idea to mow the lawn on Monday this week after all. Yeah, rain didn't fall yesterday, but rain certainly did fall today. I'll be sure to wear a raincoat and carry an umbrella when I venture outside today.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Too Low by Rosemary Fairweather
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It's been very quiet today. I wasn't expecting chaos or anything, but I've noticed that it's been very quiet today. Life continues as it's always have. Not much in the way of drama. I'm calm and relaxed. I can walk down the street without a care in the world. Life is good in the city of Columbus, Ohio. Yeah, it was supposed to rain. I mowed the grass on Monday and used the weed trimmer on Tuesday with the expectations that it was going to rain today. However, rain didn't fall as expected so I could've waited until today to both mow the lawn and use the weed trimmer. Still, it's better to mow the lawn on Monday so I could get more of a chance to relax today. And I'm perfectly relaxed today. So all is good with the world.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Rock the Casbah by the Clash
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An ISIS terrorist wanted to detonate a bomb at a rock concert and succeeded in doing so. Manchester Arena is an British amphitheater located in Manchester, England and directly on top of the Manchester Victoria Tube Station. The Manchester Arena is one of the largest amphitheaters to perform rock concerts in. On May 22, 2017, Ariana Grande was performing a concert at the Manchester Arena. Near the end of her Dangerous Women Tour concert at the Manchester Arena, an ISIS Terrorist of Libyan descent, but born in England and a recent visitor to Syria named Salman Ramadan Abedi blew himself up with a suicide bomb filled with shrapnel. The ISIS suicide bomb attack exploded outside the Manchester Arena against some Audience Members of the Ariana Grande concert. Twenty-three people, including Salman Ramadan Abedi, was killed and fifty-nine people were injured. Among the dead and injured was children in attendance to the Ariana Grande concert. Though the attack appears to be a loner style attack, Salman Ramadan Abedi was trained by ISIS in Syria and was friends to ISIS terrorists such as Raphael Hostey---A former Black Ghetto rapper turned ISIS recruiter who was killed by the United States Armed Forces drone attack and brothers Abdalraouf and Mohammed Abdallah. So it's not known if this was directed by an ISIS Terrorism Cell or Salman Ramadan Abedi did this on his own. What is known is that Ariana Grande and her Backup Dancers survived the attack. Rock Concert Security was successful in keeping Ariana Grande and her Backup Dancers safe from the ISIS attack against her rock concert.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
ISIS STRIKES AGAIN
Current Music:
Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
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Normally, I would be waiting until my days off on either Wednesday or Thursday. However, after rain fell off and on from Friday to Sunday, rain is also predicted on both Wednesday and Thursday. So mowing the lawn after working minimum wage was really the only time to work on the lawn. The lawn certainly needed mowing and now it's done. And there's a sense of relief that the lawn has been taken care of. Of course, there's a chance that rain won't fall on either Wednesday and Thursday, but it's always good to be safe rather than sorry. Now comes the next challenge in my life---Vacuuming the rug.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Lawn care is fun
Current Music:
Adore by Amy Shark
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Mom is off to Eastport, Maine for the Summer and I got the house to myself. This is the second year that Mom spent the summer in Eastport. I never been to the state of Maine, but I hear it's a nice place to live. I'm planning to spend the Summer in Columbus, Ohio. It's been raining off and on for the past two days. It's hard to know when the rain storms will return. It was supposed to rain tonight starting at 7:00 in the evening, but no such rain has happened. Saturday is almost done, Sunday is about to begin. I'm going to play some music on youtube as I rest and relax for the rest of the evening.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
New Song by Warpaint
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Former United States of America President of the United States Andrew Jackson was the 7th President to be inaugurated into the White House. He was President of the United States for two terms between March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837. President Donald Trump---The 45th President of the United States---Is a huge fan of former President Andrew Jackson. While being interviewed by SiriusXM's Salena Zito President Donald Trump said, "I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later, you wouldn't have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart and he was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War. He said, "There's no reason for this." People don't realize you know, the Civil War, you think about it, why? People don't ask that question. But why was there the civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?"
