Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday


Today is Charles Darwin and Abe Lincoln's 200th Birthday. I wonder if the earth sighed that day in 1809... to have two world-changing additions, and all in one day.

I'm perplexed by google's icon choice though. Not even a hint of Abe on the icon. Maybe they alternate years, Lincoln gets one then Darwin gets one. I'm also surprised the image they chose for Darwin didn't have a monkey, even if it was his Galapagos finch that started it all.

Happy Birthday Charles and Abe. Abe, I knew it was your birthday and I've thought about you a lot today. Charles, I didn't even know today was your day until just now when I was searching for Lady GaGa lyrics. Thank you both for filling my head with things to ponder.

Side Note: Ray, Lady GaGa is singing "Can't read my, can't read my poker face" not "Cutie Pie, Cutie Pie poker face" (But Shhhhhh, I won't tell anyone and I say we sing it how we want to sing it)

4 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

My, oh my. What a heavy day indeed.

If google had asked for my help, I think I would have suggested two pennies for the "o"'s.

Cali said...

I got to laughing later because I realized they could have represented both. I think I remember a nasty letter from General McClellan where he commented on Lincoln looking like monkey. I need to go see if I can find that letter. I hate McClellan. How dare he talk to our president like that. Sorry Abe, but he doesn't represent West Point very well in my eyes.

Cali

Noriko Anderson said...

Hey Cali,
How are things going? do you have a home yet? a home I can send you something to? You and your wedding looked beautiful!

toddash said...

this is a comment not about their b-days, although i did celebrate. but more than that, i feel really sad. i had NO idea you got married or ENGAGED! what the?? not even from large. but you are the cutest in the world and i think about you so much and congratulations and i just love you.