Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Life Right Now

Contentedly sitting on top of brother. Don't worry, in a few minutes, we will have switched places.




Lots of my life right now consists of this. Standing in the kitchen, reading something on the computer or a propped up book, feeding a kitten.

Blessed Easter, all.



Today is

All is Ours Day -- an internet holiday to remind us of what we do have

Buddah's Birthday -- Mahayana Buddhism in Japan (based on Gregorian Calendar, other Buddhists use a different dating system)

Counter Stool Memorial Day -- when was the last time you got to sit on the stool at a diner counter and spin? if you can find such a place, go take a spin today

DAB(Draw a Bird) Day -- a movement begun in Britain in the 1940's, encourages everyone to draw a picture of a bird, and share it with friends

Easter -- Christian (remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus)

Feast of the Hummingbird -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (date approximate)

Hammerin' Hank Day -- anniversary of his 715th homer in 1974, breaking Ruth's record

Hana Matsuri Flower Festival -- Japan

International Day of the Roma -- a celebration of Romani culture

Invocation of Lumps and Cysts -- Fairy Calendar (Goblin Celebration)

Merrie Monarch Festival -- Hilo, HI, US (with the World's Largest Hula Competition; through the 14th)

Milk in Glass Bottles Day -- prior to this day in 1879, milk was sold in the container you brought with you to the seller

Moravian Easter Sunrise Service -- Winston-Salem, NC, US (held every year since 1771)

National Baked Ham With Pineapple Day -- always on Easter

National Empanada Day

Notice a Wildflower Day -- Northern Hemisphere

Palm Sunday -- Orthodox Christians following the Julian Calendar

Sealing the Frost -- Guatemala (Cuchumatan Indians ritual to protect their corn from frost; date approximate, always early in April)

St. Dionysius of Corinth's Day

St. Julie Brilliart's Day (Patron against bodily ills, disease, and poverty)

Tutor Appreciation Day -- because some people need that extra boost

Zoo Lovers' Day -- go support your local zoo



Birthdays Today:

Kirsten Storms, 1984
Patricia Arquette, 1968
Julian Lennon, 1963
Kofi Annan, 1938
Shecky Greene, 1926
Betty Ford, 1918
Sonja Henie, 1912
Mary Pickford, 1893


Today in History:

Sultan Baybars conquers the Krak des Chevaliers in Syria, 1271
The first Jewish congregation in the US forms the Shearith Israel synagogue in NYC, 1730
The first fire escape, a wicker basket on a rope and pulley system, is patented, 1766
The statue Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo) is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos, 1820
John D. Lynde patents the aerosol dispenser, 1862
William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons, 1886
The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 1893
Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times, 1904
Auguste Deter, the first person officially diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, dies, 1906
The last meeting of the League of Nations is held, 1946
Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, beating Babe Ruth's record, 1974
Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries, 1992
The Republic of Macedonia joins the United Nations, 1993
The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain, 2008

5 comments:

  1. Those baby kitties are blessed to have you. Happy Easter.

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  2. You have a good soul to be doing so much for these kittens. Happy Easter.

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  3. Love those tiny faces! Happy Easter! (Hungry little faces, too!!)

    Cat

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  4. Thanks to all of you, and happy Easter.

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  5. Sooo sweet. I'm so glad you've taken to adding photos. I am also very grateful to you and those like you who look after creatures in need. Thanks always for that.

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