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Initial post: May 18, 2013 9:42:37 PM PDT
KayKay says:
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Posted on May 18, 2013 9:44:14 PM PDT
KayKay says:

On Guard - Today is the culmination of Armed Services Week in the US. It is a yearly celebration of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

National Armed Forces Week begins on the second Saturday of May and ends on the third Sunday of May. It is a celebration of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Due to their unique and at times unexpected training schedules, the National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate over any period in May.
The Marines Celebrate on November 10th when the birth of their unit began.
Duty Calls

More than 2.3 million people are currently serving in the U.S. armed forces, with about 1.8 million people on active duty-making the Department of Defense the largest employer in the United States. In order to replace those who complete their service or retire, an estimated 165,000 armed forces
personnel must be recruited each year.

There are three significant military holidays in the United States today. Apart from Armed Forces Day, which honors all who currently serve in the military, there is also Veterans Day to honor all who have retired and Memorial Day to honor all who have died in wars and conflict in valiant efforts
to protect our country.
Armed Forces Day is celebrated all around the globe. For a listing see below

Azerbaijan English: Day of the Armed Forces June 26
Australia and New Zealand ANZAC Day April 25
Brazil Dia do Soldado (English: Soldier's Day) August 25
Bulgaria Day of Bravery 6th of May
Canada Canadian Forces Day First Sunday in June
Chile Día de las Glorias del Ejército 19 September
Republic of China (Taiwan) Armed Forces Day September 3
People's Republic of China (Mainland China) Army Day August 1
Croatia Dan Oružanih snaga Republike Hrvatske (English: Day of the Croatian Armed Forces) May 28
Egypt Armed Forces Day October 6
Guatemala Día del Ejército June 30
Hungary Hungary Day of Patriots and Military May 21
Indian Air Force Day 8 October
Indian Navy Day 4 December
Indian Republic Day 26 January
Indonesia Hari Tentara Nasional Indonesia (English: Indonesian National Armed Forces Day) October 5
Iran Rouz-e Artesh (English: Army Day April 18
Israel Yom Hazikaron (English: Memorial Day) 4th day of the month of Iyar of the Hebrew calendar
Italy Giorno delle Forze Armate (English: Armed Forces Day) November 4
Lebanon Lebanese Armed Forces (English: Armed Forces Day) August 1
Montenegro Dan Vojske Crne Gore (English: Day of the Army October 6
Myanmar Tatmadaw Nay (English: Armed Forces Day) March 27
Army Day September 6
Navy Day September 8
PAF Day September 7
Peru Día de las Fuerzas Armadas del Perú (English: Peruvian Armed Forces Day) September 24
Poland Armed Forces Day August 15
Romania Armed Forces Day October 25
Russia Dyen' zaschitnika Otechestva (English: Defender of the Fatherland Day) February 23
Singapore Singaporean Armed Forces Day 1 July
Slovenia Dan Slovenske vojske (English: Day of the Slovenian Army) 15 May
South Korea English: Armed Forces Day) October 1
Sri Lanka
Army Day 9 October
Navy Day 9 December
Air Force Day 2 March
United Kingdom Armed Forces Day 27 June
United States Armed Forces Day 18 May
Marines Birthday 10 November
Vietnam Armed Forces Day 22 December


Posted on May 18, 2013 9:44:58 PM PDT
KayKay says:

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"

************************ - Maya Angelou - ************************************

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 9:57:28 PM PDT
Hi KayKay - thank you for the start!
Happy Birthday Betty!
Happy Anniversary WYRenegade!

Posted on May 18, 2013 9:57:50 PM PDT
KayKay says:
🎶🎶🎶 Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! 🎶🎶🎶 🍰🎈🍰
Happy Birthday Betty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What kind of cake do you like?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 10:02:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 18, 2013 10:03:29 PM PDT
Kay, thank you for your wonderful start. I love patriotic things.



In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 10:02:38 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 18, 2013 10:04:22 PM PDT
Biscay says:
Thank you for getting the new day started, KayKay! I'm sure that this is a day that means a lot to many on this thread, so it's a great opening as well and interesting to see what dates and names other countries use to celebrate and honour these brave people to whom we owe so much.

