Thursday, March 5, 2015

SOLC 2015 Day 5: Random birthday musings

  • Apparently, I share my birthday with the inventor of instant-noodles, Momofuku Ando.  So says today's Google Doodle, the teeny one in the corner of my Google search page.  My college daughter, a student of Japanese language and culture and a lover of ramen, should be tickled by this coincidence.  When I type in "", I am welcomed by their "Happy Birthday" Doodle for me instead.  
  • I have to admit that I'm a little bit excited about the aforementioned trivia. Until now, I thought the only major event that happened on this day was the Boston Massacre.  Not such a great thing, having one's birthday associated with the death of Crispus Attucks, "the first casualty of the American Revolution" according to .
  • After reviewing the week's weather forecast last weekend, I jokingly asked my administrators for a late start for my birthday.  The district gave us an "ice day" today, instead.  Just to be clear, I did NOT ask for a bad weather day, so don't blame me when we have to make up this day later in the school year.
  • A downside to an ice day on my birthday is that I can't wear my traditional mini tiara hair comb to school.  I so enjoy wearing it on my birthday.  It's so me--celebratory, but understated--and the kids get a kick out of it.  I think it's important for them to see adults celebrating birthdays in our "advanced years".
  • I have worked on three campuses in this district.  At my first and current campuses, I had/have a birthday twin.  Happy birthday, Jo and Hillary!  Too bad there's black ice on the roads and we can't meet up for a Piscean get-together today; I'd love for you two to meet.
  • My son gets to go to Disneyland with 299 friends on my birthday.  Now how fair is that?  Wait, that means hubby and I get a sneak peek at empty nesting for four-and-a-half days.  Never mind, it's plenty fair.  Bless those band chaperones!
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me!!!


  1. Happy birthday to you on World Book Day! Perfect "ice" day indeed!

    1. Sun is shining, windchimes blowing...not a bad birthday! Mmmwah, Ms.JoAnn!