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Sometimes sending a husband to the grocery store is a crapshoot, and Sweetie is no exception. He tries so hard, but sometimes he just comes home with the wrong item, or misunderstands what i really wanted, or just plain forgets to go.
Yes, i've learned to always send him with a specific written list, and sometimes it helps, but not every time or with every item.
This reminds me of a joke.
Clothile come in an' ax her husband, Boudreaux, to go to de store for her.
She say, "Donc,*, would you go? We gots to have a gallon o' milk. An' see if dey gots bananas. If dey gots bananas, get six."
So Boudreaux, he go to de store, an he come back wit' 6 gallons o' milk. An' Clothile say, "What for you get six gallons?"
"Mais," say Boudreaux, "dey had bananas!"
*While the actual translation of this word is not "please" in French, the Cajuns use this as a shorthand for s'il vous plait/please in common speech.
Big Wind Day -- anniversary of the strongest natural wind ever recorded on the earth's surfact, at Mount Washington, NH, US; the wind gusts reached 231 mph
Caballo de Paso Peruano -- Pachacamac, Peru (National Contest of Paso Horses/The National Horse Competition of the native Peruvian horse, the Paso; through the 19th)
D.E.A.R. Day (a/k/a Drop Everything And Read) -- sponsored by the ALA, on Beverly Cleary's birth anniversary
Domingo del Angel -- Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Angel Sunday, a fiesta dating back to the 15th century)
Eat All Your Snacks Before the Movie Even Starts Day -- with all the ads before the movie, doesn't that happen anyway?
Festival of Cerealia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (seven day public and private festival for Ceres)
Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse -- sponsored by The Innocence Revolution
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
Halifax Day -- North Carolina, US (anniversary of the resolution adopted authorizing voting for independence in 1776)
International Day for Street Children -- information here
Kamakura Matsuri -- Kamakura and the Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine, Japan (parades, festival, and celebrating spring; through next Sunday)
Kasama Tsutsuji Matsuri -- Kasama, Japan (Azalea festival attended by about 3 million people over the next 3-4 weeks)
National Library Week begins -- US (sponsored by the ALA, this year's theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ your library.")
National Licorice Day www.licoriceinternational.com
Sinhala & Tamil New Year's Eve -- Sri Lanka
St. Sabas' Day (Patron of Lectors, torture victims)
St. Zeno's Day (Patron of anglers, children learning to speak, children learning to walk, fishermen, newborn babies; city and diocese of Verona, Italy)
Thingyan -- Myanmar (Burmese Water Festival; part of the New Year celebrations)
Volunteer Recognition Week begins -- sponsored by Points of Light
Walk on Your Wild Side Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, a day in which to do something no one would expect from you
World Youth Day -- sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church, and this year celebrated at various dates in each diocese around now; this 30th celebration is themed "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see G-d” (Mt 5:4) and here is Pope Francis message to young people for this day
Yuri's Night -- International (Commemoration of first human in space, Yuri Gagarin)
Cosmonaut's Day -- Russia
International Day of Human Space Flight -- UN
Saoirse Ronan, 1994
Riley Smith, 1982
Claire Danes, 1979
Sarah Jane Morris, 1977
Nicholas Brendon, 1971
Shannen Doherty, 1971
Nick Hexum, 1970
Art Alexakis, 1962
vince Gill, 1957
Andy Garcia, 1956
David Cassidy, 1950
Tom Clancy, 1947
Dan Lauria, 1947
David Letterman, 1947
Ed O'Neill, 1946
Herbie Hancock, 1940
Dennis Banks, 1937
Tiny Tim, 1930
Ann Miller, 1923
Beverly Cleary, 1916
Henry Clay, 1777
Lyman Hall, 1724
Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, BC599
"21 Jump Street"(TV), 1987
"Your Hit Parade"(Radio), 1935
Madame Bovary(Publication date), 1857
"Oberon, or The Elf King's Oath"(Weber opera), 1826
The Tatler(Journal, first edition), 1709 Note: this original version of a publication with the name lasted only two years
Today in History:
Constantinople falls to the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire, 1204
The formal inquest of Galileo by the Inquisition begins, 1633
The first edition of Tatler Magazine is published in London, 1709
The American Civil War begins at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, 1861
George C Blickensderfer patents a portable typewriter, 1892
Pierre Prier makes the first nonstop flight from London to Paris, in 3h 56m, 1911
Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England, 1937
The strongest surface wind gust ever measured, 231 mph, at Mount Washington, New Hampshire, 1943
The Salk vaccine is declared safe and effective, 1955
Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space, 1961
Samuel Doe takes over Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending 130 years of peaceful and democratic presidential successions, 1980
The first launch of a space shuttle, the Colombia, 1981
The Euro Disney Resort officially opens (now Disneyland Paris), 1992
Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam, 1994
Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their currency, 2009
Following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japan raises the crisis level to 7, equal to the disaster in Chernoby, 2011