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18 March 2017

Hollywood Legends : Iconic Female Celebrities: Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) (Guest Post)

Today, Marilyn Monroe would be 90 years old, but the diva passed away in 1962. Many people know her celebrity persona, and she still is viewed as an icon of beauty and femininity. But let’s take a look at her off screen personality. Here are seven (7) biographical facts. 

   

This marvelous timeline of photographs ~ "A picture of Marilyn for every year she was alive, 1926-1962." ~ was shared on Google Plus by Divine Riggio : Vintage Photographies of Human Life 







1. Marilyn Monroe was born June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, California.



2. Ms. Monroe feared that viewers would think of her as about a "frivolous fool", so she studied and rehearsed earnestly at various acting studios.



3. Despite the fact that Marilyn Monroe is considered a sex symbol, she confessed in her diaries: "I was always very physically clamped. I have always been sure that something is wrong with me."




Image credit:  Another photo shared by Divine Riggio on G+ ~ "A teenage Norma Jeane, later known as Marilyn Monroe. Circa 1940." 


 



4. Marilyn Monroe loved to read. More than 400 books were in her personal library. She did not finish high school and felt the need to continue her education on her own, not only to quench her thirst for knowledge but in order to be on par with others who were blessed to complete a formal education program.






http://thediaryofmarilynmonroe.tumblr.com/post/148115165526/question-what-is-your-favorite-activity-marilyn




5. Before becoming a famous actress, she worked at an aircraft factory, during the World War II. Her job was crucial, She was checked the serviceability of parachutes. One of the photographers, who was looking for "fresh faces" noticed her there. The rest, as they say, is history.



6. Marilyn Monroe ate very little and could spend an entire day drinking only orange juice. Yet she has never been skinny, according to today's “perfect size” standards (say size 5 by comparison to today's slim petite almost emaciated models who wear a size 2).






http://thediaryofmarilynmonroe.tumblr.com/post/140932029531/she-was-a-clean-cut-american-wholesome-girl


7. In order to become the wife of her third husband, Marilyn Monroe converted to Judaism. She was fond of Arthur Miller and trust him a lot. It was his betrayal that completely undermined her faith in people.



Over half a century later, Marilyn Monroe is still revered as a Hollywood legend, an ideal American beauty / diva. Her popularity has not dwindled. It is a pity that her life ended up so early or to quote another diva, Sir Elton John, she was like a “candle in the wind”.





About the author:  This guest post was supplied by Melisa Marzett is an amazing writer, who is currently writing for smartessayrewriter.com. Get inspired with her posts!
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Fun link:
Iconic Beauty Looks From the Year You Were Born
If you were born in 1957, the ideal beauty / model for that year was Marilyn Monroe. Check for the year you were born.


23 February 2017

Top Ten Popular Posts at My BlogJob Site - One Year Anniversary!

Thanks to the nifty tool called "Facebook memories", found this reminder about BlogJob, a blogging community that I joined in 2015.  FB memory links to the original blog post.

Updates to this post:  
  • The quote and link to the review that was supplied in that post (dated 2014) is outdated.  In May 2016, the site owners stopped their Points Program which was the primary monetary incentive for signing up.  The owners have continued to make the platform available free for the users.  Some chose to keep their blogs published at the site.  Some left.  I stayed. 
  •  Also, my BlogJob blog name and tagline changed to:
Blog Title: My Pain, Your Gain
Tagline:  Advice for newbies and others who want to work at home. Learn from my mistakes.


Why?  
  1. BlogJob has a very good Alexa ranking;
  2. Too much work is required to republish my content; 
  3. There is a revenue-share plan (if you have a Google Ad Sense account: 75/25 - owner's favor); and 
  4. You can use affiliate referral links (no sharing; you keep 100% of commissions earned). 

In fact, because affiliate products are allowed, in November 2016, after encouragement from a fellow blogger, I started a new blog called My Shopping Channel.  


However, as to whether new members are being accepted?  That decision is in the hands of the site owners.  I do not direct aspiring bloggers to the site.  But I also don't discourage people from visiting and finding out on their own.  What I can say is that not many bloggers have been signing up, since the Points Program was discontinued.




In my previous post, a year ago, I provided links to my most popular posts at the time.  Below are links to personally selected posts that you may find informative, entertaining or both.  Hope you visit and please leave comments to let me know you were there.  Thanks so much!




