Friday, July 22, 2011

Moving on Up

#1 Son has been promoted.

He is now an assistant manager doing paperwork, ordering, and learning the ropes. They have even put him in charge of evening shifts.

They are talking about giving him a store to manage by next year. They will work with him on continuing in school as well, making sure he can still get his degree.

He's moving on up and doing great, and we are thrilled.

Today is

Bermeo Dispute -- Bermeo, Basque Region, Spain (boating ceremony commemorates the dispute between Bermeo and Mundaka over the ownership of the Isle of Izaro)

Cheyenne Frontier Days -- Frontier Park, Cheyenne, WY, US (through the 31st, annually since 1897, the world's largest outdoor rodeo)

Festival of Boredom and Reverie -- Fairy Calendar

Hammock Day -- don't know who came up with this one, but at the height of the dog days, it seems appropriate

International Childbirth Education Awareness Day -- can't find confirmation on this, but if you're going to have a kid, it's not a bad idea to get educated about what to expect!

Iowa Storytelling Festival -- City Park, Clear Lake, IA, US (through tomorrow, including a story exchange for novice tellers)

Lieksa Brass Week -- Lieksa, Finland (through the 30th, brass band and orchestral music of all styles)

National Penuche Fudge Day

Pi Approximation Day (22nd day of month 7; 22/7 is the approximation of Pi)

"Poorman's Paradise" Gold Panner Contest -- Nome, AK, US (112th anniversary!)

Preparedness Day

Ratcatcher's Day -- celebrated by the British dating of the Pied Piper story; celebrated June 26 in Hamelin, Germany

Revolution Day -- The Gambia

Soma-Nomaoi -- Haramachi City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (wild horse chase which recreates a battle from over 1,000 years ago), through the 25th

Spooners Day (Spoonerism -- Named for William Archibald Spooner, English cleric and scholar who once fussed at a student because "You hissed my mystery lesson," told a groom it was "kisstomery to cuss the bride," and once accidentally referred to Queen Victoria as "the queer old Dean.")

St. Mary Magdalene's Day (patron of the contemplative life, contemplatives, converts, druggists, glove makers, hairdressers, penitent sinners, penitent women, people ridiculed for their piety, perfumers, pharmacists, reformed prostitutes, tanners and women; against sexual temptations)
Stilt Dance Day -- Anguiano, Spain (a special stilt dance performed on the Feast of the city's patron, St. Mary Magdalen

Birthdays Today

Madison Pettis, 1998
Selena Gomez, 1992
Daniel Jones, 1973
Rufus Wainwright, 1973
Shawn Michaels, 1965
David Spade, 1964
Willem Dafoe, 1955
Alan Menken, 1949
Albert Brooks, 1947
Don Henley, 1947
Danny Glover, 1946
Estelle Bennett, 1944
Bobby Sherman, 1943
Alex Trebek, 1940
Terrence Stamp, 1939
Louise Fletcher, 1934
Oscar De la Renta, 1932
Orson Bean, 1928
Bob Dole, 1923
Amy Vanderbilt, 1908
Alexander Calder, 1898
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1890
William Archibald Spooner, 1844

Today in History

King Edward I of England and his longbowmen defeat William Wallace and his Scottish schiltrons outside the town of Falkirk, 1298
The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I in the Battle of Dornach, 1499
A second group of English settlers arrive on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony, 1587
Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada, 1793
In the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Rear Admiral Nelson is wounded in the arm, and part of it is amputated, 1797
Death of Josef Strauss, Austrian composer, 1870
First ever motorized racing event is held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The race is won by comte Jules-Albert de Dion, 1894
Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes, 1933
Dezik and Tzygan become the first of Russias Space Dogs, making a sub-orbital flight, which they both survived, 1951
Japan completes its last reparation to the Philippines for war crimes committed during WWII, 1976
Martial law in Poland is officially revoked, 1983
The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario, 1997


  1. You must be so proud! Congrats to your son and to you for raising a real go-getter.

    (Crabby, signed in under wrong account)

  2. Congratulations to your son. Good for him.

  3. That is just major league wonderful! I hope that the paperwork part isn't too overwhelming... It's terrific that they are going to help with his continuing school! (Happy dance!)


  4. We are doing a bit of a happy dance here, too. Thank you for celebrating with us.


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