Thursday, February 4, 2010

It is one of those blah, wet, dreary days that will bring in more cold. Proof that Punxsutawny Phil was right, winter is not yet over. It is on its way out, but still has fight left.

On a good note, the grandparents are coming into town Saturday with the intent to purchase new bikes for any of the grandchildren who want one! How amazing is this. It is a great blessing to have generous parents.

Meanwhile, I have to venture out into the wet cold (I'm glad I hung out the laundry yesterday!) to the bank. The best thing about that is the complimentary coffee. My favorite errands revolve around complimentary coffee -- that is the cheapskate in me.

Right now I am contemplating dinner. I think wet cold deserves either bangers and mash or creamy potato soup, mostly because I have lots of potatoes in the house right now. Either would make great comfort food.

Today is:

Create-A-Vacuum Day

General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Day, Poland

Independence Day, Sri Lanka

King Frost Day

Liberace Day

National Stuffed Mushroom Day

Obscurity Day

Quacker Day

St. Andrew Corsini's Day (patron against quarrels, sudden death)

St. John de Brito's Day (patron of Portugal)

Thank A Mailman Day


World Cancer Day

Anniversaries Today:

The University of Wisconsin is established, with one classroom and 20 students, 1849

Birthdays Today:

Natalie Imbruglia, 1975
Oscar De La Hoya, 1973
Lawrence Taylor, 1959
Alice Cooper, 1948
Dan Quayle, 1947
George A. Romero, 1940
David Brenner, 1936
Betty Friedan, 1921
Ida Lupino, 1918
Rosa Parks, 1913
Clyde W. Tombaugh, 1906
Charles Lindbergh, 1902

Today in History:

The Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta, 211
Maximilian I assumes the title Holy Roman Emperor without being crowned, 1508
Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler meet for the first time near Prague 1600
In Edo (now Tokyo), The 47 Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) after avenging the death of their master, 1703
The worst earthquake in 8 years in Calabria, Italy, leaves 50,000 dead, 1783
The first Anglican bishops of New York and Pennsylvania are consecrated in London, 1787
The French National Convention proclaims the abolishment of slavery, 1794
An earthquake in Quito, Ecuador, kills 41,000, 1797
J.W. Goodrich introduces his rubber galoshes to the public, 1824
The Mormons of Nauvoo, Missouri, leave to go west, eventually settling in Utah, 1846
The Codex Sinaiticus is found at the Greek Monastery of Mount Sinai, 1859
The first rolling lift bridge opens, in Chicago, 1895
The first Winter Olympics games close at Chamonix, France, 1924
The first tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks open, in New Orleans, 1930
Radium E is the first radioactive substance to be produced synthetically, 1936

1 comment:

  1. I have just returned from the grocery store and it is so windy/cold and the rain is on its way. I hope I will have everything we need so that I can now stay in for the weekend. Your potato soup sounds really good to me. Hope you enjoy your coffee while out and about - that sounds delicious and warming too.