Thursday, October 12, 2006

Today is Skittle's Birthday!



Happy Birthday, Skittles!

Though we only recently met (sort of), I feel as though I have known you forever. Have a wonderful day!

Sun Yat Fai Lok (Cantonese)
In the Chinese Zodiac information that was on the paper placemat from the restaurant, you are a Monkey. You are clever and skillful to the point of genius, practical and given to detail, you generally have a low opinion of others. Your best relationships are with the dragon, rat and ram and worst are with the tiger.
Note: I am Horse.


In the Japanese Zodiac, people born in the year of the Monkey are the erratic geniuses of the Zodiac cycle. They are clever and skilful in grand-scale operations and are smart when making financial deals. They are inventive, original and are able to solve the most difficult problems with ease.
Note: the Japanese Happy Birthday translation was impossible for me to post.


Bonne Fete (French Canada)
Joyeux Anniversaire (French)
Buon Compleanno (Italian)
Fortuna Dies Natalis (Latin)
Selamat Hari Jadi (Malaysian)
La Multi Ani (Romanian)
Feliz Cumpleanos (Spanish)
Suk San Wan Keut (Thai)

People born on October 12th:
Activists
Dick Gregory (1932) - Autobiography: NIGGER!

Actors
Hugh Jackman (1968) - X-Men, Oklahoma
Robin Askwith (1950) - Confessions of a Window Cleaner
Kirk Cameron (1970) - Growing Pains actor turned evangelist
Adam Rich (1968) - Nicholas Bradford on Eight is Enough


Authors
George W. Cable (1844) - Old Creole Days

Chemists
Arthur Harden (1865) - Enzymes of sugar fermentation

Diplomats
Wendy Chamberlin (1948) - US Ambassador to Pakistan, 2001-02
William Clark, Jr. (1930) - US Ambassador to India, 1989-92
William H. Sullivan (1922) - US Ambassador to Iran, 1977-79


Military
Ante Gotovina (1955) - Croatian war criminal

Musicians
Susan Anton (1950) - Played 5000 times at Radio City Music Hall
Chris Botti (1962) - Night Sessions
Melvin Franklin (1942) - Bass vocals for The Temptations
Young Jeezy Rapper (1977) - Boyz N Da Hood
Luciano Pavarotti (1935) - Operatic tenor
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 Composer) - Sinfonia Antarctica


Politics
John Engler (1948) - Governor of Michigan 1991-2003
Dave Freudenthal (1950) - Governor of Wyoming
Ed Royce (1951) - Congressman, California 40th 1993-
David Wilkins (1946) - US Ambassador to Canada, 2005-
Ramsay MacDonald (1866 Head of State) - First Labour Prime Minister of UK


Religion
Lyman Beecher (1775) - American Presbyterian preacher
Aleister Crowley (1875) - Wickedest man in the world


Royalty
King Edward VI (1537) - King of England 1547-53
Lady Jane Grey (1537) - Queen of England for nine days


Sports
Joe Cronin (1984) - Shortstop on 7 All-Star teams
Marion Jones (1975) - Fastest woman on Earth


Terrorists
Carlos the Jackal (1949) - International terrorist

Writers
Eugenio Montale (1896 Poet) - Ossi di seppia
Ann Petry (1908 Novelist) - The Street
Chris Wallace (1947 Journalist) - Fox News anchor


Other
Essie Mae Washington-Williams (1925 Relative) - Strom Thurmond's half-black daughter
Randy West (1947 Pornstar) - Up N Cummers, Confession of Emmanuelle


Now, don't you feel old? I do!
Have a great day!

7 comments:

Barb said...

Oh My Gosh! I can't believe you did all that for me!!! You are just the sweetest person. (hugs 'n hugs 'n hugs)

I feel like I know you, too. Funny how people just sometimes click.

I see you added a book section. What a cool idea. Hmm.. why didn't I think of that!

Lovely Bones is a great book. I read it, then passed it on to a daughter-law-who, who passed to her husband, who passed it to my other daughter-in-law!

Last night I finished Pretty Boy Floyd, a fictional account of one of our most notorious bank robbers. It was so-so. Not sure what I'm start tonight. But isn't it nice to always have a next book waiting in the wings?

Thanks again!

Barb said...

Oh lordy.. your google ad sense ad right now is for a penis stratcher!!!

masgblog said...

barb - that stretcher ad is finally gone....try refeshing....at least it's gone on my side...thank goodness...it was getting embarrassing.

MissDaday said...

I read lovely bones too. Kinda sad book tho..

You can add : Maligayang Bati (Philippines) "Bonne fete" translation.

Happy Friday!!!!!

masgblog said...

Thx missdaday - I am almost finished The Lovely Bones, and yes,it is very sad, but interesting to have an author write from that point of view. Also nice to hear that someone has read it!

Barb said...

Attack of the Penis Stretcher - Penis Stretcher Returns!

masgblog said...

barb - I hate that ad (I know, hate is a strong word), but the stretcher thing keeps coming back!!