Friday, July 9, 2010

I'll never get that time back

One of my kids MP3 players crapped out and I spent over 4 hours trying to reload her music. This song stuck in my mind -

We need a new Chris Isaak CD

Half the Beatles are better than none

Enjoy it kids, that probably all we're going to get in this life.

Today in History:
On the Fourth of July in 1850, President Zachary Taylor snacked on cherries and milk while attending a ceremony at the Washington Monument. It was a hot day, and the heat made him sick.

He got sicker and sicker and died on July 9.

He remains the only U.S. president to have died from indigestion (with the posible exception of Warren G Harding, who may or may not have been poisoned by his wife - which could be considered death by extreme indigestion - but that's another story.)

His last words were, "I regret nothing, but I am sorry to leave my friends."

I find it hard to believe he didn't regret eating the cherries-and-milk that caused his fatal indigestion, but I'm not going to quibble with a man's dying words.

July 9, 1956 -
America's favorite actor, Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born on this date.

July 9, 1964 -
Courtney Michelle Love rock musician and actress, was born on this date.

Once again, let's hope she makes it to her next one.

July 9, 1982 -
Michael Fagan, dressed in jeans and a dirty t-shirt, and bleeding from a fresh cut on his hand, walks into the private bedroom of Queen Elizabeth II while she is asleep and her personal guard out walking her dogs. Fagan had scaled the wall surrounding Buckingham Palace and gained entry without triggering any alarms. The two carry on a 12-minute conversation, while the intruder holds a jagged broken ashtray, before somebody finally apprehends him.

Who knew that Queen could carry on a 12 minute conversation with one of her subjects?

I'll be starting the weekend-long celebration of my officially becoming old. Hopefully nothing important happens except I overeat Cannoli cake.

... Let there be dancing in the streets, drinking in the saloons, and necking in the parlor! ...

And so it goes

1 comment:

zoe said...

happy birthday! :D