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Archive for Sep. 23, 2011

Fickle Friday #7

What a week! TGIF as I don’t think I can do another day without a fab amount of sleep. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather since last weekend, so have been struggling with getting anything done. Sorry I haven’t kept up with comments, but I will this weekend– pinky swear.


Yes, I am a practicing procrastinator, in good standing. I pay my dues when threatened with dismissal, like all good procrastinators.  But what I’m behind on right now is expressing thanks to Nancy and Lorna (you know who you are). I’ve been working on my lists and will post them tomorrow.  So stay tuned, expecially if you want to know WTF I’m talking about.

On This Day…

In 1912, the first Keystone Cops movie was released.

In 1981, Chief Dan George died at the age of 82. He was the Indian who adopted Dustin Hoffman in the movie “Little Big Man.”  He also wrote some wonderful books. One of my favorite sayings of his:  “May hope forever wipe away your tears, And, above all, may silence make you strong.”

In 1986, Congress proclaimed the rose as the national flower.

In 1987, choreographer Bob Fosse died. He, of jazz hands, was known for his unusual dance style.  He directed and choreographed “Pippin” which is one of my favorite musicals.

In 1997, the Seattle Mariners broke the record and achieved 258 home runs in a single year. Of course, that was the year of Ken Griffey, Jr. and Alex Rodriguez. Ohh, the memories.

In 1930, Ray “Georgia on My Mind” Charles was born.

And the big one: today is the official first day of autumn. I don’t believe it. It was in the mid 80s today and forecast to be in the low 90s tomorrow. Where is that crisp ting in the air? I already stopped watering my planter flowers (give them a chance to dry up before I clean the planters and store away for the winter). I want cooler weather!!!!  Oh, wait — I get my snowblower back tomorrow, so expect snow at any time. I am prepared; are you?