On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Because I have already confessed to you that this is my favorite novel, I will give a moment of solemn contemplation for the anniversary of this accomplishment …
and then I will let the sweet, sweet poetry of the first page of Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls say what I could never say:
Do you think Edmund Hillary was thinking about Lyon Burke when he reached the top too?
Tonight’s full moon is known as the Full Flower Moon, as well as Mother’s Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon. Also according to The Old Farmers Almanac, today is the last good day for fishing until June 13th. It’s also a good day to accept a proposal, but not to do laundry. Clothes washed for the first time today won’t last. Do they pull these out of a hat? Apparently, parasites’ proliferation rate goes up during a full moon, but don’t worry, there are lots of resources to do a full moon parasite cleanse. I love humans.
Tell ‘Em Large Marge Sent Ya
Today is the birthdate of Bob Hope, physicist Peter Higgs, and composer Danny Elfman. He wrote most of the music for Tim Burton movies. How could it be that I am just learning that Pee Wee’s Big Adventure was a Tim Burton movie, and not only that but his first? Also La Toya Jackson, and Ebenezer Butterick. He made an industry out of printing paper patterns for making clothes. Delightful writer G.K. Chesterton was born on today’s date in 1874. This website has a collection of his witticisms.
Word of the day:
Today’s palindrome: butt tub
Today’s fortune cookie message
Magic 8 ball says: Nope