Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday was slow, and cooler than Friday.

Our electrician friend will be back on Monday or Tuesday to do a better repair than just the patch on the wire. Meanwhile, the A/C is held together with the wrong lug and electrical tape. Figures that would happen in my house.

In other news (insert sarcastic grimace here), I updated my Deathswitch. Nothing like writing final goodbye letters ahead of time to get you thinking. Still, it is something that has to be done.

Today is

Bowdler's Day

Buffalo Bill Day

Feast of Theano, Philosopher, Mathmatician, wife of Pythagoras, patron of vegetarianism

Independence Day -- Mongolia

National Blueberry Muffin Day

National Cheer Up The Lonely Day

St Benedict Day - Catholic Christian (patron of Europe, architects, the dying, farm workers, monks, spelunkers, servants who break things; against gallstones, poison, witchcraft)

St. Pius I's Day

Swimming Pool Day

World Population Day

Birthdays Today:

David Henrie, 1989
Marie Sernehold, 1983
Lisa Rinna, 1963
Richie Sambora, 1959
Suzanne Vega, 1959
Mark Lester, 1958
Leon Spinks, 1953
Giorgio Armani, 1934
Tab Hunter, 1931
Yul Brynner, 1920
E.B. White, 1899
John Quincy Adams, 1767

Today in History

Admiral Zheng He sets sail on his first exploratory expedition for the Ming Dynasty, 1405
Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec, 1616
Jews are expelled from Little Russia, 1740
Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire, 1750
Captain James Cook begins his third voyage, 1776
Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille, 1789
French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery (he discovered 36 over the next 27 years, more than any other person), 1801
Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel, 1804
Waterloo railway station in London opens, 1848
Tijuana, Mexico, is formally founded, 1889
The Lumière brothers demonstrate film technology to scientists, 1895
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, 1960
The first U.S. space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean, 1979
Full diplomatic relations are established between the United States and Vietnam, 1995

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