Tuesday, April 17, 2012

For this i went to college? Part 2

Hey, mom! Mommy! Is that bottle ready yet, mom? Mom!

Mommy! Mommy! You aren't going anywhere until you feed me! Feed me now, mommy!

Multitasking at the stand up desk. They eat, i type with one leg propped on my brief case that prevents kittens from climbing behind the refrigerator.

On second thought from yesterday, maybe i should have just become a vet tech.

Today is

American Academy of Arts and Letters Charter Day

Bat Appreciation Day

Blah, Blah, Blah Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Day of the Dead -- Russian Christian (Nav Dien, a Slavic tradition after Thomas Sunday)

Eighty-Niner Days Celebration -- Guthrie, OK, US (commemoration of the Oklahoma Territory Land Run of April 22, 1889, celebrating their heritage with chuck wagon feeds, "gunfights", a parade and carnival, through the 21st)

Ellis Island Family History Day

Flag Day -- American Samoa

Ford Mustang Day -- International (on the "birthday" of the vehicle)

Healthy Kids Day

Hocktide Festival/Tutti Day -- Hungerford, Berkshire, England (commemorates a battle in 1002 A.D. when Saxon women defeated the invading Danes; celebrated in the Middle Ages by women imprisoning their men and, after paying the church, retrieving them)

Independence Day / Evacuation Day -- Syria

International Day of Peasants Struggle

National Cheeseball Day

National Equal Pay Day -- US (the date of how far into 2012 a US woman had to work to earn what a US man did in 2011)

Nimble Fairies' Scattering -- Fairy Calendar

Nosy Neighbor Appreciation Day -- to be celebrated, if you dare, by greeting and thanking your neighbor for being nosy

Nothing Like A Dame Day -- a day to pay homage to the unique wit, wisdom, style and strength of dames past and present, and to cultivate the dame in you or in your life

St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Day (Patron of ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, exiles, people who have lost their parents, people ridiculed for their piety)

St. Stephen Harding's Day (Co-founder of Cistercian Order)

Toothbrush Appreciation Day -- think of what it would be like without one!

Verrazano Day -- New York, US (Celebrates discovery of New York harbor by Giovanni Verrazano, Florentine navigator)

Women's Day -- Gabon

World Hemophilia Day

Birthdays Today:

Victoria Backham, 1974
Jennifer Garner, 1972
Liz Phair, 1967
Olivia Hussey, 1951
Harry Reasoner, 1923
William Holden, 1918
Nikita Krushchev, 1894
J.P. Morgan, 1837

Today in History:

Geoffrey Chaucer tells his Canterbury Tales for the first time, at the court of Richard II, ten years to the day after the pilgrimage actually began, 1397
Christopher Columbus signs his contract with Spain to find the Indes, 1492
Martin Luther stands firm and refuses to recant before the Diet of Worms, 1521
Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions of the Spanish territories in America, 1797
The first Sino-Japanese War ends with the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki, 1895
A one day record 11,747 immigrants are processed at Ellis Island, 1907
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios is formed by the merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Company, 1924
Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut, 1937
At midnight, 26 Irish counties officially break with the British Commonwealth and form the Republic of Ireland, 1949
The Bay of Pigs Invasion fiasco begins, 1961
Ford Motor Company unveils the Mustang, 1964
Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air, 1964
The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely, 1970
Patriation of the Canadian constitution in Ottawa by Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, 1982
The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends, 1986
NJ Devil Martin Brodeur becomes the 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game, 1997
The 5th Summit of the Americas takes place in Port of Spain; Trinidad, thirty-four heads of government attend, 2005


    this should be a theme spread throughout the blog world :)
    "FOR THIS I WENT TO COLLEGE?" posts...

  2. I wish I still had my old Ford Mustang so I could appreciate it today.

  3. Adorable little fluffball on your feet... sigh!

  4. "Bat Appreciation Day"

    You mean, like, a baseball bat? OK. I'm all for it.

  5. Carla, i can't start trends, i'm an old mawmaw lady, but if you want to, please feel free.

    Stephen, i'll bet she was the best car ever.

    Hilary, they are beautiful.

    Suldog, it's actually bats the mammals, but i'm sure there is plenty of room to appreciate both.

  6. *sigh* kittens... :) But, yes, sounds like you missed your calling of vet tech. Or Animal Butler, take your pick.



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