Sunday, March 8, 2015

Silly Sunday: Heard Around Here

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From Bigger Girl:  

"Good morning world, and all who inhabit it!"

Good morning, i answered back.

"It's funnier when I say that to an empty room."

Okay, so pretend i'm not here!

"Oh, hush!  By the way, please pray for my friend Jo, you know, the one who is a combination of Neil DeGrass Tyson, Larry the Cable Guy, and Lady Gaga.  She's looking for a better job, because the rent is going up where she's living.  She's in danger of becoming homeless.

Mom, what do I do if she becomes homeless?  What do you do with a homeless transsexual?  Why do I always make friends within the demographics that are most likely to become homeless, commit suicide, or be murdered?"

You're a good friend, you care about "the least of these", i told her.

"Yeah, all of my friends say I'm the kind of friend who would help you hide a body, but then they have to remember that I know how to hide a body!

But really, what do we do with a homeless trannie?"

"Trannie haven?" #1 Son said, as he popped into the room.

From Young Jacob, as he pulled a very thick wallet out of his back pocket:

"I need to go to the bank.  It's starting to hurt to sit down!"

From Little Girl, when we were in the car and a big speeding pickup truck with a loud engine rumbled past:

"Yeah, yeah, we hear you, you think you have a big manhood, we're not impressed."

Today is:

Daylight Saving Time -- if your area is observing this, it switched over at two o'clock this morning; if you are just finding this out, you are already late!
     Check Your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monixide Detectors Day -- make sure the batteries are fresh and that they are in good working order

Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Floral City Strawberry Festival -- Floral City, FL, US (fun for all, through tomorrow)

Girl Scout Sunday -- US (encouraging Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms to church services and represent their troop to their congregations; the first day of Girl Scout Week in the US)

Girls Write Now Day -- on International Women's Day, encouraging girls as the makers of future history to put pen to paper and make their voices heard

International Women's Day -- also celebrated as:
     Day for Women's Rights and International Peace -- UN
     Mother's Day -- Afghanistan; Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Kazakhstan; Kosovo; Laos; Macedonia; Montenegro; Republic of Moldova; Russia; Serbia; Slovenia; Tajikistan; Vietnam

National Peanut Cluster Day

National Proofreading Day -- to promote accuracy in written messages

Revolution Day -- Syria

St. John of God's Day (Patron of alcoholics, bookbinders, booksellers, dying people, firefighters, heart patients, hospitals, hospital workers, nurses, publishers, printers, sick people; Tultepec, Mexico; against alcoholism, bodily ills and sickness)

World Glaucoma Week begins -- to expand global awareness of the Silent Thief of Sight 

Anniversary Today:

Harry Hamlin marries Nicollette Sheridan, 1991

Birthdays Today:

Marcia Newby, 23, 1988
Bob, Clint, and Dave Moffatt, 1984
Kat Von D, 1982
James Van der Beek, 1977
Freddie Prinze, Jr., 1976
Kathy Ireland, 1963
Camryn Manheim, 1961
Aidan Quinn, 1959
James Edward "Jim" Rice, 1953
Carole Bayer Sager, 1947
Micky Dolenz, 1945
Lynn Redgrave, 1943
Susan Clark, 1940
Raynoma Gordy Singleton, 1937
Cyd Charisse, 1923
Alan Hale, Jr., 1921
Claire Trevor, 1909
Louise Beavers, 1902
Kenneth Grahame, 1859
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1841
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, 1714

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Mary, Mary"(Play), 1961
Symphony No. 2 in D major(Sibelius Op. 43), 1901
"Don Quixote"(Straus Op. 35), 1898
"Emilia Galotti"(Play), 1772

Today in History:

William Claxton completes his translation from French into English of Mirror of the World; as England's first printer, he will soon turn this into England's first illustrated print book, 1481
John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in what will be the United States, 1655
Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1702
Thomas Paine's "African Slavery in America," the first article in the U.S. calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery is published, 1775
Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians, 1782
The New York Stock Exchange is founded, 1817
The first train crosses the first US railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, 1855
Everett Horton of Connecticut patents a fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes, 1887
International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, 1911
Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India, 1930
Daytona Beach Road Course holds their first oval stock car race, 1936
Phyllis M Daley is the first black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign, 1945
Ghana joins the United Nations, 1957
The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4, 1978
Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time, 1979
Martina Navratilova becomes the 1st tennis player to earn $10 million, 1986
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing, 1999
The first comprehensive map of the debris field of the RMS Titanic is revealed, 2012


  1. always an interesting romp through your kids' minds. :)

  2. Have to think about that "Hide a body thing."

  3. I love your kids, but you already know that. what a fun family you have. Well that knowing how to hide the body is a bit disconcerting though.

    Have a sillytastic Silly Sunday. :)

  4. If you want to know how to hide, or get rid of, a body just watch Breaking Bad. Your kids do offer up interesting conversation.

  5. I don't know nuthin about no bodies buried upstate.

  6. LOL made me larf

    Have a trannietastic week :-)

  7. Great post. And also I do wonder where you find these wonderful events - Day of No Interest to Fairies! That really cracked me up too!

  8. So cute! Big girl is a sweetheart, and Little girl's comment was hilarious!