Monday, March 23, 2020

March 23: National Puppy Day

It's National Puppy Day
Hurray !!!



Get prepared for an overdose of cuteness today, because March 23 is National Puppy Day!

So it goes...

Saturday, March 21, 2020

National French Bread Day - March 21st




Today is National French Bread Day. We really miss the real baguettes and other varieties of breads we used to get in France.

Maybe it's time to try baking a loaf.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Happy Pi Day - March 14th

Today is PI Day



PiDay.org states on their website:
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “ π ”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat Pie.

I found #4 on their pi-facts interesting:
The record for reciting the most number of decimal places of Pi was achieved by Rajveer Meena at VIT University, Vellore, India on 21 March 2015. He was able to recite 70,000 decimal places. To maintain the sanctity of the record, Rajveer wore a blindfold throughout the duration of his recall, which took an astonishing 10 hours! Can’t believe it? Well, here is the evidence.

What variety of pie will you be having today? When I go to the store this afternoon I'll check out the bakery section.

Friday, March 13, 2020

It's Friday the 13th

Besides being National Earmuff Day in the United States which honors the 1873 invention of earmuffs, it is also K9 Veterans Day when all military dogs should be commemorated.


Visit The Greater Good's shop on their Animal Rescue site and see if something appeals to you. CLICK HERE to visit their store for items for this specific cause.

So it goes...

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Fun with numbers

I love numbers that do cool things.

When I look at my clock and it says


it always makes me smile.

Here are some interesting things that happen today, 2 February 2020.

Today's date is an 8-digit palindrome that works whether written in DD/MM/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY.

A palindrome is a sequence that reads the same backward as forward, such as "kayak" or "never odd or even".

So... today is
0202 2020

Something else of interest is it is day 33 and there are 333 days left in the year.

Of course, it is also Groundhog Day and Superbowl Sunday and perhaps, your birthday. :)

So it goes!

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Sunday, December 01, 2019

Hurray, it is finally December 1st

Today is December 1st which means H-season is officially over!

No Disturbances
Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours

It's over? Is there a fat lady singing somewhere?

I saw Royal Terns yesterday :)

So it goes...

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Good poster


I don't know where this poster originated. I saw it on https://homelessonthehighdesert.wordpress.com

So it goes...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Today is brought to you by the letter K

I learned a new word today:

Kakistocracy

A kakistocracy is a system of government that is run by the worst, least qualified, and/or most unscrupulous citizens.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Can you spell SUBPOENA ?



So it goes...

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Rubber Ducky Day

 Today, 13 January 2019, is Rubber Ducky Day.




Celebrate

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Remember ?


Oath of Office for President of the United States

US Constitution, Article II, Section 1
Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Oath of Office for Vice President of the United States

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."

The U.S. Supreme Court's Oath of Office

Each Supreme Court Justice takes the following oath:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."


Interesting.

So it goes...

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

My Favorite

The St Croix Lighted Boat Parade took place last Saturday, December 8 2018.

This was my favorite but I'd like to thank ALL participants for a good show.


From the St Croix Source: See article
Photo by Anne Salafia

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Is it over?

Yesterday was officially the last day of Hurricane Season... Time to chill out a bit...




So it goes...


Saturday, November 24, 2018

It still ain't over

Today is Saturday, November 24th (2018) and this morning we were surprised to see this...

Not over yet
Just when you think "that's it" and you don't have to worry about storms anymore, you get a reminder that the official end of Hurricane season is November 30th.

So it goes...


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bad news / Good news

The bad news is that the storm has dropped south a bit and we appear to be in its track. The good news is that its intensity has also dropped. The blob has changed from red to yellow.


We expect it to be a bit breezier than normal and expect quite a bit of rain. We don't mind if our hair gets wet while bailing rainwater out of the dinghy.

So it comes...

Sunday, November 11, 2018

It ain't over...



Plus, the US election isn't over either. Many votes still need to be counted.



So it goes...

Monday, November 05, 2018

The Fifth of November

My mother would recite this to us every November... Today is Guy Fawkes Day


The Fifth of November


Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England's overthrow.

But, by God's providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James's sake!
If you won't give me one, I'll take two,
The better for me, and the worse for you.

A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn'orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!

Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray! 

English Folk Verse (c.1870)

Possibly most widely known in America from its use in the movie V for Vendetta, versions of the above poem have been widespread in England for centuries. It celebrates the foiling of Catholic Guy Fawkes's attempt to blow up England's Protestant-controlled House of Parliament on November 5th, 1605. Known as Guy Fawkes Day, Gunpowder Treason Day, Fireworks Night, and Bonfire Night, the November 5th celebrations typically includes the burning of Guy Fawkes in effigy.

Hmmmmm... another example of celebrating racism/ bigotry/ intolerance, but it is good to know the history of such things and learn from it, n'est pas?

Here's an interesting article from The Sun : CLICK HERE

They usually have bonfires in the BVI (everyone loves an excuse to party) but it is a rainy day.

So it goes...

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

WORLD ANIMAL DAY - OCTOBER 4TH

World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.




Mission of World Animal Day

To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.

It's celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.  Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.


Visit https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/ for more information