Sunday, April 10, 2011

All Around Nice

An all around nice weekend.

The pantry is organized. This means i now know how many cans of green beans i have, and how many cans of other stuff i do not have. There were only a couple of out of date things; those have been tossed. A few seldom to never used kitchen items have been boxed for donation.

Bigger Girl went to driving school. She took the 6 hour course, and passed with 100%. That means she should be easily able to pass the state written exam and get a learner's permit this week. By next school year, she should have her regular license and be able to drive herself, #2 Son, and Little Girl to school, saving me from doing it.

The four bigger kittens, Cinderheart, Maximus, 'Festus, and Willowshine, are all now as reliably potty trained as kittens ever are. After all, you must remember, they are little things, and while they do usually use the box after being trained, once in a while, when one is playing way over here, and the box is way over there, it's just too far for a little guy or gal to have to travel in order to go. That's especially true when you are very busy in the middle of a game of attack the clean sock in the laundry basket, pounce on the next passing foot, or grab the adult cat's tail.

For a nice finish, there is now a Cajun music program on for two full hours on both Saturday and Sunday evenings. Makes the weekends sound even better.

In honor of National Humor Month:

Sorry, i don't approve of political jokes -- i've seen too many of them get elected.

One day, Boudreaux had a sign in his yard that read "Boat for Sale."
Pierre came by and said, "Boudreaux ... tell me sometin ... why you got dat sign in dat yard dat say 'Boat for Sale'? Mais, you ain't got no boat!"
Boudreaux replied "Mais no I don't got no boat, but see my car over dare by dat sign?"
Pierre responded "Mais yeah I see dat car."
Boudreaux then said "And see my trailor over dare by dat sign?"
Pierre said "Mais yeah I see dat trailor."
Boudreaux said "Mais Pierre, dey boat for sale, wats de matter wid you!"

Today is

ASPCA Day/Humane Day

Baby Massage Day

Commodore Perry Day

Every Day is Earth Day

Feast of Bau -- Ancient Babylonian Calendar (date approximate, mother of Ea[Earth])

Feast of the Rivers and Seas -- Ancient Sumerian Calendar (date approximate)

Golfer's Day

National Cinnamon Crescent Day

National Love Our Children Day

National Siblings Day

Passion Sunday -- Christian
Care Sunday -- England

Sechselauten -- Switzerland (through tomorrow, an end of winter festival in which the Boog -Old Man Winter- in the form of a snowman is destroyed)

St. Fulbert's Day

St. Hedda's Day

Birthdays Today:

Haley Joel Osment, 1988
Mandy Moore, 1984
Ryan Merriman, 1983
Liz McClarnon, 1981
Shemekia Copeland, 1979
Steven Seagal, 1952
John Madden, 1936
Omar Sharif, 1932
Max Von Sydow, 1929
Chuck Connors, 1921
Harry Morgan, 1915
Joseph Pulitzer, 1847
James Bowie, 1796
Commodore Matthew Perry, 1794
Cybele, Roman goddess (traditional, year unknown)

Today in History:

Halley's Comet and Earth experienced their closest approach to one another when their separating distance equalled 0.0342 AU (3.2 million miles), 837
the lama Deshin Shekpa visits the Ming Dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded with the title Great Treasure Prince of Dharma, 1407
The Charter of the Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America, 1606
The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain, 1710
The Mount Tambora volcano in Indonesia begins its peak eruption period that lasts until July 15, 1815
The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive, 1826
The NY "Tribune" begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley, 1841
The safety pin is patented by Walter Hunt of NYC, who sells the rights for only $100, 1849
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh, 1866
The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska, 1874
The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, 1912
Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos, 1919
Warner Brothers debuts the first 3-D movie, "House of Wax," 1953
Adolf Eichmann is put on trial as a war criminal in Israel, 1961
In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week long visit, 1971
A 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars, 1972
H J Heinz, Van Camp Seafood & Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins, 1989
A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites, 1991

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