...and so am I.
Got some more work done on Heart of the Dragon -- the 1989 portion is done -- and also finished off a proposal. The latter is for a comic book, and it's a collaboration. I'll say more (like who the collaborator is, though some of you may already know) if and when it goes through.
Also did the second day of training, and now I know what I'm doing. During the first go-round, there was one type of housing unit that we were told to mark a particular way, but not have to worry about any specifics, someone else would handle that.
Well, this gig is the someone else. *laughs* We're now doing the specifics of that type of housing unit.
Cha cha cha.
Schott's Miscellany catchup coming up....
Wall Street resumed trading after the 9/11 attacks (2001)
TRADITIONAL POWERS OF PRECIOUS STONES
The DIAMOND was an antidote to Satanic temptation.
RUBY made the possessor brave.
TOPAZ preserved the bearer against being poisoned.
AMETHYST preserved from drunkenness.
EMERALD promoted piety.
SARDONYX dispelled unholy thoughts.
---James Napier, Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland Within This Century, 1879
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does.</i>
Christopher Morley (1890-1976)
UNUSUAL STREET NAMES
The seven wackiest street names, according to a 2006 poll by Car Connection website:
1. Psycho Path (Traverse City, MI)
2. Divorce Court (Heather Highlands, PA)
3. Farfrompoopen Road [the only road leading to Constipation Ridge] (Story, AK)
4. The intersection of Lonesome & Hardup (Albany, GA)
5. The intersection of Clinton & Fidelity (Houston, TX)
6. Bucket of Blood Street (Holbrook, AZ)
7. Unexpected Road (Buena, NJ)
The great tragedy of Science--the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
T.H. Huxley (1825-95)
Sophia Loren born (1934)
The fiscal year is a period used for the purposes of financial accounting. for the federal government, the fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends September 30. The four quarters of this federal year are subdivided in the following manner:
1st Quarter: Oct. 1-Dec. 31
2nd Quarter: Jan. 1-Mar. 31
3rd Quarter: Apr. 1-Jun. 30
4th Quarter: Jul. 1-Sep. 30
All but four of the states start their fiscal year on July 1. The exceptions are: New York (April 1); Texas (September 1); and Alabama & Michigan (October 1).
Have something to say, and say it clearly as you can. That is the only secret of life.
Matthew Arnold (1822-88)
International Day of Peace
Light a match and make a wish. If the match burns as long as you can hold it without breaking off, you will get your wish.
If two persons begin to speak on the same subject at the same time, they link their little fingers; and whoever names an author first and makes a wish will have her wish granted.
If you find a fallen eyelash, place it on the back of your hand and make a wish. Then turn the hand upside down three times, and if the eyelash stays on, you will get your wish.
Children make a wish when they see a white horse.
The first time you kiss a new baby, make a wish, and it will come true.
When you first see a new-born baby, make a wish, and you are sure to get it.
---Wintemberg & Wintemberg, "Folk-Lore from Grey County, Ontario," The Journal of American Folklore, 1918
MEDICAL GREEK--the lsang of medical students
"If you don't know what PR is in medical greek, don't ask."