Thursday, May 3, 2012

"All right, who did it?"  Little Girl walked in holding Dansig, who was gently chewing her fingers.

"Did what?" Bigger Girl asked.

"Gave him catnip!  Someone has him on catnip, look at him!"

"Oh, no!  It's a CATastrophe!" Miss Lizzie teased.

"Very funny.  Look at him, he's eating my fingers!"

"Crud, he must have gotten into my stash," Bigger Girl said.

"You have a stash of catnip?"  Miss Lizzie looked at her quizzically, as Bigger Girl doesn't usually have any, #2 Son does.

"No, LSD.  What do you think?" she responded.  Then she turned and noticed the Hazelnut backing up gently into her dog bed.  She was backing and scooching in gently to avoid crushing the kittens who gather in there with her.  She thinks she is their mother, and they love being with her.

"Dog, tell me, for the love of Louisiana, how in the world did you have that many kittens?  Oh, and by the way, mom, Girlie cat is plotting to kill me"

You see what kind of conversations i get to listen to around here?

Today is

Bent Wand-Straightening Day -- Fairy Calendar

Bona Dia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a women's festival)

Constitution Day -- Poland

Constitution Memorial Day -- Japan

Dia de la Cruz -- Latin America

Garden Meditation Day

Lumpy Rug Day -- the tongue-in-cheek day to tease bigots about shoving unwanted facts under the rug

Martin Z. Mollusk Day -- Ocean City, NJ (if the hermit crab sees his shadow, summer comes a week early)

National Day of Prayer -- US / Interfaith

National Raspberry Popover Day / National Raspberry Tart Day

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day -- celebrate your uniqueness, take a risk, and step outside of your routine today

Orangeburg Festival of Roses -- Orangeburg, SC, US (through the 6th; celebrating flowers on the banks of the Edisto River, the longest black water river in the world)

Paranormal Day -- i have enough trouble with normal, thank you

Specially-Abled Pet Day

St. James the Lesser's Day (Patron of apothecaries, druggists, the dying, fullers, hatters and hatmakers, miliners, pharmacists; Frascati, Italy; Monterotondo, Italy; Nemi, Italy; Uruguay; Venegono Inferiore, Italy)

St. Phillip's Day (Patron of hatmakers and hatters, milliners, pastry chefs; Luxembourg; Monterotondo, Italy; Nemi, Italy; San Felipe Indian Pueblo; Uruguay; Venegono, Inferiore, Italy)

World Press Freedom Day -- International

Birthdays Today:

Christopher Cross, 1951
Mary Hopkin, 1950
Doug Henning, 1947
Frankie Valli, 1937
James Brown, 1933
Sugar Ray Robinson, 1921
Pete Seeger, 1919
Bing Crosby, 1903
Golda Meir, 1898
Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469

Today in History:

Christopher Columbus first sights Jamaica (Santiago), 1494
Francis Bacon is charged with bribery, 1621
A royal charter is granted for Connecticut, 1662
The last total solar eclipse to be observed from London for the next 900 years occurs as predicted by Edmund Halley; called Halley's eclipse as he predicted it to within 4 minutes accuracy and described its path to within 30km, 1715
The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1791
Washington, D.C., is incorporated as a city, 1802
The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened. It is the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel, 1830
The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island, 1867
The Great Fire of 1901 in Jacksonville, Florida, destroys 1,700 buildings, 1901
Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry, 1913
The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 1915
Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman to head the United States Mint, 1933
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is awarded the Pulitzer Prize, 1937
The Kentucky Derby is televised for the first time, 1951
Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole, 1952
The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1960
The first "spam" email is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States, 1978
The strongest tornado ever recorded, one of  66 tornadoes recorded that day,with winds of up to 313mph, strikes Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1999
The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet, 2000
New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses, 2003


  1. Someone in your household has an active imagination. I wonder where that came from?

  2. Not me; i'm bland, i promise. It's their grandmother, a writer, poet, and artist.