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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ides???


Tomorrow is March 15, the "Ides of March," so what the heck does that mean anyway? If you had to guess at the definition of "ides," which would you choose:

A.) A day of bad luck first associated with the original tax collection day, moved to April 15 in modern times.

B.) A term used on Roman calendars referring to the 15th of any month.

C.) "Ides don't know, and don't really care."

Here's the scoopage from Wikipedia ~~ The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martias) is the name of the date 15 March in the Roman calendar. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July and October, and the 13th day of the other eight months. In Roman times, the Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.

Here's hoping your 14th and Ides of March are both fantabulous days!

21 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Yeah. The Wikipedia scoopage? That was my answer, word for word. :P

Happy weekend! Hope you have a good one. *hug*

Michelle H. said...

A happy weekend to you! As for Julius Caesar, it wasn't so wonderful. If only he had "Ides" on the back of his head to see the dagger coming!

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Janna, and hugs back.

Michelle, made me laugh into my coffee!

L.C. Gant said...

Poor Caesar. He should've listened to his wife. She had the dream predicting his death, remember? Take note, gentlemen! Listening to your wives could do more than just keep you from sleeping on the couch...it could save your life :-P

The Unbreakable Child said...

Surprisingly, I do not like March. I'd soon skip it every year. Bad family history associated with it.
(((angie))) have a great weekend!!!

Travis Erwin said...

Ides will be busy playing the part of Bob Vila both the 14th and the 15th.

DebraLSchubert said...

I always thought it meant "middle" as in "beware the middle of March." I guess that's similar. I had an ex-boyfriend whose birthday was (is I imagine) March 15th. He looked like Rod Stewart. I'm sure there's a clever way to tie that all together, but I'm much too tired to think of it right now!!!

Morgan Mandel said...

Don't tell me we have two bad luck days in one month and so close to each other. That can't be good.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Deb Shucka said...

Et tu, Brute?

Poor Caesar. What's amazing is that we all know this day as the day he died.

giddymomof6 said...

LOL! My ides of march have been pretty good to me lately! LOL! enjoy! And thanks for the lesson! Jenni

Ang said...

Ides didn't know. Gotta love wikipedia! Have a great weekend.

Literary Nut said...

Hope your's are good too! Thanks again for that heads up!

Jessica said...

Ahh yes, the ides of March. Wasn't that in Julius Caesar?

Anonymous said...

Way too much to think about tonight. Walked the parade today for fundraiser. If there is a recession, people need to come to our parades. Appears to be no shortage of money here. Beads and "stuff" as far as the eye can see.
Oren

Angie Ledbetter said...

LC, good food for thought on that! :)

kimmi, I hate to hear that. :( Hope you have a fun weekend.

I know you'll do a bang-up job on your own personal episode of This Old House! Best of luck and hope it goes smoothly.

Debra, go catch some nappage, girl.

Hopefully, the two bad days cancel each other out, Morgan. :O)

So true, Deb.

Jenni, ya welcome.

Wiki and Google are always good to me, Ang. :)

Literary Nut, glad we finally connected.

I think so, Jessica.

Angie Ledbetter said...

You're right, Oren. I saw beads strewn up CityPlace Blvd! Did you see Patricia riding her St. Patty's Day float? Hope y'all made good on fundraiser in this yucky weather.

Jenn Johansson said...

I love it! I always wondered and here the information is... provided for me so easily. I didn't even have to go looking. See, this is why I love ya Ang! :)

Kasie West said...

Angie you have added to my mind yet another piece of useless knowledge that I'm sure I'll remember above other things that I really should be remembering. Thanks. LOL

Angie Ledbetter said...

Glad you liked the little trvia today, Jenn!

Oh, I'm just full of it, Kasie. :)

The Things We Carried said...

Ah, now I know! Happy Ides to you, Angie!

Debbie said...

You left out the "and Ides don't need no underwear" part.

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