Sunday, January 24, 2010

Silence of the Muses

My muse is very silent this morning as I get ready for church.

I do not know if Bug was adopted yesterday or not, as Margaret said she wanted to take Bug home with her if she did not adopt. Apparently, she believes, and probably rightly so, that her own foster Mishi can teach Bug better manners. Mishi loves to whip younger kittens into shape, it seems.

It would be nice of one of my adult cats would take on that role with all of the fosters we end up getting.

Meanwhile, we will be kittenless until the spring rush of bottle feeds begins.

Today is:

Alactis Fair, Aymara Indians, Bolivia (offerings to the god of prosperity)

Beer Can Appreciation Day (75th anniversary)

Compliment Day

Economic Liberation Day

Eskimo Pie Day

National Peanut Butter Day

Paul Pitcher Day (So called because it is the eve of the Celebration of St. Paul's Conversion on the road to Damascus. Cornish tin miners would traditionally set up a water pitcher in a public place and throw stones at it to destroy it. A replacement pitcher was then bought and filled with beer, which was drunk and replenished through the day. These miners were great inventors for reasons to celebrate, and they did this to rebel against the rule that only water was to be consumed during the work day.)

St. Babylas' Day

St. Francis de Sales' Day (patron of journalists, editors, writers; against deafness)

Tricknology Day (celebrating the clever tricks of a ruling class conspiracy)

Triodion begins -- Orthodox Christian

Birthdays Today:

Tatyana Ali, 1979
Mary Lou Retton, 1968
Nastassia Kinski, 1960
Jools Holland, 1958
Yakov Smirnoff, 1951
ohn Belushi, 1949
Warren Zevon, 1947
Neil Diamond, 1941
Aaron Neville, 1941
Maria Tallchief, 1925
Jerry Maren, 1920
Ernest Borgnine, 1917
Edith Wharton, 1862

Today in History:
Caligula, known for his cruel despotism, is assassinated and succeeded by his uncle Claudius, 41
Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders, 1639
The first Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland, 1656
Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga, 1776
The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia, 1857
The Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza, with Bucharest as the capital, 1862
General Baden-Powell's publication of Scouting for Boys starts the Boy Scouts movement, 1908
Jackie Robinson is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, 1962

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