Thursday, January 19, 2012


Sweetie looked rather morose.

When i asked what was up, he noted that he had just looked at the weather forecast.

That rather stumped me, as i had looked at it earlier, and we are having a few days in a row of beautiful, clear, sunny weather. After all, when it's not raining my dryer is working, and we have to do at least 2 loads a day to keep up.

To my somewhat quizzical look, he responded, "It's going to be hot!"


This is south Louisiana. Temps in the summer reach close to 100°F sometimes, with alm0st 100% humidity.

Over the next few days, the daily high temperature will be around 70°F, with rain around the weekend and cooler temperatures after that. Hardly a heat wave.

So, should i remember this and ask him if he still thinks the winter was hot come August?

Something to consider.

Today is:

Annual Visit of the Poe Toaster -- the mysterious person who, dressed in black with a wide brimmed hat and scarf, annually visits Poe's grave on his birthday, leaving roses and cognac.

Blessing of the Waters -- Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia, Bayswater, London, UK

Brew A Potion Day -- internet generated, no reasons given

Confederate Heroes Day -- Texas, US

Horror Novels Are Horrendous Day -- for Poe

International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo -- Monte Carlo, Monaco (through the 29th)

La Tamborrada -- San Sebastian, Spain (begins in the evening, a 24 hour drum jam session and fiesta)

Little Ricky Day -- marking the date of his arrival on "I Love Lucy"

National Popcorn Day

Nosso Senhor do Bonfim Festival (Festa do Bonfim) -- Salvador, Bahia State, Brazil (10 day Our Lord of the Happy Ending Festival)

St. Canute's Day a/k/a Knud (Patron of Denmark)

St. Henry of Uppsala's Day (Patron of the Catholic Cathedral of Helsinki)

St. Wulfstan's Day

Theophany/Epiphany -- Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christians who still follow the Julian Calendar

Timkat -- Ethiopian Orthodox Christian (with huge, colorful festivals through the whole country)

Tin Can Day -- patented this day in 1825

Vodici -- Republic of Macedonia (Baptism of Jesus)

Women's Healthy weight Day -- to celebrate that healthy equals women of all sizes and body shapes, skinny is the not the definition!

Birthdays Today:

Jodie Sweetin, 1982
Shawn Wayans, 1971
Wendy Moniz, 1969
Junior Seau, 1969
Paul McCrane, 1961
Thomas Kinkade, 1958
Desi Arnaz, Jr., 1953
Dewey Bunnell, 1952
Robert Palmer, 1949
Paula Deen, 1947
Dolly Parton, 1946
Shelley Fabares, 1944
Janis Joplin, 1943
Michael Crawford, 1942
Phil Everly, 1939
Tippi Hedren, 1931
Jean Stapleton, 1923
Guy Madison, 1922
John H. Johnson, 1918
Lester Flatt, 1914
Paul Cezanne, 1839
Edgar Allan Poe, 1809
Robert E. Lee, 1807

Today in History:

Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy, 1419
San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines, 1607
The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay, 1788
The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope, 1806
Goethe's Faust Part I premiers, 1829
Verdi's Il Trivatore preniers in Rome, 1853
The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey, 1883
Ibsen's play The Master Builder premiers in Berlin, 1893
Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising, 1915
The US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations, 1920
Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs, 1930
For the only time in recorded history, snow falls in Miami, Florida, 1977
The last VW Beetle made in Germany leaves the plant, 1978
United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity, 1981
The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced, 1983
Czech Republic and Slovakia join the United Nations, 1993
The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto, 2006


Suldog said...

"...Our Lord of the Happy Ending..."

I'm a Christian, and that's who I believe in!

messymimi said...

Exactly, Sully!