Thursday, April 1, 2010

National Humor Month

It seems fitting to begin National Humor Month with April Fool's Day. Laughter is good medicine, after all.

Here's one humorous experience to start the month. True story, too. Last night.

Nothing kills a "good mood" like a kid banging on the bedroom door to yell, "#2 Son stopped up the toilet again!"

Every day an adventure.

Most likely the kids will try to prank each other off and on throughout the day.

In other news, Tim Burton has announced that he and Johnny Depp are teaming up to make a Mr. Rogers movie. If you believe that, you've forgotten already what day it is. (They are actually announcing stuff like this on the news, so be on the lookout today.)


The kittens are sneezy, cranky, and their faces are dirty no matter how often I clean them. It's like having 4 runny nosed toddlers. Forrest is eating a little more, and the others have only slowed down slightly. They need to get over this soon, as there is no way for me to take any other kittens who need help until they do. We are considered quarantined until they are well so that we don't end up spreading it.


Today is

April Fool's Day a/k/a Huntingowk Day or Gowkie Day in Scotland, because an April Fool is called a "gowk"; in England it is All Fools Day or April Noddy Day, as an April fool is a "noddy"

Boomer Bonus Days

Day of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Fortuna Virilis -- Ancient Roman Calendar (women's festival to Venus, seeking good relationships with men)

International Fun at Work Day

International Tatting Day

Loki's Day -- Norse Calendar

Maundy Thursday -- Christian

National Day, San Marino

National Fun Day

National Sourdough Bread Day

One Cent Day

Poetry and The Creative Mind Day

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, between Seattle and Vancouver, Washington;
through the 30th

St. Melito's Day

St. Stupid Day (First Church of the Last Laugh)

U.S. Air Force Academy Day

Youth Day, Benin


Birthdays Today:

Randy Orton, 1980
Susan Boyle, 1961
Ali MacGraw, 1938
Gordon Jump, 1932
Debbie Reynolds, 1932
Anne McCaffrey, 1926
Toshiro Mifune, 1920
Abraham Maslow, 1908
Clara "Mother" Hale, 1905
Lon Chaney, 1883
Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1873
Otto von Bismarck, 1815
William Harvey, 1578
Emperor Go-Saga of Japan, 1220


Today in History:

The ruins of the city of Pompeii are found, 1748
Japan's volcano Unsen erupts, killing about 53,000, 1793
Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine, 1826
Cincinnati becomes the first US city to pay firefighters, 1853
Singapore, Penang & Malakka become British crown colonies, 1867
The London-Paris telephone connection is opened, 1891
The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois, 1891
The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, 1918
The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed, 1924
Generalisimo Frederico Franco announces the end of the Spanish Civil War, 1939
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes Hawai'i, killing 159, 1946
The twenty-six counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland, 1949
The Canadian government repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years, 1949
Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories, 1999
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak form Apple Computer, 1976

1 comment:

  1. I'm hoping that all the kittens improve quickly. I wish you and your family a lovely Easter weekend. May God bless.

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