Sweetie has a new phone.
It's a blank canvas (mostly) upon which he can build, putting the tech into use best suited to him and pleasing to his sight (he only has vision in one eye, he puts all the important stuff on the left where he can see it better).
In other words, he can spread his apps out all over the numerous screens and then lose track of where they are.
And yell for me to "come find out what happened to my photos, and why is it called Gallery now instead of Photos?"
Also, "where's the volume again, and why can't I turn it off, and where did my clock go, I can't even find out what time it is!"
It's going to be a good phone for him, if we can survive the breaking in period without strangling each other.
While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!
This fence keeps the electrical works from sticking out like a sore thumb.
It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day! This week's image and my poem:
Let's go down and have a peep.
Remember that we have to creep.
Li'l folk live here and don't want to see
Spies in the form of you and me.
They know, however, we can't resist,
To peek now and then we do insist.
As long as we keep their secrets tight,
They'll let us watch and leave all right.
Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. It's time to share something for which i am thankful.
Please note that Brian's Dad, who helps Brian the Cat with the blog, had to have an emergency appendectomy. He might not be up to actually hosting a Thankful Thursday Blog Hop today, but that's all right, i for one shall carry on as usual until he feels better (and pray that he recovers soon).
EditToAdd: Brian's Dad is doing better and the hop is up!
Today i am thankful i am most of the way done getting the tax papers together. Of course, i'll be more thankful when i'm all the way done, but you celebrate every bit of progress, right?
Celebrate Your Name Week -- Thursday: Name Tag Day, celebrating those silly tags that say, "Hello, My Name is Illegible"!
Crufts Dog Show -- Birmingham, England (the World's Greatest Dog Show; Best in Show here is the most prestigious award in the world of dogs; through Sunday)
Doctor's Day -- Venezuela
Dream Day -- supposedly begun by an instructor at Columbia University as a day to concentrate on how to make your dreams come true
Farvardigan -- Ancient Persia, Zoroastrians (10-day festival for the dead before Nowruz, the New Year)
Festival of Life in the Cracks Day -- internet holiday declared because this is where most of us are, and we deserve to be celebrated!
Harriet Tubman Day -- anniversary of her death in 1913
International Day of Awesomeness -- Celebrate what is awesome about you - always on Chuck Norris' birth anniversary, because no one is more awesome than Chuck
Mario Day -- for gamers, based on the date Mar 10
National Blueberry Popover Day
National Pack Your Lunch Day -- because it's cheaper and healthier
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- US
Shiogama Jinja Hote Festival -- Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (mikoshi parades and Shinto music)
St. Kessog's Day (Patron of Lennox, Scotland; Scotland)
Tibetan Uprising Day -- Tibetan Independence Supporters commemoration of the 1959 uprising
Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign -- Canisteo, NY (San Juan Capistrano has swallows, and Canisteo has living trees planted to spell out the name of the valley where the turkey vultures/buzzards return each year, traditionally on St. Patrick's Day; through the 17th)
Whoopsical Day -- Fairy Calendar
Emily Osment, 1992
Carrie Underwood, 1983
Shannon Miller, 1977
John Hamm, 1971
Edie Brickell, 1966
Prince Edward, 1964
Jasmine Guy, 1964
Rick Rubin, 1963
Pam Oliver, 1961
Sharon Stone, 1958
Shannon Tweed, 1957
Kim Campbell, 1947
Bob Greene, 1947
Tom Scholz, 1947
Chuck Norris, 1940
Dave Rabe, 1940
James Earl Ray, 1928
Pamela Mason, 1918
Bix Beiderbecke, 1903
Clare Boothe Luce, 1903
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"(TV), 1997
"The Incredible Hulk"(TV), 1978
"Sweet Bird of Youth"(Play), 1959
Today in History:
The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end, BC241
Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire, 418
King Charles I dissolves Parliament; he calls it back 11 years later, 1629
English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania, 1681
French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform, 1762
John Stone, of Concord, Massachusetts, patents a pile driver, 1791
England begins its first modern census, 1801
In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States, 1804
The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria, 1831
Abraham Lincoln patents a device to help free ships in rivers from shallow water; he built a small scale model, but no full-size device was ever built, and makes him the only US president to hold a patent, 1849
Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you," 1876
Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven women officers landed at New York to officially begin the work of the Salvation Army in the US, 1880
Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching, 1891
The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France, 1906
After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall," 1896
China ends slavery, 1910
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation, 1922
In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.; he later retracts his guilty plea, 1969
Astronomers discover rings around Uranus, 1977
In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup, 1990
The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom, 2000
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars, 2006
Carlos Slim becomes the first Mexican and person from an emerging economy to top Forbes Richest Person list, with net worth of US$53.5 billion, 2010
South Korean judges uphold their parliaments' decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye, 2017