Sunday, November 19, 2006

Any way the wind blows...

Another Sunday come and gone. Was pretty quiet with not much going on. Did a little re-arranging to get the box with the tree in it in a better place than in front of the front door. Going to have to do some serious re-arranging during this week by the time Thanksgiving comes thanks to my wife's family tradition of putting up the christmas tree on the same weekend (if not on the day of Thanksgiving) of Thanksgiving. Don't ask me why, but evidently their family has been doing this for some time, so why not obligate. Though I would like to know what happened to all my family's traditions when it comes to holidays? We don't do any of them, yet we do all hers. I have tried to incorporate mine, but we always end up getting into some argument about it. And to be honest, the holidays are stressful enough as it is, why add more fuel to the fire. Ahhhh, the holidays can bite me.

Last nights movie night was a bomb. Oy, I knew the movies that we rented were going to be bad, but boy I didn't expect them to be so bloody bad. We watched Marquis De Sade: Intimate Tales of the Dark Prince and The Queen of the Damned. Needless to say, I wasted a good chunk of my evening with those two stinkers. Gads, if you ever need to avoid any two movies (and I know there are thousands more out there, but) avoid these two like the plague! I used all my resolve to prevent myself from turning off the DVD with them. I paid for the service, and by gum I was going to sit through it all and watch these abominations of the celluloid. You have been warned. If you still dare to watch them, you have no one else to blame but yourselves.

Jumping back on the blog title lyric line bandwagon, I bring to you a timeless song. A song you can't help but stop what you're doing, crank up the volume and sing along! Enjoy!

(For better playback, push play then immediately pause to let the video load completely.)

13 random events which occurred ON THIS DAY - November 19th

1850 - The first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ.

1928 - "Time" magazine presented its cover portrait for the first time. Japanese Emperor Hirohito was the magazine's first cover subject.

1942 - During World War II, Russian forces launched their winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.

1954 - Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.

1959 - Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel.

1969 - Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.

1985 - U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev met for the first time as they began their summit in Geneva.

1990 - NATO and the Warsaw Pact signed a treaty of nonaggression.

1994 - The U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to bomb rebel Serb forces striking from neighboring Croatia.

1997 - In Carlisle, IA, septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey. It was only the second known case where all seven were born alive.

1998 - The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Clinton began.

1998 - Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard" sold at auction for more than $71 million.

2002 - The oil tanker Prestige broke into two pieces and sank off northwest Spain. The tanker lost about 2 million gallons of fuel oil when it ruptured November 13th and was towed about 150 miles out to sea.

Thanks for stopping by! Peace, take care, and bright blessings to everyone! Goodnight.