Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Enjoy your cruise, Mrs. Lincoln?

Here's an interesting historical juxtaposition...

On this date in 1865, Abraham Lincoln — our 16th President, Great Emancipator, and future star of the five-dollar bill — died, the result of an assassin's bullet that struck him the previous evening.

On this date in 1912, the "unsinkable" HMS Titanic — later responsible for the otherwise inexplicable popularity of Leonardo diCaprio and Celine Dion, and for the insufferable ego of James Cameron — sank, the result of an iceberg that struck it the previous evening.

What do we learn from this?

Be careful what hits you on the evening of April 14, because it could ruin an otherwise perfectly good April 15.

I hope that my friend Donna, who celebrated her [insanely large number deleted, to prevent public humiliation] birthday yesterday, didn't do anything last night that she's regretting this morning.

And if she did, I hope there's video.


2 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Anonymous Anonymous offered these pearls of wisdom...


6:27 PM  
Anonymous Donna offered these pearls of wisdom...

You are one of my dearest friends and I thank you humbly for the recognition of my birthday this year. Now you and I share the same candle count!

I didn't do anything rash the night before so there are no regrets and no video the morning after.

I did take time to sit in my easy chair and watch the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians in a come from behind win in the top of the ninth inning. Thanks to the boys from Fenway for giving me a birthday treat!

3:47 AM  

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