Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Where You Left Them, Of Course.

"Where in the world are all of my socks!  I don't have any socks!"  Sweetie turned in frustration from his sock drawer to look at me.  "Do you know where any of my socks are?  Are there any in the laundry?"

On;y these two pair, i said, taking them out of the basket of clean clothes i had brought up a bit earlier in the day.

"Then where are they all if they aren't in my drawer and they aren't in the laundry?" 

No clue, i said.  You should certainly have more than the two here, the one you wore today, and the one pair i washed this morning that's still hanging to dry.

At that moment, we both noticed his suitcase from vacation, pushed partially under his dresser.

Did you ever finish emptying that? i asked as he said at the same time, "You know, some of them might be in there!"

We went on vacation over two weeks ago.  We were gone for seven days.  He pulled eight pairs of socks out of the suitcase.

He loses things.  A lot.  He sets things down without being mindful of what he's doing, then can't find whatever it is.  And in the end, i'm always left shaking my head and thinking the same thing. They are right where you left them.  Always, whatever item or items he's lost, it's right where he left it.

Today is

Arbor Day -- Philippines

Color TV Day -- CBS broadcast the first program in color on this day in 1951

Day of the Seafarer -- The International Maritime Organization (this year’s campaign is to have you complete the sentence “Seafarers brought me………..”)

Election Day -- Libya

Elf Thumping Day -- Fairy Calendar (no details on what the Elves thump, and no, no one is allowed to thump an Elf!)

Feast of the Optional Holiday -- pick one, and celebrate it or don't, your option!

Festival of Ranting and Vaporing -- sponsored by The Daily Bleed

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts -- Pilton, Glastonbury, England (the world's largest green field music and performing arts festival, including theatre, circus, cabaret, children's activities and more; through Sunday)

Global Beatles Day -- read about the meaning of this day, and why this date was picked, here

Gotanshin Sai -- Kitano Tenmangu, Kyoto, Japan (festival to commemorate the birth of Lord Sugawara, with ceremonies to ward off summer infections)

Helen Keller Festival -- Tuscumbia, AL, US (performances of The Miracle Worker, historic tours, other entertainment, a fair, and more; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Mozambique(1975)

Leon Day -- Noel spelled backward, the turning point on the calendar when Christmas starts getting closer; those who make Christmas/Noel gifts need to start thinking about their projects

Little Bighorn Days -- Hardin, MT, US (celebrating the life and legends of the American West; through Sunday)

Ludi Taurii -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Games of the Bull, a two day festival held once every five years)

National Catfish Day

National Fried Okra Day

National Strawberry Parfait Day

Sense of Humor in Bed Appreciation Day -- i'm not touching this one

Slovenian Sovereignty Day / National Day -- Slovenia

Smithsonian Folklife Festival -- Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., US (through Sunday, then again July 2-6; a model of research-based presentations of contemporary living cultural traditions of people around the world)

Statehood Day -- Croatia

St. Eurosia's Day (a/k/a Orosia; Patron of Jaca, Spain; against bad weather)
     Fiesta de Santa Orosia -- Jaca, Spain

St. Molaug's Day (Patron of Argyll, Scotland; against mental illness)

Anniversaries Today:

Virginia becomes the 10th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Scott Terra, 1987
Linda Cardellini, 1975
Dikembe Mutombo, 1966
George Michael, 1963
Ricky Gervais, 1961
Sonia Sotomayor, 1954
Jimmie Walker, 1949
Phyllis George, 1949
Carly Simon, 1945
Willis Reed, Jr., 1942
June Lockhart, 1925
Sidney Lumet, 1924
Anne Revere, 1903
George Orwell, 1903
Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, 1886
Rose Cecil O'Neill, 1874

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Het Achterhuis. Dagbrieven van 14 juni 1942 tot 1 augustus 1944(First publication of excerpts from Anne Frank's diaries), 1947
"It Pays To Be Ignorant"(Radio), 1942

Today in History:

The Book of Concord or Concordia, the historic doctrinal standard of the Lutheran Church, is published, 1580
Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy, from the University of Padua, 1678
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Hungary, 1741
Lucien B. Smith of Ohio patents the first version of barbed wire, 1867
Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, 1876
Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland, 1938
The Diary of Anne Frank is published, 1947
The Berlin airlift begins, 1948
The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea, 1950
CBS broadcasts the first color television signal, 1951
First live global satellite television programme – Our World, 1967
Mozambique achieves independence, 1975
Microsoft  is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington, 1981
Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia, 1991
Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada, 1993
An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir, 1997
The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupts resulting in the death of 19 people, 1997
The Harvard School of Health Study concludes that since 1980 the number of adults with diabetes has doubled, 2011
A portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which protects minority voting rights, is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, ruling that Congress has not taken into account the nation's racial progress when singling out certain states for federal oversight, 2013


  1. Mind you I think socks are a special case. It truly beats me how so many go missing in our house. It really is a MYSTERY! :)

  2. Sounds like the sock conundrum I was dealing with this morning. They always seem to go missing. Especially the left ones. What's up with that? :)

  3. in my house it's my middle child --- she leaves them all over the house. I seriously pulled like 8 - unmatched - socks out from under the couch cushions the other day. and I've found them in the garage too. What????

  4. Yep, that's exactly right. Bless his heart. Did he think the suitcase was going to unpack itself? Oh wait, he didn't need anything until this morning. Bwahahahahahahaha.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  5. LOL because we have the same exact conversation at my house. Except its my fault for not finishing laundry. And sadly sometimes involves him looking for clean underwear instead of socks. Apologies to my poor dear husband. Sorry, bro.

  6. I'm no better. I can't find things that are in plain sight or right under my nose. I think women have a special ability to find things.

  7. Cave man to Cave woman: "Have you seen my club?"

    I am sure that must be true!