Haven't had time! Work has been such this week that I spent 12 hours there (parents' evening tacked on to end of day) on Monday and a gruelling 4 hours catching up on evening marking on Tuesday. Sinful amount of chocolate consumed though, that's made life more bearable.
And it is my birthday today (as I see the board keeps reminding me...Warning - if you put your birthdate on your profile, the board congratulates you AND tells everyone your age!). So, despite the hard work, everyone has been spoiling me to death. I have received an Ipod, so I can start to fumble my way into the new millennium. My class sang me a raucous greeting at registration. And I'm not at any special age ending in zero. What more could I ask for?
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"We make our lives out of chaos and hope. And love." - Angela Montenegro
On This Day in History... Sources: on-this-day.com and history.com/this-day-in-history
1862 -- Union General Samuel Curtis defeated Confederate General Earl Van Dorn at the Battle of Pea Ridge (Elkhorn Tavern), Arkansas. Confederate General Ben McCulloch and his immediate successor (General James McIntosh) were both killed in the battle. The Confederates retreated minutes after the deaths of their leaders.
1876 -- 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention--the telephone.
1923 -- The New Republic publishes Robert Frost's poem "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening." The poem, beginning with the famous line "Whose woods these are, I think I know. His house is in the village though," has introduced millions of American students to poetry.
1945 -- During World War II, U.S. forces crossed the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany.
1946 -- Actress Joan Crawford, born Lucille Fay Le Sueur, is awarded the Oscar for her performance in Mildred Pierce.
1955 -- The first Broadway play to be televised in color, featuring the original cast, airs. The play was Peter Pan, starring Mary Martin.
1955 -- Baseball commissioner Ford Frick said that he was in favor of legalizing the spitball.
1960 -- Elvis Presley arrived back in Memphis, TN, after serving two years in the U.S. Army.
1975 -- The final episode of "The Odd Couple" aired on ABC.
1991 -- Prince was named Best Songwriter in the annual "Rolling Stone" Reader's Picks music awards.
1995 -- Dominique Wilkins (Boston Celtics) became the ninth NBA player to achieve 25,000 career points.
1998 -- Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th NHL goal. He had scored 878 regular season goals and 122 goals in the playoffs.
Okay, we've got politics, inventions, literature, theatre, television, film, music and sports. What else is there? Ah yes... most importantly of note for all of us here today, on this day in history ...
TJ Thyne was born.
Thank you for inspiring us, and for welcoming us here so generously and kindly.
As a friend of mine likes to say... Joy to you and all the dreams you dare to pursue! Have a FANTASTIC day, TJ.
Angela: Well, what about love? What do you have to say about love?
Hodgins: It´s overrated-most of the time Dexter: They make it look so easy-connecting with another human being. It's like no one told them it's the hardest thing in the world.