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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.
There is proof, my friends, that’s it’s not always the female of the species that is gabby.
This Sunday, two church friends asked Sweetie if he could join them for dinner on Thursday. He told them he didn’t see why not, but that he would check the calendar and ask me to make sure.
He asked me, and i said one word, the name of his old college friend. “Oh, yeah!” he said. He’d forgotten that his friend will be in town and he’s already going to visit with that friend on Thursday.
At prayer group that evening, i told one of the two who had invited him, Husband can’t make it Thursday, he forget he has promised to spend time with a friend who will be in town. The response was, Okay.
That was probably less than 30 seconds.
Sweetie called the other friend and spent almost 10 minutes explaining who the out-of-town friend was, where he lives, what he does for a living, how he has written a book, and so on, before getting to the point that he was busy on Thursday. It was almost painful to listen to, i kept wanting him to get to the point!
Dr. D decided to tackle the freezer yesterday. We pulled up a big bucket, lined it with a bag, and went after it. She kept pulling things out of the freezer and handing them to me and saying, “What is that?”
Finally, after trying several times to figure out what the UFOs (unidentified frozen objects) were, i simply replied, it’s a mess! and dropped it into the bucket for disposal.
Two nice sized bags were disposed from the freezer and fridge, and both are still full. How does that happen?
Last Thursday the garage called and told her the van is repaired, she could come get it at her convenience. Since she cannot drive two vehicles at the same time, she told them she’d be there on Monday when she could get a ride up there to retrieve it.
On the way to bring more stuff to the office, we stopped at the garage to let her get the van. She went in and came back out and said, “They decided it wasn’t ready, they wanted to change the spark plugs!”
In some serious news, Daughter-in-Law Becky’s father went to the hospital last night, he seems to have some intestinal trouble. Prayers and good wishes for a quick recovery would be appreciated.
Have a great day, everyone!
Armed Forces Day -- Mexico
Birthday of Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Birth Anniversary of Shivaji -- Maharashtra, India
Chaoflux -- Discordianism
Chief Leschi Day -- US, especially Washington State (Native American chief wrongly executed for murder on this date in 1958; fully exhonerated 2004)
Cracker Jacks Prize Day -- the first prizes were added to the boxes of carmel popcorn this date in 1913
Flag Day -- Turkmenistan
Fly-By for Goblins and others -- Fairy Calendar
Full Snow Moon -- sometimes also called the Full Hunger Moon, as the most snow falls this month and finding food is hardest
Meaka Bochea -- Buddhist (celebration of the final sermon of Buddha)
Navam Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
Spring Lantern Festival -- China (final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations)
Tabodwe Full Moon -- Myanmar (month of Hta-Ma-Ne Feast, the harvest festival of Thanksgiving)
Guru Ravidas Jayanti -- CH, HP, HR, MP, and PB, India
National Chocolate Mint Day (because every day needs chocolate in some form)
Solar System Day -- birth anniversary of Copernicus
St. Conrad of Piacenza's Day -- (Patron against hernias)
Straw Wrapper Appreciation Day -- an internet spread holiday to remind you of how much fun it was as a kid to blow the wrappers off the straws
Temporary Insanity Day -- anniversary of the first time someone successfully pleaded temporary insanity in a court of law; Daniel Stickles, in 1859
Vassil Levski Day -- Bulgaria (Bulgaria's "Apostle of Freedom")
Knights of Pythias founded, 1864
Haylie Duff, 1985
Andrew Shue, 1967
Benicio Del Toro, 1967
Justine Bateman, 1966
Jonathan Lethem, 1964
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, 1960
Ray Winstone, 1957
Jeff Daniels, 1955
Margaux Hemingway, 1955
Amy Tan, 1952
Stephen Nichols, 1951
Lou Christie, 1943
Smokey Robinson, 1940
Lee Marvin, 1924
Merle Oberon, 1911 (some sources say Feb. 18)
Willam III, 1817 (last king of the Netherlands -- there have only been queens since)
David Garrick, 1717
Nicolas Copernicus, 1473
"A Woman of Independent Means"(TV Miniseries), 1995
"Crazy For You"(Musical), 1992
"Rumours"(Album release), 1977
"The Feminine Mystique"(Publication date), 1963
"Picnic"(Inge Play), 1953
"Alexander's Feast"(HWV 75), 1736
Today in History:
Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus' defeats beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon, 197
Emperor Constantius II shuts down all pagan temples, 356
The second Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstates veneration of icons in the churches, 842
Jews of Tyrnau, Hungary (then Trnava, Czech) are expelled, 1539
The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America, 1600
Britain and the Netherlands sign the Peace of Westminster, and New Amsterdam formally becomes New York, 1674
British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III, 1819
The first practical coal burning locomotive in the US makes a trial run, in Pennsylvania, 1831
Tin-type camera is patented by Hamilton Smith of Gambier, Ohio, 1856
Daniel E. Sickles is acquitted of the murder of his wife's lover, Phillip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key), on the grounds of temporary insanity, the first time this defense is successfully used, 1859
Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom in Russia, 1861
Thomas Edison patents the gramophone (phonograph), 1878
Kansas becomes the first US state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages, 1881
WK Kellog and Charles Bolin found the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co., 1906
The first prize is inserted into a Cracker Jack box, 1913
Ed Wynn becomes the first talent to sign as a regular radio entertainer, 1922
Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize for poetry, 1949
Bill Keane's "Family Circus" comic strip makes its debut, 1960
Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital, 1985
The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft, 1986
NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system, 2002
NASA loses communication with the International Space Station's for three hours as a result of updating the station's command and control software, 2013