1. An umbrella is called a brolly in England.
3. One of the classes I sat in on at YogaFest was called Yoga as Pilgrimage, in which MC Yogi described a pilgrimage as a “pill for a grim age.”
4. “Do I have to tell the story of a thousand rainy days since we first met? It’s a big enough umbrella but it’s always me that ends up getting wet.” ~ Sting
5. Today while driving to Roanoke and listening to the news, I found myself wondering why the two major parties don’t know how to get along and party.
6. Best line posted this week by a friend on Facebook: Gotta say I totally love all of it, even the parts I hate.
7. Church sign seen this week: Remember that hell is uncool.
8. I found THIS picture, titled “Who invented the umbrella? The Romans, the Chinese or Frogs?” while researching the invention of the umbrella.
9. The word umbrella is derived from the Latin word umbra, which means shade. The basic umbrella was invented over 4.000 years ago as protection from the sun. There is evidence of them in ancient Egypt, Assyria, Greece and China. The Chinese were the first to waterproof their umbrellas for use as rain protection by waxing and lacquering their paper parasols.
10. A woman invented the fire escape, the circular saw, windshield wipers, the dishwasher and more. According to Fact Monster, “we’ll probably never know how many women inventors there were. That’s because in the early years of the United States, a woman could not get a patent in her own name. A patent is considered a kind of property, and until the late 1800s laws forbade women in most states from owning property or entering into legal agreements in their own names. Instead, a woman’s property would be in the name of her father or husband.”
11. Heard at Yogajam – Me: I don’t like doing yoga. I’d rather be dancing or swimming. She: I’d rather be sleeping.
12. Watch the boys with purple umbrellas HERE.
13. And the most fun laughing orgy at YogaJam is HERE.