Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Plans are being made.  Personal messages being sent, and lots of messages on the board.

There are schedules being bandied about, and my brain is going haywire.  It will be worked out, though.

Less certain is whether my home is habitable for overnight guests.  The hot water heater is going wonky, and i haven't been able to do the amount of cleaning i wanted.  If i have to, i will pay for those who wanted to stay here to have a hotel room.  (Yes, i squirreled away a little bit for such a contingency.)

Meanwhile, #1 Son is still in town, doing lots of final stuff.  We now have the license plates transferred, and he will finally get that A/C working tomorrow.

Oh, and while i'm going crazy trying to get it all done, the campus was evacuated because of a bomb threat.  Sweetie was home most of the day yesterday.

If he retires and just stays home, i will commit hari kiri.  He will have to find something to do with his time besides follow me around all day.

Today is:

Ear Wig Fitting Day -- Fairy Calendar

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 8, Human Rights (sponsored by We, the World)

Hari Taika (Teej) -- Nepal (a public holiday for female employees only, and i can't find an English explanation of why and what it means, but i will keep looking)

Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day

Independence Day -- Chile

National Cheeseburger Day

National Respect! Day(sm) -- US (encouraging abused women to respect themselves enough to get out)

Plataia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Opening of Parliament -- Netherlands (holiday in The Hague)related observance
     Prinsjesdag -- Netherlands  (technically translates "Prince's Day;" the day Parliament opens and the reigning sovereign, now Queen Beatrix, gives the Speech from the Throne and the Minister of Finance proposes next year's budget)

St. Joseph of Cupertino's Day (Levitating saint, and so Patron of air crews, air travelers, astronauts, paratroopers, pilots/aviators, students, test takers; Cupertino, Italy)

World Water Monitoring Day -- International

Anniversaries Today:

Hull House opens, 1889
Constantine II of Greece marries Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, 1964

Birthdays Today:

Lance Armstrong, 1971
James Gandolfini, 1961
Ryne Sandberg, 1959
Frankie Avalon, 1939
Robert Blake, 1933
June Foray, 1920
Jack Warden, 1920
Greta Garbo, 1905
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, 1905
Samuel Johnson, 1709
Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajanus, Emperor Trajan, 53

Today in History:

Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and final voyage, 1502
Ft. Ticonderoga, NY opens, 1755
The British capture Quebec City, 1759
John Harris builds the first spinet piano in the US, 1769
President Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building, 1793
Royal Opera House in London opens, 1809
A horse beats the first US made locomotive, near Baltimore, 1830
Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City; the store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", 1837
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is first published, 1842
First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times, 1851
Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone, 1870
The banking firm of Jay Cooke & Co. in Philadelphia declares bankruptcy, which starts the Panic of 1873 and a severe economic depression, 1873
The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time, 1879
Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination, 1885
In appreciation for all she had done for the tribe, Harriet Maxwell Converse, adopted as a member of the Seneca tribe, is made a chief of the Six Nations Tribe at the Tonawanda Reservation, 1891
Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment, 1895
A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong, 1906
The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I, 1914
The Netherlands gives women the right to vote, 1919
The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air, 1927
Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel, 1928
Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator's term, 1948
Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations, 1960
U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash, 1961
Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations, 1962
The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations, 1973
Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people, 1974
Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together, 1977
Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (including 1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station, 1980
Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic, 1984
Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations, 1990
ICANN is formed, 1998
The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast, 2009


  1. Haritlika Teej is a religious holiday with women wearing tradiotional outfits and worshiping Lord Shiva. You can read more on http://www.ekantipur.com/2012/09/18/top-story/women-celebrating-haritlika-teej-today/360382.html; it's a nepali newspaper.
    Greetings from Greece!

  2. sending you all my thoughts and energies...

  3. Oh, my. If it isn't one thing, it's quite three others, isn't it? Crossing fingers that the water holds out, and you didn't send Sweetie on a Kitten food run or something?? ;D Take care, and here's hoping for an excellent time for all, 'specially you!


  4. Gnomi-mou, thank you! Most of the information about it is in languages i cannot read, and the translations leave out so much information.

    Thanks, Miz, and i hope you have a wonderful time Fitbloggin'.

    Cat, it's nuts, and he can only run just so many errands. Thanks for the good wishes.

  5. National Cheeseburger Day AND June Foray's birthday? Time to fire up the grill and watch me some Rocky & Bullwinkle!!!

  6. Our water heater was going wonky last year. We finally had to succumb to the dreaded decision to replace it. I commit imaginary hari kari every day, dealing with the greedy kids 'n all. gahhhh

  7. It definitely sounds like you've got your hand's full. It seems like Sweetie needs a project.

  8. Suldog, i'm glad i can give you reason to have fun.

    Josie, we probably should, but after the tires, it doesn't look likely.

    Stephen, he does need a project. Or a band to play in.