Last week at Carl's place on Monday, i made the rookie mistake of not asking him if he'd taken a shower yet, and he was almost late leaving for work.
This time i wasn't going to make that mistake, so i asked him the moment i walked in, and he had indeed already showered. As i shooed him out the door later, he said, "I haven't brushed my teeth!"
Curses, foiled again.
Later, when i was putting away his socks, i couldn't get the dresser drawer to close correctly. My go-to solution for that is to take the drawer out, because there is almost always something causing it. There was.
|There it is!|
|A hat, behind the sock drawer.|
All through the morning, Ms. S and Ms. GA were calling and texting me. It seems KikiCat has gotten sick, and Ms. S was looking for someone to get her to a vet, any vet that would take her (most were telling her it would be a week before they could work her in). They finally found one, and she's fine, just a little sniffly. She got a shot and now she's taking it out on Ms. S and won't get on the bed to cuddle!
At Ms. PA's house, Mr. Jack seemed a little more aware of what's going on yesterday. When i asked what he was doing, he said, "Oh, we just sit around, we don't do anything productive anymore!"
Then i asked him if he still says his prayers. "Of course I do!" he said. (Spoken like a man who has attended the same church for almost 60 years and has served as a Deacon.) Well then, i told him, you are being productive, prayer is some of the hardest work of the church!
He was quite pleased with that assessment.
Time for the funnies, a few more of military humor, and some crazy kid stuff:
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
Barbie-in-a-blender Day -- while i get why we do it to Barbie, what did your blender do to deserve this? originally thought of by Freeculture.org, to defend our rights to comment on cultural icons, whether they are trademarked/copyrighted or not
Bugs Bunny Day -- the "wascally wabbit" made his debut in A Wild Hare, released on this day in 1940
Day of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus -- date on the Julian Calendar, these are the legendary saints who, upon persecution by the Emperor Decius and being walled up in a cave to die as martyrs, instead slept for over 200 (in the Koran, yes, they are mentioned there, it is 300) years; based on an even more ancient legend and the prototypes of Rip Van Winkle; related observances
National Sleepy Head Day -- Finland (the last person in the house to wake on this day is awakened with water, either thrown on him/her or the person is thrown into water; in honor of the story of the Saints of Ephesus)
Seven Sleepers Day -- Ancient Latvian Calendar
Siebenschlafer -- Germany (a weather prognostication day, if it rains today, there will be rain for seven weeks more)
Iglesia Ni Cristo Day -- Philippines
Ipip Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (festival for working on the king's tomb; date approximate)
Jose Celso Barbosa Day -- Puerto Rico
National Blunt Object Day -- this one is just weird, and no one wants to take the blame for starting it, either
National Creme Brulee Day
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day -- US
National Scotch Day
Over-The-Moon Night (Cows and Spoons) -- Fairy Calendar
St. Pantaleon's Day (Patron of bachelors, physicians, torture victims; against tuberculosis)
Take Your Houseplants For a Walk Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which claims doing this will orient them to their position on the earth and make them healthier (some websites mistakenly call it take your pants for a walk day!)
Victory Day -- North Korea
Walk on Stilts Day -- at your own risk always; sponsored by Bill "Stretch" Coleman, the Nine Foot Clown, who encourages everyone to walk on stilts to foster a chance to develop self-confidence, master balance and coordination, enjoy the challenge, and celebrate daring accomplishments at all ages
War Martyrs' and Invalids' Day -- Vietnam
Ashlyn Sanchez, 1996
Cheyenne Kimball, 1990
Courtney Kupets, 1986
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, 1977
Alex Rodriguez, 1975
Maya Rudolph, 1972
Triple H, 1969
Julian McMahon, 1968
Maureen McGovern, 1949
Peggy Fleming, 1948
Betty Thomas, 1947
Bobbie Gentry, 1944
James Victor, 1939
Gary Gygax, 1938
Jerry Van Dyke, 1931
Norman Lear, 1922
Leo Ernest Durocher, 1905
Joseph Bert "Joe" Tinker, 1880
José Celso Barbosa, 1857
Alexandre Dumas, fils, 1824
Queen Hatshepsut, BC1508
Today in History
Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland to support Malcolm Canmore against Macbeth of Scotland, who usurped the Scottish throne from Malcolm's father, King Duncan; Macbeth is defeated at Dunsinane, 1054
Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan, 1549
The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports, 1663
A Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England, 1694
The Russian Navy defeats the Swedes atthe Battle of Grengam, 1720
The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (later renamed Department of State), 1789
Robespierre is finally arrested, 1794
The Atlantic Cable is successfully completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time, 1866
Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting announce the discovery of the hormone insulin, 1921
The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny, 1940
RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvaging of wreckage of the RMS Titanic, 1987
A pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA, US, during the Summer Olympics, 1996
Photograph negatives purchased at a garage sale prove to be early works by photographer Ansel Adams, 2010
The first Przewalski’s horse (whose wild populations were believed extinct in 1969) to be conceived via artificial insemination is born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as part of a worldwide effort to rebuild the wild herds, 2013
Fiat Chrysler is fined a record $105 million by US regulators over their number of car recalls, 2015
US congressman John Lewis becomes the first African American lawmaker to lie in state in the Rotunda in Washington D.C., 2020