Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A to Z: Zillions and More, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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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.  

Zillions and more is the title for today, and always will be on the last day of April, because it is Little Girl's birthday, and of course i love her zillions and more.

She's 21!  Hard to believe.  No matter how big she is now, she's my Little Girl, because when she and Bigger Girl were young, Lilo and Stitch were so popular.  Jumba, one of the characters on the show, never called Lilo and Noni by their names, but referred to them as Little Girl and Bigger Girl, and i shamelessly stole the idea and it stuck and always will.

She is going to be promoted to the rank of sergeant soon, and is seriously considering finally going to school to be a Physician Assistant.

Zillions is about how many errands i think i ran for Dr. D yesterday, too.  It was only a half day there because i have another client in the afternoon, but we made the most of the time, including delivering brioche rolls to her attorneys.  No, i don't know why she sends them things like that, i find it's best not to ask such questions.

Now, in honor of a very important birthday, a few funny baby memes:

That puts another A to Z Challenge in the books.  It was loads of fun visiting around, and i can hardly wait 'til next year.

Have a lovely Tuesday, everyone! 


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Georgia

Birthday of the King / Konungens födelsedag -- Sweden (HM King Carl XVI Gustav; an official flag day)

Bugs Bunny Day -- while some consider his debut to have been in "A Wild Hare," released in July two years later, other say that Bugs was the rabbit in "Porky's Hare Hunt," released this date in 1938

Camarón Day -- French Foreign Legion

Consumer Protection Day -- Thailand

Díá De Los Niños/Díá De Los Libros -- American Library Association (Children Day/Book Day; a celebration that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds)     

Dia de Rincon -- Rincon, Bonaire

El Dia del Nino -- Mexico (Children's Day)

Fairy Queen's Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Faeriae Latinae -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Feast of the Latin League, a festival to honor Jupiter)

Hocktide Festival/Tutti Day -- Hungerford, Berkshire, England (commemorates a battle in 1002 A.D. when Saxon women defeated the invading Danes, celebrated in the Middle Ages by women imprisoning their men and, after paying the church, retrieving them; now a celebration of the patronage of the Duchy of Lancaster, John of Gaunt; through tomorrow)

International Jazz Day -- UNESCO (originated with the New Jersey Jazz Society and sanctioned by the United Nations Jazz Society, the American Federation of Jazz Societies, and the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society; this year's International Jazz Day Global Concert 2019 will be held in Melbourne, Australia and streamed live, with info here)     

Liberation/Reunification Day -- Vietnam

May Eve -- eve of the first day of summer in many traditions, including
    Beltane/Samhain Eve -- Pagan traditions
    Carodejnice -- Czech Republic; Slovakia
    Maitag Vorabend -- Switzerland 
    Mange les Morts -- Haiti (festival of the dead)
    Salus -- Portugal; Spain (festival of the dead)
    Valborgsmässoafton -- Sweden
    Walpurgis Night -- Ancient Celtic/Nordic Calendars

Mr. Potato Head Day -- the classic toy went on sale this day in 1952, and you used your own potato

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day -- US (can't find a sponsoring organization, but it's not a bad idea)

National Honesty Day -- including Honest Abe Awards (Abies) and dishonorable mentions for those who have been particularly publicly egregious; celebrated today because we began the month with April Fooling and lies, so today is to celebrate the opposite*

National Raisin Day

St. Adjutor of Vernon's Day (Patron of drowning victims, sailors, swimmers, yatchsmen; Vernon, France; against drowning)

St. James the Great's Day -- Orthodox Christian

Teacher's Day -- Paraguay

*to nominate someone for an Abie or a dishonorable mention, contact M. Hirsh Goldberg, founder and author of The Book of Lies, mhgoldberg@comcast.net 

Anniversaries Today:

Pele marries Assiria Seixas Lemos, 1994
The Organization of American States is founded, 1948
Louisiana becomes the 18th US state, 1812

Birthdays Today:

Dianna Agron, 1986
Kirsten Dunst, 1982
Johnny Galecki, 1975
Jeff Timmons, 1973
Carolyn Dawn Johnson, 1971
Adrian Pasdar, 1965
Michael Waltrip, 1963
Isiah Thomas, 1961
Stuart Mathis, 1960
Stephen Harper, 1959
Jane Campion, 1954
Perry King, 1948
Carl XVI Gustav, King of Sweden, 1946
Michael J. Smith, 1945
Jill Clayburgh, 1944
Burt Young, 1940
Gary Collins, 1938
Willie Nelson, 1933
Cloris Leachman, 1926
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, 1909
Eve Arden, 1908
Ellis Wilson, 1899
Louise Dilworth Beatty Homer, 1871

