Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lost in Space

Florida morning beach walks are almost cold this year, and i've been colder than i ever remember.  It's beautiful enough to make up for it, thought.

There was a full moon Monday night, of course, and on Tuesday morning it was a contest to see which would shed more light, the sun coming up behind the clouds or the still brightly shining moon.  For a while i spent my time almost tripping over my own feet as i looked back and forth from east to west to see the pageant on both sides.

Back at the ol' hacienda, it was time to go see the Blue Angels practice.  For the first time since we've been going it was so crowded they weren't even distributing passes or closely checking ID, just waving car after car through.  It has become a major, star attraction apparently.

Other things that have changed are the closing off of the curation building where they do restorations.  No longer can you go in there to use the restroom.  Instead, they have climate controlled port-o-potties.  Now, i thought, i've seen everything.  Then i noticed the concession stand.

It was while at the museum that everything hit the fan.  A call from Sweetie, who was to meet us at the museum with those who only wanted to see the exhibits but not get up early for the air show practice.

He couldn't find his driver's license anywhere.


The rest of the day was spent with him moping.  Yes, we retraced steps.  Yes, we looked everywhere, including searching both cars.  Yes, we called any place he has been in the last 3 days, in three different states, where he has pulled out his wallet to pay for anything.  Yes, i texted #1 Son to ask if he could find it.  He could not.

The black cloud overhung us as he whined and griped.  Finally he got upset about wanted to get out of the condo, so i took him driving.  He didn't want to go anywhere, he just wanted to go.  So, we went until it was late and i was tired and we went "home" and made plans for the zoo.

The weather is (mostly) cooperating.  Now if only he would cheer up.  We shall see.

Today is

Bonza Bottler Day

Clean Air Day -- Canada

D-Day -- 68th Anniversary

Fez Festival of World Sacred Music -- Fez, Morocco (through the 17th)

Helicopter Day -- the first one was tested in Berlin on this day in 1936

Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Petal Hats)

Memorial Day -- South Korea

National Applesauce Cake Day

Nationaldagen -- Sweden (National Day)

National Gardening Exercise Day -- because gardening is good for the body and soul

National Huntington's Disease Awareness Day -- US

National Running Day --

National Yo-Yo Day -- Donald F. Duncan, Sr.'s, birth anniversary; go get out your old Duncan and see if you still remember how to go around the world (but not near Great Aunt Mabel's antique lamp she left you, please)

Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival -- Sedalia, MO, US (through the 9th)

St. Norbert of Xanten's Day (Patron of peace; Bohemia; Madgeburg, Germany)

Teacher's Day -- Bolivia

Queensland Day -- Queensland, Australia

Birthdays Today:

Staci Keanan, 1975
Max Casella, 1967
Ena, 1966
Bjorn Borg, 1956
Sandra Bernhard, 1955
Harvey Fierstein, 1952
Robert Englund, 1947
Gary U.S. Bonds, 1939
Thomas Mann, 1875
Nathan Hale, 1755

Today in History:

Twenty-four wagonloads of Talmudic books are burned in Paris, 1242
The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty; the Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established, 1644
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university  museum, 1683
A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes, 1752
Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain, 1808
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London, 1844
More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour, 1882
The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, 1912
The Chrysler Corporation  is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler, 1925
The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, 1933
A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy, 1974
Mongolia  holds its first direct presidential elections, 1993
A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya with an estimated force slightly greater than the Nagasaki nuclear bomb, 2002
Tamil is established as a Classical Language in India, 2004


  1. Lovely description of the morning sun and moon facing off. And I hope that license shows up soon.

  2. Yes, I hope the wallet reappears and his mood lightens.

  3. Thank you, Frank and Stephen.


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