Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Check Yesterday's Date

Some Mondays are better left to fade into anonymity.  Yesterday would have been one of them.

Ms. S, whose home i have recently started cleaning on Mondays, wanted me to take stuff out to her "garage."  It's a storage shed stuffed to the gills and i didn't mind going out there except for the mosquitoes, which she cannot help.  Now i'm itchy.

The Big Boss got a speeding ticket yesterday morning.  By early afternoon, he wanted Sweetie to go ahead and use the credit card Sweetie keeps for The Big Boss's purchases to pay the ticket online.  It won't be available online to pay for up to two weeks.  The Big Boss does not understand the processing of paperwork, but he's figuring it out.

Sweetie was in a fender bender yesterday.  He switched lanes, the young lady didn't see he had already done so and pulled over and hit him.  No damage to Humphrey the Honda but a slight scratch and we aren't even going to bother to repair, but her boyfriend's car is going to need a bit of work.  Boyfriend stood there while they were waiting for the officer and coached her through saying that she moved over first, which obviously from the damage could not have happened.  We both have the same insurance company, and the officer who came out put on the official report that the person at fault "could not be determined."  It's going to end up being a lovely battle, i'm sure.

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Today is

Alpenfest -- Gaylord, MI, US (a Swiss inspired festival for the whole family that includes "The World's Largest Coffee Break"; through Saturday)

Barn Day -- celebrating barns, old and new, and their history and importance

Bastille Day / National Day -- France, French Territories and some former Colonies (Quatorze Juillet/Fete Nationale)

Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden -- an official Flag Day of Sweden

Children's Party at Green Animals Topiary Garden -- Portsmouth, RI, US (annual party for children and the young at heart)

Cow Appreciation Day® -- sponsored by Chick-fil-A; wear a partial cow costume, get a free entree, dress head to hoof, get a free meal

Feast of St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

Festival of Millennial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (Closing Ceremonies)

Macaroni Day

M&Ms Argument Day -- which are best?  plain?  peanut?  almond?  minis?  spend the day in a heated discussion with friends and end with an M&M feast

Nachi Himatsuri -- Kumano-Nachi Taisha, Nachi-Katsuura, Japan (one of Japan's 3 largest fire festivals, a grand summer festival and purification ritual, through tomorrow)

National Grand Marnier Day -- on Bastille day, to show the friendship between France and the US

National Nude Day -- New Zealand (although now it's often called International Nude Day, and celebrated everywhere as a day to enjoy your beautiful human form)

Pandemonium Day -- internet generated; don't let the crazy things that happen in your life get you down, celebrate instead!

Phyang Tse-dup Festival -- Ladakh, India (Buddhist festival, through tomorrow)

Republic Day -- Iraq

Runic Half-Month Ur begins (primal strength)

Shark Awareness Day

Snake River Stampede -- Nampa, ID (the 100th year of one of the top 15 professional rodeo events in the nation; through Saturday)

St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Day ("Lily of the Mohawks", first Native American proposed for canonization; Patron of ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, exiles, people ridiculed for their piety, people who have lost their parents)

Tape Measure Day -- the first modern spring tape measure was patented this day in 1868 by Alvin Fellows of New Haven, NJ, US

Birthdays Today

Missy Gold, 1970
Robin Ventura, 1967
Matthew Fox, 1966
Jackie Earle Haley, 1961
Jane Lynch, 1960
Joel Silver, 1952
Tommy Mottola, 1949
Steve Stone, 1947
Roosevelt "Rosie" Grier, 1932
Polly Bergen, 1930
John Chancellor, 1927
Harry Dean Stanton, 1926
Dale Robertson, 1923
Ingmar Bergman, 1918
Douglas Edwards, 1917
Gerald R. Ford, 1913
Woodie Guthrie, 1912
William Hanna, 1910
Ken Murray, 1903
Dave Fleischer, 1893
Florence Bascom, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

License to Kill(Film), 1989
"Spring Symphony"(Britten Op. 44), 1949
Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care(Publication Date), 1949

Today in History

Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra, 1771
Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners, 1789
First ascent of the Matterhorn, by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent, 1865
The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta, 1902
The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation, 1969
A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth, 2000
The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51", 2003
In Borneo, a rainbow toad, believed to be extinct since 1924, is sighted, 2011
Neptune, discovered in 1846, completes its first orbit of the sun since that date, 2011


  1. Definitely would've been a good day to follow Garfield's lead & stay in bed for all concerned. But tomorrow's gunna be better right?

  2. I'm still thinking about your post from yesterday.

    Lots of other stuff happened yesterday too.

    Yikes on the fender bender. It should be interesting indeed.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

  3. People need to check on when they decide to change lanes especially the the other people in the lanes. Today many people don't look. I'm sure glad nobody got hurt. The car can fixed but not people.
    Have a beautiful Tuesday. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Sounds like Pandemonium Day was an appropriate title!

  5. Double darn. I hope that it works out well over time. It sounds as though the damage was not terrible. You need a break.

  6. Since it's the same insurance company and no ticket was issued, I bet the insurance company just pays for both. Glad no one was hurt.

  7. I hope everything works out as it should. So annoying when people lie about the facts. I'm glad everyone is OK.