Looking forward to much chatting and book-finding, teasing, encouragement and of course exercise on this Sunday. And hopefully more news about certain recent arrivals (hint, hint, redandwhite - surely you can't have anything more important to do than updating us all here??! LOL) and those worrying about others near and dear as well as looking after themselves. And of course it is Betty's birthday I believe as well - clever of you to have two birthdays, Betty! I think your mother secretly arranged that for you all that time ago to give you twice the pleasure. I would love to make you a cake but I'm only just putting Susan's first strawberry shortcake together for Wendy (funny how she is going to get the birthday luck while I get the kilojoules, though!), so I hope someone else is able to bake yours before the weekend's over because Susan didn't stop at one, and I'm going to have to try them both before I'm finished!

All the best to everyone, have a super Sunday,


PS - Happy Anniversary to you, too, WYRenegade.

Posted on May 18, 2013 10:14:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 18, 2013 10:21:09 PM PDT
KayKay says:
🎶🎶🎶 Happy Anniversary to you, Happy Anniversary to you, Happy Anniversary to you! 🎶🎶🎶 🍰🎈🍰 WYRenegade !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edited - spelling

Posted on May 18, 2013 10:15:39 PM PDT
KayKay says:
How are you guys - ElizabethSH, DonnaBGood, and Biscay doing today?

Posted on May 18, 2013 10:19:06 PM PDT
KayKay says:
Question for the Day -
The Billboard Music Awards are tonight so I got to wondering if any of us listen to music while reading? Or play music on our kindles? What kind of music? Does it depend on what kind of book?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 10:24:58 PM PDT
Hi KayKay. Just playing on the computer for a few more minutes before bed. I generally have the TV going in the background, either for my family watching or just for a bit of white noise. If I have music on, I generally start singing, and then can't concentrate on reading, lol

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 10:25:17 PM PDT
Biscay says:
Well, thank you. Apart from realising I have no idea what cream-based shortcake "batter" (or is it a dough!?) should be like. So instead of having it in the pan and oven already I'm trawling around the internet trying to get an idea :)

Either way I'm sure it will be delicious - just might not be what you chaps would all recognise as your favourite dish, LOL

Posted on May 18, 2013 10:35:15 PM PDT
Hi KayKay,
Thank you for opening Links Only tonight. In the future would you check with me first? I work on the opens in advance and usually have them all set to go for the week. Also, we never open Links before midnight as this marks the new days books and prices to our posters.

I appreciate your help, but just check with me first please. Thanks so much KayKay.

Wendy ❤

Posted on May 18, 2013 10:36:54 PM PDT
KayKay says:
A freebie to start the day
Wool - Part One by hugh howey -

Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Parent's Guide To Understand An Autistic Child - Why Autism Spectrum Disorder Can ...Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Parent's Guide To Understand An Autistic Child - Why Autism Spectrum Disorder Can Be Overcome

by Lita Ferrill

Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Parent's Guide To Understand An Autistic Child Why Autism Spectrum Disorder Can Be Overcome Nowadays it seems that more and more children are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder especially boys. A lot of research is being conducted to try and determine the underlying causes of the condition and also to find the best methods to deal with the condition. "Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Parent's Guide To Understand An Autistic Child" not only outline the various forms of autism that can be found on the spectrum but also focuses a bit on related conditions. In addition to all of that the current successful methods of treatment are outlined for parents and other interested persons to read. The challenge with autism is that so much remains unknown abo...

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 10:42:32 PM PDT
KayKay says:
No problem - I should have emailed you earlier before I did. So sorry. I tend to forget the time gap as it is almost 2am for me. Hope you are enjoying birthday and your son. Take care.

Posted on May 18, 2013 10:45:20 PM PDT
Overtime says:
Wine Country Elegance a Deux (LoveBites Cookbooks)
Wine Country Elegance à Deux, from the LoveBites Cookbook Series by Celeste Heiter, is a collection of recipes for a romantic five-course Wine Country dinner, with color photos of each dish, plus a shopping list, suggestions for setting the mood, and tips for culinary success. The menu includes: Petite Salmon Medallions with Tarragon Mayonnaise, Chèvre and Roasted Garlic with French Croutons, Spring Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Grilled Lamb Chops with Mango Mint Salsa, Steamed Asparagus, Roasted Red Potatoes, and for dessert, Lemon Shortbread with Raspberry Coulis.

