gotta play to win though
Today is the 5th day of the 40th week, the 4th day of the 10th month, the 277th day of 2018, and:
ON THIS DAY IN ...
- Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day [AKA Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi]
- Bring Your Bible To School Day
- Cinnamon Roll or Kanelbullens Day
- Dick Tracy Day -- (originally Plainclothes Tracy), a tough and intelligent police detective created by Chester Gould, the strip made its debut ion October 14, 1931, in the Detroit Mirror
- eDay – founded by Computer Access New Zealand in 2006
- Improve Your Office Day
- Independence Day -- Lesotho [a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa] from the United Kingdom in 1966 ((are you going to pretend you had ever heard of this country before?))
- International Toot Your Flute Day
- National Golf Day
- National Poetry Day [UK]
- National Ships-in-Bottles Day
- National Taco Day
- National Vodka Day
- Ten-Four Day -- 10-4 simply means 'yes, I understand your message' in general CB (Citizen's Band) slang.
- World Animal Day
1535 – The Coverdale Bible is printed, with translations into English by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.
1876 – The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas opens as the first public college in Texas.
1883 – First run of the Orient Express.
1883 – First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
1895 – Horace Rawlins wins the first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship.
1904 – The IFK Göteborg football club is founded in Sweden
1920 - Wing Commander Robert Leckie of the Canadian Air Board, forerunner of the Royal Canadian Air Force, takes off from Dartmouth to begin the first flight across Canada
1927 – Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
1941 – Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.
1957 – Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth -- the first man-made object ever to leave the Earth's atmosphere kicks off the Space Race for the next two decades.
1957 - "Leave It to Beaver" premiered on CBS.
1970 - Rock singer Janis Joplin, 27, was found dead of an accidental heroin overdose.
1983 – Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 miles per hour (1,019.468 km/h) at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.
1985 – The Free Software Foundation is founded.
2004 – SpaceShipOne wins the Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.
2006 – WikiLeaks is launched.
What would I do all day if I was not getting up and going to work? After all, being retired isn’t like being on vacation, it isn’t a hiatus but a permanent alteration of your fundamental lifestyle. I don’t think I would have an identity crisis as I never defined myself by what I was doing for a living, which is an issue that many retirees face – Frank got downright depressed because once he was retired, he didn’t think he was a cop anymore [all of his family assured him he was still a cop because he never lost those instincts]. I don’t think I would find it hard to fill up the hours if I was staying home….
Well for the first three months, I would probably do very little and lollygag about reading and enjoying my 2nd Life -- there are so many communities I would like to explore, so many games stacked up that I want to play! But then, what would I DO? Not possessing the wherewithal to saunter casually about the globe on regular basis, or dive into a new Masters and PhD program, I would have to look about to fill up my time productively. First I would spend more time with friends and family – outings and visits. And I would tackle pending projects – the Disaster Area and downsizing comes to mind immediately, as well as limbering up my sewing and baking skills that have been in abeyance since I rejoined the workforce back in 1982, not to mention needlework of various kinds. Maybe I would start going back to the movies, taken in a matinee at the theater, stroll through a museum, or actually go to events such as lectures during the week. Sounds pretty good to me!
I may need to work on my retirement plan though….
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