Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Birthday to

 Bigger Girl!

She is 20 today.

It seems just yesterday i was wondering why, when i was still carrying her, she would hiccup Monday through Friday at the first note of the Jeopardy theme song on TV, and the hiccups would cease as soon as it went off air.  Weekends and if i missed watching it, no hiccups at that time.  Maybe it was a foreshadowing of just how much of a thinker she would be.

And this is how she has decorated just a small portion of her room:

To celebrate, she wants Indian food and a trip to a resale shop for some new-to-her updates to her wardrobe.  She's as frugal as i am so can't stand to buy new when second hand and in good condition will do.  She also despises the mall, so she would rather go to one place and get what she needs there, than spend hours trying to find it in a spend-spend-spend mecca.

Happy Birthday, Bigger Girl.  You've grown up, but you will always be my baby.

Today is:

American Diabetes Association Alert Day -- a day to remind people about how serious the illness is, and what the risk factors are

Commemoration of the Birth of Lao-Tzu -- Taoist (15th day of 2nd lunar month)

Craft Brewers Conference & Brewexpo America® -- Washington, D.C., US (through the 26th)

Day to Mourn Victims of Biological Weapons -- commemorates the day they were outlawed in 1975

Doljatra/Holika Dahan -- regions of India (a festival of colors, similar to Holi)

Einmanudur Month Begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (Lone Month, the month dedicated to young men)
     Yngismannadagur -- Young Men's Day

End of Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week and Day of Reconciliation with All Those Whose Hats Have Been Damaged -- Fairy Calendar

Fiesta del Arbol -- Spain (Tree Festival or Arbor Day)

Full Worm Moon -- also called Leaf Moon, Seedling Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Light Snow Moon, or Lenten Moon; considered the last full moon of winter
     Medin Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
     Taubaung Full Moon -- Myanmar

Holi / Phagu Purnima / Basanta Utsay -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Independence Day and National Day -- Bangladesh

Khordad Sal -- Zoroastrian (Birth of the Prophet Zaranhushtra)

Legal Assistants' Day

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Martyr's Day / Democracy Day -- Mali

National Nougat Day

Passover -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday; ends evening Apr. 2)

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianole Day -- Hawaii, US (Hawaiian Royal who worked to preserve the Hawaiian culture)

Spinach Day -- on this day in 1937, spinach growers in Crystal City, Texas, erected a statue of Popeye in honor of their favorite veggie

St. Braulio's Day (Patron of Aragon, Spain)

St. William of Norwich's Day (Patron of kidnap and torture victims)

Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel -- Eastern Orthodox Christianity (celebration of his role is the Annunciation)

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of the University of Utrecht, 1636

Birthdays Today:

Keira Knightley, 1985
Amy Smart, 1976
Kenny Chesney, 1968
Marcus Allen, 1960
Curtis Sliwa, 1954
Teddy Pendergrass, 1950
Martin Short, 1950
Vicki Lawrence, 1949
Steven Tyler, 1948
Diana Ross, 1944
Bob Woodward, 1943
Erica Jong, 1942
James Caan, 1939
Alan Arkin, 1934
Leonard Nimoy, 1931
Sandra Day O'Connor, 1930
Tennessee Williams, 1911
Viktor Frankl, 1905
Robert Frost, 1874

Today in History:

William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables, 1484
The first British Sunday newspaper is published (British Gazette & Sunday Monitor), 1780
The US Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana, 1804
An earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela, leaves 20,000 dead, 1812
The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, NY, 1830
Eastman Film Co manufactures the first commercial motion picture film, 1885
New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies, 1931
Jonas Salk announces the first successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children, 1953
East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh, 1971
Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, D.C., 1979
The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world, 1999
A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man, 1999
The Taiwanese government calls on 1 million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China, 2005


  1. Happy Birthday, Bigger Girl. What a wonderful, creative painting.

  2. What a beautifully decorative wall! Happy Birthday to BG. Our eldest is 20 next month.

  3. I love her wall creation.. so artistic. Happy Birthday, BG! If you wake up with hiccups, you'd better check to see if your mom was messing with you by playing the Jeopardy theme while you slept.

  4. Happy Birthday to Bigger Girl. And a hug to Mom... Those comments sound a lot like a Mom I know, mine.