Monday, April 25, 2011


This will be short. Yesterday, i managed to burn my right hand while cooking dinner. So i can't take it out of the cold water for very long, it hurts too much. Typing with one hand gets tiring as well.

ANZAC Day is Australia's and New Zealand's remembrance of those who have fallen in war.
One particular verse of the Ode to the Fallen is recited on this day:
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

Lest We Forget.

Freedom is not free, and today i pray for all who are serving or have served, their families, and those who grieve that most terrible of losses.

In honor of National Humor Month:

Every time i find the meaning of life, they change it!

Boudreaux's wife Clotile was always tol’ him, “I wanna a pair o’ alligator shoe, I wanna pair o’ alligator shoe.”
He go to bed at night he hear, “I wanna pair o’ alligator shoe.”
He wake up in da mornin’, she say, “I wanna pair o’ alligator shoe.”
Well it jus’ bout to run him crazy so one day he say to his wife, “Ok, dammit you gonna get you alligator shoe!”
So he head out an’ he drivin’ along tryin’ to figure dat t’ing out an’ here come a 10 foot alligator rat across da road. So he jump out an’ chase him t’rough da swamp fo’ miles an’ it hot like hell in der. Finally dat ol’ gator got tire an’ dis Cajun jump on him an’ you talkin’ 'bout a battle royale, I mean dey was fightin’! Dat gator got dat big tail swingin’ it back an’ fort’, whish wap whish wap. Finally he wore dat gator out an’ flip him ova on his back an’ look him up an’ down real good….Den he look up at da sky an’ look up at da sky an'say, “I jus’ be! .........not one shoe on dis alligator!!!”

Today is

Adonia -- Greece (women's festival)

ANZAC Day -- Australia; Cook Islands; New Zealand; Niue; Samoa; Tonga


Dyngus Day (always the Monday after Easter)

East Meets West Day

Emaishen -- Luxembourg (Popular traditional market and festival at the “Marche-aux-Poissons.” Young lovers present each other with earthenware articles, sold only on this day. Annually, Easter Monday.)

Festival of Robigalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to protect against corn blight)

Flag Day -- Faroe Islands

Freedom Day -- Portugal

Liberation Day -- Italy

Malaria Awareness Day

National Pet Parents Day

National Telephone Day -- call some old friends you haven't spoken to in a while

Red Hat Society Day

Robigalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of Robiga and Rogibus, the brother and sister fertility gods)

Sinai Liberation Day -- Egypt

St. Mark's Day

World Penguin Day

20-Something Service Day

Birthdays Today:

Jacob Underwood, 1980
Jason, Lee, 1970
Renee, Zellweger, 1969
Hank Azaria, 1964
Talia Shire, 1946
Stu Cook, 1945
Bjorn Ulvaeus, 1945
Al Pacino, 1940
Meadowlark Lemon, 1932
Paul Mazursky, 1930
Albert King, 1923
Ella Fitzgerald, 1918
Edward R. Murrow, 1908
Guglielmo Marconi, 1874

Today in History:

Lysander's Spartan Armies defeated the Athenians and the Peloponnesian War ends, BC404
Highwayman Nicholas Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine, 1792
Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom, 1829
The last survivors of the Donner Party arrive back in civilization, 1847
The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots, 1849
British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal, 1859
New York State becomes the first US state to require automobiles to be licensed, 1901
First DC Comic with Batman is published, 1939
Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations, 1945
Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid describing the double helix structure of DNA, 1953
The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping, 1959
Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit, 1961
Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula per the Camp David Accords, 1982
American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war, 1983
Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit, 1983
The Hubble Telescope is deployed, 1990
The Human Genome Project comes to an end 2.5 years before first anticipated, 2003
The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937, 2005
Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union, 2005


  1. May I suggest vinegar for your burn? Pour ordinary white vinegar (apple cider vinegar works,too) over the burned area. Wrap with paper towel that has vinegar on it. Keep the area moist with vinegar. Dunno how bad your burn is, but keep it on for at least 20 minutes. I routinely do this for burns. The sting goes away first. The longer you keep it the less likely there'll be scarring. Takes the sting out of sunburn, too.

  2. Thank you, Leah! It's easy, cheap, and something to try first.

  3. Praying for your hand. Burns are so painful.

    Praying for our veterans, all of them.

    Always liked the alligator shoe tale. hehhehheh

  4. Thanks, PonyGirl, the hand is better, but i have to quit re-injuring myself!