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It's been one of those weeks. It started with a bang on Monday with plumbing and A/C stuff and the run continued through Tuesday's need for the generator guy to be here over 6 hours trying to piece together what was wrong, and then Wednesday morning the shelter was a wreck and i made mistakes in the paperwork and had to find the Wite-Out. Thursday was an 11 hour work day, and Friday wasn't much shorter, although i had a break between stints.
There have been a couple of times, driving to get somewhere quickly because i only had a certain amount of time to get errands done, that i have been sorely tempted more than once to lose my religion, especially with the people around here who stop at green lights. (Yes, they do.)
Boudreaux has had these kinds of things happen to him, too.
Thibodeaux fin' Boudreaux settin' out on de porch swing wit' dat boude [angry] look dat say sumpin' be wrong. So he ax, "Boudreaux, what for you be lookin' like dis?"
An' Boudreaux he say, "Mais! It done been a day! Firs' my truck done broke down, den dat saleau [sloppy, dirty older man] at de garage done make a pass at my Clothile when we go pick de truck up, an' Clothile won' let me beat him up!
"If dat not bad 'nuff, dis evenin' done did it! I done drop a cas' iron skillet full de etouffe on my big toe! An' when I try to relieve myself by sayin' sumpin', Clothile make a potain [ruckus] an' tell me not to say dat in fron' de boy! So I tell her 'Beck moi tchew!' [kiss my posterior] an' she say 'tuat t'en grosse beuche!' [shut your mouth], an' so I come out here to sit.
"Mais, I tell you, some days so much happen dere jes' don' be 'nuff cuss words to say it even in two languages!"
Be Kind to Humankind Week: Sacrifice Our Wants For others Needs Sunday
Burning Man 2015 -- Black Rock Desert, NV, US (through Sept. 7; a radical way to celebrate the arts through desert survival and building a 50-foot statue to be burned.)
Chatter Champion Announced -- Fairy Calendar
Constitution Day -- Kazakhstan
Day of Satisfying the Hearts of the Ennead (Nine Major Gods) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Festival of Charisteria -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a day to give thanks)
Frankenstein Day -- in honor of Mary Shelley (Interesting, when juxtaposed to what we are supposed to celebrate in Louisiana.)
Gai Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (cow festival, celebrated in remembrance of all people who have died in the previous year; one of Nepal's most popular festivals with tourists)
Huey P. Long Day -- Louisiana, US
International Day of the Disappeared -- Latin American Federation of Associations for Relatives of Detained-Disappeared
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances -- UN
International Whale Shark Day -- WiseOceans has more information
National Holistic Pet Day -- celebrating the growing interest in natural/holistic medicine for animals
National Toasted Marshmallow Day
Pony Express Festival -- Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Hanover, KS, US (reenacting life in the 1860's, including a real Pony Express ride)
Popular Consultation Day -- East Timor
Santa Rosa de Lima -- Peru
St. Fiacre's Day (Patron of box makers, cab drivers, costermongers, florists, gardeners, hosiers, pewterers, taxi drivers, tile makers; against barrenness, fistula, haemorrhoids, piles, sterility, syphilis, venereal disease)
Talk Intelligently Day -- holiday thought up by someone tired of non-intelligent conversations (maybe with co-workers?)
Victory Day -- North Cyprus; Turkey
Turkey's Hellespont Swim -- one of the world's busiest shipping lanes is closed so that over 300 participants can swim the Hellespont from Europe to Asia, a Victory Day commemoration of winning the Turkish War of Independence in 1922 against the Greeks
Roman Polanski marries Emmanuelle Seigner, 1989
Cameron Diaz, 1972
Michael Michele, 1966
Michael Chiklis, 1963
David Paymer, 1954
Timothy Bottoms, 1951
Lewis Black, 1948
Peggy Lipton, 1947
Frank "Tug" McGraw, 1944
Jean-Claude Killy, 1943
Elizabeth Ashley, 1939
Warren Buffett, 1930
Kitty Wells, 1919
Ted Williams, 1918
Fred MacMurray, 1908
Roy Wilkins, 1901
Shirley Booth, 1898
Huey P. Long, 1893
Claire Straith, M.D., 1891
Ernest Rutherford, 1871
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797
"Anna Lucasta"(Play), 1944
Today in History:
European leaders, in an attempt to end war "for all time", outlaw the crossbow, 1146
One of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty, begins between the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders, 1363
Capture of the entire Dutch fleet by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell, 1799
Founding of Melbourne, Australian, 1835
Founding of Houston, Texas, 1836
Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner, 1901
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in south Louisiana, the longest bridge over water (continuous, not aggregate) that is not also a viaduct, opens, 1956
The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation, 1963
Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 1967
Guion Bluford becomes the first African American astronaut in space, 1983
NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces, 1995
A commercial expedition to raise part of the sunken British luxury liner Titanic ended in failure, 1996
Harley-Davidson celebrates its 100th anniversary in Milwaukee with a parade of 10,000 motorcycles, 2003
India and Pakistan agree to release hundreds of fishermen and other civilians in each other's jails as part of their ongoing attempts to negotiate peace between their nations, 2005
Sumatra's Sinaburg volcano continues to erupt, two people are killed and 21,000 are evacuated from the vicinity, 2010
In Chile, 33 miners trapped half a mile beneath the surface make contact with their families for the first time in three weeks since the incidentally, 2010