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due to a family emergency I will be scheduling the normal posts for tomorrow.

I will be unavailable except for text messaging. thank you

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Calendar day; June 30, 2015

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Tuesday, the 30th of June, 2015is the 181th day in 2015 and in the 27th calendar week.
General Events:
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day
June 30, 2015 in the World
A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to keep its time of day close to the mean solar time, or UT1. Without such a correction, time reckoned by Earth’s rotation drifts away from atomic time because of irregularities in the Earth’s rate of rotation. Since this system of correction was implemented in 1972, 25 such leap seconds have been inserted. The most recent one happened on June 30, 2012 at 23:59:60 UTC. A leap second, the 26th, will again be inserted at the end of June 30, 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC.
The UTC time standard, which is widely used for international timekeeping and as the reference for civil time in most countries, uses the international system (SI) definition of the second, based on atomic clocks. Like most time standards, UTC defines a grouping of seconds into minutes, hours, days, months, and years. However, the duration of one mean solar day is slightly longer than 24 hours (86400 SI seconds). Therefore, if the UTC day were defined as precisely 86400 SI seconds, the UTC time-of-day would slowly drift apart from that of solar-based standards, such as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and its successor UT1. The purpose of a leap second is to compensate for this drift, by occasionally scheduling some UTC days with 86401 or 86399 SI seconds.
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Meteor Day 2015
June 30, 2015 in the World
Meteor Day is celebrated on June 30, 2015. It commemorates the Tunguska event in 1908. The Tunguska event was an enormously powerful explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River at about 00:14 UT on June 30. The explosion is believed to have been caused by the air burst of a small asteroid or comet at an altitude of 5–10 kilometres (3–6 mi) above the Earth’s surface. Different studies have yielded widely varying estimates of the object’s size, on the order of 100 metres (330 ft). It is the largest impact event on or near Earth in recorded history.
Although the asteroid or comet appears to have burst in the air rather than hitting the surface, this event still is referred to as an impact. Estimates of the energy of the blast range from 3 to as high as 30 megatons of TNT with 10–15 megatons of TNT. This is about 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; and about two-fifths the power of the later Soviet Union’s own Tsar Bomba (the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated).
The Tunguska explosion knocked down an estimated 80 million trees over an area covering 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi). It is estimated that the shock wave from the blast would have measured 5.0 on the Richter scale. An explosion of this magnitude is capable of destroying a large metropolitan area. This possibility has helped to spark discussion of asteroid deflection strategies.
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Asteroid Day 2015
June 30, 2015 in the World
Asteroid Day is an annual global awareness movement that brings people from around the world together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities, and future generations. Asteroid Day will be held on the anniversary of the 1908 Siberian Tunguska event, the largest asteroid impact on Earth in recent history.
Astrophysicist Dr. Brian May, founding member and lead guitarist of the rock band Queen, joined Lord Martin Rees, the UK Royal Astronomer at the London Science Museum to host a press conference to announce ASTEROID DAY, a global awareness campaign to educate the world about asteroids. A central focus of the event was the release of a 100x Declaration, calling for the 100­fold increase in the detection and monitoring of asteroids. Lord Rees read the declaration, which resolves to “solve humanity’s greatest challenges to safeguard our families and quality of life on Earth in the future.
The Declaration calls for three key actions:
– Employ the available technology to detect and track near­Earth asteroids that threaten human populations
– A rapid hundred­fold (100x) acceleration of the discovery and tracking of NEOS.
– Global adoption of Asteroid Day on June 30, 2015, to heighten awareness of the asteroid hazard and our efforts to prevent future impacts.
The 100x Declaration was signed by more than 100 noted scientists, physicists, artists and business leaders from 30 countries, including, Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Brian Cox, Anousheh Ansari, Kip Thorne, Stewart Brand, investors Shervin Pishevar and Steve Jurvetson, Alan Eustace and Peter Norvig of Google, Peter Gabriel, Jane Luu, Helen Sharman, Jill Tarter and more than 38 astronauts and cosmonauts.
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Historical Events on 30th June:
350 – Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the usurper Magnentius, in Rome.
1397 – Denmark, Norway & Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha
1520 – Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés take gold from Aztecs
1651 – The Deluge: Khmelnytsky Uprising – the Battle of Beresteczko ends with a Polish victory.
1755 – Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
1834 – Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
1860 – The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place
1863 – Dutch colony Suriname counts population of 33,000 slaves
1894 – Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
1894 – London’s Tower Bridge opens
1905 – The crew of the Russian battleship “Georgei Pobiedonosets” mutinies in support of the “Potemkin”, which mutinied three days earlier
1905 – In Russia, the “Potemkin” arrives at Odessa, where sailors take the bodies of dead crewman ashore; sailors join civilians in revolutionary actions of the ‘1905 Revolution’
1908 – Tunguska Event: a giant fireball most likely caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet impacts in Siberia
1910 – Russia absorbs Finland
1930 – 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY
1938 – Superman 1st appears in DC Comics’ Action Comics Series issue #1
1948 – Last British troops leave Israel
1953 – 1st Chevrolet Corvette manufactured
1954 – Largest check: Internal US Treasury check at $4,176,969,623.57
1962 – Rwanda & Burundi become independent
1972 – One leap second is added to the UTC time system; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
1981 – China’s Communist Party condemns late Mao Zedong’s policy
1984 – Last sixpence minted in Great-Britain (in use since 1551)
1987 – The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie
1990 – East & West Germany merge their economies
1997 – Leap Second to synchronize atomic clocks
2005 – Spain legalizes same-sex marriage


update on my story!

