Her right hand cast over heaven's rim;
No knowledge she had where her home should be,
The moon knew not what might was his,
The stars knew not where their stations were." Voluspa
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If you played tic-tac-toe recently -- and you aren't still a young child -- chances are you played to a draw. A basic understanding of tic-tac-toe strategy will almost always guarantee that outcome. But what if you played randomly? There are 255,168 different possible tic-tac-toe outcomes. Of those, 131,184 (51.4%) result in a win for X (assuming it goes first), 77,904 (30.5%) result in a win for O, and the remaining 46,080 (18.1%) result in draws.
- Go on a bike or walking hike. The Fall leaves are on display.
- Have a picnic in the park, or your back yard.
- Invite some friends or neighbors over for a garage party and dance.
- Go fly a kite.
- Pull out the those old board games or puzzles that you have stored in the basement.
- Play cards with some friends.
- Visit a model home and get decorating ideas
- See what your library is offering
- Go to the dog beach
- Feed the ducks!
Had to wear a sweater this morning while watering. It was 55F and brisk!!Made for easy watering though. Hubby said a bird explored the suet balls, but so far no big rush to them. I think once the feeders are empty I won't fill them up and let them discover the suet.
KISSES AND HUGS
The phrase "XOXO" is a not-uncommon way to close a letter, email or text message. It means "hugs and kisses," although that's reversed -- the Xs are kisses and the Os hugs. But there's no obvious link between these two letters and their associated acts. Where do they come from?
The X-as-kiss most likely has origins from the Middle Ages. Due to low literacy rates at the time, many people were unable to write even their own names. For them, the X became a convention used as a signature. With the X also signifying the St. Andrews' Cross (and, perhaps, the word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ -- Greek for "Christ"), it also therefore established the signature as one carrying an oath of significant meaning to the signer. At the time, one further affirmed his vow by kissing the X, signifying a connection with the signature beyond mere words. Over time, the "X" therefore came known as the kiss symbol. (And, most likely, the term "sealed with a kiss" has the same origin.)
While most agree that the above is why "X" means "kiss," there is no consensus around the origins of O-as-hug. Most agree that the shortcut developed in the United States, most likely around the late 1800s or early 1900s. Some believe that Jewish immigrants to the United States, unwilling to use the cross, adopted the "O" instead, but the evidence for that is weak. (Given that tic-tac-toe developed at around the same time, perhaps the two are related, but that is entirely speculation.) We don't know the true origins of the "O" hug, and, most likely, never will.
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1847 "Jane Eyre" published
1866 First US train robbery
1889 Thomas Edison showed off the first motion picture
1926 Yankee slugger Babe Ruth hits a record three homers against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth game of the World Series.
1961 Kennedy urges people to build bomb shelters
1972 Train derails in Mexico killing more than 200 people
1981 Egyptian President Anwar Saddat is assassinated in Cairo
1991 Liz Taylor marries 7th husband
1996 Country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw wed; Bill Clinton debates Bob Dole
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