Tuesday, April 22, 2008

23rd April Calloo, callay!

Happy birthday, William Shakespeare. 444 years old today. Probably. Also happy birthday to Max 'E=hν' Planck (150), Shirley 'Good Ship Lollipop' Temple (80),'jogging' Jim Fixx (76) and Lee '$6M' Majors (69).

Happy St George's Day. St. George is the patron saint of inter alia Aragon (who isn't called Strider nor is Isildur's heir), Canada, Catalonia, China, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Gozo, Greece, Malta, Montenegro, Palestine, Portugal, Russia, and Serbia. Also the cities of Amersfoort, Beirut, Ferrara, Freiburg, Genoa, Ljubljana, and Moscow, as well as a wide range of professions, organisations and disease sufferers including the Scouts, the Freemasons, the Hellenic army, farmers, shepherds, syphilis, and leprosy. I do hope those last few aren't connected.

And today is more or less the first anniversary of Beloved Wife and my engagement.

Finally, today is the day I thought I'd figured out how to get an animated GIF to display on my blog. The image itself is free, and may be found, along with a plethora of other stuff, here. Unfortunately, although it displayed fine in draft, I now find that access is 'forbidden on this server'. So I went along to PicAttic.


nzm said...

Did you choose a popular date to propose so that it was easier for you to remember? ;-)

Happy Engagement Anniversary!

Photobucket.com is also another host service that I use for some of the images displayed on our blog.

alexander said...

A favourite daft fact is that Saint George was actually Syrian...

Anonymous said...

Pah! He woz nothing more than a dragon murderer. Nowadays, the RSPCA would have had him banged up for extreme cruelty to an endangered species. And now dragons are extinct. Well waddya know! Job well done! I'll never get to ride a dragon because of good ol' St George and his cronies :o(
PS congrats on anniversary.


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