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Little Girl came to me and said, "Mom, what does it mean when the top of the back of your throat itches, and you are coughing up a stuff that has a bit of blood in it?"
It means you probably have a sinus infection and you need to go to the doctor, i told her.
"But I don't want to go to the doctor!" she whined.
Tough, i told her, i'm calling in the morning to make an appointment.
This, of course, reminds me of a joke.
Boudreaux run into Dr. Comeau one day down at de local watering hole, and de good doctor ax him, "Hey, Boudreaux, how come you never come see me?"
Boudreaux, he say, "Well, Dr. Comeau, it be like dis. For to digest my food, I drink beer. If I don't got no appetite, I drink strawberry wine. If my blood pressure get too low, I drink muscadine wine. If'n it get too high, I drink Scotch. When I got a cold, I drink schnapps."
"When do you ever drink water?" Dr. Comeau ax.
"Doc, I ain't never been dat sick!"
Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day -- Portsmouth, RI, US (honoring Anne Marbury Hutchinson, co-founder of Portsmouth, in 1638)
Asalhka Puja Day -- Buddhism (Buddhist "Lent" begins)
Barbershop Music Appreciation Day -- anniversary of the founding of Sweet Adelines International
Beans and Franks Day
Disability Awareness Day -- UK (the world's largest "not for profit" volunteer-led disability exhibition)
Embrace Your Geekness Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, celebrate your love of online dungeon games, comic books, or dressing up like a vampire
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival -- University of Fairbanks, AK (a unique study and performance festival; through the 27th)
Feast of Kalimat (Words) -- Baha'i Faith
Fool's Paradise Day -- a day to figure out how a fool can achieve paradise? or how it can be paradise if it is full of fools?
Go West Day -- commemorates Horace Greeley's "Go West, young man, and grow up with the country."
Gruntled Workers Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; those of us who are gruntled, as opposed to the disgruntled, should unite and pass along some "great work" compliments to those doing a good job
International Puzzle Day -- some sites say Jan. 29, but today is Erno Rubik's birthday
Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta -- Republic of Ireland (National Day of Commemoration, honoring all Irish people who have died in war or as part of a UN peacekeeping mission)
La Retraite Aux Flambeaux -- France (night watch, before Bastille Day)
National French Fries Day
Obon (Ulambana) -- Buddhist; Shinto (Festival of the Lanterns, a time of honoring the ancestors, a reunion of them with the living; through the 15th, although Obon festivals are held on various dates in July at temples throughout the world)
Ss. Cyril and Methodius' Parish Festival -- Sheboygan, WI, US (dance, Slovenian foods and music, and a Polka Mass)
Statehood Day -- Montenegro
St. Henry the Emperor's Day (Patron of childless people, disabled people, dukes, handicapped people, kings, people rejected by religious orders, physically challenged people; Bamberg, Germany; Basel, Switzerland; Benedictine Oblates; against sterility)
St. Joel the Prophet's Day (Old Testament prophet of the Book of Joel)
Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb, 1963
Cameron Crowe, 1957
Jane Hamilton, 1957
Michael Spinks, 1956
Louise Mandrell, 1954
Cheech Marin, 1946
Erno Rubik, 1944
Harrison Ford, 1942
Roger McGuinn, 1942
Robert Forster, 1941
Patrick Stewart, 1940
Jack Kemp, 1935
Wole Soyinka, 1934
David Storey, 1933
Bob Crane, 1928
Dave Garroway, 1913
Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1821
Julius Caesar, BC100
Today in History
Capt James Cook begins 2nd trip (Resolution) to South Seas, 1772
William Wordsworth, on a walking tour through the Wye Valley, visited the ruins of Tintern Abbey and a few miles further on composed a poem about them, 1798
Greek War of Independence: Greeks defeated Ottoman forces at Thermopylae, 1822
Henry R Schoolcraft discovers the source of the Mississippi River, 1832
After 9,957 unnumbered patents, the U.S. Patent Office issues Patent No. 1, for locomotive wheels, 1836
Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to live at Buckingham Palace in London, 1837
First day of the New York Draft Riots in response to President Abraham Lincoln's Enrollment Act of Conscription, 1863
Horace Greeley publishes his editorial advising young men to "Go West, young man, go west and grow up with the country," 1865
PT Barnum's American Museum was destroyed in one of the most spectacular fires in New York City's history, 1865
Gold was discovered near Cochrane, Ontario, Canada, 1909
The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight, 1919
Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in, 1973
The Live Aid benefit concert, a telecast fundraising concert for famine relief in Ethiopia, was held in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow, 1985
American Thoroughbred racehorse Cigar wins his 16th consecutive top-class race, the first horse to do so since Triple Crown winner citation, 1996
Researchers reveal two studies showing the antiretroviral drugs prescribed to treat AIDS can also prevent HIV infections, 2011
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