Archive for June 29, 2009

>Back to work

>Back to work today. The Boss was not in on Friday either, so my work is now even farther behind. Tomorrow I am out in the field, so still no work will get done. Well, actually we got some done. But we still don’t have the big job done.

Em came with me this morning. She didn’t come to work with me, just to the city. Taking the day since Saturday was graduation. So she got a manicure, a pedicure and her eyebrows waxed. Then she walked around the city, texting me as she went. She had a good time, but her blister is back and was really painful by the time we went home.
The boys had a fire tonight, finally! And I couldn’t find the cable for my iPod™, I even sent a text to Tigger asking if he had it and could you buy them etc, then I found it and had to send him another text, “Nevermind”

So now I am going to say goodnight. I don’t know when I will be able to check in tomorrow. Till then.

>The New York Times
Monday, June 29, 2009 — 10:16 AM ET

Justices Rule for White Firefighters in Bias Case

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that Sonia Sotomayor, a Supreme Court nominee, endorsed as an appeals court judge.

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~The New York Times~

>On June 29, 1995, the shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.

On June 29, 1868, George ElleryHale, the American astronomer, was born.

On this date in:

1776: The Virginia state constitution was adopted.

1946: British authorities arrested more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to stamp out alleged terrorism.

1951: Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, was ordained as a priest.

1967: Actress Jayne Mansfield, 34, and two male companions died when their car struck a trailer truck east of New Orleans.

1972: The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty could constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.”

~The New York Times~