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Go to Wikipedia and search for your birthdate (not including the year) and then list three interesting events, two births and a death.

Events:

1492 - The first grammar of a modern language, in Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella.

1581 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism. And will get round to the rest of the religions soon :-p

1986 - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force. They do all the internet protocolling.

Births:

1948 - Cliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player ..is about the most interesting person there. And he's a retired Canadian snooker player. Let's have two deaths instead...

Deaths:

1794 - Edward Gibbon, English historian (b. 1737) Of Decline and Fall fame.

1806 - William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759) Is mainly interesting because spiderpixie's stepdad played him in Blackadder :)

and, for extra bonus points,

1815 - Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Horatio Nelson (b. 1765) for the Ffordian connection.

In other news, am slightly less ill but still off work, and have escaped to my parents', where it doesn't smell of rat and there is food in the house. Huzzah. On the other hand, the weather is crap and I'm very bored. To the extent where I'm looking forward to the golf coming on telly again. Watching my parents watch the US Masters in Augusta is hugely nostalgic - with my dad shouting at the balls ("Go on! Up! Sit! Sit!") and my mum being slightly distracted ("Oooh, look at those azaleas, aren't they beautiful?") it could be any April in the last 28 years.

I have a sick line till Sunday, and no idea if I'm meant to be at work on Monday or not, cos I hadn't got round to writing down my shifts *sigh*. I suppose I should phone in and find out...

Finally, congratulations to you all on not being under the impression you're about to die of bird flu. Does anyone know anyone who's actually worried about it apart from the media?

Comments

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jestive
Apr. 7th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
Bird Flu? Whats that then?


*groans*
lordofthewheel
Apr. 7th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
You coming to easter con this year, on a random aside?
pickwick
Apr. 8th, 2006 09:16 am (UTC)
Maybe! Need to check my shifts and my bank balance and things...haven't got tickets yet, but it's not too expensive on the door.
spiderpixie
Apr. 7th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
hello!!! Glad to hear your felling a bit better love!! I am working on the bad smell with all the smellies acquired at the Body Shop yesterday, hopefully it'll all be back to relatively normal by the time you get back (fingers crossed :))

Enjoy the golfing :)
pickwick
Apr. 8th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
heh, cool :o) should be back tomorrow I think, depends if I can find out whether I'm meant to be working or not on monday. Nobody online to ask...argh...
laerad
Apr. 7th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
bird flu
I do know someone who considered not eating chicken due to it but decided they liked chicken.
pickwick
Apr. 8th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
Re: bird flu
Hee :D
(Anonymous)
Apr. 8th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
I had a (presumably tabloid-reading) customer in the shop yesterday telling me that T in the Park is going to be cancelled due to bird flu. Apparently there's a huge poultry place next door.

I laughed. and said 'Naww!'
mind_expander
Apr. 8th, 2006 07:26 am (UTC)
I had a (presumably tabloid-reading) customer in the shop yesterday telling me that T in the Park is going to be cancelled due to bird flu. Apparently there's a huge poultry place next door.

I laughed. and said 'Naww!'
pickwick
Apr. 8th, 2006 09:16 am (UTC)
Heh, yeah - newspapers seem to have been phoning up asking them about it, and the promoters are looking a bit befuddled and saying "Well, if it was a festival for birds, that might be a problem, but people's movements aren't being limited..."
arborophile
Apr. 8th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
Bird Flu..did wonder whether all these reporters sniffing around on a story could be responsible for spreading the damn thing..just think..like the opening credits of "Survivors"!:(
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