Saturday, January 30, 2010


I remember having mononucleosis in college. It was not fun.

Now, my Little Girl's best friend, the one she spends time with almost every day, has been diagnosed with it. We get to play the wait and see game, hoping she hasn't spread the joy.

As often as those kids forget which cup of water is their own and grab the first one they "think" was the right one, I figure it's a coin toss.

Meanwhile, Bigger Girl got an A for her science experiment at the school science fair. She experimented on her younger brother and sister, making them take a math test, then go 20 hours with no sleep, take the test again, then drink an energy drink, and take the test a 3rd time. All of this to show how caffeine affects concentration, sleepiness, attention, and problem solving ability.

Enjoy tonight's Full Wolf Moon, if it won't be cloudy where you are.

Today is:

Escape Day

Festival of Peace

Full Wolf Moon (So called because of the hungry wolves howling this time of year.)

Inane Answering Message Day

Mahayana New Year (Through Feb. 1) -- Buddhist

National Croissant Day

National Inane Answering Message Day

Paul Bunyan Sled Dog Races (30th and 31st)

Perigean Spring Tides

Puce and Ochre Day -- Fairy Calendar

St. Aldegund's Day (patron against cancer, childhood illness, fever, eye disease, sudden death, wounds)

St. Bathild's Day

Three Archbishops' Day

Tu B'shvat --Jewish

Yodel For Your Neighbors Day (Why? Do you hate your neighbors?)

Birthdays Today:

Brett Butler, 1958
Phil Collins, 1951
Steve Marriott, 1947
Marty Balin, 1942
Dick Cheney, 1941
Vanessa Redgrave, 1937
Boris spassky, 1937
Tammy Grimes, 1934
Louis Ruckeyser, 1933
Gene Hackman, 1930
Dorothy Malone, 1925
Dick Martin, 1922
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882
Thomas Rolfe, 1615 (Only child of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.)

Today in History:

The Jews of Freilsburg, Germany, are massacred, 1349
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, is ritually executed after having been dead for two years, 1661
Henry Greathead tests the first boat intended to be specialized as a lifeboat for rescue purposes, which he invented, on the River Tyne in England, 1790
The burned Library of Congress is reestablished, with Thomas Jefferson contributing much of his beloved violin collection, 1815
The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened, 1826
A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, 1841
The city of Yerba Buena is renamed San Francisco, for the nearby mission of the same name, 1847
William Wells Brown publishes the first Black drama, "Leap to Freedom," 1858
The US Navy's first ironclad warship, the Monitor, is launched, 1862
The pneumatic hammer is patented by Charles King of Detroit, 1894
The House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill, 1913
"The Lone Ranger" begins a 21 year run on ABC radio, 1933

1 comment:

  1. I managed to escape Mono growing up. I hope your little girl will be fine. Congrats to Older Girl for the A - that's fantastic. Wishing you all a blessed Sunday.


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