Fun to see today’s ‘google doodle’ celebrating the 360th birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori, believed widely, to be the inventor of the piano around 1709.
His version was referred to during his lifetime as a harpsichord and was considered innovative for its ability to play soft and loud as a result of a hammer mechanism.
Soft and loud….piano et forte…
…”By the Numbers: BMO Marathon grows up”…”A consummate wedding night letdown is far from unusual”…”
Fun to see yesterday’s BMO Marathon in Vancouver taking over the city!
From humble beginnings in 1972, they say it’s now one of the best in the world, unique for its spectacular views for 70% of the course route.
Starting in Queen Elizabeth Park, the race ended in the downtown core at Pender & Bute under clear sunny skies.
“A magical experience for the runners“, according to organizers.
Fun to note that “The wedding is a big party to celebrate a life milestone but the actual act of having it consummated has gone the way of the dodo,” according to wedding planners. “Weddings are now expensive, multiday events. By the time the wedding day rolls around people are pretty well dead – they sleep.”
An expert is someone who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault. ~William Castle
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
Without geography, you’re nowhere. ~Author Unknown
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. ~Author Unknown
Cheers to a fun day Monday!!!