Sunday, April 24, 2011

"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do."
~ Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

Enjoy some idling today, and to those who celebrate, have a blessed and beautiful Easter.

In honor of National Humor Month:

On a second grader's math test was the math problem, "Tony drank 1/6 of a cup of juice. Emily drank 1/4 of a cup of juice. Emily drank more than Tony. Explain why."
Second grader's answer, "Emily was more thirsty."

Boudreaux suddenly quit drinking, regularly took a bath, quit chasing women, stopped cussin' and quit his poker games.
He started cutting the grass around the church, even painted the church building, and was faithful to attend on Sundays!
Father Thibodeaux asked him about this wonderful change.
Boudreaux explained, "I heard dem say on TV 'Crisis in the Gulf' -- and if He's dat close, I wanna be good to go!"

Today is

Bob Wills Day

Concord Day -- Niger

Democracy Day -- Nepal

Easter -- Christian

Eeyore's Birthday

Genocide Remembrance Day -- Armenia

Happenstance and Coincidendce Evening -- Fairy Calendar

Kapyong Day -- Australia

Pascha -- Orthodox Easter (based on the Julian Calendar, this year it coincides with Western Christian Easter, most years it's off by up to 5 weeks)

Pigs in a Blanket Day

Republic Day -- The Gambia

St. Egbert's Day

St. Mark's Eve*

World Day for Animals in Laboratories

*A young lady may eat a boiled dove's egg sprinkled with salt and place a tulip, sacred to St. Mark, in a vase next to her bed, and so she will dream of the man she will marry.

Birthdays Today:

Courtnee Draper, 1985
Kelly Clarkson, 1982
Chipper Jones, 1972
Cedric the Entertainer, 1964
Jean-Paul Gaultier, 1952
Doug Clifford, 1945
Barbra Streisand, 1942
Jill Ireland, 1936
Shirley MacLaine, 1934
Robert Penn Warren, 1905
Michael J. Dady, 1850
Anthony Trollope, 1815

Anniversaries Today:

Mary, Queen of Scots marries Dauphin of France, Fran├žois, at Notre Dame de Paris, 1558

Today in History:

Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut, BC1479
Traditional date for the Greeks entering Troy using the Trojan Horse, BC1184
The appearance of Halley's Comet causes monks in England to predict evil happenings, 1066
"La Marseillaise" is composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1792
The Boston "News-Letter" becomes the first successful newspaper in the colonies, 1704
The Library of Congress is established, 1800
A patent is granted for the first soda fountain, 1833
William Price of the Washington Star becomes the first reporter to be specifically assigned to the White House, 1897
The fathometer, which measures underwater depth, is patented, 1928
Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1, the first person to die during a space mission, 1967
Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations, 1968
The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched, 1970
Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine, 1990
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI, 2005
Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog is born in South Korea, 2005
Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime, 2007


  1. That's informative and inspiring! ;)

  2. The happiest of Easter's to you and yours, Mimi.

  3. Thanks, Fresh Garden! Love your name, it sounds inspiring, too.

    Thank you, PonyGirl, may you and your Sweetie have a blessed and beautiful day.