Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A year!

As of tomorrow, I will have been blogging a full calendar year.

It's been fun, and irritating, and just a bit strange.

I'm not sure where it will go after this, maybe I'll just keep on as I've begun until I get sick of it. Maybe I'll do some things different.

Then again, as long as it's not broke, I don't want to bother fixing it.

Unlike the van, which will probably have to be fixed, to the tune of several hundred in spite of the warranty.

Today is

Army Day, Guatemala

Crab Races -- Fairy Calendar (pixies, Elves, and some fairies)

First Martyrs of the Church of Rome Day

Flag Day, Portugal, Tanzania

Independence Day, Congo, Zaire

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day

Meteor Day

National Corvette Day

National Ice Cream Soda Day

St. Theobald of Provin's day (patron of charcoal burners)

Birthdays Today:

Michael Phelps, 1985
Fantasia Barrino, 1984
Ralf Schumacher, 1975
Leonard Whiting, 1950
Harry Blackstone, Jr., 1934
Susan Hayward, 1919
Lena Horne, 1917

Today in History:

Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland, 1294
The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan, 1520
Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery, Ohio, 1794
French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope, 1859
The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place, 1860
The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal; it arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4, 1886
Albert Einstein publishes the article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", in which he introduces special relativity, 1905
The Tunguska event, probably caused by a meteor or comet fragment, occurs in remote Siberia, 1908
The Regina Cyclone hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28; it remains Canada's deadliest tornado event, 1912
Congo gains independence from Belgium, 1960
The first leap second is added to the UTC time system, 1972
The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie, 1987
East Germany and West Germany merge their economies, 1990
The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China, 1997


  1. Congratulations on your First Blogiversary.
    I say keep 'em coming, but I note you didn't ask.

  2. Happy Anniversary!

    I second Leah, more is good, but only if you are having more fun than irritation. Sorry about the van :(

  3. Congrats on one year of blogging. Sorry to hear about your car woes.

  4. Thanks, All. I'm enjoying myself, so I might as well keep going.


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