Monday, July 27, 2015

Awww Monday: Big 3-0

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Wedding Rings.  Mine is the smaller white gold, his is the larger yellow gold.

Sweetie came in the other day very agitated and said, "I lost my wedding ring!"

It's not the first time he's lost it, or other things.  He tends to take the ring, or a watch, off to wash his hands, and then forget to put it back on because his mind is already moving on to other things as he finishes up.  He has also taken off rings or watches so as to not scratch up a guitar when playing them, and forgotten to pick them up again.

He just doesn't stop to think what he came in with when moving on to the next thing, so i often get the call that he's forgotten his wallet or phone and could i bring it to work, or he will come back in the house twice after i thought he had gone, once to get a hairbrush, then to get the car keys.

His mind just moves too fast for him to back up and think of what he needs, he's got a one way switch, full-steam-ahead.

This time i just sighed, asked if he had retraced his steps, and when he said yes and that he had no clue where it was, i told him it was okay.

Later that day, i found it among the soap bubbles and bits of rice in the strainer in the bottom of the kitchen sink.  To have a bit of fun, i took it upstairs and put it on the hook where he keeps it when he's in the bathroom at home.  He still hasn't figured out how it got back there.

Today is our 30th wedding anniversary, with or without it.  Although it's nice to be able to say with.  For now.

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Today is:

Barbie-in-a-blender Day -- while i get why we do it to Barbie, what did your blender do to deserve this?  originally thought of by, to defend our rights to comment on cultural icons, whether they are trademarked/copyrighted or not 

Bugs Bunny Day -- the "wascally wabbit" made his debut in A Wild Hare, released on this day in 1940

Day of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus -- date on the Julian Calendar, these are the legendary saints who, upon persecution by the Emperor Decius and being walled up in a cave to die as martyrs, instead slept for over 200 (in the Koran, yes, they are mentioned there, it is 300) years; based on an even more ancient legend and the prototypes of Rip Van Winkle; related observances 
     National Sleepy Head Day -- Finland (the last person in the house to wake on this day is awakened with water, either thrown on him/her or the person is thrown into water; in honor of the story of the Saints of Ephesus)
     Seven Sleepers Day -- Ancient Latvian Calendar
     Siebenschlafer -- Germany (a weather prognostication day, if it rains today, there will be rain for seven weeks more)

Hurricane Supplication Day -- US Virgin Islands (churches hold special services to pray against hurricanes hitting the islands this season)

Iglesia Ni Cristo Day -- Philippines

Ipip Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (festival for working on the king's tomb; date approximate)

Jose Celso Barbosa Day -- Puerto Rico

National Blunt Object Day -- this one is just weird, and no one wants to take the blame for starting it, either

National Creme Brulee Day

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day -- US

National Scotch Day

Over-The-Moon Night (Cows and Spoons) -- Fairy Calendar

St. Pantaleon's Day (Patron of bachelors, physicians, torture victims; against tuberculosis)

Take Your Houseplants For a Walk Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which claims doing this will orient them to their position on the earth and make them healthier (some websites mistakenly call it take your pants for a walk day!)

Victory Day -- North Korea

Walk on Stilts Day -- at your own risk always; sponsored by Bill "Stretch" Coleman, the Nine Foot Clown, who encourages everyone to walk on stilts to foster a chance to develop self-confidence, master balance and coordination, enjoy the challenge, and celebrate daring accomplishments at all ages 

War Martyrs' and Invalids' Day -- Vietnam

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Birthdays Today

Ashlyn Sanchez, 1996
Cheyenne Kimball, 1990
Courtney Kupets, 1986
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, 1977
Alex Rodriguez, 1975
Maya Rudolph, 1972
Triple H, 1969
Julian McMahon, 1968
Maureen McGovern, 1949
Peggy Fleming, 1948
Betty Thomas, 1947
Bobbie Gentry, 1944
James Victor, 1939
Gary Gygax, 1938
Jerry Van Dyke, 1931
Norman Lear, 1922
Leo Ernest Durocher, 1905
Joseph Bert "Joe" Tinker, 1880
José Celso Barbosa, 1857
Alexandre Dumas, fils, 1824
Queen Hatshepsut, BC1508

Today in History

Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland to support Malcolm Canmore against Macbeth of Scotland, who usurped the Scottish throne from Malcolm's father, King Duncan; Macbeth is defeated at Dunsinane, 1054
Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan, 1549
The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports, 1663
A Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England, 1694
The Russian Navy defeats the Swedes atthe Battle of Grengam, 1720
The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (later renamed Department of State), 1789
Robespierre is finally arrested, 1794
The Atlantic Cable is successfully completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time, 1866
Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting announce the discovery of the hormone insulin, 1921
The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny, 1940
RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvaging of wreckage of the RMS Titanic, 1987
A pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA, US, during the Summer Olympics, 1996
Photograph negatives purchased at a garage sale prove to be early works by photographer Ansel Adams, 2010


  1. What a heart warming story, and let me congratulate you on your anniversary, a wonderful achievement no doubt. Best wishes!

  2. happy happy happy anniversary.
    you two inspire me.

  3. I often do the same, thinking ahead and forgetting where I am.

    Happy Anniversary!

  4. Happy 30th to youuuu! I am always so happy to hear about a wedding anniversary. A lasting marriage is truly special and very much worth celebrating.

  5. Awww, what a wonderful post on 30 years of marriage. Ring or not your marriage is working just fine.

    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary Dear Sweetie and messymimi, ♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you.♪♪

    Have a fabulous anniversary and a wonderful Awww Monday. ♥♥♥

  6. you are a wonderfully understanding wife and he's a sweetheart too! xoxoxo Happy Day to you every day!

  7. Happy Anniversary to you. Thirty years is quite an achievement.

  8. Belated congratulations to you and your honey on your anniversary.

    My husband of 32 years and I rarely take off our wedding rings for that very reason. We are all somewhat forgetful and since I work from home, I'm always on call to bring forgotten items and rescue the ones who've locked their keys in the car.