Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Seeing Red

Okay, #2 Son, you got some 'splainin' to do, to channel Ricky Ricardo.

In the mail on Monday, i was given the unpleasant surprise of a red light violation ticket.  The kind where they just have a picture of your vehicle going through the light, and your license plate.

Since i try very, very hard not to do such things, i somehow figured there was a rat i was smelling, and there was.

In fact, the violation happened on Wednesday, October 25 at 10:13pm.

At that time, Ninja and i were checking in to a hotel in Kentucky, right outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Busted, Buster.

So, you got some 'splainin' to do.  And you have $117 to cough up, and i have to go to the trouble of filing to prove that it wasn't me.  Let's hope they will accept my debit card being used out of state on that day as proof.

Think i'm seeing red, and i'm seeing a lot more chores in your future.

Today is:

Air Force Day -- India

American Touch Tag Day -- go outside and remember how much fun it is to play tag

Children's Day -- Iran

Face Your Fears Day -- Stephen Hughes(hityourstride.com) encourages you to use this as a day to try to do something you've always been afraid to do

Feast of St. Bridget -- Sweden (traditional date, others who recognize the saint celebrate on July 23; Patron of widows; Europe; Sweden)

Feast of St. Keyne -- Celtic Saint, patroness of the spring and tree arbor that bear her name; the first to drink of her water after being newly married will have the upper hand in the marriage

Independence Day -- Croatia

Lovable Lawyers Day -- internet generated, and if you love one, good for you

National Fluffernutter Day

National Pierogi Day -- this day in 1952, Ted Twardzik, Sr., produced Mrs. T's Pierogies samples and took them to a local grocery store; eat a pierogi today in his honor

Navy Day/Battle of Angamos Day -- Peru

San Ernesto Day -- celebration of Che Guevera as a saint who answers prayers for rain among Bolivian campesinos

Sergeant Alvin C. York Day -- US (the feats for which he earned the Medal of Honor in 1918 were accomplished on this date)

St. Demetrius' Day (Patron of Belgrade, Serbia; Salonica, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; against evil spirits)

St. Pelagia the Penitant's Day (Patron of actresses)

St. Thais' Day (Patron of fallen women)

Tube Top Day -- if you dare. i don't

Warai Festival -- Wakayama, Japan (a laughing festival, in which wine flows and this place earns its name as one of the happiest places on earth)

Birthdays Today:

Matt Damon, 1970
Stephanie Zimbalist, 1956
Sigourney Weaver, 1949
Chevy Chase, 1943
R. L. Stine, 1943
Jesse Jackson, 1941
Paul Hogan, 1939
Rona Barrett, 1936
Juan Peron, 1895
Eddie Rickenbacker, 1890
Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, 1676

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ozzie and Harriet Radio Program, 1944

Today in History:

Constantine, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, defeats Licinius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, at the Battle of Cibalae, 314
Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde, 1480
The supernova "Kepler's Nova" is first sighted, 1604
The Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government, 1633
First recorded eruption of Galunggung (volcano of West Java, Indonesia) sends boiling sludge into the valley (this volcano would later erupt at such a time as to cause passenger jets to be damaged and forced into emergency landings), 1822
The first Hawai'ian constitution is proclaimed, 1840
The telegraph line from LA to SF opens, 1860

A gas explosion causes the Peshtigo Fire, in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, which killed between 1,200 and 2,500 people and consumed the entire town of Peshtigo and surrounding forests and several other villages -- the deadliest fire in American history, it covered 1.5 million acres, and occured on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

The Great Chicago Fire, which consumed 4 square miles, killed 200, and destroyed the original Emancipation Proclamation, began, 1871

The first women's prison run by women opens at the Indiana Reformatory Institute, 1873
Dow Jones begins reporting an average of selected industrial stocks, 1896
Edmonton, Alberta and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan are incorporated as cities in Canada, 1904
New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history, 1956
Algeria joins the United Nations, 1962
Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia, 1967
Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia, 1978
A deadly earthquake hits Pakistan, 2005


  1. Bet he'll be a LOT more careful in the future!

    I know some people think those red light cameras are an intrusion but I can't help thinking they are a wakeup call that could save lives for those who get careless about stopping in time.

    Glad you caught the culprit and hope he coughs up the fine!

  2. Awww SHUCKS! Somebody is in trou-ble!!!

  3. I so remember these days. Yes I do. I went through the same thing and more than once.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

  4. Good thing you have documentation to back up your story that you were elsewhere at the time.