Sunday, October 24, 2010


Well, taken altogether, I think Sweetie had a good 28th anniversary of his 29th birthday.

The Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast, a haircut (as per boss's orders, he would grow it out if he could, long haired rocker at heart that he is), meeting with a friend.

Dinner was pulled pork, fried green tomatoes, fried apples'n'onions, potato salad, and a banana pudding for dessert.

He put some of the tomatoes on bread with ketchup and mayo and says it tastes just like a fried oyster poboy. Only in south Louisiana.

The kittens have the runs. Everywhere. I have cleaned the floor so often it should be spotless, but it isn't. There are too many of them, and they go in corners, so it sometimes takes a bit of finding. Not a treasure I like looking for, either.

#2 Son is now into zombie games. This one has something I never thought I would see. Stephen Hawking in a wheelchair decked out with machine guns, going after zombies.

We actually got our mail before 7pm today, for the first time in over a week. Not that it makes a difference, it is still all junk and bills. Yuck.

Today is:

Feast of Good & Plenty

Independence Day -- Zambia

Lilith's Day -- Ancient Mesopotamian Calendar (Lilith, legendary first wife of Adam, mother of the giants)

National Bologna Day

St. Anthony Claret's Day

St. Raphael the Archangel's Day (patron of health inspectors, druggists, happy meetings, leaving home, travelers; against blindness) -- Traditional date

Suez Victory Day -- Egypt

Take Back Your Time Day -- Canada; U.S.

United Nations Day

World Development Information Day

Birthdays Today:

Kevin Kline, 1947
F. Murray Abraham, 1939
David Nelson, 1936
J. P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, 1930
Y. A. Tittle, 1926
Moss Hart, 1904
Alexandra David-Neel, 1868 (first female foreigner to explore Tibet)
Sarah Joseph Hale, 1788 (author of "Mary had a little lamb")
Antony van Leeuwenhoek, 1632
Domitian, Roman Emperor, 51

Today in History:

Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated, 1260
The Treaty of Westphalia ends the 30 Years War, recognized the independence of Switzerland, and marks the end of the Holy Roman Empire, 1648
Felix Mendelssohn, age 9, performs his first public concert in Berlin, 1818
The match is patented, by A. Phillips, 1836
The first US transcontinental telegram is sent, from San Francisco to Washington, DC, ending the need for the Pony Express after only 2 years, 1861
Levi P. Morton, US ambassador to France, drives the first rivet for the Statue of Liberty, 1881
Dr. Robert Koch discovers the germ that causes tuberculosis, 1882
Anna Taylor becomes the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, 1901
The first NYC subway opens, 1904
Harry Houdini's last performance, 1926
"Black Thursday", the start of the stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%, 1929
Al Capone is sentenced for tax evasion, 1931
The George Washington Bridge, connecting NY to NJ, opens, 1931
US forbids child labor in factories, 1938
The United Nations Charter is signed by the first member nations, 1945
Eisenhower pledges US support to South Vietnam, 1954
Government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union, 1980
Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission, 1998
The Concorde makes its last commercial flight, 2003
Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act, 2006
"Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices, 2008

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