Saturday, July 23, 2016

Don't Stop, You'll Get Left Behind!

This next week will be both long and short.  Short in the sense of only having two days of work before Sweetie and i leave to go to Oklahoma to see Little Girl graduate, long in the sense of having a lot packed into those two days.

Today i work, and Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, comes over for dinner.  Tomorrow is church, plus church for the homeless, and prayer service, and evening Bible study.  

On Monday, the termite inspector comes, then i go work for Ms. S, and Dansig and Horizon have their yearly vet appointment when i get done with work.  

Tuesday i work for Ms. V, and then Sweetie and i go pick up the rental car -- there's no way The Jalopy or Humphrey the Honda could make the distance we have to travel, and while Cicero could do it, she no longer has a working A/C.  No way do you travel through the heat of Texas and Oklahoma without A/C unless you have absolutely no other choice.

The drive will be about 10 hours on Wednesday, Thursday is Family Day at Fort Sill, and Friday is the graduation.  Saturday Little Girl leaves for her advanced training and we drive home so as to be able to be in church on Sunday.

This is one week where the grass is not going to be growing under our feet!

Today is:

Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous -- Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, US (pre-1963 power and sailing yachts, river parade, and Rum Runners Rendezvous celebration; through tomorrow)

Birthday of Emperor Haili Selassi I -- Rastafari

Flag Day -- Abkhazia

Geneva Arts Fair -- Geneva, IL, US (a juried event that is becoming one of the top such events in the US; through tomorrow)

Gorgeous Grandma Day -- a day to celebrate those who age, date, and mate in style! 

Hot Enough For Ya Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays as the only day on which you may utter these words; any other day, and you will get high fived on the back of the head!;)

Loveladies Fine Art Festival -- Loveladies, NJ, US (juried arts and crafts show, entertainment, food and more; through tomorrow)

Mayan Sun Festival -- honoring Ahau Kin, the sun god, date approximate

National Day of the Cowboy -- US  (celebrating the heritage, and those who still work as cowboys/cowgirls today) 

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Neptunalia and Salcia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god and goddess of the ocean and wide seas, celebrates Neptune in his role as god of irrigation)

Plaza Latina Festival -- Nursery Row Park, East Street, London (the biennial Carnaval del Pueblo hosts this mini-festival between the big celebrations on three consecutive Saturdays, with traditional Latin American food, dance, arts and crafts, and kids activities)

Private Eye Day -- internet generated

Remembrance Day -- Papua New Guinea

Renaissance Day -- Oman (celebrates the accession of Qaboos bin Said Al Said, 14th Sultan of Oman)

Revolution Day -- Egypt

St. Apollinaris' Day (Patron against epilepsy, gout; of Aachen, Germany; Burtscheid, Germany; Düsseldorf, Germany; Ravenna, Italy; Remagen, Germany)

St. Bridget of Sweden's Day (Patron of widows; Europe; Sweden)

St. Phocas the Gardener's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, boatmen, farm workers, farmers, field hands, gardeners, husbandmen, mariners, market-gardeners,sailors, watermen)

Warei Shrine Summer Festival -- Warei Shrine, Uwajima City, Japan (through tomorrow, includes "bull-sumo", a non fatal type of bull fighting, where the bulls try to push each other out of the ring)

World Congress of Esperanto -- Nitra, Slovakia; through next Saturday

Anniversaries Today

Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson, 1986
Coronation of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, 1999

Birthdays Today

Daniel Radcliffe, 1989
Michelle Williams, 1980
Omar Epps, 1975
Nomar Garciapara, 1973
Marlon Wayans, 1972
Charisma Carpenter, 1970
Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967
Eriq La Salle, 1962
Woody Harrelson, 1961
Lamont "ShowBoat" Robinson, 1961
Edie McClurg, 1951
Belinda Montgomery, 1950
Don Imus, 1940
Nicholas Gage, 1939
Ronny Cox, 1938
Anthony M. Kennedy, 1936
Don Drysdale, 1936
Bert Convy, 1933
Arata Isozaki, 1931
Gloria DeHaven, 1925
Amalia Rodrigues, 1920
Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, 1918
Arthur Treacher, 1894
Haile Selassie I, 1892
Raymond Chandler, 1888
Samuel Augustus Maverick, 1803

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"(Single release), 1966
"The Gene Autry Show"(TV), 1950

Today in History

William Austin Burt patents the Typographer, a precursor to the typewriter, 1829
The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union, 1840
The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, the world's oldest international sport federation, is founded, 1881
The Ford Motor Company sells its first car, 1903
Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film, 1926
Telstar  relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite, 1962
The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling within 4 years, 1982 *
Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba, 1983
Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered, 1995
Cape Verde becomes the 153rd member of the World Trade Organization, 2008
Patent law disputes between Samsung and Apple deadlock as the dispute addresses valuation of each other's patents, 2012

*Don't I wish that had worked!


  1. It will be a proud moment to see the graduation too. I know you're looking forward to that milestone.

    Have a blessed day my friend. ☺

  2. oh, bless y'all! do be safe and hooray for little girl!

  3. That does sound like a busy week! I am sure you're looking forward to the graduation like mad, well done to her!

  4. That does sound like a busy week! I am sure you're looking forward to the graduation like mad, well done to her!

  5. A busy but very happy week! I love a long road trip and I hope you enjoy yours, too. Congratulations to Little Girl. You have reason to be proud.

  6. I wish I could snap my fingers and lower the outdoor temperature for your trip. Travel safe.

  7. I am tired just reading about all you have to do.

  8. A busy week indeed! Safe travels. This is a rest week for us (except the mountains of camp laundry I have to do) before our second big holiday trip -- a 17 hour drive!! yikes.


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