Saturday, June 16, 2007

Saturday Meme (because I do have a few moments right now)

Amy W tagged me to do a meme and she is in luck, because right at this moment ... I have a few minutes of extra time! On Saturday mornings, I do nothing productive until after I have had my coffee. What better thing to do than check blogs while enjoying the fresh brew. And since, A Family Story is one of the first I read each time, I will get to it right now ... before time slips away.

The deal is: go to Wikipedia and input your birthday (just month and date). Then write down 3 events, 2 births and 1 holiday that you share your birthday with.

My birthdate is February 26th.


1957: Final radio broadcast of Dragnet. (Don't tell anyone, but that was the exact day I was born!)

1991: Tim Berners-Lee introduces WorldWideWeb, the first web browser. (YEA Tim - do you think he ever realized that his introduction would be so HUGE in the years to come?)

1993: World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center goes off, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand. (If only we had known then ... maybe the future could have been changed)


1829: Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902) (I have owned more than a pair or two of Levi straight legs and cords in my lifetime!) Don't blame me - it was a 70's thing!

1953: Michael Bolton, American singer (OK - I'll admit it - that man was an object of my affection for quite a few years - things all changed when he cut his hair!!)

An added extra to prove that I can be a little more current -
1979: Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer (Put Your Records On) I may be a bit older than a lot of you, but I listen to the new stuff too and can sometimes make my sons proud when I recognize what they are jammin along with!


Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991). (Not much there for holidays ... So, my birthday will have to be the main reason to celebrate on this day!)

OK - the coffee cup is empty so that means that my time is up and I need to get busy doing things I should be doing instead of doing things like this! Thanks Amy W, you were a welcomed diversion this morning.

I tag ANYONE who is interested - let me know, so I can come check you out.


Emma in Canada said...

I keep seeing this and I should probably hop on the bandwagon and do it.

And thanks for the link, I'm quite thrilled! Will be updating mine shortly and will be sure to add you.

Amy W said...

Interesting birthdays...

Thanks for playing along!!

CPA Mom said...

I've not been tagged for this one..but I might have to go check it out

Julie said...

Wait, so you liked Michael B with the long hair?! I felt like he needed to use some conditioner.

frannie said...

I did not like Michael Bolton with long hair--- I don't like long hair on hardly any guys.

interesting stuff

BS said...

Julie and Frannie - The hair didn't really have anything to do with my liking him - it was the songs he sang - his singing style changed, coincidentally, about the time he cut his hair.