Tuesday, August 21, 2018

All the news i can think to print (Random and Happy Tuesday).

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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.  

Dr. D has finally done it.  She went to a cousin who owns a big commercial building and told him she needs a small office in which to work doing the research for her lawsuits.  He gave her an empty one that he has no use for right now.

We spent yesterday moving files.  We haven't even touched most of them yet.  What i'm trying not to think about is what's going to happen when her cousin does end up with a use for that office.

Today is part one of my annual check-up.  Yesterday i called Ms. B, my every-other-Tuesday client, and told her i might be a bit late today because of an early morning doctor appointment.  She informed me that she was in the hospital!  She was hoping to get out yesterday afternoon, but either way, i am still to go to her house today, her son is there.

Then i fussed at her (only a little) because neither she nor her other son who is a deacon at our church (really, he should know better!) called the church office to let them know she was hospitalized.  She's not on the prayer list either, because no one knew.  Her response to that was, "Oh, well!" said as only she can.

She's a retired nurse.  Like so many medical people, she hates being sick and having a to-do made over her.  Can't say that i blame her much.  Still, when you are 81 and end up in the hospital, your church family would really like to know.

The annual check-up includes a whole bunch of stuff that i'm not too thrilled to go through, but go through it i must.  Samples will be taken, i will get an ECG and tests to make sure i have no clogged arteries in my extremities, hearing test, visual field, and more.

As typical for me, my ECG will be "abnormally normal", my lung capacity will be deemed "as good as it's going to get with the scars" and for the rest, well, it's a wait and see.  This time i have to wait a month, as i cannot find a time any sooner to get back to the office for all of the results.

This is about how i felt on my drive to church Sunday morning when it seems every crazy was on the freeway: 

As much as i dislike violence, i think i would have liked to spank a couple of people that morning.

It makes perfect sense to a cat person:

Finally, Little Girl is still living at home (the room mate thing fell apart) and she has Coda until Alston gets back from his month on orders.  Coda has been giving me a look like this when i tell her i'm going to take her for a walk:

Of course, i don't take her to the vet, i am not sure why she looks at me that way.  Guess i'm not mommy so you never know what i might do.

Oh, and as for Alston, Little Girl's boyfriend, he pulled a stunt while on orders and got caught by the Sergeant Major!  Because it didn't end up with anyone being hurt or any thing being damaged, it didn't go up the chain of command, but he had to spend four hours in the hot sun in the field, flipping a tractor tire over and over and over and over around the field.  He seems to have learned that drinking and then driving to the store for more beer while wearing only half of your uniform is going to get you into a world of trouble, especially when it's a tiny town, there's only one store, and the Sergeant Major is in there and catches you then has to be the one to drive you back to base. 

That's about all the news, hope everyone has a great Tuesday!


Today is:

Aquino Day -- Philippines

Buhe -- Ethiopian Orthodox Church (Christian remembrance of the Transfiguration.)

Cadillac Day -- the first Caddy was built this day in 1902

Consualia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of Consus, god of grain and silos)

Crazy Day -- go crazy, in honor of Patsy Cline recording Willie Nelson's song Crazy on this date in 1961

Fete de la Jeunesse -- Morocco; Western Sahara (Youth Day, on the Birthday of HM Mohammed VI)

Gospel Day -- Kosrae, Micronesia

National Pecan Torte Day

National Senior Citizens Day -- US (by Presidential proclamation in 1988)

National Spumoni Day

Poet's Day -- a day to celebrate the poet in you, and share special thoughts about poets and poetry

St. Pius X's Day (Patron of first communicants, pilgrims; Des Moines, Iowa, US; Great Falls-Billings, Montana, US; Kottoyam, India; Santa Lucija, Malta; Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO, US; Zamboanga, Philippines)

Anniversaries Today

Seminole Tribe of Native Americans is legally established and recognized, 1957
Hawai'i becomes the 50th US state, 1959

