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.
The other day, at AT&T dealing with Bigger Girl's phone, she said, "You know what I miss about all of this social distancing and shutdown? I miss going to the zoo. Mom, let's go break into the zoo! We're dressed for it!"
She said other funny things, too, which is why i need to start recording our conversations. She should be a comedian, but she said, "I tried, but I'm not a philosophy major!" referencing my belief that philosophers of old realized they could make more money if they presented their ideas as comedy and became our modern stand-up comedians.
And now for something special, a blog award! Purrseidon gave me the Real Neat Blog Award.
The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are:
1. Put the award logo on your blog. And here it is!
2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you. Those are below.
3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs. Thank you so much, Purrseidon!
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs; and asking them seven questions. If you are reading this, you are nominated! Every blog i read regularly, i like and think is neat, or i wouldn't keep reading. Your questions are:
1. What's the main thing that keeps you blogging?
2. Where did you go on your last vacation, and why?
3. Where do you want to go on your next vacation, and why?
4. What is your favorite flower? or flour? (either one, or both, inquiring minds want to know)
5. Now that you are spending so much more time at home, did you clean the whole house, or are you one of those who found out that lack of time was not the reason you never cleaned the house?
6. What are you looking forward to doing again the most once you are allowed?
7. What's on your To Be Read list, and which book are you looking forward to the most? If you don't have a To Be Read list, what book would you check out of the library if you could go today?
If you want the award and don't like my questions, you are welcome to answer Purrseidon's instead, they are below.
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.). Since anyone reading this is nominated if you want to be, you know.
Now for Purrseidon's questions that she asked:
1. Where do most visits to your blog come from? To find this out, i had to do something i hadn't done in a very, very long time, i looked at the stats page. Turns out, i get most of my visits from the USA, which is not a surprise. What is a surprise, is that second is Turkmenistan!
2. What is your favorite sport? Is reading a sport? If not, then probably gymnastics or ice skating/dancing, watching not participating of course.
3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2020? Part of why i keep my holiday lists on this blog is because i think we should try to make every day special. My most recent special moments were on Mother's Day, when i got to spend a bit of time, at a safe distance, with each of my children.
4. What is your favorite quote? "Create in me a clean heart, O G-d, and renew a right spirit within me." King David, Psalm 51:10
5. What was your favourite class when still at school? English literature, followed by history and religious studies. Science was fun, when i understood it, and i was fine with math up through trig, but anything after that is too much for my wordy brain.
6. Is there anything you wished you’d learned earlier? Everything! While i believe we should never stop learning, i always figure i could have used that info ten minutes ago.
7. What musical instrument have you tried to play? Piano, and while i am technically okay, i just don't have the musician "ear" and "soul" that you need to become accomplished.
That was fun! And now for the funnies:
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Have a fabulous Tuesday, everyone!
Day of Purification of All Things -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Disbanded -- Fairy Calendar (and don't ask how we blew it)
Hug Your Cat Day -- another date given on many sites, and here's some advice about how to do it safely
International CFS/ME Awareness Day -- bringing awareness about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
International Nurses Day -- birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale
Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, ends sunset today)
Limerick Day -- birth anniversary of Edward Lear
National Nutty Fudge Day
Odometer Day -- actually first called a "roadometer", it measured wagon wheel revolutions, as 360 of them made a mile, and was invented and first used this day by William Clayton, Orson Pratt, and Appleton Milo Harmon, Mormon pioneers traveling to Utah in 1847
Olde May Day (Julian Calendar)
Pilgrimage to Fatima -- Fatima, Portugal (procession, mass, and etc. to commemorate the first appearance of the Virgin of the Rosary to the three shepherd children on this day in 1917)
Rotuma Day -- Rotuma, Fiji
Saint Andrew, the First Called Day -- Georgia
Snellman Day/Day of Finnish Identity -- Finland
St. Diomma of Kildimo's Day (Patron of Kildimo, County Limerick, Ireland)
St. Francis Patrizi's Day (Patron of reconciliations)
St. Pancras' Day (2nd Ice Saint; Patron of children, oaths, treaties; Albano, Italy; Iserlohn, Germany; Pontevico, Italy; Sestino, Italy; against cramps, false witness, headaches, and perjury)
Mick Jagger marries Bianca De Macias, 1971
Eddie Fisher marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1959
Coronation of George VI of England, 1937
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia, 1743
National University of San Marcos is founded in Lima, Peru (oldest in the Americas), 1551
Jagiellonian University is fouded in Krakow, Poland (oldest in Poland), 1364
Richard I (Lionheart) of England marries Berengaria of Navarre, 1191
Emily VanCamp, 1986
Cheryl Burke, 1984
Jason Biggs, 1978
MacKenzie Astin, 1973
Christian Campbell, 1972
Jamie Luner, 1971
Kim Fields, 1969
Tony Hawk, 1968
Stephen Baldwin, 1966
Emilio Estevez, 1962
Ving Rhames, 1961
Kim Greist, 1958
Bruce Boxleitner, 1951
Gabriel Byrne, 1950
Lindsay Crouse, 1948
Steve Winwood, 1948
Millie Perkins, 1938
George Carlin, 1937
Tom Snyder, 1936
Frank Stella, 1936
Burt Bacharach, 1929
Yogi Berra, 1925
Mary Kay Ash, 1918
Katharine Hepburn, 1907
Florence Nightingale, 1820
Edward Lear, 1812
Pulp Fiction(Film), 1994
"Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music"(Musical revue), 1981
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"(Paul McCartney & Wings single release), 1972
"The Poisoned Kiss, or The Empress and the Necromancer"(Opera), 1936
The Symphony No. 1 in F minor(Shostakovich Op. 10), 1926
"L'elisir d'amore / The Elixir of Love"(Opera), 1832
Today in History:
Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome, 1328
Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of to the Rathore clan, founds Jodhpur, India, 1459
Philip Lenzi places the first ice cream advertisement, in the NY Gazette, 1777
Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers; it later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses, 1789
The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15, 1870
US District Court Judge J. Dundy rules, in Standing Bear vs. George Crook, that Native Americans are persons within the meaning of the laws of the United States, 1879
Tunisia becomes a French protectorate, 1881
In the North-West Rebellion, the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat, 1885
Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, 1932
Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin, 1941
A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada, 1958
West Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations, 1965
The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces in international waters, 1975
South Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years, 1984
Amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as 1st woman Conservative rabbi, 1985
Fred Markham of the US becomes the first person to pedal a bike at 65mph unaided by wind, 1986
Ingrid Baeyens becomes the first Belgian woman to ascend Mount Everest, 1992
Russia and chechnya sign a peace agreement after 400 years of conflict, 1997
The Texas, US, legislature is brought to a standstill when 59 Democratic lawmakers go into hiding in a dispute with Republicans over redistricting, 2003
An 8.0 earthquake in southwest China kills more than 69,000 people, 2008
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the second-longest-reigning monarch in British history, 2011
Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints, 2013
Brazil declares an end to the Zika national emergency as cases decrease, 2017