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Barnum"(Musical), 1980
"The Dresser"(Play), 1980
"Inside U.S.A."(Musical revue), 1948
"Arthur Godfrey Time"(Radio), 1945
"Pelleas et Melisande"(Opera), 1902
"Dmitri Donskoi"(Opera), 1852
"Love for Love"(Play), 1695

Today in History:

Supernova  SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation  Lupus, 1006
Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503, 1483
Columbus is given a royal commission to equip his fleet, 1492
On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States, 1789
The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Nicaragua  declares independence from the Central American Federation, 1838
Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to 
make up time on the Cannonball Express, 1900
Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city, 1907
Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty, 1920
Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, 1927
The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny, 1938
In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established, 1948
The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom, 1963
Communist forces gain control of Saigon and the Vietnam War formally ends, 1975
Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, 1980
CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free, 1993
Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, 1999
Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters, 2008
Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, 2009
Hailed as the largest World's Fair in history, Expo 2010 opens in Shanghai, China, 2010
Born without a trachea, a 2-year-old Korean-Canadian child is the youngest patient in history to receive a bioengineered organ made from stem cells; she received the transplanted organ at the Children's Hospital of Illinois, 2013
Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years, following the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix, 2013
The MESSENGER spacecraft is intentionally deorbited and destroyed, 2015
A new species of water beetle from the Malaysian Borneo’s Maliau Basin is named after actor Leonardo DiCaprio, 2018
The world's oldest known spider, a female trapdoor in Western Australia, dies at the age of 43 after being stung by a wasp, 2018 


River said...

Happy Birthday to Little Girl!
Love those baby pictures.

Elephant's Child said...

Zillions of birthday wishes to Little Girl.
Congratulations on completing the A-Z.

Jenny Woolf said...

Happy Birthday to Little Girl! And congrats on the promotion.

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Congratulation on Little Girls birthday and on the completion of the A-Z challenge. Yes it has been fun.

Cathy Kennedy said...


Happy Birthday to Little Girl! That's great she's getting promoted to sergeant - way to go girlie curlie! Oh don't tell I said that, k? She might make me drop and give her 10. I haven't done a push up in eons!

I didn't know what brioche rolls, so checked with Google. They're yeast raised rolls. Do they taste like dinner rolls? My mom made Angel biscuits similar if not the same thing as Alabama biscuits (both are yeast rolls - have no idea why they call them biscuits).

Congrats on crossing the A2Z finishing line with me. Whew, April sure did zing by! I can't say that I'm sorry to zee it go at this point. lol It sure was fun doing this with you, though. I appreciate your playing along with me. Have zippy-do-dah-day! ;)

A2Z Little Mermaid art sketch 'Zeus'

Terra Heck said...

Love the memes! Happy birthday to your Little Girl.

Jz said...

Ha! We made it!
Let's have a raisin! ;-)

My GBGV Life said...

Happy birthday to your baby girl! Super fun baby memes too!

DrillerAA said...

Once the little ones arrive, sleeping in is not an option until they head off to college. Great set of posters.
How do I celebrate Bugs Bunny Day...with carrot cake maybe! Have a blessed week.

Cruisin Paul said...

Happy, Happy Happy Birthday Little Girl. Wow, 21. It's been so long seeing 21. LOL Enjoy your day. See ya Mimi.

Cruisin Paul

Brian said...

Happy Birthday from all of us Little Girl!

Granny Annie said...

Happy 21st Birthday Little Girl and Congrats on the soon-to-be Sargent. WooHoo!!

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Little Girl,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Dr. D wears me completely out. Completely.

Love all the funnies and they are all true.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

pilch92 said...

Congratulations on completing the A-Z Challenge! I enjoyed your posts. Happy Birthday to your baby girl! She sounds like an amazing woman.

Tabor said...

Those baby photos are just what I needed as I finish my lunch and head back outside to paint my patio furniture.

carol l mckenna said...

Great post about Big Girl and Little Girl and fun baby photos and captions!

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

Kathe W. said...

Happy Birthday to Little Girl and oodles of congrats to her.....plus hurrah for wanting becoming a PA.....our PA is fabulous!

Jan said...

I'm sure my babies said all those things when they were young

Cat said...

Happy Birthday to her! Oh, the one about all clean and needing to poop. Mom never stops reminding me of when I was getting my first photo taken. All clean, all made up, and I guess I exploded... She had to quickly get someplace, get me clean, and a new outfit. And gee, the one I was wearing? White...
Z- Congrats, you made it through the challenge!


Marg said...

Those baby photos are just the best. Happy Birthday to the Little Big girl.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to Little Girl! Princess Nagger is behind her by 5 years - where does the time go?!! PN also loved Lilo and Stitch. Love that you 'stole' the nicknames... ;) LOVE the baby memes - hilarious and true! :)