Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nothing So Over

Whereas once i believed there is nothing so over as Christmas, i now add that there is also nothing so over as S-fest.

Time to start planning for next year.  Already there is talk, but it's just ideas being kicked around.  Can't kick them into place quite fast enough for me.

Meanwhile, there is laundry and ironing and meals and dishes and the minutia of daily life to be dealt with.

Also, bank stuff.  That's bad enough, but worse is that i take my head out of the clouds just in time to get slammed with all of the political jargon.

Gads, it's enough to make you want to hibernate permanently, having to listen to all of the blather, and that's on every side.  Please, somebody, talk in something besides a partisan sound bite, something that shows you've been thinking.

Yes, i've been thinking, and my thinking would offend everyone from every side of every issue, most likely.  That's one reason i don't discuss my views in polite company.  Nor in impolite company where i would probably receive a sock in the nose for some of what i would say.

Let's hope that, very soon, there will be nothing so over as political campaigns.

Today is:

Ancestor Appreciation Day -- sponsored by the Ancestor Appreciation Day Association of Ann Arbor, MI, US

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival -- Barnesville, OH, US (pumpkins are just the start of the fun; through Sunday)

Crush a Can Day -- internet generated, so have fun seeing how many (safe) ways you can crush a can, and how flat you can get it!

Fairmount Museum Days/Remembering James Dean Festival -- Fairmont, IN, US (celebrating Dean and other famous people from Fairmont; through Sunday)

Feast of Mashíyyat (Will) -- Baha'i

French Community Holiday -- French community of Belgium

Haustmanuour -- Iceland (beginning of traditional Autumn Month, during which all the summer chores are finished, including livestock rounded up, before winter begins)

Meskel -- Ethiopian/Eritrian Orthodox Christian (True Cross Day)

National Milk Chocolate Day

National Corned Beef Hash Day

Preston County Buckwheat Festival -- Kingwood, WV, US (something for everyone at this fun annual event; through Sunday)

Shut Up and Let Somebody Else Talk Day -- begun by someone with an overly verbose spouse, perhaps?

St. Vincent De Paul's Day (Patron of charitable societies/charitable workers, charities, horses, hospital workers, hospitals, lepers, prisoners, spiritual help, volunteers; Brothers of Charity; Saint Vincent de Paul Societies; Sisters of Charity; Vincentian Service Corps; Madagascar; Richmond, Virginia; for finding lost objects; against leprosy)

Thanksgiving Day for Disappearance of Kelp-Koli Again -- Fairy Calendar

Virginia Peanut Festival -- Emporia, VA, US (and you thought all peanuts came from Georgia! come enjoy peanuts and carnival, quilt show and fireworks, the Virgina way; through Sunday)

World Maritime Day -- UN (this year's theme is “IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic”, remembering the reason the International Maritime Organization and its emphasis on safety was founded)

World Tourism Day -- World Tourism Organization,

Birthdays Today:

Avril Lavigne, 1984
Gwyneth Paltrow, 1972
Sophia Milos, 1965
Shaun Cassidy, 1958
Mike Schmidt, 1949
Wilford Brimley, 1934
Greg Morris, 1934
Arthur Penn, 1922
William Conrad, 1920
Jayne Meadows, 1920
Thomas Nast, 1840
George Muller, 1805
Samuel Adams, 1722

Today in History:

Severe earthquake in the Gulf of Chili, China; reports of 100,000 killed, 1290
Jesuits founded by Ignatius Loyola, 1540
John Adams negotiates peace terms with Britain, 1779
Constitution submitted to the states for ratification, 1787
Jean-Francois Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone, 1822
The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world's first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains, 1825
The physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc²,1905
The first production of a Ford Model T automobile rolls off the line at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan, 1908
First test of a twin engine airplane, in France, 1910
Native American Day is first celebrated, 1916
Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members, 1919
The first Santa Clause Training School opens in Albion, NY, 1937
The Balinese tiger is declared to be an extinct species, 1937
Sierra Leone joins the United Nations, 1961
Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system, 1983
Google is founded, 1998
East Timor joins the United Nations, 2002
CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7, 2008


  1. AMEN.
    I am so over the mud slinging...

  2. Maybe we should fire them all and start over...

  3. I'm looking forward to the campaigns being over also.

  4. Amen on the politics and the politicians, they make me so weary.
    And Virginia Peanut Day! Hey, someone gave me a box of Virginia Peanuts once and they were fantastic! Shhh, don't tell anyone, they might kick me out of Georgia!

  5. Stephen, if only they could end for all time!

    Kay, your secret is safe with me.