Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 16, 2013: If I had a glass slipper, it'd be a big one.

Today at 11:30 AM, my son is playing in the Kentucky State Tennis Tournament at Lexington, KY. Best of luck to Matt and all the other participants from Lawrence County, both boys and girls.

On this date in 1703, Charles Perrault passed away at the age of 75. Perrault helped establish the fairy tale penning classics such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. Let’s stand at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. in The Magic Kingdom and enjoy the view of Cinderella Castle.

In 1974 there was a strike between the A F of M, the musicians’ union and network television. This meant that shows such as The Tonight Snow were without the services of their live musicians. Johnny Carson came up with a solution, musicians that did not require instruments. As long as there were no instruments, the show was not in violation of the A F of M’s domain. So Johnny had the Dapper Dans from Disneyland perform a Capella for three weeks until an agreement with the union was hammered out. Go a little farther up Main Street, U.S.A. and wait for the Dapper Dans to show up, you’ll be glad you did.

Today marks the passing of Jim Henson but I try not to dwell on sadder moments and we don’t have to because on this day in 1991, Muppet*Vision 3-D opened at Disney-MGM Studios. We love Muppet*Vision 3-D. Go, watch it. Enjoy.


1965: Spaghetti-O’s were first sold. My children would have starved without Spaghetti-O’s. Hey, it’s the neat, round spaghetti you can eat with a spoon. Have some spaghetti today at Tony’s in The Magic Kingdom since we tend to be staying there.

1801: William Henry Seward was born. He bought Alaska, cheap, and they thought he was a moron. With all that gold, gas and oil he doesn’t look so stupid now. Seward served under Lincoln so go to The Hall of Presidents at the far end of Main Street, U.S.A (actually Liberty Square but, hey, we’ve got a theme here.

Today is Biographer’s Day. Buy a Walt biography and read it. I’ve read several.
Today is National Sea Monkey Day. Sea Monkey’s are brine shrimp, not aquatic primates so either monkeys or shrimp would work here.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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