Thursday, April 26, 2012

From Their Fertile Brains

From Bigger Girl:

"Mom, I want to take over the world. I need a coffee pot and a zebra, and don't ask any questions."

"At physical therapy today the therapist told another that she had all of us 'kids' busy so she was going to go use the restroom. So I offered the others to help stage a mutiny!"

"I'm going to go look up dirty Bible verse references so I can decide which one I want on my license plate of my car someday."

From Little Girl:

"Hold your horses! After all, horses need hugs, too.

From both of them and Miss Lizzie, a combined effort, to be sung to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas:

12 bottle-feed kittens
11 shirts to iron
10 loads of laundry
9 spoons gone missing
8 errands waiting
7 phones a ringing
6 teenage appetites
5 dirty pots
4 teenage tantrums
3 litter boxes
2 refrigerators
and a mommy van full of junk.

They are nothing if not creative.

Today is

Buccaneer Days Festival -- Corpus Christi, TX, US (through May 5;

Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy -- Belarus

Delphinia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Apollo; date approximate)

Fairy Laughter Convention -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Individual Sovereignty -- an internet holiday that i think is a good idea!

Fiddlers' Frolics -- Hallettsville, TX, US (home of the Texas State Fiddler Championships; through the 29th)

Harrogate Spring Flower Show -- Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England (Britain's premier spring flower show; through the 29th)

Hug an Australian Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Independence Day -- Israel (obs.)

Mayan Rain Festival -- Maya Native Americans (through May 3)

National Pretzel Day

Poem in Your Pocket Day -- carry your favorite with you to share with friends and family to celebrate National Poetry Month

Remember Your First Kiss Day

Richter Scale Day -- birth anniversary of Charles Francis Richter

Shuffleboard Day -- on the adopted birthday of the game (no exact date of origination can be pinned down, and fans want a day to celebrate, so here it is)

St. Rafael Arnaiz' Day (Patron of diabetics and against diabetes)

St. Stephen of Perm's Day / Old Permic Alphabet Day -- Russian Orthodox Church (inventor of the alphabet used for Russian before the Cyrillic was developed)

Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day -- US

Union Day -- Tanzania

Vallenato Legend Festival -- Valledupar, Colombia (through the 30th)

World Intellectual Property Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

Prince Albert (future George VI) marries Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Birthdays Today:

Jon Lee, 1982
Jason Earles, 1977
Tom Welling, 1977
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, 1970
Kane, 1967
Jet Li, 1963
Michael Damian, 1962
Bobby Rydell, 1942
Duane Eddy, 1938
Carol Burnett, 1933
I.M. Pei, 1917
John James Audobon, 1785
Marcus Aurelius, 121

Today in History:

Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn, 1514
William Shakespeare is baptized, 1564
English colonists of the Jamestown settlement make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia, 1607
Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, 1802
Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic, 1925
In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections, 1963
Tanganyika and Zanzibar merge to form Tanzania, 1964
A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting, 1965
The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force, 1970
A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster, 1986
Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle, 1994
Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country, 2005


  1. Creativity with a lovely twist ( esp. the Bible references). They're hilarious.

  2. Take over the world with a coffee pot and a zebra? How is it possible to NOT ask questions? She might have an idea that could reduce the National debt by cutting military spending!

  3. Leah, they keep us on our toes.

    Stephen, we can only hope.

  4. I love kids.
    I hope youre writing all this and more down?
    then making us (the great unwashed masses :)) a picture book with all the KIDisms.

  5. don't ask any questions . . . too Funny.

    Speaking of Questions . . . where is my Daily Dose of MMM ?

  6. Let me know how your daughter fairs with her quest, I may round top those items here as well.

    Buccaneer day where my dad lives? I'll have to ask him if he even knows.

  7. John, she is funny, and i've got the new blog up. It's trying the new stuff that messes it up every time.

    Slamdunk,, i'll let you know what happens.


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