Saturday, July 23, 2011


Somehow, it got past me. Didn't re-edit the blog, and it didn't publish at midnight.

Two of the kittens are still sick. Battling ringworm, too, but i think we have it on the run, finally.

Most of today will be spent with the ironing board. Ugh! Sweetie owns over 40 dress shirts, and even though he has plenty in the closet, the ones that aren't ironed are piling up. It's time to unpile them and get to where i only have to iron 2 a day, plus a pair of pants, to keep up.

The laptop is getting ill again. Not sure how bad yet. Seeing if a virus scan and a couple of other things will help.

Today is

*Birthday of Emperor Haili Selassi I -- Rastafari

*Gorgeous Grandma Day -- a day to celebrate those who age, date, and mate in style!

*Hot Enough For Ya Day -- only today may you utter these words; any other day, and you will get high fived on the back of the head!;)

*International Tree Climbing Championship -- Sydney, Australia (through tomorrow)

*Mayan Sun Festival -- honoring Ahau Kin, the sun god

*National Day of the Cowboy

*Neptunalia and Salcia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god and goddess of the ocean and wide seas, celebrates Neptune in his role as god of irrigation)

*Private Eye Day -- internet generated

*Remembrance Day -- Papua New Guinea

*Renaissance Day -- Oman (celebrates the accession of Qaboos bin Said Al Said, 14th Sultan of Oman)

*Revolution Day -- Egypt

*St. Apollinaris' Feast

*St. Bridget's Day (patron of scholars, Sweden)

*Vanilla Ice Cream Day

*Warei Shrine Summer Festival -- Warei Shrine, Uwajima City, Japan (through tomorrow, includes "bull-sumo", a non fatal type of bull fighting, where the bulls try to push each other out of the ring)

Anniversaries Today

Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson, 1986
Coronation of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, 1999

Birthdays Today

Daniel Radcliffe, 1989
Michelle Williams, 1980
Nomar Garciapara, 1973
Marlon Wayans, 1972
Charisma Carpenter, 1970
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967
Woody Harrelson, 1961
Lamont "ShowBoat" Robinson, 1961
Don Imus, 1940
Don Drysdale, 1936
Bert Convy, 1933
Amalia Rodrigues, 1920
Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, 1918
Arthur Treacher, 1894
Haile Selassie I, 1892
Raymond Chandler, 1888

Today in History

William Austin Burt patents the Typographer, a precursor to the typewriter, 1829
The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union, 1840
The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, the world's oldest international sport federation, is founded, 1881
The Ford Motor Company sells its first car, 1903
Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film, 1926
Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite, 1962
The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling within 4 years, 1982 *
Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba, 1983
Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered, 1995
Cape Verde becomes the 153rd member of the World Trade Organization, 2008

*Don't I wish that had worked!


  1. Good to see the post. I was worried.

  2. Thanks, Leah. Got to get back to where i'm a day ahead again.


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