It’s September 16, and Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus), much improved, is back to work. Now if I just don’t overdo it today, I’ll be fine. Today is National Guacamole Day and National Cinnamon-Raisin bread, both estimable comestibles. It’s also International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer; good luck with that!
It’s not a big day in history, though. On this day in 1908, General Motors was founded (if you’re good, you’ll be able to name a rock song that includes the name of that company), and, in 1959, the first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, was demonstrated on live television. I remember the days when we had only mimeograph machines; what will we have in another 50 years?
Notables born on September 16 include Lauren Bacall (1924; I met her once ♥) and Peter Falk (1927). Those who died on this day include mountaineer Edward Whymper (1911) and Mary Travers (2009). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili must have been smoking something:
Hili: Are there dwarf giraffes?
A: Probably not.
Hili: A pity, because I would like giraffes the size of mice.
Hili: Czy są karłowate żyrafy?
Ja: Chyba nie ma.
Hili: Szkoda, bo takie wielkości myszy bardzo by mi się podobały.
Hitch, named after Christopher Hitchens. He’s a curious, intelligent, courageous, and affectionate dog, which suits his name. Loves the water.