Monday, October 11, 2010

Sorry For The Interruption

Yes, I should be blogging about our trip to Gruene, Texas.

There will be a delay while I try to get rid of this headache. I can't stand at the computer long enough, or think clearly enough right now. Not that I regularly think very clearly anyway, but there you go.

Seven kittens still on the bottle. Athena, Silverstream (with the broken arm), Tawnykit, Dan Donegan, and Sasha are weaned, for any who want to know.

I wish a very blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving celebration to all Canadians.

Today is:

Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day (At your own risk, good thing this fell on a Monday holiday this year! Although one website has it listed as being on the 14th.)

Cloud-Stamping Pentathalon -- Fairy Calendar

Columbus Day -- US (observed)

Health-Sports Day -- Japan (2nd Monday)

Herb Day

It's My Party Day

Meditrinalia -- Roman Imperial Calendar (in honor of Meditrina, goddess of health, longevity, and wine)

National Sausage Pizza Day

Native American Day -- some US states, often unofficially

Old Michaelmas Day -- Celtic Calendar

Revolution Day -- Republic of Macedonia

St. Gomer's Day (patron of woodcutters, cowherds, & those unhappily married)

Thanksgiving Day -- Canada

Birthdays Today:

Joan Cusack, 1962
Steve Young, 1961
Dawn French, 1957
Elmore Leonard, 1925
Art Blakey, 1919
Jerrome Robbins, 1918
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884
Henry John Heinz, 1844
George Williams, 1821 (founder, YMCA)

Today in History:

Massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria, 1138
Columbus' ship sites land on the horizon (the Bahamas), 1492
Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland, 1531
Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia, 1689
Explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee at the Grinder's Stand Inn, 1809
The first steam powered ferryboat, the Juliana, begins operation, 1811
Australia's oldest university, University of Sidney, is inaugurated, 1852
Thomas Edison patents his first invention, and electric voice machine, 1868
The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished, 1871
David Houston patents roll film for cameras, 1881
First female FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed, 1922
With the opening of store # 1252, in Milford, Delaware, J.C. Penney becomes a nationwide company, with stores in all 48 states, 1929
CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, 1950
Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years, Vatican II, 1962
NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, 1968
The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests, 1975
The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth, 1982
The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurs at 14,198.10 points, 2007


  1. It's definitely not Have a Headache day, so toss it out!

  2. Sorry you're not feeling tiptop. I hope your headache eases soon. They're no fun.

  3. Thanks, Merry and Hilary. It's better, and the fever is gone.