6.24.2007

May I Have A New Birthday Please?

And let's just shave off, oh, about 30 or so years while you're at it. Dianne tagged me for a "day you were born" meme. I had to look up my date of birth and list all kinds of theoretically interesting facts that occured on that day. So I looked up my birthdate and....(YAWWWWWNNNNNNN). No wonder I am so boring! It's fated in the stars. At least I take comfort in knowing it's not my fault and that I don't have to take responsibility for being more vibrant and interesting. I can just keep wallowing in my boringness.

But I digress.
The Meme Rules: Go to Wikipedia, type in the month and date of your birth. Share with the blogging world 3 events, 2 births, and 1 holiday associated with your special day. And give a reason for your choices. and hope your special day is more interesting than November 8.

Events:

1. Xrays discovered - 1895

I actually tried to get away with this excuse once. The teacher was not amused.



2. Bronx Zoo opens - 1899

I love zoos and will always try to visit a zoo when I travel. The Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the US.

(Warning: Cuteness alert!)

In the 40's and 50's, the Bronx Zoo was the only zoo outside of Australia and New Zealand to have an exhibit of duck-billed platypusses. Or is that platypi? I really wish they still had these little guys - I would love to see a real one. Unfortunately, one of the platypi decided to go walkabout. Somewhere in the sewers of New York, there now live scores of giant killer platypi.

3. Montana becomes the 41st state - 1889

I think Montana must be beautiful. I think a road trip is in order.



Births:

Edmond Halley - 1742

Yep, that's the guy. And Halley's Comet will appear again in 2061.




Hermann Rorschach (Swiss psychiatrist) -1884

Creator of the infamous inkblots. And anyone who doesn't see the mutant crabs beating the Eiffel Tower with rolling pins while strange men from the 70's ride on flower-mobiles needs help.






Margaret Mitchell - 1900

Miss Margaret wrote one of my favorite books ever. I wanted to be Katie Scarlett O'Hara so badly that I changed my name to Katie when I was in 8th grade (true story). Even my parents started calling me Katie and it stuck.

Animals in clothes! I can't resist!

Holidays/Observances:

St. Michael's Day (Greece & Cyprus)

So there you have it, a few tidbits about the boring day on which I was born. But you know what? I'm awfully glad to have been born!

Okay, so this time around, I am going to change the rules a little bit. If you'd like to play along, consider yourself tagged. And please leave a comment so I can read about your date of birth, which surely must be more exciting than mine. Go on, you know you want to.

7 comments:

Nichole said...

Your posts are always so much fun with the pictures included! :) The ink blots are hilarious.

Cole said...

I tagged myself but I didn't post any pictures just facts. I think I want a different birthday now! The facts I found were kind of depressing.
I love the picture of the platypus!

Laura said...

Hi Criquette!!! How's the contest coming along? I LOVE the yarn you're giving away as a prize!! I'm going to be sure to send people over this way on my blog post tomorrow - oooooo.... any chance you'll extend the contest deadline to August 1st?? :)

Sorry it's taken me so long to get over here and take a look around! You have a lovely blog and I promise you can knit socks - they're so addictive (as is sock yarn!). That video will tell you everything you ever wanted to know! I tried 2 socks on 1 circ once but it didn't work out so great - I need to try it on 2 circs.

Have you tried beating the bed covers with a bat or broom or shovel before getting in.... you know... just in case? :)

Laura said...

P.S. MY birthday is Nov 6th so the 8th couldn't be THAT bad! At least you're probably younger than me, right? :)

BOSSY said...

You wanna talk 'Yawn', Bossy shares her birthday with Yoko Ono. At least Bossy can sing better. Of course nails across a chalkboard can sing better.

Lynn said...

This was SO not boring!!! Were you looking for something a bit more infamous?!? And no I havent posted anything on mine yet.

Violiknit said...

Oh, what a fun contest! My bday is oct 25; it was fun seeing the famous musicians who share my bday! I love the ink blots of the mutant crabs attacking the eiffel tower!