Wednesday, 23 July 2008

'Nothing of importance happened today.'

From NPR:

“In the past we've said that "on July 4th, 1776, George III, king of England, wrote in his diary, 'Nothing of importance happened today.'"

Turns out we were taken in by an old historic myth.

"King George III never kept a diary," says Arnold Hunt, curator of historical manuscripts at the British Library. "The quote is a variation of another well-known story from the French revolution," he says.

On July 14, 1789 — the date of the storming of the Bastille — Louis XVI of France wrote in his diary "rien (nothing)." Hunt says Louis was referring to a hunting trip where he came back empty-handed.”


But so far as the Lambeth Conference of Bishops is concerned: 'Nothing of importance happened today.'

If you do not believe me, or if you are a Lambethaholic, check out this amazing website.

The Journalists and Bloggers are going wild with boredom.


Meanwhile back in SRQ: 'Nothing of importance happened today.'

“Unique Air” provided great service and my a/c was up and running by 10:30 a.m.

I picked up my car and paid a huge bill at Gettel Hyundai.

Ben and I went to the Asolo Theatre and enjoyed a terrific performance by some Chinese Acrobats. (But I’d kept on getting confused and told Ben that we were going to see the pygmies!)

Now a huge storm is brewing, so I must go off line

July 23rd 8:22 p.m.

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