Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ALSO (Celebrity Birthdays)

I like to celebrate birthdays and traditions, and since I saw on the Google home page that it is Charles Dickens' 200th birthday, I thought I'd post about it.  (Then I got interested and found lots of other famous birthdays today)

Charles Dickens is considered one of the most celebrated writers of the Victorian Era.  He wrote memorable pieces such as A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, and Oliver Twist.

Another birthday today - Laura Ingalls Wilder, most famous for writing Little House on the Prairie.

The writer in me is excited about these birthdays.

Ironically, as I was thinking about the first two birthdays, I heard from a teacher I was observing (one of my old teachers who now teaches at the school I'm student teaching at right now) that it is John Deere's birthday, haha.  He does "birthdays today" with all of his classes.

John Deere is famous for inventing the steel plow, thus paving the way for countless pieces of farm machinery.  He made many farmers' lives and work easier.  He is now associated with green and yellow tractors, farming, and Southern life.

The Southerner in me is excited about this birthday.

ALSO, it is Garth Brooks' 50th birthday! He sings some of my favorite songs, with "Shameless" and "Calling Baton Rouge" definitely being two of them.  Happy birthday Garth Brooks!

The country music lover in me is excited about this birthday.

One more:  Ashton Kutcher.  Although I don't agree with a lot of the things he does, I do think he is a great actor, and he is in one of my favorite movies, What Happens in Vegas.

The wannabee movie star / Hollywood enthusiast in me is excited about this birthday.

FINALLY, it looks like I missed a really important birthday yesterday, February 6 - Ronald Reagan.  One of the best presidents (if not the very best) we've ever had.

The Republican in me is excited about this birthday (but not excited about missing it. Oops.).

Okay, that's all for today.  I'm going to share some of these birthdays with my classes (since I'm student teaching in an English class. I'm in my planning period right now).
I think I might celebrate birthdays on my blog more often!


1 comment:

  1. You're cute! I love you did this...and I will admit I laughed when I read you put John Deere down :p Too funny!!