Friday, January 18, 2013

January 18 Blah

Somehow I am trying to hunt down trivial facts about todays date for you, dear reader, amidst this swelter that is Melbourne.
Air-con?
Never heard of it.
Although I did hear a rumour, once, a long long long long loooooooooong time ago that the temperature was supposed to drop down with the sun.
Seems that's another porky.

1788
While trying to get a souffle to rise the first tubs of the First Fleet rocked up in Botany Bay, between 18-20th of this month.

2011
All piss and wind was the former-Severe Tropical Cyclone Known As Zelia; at 4am on this day she fluffed her big stage entrance and was left as a nondescript low pressure system who then went on her way to dissapate in tears... somewhere beyond Norfolk Island.

1830
James, James, Morrison, Morrison commonly known as Jim...er, James Knight got hitched to 'is swee'heart called May Smith, going down in Oz History as the first married Europeans in the Colony of Westralia.
Aww, bless.
With or without the golden gown at the other end of the town.

1882
Him wot rit James James Morrison Morrison, A.A. Milne was pupped in Scotland on this day in the Hundred Aker wood.
Or so a wee bear told me.

1849
Edmund Barton aka Toby Tosspot (for his love the grog) was found in the onion patch today.
He was our first PM, blah, blah, blah, go and google him, he's all over the interwebs.

And now, if you don't mind, I shall fling myself into the Ken Salter Memorial Swimming Pool (wading pool for the doggies) and watch the constellations creep about the night sky....

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