Saturday, December 17, 2011

Didn't Say It

But i thought it, and i wonder if that counts against me.

Miss Lizzie was coloring her hair again. She was trying to take some of the yellow out, as i guess she wants it blonde, but a different shade.

She managed, instead, to turn much of her hair blue.

Not wanting to put any more chemicals in it, she is leaving it that way for a few days.

Good thing she warned her aunt before she went to visit. The woman laughed for 5 minutes on the phone and thanked her for saying it, as she would have laughed longer if she had first known about it by seeing it in person.

When Little Girl asked me if we could go to the Family Mart Dollar Store, Miss Lizzie wanted to come along. Then, when we were getting in the car, she asked if i was upset about taking someone with blue hair to the store.

At that moment, i thought, of course not, you are just they type to shop there, like on that site that makes fun of shoppers at other similar chains. Yes, i was laughing inside as i thought this, shame on me.

Naturally, what i said aloud was that i didn't mind at all, and i didn't.

To quote Suzie Derkins talking to Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes, "My diary is getting weirder and weirder."

Today is:

AKC/Eukanuba National Championships -- Orlando, FL, US (top dogs from around the world compete to see -- who really is top dog? through tomorrow)

Christmas Festival in Salvador -- Salvador, Brazil (begins around now, lasts until New Year's Day)

Clean Air Act Day -- US (passed this day 1963; celebrated by many Native Americans as a day to give thanks for the air we breathe)

Cookie Cutter Day

Daniel the Prophet's Day -- Catholic Church

Feast of the Fairy Godmothers -- Fairy Calendar

Kasuga Wakamiya Festival -- Nara, Japan (rarely performed traditional dances at a festival held every year since 1136)

National Day -- Bahrain; Bhutan

National Maple Syrup Day

O Sapientia -- Roman Catholic Church

Saturnalia begins (through Dec. 23) -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for Saturn, the planter god)

Sow Day -- Orkney Islands, Scotland (ritual slaughter of a sow for the Yule feast)

St. Lazarus of Bethany's Day

Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking -- Tanyrss; 23rd annual; make the decision now to improve your life and health next year

Wright Brother's Day -- US

Birthdays Today:

Milla Jovovich, 1975
Duff Goldman, 1974
Mike Mills, 1958
Bill Pullman, 1953
Wes Studi, 1947
Eugene Levy, 1946
Chris Matthews, 1945
Bob Guccione, 1930
William Safire, 1929
Arthur Fiedler, 1894
John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807

Today in History:

The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison, 546
Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur, 1398
Pope Paul III excommunicates England's King Henry VIII, 1538
Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan, 1586
Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu, 1637
Congregation Shearith Israel of NY purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan, to build NY's first synagogue, 1728
France recognizes independence of English colonies in America, 1777
Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City, 1790
NYC traffic regulation creates first 1-way street, 1791
Opening of the first legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city, 1792
The US state of Kentucky abolishes debtors prisons, 1821
General Ulysses S. Grant issues General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky, 1862
First performance of the Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert, 1865
Violent riots in Montreal, as workers demand work or bread,1875
France declares Madagascar a protectorate, 1885
George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine, 1895
A first prize of 100,00 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials, but Martians are excluded - considered too easy, 1900
The Wright Brothers make their first successful flights, 1903
First flight of the Douglas DC-3 airplane, 1935
Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and dummy Charlie McCarthy first appear on TV, 1936
The SALT I talks begin, 1969
Fernando Collor de Mello defeats Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the second round of the Brazilian presidential election, becoming the first democratically elected President in almost 30 years, 1989
SpaceShipOne flight 11P, piloted by Brian Binnie, makes its first supersonic flight, 2003


  1. I love all the facts and strange holidays you have on here.... I am a huge fan of maple syrup and now I have a holiday to celebrate it.

  2. Well...

    I didn't know that they had this Walmart site. I remember reading an article where someone said they'd go to the Dollar Store, because they didn't have to dress up like when they went to Walmart.

    I laughed. I am not so sure I should have... eeep.

    And, as far as blue hair, my Grandma's hair had a reaction once, and it ended up orange. Not ginger, but Emergency Services Day Glo orange. So just let her know, it will grow out. Or there are hats...


  3. Ha.. kinda true, too. I hope she doesn't read your blog. ;)

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Steve, and enjoy the syrup.

    Cat, it will grow or wash out, she knows; as for Wal-Mart, i shop there, but i try not to look like it.

    Leah, it is, sadly.

    Hilary, she doesn't, at least that i know of.

  5. Off topic, but could you email me crabby mcslacker at gmail dot com re: contact info, shoe size, shoe color mailing address etc? I needed to do a redraw on the Kuru's because the 1st number picked didn't check in, and you came up, if you're still interested! And then feel free to delete this comment or not, I know it's not exactly relevant.



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