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J – Jiu-Jitsu / Jujutsu — a Japanese martial art using close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent, with only a short weapon or none at all.
A- Aeronautical Pentathlon — despite the name, the sport has 6 events: shooting, fencing, orienteering, basketball skills, obstacle course and swimming.
O – Outrigger Canoeing — racing using a type of canoe featuring one or more lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are fastened to one or both sides of the main hull.
C – Caber Toss — a traditional Scottish sport in which the competition revolves around tossing forward a large tapered pole called a caber.
Y – Yo-Yo — the competition version of playing with a yo-yo.
U – Underwater Football — played in a swimming pool with snorkeling equipment, the aim is to maneuver a slightly negatively buoyant ball underwater (by carrying and passing) from one side of a pool to the other. Scoring is achieved by placing the ball in the gutter on the side of the pool.
N – Naval Pentathlon — comprises an obstacle race, life-saving swimming race, utility swimming race, seamanship race, and an amphibious cross-country race.
D – Demolition Derby — involves drivers hammering their vehicles against each other.
U – Unicycle Basketball — a version of Basketball with all competitors riding unicycles. The sport uses a regulation basketball on a regular basketball court with the same rules.
F- Fencing Foil – Competitors face each other and attempt to touch each other with the tip of a thin sword, the Foil a light thrusting weapon (maximum weight of 500 grams). The foil may target the torso (including the back), neck, and groin, but not the arms or legs. Touches are scored only with the tip; hits with the side of the blade do not count.
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T – Tug of War — two teams pull on opposite ends of a rope.
A – Angling — often used to refer to fishing, it is the principal method of sport fishing.
V – Vault — an artistic gymnastics event for men and women, in which the athlete leaps over a vault or pommel horse, using the hands for pushing off.
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Q – Quidditch (Quadball)
When J.K Rowling invented the sport of Quidditch for her Harry Potter books, she would not have imagined that a few years later it would be played in leagues all around the world. In our world, muggles can join in this game involving a quaffle, broomsticks, hoops, bludgers and the coveted golden snitch.
B = BREAKTHROUGH PRIZES IN LIFE SCIENCES, FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS renowned as the “Oscars of Science”, recognizes the world’s top scientists working in the fundamental sciences – the disciplines that ask the biggest questions and find the deepest explanations.
S = Sandford Fleming Award was instituted in 1982 by the Royal Canadian Institute. It consists of the Sandford Fleming Medal with Citation. It is awarded annually to a Canadian who has made outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science. It is named in honor of Sandford Fleming.
C = C Awards – U.S. Army Commanders may now recommend their troops for 12 types of awards affixed with new “C” devices, products of an internal review focused on honoring drone operators, cyber warfare specialists and others who use emerging technology to influence the battlefield in unconventional ways.
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The OTTER Award – Our Time to Enjoy Reading – is sponsored by the Washington Library Association: School Libraries Division. Established in 2015,
A = Antigua Honeymoon destination
X = No countries today but There are a few previous countries that do not exist at present that had names beginning with X. The countries include Xu, which was a Chinese Bronze Age state ruled by the Ying family, and Xianbei State which was an empire that included parts of present-day Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and North Korea.
Y= Yarn Frame
Z = Zorilla -belongs to the weasel family and similar to skunk. It is called Striped Polecat (Ictonyx striatus) as it has striped polecats with black fur and white stripes including on the face areas.
U= Umbrellabird -a large, tropical species of bird that is found inhabiting the rainforests of Central and South America.
D= Ditch the things that aren’t serving you anymore. (e,g, such as in your closet be they clothes or mementos that make you feel bad when you see them).
Christmas eve events were so unexpected. The weather changed drastically shortly after dinner time and the winds were howling at 50 to 60 miles an hour. We heard a crash just before 10pm and John went to check it out. I got worried when he did not return and saw him trying to get in the house.
The Santa sleigh and all reindeer had been blown down and he went to fix then when he tripped over an electric cord in the dark and his face hit the curb and the street. He was bleeding so badly It scared me to death and I could not get his blood to stop. He put on his mask and drove himself to the hospital leaving me home to worry because of the amount of blood and the pain he was experiencing.
He did not get back from the hospital until after 4am. He has a lot of stitches and pain in his hand arm back and chest. They did give him an Rx for the pain but we had to wait until this morning to get that filled as no drug stores are open on Christmas here.
I sure hope you all had a much better Christmas than we did this year.
Not an easy thing to think of these colors this time of year.
I had recently purchased some things from Very Many Tubes (special Christmas edition of elements) and thought I would play around with those. I also used eight different papers from Eyeinspire and Mein Lila Park. I made the garland and the flat ribbon myself.
Sad but true!
Thanks to Cassel Creations for that lovely red white and blue frme!
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This is the year to stay home for the holidays ..as the old song goes. There is no place like home for the holidays no matter how far away you go.
I used pieces of two Christmas kits
1) Country Christmas-DiHiller December 2019
2) Merry Little Christmas -Eyeinspire
Photos of my house last year.
To all scrappers and non–scrappers who are most talented folks I know.
I dropped by to wish you all a very safe and warm Thanksgiving.
G= Gaelic Mudslide
The Gaelic Mudslide is a brown colored cocktail made from Bailey’s Irish cream, vodka, chocolate and crushed ice, and served in a chilled cocktail glass.
It will satisfy that chocolate craving 🙂