Friday, August 5, 2011

Time to Check On the Girls

It was time, so i took the "twins" in for their "glamor shots."

The place was empty when i got there, so i was in and out in less than 20 minutes, not counting finding a parking space and walking in from the lot.

It's not as fancy as some of the places i've read and heard about, but it is efficient.

Some people find it a pain to find the time, and some are afraid of it hurting (for me it doesn't), but i look at it as worth doing.

Ladies who are reading this, please make time to get checked as often as your doctor recommends. Gentlemen, get in for your own exams, you are worth taking the time, too.

Today is:

Bank Holiday -- Republic of Ireland

Barsi Bhagat Puran Singh -- Sikhism

Burry Man Parade -- South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland (a resident is elected to wear the Burry-Man costume and parade through the town so his burrs will collect all the bad luck, to be burned at the end of the day)

Caribana/Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada (through the weekend, a huge Caribbean Carnival event)

Carnival -- Bogota, Colombia (through tomorrow)

Celtic Tree Month Coll (Hazel) begins

Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Day -- uttered this day by Admiral Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864; like him, resolve to ignore obstacles this day and pursue your goals

Edinburgh Festival Fringe -- Edinburgh, Scotland (world's largest arts gathering, through the 28th)

Gigglefeet Dance Festival -- Ketchikan, Alaska, US (also on the 7th, as part of the Blueberry Arts Festival)

Hanakasa Matsuri -- Yamagata City, Japan (through the 7th)

Hat and Ribbon Race -- Inverkeithing, Scotland (oldest footrace in Scotland, dating back to the Middle Ages, part of the Lammas Fair during this weekend)

Independence Day -- Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta)

International Beer Day

National Blackmail Day -- according to mostly ecard sites, with suggestions to send a card to the friend who has told you his/her secrets, with the notice that you plan on celebrating this date!

National Waffle Day

Oyster Day

Pixie of the Year Competition -- Fairy Calendar

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo -- Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland (through the 27th)

Sacrifice to Salus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of health, associated with Greek Hygeia)

St. Afra's Day

St. Euplius' Day

St. Oswald's Day

Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts -- Bozeman, Montana, US (through the 7th)

Turku Music Festival -- Turku, Finland (through the 20th, top class music for a wide range of tastes)

Twins Festival -- Twinsburg, Ohio, US (through the 7th)

Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders -- Croatia

White Oak Rendezvous -- Deer River, MN, US (through the 7th, discover what life was like for Natives and fur traders in 1798)

Work Like a Dog Day -- different from work-a-holics, people who work like a dog work hard while they are at it, and rest when they aren't

Birthdays Today:

Maureen McCormick, 1956
Loni Anderson, 1946
Neil Armstrong, 1930
Raoul Wallenberg, 1912
John Huston, 1906
Joseph Merrick, 1862
Guy de Maupassant, 1850

Today in History

The last outpost of Bar Kockba, Betar, falls to Rome, 135
Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria at the Battle of Maserfield, 642
King Edward and Earl Aetherlred, leading the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, defeat the last major Viking army to raid England at the Battle of Tettenhall, 910
Anti-Jewish riots in Arnstadt, Germany, 1264
Sir Humphrey Gilbert establishes first English colony in North America, at what is now St John's, Newfoundland, 1583
The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America, 1620
New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he had published was true, 1735
US Army abolishes flogging, 1861
Standard Oil of New Jersey is established, 1882
The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, 1884
Bertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back in the first long distance automobile trip made in her husbands invention, the first patented automobile; her journey was to publicize the invention, and she garnered attention and sales, 1888
The first electric traffic light is installed, in Cleveland, Ohio, 1914
Debut of the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie", by Harold Gray, 1924
Debut of the comic strip "Andy Capp", by Smythe, 1957
Nelson Mandela is jailed, 1962*
The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty, 1963
The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm, 1995
The Copiapo mining accident traps 33 Chilean miners about 2,300ft below the ground, 2010

*Released in 1990



    Took this slow misfit a moment to get the twins and the glam.shots :)


  2. It's time for mine, too.

    Smiles about the carnivorous ponies.

  3. Glad you liked it, Carla.

    PonyGirl, it's hilarious to hear a teen girl dramatically say, "The ponies tried to eat me!"