Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Only in My House

Only in my house would there be a turtle in the mop bucket, because #2 Son already has a snake in the tub.

Only in my house can you hear a teenage girl say, "I can't put those shoes on, the kittens peed on my shoe inserts!"

Only in my house is the window wide open, allowing all of that expensive "conditioned" air to grace the neighborhood, because, "The cat likes the window open!" Sweetie really does spoil Horizon.

Only in my house do i have to ask why there is a dead snail on the counter. The answer? Because it was already dead when it dropped off of the gladiolas someone brought in.

Only in my house is there a pet IV set up next to the chest freezer, the top of which doubles as kitten treatment central.

Only in my house do crawfish platters (15 inch diameter plastic platters with 1 1/2 inch lips used to serve boiled crawfish) double as kitten food bowls, and routinely have kittens falling asleep in them on top of the food.

Only in my house does everyone have to say, "Duck!" before closing the upright fridge or freezer door because there is a heap of kittens sleeping on the floor in front of the unit where the heat comes out, and you have to teach them to duck when you close the door.

Only in my house can you find this much craziness and kitten love. We wouldn't have it any other way, either.

Today is

Bird Day

Cassinga Day -- Namibia

Declaration of Independence Day -- Latvia

Death of Shabdrung Day -- Bhutan

Dodenherdenking -- Netherlands (Remembrance of those in the armed forces who have died in war or peacekeeping missions.)

Great American Grump Out

International Firefighters' Day

May Fourth Movement
Literary Day -- Republic of China
Youth Day -- People's Republic of China

Memorial Day -- Curacaor9

Midori no hi -- Japan (Greenery Day)

National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day

National Candied Orange Peel Day

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Occupational Safety and Health Professional's Day

Relationship Renewal Day

Remembrance Day for Martyrs and the Disabled -- Afghanistan

Respect for Chickens Day -- International

St. Florian's Day (patron of Poland, upper Austria, brewers, chimney sweeps, firefighters)

St. Gotthard's Day

Star Wars Day -- greet others with "May the 4th be with you!"

Birthdays Today:

Randy Travis, 1959
Pia Zadora, 1956
George F. Will, 1941
Audrey Hepburn, 1929
Heloise Bowles Cruse, 1919
Bartolomeo Cristofori, 1655

Today in History:

Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance, 1415
Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands, 1626
A French manufacturer debuts the first folding umbrella, 1715
Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III, 1776
Napoleon arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile, 1814
The Haymarket Square Riot takes place in Chicago, 1886
The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal, 1904
The Royal Canadian Navy is created, 1910
May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, 1919
Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion, 1932
Ernest Hemingway is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea, 1953
The "Freedom Riders" begin a bus trip through the South, 1961
The Don't Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changes its name to "Greenpeace Foundation", 1972
An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak, 1974
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1979
Latvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation, 1990
The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever, 2007


  1. Different idea, but I was the one... Any one could find my apartment, because I was the one trying to grow corn (no, I am not kidding) on my windowsill. I was the one that people called on to REMOVE snakes from bathtubs, however.

    May the 4th be with you, then! ;)


  2. They can find my house by the front door -- it is the bright color of the local university team.

    Enjoy your day, Cat!