When the whole world knows you broke your toe, that's how. And they know it not because you yelled loudly enough to be heard into the next county, either.
That's what i decided when i heard about Aretha Franklin and her stumbling over her favorite Jimmy Choo shoe while she was packing for a tour.
Seriously, nobody heard about my broken toe years ago but the family members who heard the thump and the "Ouch!" Oh, and the people who watched me limp for a couple of weeks while it healed.
This got me thinking of what it must be like for famous people, that anyone with an interest is going to know more than a fair share of what happens to you.
Would i want that kind of attention that being famous brings?
Nope. At least, i don't think so.
My toes are my business, and i think it's better that way.
Anti-Fascist Struggle Day -- Croatia
Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Great Patriotic War -- Belarus
Elfin Music Festival -- Fairy Calendar
Festival of 1 Lithe -- Hobbit Calendar
Glastonbury Festival -- Vale of Avalon, Glastonbury, England (the world's largest greenfield music and performing arts festival, through the 26th)
La Festa Del Gigli -- Nola, Campagna, Italy (Festival of the Lilies, in honor of St. Paulinus)
Mnarja -- Buskett Gardens, Malta (folk festival, through tomorrow)
Morat Commemoration Day -- Switzerland
National Chocolate Eclair Day
St. Acacius' Day (patron against headaches)
St. Nicetas' Day (patron of Romania)
St. Thomas More's Day
Stupid Guy Thing Day -- included under protest; "guy things" aren't necessarily stupid, it should just be Guy Thing Day
Teacher's Day -- El Salvador
Eric Stretch, 1980
Donald Faison, 1974
Carson Daly, 1973
Mary Lynn Rajskub, 1971
Kurt Warner, 1971
Amy Brennenman, 1964
Dan Brown, 1964
Freddie Prinze, 1954
Cyndi Lauper, 1953
Meryl Streep, 1949
Lindsay Wagner, 1949
Todd Rundgren, 1948
Pete Maravich, 1947
Ed Bradley, 1941
Kris Kristofferson, 1936
Joseph Papp, 1921
Billy Wilder, 1906
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906
John Dillinger, 1903
Today in History:
Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom, BC217
Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning), 1342
The Jewish quarter of Prague is burned and looted, 1559
Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views, 1633
A poisonous cloud from Laki volcanic eruption in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France, 1783
The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America, 1825
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession in London, 1897
The Flag of Sweden is adopted, 1906
The Flag of the Faroe Islands is raised for the first time, 1919
Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk, 1942
The Cuyahoga River catches fire, which triggers a crack-down on pollution in the river, 1969
The Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment, 1976
Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered, 1978
The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska (7inch diameter, 18.75 inch circumference), 2003
Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon, 2009