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I’m feeling pretty accomplished right now. I’ve scheduled the rest of the chapters to post and the last chapter will post on August 22. Hmm… guess that means I better finish the sequel, huh?

or at the very least get it to a continuation part… 😉

And for those that haven’t read it yet… Here’s that link, yep I’m helpful! 😀

I’m here till after ten waiting on hubs to get me, my ride fell through. Eh, it happens! So now to go write! woohoo! Clouds… silver linings! 😉


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Calendar day; June 29, 2015

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Monday, the 29th of June, 2015 is the 180th day in 2015 and in the 27th calendar week.
General Events:
Hug Holiday 2015
June 29, 2015 in the World
Hug Holiday is celebrated on June 29. 2015 and is a day to encourage people to hug those who need attention. Especially elderly, sick or invalid and lonely people sure will be thankful for some good feelings provided by a caring hug. A hug is a form of physical intimacy at which two people put their arms around each other and hold each other closely. If more than two people are involved it is called groups hug. It has been scientifically proven that hugs have positive effects on health. Studies have shown that hugging can result in reduced blood pressure, and has a preventive effect against depression. So on Hug Holiday, go out and hug your loved ones!
Where is the event?
Please Take My Children to Work Day
June 29, 2015 in the World
June 29, 2015 is the 13th annual “Please Take My Children to Work Day,” a holiday for part- and full-time stay-at-home mothers. Moms with youthful children don’t get time off work taking care of them Please Take My Children To Work Day was produced to boost awareness that moms need their very own quality and holiday period while other grown ups take care of their kids.
Moms around the world are encouraged to take the day off, or at least part of it, by finding a relative, neighbor, friend or babysitter to take care of the kids.
Where is the event?
National Buttercrunch Day
June 29, 2015 in the USA
This unofficial national food holiday celebrates this toffee candy. Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee, covered with chocolate. It has a crunchy texture and a caramel flavor. Variations on the recipe include toasted almond sprinkles.
Making buttercrunch calls for a good candy thermometer and some cooking experience. Creating the toffee involves caramelizing sugar at high temperatures, which requires precision, timing and the right tools and safety techniques for a successful outcome. Buttercrunch can be served on top of ice cream, or on it’s own. Buttercrunch flavored cookies or cakes are other ways to enjoy the sweet treat.
The beginning of National Buttercrunch day is not well documented. However, a related food holiday, National Almond Butter Crunch Day is celebrated on June 29th. The crunchy candy, sometimes called just buttercrunch but other times referred to as almond buttercrunch, was made famous in World War II. A buttercrunch candy called Almond Roca, made by Brown and Haley was shipped in tins to U.S. troops overseas.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 29th June:
512 – A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland
1534 – Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada
1613 – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre burns down
1682 – Sofia names herself regent of Russia
1767 – British pass Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America
1786 – Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario
1854 – Netherlands allows corporal punishment
1858 – Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia
1888 – First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel’s Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder
1895 – Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government
1900 – The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity
1913 – The attack by Bulgarian General Michael Savov on Greek and Serbian positions leads to beginning of the second Balkan War
1918 – A provisional government opposed to the Bolsheviks establishes itself at Vladivostok, the Russian port on the Sea of Japan
1922 – France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge “freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes.”
1927 – First test of Wallace Turnbull’s controllable pitch propeller.
1932 – USSR & China sign non-aggression treaty
1940 – Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan
1946 – Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist
1946 – British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv
1964 – Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate
1967 – Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
1972 – Supreme Court rules (5-4) that death penalty is cruel & unusual
1976 – The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
1989 – The National Party adopts a five year programme of its objectives which included a political “reform” plan to give South Africa’s Black majority a role in national as well as local government spheres; the African National Congress (ANC) said that it would consider nothing less than a one-man, one-vote system
1992 – 2 earthquakes including 7.4 hits southern Calif
1996 – Superman’s Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900
2000 – Eminem’s mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line “My mother smokes more dope than I do” from her son’s single ‘My Name Is’

Pop Con

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My fun from Friday!

I’ve been enjoying my last two days of vacation, finishing up some stuff and then vegging!

The day started kinda late and I was good with that, Hubs picked up Starbuck’s for the drive down to Indy, and we picked up our friend, Jordan. Aka Boy Wonder. LOL This was his second con with us. He loves them now!!

Glamazon getting ready for the day!

Glamazon getting ready for the day!

We had lunch first, being I'm a diabetic.

