Friday, May 28, 2010

Midnight Chef

#2 Son, a/k/a The Midnight Chef, has struck again.

I came down this morning to the smell of spices, batter in every nook and cranny of the sink faucets, the mini loaf pan put away greasy, and all of the batter crusted implements stuffed into the dishwasher, even the ones that don't fit without blocking the sprayer arms.

At least he tried.

My kitchen also smells wonderful. Now I need to put nutmeg on my grocery list.

Home baked banana bread, anyone?

Today is

Amnesty International Day

Day of Pin-Hiding and Button-Losing -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of Zerowork

National Day, Azerbaijan

National Hamburger Day

Sierra Club Day

Slugs Return From Capistrano Day

St. Bernard of Montjoux's Day (patron of mountain climbers, skiers)

Whale Day

Birthdays Today:

Joseph Cross, 1986
Jesse Bradford, 1979
Sicily Yoder, 1969
Kylie Minogue, 1968
Glen Rice, 1967
John Fogerty, 1945
Rudolph Guiliani, 1944
Gladys Knight, 1944
The Dionne Quintuplets, 1934
Carroll Baker, 1931
Ian Fleming, 1908
Jim Thorpe, 1888

Today in History:

A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse;this leads to a truce and becomes one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated, BC585
James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI and a Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England is signed (peace lasted ten years), 1503
The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel (it will takes until May 30 for all of the ships to leave port), 1588
In the first engagement of the French and Indian War, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party, 1754
Big Ben is drawn on a carriage pulled by 16 horses from Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the Palace of Westminster, 1859
In the Russo-Japanese War, the Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1905
John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll, 1915
The US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers, 1923
The first all color talking picture, "On With the Show", is shown in NYC, 1929
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened, 1937
Neville Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister, 1937
The women of Greece are given the right to vote, 1952
Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations, 1993

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