Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday Sometimes Defies a Title

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It's Random and Happy Tuesday, so i'm linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts and Sandee's Comedy Plus.

Jezzie moves too fast to get many pictures, and she is much too small for her collar.

That's as still as she gets, and you can see the collar sticks out further than her ears.

Shy Mr. Pepe hid when i tried to get his photo.  Guess he remembers the hat.

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. D's medical records for 2017, at least what we can find, are in order so that she can file her taxes.  2018 is gathered, too, but not quite in order.  It only took us six hours yesterday.

Everyone seems to have survived Monday the 13th, which is a good thing.

Bigger Girl is still in Amsterdam.  She has been sending texts to family members, with one exception.  Can you guess who had to wait to finally get a text from her?  Of course, the person who is paying extra on the phone bill so that she can text from over there.

She's having a great time, and is even giving tours of the lab and the micropia (whatever that is) over there, explaining to American tourists the differences between bogs, swamps, and wetlands.

If i'm remembering correctly, she comes back at the end of the week, and while i will be glad to have her safely back, i know she's been bitten with the bug and will want to work abroad if she can.  Whatever makes her happy.

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


Today is:

Anniversary Day -- Tristan da Cunha

Assumption Eve -- France; Holy See

Carnival Tuesday -- Granada

Day of Peace between Horus and Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Defense Forces Day -- Zimbabwe

Faradda di li candareri (Descent of the Candlesticks) -- Sassari, Sardinia (beginning of the celebration of the Assumption)

Festival for Fortuna Equestris -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Fox Hill Day -- Nassau, Bahamas (final day of their Emancipation celebrations)

Independence Day -- Pakistan(1947)

International Nagging Day -- ignore this one if you have any sense, the founder was smart enough to leave no trace

Inter-State Fair and Rodeo -- Coffeyville, KS, US (rodeo, livestock shows, carnival, and more; through Saturday)

La Torta dei Fieschi -- Lavagna, Italy (this city on the Italian Riviera comes to life with dance and music every year to commemorate the wedding, on this day in 1230, of Bianca de Bianchi and Count Opizzo Fiechi, as he had invited everyone in town to share the 30ft. high cake he had made for the occasion)

Liberty Tree Day -- Massachusetts, US

Mantoro Lantern Lighting -- Kasuga Taisha, Japan (through tomorrow; 3,000 lanterns light the shrine, and the main hall is open for visitors, with Bugaku and Kagura performed in the apple garden)

National Creamsicle Day

National Financial Awareness Day -- can't find the history on who started this for which country, but it's wise to become financially literate no matter where you live

National Navajo Code Talkers Day -- Navajo Nation; US

Oued Ed-Dahab Day -- Morocco; Western Sahara (celebrating the recovery of this area from Spanish occupation in 1979)

Pramuka Day -- Indonesia (Scouting Day)

St. Maximillian Kolbe's Day (Patron of families, imprisoned people, journalists, political prisoners, prisoners, recovering drug addicts, the pro-life movement; against drug addictions)

St. Werenfrid's Day (Patron of vegetable gardeners; Arnheim, Netherlands; Elst, Netherlands; Westervoort, Netherlands; against gout and stiff joints)

Wiffle Ball Day -- the wiffle ball was introduced this day in 1953

World's Fair of Money -- Philadelphia, PA, US (the greatest money show on Earth, including dealers, exhibits from around the world, family activities and educational programs; through Saturday)

Anniversaries Today:

Jackie Mason marries Jyll Rosenfeld, 1991
V-J Day, 1945

Birthdays Today:

Tim Tebow, 1987
Terin Humphrey, 1986
Mila Kunis, 1983
Spencer Pratt, 1983
Jay Manuel, 1972
Catherine Bell, 1968
Halle Berry, 1966
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, 1959
Marcia Gay Harden, 1959
Gary Larson, 1950
Danielle, Steel, 1947
Antonio Fargas, 1946
Susan Saint James, 1946
Steve Martin, 1945
Lynne Cheney, 1941
David Crosby, 1941
Arthur Betz Laffer, 1940
Alice Ghostley, 1926
Buddy Greco, 1926
Russell Baker, 1925
John Ringling North, 1903
Ernest Everett Just, 1883
Ernest Lawrence Thayer, 1863
Doc Holiday, 1851
H.C. Oersted, 1777
Emperor Hanazono of Japan, 1297

