Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Just Say No!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Oh Billy, Billy, Billy...


We'll see how this goes on the ol' lappy. Should be switching some of the boxes running around here over in the next few days as well.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Crickets They Are A'Chirpin

So yes this place has been fairly dead for the past month or so. At least it feels like it to me. I have lots of stuff that I could put up. Tons. I have been gaming a bit, but really that never stopped me from posting before. I'm probably going through one of those periods that most bloggers, if not all, sometimes go through. Work has been a bit tedious lately and certainly hasn't inspired me to be all that motivated to do much of anything. Today was just another one of those days with depressing news at work added in. I've still got a job, but my ongoing blahness plus that news and I headed home early. So here I am.

Crufty has an interesting meme posted yesterday. It applies well here since today is my birthday. Here are the instructions.

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. List any holidays
6. Post it.

Here ya go. Note that there was just way too much stuff to strictly follow the rules of the meme. There were over a hundred births listed and over fifty deaths. There were also thirtynine events listed. Also, I'm adding fictional birthdays as well just because I can.

Three Events
*475 - Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.
*1431 - Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
*1995 - Valeri Poliakov completes 366 days in space while aboard the Mir space station, breaking a duration record.

Birthdays(2 + 1)
*1913 - Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
*1944 - Jimmy Page, English guitarist
*1971 - Scott Thornton, National Hockey League player
I threw in the last one just because I'm a hockey fan and he used to play for the Sharks and he was born the same year. Happy Birthday Scott. Interesting to note that there are two other hockey players currently in the NHL born today as well. Intersting to me anyway.

Deaths(1)
*1939 - Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (b. 1880)

Holidays
*Martyrs' Day (Panama) commemorates the 1964 riots over sovereignty of the Panama Canal Zone
*Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
*Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse
*Black Nazarene feast in the Quiapo district, Manila, Philippines
*Balloon Ascension Day
*Stepfather's Day

Fictional Birthday
Severus Snape's birthday, from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series

So there you have it. As I was reading through this post prior to posting I noted that I had written through for threw and their for there. If you find more of this type of bullshit please just replace the wrong word with the correct word. You'll have to do this in your own head, because I'm not giving out editing rights.

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