The Book is For All People

The Book is For All People

Believers and non-believers have argued and debated about the facts presented in the Book aka the Bible, for thousands of years. Is it true or is it false? No consensus has ever been reached. But both groups agree that the scriptures are fascinating reading.



How To Decorate Your Blog Sidebar?

How To Decorate Your Blog Sidebar?

There are various templates available for bloggers which can be customized to reflect your "personality". Some templates offer a slide presentation at the top of the blog. Those are great! Never used one. Have tried. But have trouble figuring out which blog posts to showcase.



Writers Who Battled with Depression

Writers Who Battled with Depression

A couple of years ago read an article titled "Depression: 10 Great Authors Who Battled with This Mental Illness"** . It was a very informative read. ...



Nimrod and the 'Gate of God'

Nimrod and the 'Gate of God'

If you come from a Judaeo-Christian background, then you might be familiar with the story of Babel because you were probably taught about it as a child. If you are unfamiliar with the biblical account, it tells of the time when everyone on earth all spoke the same language but God confused the languages.






01 February 2017

Legends, Myths, Fables, Folklore, Culture on Pinterest

My Pinterest account is a business account, thanks to the graciousness of the company owners. It also includes collections that are not business-related. The boards had been created when the account was a personal account and even though I converted to a business account, I kept the my pinboards. 


One of my favorite personal collections is Legends, Myths,Fables, Folklore, Culture. 

"Pegasus is one of the best known creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine stallion also known as a horse usually depicted as pure white in color. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa." Wikipedia

If you have some free time, you really should visit and peruse my pins. My collection includes what the usual that Westerners have come to expect when you say the word “mythology”, i.e. winged horses, unicorns and Greco-Roman gods and goddesses. 


But there are also pins for anything and everything from Poliahu,the Hawaiian snow goddess TO A List of Poisonous Plants and Herbs and Their Lore.


Collected some information about nymphs.  Publishing the post here and will share it via Pinterest.  Enjoy!

(P.S.  I'm also expanding my collection to Tumblr.  See my first reblogged post below.)

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“Nymphs = in Greek and Roman mythology, one of the lesser goddesses, portrayed as beautiful girls who inhabited fountains, mountains, rivers and trees.” Source

Image credit: The Water Nymph By: Francois Martin-kavel

The Seven Kings of Rome


The Seven Kings of Rome

There was once a group of villages on seven hills which grew into an empire. But how did it happen? During the reign of Emperor Augustus, the historian Livy (Titus Livius) gathered myths, legends, folklore (possibly adding in facts and information that could be verified or authenticated by others) and wrote down the story of how the Roman Empire came to be.


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07 January 2017

The History of Astrology and the Gifts of the Magi

Just read an interesting blog post about the history of astrology and how it was applied in the beginning. (Reference: The Brilliant History of Astrology on Earth | Literacy Base

I believe the initial use of the science of astrology, "in the beginning", i.e. to predict weather for agriculture purposes, natural disasters, etc., is its correct use or application. 

The post goes on to state that people began to say they could apply it in human affairs for success. I believe that could possibly be when scam and con artists began to leave their indelible marks on the history of mankind. With one exception.

*The star that led the wise men to Jesus.* 


Image credit: Star Of Bethlehem by FullMoonMaster on DeviantArt
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The visit of the Magi may be a part of the so-called Christmas tradition but more importantly … it's a true story.  

It's an integral part of the most beautiful story every told.  





Christmas Tradition: The Gifts of the Magi - Daily Two Cents

Christmas Tradition: The Gifts of the Magi - Daily Two Cents

Every year during the month of December, many people direct their minds to the story about the birth of Jesus, revered by faithful Christians as the Savior of the world. Although the nativity scene always shows the three wise men (also called the three kings) adoring a newborn baby and bearing gifts, the biblical account indicates that their visitation did not occur on the night that Mary gave birth.



04 January 2017

"Plot Twist" ~ Courtesy of Cheshire Public Library

Found this in my Facebook memories from two years ago. So worth remembering and re-sharing.  Oh the treasure we find in a public library.  There are treasures to be found even online. 😍

Image Credit: Cheshire Public Library's photo.







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Also, January 4 is National Trivia Day 2017 in the USA. Got any trivia you would like to share? I shared this fascinating fact FOUR years ago on Facebook. 

"The original 1949 ENIAC computer occupied a full city block."


