Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Just a Meander, 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.  

In children news, Bigger Girl is enjoying her car, but she hasn’t quite decided on a name yet.  My suggestion of Marvin (after Marvin the Martian) didn’t seem to thrill her.

Not Bigger Girl's car, but a reasonable representation (her paint is more faded, though).
Doesn't it look like a Marvin to you?

Dr. D is going out of town for a week.  We had a nice list of stuff to get through before that happens.

Yes, it all got done, down to coloring her hair and changing the blinker bulb in the truck.

She’s taking the cats, so i don’t have to go over there twice a day to do cat sitting.  What i will be doing is going over there again today to help her get the cats' travel cage into the car she is borrowing.  Wish me luck.

It’s Grandma’s birthday today!

Not Grandma, she quit smoking years ago.

Last Saturday when we were at Michael’s i bought her the gift she wanted right then (a set of paints), and now i only have to think of a Mother’s Day gift.  She doesn’t need any more perfume.

It seems i was supposed to do a retrospective of some sort on my A to Z journey and post it yesterday.  Well,  um, i meandered.  What else can i say, it's how i roll.

Sorry, i don't understand it either.

Hope everyone has a blessed and beautiful Tuesday!


Today is:

Ancestors' Day -- Russian Christians; Belarus (Radunitsa, a Slavic tradition after Thomas Sunday)

Basava Jayanti -- KA, India (birth anniversary of 12th century philosopher Basavanna)

Beaufort Wind Force Scale Day -- birth anniversary of the British Navy officer whose wind scale, in refined form

Box Camera Day -- George Eastman patented the Box Camera on this day in 1888

Day of the Soldier -- El Salvador 

Experience the Awesome Stomach-Churning Wonder of a Thrill Ride Day -- internet generated, and they can have it!

Feast of St. Nicola -- Bari, Italy (celebrates the moving of the relics of St. Nicholas -- yes, later Santa Claus -- to this town, where they still are; here he is patron of orphans and pirates, and the date of his body's arrival is celebrated as a huge three-day festival with fireworks included)

Fire Escape Ladder Day -- Joseph Winters patented a wagon-mounted version on this day in 1878

Give Local America -- US (encouraging people to support local charities with the largest crowdfuning event in history)   

Hamburg Harbor Day -- Hamburg, Germany (founding of the city)

Homeland Defender's Day -- Kazakhstan

Homespun History Day -- internet holiday often exploited by Modern Drunkard Magazine as a day upon which to drink specifically so the stories will sound better

National Barrier Awareness Day -- US (declared by Presidential Proclamation in 1986)    

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

National Teacher Appreciation Day -- US

Nones of May -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Radio Day -- Bulgaria; Russia

Ramadan -- Islam (began sunset yesterday, through June 4)

St. Domitian of Huy's Day (Patron of Huy Liege, Belgium; against fever)

World Asthma Day -- International (Global Initiative for Asthma)  

Yom HaZiKaron -- Israel (Memorial Day; begins at sunset)

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Univerzita Karlova in Prague, the first university in Central Europe, 1348

Birthdays Today:

Owen Hart, 1965
Peter Reckell, 1955
Amy Heckerling, 1954
Tim Russert, 1950
Johnny Unitas, 1933
Teresa Brewer, 1931
Darren McGavin, 1922
Eva Peron, 1919
Gary Cooper, 1901
Archibald Macleish, 1892
Gabby Hayes, 1885
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1840
Johannes Brahms, 1833
Robert Browning, 1812
Francis Beaufort, 1774
David Hume, 1711

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Strike It Rich"(TV), 1951
Choral Symphony in D Minor(Beethoven's Ninth), 1824

Today in History:

The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapses, 558
Joan of Arc leads the final charge in the Battle of Orleans, 1429
Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles, 1664
The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, 1718
Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia, 1727
Chief Pontiac begins the "Conspiracy of Pontiac" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit, 1763
The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London, 1832
George Eastman patents the "Kodak Box Camera," 1888
In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning  detector — a primitive radio receiver, 1895
German  submarine  SM U-20  sinks RMS Lusitania, 1915
England lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21, 1928
Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees, 1946
The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress, 1948
The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer, 1952
Canadian Patrick Morrow became the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits, 1986
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, 1992
Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history, 1998
The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered, 2007
A new study reports that all Europeans are related to a small group of ancestors dating back only 1,000 years; researchers believe it's likely that everyone in the world is related over the past few thousand years, 2013
Underwater explorers discover a silver ingot of Captain William Kidd's treasure near Madagascar, 2015
Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study, 2018


  1. A very happy birthday to Grandma.
    And good luck with Dr D and the cat cage.

  2. Marvin ... that made me think of Marvin the Paranoid Android from Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy. Maybe not an auspicious name for a car. Happy birthday to Grandma. Enjoy your not-cat-sitting time.

  3. Happy Birthday to Grandma from all of us!!!

  4. " Happy Birthday Grandma " Enjoy your day eating a big piece of cake.
    I'm glad your daughter is back driving. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Grandma,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Your daughter will come up with a name at some point and you'll agree with her. They will have a close relationship. You know I've never named a car before.

    Wow what a list. Dr. D wears me out. She's a whirlwind.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

  6. Happy Birthday to Grandma ~ have a wonderful time ~

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

  7. Happy Birthday to Grandma! And best wishes to Dr D. for a safe travel!

  8. That picture of a grandma lighting her cigarette! Everyone used to smoke. My grandmother quit after suffering a heart attack. My mom quit so she could go on vacation with us and stay in a non-smoking room. LOL Happy Tuesday!

  9. Mimi,

    Meandering is okay by me. The only reason I remember the reflections post is I set it up ahead. lol Happy Birthday to Grandma! Is she 100? Congrats on Bigger Girl's new car purchase. :) Have a funtastic week, my friend!

  10. Marvin? Hmm. She'll figure out what she wants to name it. Or as my one friend says, what it wants to be called. Happy Birthday to Grandma, and just when do you get time to sit and rest??? :)


  11. Marvin is a good name for it :) Happy Birthday to Grandma! I thought you were going to say you got her more accessories for the fairy gardens. I skipped the A-Z reflection too- we are rule breakers :)

  12. Surprise the lady who doing her 100 birthday isn't have a beer.
    Coffee is on

  13. Happy belated birthday to Grandma! How old did she turn? I'm a little surprised to hear she wanted paints…

    Hope you were able to get a lot done on Dr. D's list before she goes out of town. I also hope the lack of cat sitting gives you a well-deserved break and doesn't hurt you financially. :-/


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