Monday, October 18, 2010

Reminiscing

Sweetie and The Mouth met up with an old friend from college one night.

She was in town from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and wanted to get together to talk about old times.

They went out for dinner and coffee with another friend of hers she had brought along. Apparently a good time was had by all, going over the news of everyone they knew about, where everyone is now.

It's amazing what can happen over 20 years or so. Everyone moves, and changes. We don't think we change, but we do. Then we meet up with old friends, and realize time doesn't stand still.

I'm not sure what has me all minor musicky right now. Thinking about all the water under the bridge, people I haven't heard from in years, kittens I've raised now all grown up and then some.

So little is permanent. Most things that are supposed to be are a disappointment, like permanent press that just isn't.

I guess I just want the world to slow down a bit so I can catch up.


Today is:

Alaska Day

Boost Your Brain Day

International Credit Union Day

King Look Under Your Mattress's Unique Hiding Display -- Fairy Calendar
(Finally! Proof, on the internet, that you do, indeed, need to look under the matress!)

Long Distance Day

National Chocolate Cupcake Day

Nike Awareness Day (I hope they are talking the Greek Winged Victory Nike here!)

No Beard Day

Pandrosus -- Ancient Greek Calendar (all-refreshing goddess)

Persons Day, Canada (Marking the ruling that women are persons in 1929.)

St. Luke's Day (patron of doctors, painters, glassmakers, artists, butchers, notaries, sculptors)

Watch a Squirrel Day

World Menopause Day


Anniversaries Today:

University of Heidelberg opens, 1386


Birthdays Today:

Wynton Marsalis, 1961
Erin Moran, 1960
Jean-Claude Van Damme, 1960
Martina Navratilova, 1956
Pam Dawber, 1951
Laura Nyro, 1947
Mike Ditka, 1939
Dawn Wells, 1938
Peter Boyle, 1935
George C. Scott, 1927
Chuck Berry, 1926
Melina Mercouri, 1923
Jesse Helms, 1921
Anita O'Day, 1919
Lotte Lenya, 1900


Today in History:

Caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah destroys the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, 1009
Battle of Assadun (Ashingdon), Danes defeat Saxons, 1016
Basel, Switzerland is destroyed by the Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, 1356
Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts in feudal Japan, 1561
The shoemakers of Boston form the first labor organization in the Colonies/US, 1648
The Mason/Dixon line is agreed upon, 1767
Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London, 1851
The US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia, for $7.2 million, 1867
Edison makes electricity available for household use, 1878
John Owen becomes the first foramlly timed person to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds, 1890
United States takes possession of Puerto Rico, 1898
The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded, 1922
The Grand Ole Opry opens in Nashville, Tennessee, 1925
Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio, 1954
The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet, 1967
Azerbaijan becomes independent from the USSR, 1991

1 comment:

  1. The world doesn't tend to take the "slow down" request very well. Sometimes it's better if we just slow down our own selves.

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