Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A crisis averted, and i am crazy.

We almost had a crisis on our hands yesterday.  Little Girl, on her way to her very first day of work, said, "Oh, and I need my Social Security Card.  Do you know where it is?"

What a time to tell me, i thought, although i should have known.  You can barely do anything any more without at least two forms of identification.

The first place i headed was the logical place, the filing cabinet.  Nada.  Her file was there, but not the requested document, nor her birth certificate.  Bummer.

Thinking about it, i realized we had used both of those to register her for school, and for driver's ed, and for getting her permit, so a further search found the required document filed in her education records.

That was close -- i hate having to try to replace things like that, as i had to with Bigger Girl's Social Security Card years ago.  Much easier to keep track of it to begin with, and her documents are back in her file where they belong, not among the report cards.

As for me being crazy, i have decided to go ahead and do the A to Z challenge again this year.

Yes, i post daily anyway, so why not.  The problem i have is getting to five other blogs each day, besides all the ones i already try to get to.  There are only so many hours in the day, and only so many of them that i want to spend online.

As for the mechanics of it, it actually only took me 20 minutes to figure out how to get the participation image/icon/whatevertheycallit onto my blog -- last year it took a lot longer.  Why do you think i leave the "No Shopping on Thanksgiving" icon up all year long?  If i ever took it off, i'd never figure out how to get it back.  Technology is not my strong suit.

Beginning tomorrow, then, i will be traipsing through the alphabet along with many others.  No particular theme, of course, because i meander too much, and too much crazy stuff goes on here.

Like finding you've filed a birth certificate in the education files.

Today is:
Bali Spirit Festival -- Ubud, Bali (annual celebration of Balinese culture, yoga, healing arts, music and dance; through Sunday)

Bunsen Burner Day -- on the birth anniversary of its inventor, Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, in 1811

Buy Some New Socks Day -- because all the websites that list it agree you are worth it

Cesar Chavez Day -- Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah,& Wyoming, US

Culture and Traditions Day -- Micronesia

Day Everyone Says "31" a Lot -- Fairy Calendar

Education and Sharing Day -- in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)

Eiffel Tower Day -- inaugurated this day in 1889

Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar (moon festival)

Hot Guitar Day -- anniversary of the day Jimi Hendrix first set fire to his guitar in 1967

Jum il-Helsien (Freedom Day) -- Malta

King Nangklao Memorial Day -- Thailand

National Clams on the Half Shell Day

Oranges and Lemons Day -- St. Clement Danes Church, London, Enlgand (traditional children's service based on the rhyme that begins "Oranges and lemons/say the bells of St. Clement's)

"She's Funny That Way" Day -- pay tribute to the women in your life, and how they keep you laughing; sponsored by Brenda Meredith of Dahomey Publishing, Inc.

St. Balbina's Day (Patron of those with scrofulous diseases or stroma)

Thomas Mundy Peterson Day -- New Jersey, US (the first African-American to legally cast a vote in the US, this date in 1870)

Transfer Day -- US Virgin Islands

Vigil to Mourn China's Annexation of Tibet -- anniversary of the day in 1959 when the  Dalai Lama fled to India

Birthdays Today:

Pavel Bure, 1971
Ewan McGregor, 1971
Marc McClure, 1957
Angus Young, 1955
Edward Francis "Ed" Marinaro, 1950
Al Gore, 1948
Rhea Perlman, 1948
Gabe Kaplan, 1945
Christopher Walken, 1943
James Earl "Jimmy" Johnson, 1938
Herb Alpert, 1935
Richard Chamberlain, 1935
Shirley Jones, 1934
John Jakes, 1932
Gordie Howe, 1928
Cesar Chavez, 1927
William Daniels, 1927
Leo Buscaglia, 1925
Henry Morgan, 1915
John "Jack" Johnson, 1878
Andrew Lang, 1844
Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, 1823
Edward Fitzgerald, 1809
Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, 1809
Joseph Haydn, 1732
Andrew Marvell, 1621
Rene Descartes, 1596

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"'night, Mother"(Play), 1983
"The Shadow Box"(Play), 1977
"The Best Man"(Play), 1960
"The Glass Menagerie"(Play), 1945
"Oklahoma!"(Musical), 1943
"Le Chasseur Maudit/The Accursed Huntsman"(Symphonic poem), 1883

Today in History:

Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade; Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade, 1146
King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella sign decree ordering Jews to convert or be expelled from Spain, 1492
Jews are expelled from Prague, 1745
Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade, 1854
Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy, NJ, becomes the first African American to cast a vote, 1870
The Eiffel Tower, commemorating the French Revolution, opens, 1889
Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft, 1903
Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1909
Construction begins on the RMS Titanic, 1909
Construction of the RMS Titanic is completed, 1912
The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands, 1917
Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time, 1918
The Royal Australian Air Force is formed, 1921
The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada, 1949
Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau, 1951
In the Canadian federal election, 1958, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265, 1958
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum, 1959
The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon, 1966
Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit, 1970
The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California, 1992
Netscape releases the code base of its browser under an open-source license agreement; the project is given the code name Mozilla and is eventually spun off into the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, 1998
Amid unrest in the Mideast, activists claim China has launched the largest crackdown on dissenters in recent years, 2011


Laika said...

There's nothing worse than documents which are gone missing. It was a good thing you found it :)

Tabor said...

It amazes me that you feel obligated to do these memes. It is a choice and something like this would stop me from feeling free and creative. I do guess, though, that for others it provides and outline or diving board from which to jump.

joeh said...

I lost my SS card 40 years ago. Stupid paper thing, how is it supposed to last anyway. I've never needed it, knowing the number has always been enough.

TexWisGirl said...

i laughed at your icon thing. :)

you need to invest in a small fire safe to put those really important documents in, like birth certificates, ssns, marriage license, etc. that way it is lockable and also portable in case of emergency. :)

Sandee said...

I love reading about your family. I think that should be your topic all next month.

I hate it when you're tasked to find something the last minute. It doesn't always work out as good as this did. Glad it did.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

stephen Hayes said...

Good luck with the A-Z Challenge. I look forward to your posts.

LA Botchar said...

Oh I hate searching for documents like that! And it is true that they get taken out so often to apply for this or that; that I too often put them back in THAT folder -- instead of the folder they belong to. And I don't even know where my marriage certificate is!

Good luck with the challenge! I haven't been brave enough yet to try that.

Crabby McSlacker said...

"There are only so many hours in the day, and only so many of them that i want to spend online."

The story of my life. When you figure out a magic solution, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT IT IS!!!!! :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

"There are only so many hours in the day, and only so many of them that i want to spend online."

The story of my life. When you figure out a magic solution, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT IT IS!!!!! :)

Josie Two Shoes said...

I think you are absolutely perfect for this award! I never fail to come here and be inspired by your devotion to caring for critters and giving back in so many ways. I love the values you are teaching your children! Great way to start the A-Z! :-)