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This spring has been cooler than i remember most springs in the past. We seem to have rain move through every 4-6 days, and it brings cooler weather behind it, which is normal until May, when rain starts bringing hotter weather with it. The difference this year is the cooler weather has been really and truly much cooler than i remember for longer than i remember.
This is good in that we don't have to turn the A/C on yet. As sensitive as i am to cold, though, it has meant i've needed to keep my jackets and coats and gloves handy longer than usual.
Needing gloves down here has to be hard on the Cajuns, since they tend to talk with their hands just as much as with their mouths.
In fac', de odder day, Boudreaux an' Gautreaux was walkin' an' de weather had done got col' agin', an' Boudreaux say, "Gautreaux, be dere somepin' wrong? You don' be sayin' much."
An' Gautreaux, wit' his hands in his coat pocket, say, "Mais, dere not'in' wrong, I jes fergot my gloves!"
American Circus Day -- the first circus in the US opened this day in Philadelphia in 1793
Anniversary of the Second Republic -- Republic of Guinea
Day Sacred to Bona Dea and Day of Proserpina's Rise from the Underworld -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Domingo del Angel -- Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Angel Sunday, a fiesta dating back to the 15th century)
Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day -- and unless you have a really great job, we know your decision
Find-A-Rainbow Day -- a day to paint bright and colorful wishes for your friends, family, and sweetheart; if you actually find a rainbow in the sky, that's a plus, send a pic to the RainbowBrite site
Kanamara Matsuri -- Kanayama Shrine, Kawasaki, Japan ("Festival of the Steel Phallus", a phallic symbol festival, now a big tourist draw and used to raise money for HIV research)
National Chocolate Mousse Day
Overcome a Handicap Day -- on the day, in 1981, when one-legged Canadian high jumper Arnie Boldt cleared 6 feet 8¼ inches, only about a foot under the world record at the time
Pony Express Day -- US; inaugurated this day in 1860
Second Republic Day -- Guinea
Shower Dance -- Fairy Calendar
St. Irene of Thessalonica's Day (Patron of girls, peace)
St. Richard of Chichester's Day (called Ricardus, ri for ridens meaning "laughing", car for carus meaning "dear", dus for dulcis meaning "sweet"; Patron of coachmen and of the Diocese of Chichester, Sussex, England)
Tweed Day -- a day to consider the costs of political corruption, on the birth anniversary of "Boss" Tweed
World Party Day -- anyone and everyone is invited to join the party
Isle Royale National Park is established in Michigan, US, 1940
Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England, 1043
Amanda Bynes, 1986
Leona Lewis, 1985
Cobie Smulders, 1982
Jamie Bamber, 1973
Jennie Garth, 1972
Picabo Street, 1971
Robert Chapin, 1964
Eddie Murphy, 1961
David Hyde Pierce, 1959
Alec Baldwin, 1958
Bernie Parent, 1945
Tony Orlando, 1944
Leona Lewis, 1943
Marsha Mason, 1942
Wayne Newton, 1942
Jane Goodall, 1934
Calvin "Baby Vet" Graham, 1930
Max Frankel, 1930
Virgil "Gus" Grissom, 1926
Jan Merlin, 1925
Marlon Brando, 1924
Doris Day, 1924
Herb Caen, 1916
Sally Rand, 1904
Henry Robinson Luce, 1898
Leslie Howard, 1893
John Burroughs, 1837
William Magear "Boss" Tweed, 1823
Edward Everett Hale, 1822
Washington Irving, 1783
TV Guide(Publication), 1953
Today in History:
Edward the Confessor is crowned king of England, 1043
The US Pony Express begins its first run, 1860
Gottlieb Daimler receives a German patent for his engine, 1885
Trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality, 1895
The US House of Representatives accept the "American's Creed," a patriotic contest winner by William Tyler Page, as the official creed of the US, 1918
The building of the RMS Queen Mary is commissioned, 1929
President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, 1948
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, 1968
The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, 1973
Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default, 1975
Conventional-Train World Speed Record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record, 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph), 2007
Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2009
Following the News International phone hacking scandal, James Murdock resigns as Chairman of BskyB, 2012