We had lunch first, being I’m a diabetic. Great little find, near the convention center and the prices are pretty good, the food is Great! Service is awesome!! *****

popcon arrived

And then we arrived. 😀

Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy

While waiting in line to get our tix. We met up with Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy! woohoo

Handy dandy Program guide

Handy dandy Program guide

Hubs took a candid I hadn't been prepared for. lol at least it's with the TARDIS!

Hubs took a candid I hadn’t been prepared for. lol at least it’s with the TARDIS!

Saw this! Aww how cute some real out of towners! LOL

Saw this! Aww how cute some real out of towners! LOL

Tony Isabella a Facebook Friend that I was finally able to meet in person! Nice!! lovely chat too!

Tony Isabella a Facebook Friend that I was finally able to meet in person! Nice!! lovely chat too!

Me and my friend, Gold Dalek. lol

Me and my friend, Gold Dalek. lol

Hubs and boxes! lol

Near the end of the Con, Hubs showed me this box! Wouldn’t let me open it!

SQUEEEEEE!!!! A brand new Wondie Statue!! Yep, I'll take a better photo when I take her out of the box!! :D

SQUEEEEEE!!!! A brand new Wondie Statue!! Yep, I’ll take a better photo when I take her out of the box!! 😀

Harley and her Henchman! got a really nice cosplayer to pose with hubs!

Harley and her Henchman! got a really nice cosplayer to pose with hubs!

Standing outside in the rain, and walking back to the car. Decided I needed a pic with the ndy sign! lol the person makes the 'I' and if I hadn't been doing the bad thing, the pose would've been much different! ;)

Standing outside in the rain, and walking back to the car. Decided I needed a pic with the ndy sign! lol the person makes the ‘I’ and if I hadn’t been doing the bad thing, the pose would’ve been much different! 😉

Wonder Booty by Hubs! lol

Okay, so while I was walking to the Ndy sign, Hubs took a pic, that he titles, “Wonder Booty!” thank goodness I’ve lost weight! lol funniest thing this actually got quite a few hits on my Social media sites. LOL Awesome!! Wonder Booty is a hit! HA! 😀

made it home and hubs handed me a bag, this was one of the surprises inside! Sweet Wonder Woman!! and yes, better photo once she is out of the plastic. ;)

made it home and hubs handed me a bag, this was one of the surprises inside! Sweet Wonder Woman!! and yes, better photo once she is out of the plastic. 😉



playing around at the end of the day! Glamazon Close up! ;)

playing around at the end of the day! Glamazon Close up! 😉

All in all we had a great day! Lots of fun!

For one of the last days of my vacation, I’m extremely happy with how it turned out!!

and now we’re preparing for Gen Con at the end of July!

ahh Con Season has officially started for us! LOL 😀
When I can better photos of the Wondies and Catbug out of the plastic!!
















































































Hearts As One Drum Beat Award

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Hearts As One Drum Beat Award …. “Nominated by It Is What It Is″!!


~~June 28, 2015~~ 

Horty, a great friend and wonderful blogger, of It Is What It Is, passed on the Hearts As One Drumbeat Award to “M’Chel’s Musings“.


You can find Horty here


Sue, from “Dream Walker Sanctuary“, created the award.

You can find Sue here



The rules for passing it on are as follows

“Within their posts whether if be through Poem or Word

Caring for others is a must for this Award.

Be it through Laughter or Humor

Photograph or Story

Love and Compassion



Together let us Beat our Drums for Harmony, Peace, Unity, and Equality.

 Let the Beat of your Thoughts Ripple out as we share our Hearts in One Beat of Unity.


The Hearts as One Drumbeat Award is a celebration of unity, love, and compassion. Being nominated for this award is a humbling honor. To be recognized, in the spirit of what the award means is amazing and humbling. We try to keep the hope of love and compassion alive.

Thank you Horty! 


I would love to pass this on, but most of the bloggers I would nominate, decline the awards! So with that being said, if this fits your blog, please leave a comment so I might see your blog! Thank you! 😉 


#HeartsAsOneDrumBeatAward #NominatedByItIsWhatItIs #WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrwxachwordpress #CreatedByDreamWalkerSanctuary #PoemWord #CaringForOthers #BeItThroughLaughter #Humor #PhotographStory #LoveAndCompassion  #Mandatory #Harmony #Peace #Unity #Equality #SpiritOfTheDrums #AmericanIndian #Spiritual  #Relaxing #HealingMusic

 #M’Chel  #MChelsMusingswordpress 


‘Spirit Of The Drums’

American Indian Spiritual Relaxing Healing Music

~~Published on Nov 18, 2013~~

Powerful Native American Music stylings

The drum is a powerful tool in Native American Indian/First Nations culture. The drums are the literal “heartbeat” of our spirits …. and we express that through our music and dance. Here is a cool new Flute, Drum & Guitar upbeat healing song honoring the Spirit Of The Drums …. along with some superb images of the USA Desert Southwest.




I received permission to share this wonderfully done piece and so I’m making it my IOTD!! Enjoy! 😀

Credit is on the photo!! 😉 Thank you very much, Andy! xoxo




Woohoo! It’s a beautiful day for my friends and loved ones!!

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