The ghosts of “Christmas Past” are arriving: aka American Express, VISA, MasterCard.
One of the more unusual stories of 2013 was about how a tiger from a Shriner’s Circus in Salina, Kan., escaped from its performance cage and went into a women’s bathroom, encountering a woman.
“You don’t expect to go in a bathroom door and see a tiger walking towards you,” she told the local newspaper. She backed out calmly, told the circus folks about the wayward animal and returned to her seat inside the big tent.
Her 3-year-old daughter was waiting for her. She told her about the seeing the tiger in the women’s room. “Did the tiger wash its hands?” the youngster asked.
Looking ahead in 2014.
The second annual FAB (For. About. By.) Women’s Conference has been scheduled at Sheridan College. It’s being presented by The Sheridan Press and Sheridan College.
• 2014 Woman of the Year award and banquet will be Friday, Sept. 26.
• The day-long FAB Women’s Conference, which will include keynotes speakers, workshops, training seminars and other education will be Saturday, Sept. 27.
There will also be two, possibly three lead-up events related to the FAB Women’s Conference.
Listening to police
• A number of turkeys were reported crossing South Street at Marmion Way at 12:11 p.m. Sunday. The man who called police to report the turkeys said he had called out for them to move — but told police the turkeys did not listen to him, so he called police.
— Glouchester (Mass.) Daily Times
• Fibromyalgia is a complicated and often debilitating chronic pain condition that affects an estimated 6 million Americans. It is largely misunderstood because it affects the central nervous system, but symptoms can include joint and muscle pain, sleep disruption, mood disorder and decreased physician function.
— San Diego Tribune
Dept. of incidental info……
So how did CNN get its name?
Ted Turner, the network’s founder, told Fortune magazine last month that when it first started, cable programmers sniffed at the 24-hour news format. “They were too powerful,” he said.
So viewers would call the their local cable company, Turner explained, and would say, “How come you’re now carrying the Cable News Network. You’re the cable company.”
The cable companies didn’t want to make their customers unhappy and all they had to do is put it on the air, he added. “Within a year, we were on almost every cable system. Now they just call it CNN. Wasn’t that clever?”
“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
—Virginia Woolf, English author, 1892-1941