Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Still Having Fun

Sweetie slept in yesterday -- he snoozed, and he lost.  DiDreaming and i went to The Little Zoo That Could and got to pet lemurs and anteaters and sloths.  We both agree that lemurs are the softest and most fun critters in the zoo.

After the zoo we had a lovely lunch and went to the mall in a fruitless attempt to find jeans for me.

As crazy as it sounds, it's very, very hard for me to find jeans.  Most places that sell clothing for adult women start with size 4, and i wear a zero or double zero.  When i can find those sizes, it's often the super skinny jeans meant for young ladies, not old Presbyterian church ladies who clean homes and offices for a living.

Yes, i can wear the young girls size 16, but almost all jeans in that size will have rhinestones or butterflies or some kind of decoration that would look ridiculous on me, since i'm not a tween or very young teen girl.

At least i found my Sketcher GoWalks, i cannot work or live without these most comfortable, wonderful shoes.

In the evening, we all three took our inner children to the arcade and played skeeball and pinball and gave all the tickets we won to a little guy who grinned from ear to ear.

Today we have no special plans, so i want to relax and check the insides of my eyelids for cracks again.  You can't do that too much on vacation.  Then Sweetie and i will have a date night tonight at a very nice restaurant.

Today is:

Family History Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, urging people to brush up on family history during summer family reunions

Feast Day of Elisha the Prophet -- Christian

Flag Day -- United States

Freedom Day -- Malawi

Leinapaev -- Estonia (Mourning and Commemoration Day; remembering those deported under Soviet rule)

Liberation Day -- Falkland Islands

Magic Circles Day and Magic History Gathering -- marking the founding of The Magic Circle, a society of amateur and professional magicians 

Mourning and Hope Day -- Lithuania (remembering those exiled to Siberia under the Soviets)

National Bourbon Day -- celebrating America's "Native Spirit" 

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Pause for the Pledge Day -- US, in conjunction with Flag Day, all citizens are asked to pause at 7pm EDT to recite the Pledge

Petit Jean Antique Auto Show and Swap Meet -- Morrilton, AR, US (sponsored by the Museum of Automobiles in Morrilton, and the place to be if you love old cars; through Saturday)

Pig Callers' Day -- no clue where this came from, or why; any pig callers out there want to weigh in?

Pop Goes the Weasel Day -- and just as no one knows for sure the origins of the song or it's meaning, no one knows why it is celebrated on this day

Rice Planting Festivals -- Sumiyoshi Shrine, Osaka and Izawanomiya Shrine, Mie Prefecture, Japan (rice planting at sacred fields, some rites date back over 1,700 years)

Royal Ascot -- Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, England (a unique event bringing together the best of fashion, style, sport, and entertainment for five days)

Rumor Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (usually held on a weekday)

Runic Half-month Dag (day) commences

Sandpaper Day -- Isaac Fisher, Jr., of Vermont, was issued the first US patent for sandpaper on this day in 1834

St. Basil the Great's Day (traditional date in Roman Catholic Church, current date in Episcopal Church; Patron of education, exorcisms, hospital administrators, monks, liturgists, reformers; Cappadocia; Russia)

St. Castora Gabrielli's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, widows)

World Blood Donor Day -- International (2016's host country is Netherlands, and the emphasis is "Blood Connects Us All")
     Blood Type Awareness Day -- while donating, make sure you know your type, and that of your loved ones; in an emergency, it's good to know

World Pet Memorial Day -- some sites say this is always on June 10, others that it's always on the second Tuesday in June, but none can tell us where it came from or who started it that i can find

Anniversaries Today:

The United States Army is founded, 1775
Munich, Germany is founded, 1158

Birthdays Today:

Daryl Sabara, 1992
Lucy Hale, 1989
Kevin McHale, 1988
Diablo Cody, 1978
Steffi Graf, 1969
Yasmine Bleeth, 1968
Traylor Howard, 1966
Boy George, 1961
Eric Arthur Heiden, 1958
Will Patton, 1954
Eddie Mekka, 1952
Donald Trump, 1946
John F. MacArthur, 1939
Jerzy Kosinski, 1933
Joe Arpaio, 1932
Marla Gibbs, 1931
Che Guevara, 1928
Pierre Salinger, 1925
Gene Barry, 1919
Burl Ives, 1909
Alois Alzheimer, 1864
John Bartlett, 1820
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Cable Guy(Film), 1996
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves(Film), 1991
"The Gong Show"(TV), 1976

Today in History:

Kublai Khan defeated the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin  princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria, 1287
Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath and the Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance, 1381
Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony, 1648
The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States, 1777
Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat, 1789
Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig, who named it Bourbon because he lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky, 1789
Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom, 1821
The village of Henley, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first Royal Regatta, 1839
Trade unions are legalised in Canada, 1872
Norway adopts female suffrage, 1907
John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic  flight, 1919
Action Comics issue one is released, introducing Superman, 1938
The Canadian Library Association is established, 1946
UNIVAC I, the world's first commercial computer, is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau, 1951
The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency, 1962
The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1966
The 1994 Stanley Cup Riots occur after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, 1994
The Wallow Fire becomes the largest wildfire in the history of the US State of Arizona, 2011
Australia announces its plan to create the largest marine reserve in the world, 2012


  1. I love my Sketchers.

    I think you should go with the rhinestones and butterflys

  2. Wow, a woman with double zero. Tonight you & your hubby are going out on a date. I love it. Very beautiful, much in love and some excitement. Congratulations.
    I haven't been to the zoo since I was 10 and I'm going to be 67 years old. maybe I should take my grandchildren to the zoo? ( maybe it's just for me. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a wonderful Tuesday. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. Lemurs, anteaters & sloths, oh my! Sounds like my kind of day. No sarcasm intended, I love animals. This weekend I rescued a baby opposum from the jaws of one of our killer cats.

    Re: jeans, my girls are adamant against me wearing "mom" jeans and, the youngest especially, has steered me towards stretchy jeans. They fit better and they look better.

  4. I hear you about the jeans. I wish I could wear a smaller size though. Just saying.

    Have a fabulous day on your vacation. I'm sure you will because you always make the most of your vacations. ☺

  5. I can never find jeans either. What is going on? Why have they changed them for women? The ones I wore for over 30 years are no longer cotton! Everything is "stretch" now. I do not want that! I want jeans, good old fashioned jeans.

  6. Sounds like you're having a fine vacation. Enjoy!

  7. Good to know that the vacation is going so well. I always thought it would be great to be a size zero, never thought of the disadvantages! I hope the date was fun.

  8. Good to know that the vacation is going so well. I always thought it would be great to be a size zero, never thought of the disadvantages! I hope the date was fun.


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