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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.
Got to Dr. D's yesterday and she was in quite a lather.
It seems the deadline is approaching for the grant she is helping to write for her cousin. Deadlines make her a little crazy.
"I'm going to send you to the pharmacy. And the grocery. No, wait, first we need gas. Where is the card for buying gas at the Bulk Club? Wait a minute, I need to check to make sure I still have some money on that card. Hold up, where's my list. Oh, and don't leave without the pharmacy coupon, it was around here somewhere."
We found the coupon, eventually. It was expired.
At one point, i went miles out of my way to the Bulk Club to save ten cents a gallon on gas. Yes, i burned more gas than the money that was saved, but some people can't figure that concept out. My aunt used to drive all over town and would brag about saving 3 cents on cans of peas and if you pointed out she spent more than that in gas to go out to that store, she couldn't see it.
As i was washing dishes for the 3rd time (she claims she can't eat when she's so stressed and busy, but there sure were a lot of dirty dishes for someone who hasn't eaten), she asked me to throw out some soup that had gone bad.
Dr. D: Just flush it down the toilet.
me: no, i can't do that, it has too much in it, it's going to stop the toilet up.
Dr. D: No, it doesn't, just flush it.
me, coming back from the bathroom: well, i poured out the liquid and i am not going to try to flush chicken bones no matter what you tell me, it's going to stop up your toilet and you do not want a plumbing bill!
Dr. D: There weren't chicken bones in that soup!
me: yes, there are! Look, there's a whole chicken leg in there, and it stinks, and i'm putting it in the garbage, and it's a good thing i happened to see those bones before i poured the whole thing out or i'd have been fishing chicken bones out of the toilet!
Dr. D, the avowed atheist: Well, what do you think The Good Lord gave you eyes and a brain for, but to use them that way!
Anybody want my job? Somehow i didn't think so.
Dia del Amigo -- Paraguay
Father-in-Law Day -- unsponsored and unclaimed, but fathers-in-law deserve respect, too
Feast of the Throne -- Morocco; Western Sahara
Festival of Fortuna Huiusque Diei -- Ancient Roman Calendar ("Fortune of the Present Day")
Friendship Day/International Day of Friendship -- UN
Herbal Ballooning -- Fairy Calendar
Independence Day -- Vanuatu(1980)
Kronia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Kronos as god of the harvest)
Martyr's Day -- South Sudan
National Cheesecake Day
National Support Public Education Day -- Change.org wants this to be an official day for support of US public education systems
Paperback Day -- anniversary of the 1935 publication of Penguin #1, Arial, A Life of Shelley, by Andre Maurois in London, the first successful series of paperback books
Phyang Tsedup Festival -- Ladakh, India (Buddhist festival, through tomorrow)
South Mountain Fair -- Arendtsville, PA, US (celebrating agriculture, arts, crafts, and industry; through Saturday)
Sts. Abdon and Sennen's Day (Patrons of barrel makers and coopers; the ashes of ferns cut and burned on this day will keep away insects and unwanted guests)
Sumiyoshi Matsuri -- Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka, Japan (Osaka's last major summer festival, through Aug. 1)
Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, marries Michael Tindall, 2011
Hope Solo, 1981
Jaime Pressly, 1977
Misty May-Treanor, 1977
Hilary Swank, 1974
Tom Green, 1971
Simon Baker, 1969
Vivica A. Fox, 1964
Lisa Kudrow, 1963
Alton Brown, 1962
Laurence Fishburne, 1961
Kate Bush, 1958
Delta Burke, 1956
Ken Olin, 1954
Jean Reno, 1948
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1947
William Atherton, 1947
David Sanborn, 1945
Paul Anka, 1941
Peter Bogdanovich, 1939
Buddy Guy, 1936
Allan Huber “Bud” Selig, 1934
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, 1933
Thomas Sowell, 1930
Sid Krofft, 1929
Christine McGuire, 1926
Henry W. Bloch, 1922
Henry Spencer Moore, 1898
Casey Stengel, 1891
Henry Ford, 1863
Thorstein Bunde Veblen, 1857
Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, 1855
Emily Bronte, 1818
"Santa Barbara"(TV), 1984
"Death Valley Days"(Radio), 1930
Today in History
City of Baghdad is founded, 762
The First Defenestration of Prague, 1419
Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage, 1502
At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs, which set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years, 1608
In Jamestown, Virginia, the first European style representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time, 1619
An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people, 1629
Baltimore, Maryland is founded, 1729
Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers, 1756
First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps,1859
Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah, 1863
In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup, 1930
Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short, 1932
A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto, 1956
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid, 1965
David Scott and James Irwin on Apollo Lunar Module module, Falcon, land with first Lunar Rover on the moon, 1971
Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp, 1974
Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975
In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line, 2003
Israeli and Palestinian officials agree to resume negotiations for a peace agreement, 2013
The first centenary of the WWI Battle of Passchendaele is marked at a ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, 2015