3 eloquently written poems about Fall

How does one describe fall? You could describe it the weather changes, the leaves fall, and it gets colder. While that is true, it is also quite dull. Your description is a snorfest
I found several poems that describe fall in a well done manner; these people are masters of the poem.
1. “The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many…. September is dressing herself in showy dahlias and splendid marigolds and starry zinnias. October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes (http://www.quotegarden.com/autumn.html)
2. “It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. The rich colours of grass and earth were intensified by the mellow light of a sun almost warm enough for spring…” ~P.D. James, A Taste for Death (http://www.quotegarden.com/autumn.html)
3. “Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonize. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a pefect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~George Eliot, letter to Miss Lewis, 1st October 1841 (http://www.quotegarden.com/autumn.html)
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/autumn-leaves/ is the prompt that inspired me to write this second post.

hollywood birthdays for September 21, 2014

via The Associated Press

Today’s Birthdays: Poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen is 80. Author-comedian Fannie Flagg is 73. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is 71. Musician Don Felder is 67. Author Stephen King is 67. Basketball Hall of Famer Artis Gilmore is 65. Actor-comedian Bill Murray is 64. Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye is 63. Rock musician Philthy Animal is 60. Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is 57. Movie producer-writer Ethan Coen is 57. Actor-comedian Dave Coulier is 55. Actor David James Elliott is 54. Actress Serena Scott-Thomas is 53. Actress Nancy Travis is 53. Actor Rob Morrow is 52. Retired MLB All-Star Cecil Fielder is 51. Actress Cheryl Hines is 49. Country singer Faith Hill is 47. Rock musician Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies) is 47. Country singer Ronna Reeves is 46. Actress-talk show host Ricki Lake is 46. Rapper Dave (De La Soul) is 46. Actor Rob Benedict is 44. Actor James Lesure is 43. Actor Alfonso Ribeiro is 43. Actor Luke Wilson is 43. Actor Paulo Costanzo is 36. Actor Bradford Anderson is 35. Actress Autumn Reeser is 34. TV personality Nicole Richie is 33. Actress Maggie Grace is 31. Actor Joseph Mazzello is 31. Actress Ahna O’Reilly is 30. Rapper Wale (WAH’-lay) is 30. Actors Lorenzo and Nikolas Brino are 16. ]

today in history for September 21, 2014

via The Associated Press

Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2014. There are 101 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlights in History:

On Sept. 21, 1989, Hurricane Hugo crashed into Charleston, South Carolina (the storm was blamed for 56 deaths in the Caribbean and 29 in the United States). Twenty-one students in Alton, Texas, died when their school bus, hit by a soft-drink delivery truck, careened into a water-filled pit.

On this date:

In 1792, the French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy.

In 1893, one of America’s first horseless carriages was taken for a short test drive in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Frank Duryea, who had designed the vehicle with his brother, Charles.

In 1897, the New York Sun ran its famous editorial, written anonymously by Francis P. Church, which declared, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

In 1912, magician Harry Houdini first publicly performed his “Water Torture Cell” trick at the Circus Busch in Berlin.

In 1938, a hurricane struck parts of New York and New England, causing widespread damage and claiming some 700 lives.

In 1948, Milton Berle made his debut as permanent host of “The Texaco Star Theater” on NBC-TV.

In 1957, Norway’s King Haakon VII died in Oslo at age 85. The legal mystery-drama “Perry Mason,” starring Raymond Burr, premiered on CBS-TV.

In 1964, Malta gained independence from Britain.

In 1970, “NFL Monday Night Football” made its debut on ABC-TV as the Cleveland Browns defeated the visiting New York Jets, 31-21.

In 1982, Amin Gemayel, brother of Lebanon’s assassinated president-elect, Bashir Gemayel, was himself elected president. National Football League players began a 57-day strike, their first regular-season walkout ever.

In 1987, NFL players called a strike, mainly over the issue of free agency. (The 24-day walkout prompted football owners to hire replacement players.)

In 1991, an 18-hour hostage drama ended in Sandy, Utah, as Richard L. Worthington, who’d seized control of a hospital maternity ward and killed a nurse, finally freed his nine captives, including a baby born during the siege. (Worthington committed suicide in prison in 1993.)

