Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Just What Kind of Bank Are You Hiring For?

So, i asked, how was the last day of school?

"Well, Mark managed to talk through some of the movie, and it was irritating," Little Girl answered.

"Yeah," #2 Son agreed.  "He's one of those people who repeat the lines, and try to explain what's going on when you just want to watch it for yourself.  The kind of person who can make you hate a movie you loved because they mess it up."

"We all finally had to threaten to lock him out of the room if he wasn't quiet, so he was, and it was okay after that.  Also, we had enough food for an army as usual, but no one would try my cookies except one person!" 
Little Girl had worked hard on those, i was not happy to hear no one wanted to try them.  It's their loss, though, it leaves more for Sweetie, who loves them.

"We got to give each other job interviews, too!" #2 Son picked back up with the narrative.  "We took turns being the interviewer and interviewed person..."

Interviewee? i asked, always ready to supply a new word they might want to use.  Can't help it, i'm a mom.

"Yeah, the interviewee.  We were interviewing each other for a bank teller job, and we had a set of questions to ask, and we were supposed to come up with some of our own."

"That was the fun part," Little Girl said.  "When I was interviewing each of them, my last question was, 'If I make you my most trusted assistant and hire you to be my right hand and minion, will you swear to hate all of my enemies and make sure they die brutal and violent deaths?'  Only one kid actually thought it through and took time to answer that question.  Him I would hire!"

Hm, makes me wonder what kind of bank you are running, i muttered.

Today is

American Red Cross Founder's Day -- established by Clara Barton on this day in 1881

Anastenarides Feast -- Greece (feast to St. Constantine and St. Helen)

Battle of Las Piedras Day -- Uruguay

Circassian Day of Mourning -- Circassians

Día de la Afrocolombianidad -- Columbia (Afro-Colombian Day; commemorates Columbia's abolition of slavery on this date in 1851)

Dia De Las Glorias Navales -- Chile (Navy Day)

European Maritime Day -- European Council (this year's host for the conferences is Malta; through tomorrow)

Festival for Vevodus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of the dead, swamps, and volcanic movements, and sometimes regarded as the king of the Di Manes)

French Open Tennis Tournament -- Roland-Garros Stadium, Paris, France (part of the Grand Slam of Tennis, annually since 1925; through June 9)

Honvédelem Napja -- Hungary (Day of Patriots and Military)

Independence Day -- Montenegro

"I Need A Patch For That" Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which notes that since everything else has a patch, why shouldn't you?

Lilies and Roses Day -- London, England (memorial of the death of Henry VI on this day in 1471; held at the Tower of London with representatives of Eton College and King's College, which he founded.)

National Memo Day -- an internet holiday with no known origin, just take a memo

National Strawberries and Cream Day

National Waitstaff Day

Passion Play Day -- the first Oberammergau, Germany, Passion Play was staged this date in 1634

RHS Chelsea Flower Show -- Chelsea, London, England (the world's greatest flower show celebrates its 100th anniversary;through Saturday)

Sister Maria Hummel Day -- birth anniversary of the Franciscan nun and artist

St. Constantine's Day (Greek Orthodox Church; Patron of Greece)

St. Eugene de Mazenod's Day (Patron of dysfunctional families)

St. Helen's Day (Greek Orthodox Church; Patron of Greece)
     St. Helena Day -- St. Helena

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Sarah Ramos, 1991
Ashlie Brillault, 1987
Lisa Edelstein, 1966
Mr. T, 1952
Peggy Cass, 1924
Raymond Burr, 1917
Dennis Day, 1917
Harold Robbins, 1916
Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, 1909
Fats Waller, 1904
Armand Hammer, 1898
Alexander Pope, 1688

Today in History:

Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily, 878
The island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese navigator João da Nova, 1502
The nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1674
The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I; it would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky, 1725
Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War, 1758
Slavery  is abolished in Colombia, South America, 1851
Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile, 1864
French troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting, 1871
The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton, 1881
The Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, 1894
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris, 1904
Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, 1927
Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, 1932
Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens, 1934
A Soviet station becomes the first scientific research settlement to operate on the drift ice of the Arctic Ocean, 1937
The National War Memorial in Canada is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa, 1939
Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1946
The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition – a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School, 1951
Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, 1972
Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen agree to a unity, merging into Republic of Yemen, 1990
The Ethiopian Civil War ends, 1991
Suharto, Indonesian president of 32 years, resigns, 1998
The clipper Cutty Sark is badly damaged by fire in London, England, 2007
JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, launches the solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS aboard an H-IIA rocket, 2010


  1. yummy- I am running out right now for stawbrries and whipped cream! Have a sunny day!

  2. Enjoy them, Kathe! It's the perfect time of year.

  3. What kind of a bank indeed? Lol

    Strawberries and cream day, you say?! Super. yummy!

  4. I loved reading through 'what day it is'. Amazing how one day has been marked by so many events. A good reminder that we are just guests on this planet.

  5. It's possible, although I have actually just had it accompany black. Maybe that the cyan toner cartridge is damaged, it might be tight.

    Also visit my web page; xerox phaser 8560n

  6. I don't care what type of bank it is; if it offers more than 2 percent interest I'm IN!


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!