Thursday, January 18, 2018

18 January 18

Today's math lesson is 18 X 1 = 18 (for 18 January 18). I'm happy to be able to wear this happy snowpeople tie today! We have had about 6 inches of snow this week, which is more than we saw all winter 2016-2017. On Saturday I got to build a very small snowman with my grandchildren.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

16 January 18

My workplace (EKU) is closed today due to a winter storm, but I cannot pass up the opportunity to celebrate my son Benjamin's 32nd birthday! He asked me to wear my Salvador Dalí "Time Warp" tie, featuring melting clocks. Ben has now reached the temporal milestone of being half my age, and I hope our clocks will keep going another 64 years.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

14-15 January 18

I found this tie while visiting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, in October. It was hard to wait until this weekend to wear it! The tie features photos of Dr. King and his family, words from his speeches and facts from his life. On this special day, read more about Dr. King and his commitments to peace, to fair treatment for all, and to nonviolent resistance to injustice, at the King Center's site.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

11 January 18

Joseph Caminiti, my nephew(-in-law) in Pennsylvania, is celebrating his birthday today! He asked me to wear my moonscape tie, with this rationale: "I love the beautiful pockmarked texture, and the vast cosmic story it tells." And this month has two Super Moons!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

10 January 18

10 January 1920: Inauguration of the League of Nations
10 January 1946: First meeting of the United Nations General Assembly

Monday, January 8, 2018

8 January 18

With no special occasion for today, I'm wearing this great "motherboard" tie, a Christmas gift from our neighbor Cristy Fallis and her family. I will note the birthdays today of Elvis Presley (1935-1977) and Stephen Hawking (1942). (I suppose I could wear a blue velvet tie next year . . . )

Sunday, January 7, 2018

7 January 18

Happy Birthday, Rachel Beatty! Rachel is the fiancee of my nephew Matt Lang, as of ten days ago. I showed her photos of my Christmas tie gifts, and she immediately chose the legal pad tie! (She is an English graduate student and teaches composition classes.) Today is also National Bobblehead Day.