Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus day

Many countries in the New World and elsewhere celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, which occurred on October 12, 1492 in the Julian calendar and October 21, 1492 in the modern Gregorian calendar, as an official holiday. The day is celebrated as Columbus Day in the United States, as Día de la Raza (Day of the (Hispanic) race) in many countries in America, as Día de las Culturas (Day of the Cultures) in Costa Rica, as Discovery Day in The Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain, as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Uruguay and as Día de la Resistencia Indígena (Day of Indigenous Resistance) in Venezuela.

These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century, and officially in various countries since the early 20th century.

Here I was thinking that today was just Columbus day!!

Besides re-learning that Terry Francona will always leave his pitchers in for too long, here is what else I learned.

1. There are different rules for "winter golf" than for regular golf. I haven't learned all the rules but it just strikes me as odd.
2. Bobby Orr had a +124 in the 70-71 season. That is remarkable.
3. When people visit Boston they LOVE chicken on a stick at the Hong Kong.
4. The Germans called their plan for the Jews - "The Final Solution".
5. 12:00 noon, on a Sunday, is not a good time for a baseball playoff game.
6. Being at a bar at 10:15am and them not allowed to sell beer till 11:00am is just plain wrong.
7. Staying in Friday nights is actually really relaxing after a long week of work.
8. I rode in one of the new Hybrid taxis and they are quiet as all hell.
9. Scrambling to find NFL scores is not fun. I think I may need a Blackberry or something like it.
10. People are jumping on and off the Bruins bandwagon and it has only been 4 games.
11. Surprisingly not many people were upset about the Sox losing.
12. The Pats on the other hand...whats wrong with Brady?

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