It’s a rainy Saturday here in Dobrzyn, but we need the rain to alleviate this year’s drought. And it’s August 13, meaning that summer has flown by quickly. August 13 happens to be International Lefthanders Day, celebrated since 1976 to draw attention to the “special needs” of lefthanders, like proper scissors. There are festivities everywhere (well, in a few places); here’s one in the UK:
I’m surprised that left-handed students aren’t issuing demands for special accommodations in U.S. universities. We don’t talk enough about Right Handed Privilege.
On this day in history, in 1876, Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen premiered at the new Bayreuth Festspielhaus. I have friends who are fanatics about the Ring Cycle, traveling all over the world to see it, but Wagner doesn’t do much for me.
On this day in 1899, Alfred Hitchcock was born, and, on August 13, 1910, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, died at the age of 90. Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, I’m seeing whether Hili likes the new cat snacks that were bought for her (they’re also supposed to clean her teeth). Needless to say, she nommed them with relish.
Jerry: Look what I have here.Hili: You must be curious about whether I’m going to like it or not.
Jerry: Popatrz co ja tu mam.
Hili: Pewnie też jesteś ciekawy, czy mnie to będzie smakowało.
And here are some “before and after” shots of Gus in Winnipeg (he now has a license to sleep in his box). In the background you see the remnants of the Ikea box he nommed to destruction, but for some reason he doesn’t chew on his new box.