For starters, President Andrew Jackson was a slave owner who favored strict fugitive slave laws and favored genocide against Native American Indian villages. Another slave owner, President Zachary Taylor---The 12th President of the United States---Opposed slavery in the American Southwest. However, when President Zachary Taylor died of food poisoning on July 9, 1850, his Vice President Millard Fillmore became the 13th President of the United States. President Millard Fillmore delayed the Civil War by only eleven years with the Compromise of 1850.
1. Texas loses it's land beyond the Missouri Compromise Line as well as losing control over New Mexico.
2. Slavery against African-Americans was illegal in California.
3. The rigidly anti-slavery Wilmot Proviso is required to fail. The Utah Territory and the New Mexico Territory decides whether or not to outlaw Slavery against African-Americans.
4. Slavery is allowed in the farming districts of the District of Columbia, but it's illegal to sell slaves in the District of Columbia.
5. The rigidly racist Fugitive Slave Law is passed by both sides of Capitol Hill.
Though the Compromise of 1850 delayed the American Civil War by eleven years, it polarized existing hostilities even further beyond the point of no return. The Compromise of 1850 also ironically killed any notion that Slavery against African-Americans can be kept through compromises. So all the Compromise of 1850 did was delay the Civil War, but it was useless in stopping the Civil War. And oh, by the way, President Andrew Jackson died on June 8, 1845 while the American Civil War took place between April 12, 1861 to May 9, 1865. So President Andrew Jackson couldn't have looked at the American Civil War and said, "There's no reason for it." I'm saying that because President Andrew Jackson died sixteen years before the American Civil War ever started. But then again, it's hard to trust President Donald Trump when he's addicted to incoherent run-on sentences which doesn't match actual historical fact.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
I'm busy checking historical fact
Current Music:
Dust to Dust by The Civil Wars
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The last time Star Trek was on the television screen was Star Trek: Enterprise when the fourth and final season was broadcast on 2005 on UPN (Later merged with Warner Brothers Network to form the CW Network). On the upcoming 2017 to 2018 television season, the pilot episode of Star Trek: Discovery will be broadcast on CBS before shifting to the Internet based CBS All Access website (To combat against Hulu and Netflix Internet only based television shows). Those who can't afford Hulu, Netflix or CBS All Access won't be able to see episode 2 to episode 13. Star Trek Discovery is similar to Star Trek: Enterprise in which both shows are set before the events in the classic Star Trek series. Sworn arch enemy Harry Mudd and Spock's Father Sarek---Both as younger individuals just out of high school and college instead of being middle aged like in other episodes of the franchise.
Oh yeah, Chris Pine as Captain Kirk in the alternate reality based eleventh to thirteenth theatrical motion picture films will be headlining the Fourteenth Star Trek Theatrical Motion Picture Film---Without Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov (Anton Yelchin (Native name: Антон Викторович Ельчин) legally died in a freak traffic accident in the driveway of his own home on June 19, 2016). Details isn't known. The release date for the proposed Fourteenth Star Trek Theatrical Motion Picture Film isn't known. The title of the Fourteenth Star Trek Theatrical Motion Picture Film isn't known.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Going where nobody has gone before
Current Music:
Empty by Olivia O'Brien
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I've been living in the state of Ohio since 1990. For much of that time from 1990 to right now, I've been living in Columbus, Ohio---A city that's landlocked at every possible angle. Yeah, there are narrow rivers, but it's not the same thing as a lake or an ocean. One of the problems of living in a city that's landlocked at every possible angle is the lack of a lake or an ocean. I can't stand on the beach and look at the vast stretches of water before me. I can't watch the ocean crash upon the shore in waves. I could stand alongside or above the river and watch it lazily float past. But that's all I can do. Still, rivers are wonderful to look at. And yeah, the state of Ohio is a fun state to live in non-stop as far back as 1990.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Malibu by Miley Cyrus
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