Sunday, September 4, 2011

Say What?

Things i thought i would never have to say in this house:

No, puppy, you may not use the foster kitten as a chew toy.

Somebody get the dog out of the cat food!

Somebody get the cat out of the dog food!

Hazelnut, what are you doing in that corner, did you chase the cat over there again?

Has she had her heartworm pill yet?

What did she find to diloricate this time? Yes, she did, i see the fluff from the inside of something that used to be a stuffed toy all over the floor in here!

Hazelnut, that's my slipper, not your chew toy!

Oops, somebody didn't take the dog out, i see the evidence in the laundry room again. Bring me some paper towels.

Hand me her chilly bone from the freezer, i see fresh teeth marks on the kitchen table legs, and flecks of paint on her muzzle.

Don't leave the door open, the dog might get out!

Got to remember the dog food coupon when i go to the store later.

Hazelnut, put down Bigger Girls chalk pastels!

And worst (to my mind): Yes, let her mess on the pad over there, it's raining and we can't take her out.


Today is:

Animals' Day, Curacao

Ceremony of Transformation through Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Eat An Extra Dessert Day -- internet generated, you have the WWW permission to indulge today

Father's Day -- Australia; Fiji; Papua New Guinea; New Zealand

Giostra del Saracino -- Arezzo, Italy (tilting contest dating back to the 13th century, with knights in armor)

Historical Regatta -- Venice, Italy (traditional competitions between two-oar racing gondolas)

Immigrant's Day -- Argentina

International Drive Your Studebaker Day -- wish i could!

Jerry Louis Labor Day MDA Telethon -- through tomorrow

Ludi Romani -- Ancient Roman Calendar (through the 19th; a festival to Jupiter Optimus Maximus, also called Circensian games)

National Macadamia Nut Day

Newspaper Carrier Day -- US

Running of the Sheep -- Reed Point, MT

St. Boniface I's Day

St. Rose of Viterbo's Day (patron of florists)



Birthdays Today:

Beyonce Knowles, 1981
Mitzi Gaynor, 1930
Dick York, 1928
Paul Harvey, 1918
Henry Ford II, 1917
Richard Wright, 1908
Nigel Bruce, 1895
François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand, 1768


Today in History:

Romulus Augustulus, the last Roman emperor in the West, is formally deposed, 476
Edmund Halley, English astronomer, first observes the comet that now bears his name, 1682
The City of Los Angeles is founded in Bahia de las Fumas (Valley of Smokes), 1781
Robert Fulton begins operating his steamboat, 1807
Barney Flahery, age 10, is hired to be the first newsboy, by the NY Sun, 1833
Although he had demonstrated their use before, the first major lighting with electricity comes online as 400 bulbs are lit in offices on Spruce, Wall, Nassau, and Pearl streets in lower Manhattan by Thomas Edison, 1882
The last major US-Indian war ends with the surrender of Apache Chief Geronimo, 1886
George Eastman patents the first roll-film camera and registers the trademark name "Kodak", 1888
Beatrix Potter first tells the story of Peter Rabbit, 1893
Comic strip "Beetle Bailey" first appears, 1950
The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel, 1957
Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games, 1972
Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University, 1998
A 7.1 earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand, causing widespread damage, 2010

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