Monday, April 18, 2016

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The toddler rule is that if something is shut, it must be opened.

First this one, then the next one.

All must be opened!

If the teacher goes behind and shuts it when no one is playing with it, it must be opened again!

I must reopen everything!

Today is:

Adult Autism Awarenes Day -- sponsored by; i know the poster child!

Army Day -- Iran (Rouz-e-Artesh)

Boston Marathon -- Boston, MA, US (120th running)

Goddess Month of Maia begins

Income Tax Pay Day -- US
     related observances:
     Freak Out Day 
     National Griper's Day (after all, you have to pay your taxes)
     Tax Resistors' Day -- good luck!
     That Sucks Day (appropriate, isn't it)

Independence Day -- Zimbabwe(1980)

International Amateur Radio Day/World Amateur Radio Day -- celebrating "ham radio" around the world ARRl 

International Day for Monuments and Sites -- UNESCO

Invention Day -- Japan

Jose de Diego's Birthday -- Puerto Rico (Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement, a/k/a Dia de Reafirmacion del Idioma Espanol)

Landing of the 33 Patriots Day -- Uruguay

Laundromat Day -- the first self-service "washateria" opened on this date in 1934 in Fort Worth, TX, US

Look-Alike Day -- internet generated, a day to try to look like someone you admire; some sites list it on the 20th

Mesir Paste Festival -- Manisa, Turkey (mesir paste is a blend of 41 different spices and is intended as a general cure-all and tonic; lots of craft exhibitions, concerts and sporting tournaments, as well as traditional throwing of paste off minaret of the Sultan Mosque; through Sunday)

National Animal Cracker Day

Newspaper Columnists' Day -- The National Society of Newspaper Columnists in honor of the anniversary of the death of Ernie Pyle

Patriots' Day -- US (in observance of the first battles of the Revolutionary War; always the 3rd Monday, unless this is also Easter Monday)

Pet Owners Independence Day -- the day to let your pet do the work and chores while you lie around and enjoy having only the responsibilies of your pet; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Sechselauten -- Zurich, Switzerland (Six Ringing Festival, traditional driving out of winter through the symolic destruction of the Boog - Old Man Winter - in the form of a snowman)

Sleep Apnea Awareness Day 

Smile Big and Say Hi for No Particular Reason Day -- if some site gave the reason for this, it would defeat the purpose

St. Agapitus Day (Patron of Palestrina, Italy; against colic)

St. Agia's Day (Patron against lawsuits)

"Third World" Day -- the phrase was first used on this date in 1955

Ushibuka Haiya Matsuri -- Furukawa, Japan (one of the liveliest dance festivals, with elements of dance styles from around the country; through the 20th)

Anniversaries Today:

The University of Alabama is founded, 1831

Birthdays Today:

America Ferrara, 1984
Cheryl Ann Haworth, 1983
Melissa Joan Hart, 1976
Eli Roth, 1972
David Tennant, 1971
Maria Bello, 1967
Conan O'Brien, 1963
Eric McCormack, 1963
Jane Leeves, 1961
Eric Roberts, 1956
John James, 1956
John Pankow, 1954
Rick Moranis, 1954
Dorothy Lyman, 1947
James Woods, 1947
Hayley Mills, 1946
Robert Hooks, 1937
Barbara Hale, 1921
Leopold Stokowski, 1882
Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, 1880
Clarence Darrow, 1857
Lucrezia Borgia, 1480

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Beauty and the Beast"(Musical), 1994
"Real People"(TV), 1979
"Call Me Mister"(Musical), 1946

Today in History:

Boleslaw Chrobry is crowned the first king of Poland, 1025
The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid, 1506
The Real Academia de la Historia (Royal Academy of History) is founded in Madrid, 1738
The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and William Dawes, upon seeing two lanterns in the church steeple, set out to warn that "The British are coming!" 1775
Fighting ceases in the American Revolutionary War, eight years to the day after it began, 1783
Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico, 1881
The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria, 1899
Denmark becomes the first country to formally adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals, 1902
Quetzaltenango, second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake, 1902
The Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement, 1906
The RMS Carpathia brings the Titanic survivors to NYC, 1912
"The House that Ruth Built," Yankee Stadium, opens, 1923
Simon and Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book, 1924
The first "washateria" (laundromat) opens, in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1934
The League of Nations is formally dissolved, 1949
29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference., 1955
A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum, 1958
The Republic of Zimbabwe is officially established with the swearing in of Canaan Banana as its first President, 1980
The Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings, from the Triple-A International League, begin the longest game in professional baseball history, 33 innings, 1981
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision, 2007
Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f, two planets resembling planet Earth are discovered revolving around the star Kepler-62 in the habitable zone, an area around the stars whose atmospheric pressure can suport liquid water at the surface, 2013


    perhaps that means I am ready to be a grandmother...or babysit :-)

  2. Too cute. Good for her. Big explorer. Have a great day.

  3. That deserves a triple aww! hehe! soooo cute :-)

    Have an awwtastic day :-)

  4. Open for business! Aww...cute!

  5. Lovely post. I'm always opening things. Call it... intrigue, inquisitiveness or just plain nosey :)

  6. Awww, it's the way with the little ones. It's how they learn. So precious.

    Have a terrific Awww Monday. ☺

  7. Awww. But you put a toddler in any photo and it is precious.

  8. Curiosity is one big hallmark of the human race. We learn this lesson early.

  9. I must still have a bit of toddler in me because I love opening and closing things.

  10. Toddler's rule! I'll be babysitting my granddaughter for an entire weekend soon, so I'm really in for it with the toddler ruling class.

    Ps. I've missed you mimi! Tax season at work tried to crush my spirit, but it's over now and I can finally get back to my regular routine of bloggity-fun. weeee!!

  11. I miss buying things like this for my kids. Next up they'll be asking for cars.

  12. I had to share with my husband the other names for Tax Day. My daughter is at college in Boston and love the Marathon Day when everyone is off work and the university is closed. The Marathon went right by her apartment this year.

    Susan Says

  13. Aw,,,,great share. Lots going on today. Tax Day, glad we got our taxes taken care of early in February. less headache to deal with. Great share always and hope your week is wonderful.

  14. I've had 3 toddlers and I can confirm this is true. :)

  15. This is true for small children, puppies, and some kittens, from what I have seen!

  16. Cats seem to observe this same rule! Twiggy is quite adept at opening kitchen drawers and cabinet doors! We need to child-proof them just for her! :-)

  17. lol. Toddlers are awesome. They are fantastic at opposites! :)


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