Today was the last episode of Stargate. I am bummed. The last episode was okay. Not a huge wrap-up (they intend to do a movie for that, the bastages) but kind of a cute idea. Since I've spent the last month bitching about the quality of writing in the current crop of summer movies (Pirates 3 and Fantastic Four), I'm more relieved than anything. It didn't suck. That's good.
I spent the day knitting, mostly. My hand is killing me but I love the fabric this yarn makes and can't wait to wear this thing. I did my first test-splice the other night and feel ready to take photos and do a how-to when I do the next splice - which should be sometime in the next two or three days. Assuming my hand holds out. Or the drugs do.
Otherwise, I don't have much to write about, but Amy Lane tagged me for a history meme kind of thing, so I'll give it a whirl. You hit Wikipedia for events that happened on your birthday or birth month, list some, and tag someone else. I'm not much for tagging people, so anyone reading who wants to participate, knock yourselves out.
I was born October 16. Not telling you the year, no, you can't make me.
-October 16, 1775, Portland Maine was torched by the British.
-October 16, 1793, Marie Antoinette was guillotined. Hahaha. That one's almost poetic.
-October 16, 1923, the Walt Disney Company was founded.
-October 16, 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis began. (I knew that one, somehow.)
-October 16, 2002, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina was founded in Alexandria, Egypt, in honor of the ancient library that was lost. I also knew about this one, and consider it the world's birthday present to me. (Humor me.)
Even if you aren't doing the meme, you ought to try searching your birth date and see what all happened on that day. It's kind of interesting. At least to history freaks.