Monday, October 19, 2015

Awww Monday: Learning

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The current litter of kittens came from Dr. Bea's office, and they were not tiny things like we sometimes get.  In fact, they are already trying to drink from a bowl, although they still want the bottle, too.

"Oh, yum!  Formula!"

The boy has his own style, "Look, ma, I'm a giraffe!"

Today is:

Armilustrium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of Mars)

Bettara-Ichi -- Ebisu Shrine, Tokyo, Japan (Pickle Market Fair, enjoy the pickled radishes, a specialty; through tomorrow)

Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day -- actually a good idea

Constitution Day -- Niue

Dita e Lumturimit te Nene Terezes -- Albania (Mother Teresa Day)

Durga Puja -- Hindu (start of the celebration of the goddess Durga)

Evaluate Your Life Day -- a day to make sure your life is heading where you want, and course correct if it isn't; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Greasy Spoon Day -- internet generated, a day to go revel in the love of your favorite greasy spoon diner

Hurricane Thanksgiving Day -- US Virgin Islands (only celebrated if no major storms have come through that year)

International Adjust Your Chair Day -- because you need to check at least once a year to make sure your chair has you in an ergonomically correct position 

National Heroes Day -- Jamaica

National Seafood Bisque Day

Samora Machel Day -- Mozambique

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

St. Frideswide's Day (Patron of Oxford and the University of Oxford)

St. Rene Goupil's Day (Patron of anesthetists, anesthesiologists)

Yabusame Festival -- Koyama, Japan (horseback archery, samurai costumes and dragons, oh, my!)

Birthdays Today:

Jason Reitman, 1977
Ty Pennington, 1965
Evander Holyfield, 1962
Jeannie C. Riley, 1945
John Lithgow, 1945
Patricia Ireland, 1945
Simon Ward, 1941
Michael Gambon, 1940
Peter Max, 1937
Robert Reed, 1932
John Le Carre, 1931
Jack Anderson, 1922
Auguste Lumiere, 1862
Annie S. Peck, 1850
Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, 1748
Thomas Browne, 1605 (O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Rothschilds"(Musical), 1970
"The Miracle Worker"(Play), 1959
"I Remember Mama"(Play), 1944
"Pomp and Circumstance Marches"(Elgar Op. 39), 1901
"Tannhauser und der Sangerkrieg auf Wartburg/Tannhauser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg"(Wagner opera), 1845

Today in History:

Battle of Zama, Scipio Africanus and his Roman legions defeat Hannibal Barca and the invading Carthagian army, BC202
King Gauseric and his Vandals take the city of Carthage, 439
The Thirteen Years' War ends with the Treaty of Thorn, 1466
Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology, 1512
The first general court is held in Boston, 1630
Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2PM, end of the US Revolutionary War, 1781
Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow, 1812
Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman to receive a medical degree, 1849
The first 4 blacks are elected to the US House of Representatives, 1870
The USPS first used an automobile to collect and deliver mail, 1914
Streptomycin, the first antibiotic which could treat tuberculosis, is isolated at Rutgers University, 1943
Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points, 1987
Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II, 2003
Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity, 2005
Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb, 2005
Naheed Nenshi becomes the first Muslim in Canada to be elected mayor, in Calgary, 2010


  1. I ADORE starting my monday with you and the AWWWWWW.

  2. Aww! aren't they cute they grow so quick though don't they :-)

    Have a purrtastic day :-)

  3. Awww...they are adorable and you do such good things for our furry four legged babies.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. Scritches to the babies. ♥♥♥

  4. Just like that you get a new batch of kittens to love. On one hand I think it's great, but on the other, I don't know how easily I could give them up when the time came. I'm a candidate for Crazy Cat Lady, alright ;)

  5. They have healthy appetites. Good sign.

  6. This is so cute! This afternoon I was looking through photos of some puppies we raised 3 years ago; too bad I didn't know about the Awwww Monday hop—but now I do, and I'll prepare my Über Awww post for next week :) Thanks for sharing these... Kittens are so, so adorable.
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

  7. what a sweet bunch of kitties. Bless you for all you and your family do!

  8. I wish these kitties well.So tiny and sweet. That is when they steal your heart and then they grow up and take over your house! LOL! You are so kind to care for these precious lil felines. Keep us posted.