Thursday, June 3, 2010

Drowning in Paperwork

We had the joy yesterday of dealing with the "You don't have all of the right paperwork" people and the "This is not the right office to get that" folks.

If you want to employ anyone under the age of 18 here, you have to have permission from the school board, even if the child is homeschooled. The problem is that no one wants to take the responsibility of issuing the proper paperwork.

We had to go to 4 different places, and beg, and get told we had the wrong papers, and we finally found a lady who got angry that the buck had been passed and got us what we needed.

So, Bigger Girl will be taking care of horses for the local university's agriculture school.

Someday, the world is going to drown in paperwork.

Today is

Blessing of the Fleet Festival, Biloxi, Mississippi (through the 6th)

Broken Dolls Day, Japan

Chimborazo Day

Corpus Christi -- Roman Catholic Christian

Egg Day

Festival of Bellona -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of war)

Impersonate Authority Day (at your own risk!)

Jack Jouett Day, Virginia (the "Paul Revere" of his day, rode to warn Governor Thomas Jefferson that the British were coming, 1781)

National Chocolate Macaroon Day

National Running Day

Repeat Day (I said "Repeat Day")

St. Clotilde's Day

St. Kevin's Day (patron of Ireland)

Worst Day in the Fairy Year -- Fairy Calendar (must be nice to know when your worst day will be)

Anniversaries Today:

The Duke of Windsor marries Wallis Simpson, 1937

Birthdays Today:

Lalaine, 1987
Rafael Nadal, 1986
Anderson Cooper, 1967
Deniece Williams, 1951
Suzi Quatro, 1950
Curtis Mayfield, 1942
Colleen Dewhurst, 1926
Allen Ginsberg, 1926
Tony Curtis, 1925
Leo Gorcey, 1917
Josephine Baker, 1906
Dr. Charles Drew, 1904
Ransom E. Olds, 1864
Jefferson Davis, 1808

Today in History:

French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy, 1140
Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain, 1539
Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 1620
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo is founded in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 1770
President John Adams moves to Washington, D.C., to live in a tavern (the White House wasn't ready), 1800
In Humen, China, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kg of opium confiscated from British merchants, which prompts the First Opium War, 1839
In the last military engagement fought on Canadian soil Cree leader Big Bear escapes the North West Mounted Police, 1885
The poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner, 1888
The coast to coast Canadian Pacific Railway is completed, 1889
One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario, 1935
SkyDome is officially opened in Toronto, Ontario, 1989

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