Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Odds and Ends

I really hate to post because eventually the Dance Recital is going to drop off the end but I guess that's life.

A few things:

1.) I totally met a Medici this morning. For those of you who don't know who the Medici's are, follow the link. Briefly, they were one of the most powerful families in Renaissance Italy. They produced three popes, were tremendous patrons for the arts, and at one point were THE wealthiest family in Europe. Their hey-day was between the 12th and 17th centuries and they got their money through banking. I didn't even know the family name was still in existence until I met a guy this morning who's last name is DeiMedici. When I jokingly asked if he was any relation I didn't expect him to know what I was talking about. Instead he said, "Yep." And the best part is that he's a banker! I totally feel like calling all my historian friends and bragging that I met a Medici. I guess this is the next best thing.

2.) Last summer I bought two pairs of Nike Women's Sport Utility Pants and I fell in love. These pants are so effing comfortable I immediately tried to buy more I couldn't find them. Last night I got an email from Sports Authority offering free shipping on all Nike products. Guess what I found! The pants! Now 50% off! I bought two more pair and am elated at the prospect. I may never have to wear anything else ever again.

3.) To see the video of Katherine giving her mother the thumbs up from the stage of her dance recital, click here. It's SO totally worth it.


Joanna said...

Can your day get any better?

Da Old Man said...

It would be really cool if you had a history freak friend who was Italian.

Joan said...

I assume "da old man" is an Italian history freak?? Again, I am happy for you Kate. what a day!

Kate said...

I don't think we've ever discussed it, but think he just might be! was a day for the history books, if you'll excuse the expression. :-)

Da Old Man said...

I'm an American of Italian heritage with a BA in history. :)

Joan said...

I apologize to da old man for my faux pas. At least, Kate, you now know that he is a history "person".