Thursday, March 22, 2018

22 March 18

Today's tie features "kitchen staples" like condensed soup, canned meats, baking powder and mustard. I wish it also had a box of cornstarch, because today marks the anniversary of U. S. Patent #2000, awarded to Orlando Jones in 1841 for the production of cornstarch!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

21 March 18

Today, the second day of Spring 18, is National Flower Day. I'm not sure why this particular day gets that honor, but I'll celebrate anyway with my new brightly-colored "hibiscus flowers" tie. As an unexpected bonus, its tail features images of hula dancers, each wearing a hibiscus flower in her hair. Musicians are honoring today's birthdays of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and Modest Mussorgsky (1838-1881). The annual tournament of saints called Lent Madness has reached the Elate Eight; I've been tracking the bracket on my office door.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

20 March 18

Doubly significant historical events today: (Mister) Fred Rogers was born 90 years ago, and this is the date in 1917 when Gideon Sundback received his patent for the zipper! So, I'm participating in "Sweater Day" with my own cardigan, and I'm wearing my one and only zipper tie, given to me last year by David, Rachel and Jamison Haskins. Yes, it tightens simply by "zipping up."

Monday, March 19, 2018

19 March 18

On some calendars, today is World Monopoly Day. I'll take the Chance to wear my Monopoly® tie!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

18 March 18

Friday (a no-tie day) was National Panda Day, so mine came peeking out today.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

14 March 18

The date 3-14 is always Pi Day! Even though I'm not going to work today (on Spring Break) I must circle up and wear this new tie, tumbling the Greek letter π around and around. I've tied it with the Van Wijk knot, where you wrap the tie three times and then push the main part through, making approximately 3.14 spirals. I couldn't resist including a pie plate for my photo.

Surprising facts about π:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

11 March 18

Happy Selection Sunday! Today, the University of Kentucky men's basketball team aims to win its 31st Southeastern Conference Championship. 57 tournaments have been held since 1933, and Kentucky has more championships than all the rest combined. When the bracket for the NCAA Tournament is announced this evening, they are likely to be seeded third or fourth. Go Big Blue!