Carl and his family are back from vacation.
He was up surprisingly early for a non-work day, so i decided to start by tackling his suitcases, asking him which clothes were clean and which were dirty. His answer was to start sniffing clothes, and my answer to that was to just wash everything. It was probably the best way.
He took a shower almost right away and grabbed an outfit to put on. When he changed his mind, he got a different shirt, and threw the other one up in the top of the closet, from where it fell on my head. He had to get dressed so he could go buy breakfast, as, "There's nothing in the house to eat!"
When he got back, he ate, then asked, "Can I change back into my pajamas?" And why shouldn't he, he was going to go back to sleep, right?
Yes, if he takes an afternoon nap, he changes into pajamas to do so. It's perfectly logical, you only sleep in sleep clothing.
Once he was in the living room, snuggled on his favorite sleep chair, i found one of his socks next to the chair.
Where, i asked him, is the other sock?
"On my foot. Only my right foot itches, my left foot doesn't."
Well, that's the best answer i've ever gotten for wearing only one sock to sleep in. No, i did not ask whether he was wearing the sock on the itchy foot or the non-itchy foot, i wasn't sure i wanted to know.
Since they'd been out of town, his room didn't need much work, so i got to spend some time sorting his CD collection.
First i found this:
At least it was logical to put the Amadeus movie disc in a Mozart CD case, i can see the thought there.
What i didn't want to know was:
Why was there old dental floss in a CD case?
How about some funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
Ayathrem -- Zoroastrianism (feast of bringing the herds and flocks home, a five day feast, dates approximate)
Cephalopod Awareness Days: Fossil Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, for all the "incredible suckers that have gone extinct"
Child Rambunctiousness Appreciation Day -- remembering back to when we didn't say every kid with ants in his/her pants needed drugs
Children's Day / Feast of Our Lady of Aparecida -- Brazil
Cloud-Stamping Pentathlon -- Fairy Calendar
Day of Fortuna Redux -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of successful journeys and lucky homecomings, favored by travelers and soldiers)
Day of Giving the Black Land to Horus and the Red Land to Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
"Discovery" of America by Columbus, actual date; most government holidays will be on the Monday nearest this date
Columbus Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands; US and Territories
Descubrimiento de América -- Mexico
Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional de España -- Spain
Dia de la Raza -- Latin America and especially Guatemala (Day of the Race, or Day of the Natives)
Día de la Resistencia Indígena -- Venezuela (Day of Indigenous Resistance)
Dia de las Americas/Descubrimiento de America -- Uruguay
Dia de las Culturas -- Costa Rica (Day of the Cultures)
Dia del Descubrimiento de dos Mundos -- Chile
Discovery Day -- Bahamas
Encuentro de Dos Mundos -- Ecuador
National Heritage Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands
Pan America Day -- Belize
Face Your Fears Day -- Stephen Hughes encourages you to use this as a day to try to do something you've always been afraid to do
Fiesta Nacional de Espana -- Spain (National Day/Hispanity Day)
Freethought Day -- celebration by Freethinkers of the effective ending date of the Salem witch trials
Independence Day -- Equatorial Guinea(1968)
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want you to go outside at 1200GMT and scream for 30 seconds so we can all get it out of our systems
National Gumbo Day
National Pulled Pork Day
Native American's Day -- often celebrated on both the observed and the traditional Columbus Day; a day to mourn Native American victims of conquest and oppression, make peace, and celebrate the empowerment of Native Americans
Old Farmers Day -- an unsponsored day, and any day is a good day to honor the men and women who work hard to grow our food
St. Edwin of Northumbria's Day (Patron of converts, hoboes/tramps, homeless people, kings, parents of large families)
St. Wilfred of York's Day (Patron of Middlesbrough, England; Ripon, England)
World Arthritis Day -- people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases can make their voices heard today
Day of Six Billion, 1999 (marking the world population reaching that number)
Marion Jones, 1975
Kirk Cameron, 1970
Adam Rich, 1968
Hugh Jackman, 1968
Carlos Bernard, 1962
Ronald E. McNair, 1950
Susan Anton, 1950
Chris Wallace, 1947
Tony Kubek, 1936
Luciano Pavarotti, 1935
Dick Gregory, 1932
Charles Gordone, 1925
Jean Nidetch, 1923
Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872
Jonathan Trumbull, 1710
"Jesus Christ, Superstar"(Rock opera), 1971
"The Bob Hope Show"(TV), 1953
"The Burns and Allen Show"(TV), 1950
"Call Me Madam"(Musical). 1950
Today in History:
The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon, BC539
King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, 1216
Nichiren, Japans Buddhist monk who founded Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon, 1279
Christopher Columbus' expedition makes landfall in the Bahamas, 1492
Massachusetts discontinues all witch trials, 1692
America's first asylum for "Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds" opens in Virginia, 1773
Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen; this celebration becomes the founding of the first Oktoberfest, 1810
Charles Macintosh, of Scotland, sells the first raincoat, 1821
Criminal Tribes Act (CTA) is enacted by British rule in India, which named over 160 local communities 'Criminal Tribes', i.e. hereditary criminals, 1871*
President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House, 1901
An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston, 1928
The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew and the first flight without space suits, 1964
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published, 1979
The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip, 1979
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China, 1986
NASA loses radio contact with the Magellan spacecraft as the probe descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus, 1994
The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born, 1999
The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, 2005
The first of the thirty-three miners trapped in the Copiano mining disaster, Florencio Avalos, is rescued, 2010
The customary law preventing women from inheriting their family home is overturned in Botswana, 2012
A long-lost bust of Napoleon by Auguste Rodin is confirmed found in Madison borough hall, New Jersey; it is estimated to be worth at least $4m, 2017
California becomes the first US state to pass a law banning the manufacture and sale of new fur products, 2019
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya becomes first to run a marathon in under 2 hours (1:59:40) in Vienna, Austria, 2019
*Not repealed until India's independence in 1949