Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Mom, you know what?"

With Bigger Girl, i never quite know, but i can often imagine.  It's going to be something interesting.

"It's probably a good thing Romney didn't win the election.  After all, this country isn't ready for a Second, Third, and Fourth Lady!"  She was grinning ear to ear as she said this.

No, i'm certain we aren't ready for that, i noted.  Then i asked her if she had learned anything interesting in school today.

"Yes," she answered.  "I learned that one of my professors didn't like leftovers until she was in college.  Then she says she had to eat them because she couldn't afford to throw away food."

That's not exactly what i meant, but it will do.  And that lady wouldn't have done well at all in this family.

"Oh, and I exchanged phone numbers with Chris.  He's part of Will's study group.  Most of the girls are only interested in going to the mall.  Or hunting.  The guys are the ones I like to talk to.  They have more diverse interests."

So, all in all, a good day.

"Yes, and now it's time to go study, I have another test tomorrow."

Ah, i remember the days when study was all i really had to worry about, and i miss them sometimes.

Today is:

Adopt a Goblin Orphan Day -- Fairy Calendar

Bicentenario de la Batalla de Salta -- Argentina (Bicentennial of the Battle of Salta)

Blessed Wulfric's Day

Cherry Pie Day

Festival au Desert -- Oursi, Burkina Faso (the most remote music festival in the world, with lots of African music and traditions; through the 22nd)

Flying Car Day -- the Arrowmobile, the first flying car, patented this day in 1937 (and can you imagine, as bad as driving is, how many accidents we would have if these people were flying around instead?)

Georgia National Rodeo -- Perry, GA (winners here qualify for the National Finals in December; through the 24th)

Hoodie Hoo Day (Northern Hemisphere) -- at noon local time, citizens are requested to go outside and yell "Hoodie-Hoo" to chase away winter and call in spring; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Khajuraho Dance Festival -- Khajuraho, India (annual gathering of Indian classical dancers from across the country and abroad; through the 26th)

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival -- University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, US (students from elementary to college from all over the US participate in student performances and attend concerts and clinics in vocal and instrumental jazz performance; through Saturday)

Love Your Pet Day -- a day to pamper pets, like they don't get pampered enough

St Leo of Catania's Day (a/k/a Leo the Wonderworker, Patron of Rometta, Longi, and Sinagra, Sicily)

Toothpick Day -- first machine used to make them patented this day in 1872

World Day for Social Justice -- UN

Anniversary Today:

US Post Office, 1792 (George Washington signed the act which created it)

Birthdays Today:

Andrew Shue, 1967
Cindy Crawford, 1966
French Stewart, 1964
Charles Barkley, 1963
Patty Hearst, 1954
Gordon Brown, 1951
Ivana Trump, 1949
Jennifer O'Neill, 1948
Sandy Duncan, 1946
Buffy Sainte-Marie, 1941
Nancy wilson, 1937
Bobby Unser, 1934
Sidney Poitier, 1927
Robert Altman, 1925
Gloria Vanderbilt, 1924
Gale Gordon, 1906
Ansel Adams, 1902

Today in History:

Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland so King Christian I can pay his daughter's dowry, 1472
The first recorded wine auction is held, in London, 1673
The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington, 1792
Austria declares bankruptcy, 1811
Concepcion, Chile, is destroyed by an earthquake, 1835
The US Congress prohibits dueling in the District of Columbia, 1839
Luther Crowell patents a machine to manufacture paper bags, 1872
In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens, 1872
The first minor league baseball association is organized, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1887
King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra, 1913
A new volcano, Paricutin, erupts in a farmer's cornfield in Mexico, 1943
The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate, 1959
While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes, 1962
Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts, 1965
The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands, 1976
Texas industrialist Ross Perot's U.S. presidential campaign begins, 1992
Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout, 2005


  1. Bigger Girl prefers talking with the boys? It happens so fast, doesn't it?

  2. She sounds so refreshing and original! And it sounds great that she's not pining to be a mallrat, at least just yet.

  3. Your daughter sounds like a winner. You should probably keep her. ;)

  4. Stephen, she's 20, and so it's pretty well expected.

    Crabby, she has never enjoyed hanging around at the mall. She is disgusted by it, preferring to attend plays, read, discuss books, and such like. Shopping holds almost no interest, just like me.

    Frank, she is, and we will. :)