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, defending his decision to invade Iraq, urged the U.N. General Assembly to stand united with the country’s struggling government. Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was taken off a London-to-Washington United Airlines flight because his name had shown up on a government “no-fly” list. (Islam’s brother and business manager, David Gordon, denied the singer had any ties to suspected terrorists.) The death toll in Haiti from deluges caused by Tropical Storm Jeanne topped 700.

Five years ago: Record flooding hit the Atlanta area, leaving neighborhoods, schools and even sections of roller coasters submerged in several feet of water. Deposed President Manuel Zelaya (zuh-LY’-uh) of Honduras defied threats of arrest and returned to his country, three months after he was forced into exile. (Zelaya took shelter at the Brazilian Embassy for four months until he was allowed to fly to the Dominican Republic.)

One year ago: Days after mass shootings in Washington and Chicago, President Barack Obama urged the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people wouldn’t get their hands on guns. Islamic militants attacked an upscale shopping center in Nairobi, killing at least 67 people in the deadliest terrorist attack in Kenya in 15 years. An Afghan wearing a security forces uniform turned his weapon against U.S. troops, killing three in eastern Afghanistan.

Business Insider has 4 cool diy tips for making your life better

Most science is used to figure out things like the Big Bang and other sciencey things. But, sometimes they figure out the methodology on how to make our lives so much easier. Here are 4 tips that will make our lives much better. Yes I will try them.
1. How to chill a beer in under 20 minutes. According to the science all one need do is pour a whole bunch of salt into a bucket of water, then add ice and then beer.
2. Many people hate fruit flies, this tip will remove them. Start out by adding some dish soap to a bowl containing apple cider vinegar. Cover the top with plastic wrap and poke a few holes in there, and the pest problem will be solved.
3. How to make the perfect burger? All one need do is poke a hole in the middle as you shape the patty. The hole will cause the heat to be more evenly distributed throughout the patty, which will cause the burger to not overcook or under cook as often, and yes the hole will close.
4. How to avoid that stinky sponge smell. It is quite simple according to BI, use a spundge then let it dry 100 percent while you use another one. By letting it dry you prevent mold and other nasties who love wet areas from growing. Oh and it will help in causing the spundge to last longer. Do you have any cool DIY tips that you enjoy?

http://www.sciencecodex.com/quickcooled_beers_perfect_burgers_and _more_chemistry_life_hacks_vol_3_video-141109

fall time

According to the people who take note of such things summer is over as of Sep. 22. I am happy that fall is here. I have three reasons why I love the fall. 1. school.
I love learning allot and fall gives me a chance to learn in a structured fashion. 2. pumpkin infused food.
Pumpkins add a unique flavor to any dish. It is kind of comforting like warm hugs. 3. the weather changes.
Now I am not one of those who hate the heat, I like the 70s or 80s, but fall has nice smells from the rain and the leaves fall painting the ground many different colors; because concrete isn’t all that good looking. What do you like about the fall? Let me know in the comments.
my thanks to this prompt (http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/autumn-leaves/)

Disney Channel star Debby Ryan is getting a dress (@thedebbyryan)

Why on earth is a hollywood celeb getting a dress? Debby Ryan, from the tv show Jessie was spotted hunting for a wedding dress. No, the 18-year-old isn’t getting marryed her tv alter ego is. Jessie is about a Texas girl who is highered to be the nanny for a very welthy family. The four part wedding episode started last Friday. Man I hope she was using the Disney credit card Check out the picture I pulled off twitter.
http://pic.twitter.com/SYbVeZd6Bx

the roomers that you can charge your ios IPhone 6 in your microwave are not true

I have some advice for you all, not everything you read or see on the internet is to be taken as fact. This story should ram that fact home quite hard. Someone created an add that looks allot like an apple add that says you can charge your phone in the microwave. Apparently people thought it was true and tested it out. This tweet will show you what happens. DO NOT TRY THE WAVE THING FOR IOS8!!! http://pic.twitter.com/g0N2ENJnrv

- Bryan Kim (@bryankim23) September 18, 2014
The add does give a worning, “Do not Wave-charge for over 300 seconds.”I have a worning all myself: “don’t wave charge at all unless you want your phone and your money to go bye bye.”