Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Order from Chaos Turns One and Other Anniversaries

I had grand dreams of posting last night. But those dreams were taking place on the couch where I fell asleep. The Brave Astronaut family is on a new schedule this week. Little Brave Astronaut has started at a daycare center downtown and is commuting with Mrs. Brave Astronaut on the subway. Train ride - fun / New schedule - not so much. We are now leaving the house about 7:15am (instead of the previous 8:45am) and I am now working an earlier schedule than last month. But this all means that our evenings are going to have to end earlier. So last night my evening ended about 9:30 on the couch (waking up about midnight and stumbling off to bed). Oh, and we are eating dinner together as a family (previously he had dinner before we picked him up) and that is taking some getting used to. But we are now eating at a more reasonable hour.

Last night's post was to be a summary of my SAA Annual Meeting experience, which will hopefully appear in this space tomorrow. I have several draft posts ready to go and they will all appear in due course. Yesterday's post was likely to be preempted anyway as I discovered lots of things that I wanted to publicize. I noted the following anniversaries yesterday:
  • In 1941, The New York Yankees clinched the pennant on the earliest date in baseball history. In related baseball notes, check out this article from yesterday's Washington Post, on the final month of regular baseball. All six divisions in both leagues feature races that may all come down to the final games of the season.

  • Yesterday also marked the fiftieth anniversary of the biggest flop in the business world. Yes, the Edsel hit the road on September 4, 1957.

  • On September 4, 1888, George Eastman received a patent for his roll-film camera and registered his trademark: Kodak. I still use a film camera. I don't get that fancy digital camera stuff. But here is a picture of the Brave Astronaut at the Cubs game last week, courtesy of ADR and his digital camera.

I also noted the following stories in the Washington Post yesterday and wanted to share with you, my dear readers.

  • In the mixed feelings category, I spotted this story about a man and his truck and his taking on city hall to let him park it where he wants. Evidently, in Coral Gables, Florida, you can't park those big pick-up trucks on the street overnight. The city codes evidently are legislating aesthetics.

  • Then there is the liquidation of the Watergate Hotel inventory. The sale starts tomorrow. It costs $10 to get in. Anyone want to go? Hey, I'm buying a house, I could use some things . . .
Finally, today marks a big anniversary for me. Order from Chaos and I have made it to the one-year mark. 279 posts later, I have spewed out on a variety of topics. I wasn't sure what I was going to write about when I started this blog, but evidently, I found enough to talk about. It has been a lot of fun and I look forward to continuing for a while longer. My thanks to all of you who visit, read, and comment. It has been a pleasure. Keep coming back!


Archivalist said...

Happy bloggiversary, BA. Keep the posts coming!

Special K. said...

Congratulations! Doesn't seem like it's been a whole year, but time does fly. Love the blog and looking forward to another year--this one should be full of events--and perhaps we'll see a bit of hiatus around the end of December?

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy blogiversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, BA! At your pace, you should have your 500th post sometime early next summer. Sounds like an excuse for a party. :)

We'll have to see if Special K blogs about her upcoming anniversary - one full year in the Boro is fast approaching.

Kim Ayres said...

Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

A belated happy 1st! I need to check in far more often.