Friday, September 30, 2011

Adventures at Eagle's Aerie: Finis

As is typical, i walked in to chaos.

The clothes i had so carefully folded before leaving, telling the kids to claim their own and put them away, were still sitting on the table.

The kitchen was the usual disaster. About 3 morning's worth, as i awake to a dirty kitchen every morning which i left clean the night before and is apparently caused by gremlins, no one else in the house having anything at all to do with it.

Laundry to be done hadn't piled up sky high for the simple reason that they had hoarded it in their rooms.

My plan to use the frozen meatballs for supper wasn't such a great plan after all, as Sweetie had lived the whole week on spaghetti with chili he had stretched out by adding more canned sauce each day.

The place looked like a bachelor pad at its worst.

Oh, well. It was time to dig in, and by bedtime the kitchen was close to done, except for the insides of the appliances. Those had been recently cleaned anyway and would have to wait.

As usual, i'd say it was nice to be home, but i'm too busy. ;)

Today is:

Agricultural Reform Day -- Sao Tome and Principe

Celtic Tree Month Gort begins (Ivy)

Come and Take It Festival -- Gonzales, TX, US (through Oct. 2; celebrating the cry of Texans fighting for independence when the Mexican military demanded a cannon be returned)

Independence Day -- Botswana

International Translation Day -- International Federation of Translators

Kokkeisetsu -- Chinatown, Yokohama, Japan (Chinese National Founding Day in the largest Chinatown in Japan; through tomorrow)

Literally, A Haunted House -- New Albany, IN, US (each weekend through Hallowe'en; a haunted house in a literal haunted house)

Medetrinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival fruits offer to the goddess of medicine)

National Mud Pack Day -- give yourself a facial

National Hot Mulled Cider Day

Neptune Festival -- Virginia Beach, Virginia (through Oct. 2)

St. Gregory the Enlightener (or Illuminator; patron of Armenia)

St. Jerome's Day -- also an Apache celebration of Geronimo, the Native American who was named after this saint

Swappin' Meetin' -- Cumberland, KY, US (through tomorrow; celebrating the rich heritage of mountain people)

Birthdays Today:

Eric Stoltz, 1961
Fran Drescher, 1957
Marilyn McCoo, 1943
Z.Z. Hill, 1935
Johnny Mathis, 1935
Angie Dickinson, 1931
Truman Capote, 1924
Deborah Kerr, 1921
Buddy Rich, 1917
Rumi, 1207

Today in History:

Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate the Guide of the Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew, 1199
Mozart's last opera, The Magic Flute, premiers, 1791
Anesthetic ether is used for the first time by Dr. William Morton, who extracted a tooth, 1846
German scientist Hermann von Meyer announces the discovery of the first fossil of an archaeopteryx, 1861
The first Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawai'i, 1878
The world's first commercial hydroelectric power plant begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States, 1882
Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner, 1901
The first manned rocket plane flight, made by auto maker Fritz von Opel, 1929
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations, 1947
The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time, 1947
The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel, 1954
James Dean is killed in a road accident, 1955
Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers, 1962
James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation, 1962
General Suharto rises to power in Indonesia after an alleged coup by communists, and massacres over a million Indonesian people suspected of belonging to the Communist Party, 1965
BBC Radio 1 is launched and Tony Blackburn presents its first show, 1967
Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation, 1980
The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, 1990
The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo, 2004
The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, 2005


  1. Sorry about the chores you got stuck with... but the bright side: apparently research says these will ward off dementia.

    And given your great adventures in Eagle's Aerie, I'd say it was worth it!



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