Friday, May 13, 2011

Blame Someone Else

Blame Blogger. For two days i tried to get on so i could post something besides just the daily information, and Blogger was down. It even erased my post from Wednesday, so i had to rewrite it.

So, here is the Friday rambling, late, and i'm sorry about that.

The other day, Sweetie came in gasping for breath, and had to wait a moment before he could tell me what had happened.

He had jumped out of the car to tell Bigger Girl something, and accidentally left it in gear. When he turned to get back in, he did a double take. There was the car, in the field across the street, in reverse, just loping along, changing direction with every bump or rut.

He took off running, and said it was like a scene out of a movie as he chased the car all over the field. How it managed to not hit a tree on the edge of the field we do not know. He finally caught up, opened the door, and stopped it just as it was about to hit the net between the soccer goal posts.

All of us have been laughing ourselves silly over it, even Sweetie.

Oh, to have seen it live!

Today is

Blame Someone Else Day -- the first Friday the Thirteenth of every year

Bun Bung Fai (Rocket Festival) -- Yasothon, Thailand (through the 14th, teams compete to build the highest flier, with no regard for safety!)

Fairy King and Queen Jumping Competition -- Fairy Calendar

Garland Day -- Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

Kan Phuetchamongkhon -- Thailand (Royal Plowing and Farmers Day)

Leprechaun Day

National Apple Pie Day

National Morel Mushroom Festival -- Boyne City, Michigan, through the 16th

Root Canal Appreciation Day (No! I draw the line here!)

Rotuma Day -- Fiji

Stagecoach Days -- Marshall, Texas (celebrate the days of the old west, when the stagecoach was the way to travel; through the 15th)

St. Servatus' Day (3rd Ice Saint, patron against rats, vermin, foot troubles)

Birthday Today:

Debby Ryan, 1993
Robert Pattinson, 1986
Samantha Morton, 1977
Darius Rucker, 1966
Stephen Colbert, 1964
Dennis Rodman, 1961
Stevie Wonder, 1950
Ritchie Valens, 1941
Harvey Keitel, 1939
Beatrice Arthur, 1923
Joe Louis, 1914
Arthur Sullivan, 1842
Maria Theresa, 1717

Today in History:

The forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother, 1568
A major earthquake in Santiago, Chile, kills 1/3 of the population, 1643
Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England with eleven ships full of convicts (First Fleet) to establish a penal colony in Australia, 1787
Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia, 1830
The first performance of Finland's national anthem, 1848
Queen Victoria declares Britain neutral in the US Civil War, 1861
The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia, 1861
Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway, 1880
The Royal Flying Corps (now the Royal Air Force) is established in the United Kingdom, 1912
Igor Sikorsky becomes the first man to pilot a four-engine aircraft, 1913
The first commercial FM radio station in the United States (WDRC-FM) is launched in Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1939
Winston Churchill makes his "blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech to the House of Commons, 1940
The trade mark Velcro is registered, 1958
The Free Speech Movement is born at UC Berkeley, 1960
Dr. Zakir Hussain becomes the third President of India and the first Muslim President of Indian Union, 1967
Large groups of students occupy Tienanmen Square and begin a hunger strike, 1989
Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, 1994


  1. To heck with seeing it. Oh to have recorded it! ;)

  2. Hilary, you are right, that would have made a good one.