Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Bits and Bobs (Random Tuesday)

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Stacy Uncorked

It's Tuesday, so that means time to link up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked.  

#1 Son was reading me a news item the other day about a coffee shop in California that has said it will not serve police officers.

He read their comments about how officers make them feel unsafe, and i noted how they will not feel that way if they are ever facing an emergency situation.

His response was, "I'll take coffee shops most likely to be the next ones robbed for $500, Alex!"

Yesterday was another full day with Dr. D.  Dishes, looking for the still lost library books, cleaning out from the leak under the kitchen sink, looking for the mail, cleaning up after the cats including washing their dishes, looking for the bank payment book, running to Mall-Mart for bananas and nilla wafers because we couldn't find the first bag she'd bought, making banana pudding, running the banana pudding to the people for whom she made it, running to the storage unit, running to the other  that is in shop to get the soft drinks and wine and books and dish detergent and look for the library books (they were not there), and going to the nursery to buy plants so she can go plant them in the yard of the blind man up the street who lets her plant vegetables in his yard and then they split whatever she harvests.

She also managed to get in touch with her other attorney about the fire case and make dental and doctor appointments for later this week, and pay bills.

If she could afford to hire me full time, she could keep me busy for the next 20 years just taking care of the backlog.

Ms. PR at church who introduced me to her and thus got me the job is tickled to know it's working out.  She is quite a handful herself (gets up the ladies' trip to the beach every year with her friends, and from what i understand they have a party to envy), and she wants the three of us to get together for lunch.

If that ever happens, i know i will have to drive to pick both of them up and bring them home as i'd be the only one able to drive once the meal was over.

Little Girl is enjoying her new job, and it looks like our next door neighbor, Mr. MB (father of Mike-Next-Door who does our lawn), is going to buy her boyfriend's old car that Friend Chris was never able to finish repairing.  That will be a load off, as it is taking up space in the back yard carport and looks awful.

That's about all the news that's fit to print here, i hope everyone has a great Tuesday!


Today is:

Africa Scout Day -- Africa (celebration of all Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Africa)

Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis

Cheltenham Hunt Festival -- Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (a four day Festival, with the big race on that final day)

Ear Muff Day -- invented by Chester Greenwood in 1873, when he was only 15; if you need them today, keep a good thought for Chester

Good Samaritan Involvement Day -- emphasizing the importance of unselfish aid to others

Kasuga Matsuri -- Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan (Monkey Festival)

K-9 Veterans Day -- US (on the day in 1942 the US Army K-9 Corps was established)

National Coconut Tort Day

National Jewel Day -- for no other reason than that someone who liked jewels wanted a holiday for them

National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day -- an experiment in whether or not bad luck ensues

Organize Your Home Office Day -- Lisa Kanarek wants everyone to organize their home office on the second Tuesday in March; my response is:  in one day!  is she out of her mind!

Saint Ansovinus of Camerino (Patron protector of crops)

Sticking Very Close Together for Fairies of the Fourth and Fifth Flights -- Fairy Calendar

Uranus Day -- the planet was discovered this day in 1781

Birthdays Today:

Emile Hirsch, 1985
Rachael Bella, 1984
Will Clark, 1964
Adam Clayton, 1960
Glenne Headly, 1957
Dana Delany, 1956
Deborah Raffin, 1953
Charo, 1951
William H. Macy, 1950
Neil Sedaka, 1939
Helen "Callaghan" Candaele Saint Aubin, 1929
William Casey, 1913
L. Ron Hubbard. 1911
Sammy Kaye, 1910
Walter Annenberg, 1908
Percival Lowell, 1855
Lorenzo Delmonico, 1813
Joseph Priestly, 1733

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Larry King Show"(TV), 1983
"Same Time, Next Year"(Play), 1975
"Brigadoon"(Musical), 1947
"Three Musketeers"(Musical), 1928
"The Pink Lady"(Musical), 1911
"Marie Magdalena"(Opera), 1846
"Médée"(Opera), 1797

Today in History:

Twelfth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 607
Spanish explorer Cortez lands in Mexico, 1519
The Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli, 1560
Cambridge College is renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard, 1639
Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam, 1656
Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000, 1677
The twenty-seventh recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 1759
William Herschel discovers Uranus, 1781
The Uncle Sam cartoon figure makes its debut in the NY Lantern weekly, 1852
The US Senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, 1868
Oxford defeats Cambridge in their first golf match, 1878
The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, Madhist Sudanese against the Egyptian, British, and loyalist Sudanese forces, 1884
In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law, 1900
Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China, 1921
A law is passed in the US state of Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution, 1925
Clyde Tombaugh announces the discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory, 1930
Rotaract begins as a youth program of Rotary International, 1968
Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module, 1969
The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan, 1988
India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader, 1997
Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time, 2008
A Harvard Medical School study claims that red meat increases the risk of death and has additional negative health implications, 2012
In Greenland, the Siumut party wins the parliamentary election, setting up Aleqa Hammond to become the country's first female Prime Minister, 2013


  1. Goodness you were busy. I got tired just reading about it...
    And what a foolish announcement for that cafe to make.

  2. Designated drivers can score a lot of free meals.

  3. You are very busy take care

  4. I am exhausted just reading all those chores. Hope you took a little rest every now and then.Have a great Tuesday.

  5. I agree with Marg. I have to sit down and catch my breath. Go slow and pace yourself. That one woman could be a great movie.

  6. Fun post ~ lots of info ~ and tasks ~ be gentle with yourself ~ you are a treasure!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Much of California is anti cop and anti Trump. California used to be a great state. Now it's full of homeless people that come here for the benefits. It's a shame. You have to hold your nose in parts of San Francisco because of all the raw sewage. I can go on and on, but you get the idea.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  8. Busy, busy, busy Mimi. Rest a little my friend. Learn to slow down a little. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. I read about that cafe and it made my blood boil. The name of the place is "Hasta Muerte," which translates to "Until Death." I can't imagine anything legal happens in a place that doesn't welcome police officers.

  10. I don't feel the same about the café. I can understand why people feel unsafe around police officers. There has been a lot of unrest in our country as of recently. I was watching a youtube where a young black guy, obviously drunk, was told to get on the ground and do some very specific movements by a police officer or he would be shot. I don't remember why the police were talking to the guy in the first place, but I do remember feeling like, if I were as drunk as that guy I wouldn't be able to do those precise movements like the cop wanted. And then bam! The cop shot the guy. Absolutely horrifying. Why couldn't the cop take the guy somewhere to wait off the effects of his drinking? Why did the cop expect a drunk to do anything super precise in the first place?

    I'm not saying all cops are bad, but I guess I'm saying that not all cops are good. Anyway, it's complicated. And while I don't necessarily agree that all cops should be banned because of their chosen career, I'm not quite sure how I feel about the whole mess or what I would do if I were the café owners.

    I'm glad everything is working out with your new position! And with your daughter's! It sounds like you are quite busy!