Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gimme A Break

It has been a time of breaking. Sweetie has spilled his glass three times as he worked in his music room, and he got upset and lost his grip on the lid of the wooden trash can. The lid, very prettily painted, is now in two pieces.

Some days are just like that. He also had to come back in 5 times before he could leave for work. It started out as one of those days, and continued in fine form.

He also had some trouble at work, his phone didn't want to let him pick up any calls, and his favorite pair of khaki pants, well, the button fell off.

Twice he has almost kicked over the bowl of kitten formula in just the past fifteen minutes.

There are some days that just make you want a break. But not anything broken, thankyouverymuch.

Today is:

Chaos Never Dies Day (just look in my closets if you want proof)

Couch Beachcombing Day (Also called sofa diving, you will be amazed what you will find!)

Dia de los Natitas -- Bolivia (Day of the Skulls)

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Go To An Art Museum Today Day

Independence Day -- Cambodia

Inventor's Day -- Germany; Austria; Switzerland

Lord Mayor's Day -- London, England (traditional date)

Loy Krathong -- Thailand (Feast of Lights to appease the water spirits, dedicated to Mae Kongkha, Goddess of Rivers.)

National Kids Goal Setting Week -- through the 12th

National Scrapple Day

Night of Nicnevin (Gyre-Carling), Daughter of Frenzy, Banshee -- Scots Pagan

Schicksalstag -- Germany (Fateful Day)

St. Leo's Day

Tree Festival Day, Tunisia (equivalent to Arbor Day)

Wish-Granting Championship (Leprechaun) -- Fairy Calendar

World Freedom Day -- US

Birthdays Today:

Chris Hericho, 1970
Lou Ferrigno, 1951
Tom Fogerty, 1941
Mary Travers, 1936
Carl Sagan, 1934
Spiro Agnew, 1918
Hedy Lamarr, 1913
James William Fullbright, 1905
Ed Wynn, 1886

Today in History:

Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery, 694
The Family de' Medici were expelled from Florence, 1494
Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1620
Hungarian parliament promises Protestants freedom of religion, 1681
The Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue in Jerusalem is set afire by Arabs, 1720
Napoleon becomes dictator of France, 1799
The first US pharmacy college begins classes in Philadelphia, 1821
The NY Symphony Orchestra holds its first public performance, 1858
The first documented Canadian football game is held, at the University of Toronto, 1861
Ulyses Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him, 1862
The Great Boston Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings, 1872
Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US president to visit other countries during his tenure, visiting Puerto Rico and Panama, 1906
The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people, 1913
Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect, 1921
Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965
First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published, 1967
Garry Kasparov 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion, 1985
The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered, 1994
The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 2005


The Merry said...

This might not be the best day for you to buy a Lotto ticket. Just a thought.

Cat said...

Yes, um. Well, get a plastic mug, heat the water, just to warm in the microwave, possibly, and make tea. Take a break, don't break... Eeep.

Hey, how do I get into the wish granting championship? I bet I could give 'em a half dozen good ones, easy!


messymimi said...

Merry, we don't play the lottery, we can do math! LOL

Cat, I want to find out how to do that, also.