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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.
Tell me, when do adults grow out of this?
A few weeks ago, on a discussion board website i help moderate, someone sent me a PM asking if i was also the moderator of a chat room on a completely different site. Well, i am not the moderator of any chatroom anywhere, and i told the person that, no, i am not.
The person in question did not want to believe me, and the resulting conversations seemed about on the level of the above. Eventually i was believed, but it felt like i was back in the fourth grade having a playground argument!
Meanwhile, anybody want key drama?
While borrowing #2 Son's car, Happy the Honda, somehow his key went missing. With it went my key to Lunceford the Land Yacht, the Jalopy, and my house key. We have spares of the latter 3, but not of the former.
Searches were made. Hair was pulled out. #2 Son claimed Daughter-in-Law Becky had a spare. She said she did not, and it turned out the "spare" was a broken piece of a key that opens the door but will not start the vehicle.
Calls were made, dealerships said, "Have it towed in so we can make a key for you!" Finally a locksmith who will come out and make a key for you was located.
An appointment was set, and when i finally finished work for Dr. D (an adventure in itself), i flew home to meet the locksmith.
Five minutes before he showed up, guess what i found?
Another key was made anyway, as i am not going through this again.
While i was at work, Sweetie took care of a couple of errands and then called to say, "I'm finished, and now I'm bored!"
Do you want to come do my job? i asked him. He's heard about my job.
"I will never be that bored!" he said.
The good news is that Dr. D is finally finished with that grant writing for her cousin, and we can get back to the normal mayhem instead of the hyped up mayhem.
Or at least, as normal as it ever gets around here, which is to say, not very.
Hope everyone has a wonderful, happy, productive, and enjoyable Tuesday!
Accession Day -- United Arab Emirates (accession of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan)
August Tuesday / Culturama -- St. Kitts and Nevis
Best Elf Awards -- Fairy Calendar
Carnival Tuesday -- Antigua and Barbuda (Last Lap Jump Up)
Feast of Everything Green Except Money -- Hooray for veggies! You'll need them before you have that root beer float.
Festival of Nut and Ra; Chief Festival of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Festival Tuesday/Horse Races -- British Virgin Islands
Hot August Nights -- Reno, NV, US (celebrate cars and music of the 50's and 60's at the largest classic car and nostalgia event in the United States; through Sunday)
Independence Day / National Day -- Bolivia; Jamaica
National Fresh Breath (Halitosis) Day -- shouldn't that read, anti-halitosis?
National Night Out -- US (sponsored by National Association of Town Watch, to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness)
National Root Beer Float Day -- A&W Root Beer really gets into this day
Peace Festival -- Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan
Sts. Justus and Pastor's Day (Patrons of Alcala, Spain; Madrid, Spain)
Tanabata Festival -- Sendai, Japan (Japan's largest Tanabata 'Star Festival', through the 8th)
Teinne Festival -- Ancient Celtic Calendar (Teinne, the Celtic Holy Fire, sometimes called Tan; date approximate)
Transfiguration of the Lord -- Orthodox Christian
Wiggle Your Toes Day -- internet generated, and my suggestion is to celebrate it with a cool drink out by the pool!
World's Fair of Money -- Rosemont, IL, US (the greatest money show on Earth, including dealers, exhibits from around the world, family activities and educational programs; through Saturday)
Romola Garai, 1982
Melissa George, 1976
Soleil Moon Frye, 1976
M. Night Shyamalan, 1970
Michelle Yeoh, 1962
Catherine Hicks, 1951
Dorian Harewood, 1950
Shirley Ann Jackson, 1946
Peter Bonerz, 1938
Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, 1934
Andy Warhol, 1928
Robert Mitchum, 1817
Lucille Ball, 1911
Clara Bow, 1905
Hoot Gibson, 1892
Alexander Fleming, 1881
Louella Parsons, 1881
Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 1861
Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809
Daniel O'Connell, 1775
"Help"(Album debut), 1965
Today in History:
Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada founds the city of Bogota, Colombia, 1538
Holland (The Dutch Republic) sells Brazil to Portugal and the two countries sign the Treaty of The Hague, 1661
The first private military school in the US, Norwich University, is founded in Vermont, 1819
The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg, 1845
William Kemmler becomes the first person to be executed by the electric chair, 1890
Alice Ramsey takes three friends (none of whom could drive) to become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, 1909
Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel, 1926
Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, is cut down by the US National Forest Service, for reasons even they cannot explain, 1964
The Federal Voting Rights Act is signed, 1965
A low-pressure system that redeveloped off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimeters (13 inches) of rain in a day on Sydney, 1986
The United Nations Security Council orders a global trade embargo against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, 1990
NASA makes the still disputed announcement that the ALH 84001 meteorite, thought to originate from Mars, contains evidence of primitive life-forms, 1996
The incoming coalition government of the United Kingdom discontinues the use of the controversial ContactPoint database of all children in that country, 2010
After a century of silence, Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupts, spreading volcanic ash across the country's central North Island and affecting airports, 2012
The Curiosity Rover, controlled by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, lands safely on the surface of Mars, 2012
The world's largest ever Pinball tournament, "Pinburgh," is held in Pittsburgh, PA, US, with 700 machines, 2015