Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What! No Gravy!

That is a line my husband quotes, and i'm not sure where it came from, whenever he is told there is none of something.

The kids have no school for the next couple of days.

This is a good thing for me, as it cuts out the two trips a day and gives me more time to get other stuff done that sit in the car for an hour and a half a day.

This is a bad thing for me, as it means i get to trip over them all day, and get interrupted even more than when it's just me and the kittens here.

During this time, #2 Son has to get a haircut, or the teacher is going to send him to her barber husband for a crew cut.

That could be interesting, but i'm thinking not to let it go that far.

Meanwhile, 3 days without the commute. Love it.

Today is:

Abet and Aid Punsters Day -- promoted by Punsters Unlimited

Cooking Something Bold & Pungent Day

Dunce Day -- internet generated and politically incorrect, but there it is

Election Day -- US

Feast of Blessed John Duns Scotus

Feast of the Four Crowned Martyrs (Patrons of stonemasons, Freemasons)

Festival of the Mania -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to placate the Manes)

I Hate to Cook Day -- internet generated, and probably started by someone who wanted an excuse to go out to dinner!

National Cappuccino Day

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

National Parents as Teachers Day -- US

National Young Readers' Day -- sponsored by Pizza Hut's BookIt! Program

St. Claude's Day (Patron of sculptors)

Saints, Doctors, Missionaries, and Martyr's Day -- Church of England

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers of Heaven -- Eastern Orthodox Church

Wish-Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

World Urbanism Day

X-Ray Discovery Day

Anniversaries Today:

Opening of the Louvre, 1793
Mount Holyoke Seminary for Women is founded, 1837 (considered by many to be the first true college for women in the US)
Montana becomes 41st US State, 1889

Birthdays Today:

Masashi Kishimoto, 1974
Parker Posey, 1968
Leif Garrett, 1961
Mary Hart, 1951
Bonnie Raitt, 1949
Morley Safer, 1931
Patti Page, 1927
Christiaan Barnard, 1922
Esther Rolle, 1920
Margaret Mitchell, 1900
Hermann Rorschach, 1884
Milton Bradley, 1836

Today in History:

Emperor Theodosius declares Christianity to be the state religion, 392
Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence, Italy, 1494
First meeting of Montezuma and Hernando Cortez in Tenochtitlan, Mexico, 1519
The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public, 1602
Benjamin Franklin opens the first US library, in Philadelphia, PA, 1731
Elijah Craig, of Bourbon, Kentucky, US, first distills Bourbon whiskey from corn, 1789
Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater, 1880
The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time, 1892
Wilhelm Roentgen of Germany discovers X-rays, 1895
The New Testament Gospels are translated into Demotic Greek (as opposed to the Koine Greek of ancient texts), resulting in bloody clashes in Athens, 1901
The first Washington state elections in which women could vote take place, 1910
Operation Grapple X, Round C1: Britain conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific, 1957
Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate, 1966
Manolis Andronikos discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great's father), 1977
The UN Security Council demands that Saddam Hussein disarm or face serious consequences, 2002


  1. Reminds me of a Three Stooges routine. They're perusing "help wanted" ads, and they read one that promises the moon - free room, board, shoes, etc., including free cigarettes. One of them says, "What? No matches? Pikers!", and they go on to the next ad.

  2. Those Stooges were good, weren't they? Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Let's see, I don't suppose they could visit friends for a day or so... You wouldn't have to commute, and you'd still have the house to yourself... Heh. Hope it goes well. My family has the saying "Good Gravy!" sort of an exclamation of surprise, hadn't heard of the no gravy one...


  4. Cat, their friends are all in school, but i'm getting stuff done anyway.

    Sweetie says, "Good Gravy, Navy!" Not sure why...

  5. The "What? No gravy" line is from a Looney Tunes cartoon called "Chow Hound".



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