Spices In The Kitchen

Simple Summer Eats

A Simple Way to Start the Day: A Collection of Easy, Delicious Breakfast Recipes

The Breakfast Mug Chef
There are few things more fun than making simple and delicious meals using only a large mug, the rare mixing bowl and a microwave! The breakfast mug is something that is being celebrated in homes all across the world for being simple to create, customize and enjoy. These recipes represent the finest flavors around and are sure to entice your taste buds!

Here's the list of lip-smacking, mouth-watering recipes contained within the pages of this book:
Peanut Butter & Honey Breakfast Mug, Bacon, Eggs & Cheese Mug, Southwest Avocado & Bacon Mug, Apple Cinnamon French Toast Mug, Buffalo Chicken Breakfast Mug, Delicious Denver Omelet Mug, Mississippi Mud Pie Mug ,Red Hot Apple Casserole Mug, Prosciutto & Green Peppers Breakfast Mug, Creamy Peanut Butter Cake Mug, Almond Blueberry Mug Muffin, Dijon Breakfast Mug, Rise & Shine Power Breakfast Mug, Banana Bread in a Mug, Delicious Mega Protein Cake Mug, Coffee Cake Streusel in a Mug, Breakfast Mug Quiche, Cranberry Coconut Breakfast Mug, Down-Home Hash Brown Omelet Mug, Cinnamon Banana Cake Mug, Eggs Benedict Breakfast Mug

The Dessert Mug Chef
This latest book in my mug series was originally realized out of my true and unending passion for breakfast foods. When I realized that my family absolutely adored the quick and easy breakfasts I made for them in oversized mugs, I decided that it was time to get even more creative with everyone's favorite-dessert!

This simple method of cooking is a truly remarkable way to bring elaborate desserts to your entire family without slaving in terms of preparation and cooking times in your kitchen.

The best part is that cleanup is practically non-existent! Most of these desserts use only a dish or two!

Following is a list of the great desserts found inside this book:

Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie, Country Berry Cobbler Mug, Mega Fudge S'mores Mug Cake, Super Quick Cheesecake in a Mug, Cinnamon Roll in a Mug, Simply Delightful Almond Cake Mug, Luscious Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake, Strawberry Mug Cake, Angel Food Cake Mug, Banana Walnut Mug Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Sticky-Sweet Date Pudding Mug , Quick & Simple Piña Colada Mug Parfait, Pumpkin Pie in a Mug, Soft & Gooey Bread Pudding Mug, One-Minute Mug Brownie, Chocolate Espresso Mug Delight

Posted on May 18, 2013 10:50:00 PM PDT
KayKay says:
Some good looking cookbooks there Overtime. How are you this fine morning/Night/day

Posted on May 18, 2013 10:59:08 PM PDT
KayKay says:
OK Yall - I am off to bed for a while. Nite Nite

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 11:07:36 PM PDT
Biscay says:
Good night, KayKay. So that you don't lie awake fretting, the shortcake is cooked and out, and I've already sampled it - well, just the scone/biscuit part - DELICIOUS.

Have a good sleep, all who are in dreamland right now!

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 11:33:35 PM PDT
Hi Biscay,
I hope you and your family likes the Strawberry Shortcake. I love it! If I don't have time to make the shortcake I will buy a pound cake (usually Sara Lee in the freezer case here in the States) or an Angel Food cake from the grocery store bakery. They work well too, but the homemade shortcake is the best.

Posted on May 19, 2013 12:03:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 19, 2013 2:22:48 AM PDT
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Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford - but you'll take him anyway.
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In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013 2:34:44 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Hi KayKay
Thanks for the start today.
I will add my applause to all our heroes and she-roes.
Happy Birthday Betty
Happy Anniversary WYRenegade

Question for the Day - never play music on my kindle, but if I am up the radio may well be on in the background, mostly read in bed where it is quiet, or on public transport and whilst waiting anywhere.

You say that the Billboard Music Awards are tonight, don't think we will have anything about that on our TV here :-(
Denmark won The European Song Contest last night

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013 2:38:31 AM PDT
Congratulations from a good number four (from what I hear, didn't watch it at all:)) And good morning and another round of congratulations on the grandboy!

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013 3:19:05 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Morning NL
Yes Norway did really well, I only watched with one eye, the show part of it was fantastic though, and since DK was tipped to be a winner I thought that I should keep myself updated :-)
Thanks for the congrats - DD & SO are taking visitors in small portions, today is Grandpa day, so will have to contact him later in the day for updates.

I see that you have changed your name again - does that mean that your visitor has arrived ??
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