Sunday, November 8, 2009

Shoulda stood in bed

Ah, sweet Sunday. Day of rest. Day of spiritual renewal. Day of --

Ah, who am I trying to fool?

Day of Yikes I have to get the laundry started because I hate to do laundry on Sunday but it's supposed to rain tomorrow so I have to get this done today so I can get it on the line and then we have to be at church early this morning because I'm teaching Sunday school and Sweetie needs gas in the big van so he can get to work each day this week and I still can't get the kittens to eat their food and the big cats to leave the kitten food alone so I have to keep watching what the cats are eating while helping Little Girl get her hair brushed and what in the world am I going to feed brother-in-law, The Mouth, when he comes for dinner tonight and...

Sometimes I wonder if I should have stuck to goldfish. Then I read how much trouble the tanks are, and cleaning, and different kinds of goldfish need different size tanks and filters because some of them have laid back personalities and don't swim around as much and some zoom around and are a different breed and need different stuff and...

Who knew that much about goldfish? I sure didn't.

Never mind.

As Bugs Bunny said when he woke up in some sort of predicament once, "Some days I get the feeling I shoulda stood in bed."

Today is:

Circle K International Service Day

Cooking Something Bold & Pungent Day

Dunce Day

Feast of Pamphleteers

Feast of the Four Crowned Martyrs (patrons of stonemasons, Freemasons)

Gwynn ap Nudd (Celtic lord of faerie kingdom)

Merchant Sailing Ship Preservation Day

National Parents as Teachers Day

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

St. Claude's Day (patron of sculptors)

Saints, Doctors, Missionaries, and Martyr's Day (Church of England)

Tragedy Day

Tree Festival, Tunisia

Wish-Granting Championship -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversaries Today:

Opening of the Louvre, 1793
Mount Holyoke Seminary for Women is founded, 1837 (considered by many to be the first true college for women in the US)
Montana becomes 44th US State, 1889

Birthdays Today:

Masashi Kishimoto, 1974
Parker Posey, 1968
Leif Garrett, 1961
Mary Hart, 1951
Bonnie Raitt, 1949
Morley Safer, 1931
Patti Page, 1927
Esther Rolle, 1920
Margaret Mitchell, 1900
Milton Bradley, 1836

Today in History:

Emperor Theodosius declares Christianity to be the state religion, 392
Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence, Italy, 1494
First meeting of Montezuma and Hernando Cortez in Mexico, 1519
The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public, 1602
Benjamin Franklin opens the first US library, in Philadelphia, PA, 1731
Elijah Craig, of Bourbon, Kentucky, US, first distills Bourbon whiskey from corn, 1789
Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater, 1880
Wilhelm Roentgen of Germany discovers X-rays, 1895
The New Testament Gospels are translated into Demotic Greek (as opposed to the Koine Greek of ancient texts), resulting in bloody clashes in Athens, 1901
The first Washington state elections in which women could vote take place, 1910

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