Thursday, March 22, 2007

But enough about you...

Let's talk about me.

Daisies at tagged EVERYBODY to do this Wikipedia-themed meme.

Here's what you do:

1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your Birthday Month and day only.

  • November 26

2. List 3 Events that occurred that day.

Because Ancient Greece is cool:

  • 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.

Because I was born on Thanksgiving Day, 1964:

  • 1789 - A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress.

In honor of my Canadian friends, bloggy or otherwise:

  • 1917 - The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.

3. List 2 important Birth days.

Because abolition has been on my mind after seeing the movie Amazing Grace:

  • 1792 - Sarah Grimke, American abolitionist and feminist (d. 1873) (Note from me: I'm glad she lived long enough to see the end of slavery in America.)

Because I love Snoopy... and Linus... and Charlie Brown:

  • 1922 - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (d. 2000)

4. List 1 Death.

Because this was the coolest name of all the people listed who've died on my birthday:

  • 1326 - Hugh the younger Despenser, English knight (b. 1286) (I have visions of a life-sized Pez dispenser.)

5. List a Holiday or Observance. (if any)

Because I like the idea of things being proclaimed on my birthday:

  • Mongolia: Proclamation Day

6. Tag 5 other bloggers.

I tagged only "real life" friends for my last meme. Hmmmmm.... who to tag. Well, I'll start with:

Julie, The Ravin' Picture Maven
Sheila of Musings of a Mommy
Beck of Frog and Toad are Still Friends
Julie Q of Mental Tesserae
Pam of MarillaAnne.

However, I love this one so much that I think EVERYONE ought to do it.


Beck said...

Hey, that WAS fun. I'm not sure what a Despenser is, but I'm pretty sure that you're right about him being a life-size Pez dispenser. That would be cool.

daisies said...

i love that you gave reasons for the ones you picked and yup, those knights were small so i can totally see the pez dispenser, lol ...

loved reading this and am so glad you played along :)

Julie Pippert said...

Very interesting!

I like the tidbits and your explanations.

Oh Hugh the Younger that's an interesting story/legend!

Also a particularly gruesome death to mention.

This is allows me to add to my "geek me baby one more time" blog category.


Pendullum said...

Very neat to read!!!
and great for any new birth...
It would be thei deal Baby heirloom gift...

Mad Hatter said...

Ooooo I want a "Hugh the Pez Dispenser."

Thanks for visiting. I see your name all over the place. I'm pretty sure I've been over here a few times as well but I don't think I've commented yet and its been awhile since I've checked out the digs. I'll have a look around.

MarillaAnne said...

Oh ... this will be fun ... but I've been ordered to sleep for the night.

see you tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

A life-sized Pez dispenser does sound cool.