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"Something smells like it's burning," Little Girl informed me as she walked into the kitchen.
Yes, i know, i answered, i already turned it off The rice will be a bit overcooked, but since i made a lot and didn't stir the burned stuff up from the very bottom of the pot, it should be fine. (It was. Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, is usually hungry enough not to care about such things.)
This reminds me of what happened when Boudreaux bought tires.
Boudreaux need new tires for de truck. Now Boudreaux, he be too "thrifty" (read, cheap) to have de tires put on de truck at de shop where he done buy dem, when he can do it hisself over in Thibodeaux's garage fo' free. So he brought dem home an' stack dem in de living room 'til he gots de time for to do it.
Tee Boudreaux, about 8-year-old, come in from school an' see dem tires in dere. He don' ax why dey be dere, no. He walk in, take him a deep breath, an' say, "Mais! Papa, dem tires sure make de house smell good!"
Betty Boop Day -- she debuted in "Dizzy Dishes" on this day in 1930
Book Lover's Day -- internet generated, but if you love books, go sit under a shady tree with a cool drink and indulge!
Celebrate Your Lakes Day -- of unknown origin but worth celebrating
Clean Out the Kitchen Cupboards Day -- because someone, somewhere, thought it would be a good day to remind us to get rid of the junk in there we haven't seen since last year
Dag der Inheemsen -- Suriname (Indigenous People's Day)
Don't Wait, Celebrate! Week -- 2nd full week of August each year; because spontaneous and frequent celebrations are good for you, says Patty Sachs
Festival for Sol -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Goblin Ugly Contest -- Fairy Calendar
Independence Day / National Day -- Singapore(1965)
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples -- UN
Jesse Owens Day -- the day he became the first American to win 4 gold medals
Melon Day -- Turkmenistan (the country that really loves its muskmellons)
Nagasaki Day / Moment of Silence -- Japan
National Hand Holding Day -- sponsored by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith of Chicago
National Peacekeepers Day -- Canada (obs. on Sunday closest to the 9th)
National Rice Pudding Day
National Women's Day -- South Africa
Remembrance for Radbod, King of the Frisians -- Asatru/Norse Pagan
Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross' Day (born Edith Stein, killed at Auschwitz; Co-Patron of Europe; Patron of converts, martyrs, those who have lost their parents, World Youth Day)
Smokey the Bear Day -- Smokey first appeared on a U.S. Forest Service poster on this day in 1944
Veep Day -- US (commemoration of the day in 1974 Richard Nixon's resignation let Gerald Ford succeed to the presidency)
Women's Day -- South Africa
Yosakoi Matsuri -- Kochi City, Japan (over 100 groups come up with their own Bon dance and costume and have dance competions in the streets, through the 12th)
Coronation of Albert II of Belgium, 1993
Eric Bana, 1968
Gillian Anderson, 1968
Delon Sanders, 1967
Hoda Kotb, 1964
Whitney Houston, 1963
Michael Kors, 1959
Amanda Bearse, 1958
Melanie Griffith, 1957
Sam Elliot, 1944
David Steinberg, 1942
Robert Joseph (Bob) Cousy, 1928
P.L. Travers, 1899
Joseph Locke, 1805
Amedeo Avogadro, 1776
John Dryden, 1631
Izaak Walton, 1593
"Béatrice et Bénédict (Beatrice and Benedick)"(Berlioz Opera Comique), 1862
Walden(Thoreau, publication date), 1854
Today in History:
Battle of Pharsalus, in which Julius Caesar defeated Pompey, who fled to Egypt, BC 40
Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta, 681
Start of construction of the Tower of Pisa, 1173*
Sistine Chapel opens, 1483
First horses arrive in Hawai'i, 1803
The Webster-Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States-Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains, 1842
Thoreau's Walden is published, 1854
Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph, 1892
Betty Boop makes her debut in the cartoon, Dizzy Dishes, 1930
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement, 1942
The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time, 1944
Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly, 1965
Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office, 1974
Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in ice hockey history, 1988
The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership, 1993
Tensions escalate between North and South Korea, when South Korea claims North Korea fired over 100 rounds of artillery into the Sea of Japan, 2010
David Rudisha of Kenya becomes the first athlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics to set a new world track record and secures the 800m gold medal, 2012
*completed two hundred years later