Sunday, January 31, 2010

Breaking the Back of Old Man Winter

We had some mild and pleasant weather last week, which usually signals that Old Man Winter is on his way out.

This does not mean no more cold. In fact, we are back down to freezing temperatures again now. After all, even though he knows he will lose, in fact has lost, Old Man Winter keeps fighting for a few more weeks -- stubborn to the end.

It just means we need to hold out a bit longer.

I wish a mild and pleasant and early spring to everyone.

Today is:

Backward Day

Child Labor Day

Feast of Great Typos (I've made several of those!)

Independence Day, Nauru

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Kitchen God Visits Heaven, China

National Brandy Alexander Day

National Popcorn Day

National Seed Swap Day

St. John Bosco's Day (patron of editors, apprentices)

Valkyries' Day, Norse

Birthdays Today:

Justin Timberlake, 1981
Kerry Washington, 1977
Minnie Driver, 1971
Kelly Lynch, 1959
Nolan Ryan, 1947
Charlie Musselwhite, 1944
Richard Gephardt, 1941
suzanne Pleshette, 1937
James Franciscus, 1934
Ernie Banks, 1931
Jean Simmons, 1929
Carol Channing, 1923
Norman Mailer, 1923
Mario Lanza, 1921
Jackie Robinson, 1919
Thomas Merton, 1915
Garry Moore, 1915
Tallulah Bankhead, 1903
Eddie Cantor, 1892
Zane Grey, 1872
Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan, 1543

Today in History:

The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital, 1747
The Corn Laws (tarrifs on imported grains) are abolished in Britain, paving the way for more free trade, 1849
An automobile exceeds 100 mph (161 kph) for the first time, at Daytona Beach, driven by A. G. MacDonald, 1905
Scotch tape is first marketed by the 3M Company, 1928

1 comment:

  1. Hi, We have really cold temps yesterday and Friday but today is warm enough in the sunshine that I took all the pets outside for a while. We all enjoyed the fresh air, clear skies and busyness of the birds & squirrels!
    About the button tutorial.....go ahead and click on it (and it will say it is not available) BUT, if you click on the blue search button and then the first link, it brings up the tutorial. It is as stubborn as Old Man Winter! ha