Thursday, December 9, 2010

Put on Notice

#2 Son is having a bonfire party on the night of the equinox, which is also the full moon, the 21st. There will be about 20 kids gathered around out there, making s'mores and drinking soda and generally being rambunctious teens.

They will need an extension cord, too, because they want to have their music out there as well, of course.

So I will be checking the fire extinguishers and making sure the hose is still hooked up and working.

Then, stepping into the hall this morning, I saw a sign hung from a ribbon crossing the back corner of the hall, blocking off Little Girl's door.

The note read: I have only had 6 hours sleep in the last two days, so anyone who wakes me up had better have a good reason!

Well, in both cases, I will consider myself as having been put on notice.


Today is:

Anna's Day -- Sweden and Finland (commemorates the conception of the Virgin Mary by St. Anne, celebration for all females named Anne or Anna, and the day to start the processing of the Christmas Eve lutefisk.)

Christmas Card Day (the first commercial card went on sale on this day in 1843)

Day of Remembrance for Egil Skallagrimsson -- Asatru religion (modern vikings)

End of Days of Reckoning -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of the Conception of the Most Holy Theotokos by St. Anne -- Orthodox Church

Home Made Gift Day

Independence Day -- Tanzania

International Anti-Corruption Day

National Heroes Day -- Antigua and Barbuda

National Pastry Day

St. Leocadia's Day

Weary Willie Day (Emmet Kelley, Sr.'s Birthday)

Yuri's Day in the Autumn -- Russian Orthodox Church


Birthdays Today:

David Kersh, 1970
Jakob Dylan, 1969
Kurt Angle, 1968
Felicity Huffman, 1962
Donny Osmond, 1957
John Malkovich, 1953
Dick Butkus, 1942
Beau Bridges, 1941
Judy Dench, 1934
Buck Henry, 1930
Dick Van Patten, 1928
Dina Merrill, 1925
Redd Foxx, 1922
Kirk Douglas, 1916
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909
Margaret Hamilton, 1902
Emmet Kelley, Sr., 1898
John Milton, 1608


Today in History:

The Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire, 536
New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster, 1793
The Republic of Texas captures San Antonio, Texas, 1835
The first Young Men's Christian Association in the Americas is founded, in Montreal, 1851
Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback becomes governor of Louisiana for 35 days, becoming the first black US governor, 1872
Levant Richardson patents the ball-bearing skate, 1884
Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department, 1888
The Norwegian parliament vote unanimously for female suffrage, 1903
The first broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV, 1960
Barbados joins the United Nations, 1966
NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco, 1968
The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations, 1971
The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, 1979

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