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Front Page"(Play), 1928

Today in History

The young Emperor Antoku and three sacred treasures are taken by Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan, fleeing to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan, 1183
Kublai Khan's invading fleet disappears in a a typhoon near Japan, 1281
Three years after Gutenberg, the oldest known exactly dated printed book is published, 1457
Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of the Netherlands, 1585
Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha (remotest occupied island), 1816
Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma, 1842
Oregon Territory created, 1848
Magazine "Field and Stream" begins publication, 1873
Construction of Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, is completed, 1880
Japan issues its first patent, for rust-proof paint, 1885
A recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's The Lost Chord, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London, 1888
France begins requiring motor vehicle registration, 1893
The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21, 1901
Mt. Rushmore project first proposed, 1925
United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired, 1935
British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland, 1969
Longest game in softball history begins, as The Gager's Diner team takes on the Bend'n Elbow Tavern; the game was played to raise money for a new softball field in Monticello, NY, went to 365 innings over two days, and the Gagers won 491-467, 1976
Lech Walesa leads strikes at the Gdansk, Poland shipyards, 1980
Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada, 2003
More than 2,000 people found in Poland's largest mass grave during World War II are reburied in a military cemetery, 2009
As a sponsored event of the IOC, the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics for athletes age 14-18, officially starts in Singapore, 2010
North and South Korea agree to reopen the jointly-operated Kaesong Industrial Region, 2013


Elephant's Child said...

I hope your Tuesday is full of joy.

Nancy Chan said...

Your bigger girl is keeping the best for the last one she messaged! If I am not mistaken, the last one is the dear mom? You are a great mom!

Jz said...

So, next year, I'll know to invoke St. Werenfrid throughout the summer. (Either guise will work for me...)

Cathy Kennedy said...


Cute photos and great funnies!

I can so relate to being the last to hear from one's kids. You'd think your off-springs would be anxious to share with you but noooo, everyone else comes first and if you're lucky then you get a once sentence with lots of shortcut words & acronyms. What happened to a comprehensive, thoughtful text depicting a near-Hallmark moment in one's communication? Our kids can't be bothered with such nonsense I guess. lol Oh well...I will always try to send thoughtful messages with the hopes one day, it'll rub off. :) Have a randomtastic week filled with lots of laughs and smiles!

Cruisin Paul said...

Good Tuesday morning Mimi. I guess your prayers helped. My brother - in - law, Jim is now out of the hospital but I talked to him last night and he's still weak and he told me that he had 3 major operations and the it will take the full year for the cuts the operation took.
You must be very proud of your daughter but what the heck is micropia? I'm not that smart to understand such things. Well, enjoy your day my friend. See ya.

Cruisin Paul

Sandee said...

Love Garfield. I did make it thought Monday the 13th and wasn't in bed all day either.

The pups are adorable.

I agree with the coffee. I'm having mine now.

Bigger girl is having the time of her life. I'm so happy she had this opportunity.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

Jan said...

Garfield is our role model. He always has the right idea.

carol l mckenna said...

Fun post and Monday was fine with us ~ Garfield comic is always fun too ~

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

Gosia said...

Europe is different from US. love

pilch92 said...

Love the hat photo. That is sad your daughter hasn't texted you :(

Stacy Uncorked said...

Sometimes I wish I could work abroad, just for the unique experience! I'm glad you finally heard from your daughter, though - and I bet you're looking forward to having her back! ;)

Nice job on getting the records in order - and thanks for the reminder I need to pull my records together to make sure I get our taxes done in time for the extension due in October - which will be here before I know it! :)