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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.
First, a note to Sandee, i cannot get your links to post any more. Upon comparing the code now with the code from several weeks ago, it seems Inlinkz has changed something and blogger doesn’t want to read it any more. Being that i’m a computer dunce, i can’t read code, either, but i compared it line by line, and there’s one small difference, and that is enough. (When it comes to computers, one small difference is the world!)
|Tech support is on it, i guess.|
Speaking of technology, Dr. D and i spent a good bit of futile time yesterday trying to get one of those antennas that will get you free TV hooked up and working so she could cancel her cable. We had better luck with the cookie baking.
|And they mostly did. Not this pretty, perhaps, but good.|
A shout-out to Kristi of ThankfulMe, the hostess of Ten Things of Thankful. Yesterday she featured my guest post about rEcess. Thank you, Kristi, for getting the word out about so many wonderful volunteer groups, and for being so involved in your own community.
Today is laundry day again. Last week, i saw the best and worst of humanity at the laundromat.
One man drove up with his music blaring and promptly ran to the bushes (he looked like he’d partied a bit too hearty the night before). He yelled at his friend who was there with him, and glared at everyone he saw.
The other saw me heading in with my baskets and ran to help me carry them. He asked me if i had enough money to get it all done. He and his friend smiled at everyone, and when i offered them all the leftover cake i’d been given by one of my clients, they were ecstatic. We discussed how easy it is to be kind to people and bring out kindness in return.
Most of the people at the laundromat are very nice. We hold doors for each other, we make room and pass over an extra quarter or two if someone runs short.
Just like a small difference is a big difference in computer code, a small kindness can make a big impression on people.
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!
Agonalia — Ancient Roman Empire; also observed
Festival for Diva Palatua — guardian of Palatine Hill
Septimonia — to honor the Seven Hills of Rome
Feast of Sekhmet, Bast, and Ra — Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of warfare, feline goddess, and sun god; date approximate)
Fourth Republic Day — Madagascar
International Mountain Day — UN
Jashan-e Sadeh / Adar-Jashen — Zoroastrian/Parsi (a mid-winter fire ceremony for purification; date approximate)
National Day / Republic Day — Burkina Faso
National Noodle Ring Day
Nose-Scrambling and Hair-Hiking Events — Fairy Calendar
Pampanga Day — Pampanga Province, Philippines
Remembrance Day of Llywelyn II — Wales (death anniversary of Llywelyn the Last, the last native-born Prince of Wales, killed in battle in 1282)
St. Damasus’ Day (Patron of archaeologists)
St. Pens’ Day (Patron of Llanberis, Wales)
Tango Day — Buenos Aires, Argentina (birth anniversary of both Julio de Caro and Carlos Gardel)
Unicef is established, 1946
Edward VIII abdicates, 1936
Indiana becomes the 19th US State, 1816
Rider Strong, 1979
Mos Def, 1973
Gary Dourdan, 1966
Curtis Williams, 1962
Jermaine Jackson, 1954
Ken Wahl, 1953
Susan Seidelman, 1952
Teri Garr, 1949
Brenda Lee, 1944
John Kerry, 1943
Donna Mills, 1943
David Gates, 1940
Tom Hayden, 1940
Rita Moreno, 1931
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918
Carlo Ponti, 1913
Naguib Mahfouz, 1911
Marjorie H. Buell, 1904
Fiorello LaGuardia, 1882
Annie Jump Cannon, 1863
Robert Koch, 1843
“City of Angels”(Musical), 1989
“Magnum, PI”(TV), 1980
Today in History:
Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office, 359
Llywelyn the Last (born c. 1228) the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cimeri, 1282
The Aurora Borealis is seen from New England by English settlers for the first time, 1719
The first newspaper on Curacao is published, the Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser, 1812
Nitrous oxide is used in dental work for the first time in Hartford, Connecticut, 1844
Boston’s Bijou Theatre becomes the first American theater lit exclusively by electricity, premiering Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Iolanthe” as its first performance, 1882
The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire, 1907
Color moving pictures are demonstrated in Madison Square Garden, 1909
The Boll Weevil Monument is dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama, 1919
The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, 1931
Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time, 1934
Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada, 1962
Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon, 1972
The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature, 1997
The People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization, 2001
In Taipei, protesters demand foreign live-in caregivers have the right to a day off each week, 2011
Pope Francis is named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year,” 2013
A landmark trial for Huntington’s disease in London announces positive results, the first time a drug has been able to slow an incurable brain disorder, 2017