Friday, March 15, 2013
BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH
WEEKEND WISHES GUYS AND DOLLS,
Today we celebrate the "THE IDES OF MARCH." It is the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C. He was stabbed approximately 23 times to death by members of the Roman Senate consisting of a group of 60 conspirators, led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus, to Plutarch. It is said that of the Ides of March, the sea succumbs to chaos and the full moon brings high tides. This gives the Ides of March a mysterious quality.
According to to Plutarch, a seer had foreseen that Caesar would be harmed not later than the Ides of March. On Caesar's way to the Theatre of Pompey (where his assassination would take place), Caesar met the seer and joked, "The Ides of March have come.", meaning that the prophecy had not been fulfilled. The seer replied, "Aye Caesar; but not gone." All this led to the saying "Beware the Ides of March." Joey Z's advice to you today is beware; Et Tu Brutus, meaning you too Brutus. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Some information for all you Speakies?
Today we also celebrate "ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE KIDS DAY." - In my eyes all kids are incredible for being what they are. Some are slower learners and others are on target, but yet all incredible in my eyes. I have to favor my grandchildren Nina and Ian, little smarties. Keep up the good work. Help your children all you can, they grow up too fast and then it is too late.
On Sunday we celebrate "ST. PATRICK'S DAY AND ALSO NATIONAL GREEN BEER DAY."
To all my Irish readers I say, "ERIN GO BRAGH, TRANSLATED MEANS IRELAND FOREVER."
Celebrate the day with all your customs, go easy on the green beer and be careful on the roadways going home. Enjoy the weekend Speakies.