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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.
Have you ever noticed that, no matter how much you are craving one certain food or another, once you finally just eat what you have, it doesn't matter? When the stomach is finally sated, what you ate doesn't seem to matter so much as that you ate.
|Right, everyone is going to eat veggies when they crave chocolate.|
The other day, i was spending a bit of time in the car waiting until a business was open, and their lawn/maintenance people showed up. The requisite truck was there, pulling a trailer with equipment, and out jumped three men and a young boy who looked to be about 10. It was a Saturday, so i'm guessing he was out of school and dad had to work and had no one else to watch him.
It was good to see him get out of the truck, grab his bucket and picker-upper, and go start policing the parking lot for trash. Far from child labor, i think sometimes we don't ask our kids to do enough these days.
While at Dr. D's yesterday, i had to run errands. As typical, we got busy doing other things, and the errands kept getting pushed back until it was early afternoon.
Finally, as the clouds ominously gathered, i headed out for lettuce and cat food and to check the mail at the post office box, among other things. While sitting in one parking lot, the heavens opened up, and i had no choice but to slog my way to the store.
When i got back to Dr. D's house, she heard me drive up, opened the door and greeted me with, "Would you believe it's rained twice here since you left?"
As i squished my way up toward the door, i was sorely tempted to pull off and wring out my wet socks and say, no kidding!
The sweet thing is, she was so concerned about me being soaked from the knees down that she sent me home a bit early.
It's probably time for me to wrap this up, i have two chihuahuas in my lap, fighting for attention. It would probably make a great Awww Monday photo, but i can't reach the phone and no one else is nearby to snap a shot. Phooey.
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!
Armed Forces Day -- Mozambique
International Ataxia Awareness Day -- highlighting the difficulties of living with the many forms of ataxia
Join a Cabal of International Bankers Today Day -- internet generated, and only for people without a conscience
Kamarampaka Day -- Rwanda (Republic Day, marks the 1961 abolition of the monarchy)
Math Storytelling Day -- the brainchild of Maria Droujkova
National Comic Book Day -- internet generated, but go read one, they are fun
National Crabmeat Newberg Day
National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims -- US
National Food Service Employees Day -- because everyone wants to eat out once in a while
National One-Hit Wonder Day -- US, remembering those who had only one hit on the rock charts
National Psychotherapy Day -- US (a day to fight wear turquoise and encourage education about who psychotherapy can help people)
National Voter Registration Day -- US (Celebrating Democracy in America)
National Youth Day -- Nauru
Old Holy Rood Eve -- OS calendar Holy Cross Eve, the last day to pick blackberries (after this, the devil poisons them because when he fell from heaven, he landed in a blackberry bush)
St. Cadoc's Day (Patron of the deaf; against cramps, deafness, glandular disorders, scrofula)
St. Finbarr's Day (Patron of Barra, Scotland; Cork, Ireland)
Toad Tempting Day -- Fairy Calendar
Woman Road Warrior Day -- to recognize the traveling businesswomen in today's world
World Ataxia Awareness Day
World Pharmacists Day -- International Pharmaceutical Federation; this year's theme is "Pharmacists: Caring for you."
Lee Norris, 1981
Catherine Zeta-Jones, 1969
Will Smith, 1968
Scottie Pippen, 1965
Tate Donovan, 1963
Aida Turturro, 1962
Heather Locklear, 1961
Michael Madsen, 1959
Jamie Hyneman, 1956
Christopher Reeve, 1952
Mark Hamill, 1951
Cheryl Tiegs, 1947
Michael Douglas, 1944
Robert Walden, 1943
Juliet Prowse, 1936
Glenn Gould, 1932
Barbara Walters, 1931
Shel Silverstein, 1930
Phil Rizzuto, 1918
Dmitri Shostakovich, 1906
Walter Wesley "Red" Smith, 1905
William Faulkner, 1897
Jean Phillippe Rameau, 1683 (baptismal date, as actual birth anniversary is unknown)
Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, 1358 (Japanese Shogun)
"Beauty and the Beast"(TV), 1987
"Stepping Out"(Play), 1984
"Dorothy"(Comic opera), 1886
Today in History:
St. Ferment is beheaded in Amiens, France, after voyaging there to preach the gospel, 303
The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Anglo-Saxon era, 1066
Columbus begins his second voyage, with 17 ships, 1493
Vasco Nunez de Balboa becomes the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the west coast of the Americas, 1513
The first printing press in the Americas begins operations, 1639
Old Style date; two very accurate clocks are set in motion at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England, the start of Greenwich Mean Time, 1676
Ethan Allan, American Revolutionary War hero, is captured, 1775
Benedict Arnold joins the British, 1780
The first all-black university in the US, Howard University, is created by Congress, 1867
Yosemite National Park is established by Congress, 1890
Charles Follis becomes the first black to play professional American football, 1904
Birth of the remote control -- Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the "Telekino" and guides a boat from the shore in the port of Bilbao, 1906
Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible, 1929*
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops, 1957
In a referendum, the people of Norway reject membership of the European Community, 1972
Belize joins the United Nations, 1981
The last of the Magdalene Asylums closes in Ireland, 1996
The Vitim event, a possible bolide (comet nucleus) impact in Siberia, Russia, 2002
China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7, 2008
The Wildlife Authority of Uganda announces that, since 1999, the population of some of the animals in the country's game reserves have doubled in population, 2010
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announces that women will now be able to vote and run in municipal elections, 2011
Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution from fires in Indonesia, 2015
World's largest radio telescope at 500m wide in Guizhou Province, China begins operating, 2016
First ever woman graduates from the US Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course, 2017