Friday, February 23, 2018

Fact of the Day: American Thai King

King Rama IX of Thailand (personal name Bhumibol Adulyadej) was actually born in Massachusetts as his father Prince Mahidol Adulyadej was studying at Harvard at the time. Thus he was the only monarch born in the United States of America. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Photo: Donuts From Mother

Daisy got to hang out with my mother yesterday while I was working. Daisy told me my mom got us donuts. That was nice of her. 

Question: Did You Ever Have a Real Pool in Your Yard?

I really wished I had either a above-ground or below-ground pool as a kid. But now that I'm older, I certainly don't want to deal with all the responsibilities that a pool requires. But it still would be nice to swim anytime I want during spring and summer. 

Did you ever have a pool? 

Fact of the Day: King and Queen of Ireland

King Henry II of England was made Lord of Ireland instead of King as the Pope had granted him this "honor" officially despite an invasion through force made it so regardless. When King Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church he made himself officially king instead of lord when it came to Ireland. When his Catholic daughter Mary took the throne, the Pope had no issues recognizing her as Queen of Ireland and her husband Phillip as King of Ireland instead of Lady and Lord. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Photo: Big Peep

This was one of the rare occasions where I had more interest in a stuffed animal than Daisy did. We saw this in the Easter section, I thought it was neat that they made them based on the popular Peeps candy. A better questions is why isn't there a giant edible peep yet?