Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Luck, Energy, and Medical Tests, a 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.  

Little Girl came in from work the other day and let out a sigh that came from her toes.  When i asked her what was up, she said that she'd forgotten to bring her debit card with her to work that day.

"It isn't so bad when that happens," she said.  "I just stay at the office and eat an MRE, and that's what most of us do most days anyway.  Today, though, they decided they wanted to eat out at the restaurant up the road from the base.  They asked if I wanted to come, and I said no, but I didn't tell them why because I didn't want one of them feeling like they'd have to pay for me and then I'd feel like I had to pay them back.  I just said I wanted to get some extra work done.

"So they went out, and when they got back, they said I should have been there because someone anonymously paid their whole tab!  The one time I forget my debit card so I can't go out to lunch with everyone, and someone else pays for it.  Just my luck!"

In medical news, i took the twins in for their glamor shots (i.e., had a mammogram).  It was normal.

The other day, i was asked what i do for a living, and i noted that i am a janitor.  The person then said, "You must have a lot of energy!"

My response?

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Abolition Day -- Saint Barthelemy

Ana-hachimangu Yabusame -- Toyama Park, Tokyo, Japan (demonstration of the ancient art of horseback archery)

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Nautilus Night -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, celebrate all of the lesser-known extant cephalopods

Community Day -- Valencia, Spain

Curious Events Holiday -- Fairy Calendar

Establishment of the Samitinget in Norway -- Sami People's Parliament

Face Your Fears Day -- Stephen Hughes encourages you to use this as a day to try to do something you've always been afraid to do     

Feast of Abraham the Patriarch -- Christian

Festival for Fausta Felicitas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of good luck and joy)

Festival for Venus -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Give Peace a Chance Day / Instant Karma Day -- in honor of the birth of John Lennon

Independence Day -- Uganda(1962)

Korean Alphabet Day -- Korea (Hangul Nal)

Leif Erickson Day -- Iceland; Norway; Minnesota and Wisconsin, US

Messenger Appreciation Day -- 10/9 in radio talk is a request to repeat information

Moldy Cheese Day (sorry, but i do not like the stinky, moldy cheeses, at least not the heavier ones; if you enjoy them, then by all means you may have my share!)

Mop Fair -- Tewkesbury, England (through tomorrow; festival dating back to the 12th century, originally a fair in which prospective employers came to find laborers, now two days of fun, fairgrounds rides, traditional games and sideshows, and more)

National Chess Day -- US (declared by President Ford in 1976)  

National Day of Honor -- Peru (sometimes translated as Day of Dignity; commemorates the nationalization of the countries oil fields)

National Submarine/Grinder/Hoagie/Hero/PoBoy/Pierogi Day -- each of these has its own special day, but today you get to pick which one you want

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan -- Beginning of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, Hebrew Year 5779, at sundown today

St. Denis' Day (Patron of possessed people; France; Paris, France; against frenzy, headaches, rabies, and strife)

St. Dionysius the Areopagite's Day (considered the first Bishop of Athens, mentioned in Acts 17; Patron of Zakynthos Island, Greece; against headaches and the devil)

St. Louis Bertrand's Day (Patron of Caribbean vicariates; Columbia; Dominican novices)

Takayama Matsuri Autumn Festival -- Takayama, Japan (ancient, elaborate floats parade through the old city; through tomorrow)

World Post Day / Universal Postal Union Day -- UN

Ziua Nationala de Comemorare a Holocaustului -- Romania (National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust)

Anniversaries Today:

Mission San Francisco de Asis, the oldest building in the city of San Francisco and now called Mission Delores, is founded, 1776
King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII of England, 1514

Birthdays Today:

Zachary Ty Bryan, 1981
Brandon Routh, 1979
Eddie Guerrero, 1967
David Cameron, 1966
Michael Pare, 1959
Mike Singletary, 1958
Tony Shalhoub, 1953
Scott Bakula, 1954
Sharon Osbourne, 1952
Robert Wuhl, 1951
Jackson Browne, 1948
John Entwistle, 1944
Brian Lamb, 1941
Joe Pepitone, 1940
John Lennon, 1940
Russell Myers, 1938
Donald Sinden, 1923
Jacques Tati, 1908
Bruce, Catton, 1899
Alfred Dreyfus, 1859
Camille Saint-Saens, 1835
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 1823 (with her husband, the first black newspaper publishers in the US)
Robert de Sorbon, 1201 (founded Sorbonne University, Paris)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"High Button Shoes"(Musical), 1949
"The Iceman Cometh"(Play), 1946
"June Moon"(Play), 1929

Today in History:

Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (somewhere in New England or Nova Scotia, possibly?), 1000
Leif Ericson lands in L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada, a definitive European landing in the "New World", 1003
The Korean Hangual alphabet is devised, 1446
Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land, 1635
Collegiate School of CT (Yale University) is chartered in New Haven, 1701
Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California, 1776
City of Hobart, Tasmania, founded, 1804
Official opening of the University of Ghent, 1817
Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine motor, 1855
Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass., patents the first Calliope, 1855
The first US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania, 1865
Aaron Montgomery starts the mail order business that will later become Montgomery Ward, 1872
The Universal Postal Union is created as part of the Treaty of Berne, 1874
The first 2-way telephone conversation over outdoor wires occurs, 1876
Washington Monument opens to the public, 1888
Woodrow Wilson becomes the first US president to attend a World Series Game, 1915
National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) forms, 1926
Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to L.A., 1936
A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia, 1967
The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia, 1970
Abolition of capital punishment in France, 1981
A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu, 1992
North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device, 2006
First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program, 2009
Women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai is shot three times by a Taliban gunman as she tried to board her school bus in Swat district of northwest Pakistan, 2012
Producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual abuse, 2017


  1. Glad that the mammogram went well.
    Poor Little Girl. That was so unlucky.

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  3. Who needs Massachusetts when there's a pretty little waterfront property right next door?
    (insert fluttering eyelashes here)

  4. Mimi,

    I'm glad you got a good bill of health (better than bills in the mailbox) for the twins. :) Oh, man what a bummer LG missed getting a free lunch! That sounds like the kind of luck I'd have, too. It's amazing what you can do with the right motivation, ie janitorial work to pay bills. I often look back on those early years as a new mom and wonder how did I survive? I think God gives us what we need to keep going and so that's how you're able to do your job, dearie! My hat is off to you coz I know I couldn't do it...clean other people's homes. I barely can do my own. lol Okay, that's because I just don't wanna. :D Have a randomtastic day, my friend!

  5. "i took the twins in for their glamor shots ". You make me laugh Mimi.I needed a laugh though it's difficult laughing at the moment. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Hooray for good health! HA! Love that creek!

  7. I already had my twins in for there check. All is good here too. Necessary thing to do along with a million other issues that need checking on a regular basis.

    I've been up that creek more than once. I think we all have.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  8. I learned a new thing today...I like the way you use the words "the twins". Lol! At first, I didn't get it! Ha ha ha!

  9. Wonderful humorous post ~ ^_^

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

  10. Glad the mammo went well!!!!

  11. Your poor daughter. I am glad your mammogram was good.

  12. Poor Little Girl... but that's life. Happens to everybody. Life isn't fair, but it's all we've got for now.

    As to your mammogram, love the results. S happy for you. BTW I call mine "my girls", you know, lefty and righty ;)

  13. Aw man! Sounds like Murphy and his Law stalked your Little Girl that day!

    Yay on the good mammogram! We're bosom buddies - I had to have one prior to my surgery to make sure everything was good to go. ;)


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