Thursday, May 12, 2011

Don't Read if You Don't Want the News

Yes, i had this scheduled to post. Yes, i am ticked that Blogger erased it while they were down.

Meanwhile, i'll try to recreate it as best i can.

If you want the news, you get what you get, so this is it.

Gabriel lost his battle on Tuesday morning.

Maximus and Cinderheart went to an adoption event, and are now at another foster home.

Sweetie has another bad ear infection, and we're having to pay more than we can afford to have the house inspected and tested to see if something here is causing it, as it is a fungus.

The air conditioner is out again, and it will take a couple of days for them to get here to fix it.

And so it goes.

Today is

Day of Purification of All Things -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

International Nurses Day

Limerick Day

National Hospital Day

National Nutty Fudge Day

Nonsense Day

Olde May Day (Julian Calendar)

Rooster Days Festival -- Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, US (through the 15th)

Snellman Day -- Finland

St. Francis Patrizi's Day (patron of reconciliations)

St. Nereus and Achilleus' Day

St. Pancras' Day (2nd Ice Saint; patron of children, oaths, treaties)

St. Tammany's Day (patron of democracy)

Thrissur Pooram -- Thrissur, Kerala, India (through the 13th, Kerala's biggest festival, lots of traditional sights)

Anniversaries Today:

Richard I (Lionheart) of England marries Berengaria of Navarre, 1191
Jagiellonian University is founded in Krakow, Poland (oldest in Poland), 1364
National University of San Marcos is founded in Lima, Peru (oldest in the Americas), 1551
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia, 1743
Coronation of George VI, 1937

Birthdays Today:

Jason Biggs, 1978
Kim Fields, 1969
Tony Hawk, 1968
Stephen Baldwin, 1966
Emilio Estevez, 1962
Ving Rhames, 1961
Steve Winwood, 1948
George Carlin, 1937
Tom Snyder, 1936
Burt Bacharach, 1929
Yogi Berra, 1925
Mary Kay Ash, 1918
Katharine Hepburn, 1907
Florence Nightingale, 1820

Today in History:

Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome, 1328
Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of to the Rathore clan, founds Jodhpur, India, 1459
Philip Lenzi places the first ice cream advertisement, in the NY Gazette, 1777
Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers; it later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses, 1789
The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15, 1870
Tunisia becomes a French protectorate, 1881
In the North-West Rebellion, the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel M├ętis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat, 1885
Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, 1932
Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin, 1941
A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada, 1958
West Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations, 1965


  1. Awww sorry you lost the kitty. He sounded like a fighter. Hugs to you, MM.

    Equal parts of regular white table vinegar and alcohol dripped in the ear with a cotton ball, a few times a day should help neutralize that fungal infection.

  2. Looks like Blogger did in your blog, too? Yep, I had just put one up, and zip, gone. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about Gabriel. Hugs to you. I hope that isn't some bad thing in your house, wonder how it would be dealt with... I envision some big circus tent thing over your place to fumigate, but I think that's for bugs, not fungusy stuff...

    As far as the air conditioner... Think ice cubes? Snow? Popsicles? That's the best I can do from here. Hope all comes out in the wash, as it were...


  3. Thanks, Cat, it's got to get better around here soon.