Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mulling it Over

Today's "holidays" are a mixed bag, as are most of them.

I guess we should drink mulled wine to help us mull over what would happen if our pets had thumbs.

Well, I have mulled it over in the past. I am convinced that we are the dominant species on the planet not because we are bigger, smarter, stronger, faster, better, or more interesting than any of the Lord's other creatures, but because we have thumbs so we can make the coffee.

I would hope, if they did have thumbs, that they would also at least have the sense to not make, much less celebrate, cold cuts.

Today is:

Aegir, Celtic Sea Festival

Bonza Bottler Day

Free Pass Day

Heart-Accelerating Sodium-Enriched Cold Cuts Day (no, thank you!)

Hina Matsuri, Japan (Dolls Festival)

I Want You to be Happy Day

If Pets Had Thumbs Day

Liberation Day, Bulgaria

National Anthem Day

National Mulled Wine Day

Peach Blossom Day

Stop Bad Service Day

St. Cunegund (patron of Luxembourg, Lithuania)

St. Guignole (patron against impotence, infertility)

St. Winnal's Day

Birthdays Today:

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 1962
Herschel Walker, 1962
Ira Glass, 1959
Doc Watson, 1923
Diana Barrymore, 1921
James Doohan, 1920
Jean Harlow, 1911
Alexander Graham Bell, 1847

Anniversaries Today:

Florida becomes the 27th US state, 1845

Today in History:

The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England, 1284
The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza, 1585
The first US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia, 1801
The US declares war on Algeria for taking US prisoners and demanding tribute, 1815
The Battle of Pelee Island takes place, Ontario, Canada, 1838
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group, opens, 1865
The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette, 1875
Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood becomes the first female attorney to argue before the US Supreme Court, 1879
Anne Sullivan arrives to begin teaching Helen Keller, 1887
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma, 1905
Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin, 1921
In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India, 1939


  1. Quite a mixed bag! I hope you are feeling good again and stay healthy. Spring can't get here soon enough for me!

  2. I'm a bit worried about If Pets had Thumbs day.
    Who the heck thinks up a day like that?


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