Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Too Much Even For Me

 Sorting laundry and ironing are two of my least favorite "pastimes."

In fact, i joke that i am allergic to ironing, and i do indeed loathe having to sort laundry for the kids so they can fold and put away their own.

Sorting the socks is a pain, particularly.  The girl's socks are so much alike that i usually give up in frustration and make them do it.  Jeans are bad enough, and t-shirts, because they wear different sizes and have such different taste aren't so bad, but they both wear the same style of socks.

Sweetie's and #2 Son's are no better, as i have to match them into pairs by how worn they are or are not.

Still, it's not bad enough to need an app for that, although there is one.

Yes, really.  The Swiss company Blacksocks offers an iPhone app that uses RFID technology chips to automatically sort the socks.

Thank you, i don't have a smart phone, and i won't be needing an app for that.  If they get upset enough about how i sort their socks they can do it themselves.

In other news, Little Girl's finger is not swelling or showing signs of getting a raging infection as i did this past summer, and we are grateful.

Today is:

Deepawali/Deepavali/Diwali/Divali -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (local dating customs of this Lunar New Year/Festival of Lights can vary)

Ides of November -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also
     Epulum Iovis -- Festival of Feronia, Juno, Minerva, and Jupiter
     Fortuna Primigenia -- Fortune of the Firstborn

Kindness Day UK

National Indian Pudding Day

National Reread Old Letters and Magazines Day -- internet generated sentimentality

Runic Half Month Nyd begins (necessity)

Shalako Festival -- Hopi and Zuni Native Americans (dates of main festivals vary by area)

Solar Eclipse -- a total solar eclipse will be visible in Australia, New Zealand, the southern Pacific, and southern South America

St. Brice of Tours' Day (Patron against stomach diseases)

St. Homobonus' Day (Patron of business people, cloth workers/garment workers/tailors, cobblers/shoemakers, merchants)

St. Stanislaus Kostka's Day (Patron of aspirants to the Oblates of Saint Joseph, last sacraments; against broken bones)

Tooth Collection Days begin -- Fairy Calendar

World Kindness Day -- promoting a more compassionate world

Birthdays Today:

Monique Coleman, 1980
Jimmy Kimmel, 1967
Whoopi Goldberg, 1955
Chris Noth, 1954
Jean Seberg, 1938
Oskar Werner, 1922
Nathaniel Benchley, 1915
Louis Brandeis, 1856
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850

Today in History:

English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre, 1002
Lady Jane Grey and Bishop Cranmer are accused of high treason, 1553
Patriot revolutionary forces under Col. Ethan Allen attack Montreal, Quebec, defended by British General Guy Carleton, 1775
Benjamin Franklin says, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” 1789
The first US anti-slavery party, the Liberty Party, convenes in New York, 1839
James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads him to study the subject and come up with what he later calls hypnosis, 1841
The Denny Party arrives at Alki Point, becoming the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington, 1851
The first shipment of canned pineapple leaves Hawai'i, 1895
French cyclist Paul Corny flies the first helicopter, 1907
Russia completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles, 1947
A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster, 1970
Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida's first Cuban-born mayor, 1985
The High Court of Australia rules in Dietrich v The Queen that although there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournment or stay when an accused is unrepresented, 1992
In a referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union, 1994


  1. I am so glad to hear that little girl's finger hasn't gotten worse.

    The sock game is the same at my house, even though we have two fewer players. It is almost enough to make one believe in the borrowers :)

  2. Thanks, Charis. And i thought it was Kilroy, underemployed since The War and so taking to this way of earning his keep. ;)

  3. Glad Little Girl isn't paying too bad a price for bathing that kitten.


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