Thursday, July 12, 2007

By second-hand royal proclamation ...

Last Minute Lyn tagged me for the Birthday Meme after she herself got tagged by Mimi, Queen of Memes. To my mind this would make this a Royal Meme and if one has been tagged by a Royal Meme then one should do the Royal Meme even if one has done a similar meme before it became a Royal Meme. Are you royally confused yet?

Here are the rules: You go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day). Then you write down 3 events, 2 births, 1 holiday, and tag 5 friends. There are five slots in the meme list.... as you are tagged, you have to remove the name in the first slot and bump everyone up so that your name can be added to the bottom.

Very well then - we start with my birthday which is September the 9th (hence one of the reasons I like the number 9!) ...

Three historical events:
  1. 1850 - California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. State.
  2. 1947 - "First actual case of a computer bug being found": a "Moth" lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
  3. 1971 - Attica Prison riots.
Two births:
  1. 1711 - Thomas Hutchinson, American colonial governor of Massachusetts
  2. 1975 - Michael Bublé, Canadian singer and actor
One holiday:
  1. California - Admission Day (to commemorate the State's admission to the USA). You'll notice how this one ties in nicely with one of the great events that occurred on my date of birth!
Now I get to tag five other bloggers and I have chosen:

Asara's Mental Meanderings
Sarge Charlie
Whitterer on Autism
Us Danes & Our Family
Gran's Memory Keeping Corner

And the list:

Big Leather Couch
Mimi Writes
Last Minute Lyn
Are We There Yet??

Wow - that was actually quick and fairly painless as all I had to do was make use of my "copy and paste" skills! Ah, if only all posts were this ea


  1. I will do my best over the weekend to catch up [that's when I write most of my posts for the week!]
    Cheers dears

  2. Thanks for the tag Linda. I'll certainly take up the challenge but not till after Monday (Interview Day!) x x x

  3. Now if you had managed to be born in 1909, it would be your 98th birthday approaching.

    p.s. The Donner Party awaits

  4. I did this for a TWQ once. The results were fascinating.

  5. You have the same birthday as Michael Buble?? I love his music.
    This is a fun meme for sure. Great job.

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  7. Well done. Your posts always ring true...

  8. Anonymous8:17 PM EDT

    I can't get over how hillarious the layout of your site is. Really well done.

    And the posts are wonderful too! I'll have to check back..


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