ENIAC - CHM Revolution

ENIACIn 1942, physicist John Mauchly proposed an all-electronic calculating machine. The U.S. Army, meanwhile, needed to calculate complex wartime ballistics tables. Proposal met patron.The result was ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), built between 1943 and 1945-the first large-scale computer to run at electronic speed without being slowed by any mechanical parts.
 
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In case you don't have any trivia to share, here's a couple of links. Enjoy!


54 Fantastic Facts for National Trivia Day


54 Fantastic Facts for National Trivia Day

Editor-in-Chief, Digital for mental_floss. Nerdy dad to three little girls. Wearing blue glasses all of a sudden. ©2016 Mental Floss, Inc. All rights reserved. Mental Floss® is a registered trademark owned by Felix Dennis. mentalfloss.com is a trademark owned by Felix Dennis.


Political Trivia


Political Trivia

A collection of trivia questions about the world of politics.

08 December 2016

Americans Love Their Firsts : Honoring John Glenn (1921 - 2016)

Published this blog post November 2014.


An American "first" was not on the list.  Did not realize my significant omission until today when it was announced on the radio that this prominent citizen has departed.




  • John Glenn, first American astronaut to orbit the earth.

Adding this fact on to my previous blog post about "firsts" and sharing some additional info below. 

 
http://foxnet2017.tumblr.com/post/154228894581/life-john-glenn-the-first-american-astronaut





19 November 2016

My First Blog Post at My Blog Stop! Welcome! (UPDATE)

My first blog post (My First Blog Post at My Blog Stop! Welcome!) was dated 2014. Don't laugh! Yes.  There are a lot of strikethroughs.  To borrow from Alanis Morissette's song lyrics: "You live. You learn."


It's almost the end of 2016 and this blog is still here!!



The American Thanksgiving holiday is next week and that this blog has not been deleted is on my list of things to be thankful for.  :)

Presidential Thanksgiving Facts

Thanksgivings Around the World

 


Here is the list of my blogs (or blogging attempts, if your prefer).  Obviously I don't have to include this one on this list, since you're here and reading this.









Below are sample posts. Hope you are impressed! :)


#FoodieFriday : Cool Foodies and Food Lovers Celebrating Their "Firsts" on Twitter

Happy Friday! (It's FoodieFriday!) Always searching for like-minded food lovers and found people celebrating their "firsts". First food blog post. First food article accepted at a major site. Etc. Here are their tweets. Interesting variation. French food; Health / Energy Food tips; Asian food; Vegan recipes; and Food Photography.







Shop for Gifts in My Gold Mine

⋅ Before I started this online shopping site, I had been sharing my shopping finds and wish list at another that I call "The Other Shopping Channel" . ...



Finding the Path to Successful Affiliate Marketing

Read everywhere about people who earn money from affiliate marketing or advertising affiliate products. Several years back, saw a write-up about an online entrepreneur who insisted he earned thousands of dollars in affiliate referral commissions. Also said it was really easy to do!

07 October 2016

The White House’s Pete Souza Has Shot Nearly 2M Photos of Obama, Here are 55 of His Favorites «TwistedSifter (Reblog)

Whether you liked President Obama or not, he's on his way out and another elected official will be stepping up to fill his shoes. That being said, I love a talented photographer and these photos are priceless. The ones I really like are all the pics of him with kids. My second set of faves are those with his wife. The White House photographer Pete Souza did a good job of preserving historical and precious moments.  :)










Similar Link of Interest:


"John F. Kennedy’s Personal Photographer Looks Back on the Kennedy Years." The Daily Beast. Newsweek/Daily Beast, 13 Nov. 2013. Web. 07 Oct. 2016.








03 October 2016

Texas Real Estate: Corsicana, Texas

Corsicana is an oil town in Texas. 

It survived both the Great Depression and the World Wars, as the oil business was the foundation of the town's economy. Corsicana is home to Collin Street Bakery and Wolf Brand Chili.

Moving forward, 1956 to today, Corsicana has experienced steady growth. In 1985, Corsicana was designated as an official Texas Main Street City. The Texas Main Street Program is part of the Texas Historical Commission's Community Heritage Development Division.

Current Mayor Chuck McClanahan, born and raised in Corsicana, is quoted as saying: "It's a New Day in Corsicana." He believes Corsicana offers Corsicana offers the best of both worlds “ city-ease and country-style.


[Never been to Corsicana myself. But I know some good folks from there! ]




2014 Photo The Old Jail, now (in 2014) a private residence in Corsicana, Texas Location: Corsicana, Texas

Corsicana Daily Sun:
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