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A couple of weeks ago, i was very surprised by a sudden spike in our mobile phone bill, to the tune of a large amount of money we really didn't have to spend.
An accounting with the mobile company showed it was the deductible for #1 Son's lost phone.
Upon asking him how he would address this issue, he told us that he was short at the moment, having just paid his car insurance, but would give us half out of each of the next two paychecks.
As of yesterday, i found out why we still have not received anything.
"Well, I was going to transfer the money into your account," he said, "but then I noticed I was 3,000 miles overdue for my oil change, so I had to take care of that first. I get paid again in 4 days, so I'll do it then."
While i fully expect it will happen soon, i am not going to hold my breath on the "four days." We will get it, though, and in the mean time, this has reminded me of another Boudreaux story.
Boudreaux had done got tired o' his wife, Clothile, never bein' keepin' up wit' de maintainin' on her car, so he decide he goin' at leas' show her to check de erl [oil].
So he show her, an' den he come home a few days after dat an', well, as he done tol' Thibodeaux about it, "Dere she be! She done decide de erl is low, so she be tryin' to pour it in by de dipstick hole!"
Alaska Day -- Alaska, US
Anti-Slavery Day -- yes, there are still slaves in this world , find out how to help them here
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week -- sponsored by Hey U.G.L.Y., which stands for Unique Gifted Lovable You
Clean Water Act Day -- US (considered by many a day to give thanks for water and open any who are grateful for clean water)
Durga Puja -- Hindu (start of the five day celebration of the goddess Durga)
Hard Boiled Guy/B-Girl Day -- on the anniversary of the general release of The Maltese Falcon (initial release was in NYC on Oct. 3)
Independence Day -- Azerbaijan(1991)
King Look Under Your Mattress's Unique Hiding Display -- Fairy Calendar (Finally! Proof, on the internet, that you do, indeed, need to look under the mattress!)
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
National Statistics Day -- Japan
No Beard Day -- internet generated, a day to shave, which is illogical in the northern hemisphere, with winter coming
Pandrosus Festival -- Ancient Greek Calendar (all-refreshing goddess, or all-dewy one; date approximate)
Persons Day -- Canada (Marking the ruling that women are persons in 1929.)
Procession of the Lord of Miracles (Senor de los Milagros) -- Lima, Peru (Christian celebration of the Lord's miracles, with song, dance, prayers, and parades; through tomorrow and again on the 28th)
St. Luke's Day (The Evangelist; Patron of artists, bachelors/unmarried men, bookbinders, brewers, butchers, doctors/physicians/surgeons, glass makers/glasswrkers, gold workers/goldsmiths, lacemakers/lace workers, notaries, painters, sculptors, stained glass workers, Worshipful Company of Painters; Capena, Italy; Hermersdorf, Germany)
Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
Watch a Squirrel Day -- internet generated, and different from squirrel appreciation day in January
World Menopause Day -- sponsored by the International Menopause Society
Women in Military Service for America Memorial is dedicated, 1997
University of Heidelberg opens, 1386
Zac Efron, 1988
Freida Pintoo, 1984
Lindsey Vonn, 1984
Vincent Spano, 1962
Wynton Marsalis, 1961
Erin Moran, 1960
Jean-Claude Van Damme, 1960
Martina Navratilova, 1956
Pam Dawber, 1951
Terry McMillan, 1951
Ntozake Shange, 1948
Joe Morton, 1947
Laura Nyro, 1947
Mike Ditka, 1939
Dawn Wells, 1938
Peter Boyle, 1935
George C. Scott, 1927
Chuck Berry, 1926
Melina Mercouri, 1923
Jesse Helms, 1921
Melina Mercouri, 1920
Anita O'Day, 1919
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1919
James David Brooks, 1906
A.J. Liebling, 1904
Lotte Lenya, 1900
Henri Bergson, 1859
Salomon Auguste Andree, 1854
Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, 1697
"Once on This Island"(Play), 1990
"The Girl Is Mine"(Single release), 1982
The Jungle Book(Disney animated film), 1967
"The Apple Tree"(Musical), 1966
“The Yellow Kid Takes a Hand at Golf”(the first actual newspaper comic strip telling a continuing story (as opposed to a single cartoon panel, in American Humorist), 1897
"De Unges Forbund/The League of Youth"(Ibsen play), 1869
"Prometheus"(Liszt S.99), 1855
Moby Dick(Publication date), 1851
Today in History:
Pappus of Alexandria, Greek philosopher, observes an eclipse of the sun and writes a commentary on The Great Astronomer (Almagest), 320
Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah destroys the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, 1009
Battle of Assadun (Ashingdon), Danes defeat Saxons, 1016
Basel, Switzerland is destroyed by the Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, 1356
Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts in feudal Japan, 1561
The shoemakers of Boston form the first labor organization in the Colonies/US, 1648
The Mason/Dixon line is agreed upon, 1767
Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London, 1851
The US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia, for $7.2 million, 1867
Edison makes electricity available for household use, 1878
John Owen becomes the first formally timed person to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds, 1890
United States takes possession of Puerto Rico, 1898
The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded, 1922
The Grand Ole Opry opens in Nashville, Tennessee, 1925
Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio, 1954
The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet, 1967
Azerbaijan becomes independent from the USSR, 1991
After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan, 2007