Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Not Tonight, Dear...

i've been having some of my SVT troubles.  It's what comes of trying to do too much too fast, my body is still tired from the hospital and recovering from all the antibiotics.

So tomorrow i will try to blog about the teens who think they know what they are doing with computers and end up sending it to the shop.  (Insert eye roll here.)

Today is

Air Conditioning Appreciation Days begin -- Northern Hemisphere (around here, they last until Thanksgiving!)

Asalha Puja Day -- Buddhist

Carnival Tuesday -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Cherokee Green Corn Ceremony -- honoring maize goddess Selu with thanksgiving for the maize harvest

Compliment Your Mirror Day -- remind your mirror how great it is to have an owner like you, and look at other mirrors you meet to see if they greet you with a smile

Dipolieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Zeus as god of the city)

Disobedience Day -- internet generated, but if you have a bone to pick, use your civil disobedience today to let it be known!

Distressed Elves' Creditors' Pets' Day -- Fairy Calendar

Dixon Petunia Festival: The Pink. The Proud. The Petunias. -- Dixon, IL, US (48th Annual, through the 8th)

Dog Days of Summer begin (according to the almanac, but not in all cultures)

Eat Beans Day -- bring the humble legume up to main dish status!

Fiesta del Fuego -- Santiago, Cuba (festival of fire, through the 9th)

Full Buck Moon a/k/a Full Thunder Moon or Full Hay Moon; related observances
     Esala Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
     Waso Full Moon / Dhamma Cakka Day -- Myanmar

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -- Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, England (through the 8th, the world's largest flower show)

Independence Day -- Belarus

Lailat at Bara'ah -- Islam (Night of Forgiveness; begins at sunset)

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod -- Eisteddfod Field, Llangollen, Benbigshire, North Wales, UK (65th annual international music festival, through the 8th)

National Chocolate Wafer Day

Sata-Hame Accordion Festival -- Ikaalinen, Finland (through the 8th)

Stay Out of the Sun Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; for health's sake, give your skin a break!

St. Thomas the Apostle's Day (Patron of architects, blind people, builders, carpenters, construction workers, geometricians, masons, people in doubt, stonecutters, surveyors, theologians; against blindness, doubt; Certaldo, Italy; Ceylon/Sri Lanka; East Indies; India; Pakistan)

Unity Day -- Zambia

Virgin Islands Emancipation Day -- US Virgin Islands

Anniversaries Today

Idaho becomes the 43rd US State, 1890

Birthdays Today

Tom Cruise, 1962
Montel Williams, 1956
Alan Autry, 1952
Dave Barry, 1947
Tom Stoppard, 1937
Pete Fountain, 1930
Ken Russell, 1927
Franz Kafka, 1883
George M. Cohan, 1878

Today in History

Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France till the French Revolution in 1792, 987
Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain, 1608
Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret, 1767
Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published, 1767
George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1775
The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens, 1819
The last pair of Great Auks is killed, 1844
Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands) by Peter von Scholten in the culmination of a year-long plot by enslaved Africans, 1848
Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average, 1884
Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent Motorwagen – the first purpose-built automobile, 1886
The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting  by hand, 1886
World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 126 miles per hour (203 km/h), 1938
The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad, 1969
First mention in the New York Times of a disease that would later be called AIDS, 1981
The Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland, 1996
Asteroid 2004 XP14 flies within 432,308 kilometres (268,624 mi) of Earth, 2006


  1. Hope you feel better soon. Meantime, rest up and enjoy Air Conditioner Appreciation Day!

  2. I'm still rolling my eyes. Take care.

  3. Thanks, Crabby.

    Stephen, so am i.


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