February 22nd, 2009

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Schott's Miscellany 21 February 2009

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels first published The Communist Manifesto (1848)


CANONICAL HOURS

The eight traditional canonical hours of the Catholic Church are tabulated below:

Matins (Nocturnes): midnight-daybreak
Lauds: daybreak
Prime: 6:00 AM (1st hour of the day)
Terce: 9:00 AM (3rd hour of the day)
Sexte: midday (6th hour of the day)
Nones: 3:00 PM (9th hour of the day)
Vespers: 6:00 PM
Compline: nightfall


Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
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    "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones
Marcus

happy 17th, big guy!

Today is our cat Marcus's 17th birthday. terri_osborne first got him in 1992 when he was only a few weeks old and could fit in her hand. He came into my life when Terri moved in with me in 2001, and I love the big galoot. Sometimes, he even loves me, too. (He's his mother's cat, truly.) He's slowed down some, and the diabetes got him this past year, but he's still going strong.

Happy birthday, old man! *grin*
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wee krad, South Park Keith, South Park Keith #2

fancy a game?

There's a guy here in the Starbucks (where I continue to slave away at Spectres) who has a chess board out. He's been asking folks who come in if they want to play.

So far only one person has taken him up on it in the 45 minutes I've been here, and the guy wiped the floor with him in about a dozen moves or so. *laughs*

(I declined the offer, citing both deadline and the fact that I haven't played chess in at least 15 years.....)
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    "A Christmas Song" by Jethro Tull