Thursday, May 9, 2013

"Lettuce" Pray

What's up, Son? i asked as #2 Son walked into the kitchen carrying a plate of hamburgers.

"Oh, I just barbecued some burgers for me and Festus."

Please note that this was about two hours after dinner.  Remind me to write a post about how much it costs to feed teen boys.  Then again, now that i think about it, please don't.  It would depress me.

He proceeded to procure and prepare the burgers for consumption, grabbing condiments, tomato, and lettuce, and assembling it all as quickly as he could.

Don't forget to wash the lettuce, i told him, you never know whose hands have been on it.

"Mom, really?" he said.  "Don't you know that the day I met Festus we had a potato chip eating contest at Mike Next Door's house, eating the chips right off the floor of the garage?"

He then put lettuce on his own burger (Festus doesn't like lettuce, it seems), topped them both with buns, and left.

No wonder my kids are so healthy, with no allergies (besides to a couple of antibiotics).  Gads.

Today is

Ascension Day -- Christian

Doodle 4NF Auction Days -- Neurofibromatosis Foundation's biggest fundraiser, from today until May 19, go to Ebay to bid on doodles drawn by celebrities

Europe Day -- European Union

Hafengeburtstag -- Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg Harbor Birthday celebration, through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Romania (1877, from the Ottoman Empire)

Lawn Mower Day -- a rotary blade mower was patented this day in 1899

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (first of 3 non-consecutive days dedicated to getting rid of the spirits of the malevolent dead; rituals performed today, the 11th, and the 13th)

Liberation Day -- Guernsey; Jersey

Lost Sock Memorial Day -- they go to the hozone layer!

Mom's Night Out -- sponsored by
National Butterscotch Brownie Day

National Moscato Day

Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day -- US

Olympieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (spring festival for Zeus; date approximate)

Remembrance for Gudrod of Gudbrandsdal -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (pagan martyr)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies Founded -- Fairy Calendar

St. Beatus of Lungern's Day  (Apostle of Switzerland)

St. Nicholas Albergati's Day (Patron of learning)

Tear Tags Off of Mattresses Day  -- yes, you can!  If you bought it, you're allowed to.

Victory Day / Victory and Peace Day -- countries that didn't celebrate V-E day yesterday, mostly Russia and former SSR's

Birthdays Today:

Rosario Dawson, 1979
Steve Yzerman, 1965
Tony Gwynn, 1960
Billy Joel, 1949
Candice Bergen, 1946
James L. Brooks, 1940
Albert Finney, 1936
Glenda Jackson, 1936
Mike Wallace, 1918
Howard Carter, 1873
J.M. Barrie, 1860
John Brown, 1800

Today in History:

The first battle recorded with what is considered historic accuracy and detail, the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, BC1457
Christopher Columbus leaves Spain for his 4th and final voyage, 1502
Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London, 1671
British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle, 1785
The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded, 1868
The Vienna stock market crash (Der Krach) heralds the Long Depression, 1873
The first horse-drawn bus makes its d├ębut in the city of Mumbai, 1874
Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London, 1887
The first horseless carriage show in London opens, featuring 10 models, 1896
The lawn mower is patented, 1899
Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne, 1901
The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100mph, 1904
The Australian Parliament  first convenes in Canberra, 1927
Edgar Bergen and Charley McCarthy take to the airwaves, becoming an overnight radio sensation, 1937
Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco, 1949
Sam and Friends, with Jim Hensen and his muppets, debuts, 1955
The FDA announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle's Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill, 1960
Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran, 1979
The South African parliament chooses Nelson Mandela as president, 1994
Estonia ratifies the European Constitution, 2006


  1. yes yes. This makes a lot of sense. I will have my childrens eat off basement floor tomorrow to encourage antibodies to prevent ailments. Way cheaper than doctor's visits. If anything, it'll help them learn to survive in an apocalyptic situation when no paper plates are available.

  2. I just love your kids! Independent free thinkers- not stinkers! Cheers!

  3. You should always wash your vegetables and fruits, always! I'm not kidding, it is very important. And even if it says pre-washed, wash it anyway!
    Number one way not to get sick, wash your hands and often!

  4. Oh yes. I am totally paranoid about the lettuce. I had e-coli once. (I hope that explains it all.) :) right off the garage floor, eh? Wow, i'd not hae the courage. Our kitties' litter boxes are out there. lol.


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