Our Open Thread this weekend is hosted by the Otter Belly-Flurf, courtesy of Cloudtail on flickr.
Today in history: Romania declared its independence, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman nominated for President of the USA, Nazis staged massive book-burnings, the UK invaded Iceland, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory in Thailand killed 156 workers, John Scalzi was born, and Gulumbu Yunupingu died.
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?