Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another Caturday Night...

Another Caturday night, and I ain't got nobody... :)

Seriously, though, it is Saturday. A day to relax. A day to do a bit less.

Does anyone really think this is possible?

Feed kittens, groceries, get Sweetie to work (yes, it's a home game weekend), pick up Angel Food, take bigger kittens to Adoption Day, deliver Mike's Angel Food order to his house, laundry, make sure everyone is ready for the game, drive through the nasty traffic to the game, come home, get bigger kittens back from Margaret, keep children from killing each other and make sure all the cats and kittens in the house stay fed and alive through it all.

Oh, and lets not forget treating the smaller kittens' ringworm and dishes and scooping litter boxes and sweeping floors and somebody bring in the mail, please.

All while the annoying PeeWee style football league goes on across the street, the one with the parents who all think it is their heaven given right to park in front of my house because that is the closest parking spot, and having to park further and walk a few steps might actually burn a few calories.

The joys of life.


Today is:

Feast of Good & Plenty

Independence Day, Zambia

Make A Difference Day

National Bologna Day

Pennsylvania Day

St. Anthony Claret's Day

St. Raphael the Archangel's Day (patron of health inspectors, druggists, happy meetings, leaving home, travelers; against blindness)

Suez Day, Egypt

World Development Information Day


Birthdays Today:

Kevin Kline, 1947
F. Murray Abraham, 1939
David Nelson, 1936
J. P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, 1930
Y. A. Tittle, 1926
Moss Hart, 1904
Sarah Joseph Hale, 1788 (author of "Mary had a little lamb")
Antony van Leeuwenhoek, 1632
Domitian, Roman Emperor, 51


Today in History:

Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated, 1260
The Treaty of Westphalia ends the 30 Years War, recognized the independence of Switzerland, and marks the end of the Holy Roman Empire, 1648
Felix Mendelssohn, age 9, performs his first public concert in Berlin, 1818
The match is patented, by A. Phillips, 1836
The first US transcontinental telegram is sent, from San Francisco to Washington, DC, ending the need for the Pony Express after only 2 years, 1861
Levi P. Morton, US ambassador to France, drives the first rivet for the Statue of Liberty, 1881
Dr. Robert Koch discovers the germ that causes tuberculosis, 1882
Anna Taylor becomes the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901
The first NYC subway opens, 1904
"Black Thursday", the start of the stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%, 1929
Al Capone is sentenced for tax evasion, 1931
The George Washington Bridge, connecting NY to NJ, opens, 1931
US forbids child labor in factories, 1938
Eisenhower pledges US support to South Vietnam, 1954

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