Sunday, February 24, 2013

Saved!

Saved, from the scrap heap, one DVD that was believed to be scratched beyond use.

The treatment began with a very fine microfiber cloth that does not scratch.  It was a deep purple one that i got from FlyLady's FlyShop.

Then i grabbed the baking soda.  After rinsing the disc to make sure there wasn't any dust or grit that would make things worse, i sprinkled on the baking soda and rubbed with the purple cloth.  Rinse and repeat, 3 times.

When that was done, believe it or not, a coating of Turtle Wax car polish.  Gently apply, leave until it is dry, and then equally gently wipe off starting at the center of the disc and wiping outward toward the edge.

All of us are happier now, Kung Fu Panda is back! ;)


Today is:

Amun in the Festival of Raising Heaven -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Daytona 500 Race -- Daytona International Speed-way, Daytona Beach, FL, US

Dragobete -- Romania (lover's day, and the day birds choose a mate, also considered by locals as the first day of spring)

Edo Nagashibina -- Sumidagawa River, Japan (ritual to wish for children's good health by washing the sins of the body away)

FESTIMA -- Mouhoun, Burkina Faso (Festival International des Masques et des ARts de Dedougou/International Mask Festival, a multi-day African heritage and cultural display; dates to be confirmed)

Flag Day -- Mexico

Giving of Shoes -- Fairy Calendar

Goa Month begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (month of the goddess Goa, personified as the daughter of Old Man Winter; as last month greeted her father well, greet her kindly, too, for an easy weather month)
     Konudagur -- Housewife's Day (just as the first day last month honored husbands, this month the wife is greeted with either coffee or flowers)

Gregorian Calendar Day -- Gregory XIII issued the Papal Bull requiring Roman Catholics to adopt his calendar reform on this day; the effective date of adoption was to be Oct. 4, 1582

Iseseisvuspaev/Independence Day -- Estonia(1918)

National Artist Day -- Thailand

National Tortilla Chip Day

N'cwala -- Zambia (Thanksgiving festival, celebrated with traditional dance, music, and specially brewed beer)

Nylon Toothbrush Day -- the first ones went on sale this date in 1938

Purim -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday, through sundown today)

Regifugium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (flight of the king)

St. Æthelberht of Kent's Day (first Christian King of the Anglo-Saxons; some have his day listed tomorrow instead)

Tokyo Marathon 2013 -- Tokyo, Japan

Triodion begins -- Orthdox Christian



Anniversaries Today:

The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America, 1893
Western Washington University is established, 1899


Birthdays Today:

Billy Zane, 1966
Kristin Davis, 1965
Eddie Murray, 1956
Steven Jobs, 1955
Alain Prost, 1955
George Thorogood, 1950
Edward James Olmos, 1947
Joe Lieberman, 1942
James Farentino, 1938
Michel Legrand, 1932
Abe Vigoda, 1921
Chester W. Nimitz, 1885
Honus Wagner, 1874
Wilhelm Karl Grimm, 1786
Ibn Battutah, 1304
Emperor Toba of Japan, 1103


Today in History:

St. Francis of Assisi, age 26, receives his vocation in Portiuncula, Italy, 1208
In the first imperial coronation by a pope,Charles V is crowned by Clement V, 1530
Pope Gregory XIII, by decree, institutes what is now known as the Gregorian Calendar, correcting the older Julian Calendar, 1582
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance, 1607
The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, 1711
The US Supreme Court first declares a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison), 1803
London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute, 1804
The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West, 1831
William Otis of Pennsylvania patents the steam shovel, 1839
The first parade to have floats is staged at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1868
Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached, 1868
The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries, 1875
China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty, 1881
Chicago is selected to host the Colombian Exposition, 1890
Rudolf Diesel receives a patent for the diesel engine, 1893
Hudson Motor Car Company is founded, 1909
National Public Radio is founded in the United States, 1970
The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal, 1980
Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, 1981
A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II, 1983
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie, 1989
The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church, 1996*
Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea, 2007
Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years, 2008
Final launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery, 2011

*The Romans counted Feb. 24 twice in leap years, instead of adding Feb. 29; that continued in many places until 1996

5 comments:

  1. Ha... good for you. That's quite the treatment. I wonder if we could apply that cure to wrinkles..

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  2. I didn't know that Feb 24th was counted 2 times ...the minutia (sp?) I get from your blog amazes me!
    and I want Housewifes Day here!!!

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  3. All of that work for Kung Fu Panda?

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  4. Kathe, go ahead and institute it!

    Stephen, it's a fan favorite here, where some of us (not me, i've never seen it) have, shall we say, "interesting" taste.

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