Sunday, April 11, 2010

I am bottle feeding a kitten with one hand, typing with the other, which makes for some slow work.

They absolutely refuse to try to lick the formula, even from my fingers, which is the first step in getting them to drink from a bowl. They don't realize they would get fed faster if they didn't have to wait for each other to finish sucking.

In other news, #1 Son went camping! I'm used to #2 Son wanting to be outdoors day and night in all weather. I thought #1 Son was more like my mom, Miss Prissy, who thinks roughing it is a hotel with no room service.

In honor of national humor month:

DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas , and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs." The rancher says, "Okay , but do not go in that field over there," as he points out the location.
The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, " Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me." Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removes his badge and proudly displays it to the rancher. "See this badge? This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish.... On any land. No questions asked or answers given. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand? "
The rancher nods politely, apologizes, and goes about his chores.
A short time later, the old rancher hears loud screams and sees the DEA officer running for his life chased by the rancher's big Santa Gertrudis bull......

With every step the bull is gaining ground on the officer, and it seems likely that he'll get gored before he reaches safety. The officer is clearly terrified. The rancher throws down his tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs.....
" Your badge. Show him your BADGE ! "

Today is

Barbershop Quartet Day

Birthday of Ch'ang Lao, China (to honor the elderly)

Dandelion Day

Eight Track Tape Day - do you remember those?

Festival of Unmeditated Play

Holocaust Day, Israel

International "Louie Louie" Day

National Cheese Fondue Day

National Submarine Day

Schmeckfest, German Food Festival

St. Stanislaus' Day (patron of Poland)

World Parkinson's Disease Day

Yom HaSho'ah -- Jewish

Birthdays Today:

Joss Stone, 1987
Vincent Gallo, 1961
Meshach Taylor, 1947
Louise Lasser, 1939
Joel Grey, 1932
Ethel Kennedy, 1928
Oleg Cassini, 1913

Today in History:

William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain, 1689
The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place, 1775
President Abraham Lincoln makes his last public speech, urging a spirit of concilliation during reconstruction, 1865
The Shogunate is abolished in Japan, 1868
Ellis Island is designated as an immigration station, 1890
Spain cedes Puerto Rico to the United States, 1899
Albert Einstein announces his Special Theory of Relativity, 1905
The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found in Arbroath Abbey where Scottish nationalist students had taken it from Westminster Abbey, 1951
Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule, 1957
The Apple I is created, 1976

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