A few quick bits

First off, it’s Columbus Day, a holiday that I don’t observe. I’m of the opinion that it’s just a way for the federal government to balance out its extra days off a bit more. And since I am definitely not a federal employee, here I am, typing away. I’m also not very interested in celebrating Columbus’ ‘discovery’, since a lot of people had already noticed that there was a big honkin’ land mass around here somewhere.

Second, a bit of administrative notice: I’ve found a very nifty little bookmarking widget, that allows not only for social bookmarking, but allows you to bookmark a page for all your bookmarking sites in one go. I find this especially helpful, because I know people use a lot of different options. With the button now at the bottom of posts, you can use your bookmarker of choice without being forced to look through a list of options on every post. It’s called Social Marker, and if you click on it, you’ll be taken to a page where you can pick which sites you wish to bookmark the page with.

Please consider submitting this page to bookmarking sites by clicking the ‘Bookmark’ button below.


  1. Nancy   •  

    Right there with you on Columbus Day. Celebrating it is an insult to the indigenous people killed, enslaved, or otherwise abused by the bastard.

  2. Virginia Lee   •  

    Also the whole Columbus deal is basically a myth. He was by no means the first European on these shores. Feh.

    [small voice]
    But I admit, I did enjoy the one Columbus Day parade I got to see when I lived up in Yankeeland. They don’t do such down where I’m from.
    [/small voice]

  3. Kathleen Frassrand   •  

    Add my voice to the “why the heck do we celebrate Columbus day?” list. I don’t get it. He didn’t discover America (or at least not the US). He was an explorer… he didn’t exactly do anything completely amazing. I would think that the US Gov’t could find a more worthy soul to give one of our Federal holidays to.

    Here in Florida, the children still had school, but the banks and mail were closed. My hubby still had his office job. It didnt’ really feel like a holiday at all.

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