Birthdays Today

Ozma, Queen of Oz, year unconfirmed
Hayden Panettiere, 1989
Usain Bolt, 1986
Brody Jenner, 1983
Alicia Witt, 1975
James Robert "Jim" McMahon, 1959
Steve Case, 1958
Kim Cattrall, 1956
Jackie DeShannon, 1944
Peter Weir, 1944
Clarence Williams III, 1939
Kenny Rogers, 1938
Wilt Chamberlain, 1936
Melvin Van Peebles, 1932
Shimon Peres, 1923
Christopher Robin Milne, 1920
Friz Freleng, 1906
Count Basie, 1904
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, 1872
William Murdoch, 1754
Francis de Sales, 1567

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"La Cage Aux Folles"(Musical), 1983

Today in History

Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shogun and therefore de facto ruler of Japan, 1192
Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt, 1680
James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales, 1770
The Nat Turner slave revolt in Virginia leaves 55 dead, 1831
Mighty Casey (Dan Casey) is struck out! In a game against the N.Y. Giants, 1887
William S Burroghs patents the adding machine, 1888
Oldsmobile is incorporated as a division of General Motors Corp., 1897
Arthur Rose Eldred becomes the first Boy Scout to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, 1912
Physicist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1945
James Anderson, Jr., posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine, 1968
Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport, 1983
Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range, 1986
Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses, 1991
The Red Cross announces the famine in Tajikistan and calls for international aid there and in Uzbekistan, 2001
Hurricane Dean becomes the first storm to make landfall as a Catagory 5 since Hurricane Andrew, 2007
Kateri Tekakwitha canonized as the 1st Native American saint by Pope Benedict XVI, 2012
After 108 years a "message in a bottle" put in the sea by UK Marine Biological Association is announced found on a beach in Amrum, Germany, 2015
London's parliament clock bell Big Ben chimes for the last time before a four-year restoration process for its tower starts, 2017


  1. Lots and lots of news.
    Good luck with your check up.
    And sadly I can relate to the stick and pinata thing more often than I like.
    And of course I talk to my cat. It would be rude to ignore him.

  2. Your blog is great. I read a lot of interesting things from it. Thank you very much for sharing. Hope you will update more news in the future.
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  3. My friend's dad was a submarine captain whose favorite saying was, "The stupid shall be punished." He would have approved of the tire trick. :-)

  4. It was joy to visit and know LOT about you!
    hope and pray that your check up goes fine my friend!

  5. Preparation for school seems to have everyone on edge. Lots of child scolding in the Target store yesterday. Wish I had stayed at home in my quiet gray-haired mode.

  6. I love your funnies and yes I've wanted to use that stick a time or two.

    I hear you on all the medical tests that seem to multiply when we get old. My care has several purposes. Medical visits, manicure and pedicure and grocery shopping. What an exciting life.

    Yikes on the drunk driving. He got off lucky. I hope he's learned his lesson.

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

  7. I agree with you Mimi, medical tests are a pain in the butt but are necessary. My last one every test was OK but he wanted another PSA blood test. My family has prostrate problems. The second test was Ok but he wanted another test in 5 months.
    I wanted to laugh about Alston, Little Girl's boyfriend. Don't these young people ever learn but I thought for a minute, I guess we all did stupid things when we were young. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Oh my! Drinking and driving is always a bad idea but I can only imagine how the military feels about people doing that in (half) uniform. Eek!

    Glad Dr. D managed to find an office, so that she can do her work from.

    Show kindness to Ms. B. Maybe she didn't want the attention from being on the prayer list. I won't ask what she was in the hospital for, but I hope she is doing better now. And I hope your appointment went well too!

  9. Oh so sweet animal photos and delightful captions!

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

  10. You have such an interesting and varied lfe.

  11. I always talk to our cat- best way to get good answers!

  12. I hope all your test results are good. You really go above and beyond for Dr. D, she is lucky to have your help.