Birthday Events

It’s not my birthday, but Mike tagged me with a date oriented meme that is based on different events that happened on your birthday. The rules are simple:

  1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday (month and day).
  2. Write down three events, 2 births, 1 holiday and tag 5 friends.
  3. There are five slots in the Birthday Meme. 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.

Here are some random things related to my birthday. I am a Taurus born on April 28th.

Three events which occurred on this day

  • 1952 – Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends.
  • 1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency official Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
  • 2003 – Apple Computer’s iTunes Music Store launches, selling 1 million songs in its first week.

Two people who share the same birthday as I

  • 1442 – King Edward IV of England
  • 1981 – Jessica Alba, American actress

One holiday celebrated on this day

  • Workers’ Memorial Day – Workers’ Memorial Day or International Workers’ Memorial Day takes place annually around the world on April 28, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. In a world, where on occasions death, injury and illness at work are hidden away and taken for granted, Workers’ Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace accidents and ill health and to promote campaigns and union organization in the fight for improvements in workplace safety. The slogan for the day is Remember the dead – Fight for the living.

I am tagging the following bloggers to participate in this meme.

The folks who’ve completed this meme before me (minus one): Mommyness is Happiness | This is a miracle | Mariuca | Mike | Bucky

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Sexyfied Comments!

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One of my favorite plugins that I haven’t been able to use for a while because it quit working for me, is now working again. It is called “Sexy Comments.”

This plugin displays a beautiful forum-style comments section. The avatar that is displayed is pulled from your mybloglog profile. It used to be gravatar, but gravatar is old and clunky and never wanted to work right. There is also a “reply to” link which auto quotes the person you are replying to. Nice.

Here is what it looks like when you leave a comment: (This screencap has been scaled down to fit… leave a comment to this post to see how they really look!)


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Someone Luvs My Blog!

Luv Yer Blog!  ;pA big thank you to Mike and Tish over at Blogs We Love for the award!

Mike says:

Tish and I thought it would be fun to award some blogs which have not yet been featured here as a way to show a little more love to those we feel deserve it. ….if those blog owners choose to, they’re more than welcome to pass along the award to other blogs which they love to read as well and so on.

I will gladly put this award over in my sidebar, and pass it on to a couple of the many blogs that I love.

The recipients of the I <3 your blog award are:

Christy from Christy’s Coffee Break

Bush Mackel from

And of course I feel that both of the creators deserve this award because I read their blogs on a daily basis.

Tish from The Kat House

Mike from Ordinary Folk

There you have it, the latest and greatest recipients of the I Love Your Blog Award!

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