Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 9PM permalink

funnyordie:

Paying Tribute to David Letterman Through Various Montages and Tributes
David Letterman may be retiring next year, but these tributes to his unique comic genius are here to stay.

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Graduating college and entering the real world

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 9PM permalink

whatshouldwecallme:

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It’s crazy how sometimes music brings you back to certain places and memories and it is UNBELIEVABLE to think how far you’ve come.

Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 11AM permalink

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usnatarchives:

You can’t snuggle with the Constitution, but you can sleep next to it! This sleepover in the Rotunda is open to children, ages 8-12, who are accompanied by an adult. Registration fees are $125 per person (more information at http://www.archivesfoundation.org/sleepover/)
Participants get to meet author Brad Meltzer, who will set the way for an evening of historical missions and discovery. Learn to decode Civil War ciphers, write with a quill pen, dress up in period clothing, and play with historic toys and games from our patent collection.
Children will also get to meet journalist and author Cokie Roberts, and interact with historical characters Abraham Lincoln and Amelia Earhart. The evening wraps up with a selection of Oscar-nominated short films in the William G. McGowan Theater.
Participants will receive the first two books in Brad Meltzer’s brand new children’s series, I am Abraham Lincoln and I am Amelia Earhart. Written by Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, each book tells the real-life story of an ordinary person who changed the world.
To register, download the Sleepover Registration packet, and send the completed forms to sleepover@archivesfoundation.org.
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usnatarchives:

You can’t snuggle with the Constitution, but you can sleep next to it! This sleepover in the Rotunda is open to children, ages 8-12, who are accompanied by an adult. Registration fees are $125 per person (more information at http://www.archivesfoundation.org/sleepover/)

Participants get to meet author Brad Meltzer, who will set the way for an evening of historical missions and discovery. Learn to decode Civil War ciphers, write with a quill pen, dress up in period clothing, and play with historic toys and games from our patent collection.

Children will also get to meet journalist and author Cokie Roberts, and interact with historical characters Abraham Lincoln and Amelia Earhart. The evening wraps up with a selection of Oscar-nominated short films in the William G. McGowan Theater.

Participants will receive the first two books in Brad Meltzer’s brand new children’s series, I am Abraham Lincoln and I am Amelia Earhart. Written by Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, each book tells the real-life story of an ordinary person who changed the world.

To register, download the Sleepover Registration packet, and send the completed forms to sleepover@archivesfoundation.org.


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Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 4PM permalink

ourpresidents:

New Year’s Day Black Eyed Peas
Tradition holds that eating black eyed peas on January 1 will bring wealth and prosperity in the coming year.  Here’s Laura Bush’s recipe for the Southern dish, originally published on the White House website.  
See all of Laura Bush’s White House Recipe Card on the archived White House website.  
Happy 2014!

ourpresidents:

New Year’s Day Black Eyed Peas

Tradition holds that eating black eyed peas on January 1 will bring wealth and prosperity in the coming year.  Here’s Laura Bush’s recipe for the Southern dish, originally published on the White House website.  

See all of Laura Bush’s White House Recipe Card on the archived White House website.  

Happy 2014!

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Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 4AM permalink

artteacheradventures:

msleahhbicoftheartroom:

Rating the art teacher in a high poverty school on test data… Truest definition of insanity.

Preach.

artteacheradventures:

msleahhbicoftheartroom:

Rating the art teacher in a high poverty school on test data… Truest definition of insanity.

Preach.

(Source: teachingtheexceptional)

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Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 12PM permalink

ourpresidents:

Holidays with the First Families — The Carter Family’s Plains Cheese Ring
The cheese ring is purported to be one of Rosalynn Carter’s favorite recipes. The “Plains” in the recipe title refers to Plains, Georgia, birthplace of the Carters. When the Carter Presidential Library receive reference requests for Carter Family recipes, this is the most requested recipe. 

Cheese Ring
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded
6 ounces (approx. 1 – 1 ½ cups) finely chopped pecans
1 cup mayonnaise (can vary depending on taste — use enough to “bind” the ingredients together)
1/2 cup onions, finely diced
Dash cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Jar of strawberry preserves (optional, recommended 12 oz.)
Crackers
Combine cheese, pecans, onions, and mayonnaise in a mixing bowl. Add in the cayenne and black pepper. Mix thoroughly until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Transfer mixture to a plate and shape by patting the mixture flat and forming a rim around the edge. (If you have a mold, you may use that instead to form the ring, if desired.) Refrigerate until chilled, approximately 2 hours.
Fill the center of the ring with the preserves when you are ready to serve. Serve with crackers. Serves approximately 6-8 people.

Photo: Jimmy Carter and family celebrate Christmas at home. 12/25/1978.  
-from the Carter Library

ourpresidents:

Holidays with the First Families — The Carter Family’s Plains Cheese Ring

The cheese ring is purported to be one of Rosalynn Carter’s favorite recipes. The “Plains” in the recipe title refers to Plains, Georgia, birthplace of the Carters. When the Carter Presidential Library receive reference requests for Carter Family recipes, this is the most requested recipe. 

Cheese Ring

  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 6 ounces (approx. 1 – 1 ½ cups) finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (can vary depending on taste — use enough to “bind” the ingredients together)
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely diced
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Jar of strawberry preserves (optional, recommended 12 oz.)
  • Crackers

Combine cheese, pecans, onions, and mayonnaise in a mixing bowl. Add in the cayenne and black pepper. Mix thoroughly until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Transfer mixture to a plate and shape by patting the mixture flat and forming a rim around the edge. (If you have a mold, you may use that instead to form the ring, if desired.) Refrigerate until chilled, approximately 2 hours.

Fill the center of the ring with the preserves when you are ready to serve. Serve with crackers. Serves approximately 6-8 people.


Photo: Jimmy Carter and family celebrate Christmas at home. 12/25/1978.  

-from the Carter Library

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Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 9PM permalink

timemagazine:

From viral Vines to best selfies, underreported news to the best Pope stories, TIME selects the Top 10 of Everything from 2013. Enjoy!

timemagazine:

From viral Vines to best selfies, underreported news to the best Pope stories, TIME selects the Top 10 of Everything from 2013. Enjoy!

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