Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wiki, Wiki, Woo, Woo

And Happy Birthday to me. Today I'm 45 y.o. -- yeppers ... I'm edging closer to fifty than forty. How'd that happen?

There's an old blog challenge somewhere that has you go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (without the year). List three fun facts, two birthdays, and one death on your blog.

Here's mine:

Fun Facts:

1963 - The Whisky A Go-Go night club in Los Angeles, the first disco in the USA, is opened. (And life as we know it will never be the same)

1964 – Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.

1919 - Romania annexes Transylvania. (Guess they wanted in on the "Dracula" Tourism money?)


1961 - Jasper Fforde, British author (Now I want to have as many published books as he does - it's only fair!)

1963 - Dean Reynolds, English snooker player (Just cuz "snooker" sounded interesting)


1055 - Constantine IX Monomachos, Byzantine Emperor (Nobody really fun died on my birthday... I suppose that's a good thing)

And some birthday quizzes:

Your Birthday Predicts You're Sensitive

Ever since you were born, you've always been able to cooperate.

You enjoy supporting and being inspired by others. You appreciate the dynamic of a group.

Getting along with others is essential to you. You are both fair and well mannered.

You are very intuitive and easily effected by other people. Sometimes you are too delicate.


Your Birthday is Tan

You are the blunt type. You give it to people straight, whether they want to hear it or not.

You are a bit self centered at times. You put your own interests first, but you'd argue that everyone does that.

While you love to be flattered, you're pretty good at flattering other people back.

You can make anyone smile or laugh. You have a talent for saying the right thing at the right time.

That's about half right ... wonder if I can get one that's ALL right?

Your Birthday's Wisdom is Individuality

Life has required you to go your own way and do your own thing.

You've been taught to rely on yourself. You don't feel comfortable relying on others.

You are highly motivated and aggressive. You have no problem getting things done and getting what you want.

You feel like you have to look out for yourself, because no one else is.

HA... that's pretty much right on.

In any case, for my birthday Mother Nature is bringing in a disgusting, nasty wintry mix: snow, sleet, freezing rain .... up to 6" of yuck is expected. Yay.

I think that calls for cake.



Andrea Allison said...

Happy Birthday!

Angelina Rain said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Marianne, happy birthday to you!!!!

Sarita said...

Happy birthday, my friend! I hope this year is a great one for you.

And we're supposed to get the yuck tomorrow. Yes, it calls for cake. And ice cream. Lots and lots of it.

Big birthday hugs!

Charity Tahmaseb said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a good one even if it is such a winter's day.

Dru said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm going to do the quiz on my birthday.

Brandy said...

Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with love and laughter! (And cake!)

MJFredrick said...

Happy belated birthday! I know just what you mean--HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? LOL! You're catching up to me ;)