As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care!If you'd like to be part of the Itzl Alert Network, please leave a comment asking to join, or send us a message asking to join. We'd love to have you. The bigger our network, the less likely someone will be stranded all alone.We have split up the publishing duties, but we welcome everyone in IAN to do daily diaries for the group! Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news!Monday: BadKitties
Ok, we have a (mostly) finished diary schedule. If you would like to fill in, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMom a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FSNMom is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
For those who are not celebrating their birthday today: A VERY MERRY UNBIRTHDAY TO YOU!
For those celebrating their birthday today: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
Here are some people you share this special day with - feel special!
Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China - born in 1582
Peter Winter, composer - born 1754
Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia - born 1827
Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, 1st lady (1877-81) - born 1831
George Hoyt Whipple, US, astrophysicist (Nobel-1934) - born 1878
John Betjeman, poet laureate of England (Mt Zion) - born 1906
Jack [Holbrook] Vance, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), (d. 2013) - born 1916
Rokie Roker, Miami Fla, actress (Helen-Jeffersons) - born 1929
[Moriyuki] Pat Morita, Isleton CA, actor (Hiroshima, Karate Kid) - born 1932
William S Cohen, (Sen-R Maine, 1979- ) - born 1940
Gates McFadden, Columbus Ohio, actress (Star Trek Next Generation) - born 1953
Jack Black, American actor - born 1969
Le Ann Rimes, country singer (Blue, Holiday in Your Heart) - born 1982
So, there you have it! Some people getting another year older today!