Thursday, March 8, 2012

He's What?!

16, that's what.

#2 Son is 16 today.

He claims to be a better cook than his dad, who was a chef. He claims to be a better driver, without even having taken driver's ed, than anyone else on the planet.

He enjoys playing with snakes, including poisonous ones.

He keeps his room looking like a pit, and only cleans when threatened within an inch of his life.

He is a world class knuckleheaded teen boy.

We wouldn't have him any other way.

Today is:

Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Full Worm Moon -- also called Leaf Moon, Seedling Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, or Lenten Moon; considered the last full moon of winter
Medin Full Moon Poya -- Sri Lanka
Taubaung -- Myanmar

Girls Write Now Day -- on International Women's Day, encouraging girls as the makers of future history to put pen to paper and make their voices heard

Holi -- Hindu (celebrated in many parts of India and Nepal with huge festivals that include throwing colored water or paint over everyone, including any tourists who care to come out)

International Women's Day or Mother's Day -- Eastern Europe; Russia; former Soviet bloc;also
Day for Women's Rights and International Peace -- UN

Kirihara Warakoma Matsuri -- Nagano, Japan (straw horse festival, for good luck in business)

Magha Puja Day -- Buddhist

Name Tag Day -- celebrating those silly tags that say, "Hello, My Name is Illegible"!

National Organize Your Home Office Day -- started by some busybody who saw what my desk looks like, i guess

National Peanut Cluster Day

National Proofreading Day -- to promote accuracy in written messages

Navajo Sing Festival -- Navajo Native Americans (blessing of the fields for planting; through the 16th)

Purim -- Judaism

Revolution Day -- Syria

Rockhound Round Up Gem and Mineral Show -- Deming, NM, US (through Sunday)

St. John of God's Day (Patron of booksellers, hospitals, nurses, printers; against alcoholism, heart disease)

World Kidney Day

World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup -- Sweetwater, TX, US (begins with a parade and "Miss Snake Charmer" pageant tonight, and continues with lots of fun through the 11th)

Birthdays Today:

Bob, Clint, and Dave Moffatt, 1984
Kat Von D, 1982
James Van der Beek, 1977
Freddie Prinze, Jr., 1976
Aidan Quinn, 1959
Micky Dolenz, 1945
Lynn Redgrave, 1943
Cyd Charisse, 1923
Alan Hale, Jr., 1921
Claire Trevor, 1909
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1841
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, 1714

Today in History:

John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in what will be the United States, 1655
Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1702
Thomas Paine's "African Slavery in America," the first article in the U.S. calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery is published, 1775
Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians, 1782
The New York Stock Exchange is founded, 1817
The first train crosses the first US railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, 1855
Everett Horton of Connecticut patents a fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes, 1887
International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, 1911
Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India, 1930
Daytona Beach Road Course holds their first oval stock car race, 1936
Phyllis M Daley is the first black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign, 1945
Ghana joins the United Nations, 1957
The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4, 1978
Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time, 1979


  1. Yes, Happy Birthday to Sixteen year old. On another note, so today all of the fairies are flitting about bored?

  2. Thank you, Leah and Stephen. As for the fairies, that's what's on their calendar.

  3. Wish him a happy birthday for me! He sounds pretty darn awesome.

  4. Thanks, Crabby, i will. And he is.


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