Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: You know the husband...

...of the lady you clean for is an engineer when the mattresses are marked so you know which way to flip them every 3 months.



Linking up with Wordless Wednesday



Today is:

Ashura -- Islam (optional day of fasting that ends at sundown, local observances and national holidays may vary)

Ayathrem -- Zoroastrianism (feast of bringing the herds and flocks home, a five day feast, dates approximate)

Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day -- at your own risk! sponsored by Susan E. Schwartz of "Teddies Are The Answer"

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Fossil Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, for all the "incredible suckers that have gone extinct"

Child Rambunctiousness Appreciation Day -- remembering back to when we didn't say every kid with ants in his/her pants needed drugs

Children's Day / Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida -- Brazil

Cloud-Stamping Pentathlon -- Fairy Calendar

Cookbook Launch Day -- someone started this one just because s/he likes cookbooks is my guess

Day of Fortuna Redux -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of successful journeys and lucky homecomings, favored by travelers and soldiers)

Day of Giving the Black Land to Horus and the Red Land to Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

"Discovery" of America by Columbus, actual date; most government holidays were on Monday
     Columbus Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands; US and Territories
     Descubrimiento de América -- Mexico
     Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional de España -- Spain
     Dia de la Raza -- Latin America and especially Guatemala (Day of the Race, or Day of the Natives)
     Día de la Resistencia Indígena -- Venezuela (Day of Indigenous Resistance)
     Dia de las Americas/Descubrimiento de America -- Uruguay
     Dia de las Culturas -- Costa Rica (Day of the Cultures)
     Dia del Descubrimiento de dos Mundos -- Chile
     Discovery Day -- Bahamas
     Encuentro de Dos Mundos -- Ecuador
     Pan America Day -- Belize

Emergency Nurses Day

Fiesta Nacional de Espana -- Spain (National Day/Hispanity Day)

Freethought Day -- celebration by Freethinkers of the effective ending date of the Salem witch trials

Independence Day -- Equatorial Guinea(1968)

International Moment of Frustration Scream Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want you to go outside at 1200GMT and scream for 30 seconds so we can all get it out of our systems 

International Top Spinning Day -- sponsored by the Spinning Top and Yo-Yo Museum, to recognize the Earth as a large spinning top; add your spins to the total and e-mail results to the sponsor 

National Fossil Day -- US (National Park Service information

National Gumbo Day

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day -- because about half of pets in the US are overweight or obese 

National Stop Bullying Day -- sponsored by Hey U.G.L.Y., which stands for Unique Gifted Lovable You

National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day -- US (sponsored by Kiwi MagazineUIKeyInputDownArrowUIKeyInputRightArrow, encouraging parents to go to school and have lunch with the children, learning what goes into a healthy lunch)

Native American's Day -- often celebrated on both the observed and the traditional Columbus Day; a day to mourn Native American victims of conquest and oppression, make peace, and celebrate the empowerment of Native Americans

Old Farmers Day -- an unsponsored day, and any day is a good day to honor the men and women who work hard to grow our food

SAVE Today -- US (Stop America's Violence Everywhere, a day created in 1995 by the American Medical Association Alliance)

St. Edwin of Northumbria's Day (Patron of converts, hoboes/tramps, homeless people, kings, parents of large families)

St. Wilfred of York's Day (Patron of Middlesbrough, England; Ripon, England)

Tavistock Goose Fair -- Tavistock, Devon, UK (known locally as the Goosey, dating back to 12th-century Michaelmas fairs, this orginal livestock fair is now mostly a fun festival)

World Arthritis Day -- people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases can make their voices heard today

Yom Kippur -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday, ends sundown today)


Anniversary Today:

Day of Six Billion, 1999 (marking the world population reaching that number)



Birthdays Today:

Marion Jones, 1975
Kirk Cameron, 1970
Adam Rich, 1968
Hugh Jackman, 1968
Carlos Bernard, 1962
Ronald E. McNair, 1950
Susan Anton, 1950
Chris Wallace, 1947
Tony Kubek, 1936
Luciano Pavarotti, 1935
Dick Gregory, 1932
Charles Gordone, 1925
Jean Nidetch, 1923
Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872
Jonathan Trumbull, 1710


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jesus Christ, Superstar"(Rock opera), 1971
"The Bob Hope Show"(TV), 1953
"The Burns and Allen Show"(TV), 1950
"Call Me Madam"(Musical). 1950


Today in History:

The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon, BC539
King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, 1216
Nichiren, Japans Buddhist monk who founded Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon, 1279
Christopher Columbus' expedition makes landfall in the Bahamas, 1492
Massachusetts discontinues all witch trials, 1692
America's first asylum for "Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds" opens in Virginia, 1773
Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen; this celebration becomes the founding of the first Oktoberfest, 1810
Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat, 1821
Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) is enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities 'Criminal Tribes', i.e. hereditary criminals, 1871*
President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House, 1901
An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston, 1928
The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits, 1964
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published, 1979
The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip, 1979
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China, 1986
NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus, 1994
The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born, 1999
The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, 2005
The first of the thirty-three miners trapped in the Copiano mining disaster, Florencio Avalos, is rescued, 2010
The customary law preventing women from inheriting their family home is overturned in Botswana, 2012

*Not repealed until India's independence in 1949

11 comments:

  1. That's organized!

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/10/too-much-rock-hunting-in-new-mexico.html

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  2. That is a riot!

    National Fossil Day - Finally, a day for me!

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  3. Well, you have to stay organized. I know people like this. Too much pressure for me.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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  4. That's really pretty smart when you think about it, no guessing which way it should go next!

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  5. I think I flipped a mattress once when I was in my 20s -- and that was to hide the big pee stain after my cat went on the bed. Mrs. Good Housekeeping I am not! lol

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  6. I would still get mixed up even with notes written on them. :)

    Have a blessed day!

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  7. Wait a minute... we're supposed to flip our mattresses??! Whoops. Ours is like 10 years old - no wonder my back hurts in the morning!

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  8. For us how to flip is not so much the problem as remembering to do it in the first place.

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  9. oh my....yes indeedy! I think I'd just write it on the calendar...or not?
    Actually I'd rather be flipping pancakes for my family!
    Have a great day!

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