Friday, March 4, 2011
celebrate the everyday － march.
ok [ha!], this week has been sort of a lulu
[in like a lu-lu-lion, I guess],
but today is march fourth,
so let us, um, march forth!
welcome, march, when . . .
. . . napoleon bonaparte wed josephine de beauarnais , paul mccartney wed linda eastman , & john lennon wed yoko ono . ah, spring, when a young man's fancy turns.
. . . nathaniel briggs patented the washing machine , alexander graham bell made his first telephone call , the first movie was shown to an audience , & rca first produced color televisions . which is why today, we can do laundry while chatting on the phone & watching a tv movie at the same time ... march is for multitaskers!
. . . alaska was sold to the united states by russia . but some alaskans can still see russia from their homes.
. . . congress authorized the establishment of yellowstone national park . get out!
. . . u.s. presidents millard fillmore & william howard taft died [1874 & 1930 respectively, but both on the 8th]. beware the week before the ides of march, mr. president!
. . . albert einstein was born . genius!
. . . the outlaw jesse james died at age 34 . insert snarky comment about sandra bullock's ex by the same name here.
. . . the girls scouts of america & the camp fire girls were created [both in 1912]. gee, girls, competitive much?
. . . constantinople became instanbul . why did constantinople get the works? it's nobody's business but the turks.
. . . the star-spangled banner was adopted as our national anthem . apparently by people with much wider vocal range than the average american.
. . . oklahoma! opened on broadway . oh, what a beautiful evening!
spring is finally & unmistakably in the air here . . .
the season for hibernation is coming to a close . . .
& i am ready for an awakening
& a new opening of heart & hand.
image source: filmposters.com.