Monday, February 20, 2012

He Would've Been 280

I was sick all weekend. I blame getting culture by going to a Romeo & Juliet ballet. Don't get me wrong, it was really good but I think being around all those people got me sick. Or maybe it was going to hospital.....
Sadly, this is not ballet.
Also, one of my friends passed away earlier this morning. We met while working on the Census together and we had quite a bit in common. He had been battling pancreatic cancer and just a week or so ago posted that he may only have months but more than likely days left to live. I wish I had gotten to know him better but I'm glad he's out of the constant pain that he was in.

Today I learned, from a kind of a jerky Christian Science Monitor article and confirmed by Wikipedia, that it's not officially Presidents' Day but just Washington's Birthday. Apparently there have been proposals to make Washington's Birthday the all-encompassing Presidents' Day to celebrate all presidents but those have fallen through--probably because who really wants to honor William Henry Harrison or Millard Fillmore?

I'm shocked that Veeblefester thinks so highly of Lincoln considering Lincoln freed all of Veeblefester's cheap labor.