Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another death. The dishwasher.

It is now just a huge dish drying rack. I have a system set up for hand washing. Sweetie is ecstatic, this is how he was raised. When he asked his mom when she was going to get a dishwasher, she answered that she had 3, and pointed to the kids. I fuss at him for wasting water rinsing dishes, and now he has to rinse before putting them in the soapy side of the sink. He loves that, gets very upset about just scraping plates, not rinsing them.

Also, we have finalized Thanksgiving plans. Part of the family will go to my parents on Wednesday, the others will follow on Thursday. This is so we will have space in the vehicles, as my van has a seat that got laid down and won't come back up again. It is also so that the younger kids and I can go straight to the shelter, and #1 Son and Sweetie can go straight home.

We will bring the pumpkin pie and the cornbread dressing.

Today is:

Eat A Cranberry Day

Feast of Qawl -- Baha'i

Jukebox Day

Kinro Kansha no Hi -- Japan (Labour Day Thanksgiving)

National Cashew Day

Opera Day

Repudiation Day -- Maryland, US

Rudolf Maister Day -- Slovenia

St. Clement's Day (invented felt; patron of blacksmiths, hatters, stonecutters, tanners)

St. Columban's Day (patron against depression, floods)

St. Felicity's Day

Birthdays Today:

Miley Cyrus, 1992
Salli Richardson, 1967
Bruce Hornsby, 1954
Johnny Mandel, 1925
Harpo Marx, 1888
Boris Karloff, 1887
Billy the Kidd (William H. Bonney), 1859
Franklin Pierce, 1804

Today in History:

Thespis of Icaria becomes the first actor to portray a character onstage, BC534
Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III, 800
Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile. 1248
Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published, 1644
People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax, 1765
Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine, 1835
Patent granted for a process of making color photographs, 1863
The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, 1889
King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir, 1890
Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler," to connect railroad cars, 1897
Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love, 1897
Enrico Caruso makes his US debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, NY in "Rigoletto", 1903
Wright Brothers forms million dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes, 1909
Life Magazine publishes its first issue, 1936
The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia, 1955
The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world's longest running science fiction drama, 1963
Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time, 1971
A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people, 1980
The first all woman expedition to the south pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek, 1990
Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary, 2001


  1. Sounds like a plan. I sure hope it's a lovely day.

  2. The dishwasher would break right before Thanksgiving. It's like they know, somehow.

  3. Merry, it does know. That's why I don't tell the cars when we have a bit in savings.

  4. Oh, and I can't believe I hit post before I said thank you, Hilary!

    "Thank You!"


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