Saturday, August 28, 2010

Brother-in-Law, a/k/a The Mouth for how much tucker he can put away (he is a champion trencherman, I would say world class), has us busy. He is a Boy Scout troop leader, and has earned the highest honor an adult scout can receive, the Wood Badge.

So we spent Friday evening coloring his hair (as well as running the kids all over creation so they could go to the mall and the movies), and Saturday will be the day to make him some banana pudding to take to his ceremony, and then Sunday will be spent rushing to get to the doggone thing across town from our church service, which only lets out a few minutes before it starts.

Add the Angel Food pick up, getting cat food from the shelter for the foster feeding program, and all of the other "stuff" on the agenda, and I might be able to breathe by Monday, except that then I have to get the kids back to school and prepare for co-op, and no wonder I am tired.

The school year just started.

Today is

Crackers Over the Keyboard Day (Are we supposed to go crackers over our keyboard, or tempt fate by eating crackers over our keyboard?)

Dream Day

Festival of Neon Revolution

Green Corn Pow Wow -- Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

National Cheese Sacrifice Day (Now you know why you purchased the cheese for the sacrifice! To let it age properly before the actual sacrifice. Still doesn't answer why we sacrifice it, anyway, or to whom.)

National Cherry Turnover Day

Nativity of Nephthys -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of love)

Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day

St. Augustine of Hippo's Day (patron Saint of brewers and printers)

St. Hermes' Day

World Sauntering Day (So saunter somewhere.)

Birthdays Today

LeAnn Rimes, 1982
Jack Black, 1969
Jason Priestley, 1969
Shania Twain, 1965
Scott Hamilton, 1958
Ben Gazzara, 1930
Charles Boyer, 1899
Leo Tolstoy, 1828
Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1774
Johann von Goethe, 1749

Today in History

The Third Crusade begins with the seige of Acre, 1189
6,000 Jews are killed in Mainz, accused of being the cause of the plague, 1349
St. Augustine, FL, founded, making it the oldest continuously occupied European city and port in the US, 1565
Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay, 1609
The first locomotive in the US, the "Tom Thumb", runs from Baltimore to Ellicott's Mill, 1830
The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published, 1845
The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll, 1867
James E. Casey begins the United Parcel Service in Seattle, WA, 1907
WEAF in NYC airs the very first radio commercial, for Queensboro Realty, at a cost of $100 for ten minutes, 1922
Toyota Motors becomes an independent company, 1937
Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes, 1961
Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech; Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights, 1963
The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men; these will soon be recognized as symptoms of an immune disorder, which will be called AIDS, 1981
Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province, 1990
Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce, 1996

1 comment:

  1. World Sauntering Day had to be nominated by someone in the Ministry of Silly Walks... Right?

    And if I am going to sacrifice any cheese, I have a not so small cat that would gladly take offerings!



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