Saturday, April 28, 2012

So as noted yesterday...

...i went ahead and switched to the new Blogger interface after all.  If the old one is going to be permanently removed soon, i thought i might as well get used to it.

Then it failed to post, which bothers me greatly.  It messed up the time scheduling.  No matter how i've tried in the past, i can't get Blogger to recognize that i'm not on the West Coast and change my time, so i've adjusted to telling it to post two hours earlier than i want.

That didn't seem to have worked, so i had to post manually yesterday.

Let's hope today it works, i guess i will find out.

But yes, there's no use resisting the change they are foisting on us in the callous way.  After all, you really can't fight city hall, ultimately. You can fight until they wear you down, or you can move, but the powers that be will have their way in the end, with few exceptions.

Meanwhile, all continues pretty well here in Kittyville.  Some are weaned, some are still having a bit of the runs, but a recent trip to the vet with my small vial of Reglan to be refilled netted a full size bottle still 1/3 full that will last the whole season.  My vet, Dr. Bea, is the best.

Now if i could just get little bitty /Aurora to quit sneaking out of the kitchen.  Not even quite ready for weaning, she thinks she owns the world.  Who knows, since she's a cat, maybe she does.

Today is

Astronomy Day -- sponsored by The Astronomical League; find out what your local astronomy society is doing today, and go enjoy

Bob Wills Day -- Turkey, TX, US

Bodega Bay Fish Festival -- Bodega Bay, California, US (through tomorrow)

Buddha's Birthday -- Hong Kong; Macau

Chicken-Tickling Day -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

Eeyore's Birthday -- Austin, TX, US (Eeyore never need feel forgotten again; Austin celebrates his birthday as a fundraiser for local charities, with fun for all)

Feast of Jamal(Beauty) -- Baha'i

Festival of Floralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (through May 3; festival to Flora, goddess of flowers and vegetation)

Foxfield Races -- Charlottesville, VA, US

Great Poetry Reading Day

Herb Festival -- Mattoon, IL, US

Hidaka Hibuse Matsuri -- Mizusawa, Iwate Prefecture, Japan (through the 29th; floats, child musicians, traditional costumes, and fun)

Kiss Your Mate Day -- guys, do not forget this one, in case she reads it somewhere on the internet; kiss her, then read her a great poem

Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive -- Mississippi River valley of southeast Missouri, US (several small towns participate with homemade goodies, quilt shows, history tours, entertainment and demonstrations; through tomorrow)

National Blueberry Pie Day

National Day of Mourning -- Canada (In conjunction with Workers' Memorial Day and World Day for Safety and Health at Work)

National Day of Puppetry -- US

National Go Birding Day -- US

National Heroes Day -- Barbados

National Rebuilding Day -- US (270,000 volunteers help rebuild and repair homes for the elderly and disabled)

Rip Cord Day -- the first successful jump with a parachute that used a rip cord was this day in 1919 by Leslie Erwin of the U.S. Army Air Corps

Sa die de sa Sardinia -- Sardinia, Italy (Sardinia Day, celebrating the uprising of 1794)

Sense of Smell Day -- While celebrating, remember those with anosmia (diminished ability or total inability to smell)

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival -- St. Leonard, MD, US

St. Peter Chanel's Day (Patron of Oceania, World Youth Day)

Sts. Vitalis and Valeria's Day (Patrons of Thibodeaux, Louisiana)

Workers Memorial Day / World Day for Safety and Health at Work -- International (remembering all who have lost their lives or been injured on the job)

World Healing Day

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

Anniversaries Today:

Maryland becomes the 7th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Jessica Alba, 1981
Penelope Cruz, 1974
Nancy Lee Grahn, 1958
Jay Leno, 1950
Ann-Margaret, 1941
Harper Lee, 1926
Oscar Schindler, 1908
Lionel Barrymore, 1878
James Monroe, 1758

Today in History:

Nichiren Buddhism is founded, 1253
Captain William Bligh and 18 crewmen from the HMS Bounty are set adrift, 1789
Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched, 1869
Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union., 1920
The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas, 1930
A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans, 1932
Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki, 1947
The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan between Japan and the Republic of China to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War, 1952
Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France, 1969
The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed, 1977
Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist, 2001


  1. I will go on record and say that I don't like the new blogger. What was wrong with the way that it was? I hate the little publish button, I liked the great big one at the bottom that made you feel as if you had really done something. This little bitty one seems as if it is shrugging its shoulders at us.

  2. Can't say I enjoy the new Blogger, either. But, it is what it is, and I am sure that we'll end up with something ELSE new and improved, sooner or later. Meh.

    And baby kitten owning the world... She just learned early. Precocious...

    Chicken tickling day. Might have to watch my chickens, get a glimpse of a leprechaun. (I think I will keep my reasons to myself, Husband has been giving me the "humor the crazy woman" look a lot lately...)

  3. So you create your posts in advance and Blogger posts them on a schedule? I didn't know this was possible. I just type and post.

  4. Kay, it's the foolishness of "improving" everything when there were only a few minor things that should have been tweaked that gets me. And yes, in a couple of years, they will probably do it again.

    Cat, i hope you did see a Leprechaun.

    Stephen, yes, you can do that. The holidays for the day, birthdays, and history facts are ready ahead, and a day or so before i write, usually just the day before. It was easy on old Blogger, on the new one you have to click the Schedule button on the side, tell it manual, and do it like that. It was Leah who taught me on the old Blogger when i was going to be out of town once and wanted it to publish even if i couldn't get online.


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