Wednesday 15-03-2017 – "Beware the Ides of March" – If Julius Caesar's Your Name

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  • #857240

    katzenjammer
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    Caesar should have listened to his wife Catpurrnia (sp) (as IMHO should all men, just sayin’.) According to Shakespeare, she warned him to “Beware the Ides of March.” He didn’t. The rest as they say – is history.




    #857242

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    #857244

    pussigato
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    Ides, oh Ides

    and The Godfather premiered today


    Have a happy and good night,
    PG

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/janedodo/6ae94ca2926078009966ee2289980331_zpsjehuwbmn.jpg

    #857245

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    PG, such sweet wee pink jelly beans kitty.
    Have a happy Wednesday.

    Can anyone can identify the above cutie ?

    #857246

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    Beware the Ides of March. Hmmm…
    Well today looks a whole lot better here in Jersey. It’s mighty cold and snowy, but still a lot better.
    MS, that jar sounds really nice, hope you can get the twin. What is that wee cutie? The nose looks too short to be a possum.

    #857247

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Paw up waves, yay gets in a tad earlier for usual boss w/pile of to do isn’t here yet! Sooo I can visit TDK Café 🙂

    Aw cute li’l critter…just know it’s a mini squee and COA Alert!

    Ides of March is a good day for it’s R’s b’day today… 😉
    With li’l History lesson:
    Beware the Ides of March. But Why?
    Famously scribbled by William Shakespeare in his play “Julius Caesar,” this ominous warning was given by a soothsayer to the soon-to-be ex-Roman emperor as he made his way to the Capitol that fateful day in 44 BC. It’s unlikely even Shakespeare could have predicted how his famous phrase would have evolved.
    Et Tu Brutie & friend – Lol 😀
    doggies et tu brutie and friend lol
    Brutie wanna-be fun!
    Looks like it’s time for cuppa fave brew now…mmmm…java!
    toga cat clock
    toga toga mug
    Fill’er up kit- mwah, thanks Tux…

    toga toga treat
    Li’l treat to celebrate the day…not sure the flavor gotta ask the Orangie Gato Chef!
    orangie as cessar
    Gotta luv those orangies!
    OK, time to start day #3 part #1s fun…later/maybe!

    #857248

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    They’re calling it the “Blizzard of 2017.” Seems that e got more of a storm than we bargained for! Supposedly got the brunt of it!

    Schools, universities etc. closed. I have a pm appt and although I was offered the opp to not go I’m nonetheless going. And gym classes are on so 6 pm class is where I’ll head after. Streets seem to be cleared some, but not sure how deep a snow bank I’ll be facing when I open bldg door!

    Subway is the best plan as busses are stuck and wait times way long. There was a huge deal as peeps were stuck on a highway for 13 hrs! No amenities (ie washrooms) whatsoever. Until they got rescued in sometime in the middle of the night as crews, knowing of the situation did not bother coming to help. Now peeps in gov’t are looking for who to blame, ie our Premiere is ordering a “full review.”

    Then there are peeps who when I tell them that I don’t drive, don’t even know how, give me a “look.” Well somehow, I manage. And I never get stuck in traffic. Bad news for peeps going on vaca too, as this will not be happening, with no hotel rooms available and peeps sleeping at airports.

    #857250

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Oof…stay safe indoors today KJ!
    Hoping for #NoMoreSnow ’til December 2017!
    Sun is out – bright blue sky still only +30 – feels chilly w/wind!
    Well, had a nice li’l walk and spotted Daffs still coming up amidst snow:
    daffs in snow
    Resilient…looking for Spring…soon/hopeful!

    Boss showed up so I have a pile of fun waiting on my desk/again…so, back to part2 day 3’s fun…mmm…need another cuppa brew…
    hump day coffee
    Later…maybe!

    #857253

    Leeny
    Participant

    What does “Ides” mean?

