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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.
The wear and tear of years is coming home to roost. The other day, something really funny happened, and i told myself the lie, oh, i’ll remember that when it’s time to write up a post for Tuesday.
Actually, that’s also how i felt after leaving Dr. D’s house yesterday. We researched fire hose couplings regulations. May i suggest you would rather watch paint dry or grass grow.
Well, the way the grass grows around here, you probably could see it sprouting up.
At least watching grass grow wouldn’t leave my head spinning the way this did.
Lately i’ve found myself becoming more of a homebody. Once i get home, i only want to leave again for certain specific reasons.
That does about sum it up.
We are making a bit of headway on paying Kevin and Lenny for the car repair bills. That’s why, when on the way home yesterday upon hearing a horrible scraping noise in Lunceford the Land Yacht, i panicked. Full fledged oh-no-not-again-this-can’t-be-happening-we-can’t-afford-another-repair-bill panic.
Pulling off to the side of the road, i hit the hazard lights and got out to see what part had fallen off and was dragging the ground. My relief when i saw i had run over a stick and it was caught upright under the tire and was scraping the ground was so great that i laughed, pulled the stick out, and took perverse delight in throwing it into a nearby bush where it couldn’t do any more harm.
That doggone stick scared me out of years of growth that i can’t afford to lose!
If our cats knew how much we owe on things like car repairs:
Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!
Assyrian Martyrs Day -- various Assyrian communities
August Tuesday / Culturama -- St. Kitts and Nevis
Battle of Boyaca Day -- Colombia
Carnival Tuesday -- Antigua and Barbuda (Last Lap Jump Up)
Festival Tuesday/Horse Races -- British Virgin Islands
Harvest Holiday -- Slavic Pagan Calendar (reaping ceases for a few hours in honor of Volos' beard; bread is eaten and offerings given to Mother Earth and Volos for a bountiful harvest)
Hot August Nights -- Reno, NV, US (celebrate cars and music of the 50's and 60's at the largest classic car and nostalgia event in the United States; through Sunday)
Independence Day / National Day -- Cote d'Ivoire(1960)
National Lighthouse Day -- US (American Lighthouse Foundation)
National Night Out -- US (sponsored by National Association of Town Watch, to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness)
National Raspberries in Cream Day
Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, and especially the kind no one can open without a machete, what's with that!
Purple Heart Day -- US (originally instituted this day in 1782 by George Washington)
Say "Cheese" Day -- begun by ecard companies looking for something to celebrate; in my family, we do not say "Cheese", we say "Chicken Lips!" Try it some time when walking past tourists who are trying to get a good photo, and watch them smile genuine smiles and come up with a good picture.
Sea Serpent Day -- no one knows why today, just enjoy
Smartest Leprechaun Eisteddfod -- Fairy Calendar
St. Albert of Trapani's Day (Patron of Carmelite schools; Messina, Italy; Trapani, Italy)
St. Cajetan's Day (Patron of job seekers and the unemployed)
Take Last Winter's Snowballs Out of the Freezer and Have a Fight Day -- in the northern hemisphere, it's certainly hot enough; in the southern, if you have some snow, make your snowballs and store them for January
Charlize Theron, 1975
Harold Parrineau, 1963
DeLane Matthews, 1961
David Duchovny, 1960
Alberto Salazar, 1957
John Glover, 1944
Garrison Keillor, 1942
B.J. Thomas, 1942
Abebe Bikila, 1932
"The Amazing" James Randi, 1928
Carl "Alfalfa" Switser, 1927
Stan Freberg, 1926
Ralph Johnson Bunche, 1903
Rudolf C. Ising, 1903
William Boyd McKechnie, 1886
Billie Burke, 1884
Mata Hari, 1876
Nathanael Greene, 1742
Today in History:
Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon, following the death of Alexander the Great, BC322
Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence, 1420
Coup again the Tianshun Emperor by the Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin, 1461
Francis Drake's fleet returns to Plymouth, 1573
The first documented performance of Macbeth, at the Great Hall at Hampton Court, 1606
Sieur de La Salle's brigantine Le Griffon becomes the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes, 1679
Cherokee Indians take Ft. Loudon, Tennessee, 1760
George Washington creates the Order of the Purple Heart, 1782
Simon Bolivar triumphs over the Spanish at the Battle of Boyaca, 1819
The long simmering tension between the Hatfields and the McCoys on the Kentucky/West Virginia border erupts into full scale violence on election day, 1882
The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York, 1927
IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I), 1944
Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America, 1947
Explorer 6 transmits the first TV photo of Earth from space, 1959
The "artistic crime of the century" occurs when Philippe Petit of France, after months of planning and smuggling in materials, makes an illegal tightrope walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, 1974
Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars, 1976
The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication, 1981
Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts, 1985
Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run, 2007
Australia's Sally Pearson sets a new Olympic record when she wins the 100 metres hurdles in 12.35 seconds at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012