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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’s Happy Tuesday at Comedy Plus.
Tales from Dr. D.
"Today, I need you to run some errands. But first, let's get the dishes done. No, wait, before the dishes, one of the cats chucked up over here."
Since i'd already seen the spot on the floor and taken care of it, i headed over to the sink.
"Wait, first let's talk about errands. No, never mind, do the dishes. Hold on, I have to show you where I've moved some of them to so you can know where to put them away. Oh, and I already have some garbage outside, better go get that in the can before some loose dog comes around and tears it up."
After dealing with the garbage, i head for the dishes.
"Hold on, first could you vacuum this rug, it's so filthy it's making me crazy, I can't stand it any more."
After dealing with the rug, and then the dishes (while she was on the heating pad and couldn't stop me), "Okay, I need for you to run errands, here's the list."
Getting things together to leave, she says, "Wait, first we have to do the filing so I can pay a bill for you to drop in the mail. Where's the checkbook? I just had it, I know it's in here."
The checkbook was in the other room.
It took almost two hours of back and forth to get out for the errands. Then i got sent on errands two more times because, of course, there's always something else.
What in the world is fractionated coconut oil, and why did she need it so desperately? Why did i have to search at four different places, only to be told the only place that had it was the health food store? What is the difference between that and the coconut oil she already had in the cabinet? The world may never know.
Anyway, the house is clean (including the mopped floors, and all of the dishes, which she managed to re-dirty twice while i was there), the garbage and recycling got put to the curb, and she has her coconut oil, fractionated the way she wanted it.
The most fractionated thing of the day was me!
Adonia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (date approximate, but always in July, a ritual to honor Adonis)
Distressed Elves' Creditors' Day -- Fairy Calendar
Flag & Anthem Day -- Curacao
Freedom From Fear of Public Speaking Day -- as proposed by Beverly Beuermann-King, because you don't want to blow it when your big opportunity comes because you are afraid to speak out!
I Forgot Day (the day to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or other special days that you forgot during the first half of the year)
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod -- Eisteddfod Field, Llangollen, Benbigshire, North Wales, UK (Six days of the best music and folk dance, and all the world in one place; through Sunday)
National Anisette Day
Palio di Provenzano -- Siena, Italy (horse race and pageant, named after the Madonna di Provenzano, whose church is in Siena)
Rebildfesten/Rebild Festival/American Independence Day Celebration -- Aalborg, Denmark (the town dresses in red, white and blue, celebrating with BBQ, American beer, and more; through the 4th)
Remember to Feed the Hummingbirds Day -- internet reminder to be nice to these beautiful creatures
Sata-Hame Soi Accordion Festival -- Ikaalinen, Finland (one of the worlds biggest and best accordion festivals; through Sunday)
St. Swithin's Day (Patron against drought; of Stavenger, England; Winchester, England)
Try to Find Your Slinky Day -- the weird holiday of the day!
Unity Day -- Zambia
Violin Lovers' Day
World UFO Day -- unfortunately, a real day observed by many around the world (on the "anniversary" of the UFO crash in Roswell, if such a thing even happened, which i doubt*)
*i believe that if there's life elsewhere, it shows its intelligence by staying away from us!
Prince Albert of Belgium marries Paola Ruffo di Calabria, 1959
Lindsay Lohan, 1986
Ashley Tisdale, 1985
Johnny Weir, 1984
Jose, Jr., and Ozzie Canseco, 1964
Jimmy McNichol, 1961
Ron Silver, 1946
Vicente Fox Quesada, 1942
Richard Petty, 1937
Polly Holiday, 1937
Dave Thomas, 1932
Medgar Evers, 1925
Dan Rowan, 1922
Ken Curtis, 1916
Thurgood Marshall, 1908
Jean René Lacoste, 1904
Hermann Hesse, 1877
Thomas Cranmer, 1489
"The Andy Williams Show"(TV), 1957
"The Lawrence Welk Show"(TV), 1955
"Finlandia"(Sibelius' Op. 26), 1900
Today in History:
Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine, 1698
Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery, 1777
Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19, 1881
Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinque take over the slave ship Amistad, 1893
Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi obtains patent for radio in London, 1897
The first zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany, 1900
Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight 1937
The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas, 1962
North and South Vietnam, divided since 1954, reunite to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 1976
The AbioCor self contained artificial heart is first implanted, 2001
Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon, 2002
Planetoid Pluto's fourth and fifth moons officially receive the names Kerberos and Styx from the International Astronomical Union, 2013
British Petroleum agrees to compensate the US government and states bordering the Gulf of Mexico $18.7 billion for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, 2015
British divers discover 12 boys and their coach alive in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped for 9 days by monsoon flooding, 2018