Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I've heard it all before...

The hurrieder I go, the behinder I git. This, of course, keeps me always a day late and a dollar short.

Supposedly it is never too late to learn, but could you really teach this old dog any new tricks? Could even I learn not to leave everything until the eleventh hour, the last minute?

And while I agree that it is better late than never, I do not necessarily agree that it is better late than pregnant, which my friend Jody just found out that she is, unexpectedly yet very excitedly!

Seriously, my friend is expecting, and I'm very happy for her. Also, it is Cliche Day, so I took advantage of it. Go out there and use a few cliches today, without guilt.

Today is:

Cliche Day

Give Someone A Dollar Today Day

Housewife's Day

Independence Day, Andorra, Dominica, Micronesia

Isis Cult Feast -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Look for Circles Day

Meiji Setsu (Culture Day), Japan

National Sandwich Day

St. Hubert's Day (patron of hunters, mathematicians, foresters, furriers, makers of precision Instruments, Belgium; against dog bites, rabies)

St. Martin de Porres' Day (patron of hairdressers, persons of mixed race, public-health workers, race relations, TV in Peru)

St. Pirminius' Day (patron against snakebites. poisoning)

St. Winifred's Day

Birthdays Today:

Gemma Ward, 1987
Dolph Lundgren, 1959
Adam Ant, 1954
Kate Capshaw, 1953
Dennis Miller, 1953
Roseanne, 1952
Ken Berry, 1933
Michael Dukakis, 1933
Charles Bronson, 1921

Today in History:

Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina, 644
Charles VI expells all Jews from France, 1394
The English parliament accepts the Act of Supremacy, declaring Henry VIII to be the leader of the Church of England, 1534
Great Patent is granted to Plymouth Colony, 1620
A great panic occurs in Europe over the close approach of a comet, 1679
Spain acquires Louisiana, 1762
The Times of India, the world's most widely circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper, is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce, 1838
"Black Bart the Poet", stagecoach robber, commits his last robbery, leaving behind a clue that leads to his capture, 1883
J.H. Hunter patents a portable weighing scale, 1896
Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market, 1911


  1. Cliche Day, hunh? Well, I guess I'll take the bull by the horns and throw caution to the wind. After all, today is the first day of the rest of my life. May as well enjoy it since it's all we've got.

  2. Great use of cliches by you and Leah! Since it's Look for Circles day, I'll join in on that. Our home is named Circle of Love and we have lots & lots of circles!!!

  3. Oh shoot, I missed cliche day! Which is probably a good thing, because suddenly I can't think of an appropriate one--and normally I can't NOT think of cliche's when I'm trying to write something. Now that I need one, where'd they all go?


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