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Tuesday means random, and linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked.
Jalopy is in the car hospital, and we do not know when she will recover. Maybe by the end of the week. Meanwhile, Lunceford is doing double duty, which right now includes taking care of Dr. D’s cats while she is out of town.
Helping her pack to leave was an adventure in itself. She packs like Grandma, and unfortunately, i find myself becoming the same way the older i get. Packing everything on earth you could possibly imagine needing makes for an overstuffed vehicle.
This also means i am back to stealth gardening. The tomato plants she is tending at her friend’s house are huge, and one has 22 tomatoes on it. She sprinkled them with Sevin dust before she left and told me to be careful when watering not to wash it off.
Little Girl has been pondering her chosen career path, and has been torn of late. She does still want to go to school; her superiors where she is working right now want her to apply for a job and promotion and be in school only part time. She would be an automatic E-5 if she gets the job.
Today i read her a quote that was sent to me: There is something to be said for the willingness to follow opportunity, even if it is not what you had planned.
She told me that is the best thing i’ve said to her in days.
Mr. Marvin, the generator guy, called to set up our annual generator check-up. It’s funny because about 2 weeks ago, i got a letter from him. It had a generic add for his business, two business cards, and $62 cash in it.
Knowing that he didn’t owe me any money, i set it aside and we have played phone tag since. He called yesterday and finally connected, he wanted to set up our annual visit. That’s when i told him about the letter with the money, and he said, “So that’s where it went! That was advertising money, and I wondered what happened to it! I must have put the wrong address on the envelopes.”
We had a good laugh over the whole thing, and he will be coming on June 1. The money will be waiting.
Tuesday is also fun day with Sandee of Comedy Plus.
The kittens got to playing in a sun puddle:
Dansig kept pretending he was not interested in watching:
|No, I'm not watching you.|
|Yes, I turned to face you, that still doesn't mean I'm watching.|
|Okay, I'm watching!|
Abolition Day -- Martinique
Bear Waking Day -- Norway (traditionally said to be the day the bears awaken from their hibernation, at least according to many sites)
Buy a Musical Instrument Day -- even just a kazoo, and have some fun making music; maybe if this one spreads around the world and enough of us do it, it will foster some harmony in our lives
Harvey Milk Day -- The Harvey Milk Foundation
Independence Day -- Montenegro
International Day for Biological Diversity -- UN
National Maritime Day -- US (commemorating the first transoceanic voyage under steam power)
National Sovereignty Day -- Haiti
National Vanilla Pudding Day
RHS Chelsea Flower Show -- Chelsea, London, England (the world's greatest flower show celebrates its 104th anniversary; through Saturday)
St. Julia's Day (Patron of torture victims; Corsica, Portugal; Livorno, Italy)
St. Rita of Cascia's Day/La Abodada de Impossibles (Patron of desperate causes, difficult marriages, forgotten causes, illness, lost causes, parenthood, sick people, sterile people, victims of physical spousal abuse, widows, wounded people; against abuse, infertility, loneliness, sickness, sterility, wounds, unhappy marriages; Cascia, Italy; Dalayap, Philippines; Igbaras, Philippines)
Toad-Pinching Day -- Fairy Calendar (Pixies)
Toothpaste Tube Day -- the tube was invented on this day in 1892 by dentist Washington Wentworth Sheffield, who wanted to replace the unhygenic practice of dipping the brush into a jar of dental cream
Unity Day / National Day -- Republic of Yemen
World Goth Day -- Get your Goth on around the world!
Apollo Anton Ohno, 1982
Ginnifer Goodwin, 1978
Naomi Campbell, 1970
George Best, 1946
Paul Winfield, 1941
Michael Sarrazin, 1940
Frank Converse, 1938
Richard Benjamin, 1938
Susan Strasberg, 1938
Garry Wills, 1934
Peter Nero, 1934
Charles Aznavour, 1924
Judith Crist, 1922
Sun Ra, 1914
Sir Laurence Olivier, 1907
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859
Mary Cassatt, 1844
Richard Wagner, 1813
"Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"(TV), 1967
"Paulus / St. Paul"(Oratorio, Mendelsshon Op. 36), 1836
Today in History:
The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus, BC334
The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo, 1176
Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe, 1377
Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England, 1455
A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason, 1807
On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time, 1809
The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean; the ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20, 1819
HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage, 1826
The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished, 1840
Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns, 1842
The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened, 1897
The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine", 1906
Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century, 1915
The most powerful earthquake ever documented, the Great Chilean Quake, measures 9.5 and strikes southern Chile, 1960
The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores, 1968
Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations, 1972
Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man, 1980
Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system, 1990
Johnny Carson retires from The Tonight Show after 30 years, 1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations, 1992
A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, 2002
Sarah West, a British naval officer Commander is appointed commander of HMS Portland, the Royal Navy frigate; she is the first female officer to take command of a major British warship, 2012