Friday, February 17, 2012

Now That Valentine's Day is Over

Bob completely forgot Valentine's Day. When his wife realized that night that he really had forgotten, she was extremely upset and angry.

He asked her what he could do to make it up to her, and she coldly responded that she might forgive him if he picked up something for her that would go from zero to over 200 in 6 seconds, and do it by the next day.

So, the next day, he brought home a new bathroom scale.

No one has seen Bob since.


Today is:

Day of Cancelled Expectations -- according to William Least Heat-Moon in his autobiography, Blue Highways

Dita e Pavaresise -- Kosovo (Independence Day)

Feast of Shezmu -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (god of the winepress; date approximate)

Great Back Yard Bird Count begins -- birdsource.org; a four day project for anyone from across North America; count birds for a few minutes a day today, or every day for the next four days, and report in, giving a real time idea of where the birds are now

Hachinohe Enburi begins -- Hachinohe, Japan (festival with prayers for a good harvest)

Last day of Celtic Tree Month Luis (Rowan)

Lemon Festival -- Menton, French Riviera (through Mar. 7)

My Way Day -- today, determine your identity all by yourself, apart from what other people say you should be; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

National Cafe Au Lait Day

National Indian Pudding Day

National PTA Founders Day -- US

Practice Your Free Throws Day -- spread around the internet by someone who really loves basketball

Quirinalia -- Roman Empirical Calendar (a/k/a Feast of Fools)

Snow Ice Cream Day -- internet generated; if you want to try it, and are sure your snow is reasonably clean, add sugar, milk, a touch of vanilla, and enjoy

St. Fortchern of Trim's Day (Patron of bell-founders)

St. Romulus the Martyr's Day

Tanis Diena -- Ancient Latvain Calendar (To honor pigs)



Anniversaries Today:

Miami University is chartered by the State of Ohio, 1809


Birthdays Today:

Jerry O'Connell, 1974
Bryan White, 1974
Billie Joe Armstrong, 1972
Denise Richards, 1972
Michael Jordan, 1963
Rene Russo, 1954
Jim Brown, 1936
Alan Bates, 1934
Barry Humphries (Dame Edna Everage), 1934
Hal Holbrook, 1925
Arthur Kennedy, 1914
Red Barber, 1908
Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1879
William Cadbury, 1867
Friedrich A Krupp, 1854
A. Montgomery Ward, 1844


Today in History:

Miles Standish is appointed the first commander of the Plymouth colony, 1621
The first volume of Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" is
published, 1776
The first ship passes through the Suez Canal, 1867
Women's suffragist Esther Morris is appointed the first female justice of the peace in the US, in South Pass City, Wyoming, 1870
Sardines are first canned, by Julius Wolff of Eastport, Maine, 1876
Madame Butterfly receives its première at La Scala in Milan, 1904
The first minimum wage law in the US takes effect, in Oregon, 1913
Johnny Weissmuller sets the 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds), 1924
The first telecast of a sporting event in Japan, a baseball game, 1931
The first issue of "Newsweek" magazine is published, 1933
Vanguard 2 – The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution, 1959
Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model-T, 1972
Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match, 1996
Kosovo declares independence, 2008

4 comments:

  1. Love that Valentine's Day joke. Can't wait to share it. Thanks, and have a great weekend.

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  2. Cracked me up! And happy Ancient Calendar Pig Celebration day. Go hog wild!

    --crabby

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  3. Carla, with thinking like that, his days were numbered.

    Stephen, i hope you get a lot of laughs from it.

    Crabby, we will; enjoy Hawaii!

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