    #857254

    pussigato
    Participant

    Hi Leeny,

    It means the 15th day of March, May, July, or October or the 13th day of any other month. The reason it came into use was because of Caesar’s special day.

    #857266

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    Paws up ! Waving.
    JJ glad that things look so much better as far as the weather at you place today.
    Yes I did get the other jar, they are now both gracing to top of my bookcase and Airy is pleased that I got it too.
    We have a beautiful sunny day here after a very nippy start. Those morning temps are beginning to dip now and the evenings are getting dark earlier. 🙁
    JK, cute orangie with laurel leaves.
    KJ, it’s good that you can still get out and about despite the storm of 2017. Oh that must have been quite horrible for all those people stuck on the highway, that is terrible that rescue crews took their time getting to them. Someone mad a bad decision.
    Leeny (in the ancient Roman calendar) a day falling roughly in the middle of each month (the 15th day of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th of other months) from which other dates were calculated.
    In modern times, the Ides of March is best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Caesar was stabbed to death at a meeting of the senate. As many as 60 conspirators, led by Brutus and Cassius, were involved. According to Plutarch,[19] a seer had warned that harm would come to Caesar no later than the Ides of March. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey, where he would be assassinated, Caesar passed the seer and joked, “The Ides of March are come”, implying that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied “Aye, Caesar; but not gone.”[19] This meeting is famously dramatised in William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned by the soothsayer to “beware the Ides of March.
    I hope that helps explain the Ides and why it has become well known.

    #857269

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    MS, gr8 that you got the matching jar!

    Not too bad out, ie not cold. But I did fall in the snow drifts twice. I just let myself go, landed, then got myself back on my feet. So I did get a bit of a soaking, no harm done thankfully. Cars are totally covered in snow, with peeps getting a workout trying to shovel them out.

    This is hard to fathom, but the peeps stuck on highway were initially charged $280 to get their cars back from being towed! Gov’t reversed that decision, else they would have to deal with loads of lawsuits.

    I was tired out to start and now I’m totally exhausted. Fave instructor back from vaca and I worked out very (purrhaps too) hard. Going to catch some zzz’s as potentially starting new project tomorrow, pending confirmation of my desired rate. Work that pays, a welcome change!

    #857275

    lagatta
    Participant

    Unfortunately at least one man has died, after removing the huge amount of snow from his car. He was 89. I take it that he was in good shape, but nevertheless, that particular workout can be lethal for otherwise healthy elderly people (and out-of-shape middle-age people). Other people have died as well. It is a huge storm in terms of the areas affected. So far six people are reported dead because of this unusual extremely heavy end-of-winter snow. We often do get some snow this time of year (just to p*ss us off), but not so much. Usually it melts.

    I hope that they are able to clear the snow from streets and sidewalks before it melts – remember that we are heading into spring and the weather is warming. It will be above freezing in a couple of days.

    There were also very serious problems in eastern Ontario, between Kingston and Cornwall in the famous Thousand Islands region between there and the northern end of New York State.

    I trudged through the snow to do some errands yesterday – I was out of COFFEE. I used my late mother’s cane, to which I had affixed spikes (cleats) precisely for cases such as ice storms. Livia is going insane, as the length of the daytime tells her it is spring but I open the back door and the snow on the balcony is higher than her little body (I have to shovel it off…). Even if the snow is removed from the balcony – the stairs are wrought-iron grille, so the snow blows off them – I won’t let her out into the garden as the snow is higher than her wee head. Soon she’ll be able to play there.

    I’ve had a major work contract approved too, but have to work details out. Must go out and buy the ingredients for soup stock…

    I’ve been to that cat refuge and several others in Rome. I was more than a bit of a cat lady there and in Perugia, as there are so many homeless cats. Nowadays there is far more effort being put into capture and spay-neuter, and the cats are rehomed if possible, or if not released or cared for in the refuges. I try not to leave links because sometimes they get posts tagged as spam, but if you google roman cats you should find the refuge.

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