Sunday, December 11, 2011

Going Bananas

Anyone for Banana Bread?

#2 Son has been baking again.

Every night.

In the middle of the night.

Really, he starts around 11pm. He fixes himself something to eat, then often bakes banana bread.

He is only half hearted about cleaning it up, though, which i'm working on. If he leaves it for me, i either wake him much earlier than he wants so he can clean it, or he has to pay me.

Why does he start so late? Well, i'm not sure. They attend a private school that only meets in the afternoons, so maybe the fact that he can sleep in and still do homework and go to school, plus his own night owl tendencies, inherited from his father, have something to do with it.

Also having to do with baking it, though not the timing, is the fact that i buy the overripe bananas very cheap at the local Mom & Pop shop across the highway.

No matter the reason, it makes me wonder if he should become a short order cook on graveyard shift.

Meanwhile, if you like it with lots of nutmeg, we have Banana Bread.

Today is:

Aurora Borealis Day -- New England, US

Fourth Republic Day -- Madagascar

Human Rights and Peace Day -- Kiribati

International Mountain Day -- UN

National Day / Republic Day -- Burkina Faso

National Noodle Ring Day

Nose-Scrambling and Hair-Hiking Events -- Fairy Calendar

One of the four Agonalia, this day in honor of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival -- Roman Empire

Pampanga Day -- Pampanga Province, the Philippines

Remembrance Day of Llywelyn II -- Wales

Septimontia -- Ancient Roman Empire (festival to honor the Seven Hills of Rome)

St. Damasus' Day (Patron of archaeologists)

St. Daniel the Stylite's Day

St. Gentian's Day

Tango Day -- Buenos Aires, Argentina (the birthday of Julio de Caro and Carlos Gardel)

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year

Anniversaries Today:

Indiana becomes the 19th US State, 1816
Unicef Established, 1946

Birthdays Today:

Rider Strong, 1979
Jermaine Jackson, 1954
Teri Garr, 1949
Brenda Lee, 1944
John Kerry, 1943
Donna Mills, 1942
Rita Moreno, 1931
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918
Carlo Ponti, 1913
Fiorello LaGuardia, 1882

Today in History:

Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office, 359
Llywelyn the Last (born c. 1228) the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cimeri, 1282
The Aurora Borealis is seen from New England by English settlers for the first time, 1719
The first newspaper on Curacao is published, the Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser, 1812
Nitrous oxide is used in dental work for the first time in Hartford, Connecticut, 1844
Boston's Bijou Theatre becomes the first American theater lit exclusively by electricity, premiering Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe" as its first performance, 1882
The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire, 1907
Color moving pictures are demonstrated in Madison Square Garden, 1909
The Boll Weevil Monument is dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama, 1919
The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, 1931
Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time, 1934
Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada, 1962
Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon, 1972
The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature, 1997
The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization, 2001


  1. Boll Weevil Monument. I love this. I just love this. Good for them. Once I looked it up and saw why I decided this was just wonderful.

  2. Yes, that's realizing lemons mean lemonade.


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