Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Flying Out the Door

One side effect of storms such as the one we just had is that lots of people don't want to cook, or can't because the power is out.

So, what to do when you don't want to cook, it's too nasty to get out, there's a good game on tv, and/or your power is out?

Call the pizza guy, of course. So, that's what people did.

#1 Son was at work Saturday evening, when the game was on and the weather was nasty and they did $4,000 worth of business in one hour. That's generally a great weekend night total.

He said there were pizzas everywhere, and they were flying out the door as fast as they could get them done.

So i guess the big manager there will get his bonuses for this week. The weather may stop everyone else, but the mail carrier and the pizza guy don't stop except for full on hurricanes.

Today is:

Another Look Unlimited Day -- sponsored by Envira Myntyl, a day to look around and see what you don't need and can donate to charity, to lessen the flow to landfills

Concordia Fall Festival -- Concordia, MO (through the 10th; celebrating agriculture and the German heritage of the area)

Defense Day -- Pakistan

Ear and Trumpter Contests for Mice -- Fairy Calendar

Festa Della Rificolona -- Florence, Italy (one of Florences oldest and most colorful celebrations; through tomorrow)

Fight Procrastination Day/National Do It Day

Flag Day -- Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Independence Day -- Swaziland

National Coffee Ice Cream Day -- Sweetie swears the best ever was at Howard Johnson Restaurants back in the day

Play Days -- through the 10th (sponsored by the HUMOR Project, add humor to your life)

Read A Book Day -- can't find the history on it, but enjoy!

Somhlolo Day -- Swaziland

St. Bega's Day (aka Bee; patron of laborers)

St. Magnus of Fussen's Day (patron of crops; against caterpillars, hail, reptiles, vermin)

Stillbirth Remembrance Day -- Canada (some Provinces); US

South Carolina Apple Festival -- Westminster, SC, US (through the weekend)

Unification Day -- Bulgaria

Birthdays Today:

Jeff Foxworthy, 1958
Jane Curtin, 1947
Swoosie Kurtz, 1944
Jo Anne Worley, 1937
Joseph P. Kennedy, 1888
Jane Addams, 1860
Marquis de Lafayette, 1757

Today in History:

The Victoria, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world, 1522
The Spanish "Silver Fleet" disappears off the Florida Keys, 1622
Founding of Salem, Massachusetts, 1628
The first US lighthouse is built in Boston, 1716
Hurricane hits Martinique and Guadalupe, hundreds of ships sink and thousands die on land and at sea, 1776
Thomas Blanchard patents the lathe, 1819
Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio becomes co-ed, with 4 women and 30 men in attendance, 1837
Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807, 1870
Juliana becomes Queen of the Netherlands, 1948
Canada's first television station, CBFT-TV, opens in Montreal, 1952
Nine Israeli athletes are killed during a rescue attempt after being kidnapped at the Munich Olympic Games; two had died during the kidnapping the day before, 1972
The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states:
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and restores the name St. Petersburg to Russia's second largest city, 1991
Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years, 1995
Diana, Princess of Wales is laid to rest in front of a television audience of more than 2.5 billion, 1997


  1. Yes, Hilary, and it goes straight to my waistline, so i avoid it.;)


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