Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ever have one of those mornings where everything is slow?

Right now, my internet connection is slower than molasses in January. Makes everything take longer.

For example, I am trying to write this, and check to make sure the phone that #1 Son lost last month was not used to charge stuff to the bill (yes, I did look into that at the time, now that the bill for the month is here, I am checking again just in case). I am also checking email, and surfing around to find stuff to blog about, as if blogging about kittens being sick is not boring enough.

Yes, more sick kittens. I am a glutton for punishment, aren't I?

They became ill over the long weekend, on Saturday just as all the vets offices were closing, of course.

I spent my holiday weekend making sure none of the not quite fully weaned kittens died of dehydration by syringe forcing liquids until I could get them to the vet yesterday morning, who, it turned out, was not going to be in, but there was a substitute, but she had a family emergency, so they called another lady who essentially is a traveling vet filling in for those on vacation wherever they happen to need her.

All this, and Little Girl got sick at co-op and I had to take her home, and -- wait a minute this started out as a rant about slow internet connection.

Ah, the messy mind.

Thus, my blog title.

Today is:

Bodacious Bonza Bottler Day (Because it is 9/9/09)

Buy No Gasoline Day

Chusak, Korea

Expectant Mother's Day

Freedom Day, Bulgaria

Horned Dance at Abbots Bromley -- Celtic Calendar

Independence Day, Tajikistan

Jeune Genevois (Flower and Garden Festival), Geneva, Switzerland

Milk-Bathing Festival -- Fairy Calendar

National Steak Au Poivre Day

Potato Bowl, Grand Forks, ND

St. Peter Claver's Day

Teddy Bear Day

Wonderful Weirdoes Day

Birthdays Today:

Adam Sandler, 1966
Hugh Grant, 1960
Angela Cartwright, 1952
Michael Keaton, 1951
Billy Preston, 1946
Otis Redding, 1941
Cliff Robertson, 1925
James Hilton, 1900
Colonel Harland Sanders, 1890
Alf Landon, 1887
Leo Tolstoy, 1828
William Bligh, 1754

Today in History:

William I, The Conqueror, dies in a horseriding accident, 1087
The New England colonies declare war on the Wampanoag Tribe, 1675
The first steam engine arrives in the US colonies, 1753
The first recorded black to graduate from a US college, Alexander Lucius Twilight, receives a BA from Middlebury College, 1817
Charles Durant, the first US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ, 1830
The first plate glass photograph is taken by John Herschel, 1839
California becomes the 31st state and the territories of New Mexico and Utah are created, 1850
Orville Wright makes the first one hour plane flight, 1908
J. Verdrines becomes the first person to fly at over 100mph, 1912

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are really having a week!
    My older brother is a big fan of the Wright Bros. and he and his grown son got to fly to NC a few years back for the centennial celebration.

    I hope your week improves soon!