Tuesday, May 28, 2013

And in other news

Well, really, there isn't much news around here.  That's the sad truth of it all.

We are popping along day by day, feeding the kittens, trying to find a bigger litter box for Hope cat (who is picky about litter boxes, and no matter what she eats or how little, grows ever larger), feeding kittens, cooking meals, feeding kittens, doing laundry, and did i mention the kittens?

"So many books to read, so little time," Little Girl just said.  That, too.  We are all lost in worlds of books between school sessions.  It's a good thing we have the pool across the street and other things lined up to do, or we might all grow roots from sitting and reading!  (Or, in my case, standing and reading, as i have a stand up desk and refuse to sit down most of the time.)

We are preparing for June and vacation, so there should be so much more going on, but somehow, there just doesn't seem to be much.  Let's just hope it's not a calm before a storm.

Just as i was about to hit publish, Bigger Girl walked in.

"Mom, wouldn't it be neat to be a Wiccan?  You could dance naked through the woods, singing and claiming to be the Queen of the Woods and that the squirrels and chipmunks obey you!"

Some things in my life just defy explanation, and i'm glad.

Today is

Araw ng Watawat -- Philippines (Flag Day)

Armed Forces Day -- Croatia

Contemplate Your Vicissitudes Day -- no, i still don't know who thinks up this stuff, i can think of much better things to contemplate, thank you

Day of Pin-Hiding and Button-Losing -- Fairy Calendar

Downfall of the Dergue Day/National Day -- Ethiopia

National Brisket Day

National Hamburger Day

Pithi Chrat Neanng Korl -- Cambodia (Royal Ploughing Ceremony)

Republic Day -- Armenia; Azerbaijan

Slugs Return From Capistrano Day -- where they spent the winter, so don't go out on the patio barefoot until the first frost; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

St. Bernard of Montjoux's Day (Founder of Alpine hospices; Patron of Alpinists, the Alps, mountain climbers, mountaineers, skiers, and travellers in the mountains)

Whooping Crane Day -- US (birth anniversary of the first crane born in captivity; because those born in captivity refused to breed after they grew up, the attempt to restore numbers this way was discontinued, but these are beautiful birds worth saving)

Women in Trousers Day -- US (on this day in 1923, the US Attorney General announced his determination that it was indeed legal for women to wear trousers anywhere)

Anniversary Today:

Amnesty International is founded, 1961
Sierra Club is founded, 1892

Birthdays Today:

Joseph Cross, 1986
Jesse Bradford, 1979
Sicily Yoder, 1969
Kylie Minogue, 1968
Glen Rice, 1967
John Fogerty, 1945
Rudolph Guiliani, 1944
Gladys Knight, 1944
Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie, and Yvonne Dionne , 1934
Carroll Baker, 1931
Ian Fleming, 1908
Jim Thorpe, 1888

Today in History:

A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse;this leads to a truce and becomes one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated, BC585
James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI and a Treaty of Everlasting Peace (which lasted 10 years) between Scotland and England is signed, 1503
The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel (it will takes until May 30 for all of the ships to leave port), 1588
In the first engagement of the French and Indian War, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party, 1754
Big Ben is drawn on a carriage pulled by 16 horses from Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the Palace of Westminster, 1859
In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club, 1892
In the Russo-Japanese War, the Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1905
John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll, 1915
The US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers, 1923
The first all color talking picture, "On With the Show", is shown in NYC, 1929
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened, 1937
Neville Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister, 1937
The women of Greece are given the right to vote, 1952
The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed, 1964
Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States, 1975
Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations, 1993
NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance, 2002
The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars, 2002
The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty, 2008


  1. I LOVE how your NOT MUCH NEWS trumps so many of our OOOH LOTTSA INTERESTING NEWS posts :-)

  2. Thanks, Miz, and i hope you and the Tornado had a great time away.

  3. Little girl always says the unexpected and I LOVE that!

    Oh, and I thought your Haiku in the last post was awesome. :)

  4. but doesn't she know that dancing naked doesn't require Wiccan participation? I do it all the time. ;)

  5. Think of all the fun things you'll have to write about if she goes Wiccan? I can't wait!

  6. Crabby, thank you, and welcome home! (Sort of, it's always home, isn't it, on either coast?)

    Josie, she would say, what fun is that?

    Stephen, i doubt she will, but it's funny to think about.

  7. Hm.. it might indeed be great to be a Wiccan. Never really thought about it. :) Yet something else to ponder after reading your NOT the most boring blog in the world.. And i love posts like this btw. There is magic in ordinary day.. and i get tired of the big 'whoop tee doo' posts, that turn out to be suer boring!


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