March 15th - THE IDES OF MARCH. (below courtesy of Wikipedia)
The Ides of March is the name of 15 March in the Roman calendar, probably referring to the day of the full moon. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months. The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was stabbed (23 times) to death in the Roman Senate.
On his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated), Caesar saw a seer who had foretold that harm would come to him not later than the Ides of March. Caesar joked, "Well, the Ides of March have come", to which the seer replied "Ay, they have come, but they are not gone." This meeting is famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, when Caesar is warned to "beware the Ides of March."
"Beware the Ides of March" is also used as a warning, or as a portent to denote bad luck. Just thought I'd share a little bit of trivia with y'all today.
Also would like to share a new author my master found: Ashlyn Chase! Ashlyn writes a very funny series about an apartment building populated with supernaturals - master read the first one, Strange Neighbors, and loved it! she's currently reading the second, The Werewolf Upstairs, and will post on it when she finishes...in the meantime, check out Ashlyn's website here: http://ashlynchase.com/
And in the world of science fiction, there is a site devoted to fans of the defunct series, FIREFLY (starring that hunk, NATHAN FILLION) http://www.fireflyfans.net/
They have a campaign to raise money to bring back the show - hmmm. Should I tell them when I win my $31 million it's full steam ahead?????????
signing off from space,
ROCCO THE SCI FI BLOGGING CAT