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Things have been a bit odd around this domicile. After close to 30 years of the status quo, ever since Sweetie was laid off, i am now leaving for work most days of the week, and he is staying home playing house husband while he seeks other work.
"Who left all these dishes in the sink!" he will howl when he goes in the kitchen to find, as i always did, that elves leave lots of traces there, and that no matter how many times you clean up, there's always more to clean up.
He used to wonder what i did all day (besides home school the kids and run errands and cook meals). Now he knows.
There have been a few "discussions" about how "nobody cleans anything around here except me!" which is how i used to feel. He never had that trouble when he was at work all day and i was mostly home.
It remind me of when Boudreaux an' Clothile was courtin'. Clothile tell Boudreaux, "Boudreaux, when you an' me get marry, I want you to feel like you can come to me an' share wit' me all you troubles and pro'lems."
An' Boudreaux, he say, "Clothile, I don' got no troubles an' pro'lems!"
An' Clothile, she say, "Mais, we ain't got marry yet!"
Alasitis Fair -- Aymara Indians, Bolivia (offerings to the god of prosperity, now celebrated in conjunction with the Roman Catholic Feast of Our Lady of Peace, for whom La Paz is named)
Beer Can Appreciation Day -- the first canned beer went on sale today in 1935
Belly Laugh Day -- at 1:24pm local time, join the Belly Laugh Bounce Around the World!
Economic Liberation Day -- Togo
Eskimo Pie Day -- patented this day in 1921
Fairy-Four Paganalia -- Fairy Calendar
Farmhouse Breakfast Week begins -- UK (encouraging you to refresh your wake up routine, with the challenge to "Shake Up Your Wake Up")
Full Wolf Moon -- the wolves howl hungrily during this cold month, sometimes called the Old Moon or the Yule Moon; some of the following celebrations began yesterday evening
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
Mahayana New Year -- Buddhist
Pyatho Full Moon -- Myanmar (traditionally the time of equestrian festivals)
Thorrablot/Thurseblot -- Ancient Norse Calendar (feast honoring Thor, guardian of Midgard, at the first full moon of the new year)
Thaipusam/Thaipoosam Cavadee -- Tamil People; Malaysia; Mauritius (Tamil Hindu multi-day celebration of the birth of the god Murugan)
Gold Rush Day -- US (gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill, sparking the California Gold Rush, in 1848)
Homeless Sunday -- UK (an opportunity to consider what action churches are being called to in addressing homelessness)
National Compliment Day -- begun by Debby Hoffman and Kathy Chamberlin, a day in which to compliment at least 5 people
National Peanut Butter Day
Opposite Day -- internet generated, and fun if you play it right
Paul Pitcher Day (So called because it is the eve of the Celebration of St. Paul's Conversion on the road to Damascus. Cornish tin miners would traditionally set up a water pitcher in a public place and throw stones at it to destroy it. A replacement pitcher was then bought and filled with beer, which was drunk and replenished through the day. These miners were great inventors for reasons to celebrate, and they did this to rebel against the rule that only water was to be consumed during the work day.)
Sailing of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (people sailed the Nile to converge on Bubastis and celebrate the cat goddess; date approximate)
Sementivae, in honor of Ceres and Terra, begins -- Roman Empire (one of the few dating approximate items on the Roman Calendar, as each area of the Empire celebrated according to the timing of a local magistrate, but now through Feb. 2 was a typical time)
Social Sipping and Nibbling Rehearsal Day -- a day to practice cutting a piece of cake on a paper plate, using a plastic fork, and also balancing a napkin and punch in a paper cup; or practicing what clever thing you will say if you drop it all
Sounkyo Ice Festival -- Hokkaido, Japan (snow and ice sculptures that are almost too good to be true, through March 29)
St. Francis de Sales' Day (Patron of authors/journalists/writers, confessors, deaf people, educators/teachers; Champdepraz, Aosta, Italy; against deafness)
Tu B'Shevat -- Judaism ("New Year of the Trees", begins at sunset)
TV Game Show Day -- birth anniversary of Mark Goodson
Ziua Unirii -- Romania (Unification Day)
Popeye meets Olive Oyl, 1929 (in Elzie Segar's Thimble Theater comic strip)
Mischa Barton, 1986
Tatyana Ali, 1979
Ed Helms, 1974
Matthew Lillard, 1970
Mary Lou Retton, 1968
Nastassia Kinski, 1960
Jools Holland, 1958
Yakov Smirnoff, 1951
John Belushi, 1949
Warren Zevon, 1947
Michael Ontkean, 1946
Sharon Tate, 1943
Neil Diamond, 1941
Aaron Neville, 1941
Ray Stevens, 1939
Maria Tallchief, 1925
Jerry Maren, 1920
Oral Roberts, 1918
Ernest Borgnine, 1917
Jack Brickhouse, 1916
Mark Goodson, 1915
Granny D, 1910 (formerly Granny Haddock, or Ethel Doris Haddock, political activist)
Edith Wharton, 1862
"I, Puritani"(Bellini Opera), 1835
Today in History:
Caligula, known for his cruel despotism, is assassinated and succeeded by his uncle Claudius, 41
Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders, 1639
The first Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland, 1656
Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga, 1776
The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia,1857
The Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza, with Bucharest as the capital, 1862
General Baden-Powell's publication of Scouting for Boys starts the Boy Scouts movement, 1908
The Gregorian calendar introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective from February 14(NS), 1918
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, 1952
A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost, 1961
Jackie Robinson is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, 1962
Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II, 1972
Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered, 1978
The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale, 1984
Voyager 2 passes within 81,500 km (50,680 miles) of Uranus, 1986
Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe,and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States, 1990
Lara Giddings becomes the first female Premier of the Australian state of Tasmania , 2011