Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Level 4

Level 4 mess yesterday.

That means a toilet was involved, as well as plunger and snake.

Further details i will not mention, except to say that Sweetie blowing a circuit breaker in the midst of the crisis did not help.

Pray that you never have to live with very old, very fragile plumbing, it isn't pretty.

Today is

Donate a Days Wages to Charity Day

Europe Day -- European Union

Kan Phuetchamongkhon -- Thailand (Royal Plowing and Farmers Day)

Lemuria -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to get rid of the spirits of the malevolent dead; rituals performed today, the 11th, and the 13th)

Liberation Day -- Guernsey; Jersey

Lost Sock Memorial Day -- they go to the hozone layer!

National Butterscotch Brownie Day

National Nightshift Workers Day

National Receptionists' Day

National School Nurse Day

Occupational Safety and Health Professional's Day

Olympieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (spring festival for Zeus)

Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Kori -- Cambodia (Royal Plowing Ceremony)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies Founded -- Fairy Calendar

Royal Windsor Horse Show -- Windsor, England (through the 13th)

St. Beatus of Lungern's Day  (Apostle of Switzerland)

St. Nicholas Albergati's Day (Patron of learning)

Tear Tags Off of Mattresses Day  -- yes, you may!  If you bought it, you're allowed to.

Thank Your School Librarian Day

Victory Day / Victory and Peace Day -- countries that didn't celebrate V-E day yesterday, mostly Russia and former SSR's

Birthdays Today:

Rosario Dawson, 1979
Steve Yzerman, 1965
Tony Gwynn, 1960
Billy Joel, 1949
Candice Bergen, 1946
James L. Brooks, 1940
Albert Finney, 1936
Glenda Jackson, 1936
Mike Wallace, 1918
Howard Carter, 1873
J.M. Barrie, 1860
John Brown, 1800

Today in History:

The first battle recorded with what is considered historic accuracy and detail, the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, BC1457
Christopher Columbus leaves Spain for his 4th and final voyage, 1502
Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London, 1671
British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle, 1785
The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded, 1868
The Vienna stock market crash (Der Krach) heralds the Long Depression, 1873
The first horse-drawn bus makes its d├ębut in the city of Mumbai, 1874
Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London, 1887
The first horseless carriage show in London opens, featuring 10 models, 1896
The lawn mower is patented, 1899
Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne, 1901
The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100mph, 1904
The Australian Parliament  first convenes in Canberra, 1927
Edgar Bergen and Charley McCarthy take to the airwaves, becoming an overnight radio sensation, 1937
Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco, 1949
Sam and Friends, with Jim Hensen and his muppets, debuts, 1955
The FDA announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle's Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill, 1960
Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran, 1979
The South African parliament chooses Nelson Mandela as president, 1994
Estonia ratifies the European Constitution, 2006


  1. I did encounter some very old plumbing, at my last physical. Just kidding, but I did live in a hundred year old house and the plumbing was inadequate and expensive.