May 2017 archive

May 29

Memorial Day 2017

Thanks, Grandpa…  You weren’t American, but you fought valiantly for the cause overseas. I never met my grandfather.  He had died in Peshawar, India, fighting for the Black Watch during World War l.  Peshawar was on the northern frontier of British India, near the Khyber Pass. In 1947, Peshawar became part of the newly independent …

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May 25

It’s Also National Tap Dance Day!

  Another of the Who Knew?-type posts. It’s National Tap Dance Day.  When I was a little kid, I took the “required” ballet and tap classes for a year.  My mom has a picture of me in my tutu and one in my majorette costume for the tap recital.  I imagine I only took for the year …

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May 25

Nashville

Next week I’m going to a conference in Nashville for one of my jobs.  The last time – actually the only other time – I was there, it was for a Cushing’s Conference. There are two albums of photos on Facebook from that conference.  Part one and Part two (Duh!) It makes me sad just …

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May 25

Why a Towel?

From The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…    

May 25

Remember Your Towel Today!

Each year, May 25 is Towel Day.  Do you know why? Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for …

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May 23

Every Time It Rains…

        See a penny, pick it up… All day long you’ll have good luck. When you are out and about today, look on the ground for pennies. It just might be your lucky day! My mom is forever picking up pennies – or anything that’s cash-looking.  She’s made a record over the …

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May 14

Happy Dogmother’s Day!

This picture reminds me so much of our dog and her siblings.  Mimi, unlike our most recent past dog, refuses to wear a bandana, though!   Last Dogmother’s Day, Mimi shared this on her blog (yes, of course my dog has her own blog):   My human mom had a friend who said she was my …

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May 14

Happy Mother’s Day!

  Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as …

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May 09

Irony

  11 years ago today, I had my left kidney and 10 pounds of cancer removed.  This anniversary is, of course, a big    A few weeks before that surgery, I had returned to Johns Hopkins to be retested for Growth Hormone.  There’s a whole lot of info on my past experiences with HGH in my …

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May 08

Making Money Disappear Through Infinite Iteration, Now In YouTube Form! – XOR’s Hammer

My son, the math genius!     Source: Making Money Disappear Through Infinite Iteration, Now In YouTube Form! – XOR’s Hammer

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