Monday, August 8, 2011

And the Verdict is

The pics (x-rays) taken a few days ago look good -- from a medical standpoint, that is.

After 5 pregnancies and nursing 4 babies, i wouldn't mind having the girls hauled back north of the border a bit, but that's another issue altogether.

The other verdict is #1 Son has transferred to a busier store. Our typical conversations now sound like this:

#1 Son "Mom, we were so busy this week, we made too much money and the head manager didn't get his bonuses."


"Yeah, see, he gets a bonus based on profit, and an extra bonus if we hits enough percent of on times, and another if we hit enough percent of calls taken in under so many minutes, and we were so busy it threw us off track! We couldn't keep up with volume, and so he lost those two other bonuses this week because we made too much money."

Wow, no wonder you have been gone so much.

"Yeah, and i opened this morning, so they let me come home for the evening."

Ten minutes later:

"Gotta go in! They just called me, freaking. They have 10 people there already and are getting behind. Jake said he'll wait for me, though, so we can go out to his place later. Bye!"

Today is:

Anjin Festival -- Ito City, Japan (commemorations of the launch of Japan's first Western style ships, through the 10th)

BaBa Day -- Taiwan (ba ba is Mandarin for both "father" and "8-8")

Bonza Bottler Day

Festival for Venus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (sunset to sunset)

Flag Day -- Sweden (Namesday of Queen Sylvia)

Finest Fairy Finals -- Fairy Calendar (Do only the finest fairies take finals? How do the others get a final grade? :D )

Fourteen Holy Helpers' Day (patrons against diseases)

Happiness Happens Day -- sponsored by the Secret Society of Happy People, to encourage sharing happiness and discourage parade raining

Nane Nane -- Tanzania (farmer's day, means "8-8" in Swahili)

National Frozen Custard Day

Odie Day -- Garfield's pal Odie, who first appeared in the strip on this day in 1978

Old Fiddler's Convention -- Galax, VA, US (76th annual, through the 13th)

Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night (Please, I love the stuff but can't grow plants to save my life, I'll leave the porch light on for you!)

St. Cyriacus' Day

St. Dominic's Day (founder of the Dominican Order)

The Date To Create -- can't find anything on this one, just listed at a couple of sites, but go have fun creating something!

Victory Day -- Rhode Island

Birthdays Today:

Keith Carradine, 1949
Connie Stevens, 1938
Dustin Hoffman, 1937
Mel Tillis, 1932
Esther Williams, 1923
Rory Calhoun, 1922
Dino De Laurentis, 1919
Matthew Henson, 1866
Emperor Horikawa of Japan, 1079

Today in History:

The Romans destroy the Tower of Antonia, 70
Otto I (The Great) crowned German king, 936
Vijayanagara Empire is rebegun with the crowning of emperor Krishnadeva Raya, 1509
The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory is laid on Hven, 1576
John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage, 1585
The first known ascent (indoors) of a hot-air balloon by Bartolomeu de Gusamao, 1709
Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel-Gabriel Paccard become the first to ascend Mont Blanc, 1786
Metal bullet cartridges are patented by Smith and Wesson, 1854
Mimeograph is patented by Thomas Edison, 1876
Wilbur Wright makes the brother's first public flight, at a racecourse in Le Mans, France, 1908
The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire, 1911
The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight, 1929
The United Nations Charter is signed by the United States, the 3rd nation to join, 1945
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, 1967
Richard Nixon announces his resignation as President of the United States, effective the next day, 1974
The lights go on at Wrigley Field for the first time, making it the last stadium in the majors to host a night game (which was subsequently rained out!), 1988
Iraq occupies and annexes Kuwait, leading to the Gulf War to liberate Kuwait within a couple of weeks, 1990
Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor, 2000


  1. Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night? And I missed it? Damn!

  2. Oh, wait, it's tonight! Yay! Now I just have to find some zucchini...

  3. Hmmm my porch seems to be covered with "grown in Ma." zucchini..

  4. Since i can't grow any, i'll hope some shows up here. If not, back to the produce market.