Saturday, December 12, 2009

Circular Reasoning

Am I the only victim of male circular reasoning? Probably not.

It is similar to the "Of course I didn't fix the hole in the roof yesterday, it wasn't raining then" logic.

I'm talking about the type that has husbands never asking for something you would have to pick up at the store for them until they are totally and completely out. Of course, they also have to ask the day after you went to the store.

They cannot let you know when they are close to being out because, "I wasn't out of it then."

They cannot let you know before you go to the store, even though you go on the same day, same time, each week, because, "I didn't know I would need more until just now, even though I knew I was out."

Let's all practice saying it together: Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

When you are 3/4 of the way finished with whatever it is, ask for more.

Oh, and "There's a hole in the bucket, dear Eliza..." (I promise not to actually sing it!).


Today is:

Advent Fast begins -- Orthodox Christian

Bonza Bottler Day

Constitution Day, Russia

Day of the Horse

Farewell to Autumn Festival -- Hopi

Feast of Rekareka, Polynesia (god of pleasure)

Fiesta del Virgin de Guadalupe, Mexico

Hanukkah, through the 19th -- Jewish

Independence Day, Kenya (Jamhuri), Switzerland

Miracle of the Roses

National Ambrosia Day

National Ding-A-Ling Day (A day on which to honor all the ding-a-lings

you know, and even act like one yourself.)

Poinsettia Day

St. Cury's Day (patron against blindness, deafness, demonic possession)


Anniversaries Today:

Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd US State, 1787


Birthdays Today:

Mayim Bialik, 1975
Rey Mysterio, Jr., 1974
Madchen Amick, 1970
Jennifer Connelly, 1970
Tracy Austin, 1962
Sheila E. 1957
Cathy Rigby, 1952
Emerson Fittipaldi, 1946
Dionne Warwick, 1941
Connie Francis, 1938
Bob Barker, 1923
Bob Dorough, 1923
Joe Williams, 1918
Frank Sinatra, 1915
Edward G. Robinson, 1893
Edvard Munch, 1863


Today in History:

The Battle at Ninevah: Byzantine emperor Heraclius defeats Perzen, 627
The Order of the Dragon is created by Sigismund, King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje, following the battle for possession of Bosnia, 1408
Isabella crowns herself Queen of Castile and Aragon, 1474
Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III, 1479
In Vienna, Ludwig von Beethoven receives his first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn, 1792
Mexico is officially recognized as an independent nation by the US, 1822
The first Canadian coins are circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent and 20 cent), 1858
Rudolph Dirks' first Katzenjammer cartoon strip appears in the NY Journal, 1897
Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, is founded, 1897
George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee, 1899
Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India, 1911
Oscar Straus becomes US Secretary of Commerce, the first Jew to be a US Cabinet member, 1906
The first all metal aircraft, the Junkers J-1, is test flown in Dessau, Germany, 1915
The first prototype of a hovercraft is patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell, 1955

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