Monday, January 11, 2010


There is no doubt in my mind that cold is my biggest demotivator.

The colder I get, and the longer this serious cold weather hangs on, the less I want to do anything. At this point I mean anything. I can barely make myself move some days, exercise is forced, and I am being swallowed by unfolded laundry.

The worst is that I want to stay in bed where it is warm. The bed, with the heating pad, is like a magnet that pulls at me all day long.

Sooner or later I have to break out of this and get more done.

Today is:

Art Deco Festival

Banana Boat Day

Burning of the Clavie, Burghead, Scotland

Carmentalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of the goddess of


Giant Day

Kagami-Biraki, Japan (opening and eating of the New Year's rice cakes)

International Thank You Day

Juturna -- Ancient Roman goddess of prophetic waters festival

Makra Sankrant, India (festival of longer days)

National Clean Off Your Desk Day

National Hot Toddy Day

Plough Monday (A day for having your plough blessed, or to begin working

the fields, the Monday after Epiphany.)

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

Unity Day, Nepal

Use More of Your Mind Day

Birthdays Today:

Kim Coles, 1962
Ben Crenshaw, 1952
Naomi Judd, 1946
Jean Chretien, 1934
Rod Taylor, 1930
Grant Tinker, 1926
Alexander Hamilton, 1755

Today in History:

The first recorded lottery in England is drawn in St. Paul's Cathedral, 1569
Isaac Newton is elected a member of the Royal Society, 1642
Mt. Etna erupts, 1693
William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, the moons of Uranus, 1787
An earthquake in Martinique destroys half of Port Royal and results in about 700 deaths, 1839
Charring Cross Station opens in London, 1864
M. H. Cannon becomes the first woman state senator in the US, in Utah, 1897
The Hudson, the first sedan type automobile, goes on display at the 13th Auto Show in NYC, 1913
Amelia Earhard flies from Honolulu to Oakland, California, 1935
Frances Moulton is elected the first president of a US national bank, 1938
The first recorded snowfall in Los Angeles, California, 1949


  1. Don't suppose moving to Hawaii is in the cards?

    Ah well. Hope you find a way to stay warm and motivated!

  2. This might be a good time to try out that Bikram yoga :)

    To quote Wikipedia:
    "Bikram Yoga is ideally practiced in a room heated to 105°F..."


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