Saturday, August 14, 2010

Because a full shelter report twice in one week would be redundant, I will only say that the shelter was about the same Thursday evening as it was Tuesday morning, with one notable exception.

Noonie had been adopted, and her family was to pick her up Friday morning so they could all leave to move to Alaska! In preparation, she was taken to the vet for a final checkup. They found a problem, and she cannot travel. The family is disappointed, but they have decided they will take Zeus instead. They were originally vacillating between those two anyway, and while they are a bit disappointed, they are still happy to be moving and taking a cat with them.

In other crazy "why does this happen" questions, why do the kittens cry to be fed only when my hands are full or something on the stove is burning?

Why does someone else losing something always turn into my problem?

Why does a kid who can put hundreds of miles on a bike in a couple of months need to be driven around the corner to the store?

Why does making an "easy" dinner like BLT sandwiches and fruit salad always turn out to be so much work?

Oh, and Friday held a nice surprise. The cable on my stairclimber snapped. While I was in the middle of an interval. Because of the upcoming car repair, I can't afford another, even at garage sale prices. Off to check Freecycle.

Today is:

Assumption Eve -- France

Husbands in Love Day

Independence Day -- Pakistan

Kool-Aid Day

La Torta dei Fieschi -- Italy

Liberty Tree Day, Massachusetts

National Creamsicle Day

National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Pramuka Day -- Indonesia (Scouting Day)

St. Maximillian Kolbe's Day (patron against drug addictions)

St. Werenfrid's Day

Anniversary Today

V-J Day

Birthdays Today

Halle Berry, 1966
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, 1959
Gary Larson, 1950
Danielle, Steel, 1947
Susan Saint James, 1946
Steve Martin, 1945
Lynne Cheney, 1941
David Crosby, 1941
Alice Ghostley, 1926
Russell Baker, 1925
John Ringling North, 1903
Doc Holiday, 1851
H.C. Oersted, 1777
Emperor Hanazono of Japan, 1297

Today in History

The young Emperor Antoku and three sacred treasures are taken by Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan, fleeing to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan, 1183
Kublai Khan's invading fleet disappears in a a typhoon near Japan, 1281
Three years after Gutenberg, the oldest known exactly dated printed book is published, 1457
Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of the Netherlands, 1585
Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha (remotest occupied island), 1816
Oregon Territory created, 1848
Magazine "Field and Stream" begins publication, 1873
Construction of Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, is completed, 1880
Japan issues its first patent, for rust-proof paint, 1885
A recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's The Lost Chord, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London, 1888
The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21, 1901
Mt. Rushmore project first proposed, 1925
United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired, 1935
British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland, 1969
Lech Walesa leads strikes at the Gdansk, Poland shipyards, 1980
Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada, 2003


  1. Since I now own a part of that territory, I suppose I should celebrate Oregon's accomplishment du jour.
    I'm glad the cable that broke wasn't a cable that you were holding on to whilst you ascending Half Dome in Yosemite, or something of that ilk. Because while this is bad, that would be a lot more bad. Still, thinking positive freecycle thoughts.

  2. Thank you, Merry. I really do need something for aerobic exercise, as it is just too hot to go outside right now.

  3. I agree with The Merry, at least it was when you were safely just doing, not depending on it for your continued functioning...

    Could you maybe jury rig a light gauge rope, like for clothes drying or some such? (I am odd that way, I have goofy stuff to do in a pinch...)

    And hooray for Oregon! (Yep, I is one... heh)