Monday, July 23, 2012

Only Two?

Are there really only two things that are certain, death and taxes?

What about the family being hungry again, even though you just fed them yesterday?

That is pretty certain, too, especially around here.  In fact, it's amazing sometimes how much time and effort has to go into making meals, and cleaning up after them.

In fact, it sometimes seems like all any of us do is either work to earn money to buy food, or grow or prepare the food.

Don't even get me started on how much the cats and foster kittens are eating right now, either.  Just know it's a tremendous amount.

A few other things of which i can be reasonably certain:

Feeding the cats consistently, the way they demand to be fed, leads to the need to consistently clean the litter boxes.

Beds will need to be made tomorrow, also.

No matter what, there will always be dust, and it will always accumulate.

Dark colored dirt will be attracted to light colored objects, and light colored dirt will be attracted to dark colored objects.

Ice is cold, water is wet, and #2 Son is mildly nuts.

Cleanliness isn't next to godliness, it's next to impossible.

Unless the world ends, there will be another Monday next week.

And, as Pollyanna noted, because it is Monday, i can be grateful that it will be another week until i have to face another one.

Today is

Birthday of Emperor Haili Selassi I -- Rastafari

First Sermon of Lord Buddha -- Bhutan

Gorgeous Grandma Day -- a day to celebrate those who age, date, and mate in style!

Hot Enough For Ya Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays as the only day on which you may utter these words; any other day, and you will get high fived on the back of the head!;)

Hurricane Supplication Day -- US Virgin Islands

La Guelaguetza a/k/a Los Lunes del Cerro -- Oaxaca, Mexico (folk dance, music and costumes, an extension of the celebrations of the Lady of Carmel, which used to be the feast of Xilonen, goddess of tender corn; now celebrated on two consecutive Mondays)

Mayan Sun Festival -- honoring Ahau Kin, the sun god, date approximate

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Neptunalia and Salcia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god and goddess of the ocean and wide seas, celebrates Neptune in his role as god of irrigation)

Private Eye Day -- internet generated

Remembrance Day -- Papua New Guinea

Renaissance Day -- Oman (celebrates the accession of Qaboos bin Said Al Said, 14th Sultan of Oman)

Revolution Day -- Egypt

St. Apollinaris' Day (Patron against epilepsy, gout; of Aachen, Germany; Burtscheid, Germany; Düsseldorf, Germany; Ravenna, Italy; Remagen, Germany)

St. Bridget of Sweden's Day (Patron of widows; Europe; Sweden)

St. Phocas the Gardener's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, boatmen, farm workers, farmers, field hands, gardeners, husbandmen, mariners, market-gardeners,sailors, watermen)

Warei Shrine Summer Festival -- Warei Shrine, Uwajima City, Japan (through tomorrow, includes "bull-sumo", a non fatal type of bull fighting, where the bulls try to push each other out of the ring)

Anniversaries Today

Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson, 1986
Coronation of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, 1999

Birthdays Today

Daniel Radcliffe, 1989
Michelle Williams, 1980
Nomar Garciapara, 1973
Marlon Wayans, 1972
Charisma Carpenter, 1970
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967
Woody Harrelson, 1961
Lamont "ShowBoat" Robinson, 1961
Don Imus, 1940
Don Drysdale, 1936
Bert Convy, 1933
Amalia Rodrigues, 1920
Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, 1918
Arthur Treacher, 1894
Haile Selassie I, 1892
Raymond Chandler, 1888

Today in History

William Austin Burt patents the Typographer, a precursor to the typewriter, 1829
The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union, 1840
The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, the world's oldest international sport federation, is founded, 1881
The Ford Motor Company sells its first car, 1903
Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film, 1926
Telstar  relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite, 1962
The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling within 4 years, 1982 *
Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba, 1983
Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered, 1995
Cape Verde becomes the 153rd member of the World Trade Organization, 2008

*Don't I wish that had worked!


  1. three? death taxes and Ill never ever love cardio?

    happy monday!

  2. Cleanliness is next to impossible? Good one. This statement is so much more accurate than the original.

  3. Carla, as i said, 3 doesn't do it for any of us.

    Stephen, i'm glad you approve, and in my case, it's true.


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