Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Wait, where was i? 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.  

Oh, wait, that's right, it's Tuesday.  At least, i think this is supposed to be a Tuesday post.

This last week has been a bit too much.  Not getting home until very late every night and having the same morning schedule has played havoc with me.

Monday i had to take Little Girl to her duty station by 5am.  Did i mention it's a 45 minute drive?

Dr. D made me sit with a cool towel around my neck when i got to where i couldn't remember what i was supposed to be doing next and lost the keys three times.

This is life right now:

It's getting better, though.  Vacation is around the corner, my friend DiDreaming is going to be visiting and we will have a rental car so we can leave Lunceford the Land Yacht with Brother-in-Law.

And finally, what i wish i could do:

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!


Today is:

Audacity to Hope Day -- to encourage all to have the audacity to keep hope

Eid al Fitr -- Islam (celebration of the end of Ramadan; begins at sundown, and runs through sundown on the 7th, but local dates and official government observances may vary)

Emancipation Day -- Tonga (trad.)

Festival for Hercules Custos -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Hercules the Custodian)

Flag Day -- Estonia

Flag Day -- Finland (Armed Forces observe the birth anniversary of Carl Gustaf Mannerheim)

Hug Your Cat Day -- yet another date for this noted on many sites; if you celebrate all of them, your cat will be well hugged!   

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression -- UN

Jarila's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (Festival of Jarila, god of the sun and fertility)

Lassie Day -- the first dog to play the role of Lassie, in the movie Lassie, Come Home, was born this day in 1940

National Cheese Day -- not to be confused with Cheese Lover's Day earlier in the year

National Cognac Day

National Frozen Yogurt Day -- not to be confused with the Frozen Yogurt Day celebrated on Feb. 6 in Los Angeles, where the temperatures make such a thing possible

National Unity Day -- Hungary

Old Maid's Day -- supposedly established after WWII, when there were so many eligible young ladies who needed husbands

Plynteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival in Athens in honor of Athena; date approximate)

Stevenson Depot Days -- Stevenson, AL, US (bringing back the days when the Iron Horse of the Rails was king of transportation; through Sunday)

St. Petroc's Day (Patron of Cornwall and Wales, as well as many locations in Cornwall, Wales, and England, and Saint-Meen, France)

Birthdays Today:

Evan Lysacek, 1985
Russell Brand, 1975
Angelina Jolie, 1975
Noah Wyle, 1971
James Callis, 1971
Scott Wolf, 1968
Cecilia Bartoli, 1966
Sam Harris, 1961
Eldra DeBarge, 1961
Keith David, 1956
Parker Stevenson, 1953
George Noory, 1950
Bettina Gregory, 1946
Michelle Phillips, 1944
Joyce Meyer, 1943
Freddy Fender, 1937
Bruce Dern, 1936
John Drew Barrymore, 1932
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 1928
Dennis Weaver, 1924
Robert Merrill, 1919
Rosalind Russell, 1907
George III, 1738
Aesop, BCE620 (not certain, but close enough)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Born in the USA"(Album release), 1984
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan(Film), 1982
"Cavalcade of Stars"(TV), 1949

Today in History:

Chinese astronomers make the first recording of a solar eclipse, BC781
Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia (now North Carolina), 1584
Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan, 1615
New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians, 1760
A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history, 1769
The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon), 1783
Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain, 1792
The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title, 1878
Henry Ford test drives his first prototype automobile, the Ford Quadricycle, 1896
Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage, 1912
A patent for the ATM is granted to Donald Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain, 1973
The Tiananmen Square protests are violently ended in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, 1989
Solidarity's victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe, 1989
Falcon 9 Flight 1 was the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, 2010
Negotiations break down between Greece's leftist Syriza government and the European Union regarding issuance of additional bailout funding, 2015


  1. You completely deserve that weekend in bed, and I am sure that vacation time can't come soon enough.

  2. I was wondering when your longer work days was going to catch up with you. I don't know how you do it, but I love the sense of humor that you show in spite of you're worn out.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

  3. You are always busy, but this is beyond busy. Hope things quiet down for you soon.

  4. Tuesday is the day that I'll be going to see my doctor. I have a few thing to check with him. Mimi, have a wonderful Tuesday. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. your doctor's visit sounds scary; hope your are feeling better....

    the wrath of khan; one of the best in the movie series !! ☺☺♥♥

  6. Oh, my. I hope that things slow a bit, and that you can get some rest! Hug a Cat day. Works for me, the cat at our house finds it debatable, depending on mood... Wrath of Khan is a great flick, to my mind. Yep, Geek Flag is flying high!!!


  7. A little vaca time is due.

  8. I know you really need that vacation and a nice long snooze too!

  9. I think... I'm not sure but I *think* - you're not supposed to kill yourself right before vacation.
    Just sayin'...

  10. No comparison to your week but my was a bit hectic and it is only Weds ~ started Monday ~ Great sense of humor and do take care of your Self! xxx

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


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