Thursday Thursday

27 Jan

“‘Thursday.’ She stood up. ‘My God,’ she said, and sat down again with a moan. ‘It’s too gruesome.'”

-Truman Capote  Breakfast at Tiffany’s

 

Today is Wolfgang Amadus  Mozart’s birthday. It is also the birthday of Charles Dodgson who is better known as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

So, Happy Birthday Wolfie and Lewis, wherever you are.

Thursday, it would seem, is named after the Norse God of Thunder, Thunor. Every reader of Marvel Comics knows the name eventually got shortened to Thor. Soon to be a major motion picture. When I was a kid I would have wet my pants (metaphorically speaking) if Hollywood had made big budget movies based on comic books. But they didn’t. Now that I am older and more jaded and not as inclined to metaphorically wet my pants (but perhaps more likely to literally do so) they’re making comic book movies all the damn time. Thor is only one of the latest.

I never really liked Thor that much. There was a bad Marvel comics super heroes cartoon show that I used to watch when I was about 8 or 9 that sometimes featured Thor. I’d watch it but not with much enthusiasm. I think I preferred my super heroes in tights. In the comics Thor, the God of Thunder, came to Earth and, for some reason, got a day job as a doctor while also fighting the forces of evil as Thor. And he had a hammer.

I liked Batman better but despite all he has done for the human race, Batman never got a day of the week named after him.

So, Happy Thor’s Day.

The first Independence Day (July 4, 1776) was a Thursday. So did they take off July 5 too and make it a four day weekend? Those Founding Fathers were smart.

In the famous poem we are told that “Thursday’s Child has far to go.” You go, Thursday’s child.

Actually, I was born on a Thursday. (Yes, they had days of the week back then!) so that means I am a Thursday’s child.

You go, me.

Now me gotta go…

Happy (you guessed it) Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

8 Responses to “Thursday Thursday”

  1. Jinx January 27, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    Ah, the joy of Free Writes 🙂
    I grew up being told I was a Thursday’s Child only to discover I was born on a Tuesday. Apparently, my mom was not only bad at math, she had a terrible memory for details as well.
    “Memory”, by the way, looks as if it is spelled wrong.
    And I love that song 🙂

    • catzenspace January 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

      Oh, instead of having far to go, you are full of grace. How could your Mom have missed that?

  2. Lyndsay ~ The Kitchen Witch January 27, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Hey you 🙂

    I didn’t know you had a word press blog! Love it. Love you. xoxo

    • catzenspace January 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

      I knew you’d find me! Love back at you!

  3. Fred January 27, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    I’m a Thursday child as well and the day after was Friday the 13th. That was not a bad luck day for me, I got moved into the newly completed wing where I slept with a somewhat well known gospel singer.
    I always liked Thor. He was my guardian angel and I liked the old tales of how he defended the ‘little’ people. He was the hammer of the Gods.
    As you can see I was into Norse mythology not Roman mythology.
    But I guess that just me. 🙂

    • catzenspace January 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

      I am totally OK with Thor as a mythological god. I just don’t care for him as a super hero.

      I am intrigued about you sharing the natal unit with a gospel singer…

  4. Pamela N Red January 27, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    My guys all can’t wait for Thor. I had no idea Thursday was named for him. I learned something. I was born on a Saturday morning very early.

    • catzenspace January 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

      I am sure I’ll see the movie. Thor may be my least favorite comic book hero, but guys who look like Thor in real life are of great interest, so I am sure there will be some stunning visuals in the movie…

      Don’t work too hard, Saturday’s child.

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