The other day, the talk turned to coffee, as it often does around here.
Sweetie noted that it is almost a religion in this region -- it's not called Baptist Whiskey for nothing -- and i said of course it's a religion, just like politics is a spectator sport around here.
A visiting friend asked how i drink mine, and i told her i drink it as the Good Lord intended, black as the swamp mud, and hot as the bayou in July.
Then Bigger Girl piped up with the best contribution to the conversation.
"If coffee were an illegal drug," she noted, "I'd never piss clean and I wouldn't care!"
Yep. Me, too.
*Anniversary of Cerro de Pasco -- Peru (founding of the city and its silver mine)
*Banquet for Monkeys / Monkey Buffet Festival -- Khmer Ruins of Lop Buri, Thailand (600 monkeys are served lunch!)
*Bargle Day -- Fairy Calendar (a fairy day with no human equivalent)
*Electric Guitar Day -- internet generated, probably started by gearheads
*Feast of Ullr and Skadi -- Asatru (Norse and Germanic Pagans; celebrating craftsmen)
*First Sunday of Advent -- Christian
*Freckle Pride Day -- show your spots, you are beautiful!
*Get the Giggles and Give One Away Day -- internet generated, and great if your a preteen girl
*Lancashire Day -- Lancashire, England (celebrating their first elected representative in Parliament in 1295)
*Maaveerar Day -- Tamil Eelam, Sri Lanka
*Midwinter Horn Blowing -- rural Netherlands (folkloric custom announcing the birth of Jesus, celebrated through Epiphany)
*National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
*Pie in the Face Day -- internet generated, and supposed to be a virtual one, so no mess to clean
*Pins and Needles Day -- celebrating the 1937 opening of the Pins and Needles Music Revue
*St. Finnian of Moville's Day (Patron of Ulster, Ireland)
William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway, 1582
Jaleel White, 1976
Brooke Langton, 1970
Robin Givens, 1964
Caroline Kennedy, 1957
Rick Rockwell, 1956
Jimi Hendrix, 1942
Eddie Rabbit, 1941
Bruce Lee, 1940
"Buffalo" Bob Smith, 1917
Chick Hearn, 1916
James Agee, 1909
L. Sprague de Camp, 1907
Forrest Shaklee, 1894
Anders Celcius, 1701
Emperor Xiaozong of China, 1127
Today in History:
The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament", 1295
The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703
The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops, 1807
Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland, 1815
NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game", 1870
Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, 1895
In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held, 1924
The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module; it crashes, but still becomes the first man-made object to be on Mars, 1971
The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history, 1999
A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet, 2001
The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Quebec a nation within a unified Canada, 2006
Storks in the field.
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