Sunday, August 22, 2010

Personal Assistant

Bigger Girl got an offer from a friend of mine to become her personal assistant a few hours a week.

This is a woman with several children, some of them grown and gone, some still in grade school. She is also in school, majoring in disaster management. She volunteers for the Red Cross, is her church's part time secretary, coordinates disaster management for her church, and may be getting a full time job with the diocese soon.

She needs an assistant, all right. She wants Bigger Girl to come with her a few hours a week, see what she is doing, and train her to help. She especially wants her to brainstorm ways to address issues of how to care for pets during disasters and evacuations.

Bigger Girl can't wait.

Today is:

America's Cup Day

Be an Angel Day

Feast of the Queenship of Mary

Hoodie Hoo Day, Southern Hemisphere

Hug Your Boss Day (Be careful with this one!)

Immaculate Heart of Mary Festival

National Pecan Torte Day

National Tooth Fairy Day

Rumpleskunkskin's Wedding (Goblin celebration)

St. Symphorian's Day

Tunamint, Natural Chimneys, VA

Birthdays Today:

Cindy Williams, 1947
Valerie Harper, 1940
Carl Yastrzemski, 1939
Norman Schwarzkopf, 1934
Ray Bradbury, 1920
John Lee Hooker, 1917
Dorothy Parker, 1893
Claude Debussy, 1862
Samuel Pierpont Langley, 1834
Virginia Clemm Poe, 1822

Today in History:

St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, 565
The Battle of Bosworth Field, in which King Richard III is killed and his forces defeated by Henry VII, 1485
Madras, India (now called Chennai) is founded by the British East India company on land purchased from the local Nayak rulers, 1639
Jacob Barsimon, the first Jewish immigrant to what would become US territory, arrives in New Amsterdam/Manhattan, 1654
The Newport, RI newspaper, Mercury, becomes the first in the US to hire a female editor, Ann Franklin, 1762
Austria laundches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice, thus staging the first air raid in history, 1849
Gold discovered in Australia, 1851
William Shepphard patents the first liquid soap, 1885
Founding of the Cadillac Motor Company, 1901
President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US chief executive to ride in an automobile, 1902
The first Victor Victrola is manufactured, 1906
The Mona Lisa is stolen, 1911 (recovered 2 years later)
Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis, 1950
The first ring of Neptune is discovered, 1989
The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day, 2007

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