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Monday, May 05, 2008

Happy Boy's Day

Yes, I know. For most people, today is Cinco de Mayo. But in Hawai`i, today is celebrated as Boy's Day. Families fly koi-shaped windsocks, one fish for each son in the family. I gather in Japan, May 5th is now celebrated as Children's Day. They fly three fish, one for the father, one for the mother, one for the kid(s). Or they fly one for each child in the family, boy or girl.

The Japanese came to Hawai`i mostly in the latter half of the 19th century. They were brought over as indentured servants, to work on the sugar plantations. Many of the Japanese customs and folklore that survive in Hawai`i are from the Meiji era, and have faded or died out in Japan.

And well, well. Roger Clemens has issued a public apology. He's not saying for what, though it seems to be for his affairs, and not for juicing. And he denies sleeping with Mindy McCready when she was only 15. (He waited until she was 16?) My guess is he's sleeping on the couch now.

And this is definitely carrying team loyalty too far:

Yanks fan allegedly runs over, kills Red Sox fan

Police say the incident followed an argument. They haven't released details, but witness are saying an argument broke out in Slade's Food & Spirits after Hernandez said she was a Yankees fan. They said Beaudoin was among a group of people who began chanting at Hernandez.


The Louisville Bats play the Norfolk Tides tonight. Andy Phillips is DHing in the cleanup spot. Paul Janish is getting the day off. He's probably had more playing time than any other Bat; he's earned a day off.

posted by BubbaFan, 6:00 PM


Those koi fish are now flying in our backyard, too :-) Ours are very small, though! I love seeing the puzzled look on people's faces when they see the flying fish.
-Bubba fan in Bama
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, May 05, 2008 6:55 PM  
We never had koi-nobori. Only girls in my immediate family. Though my male cousins always had a couple of koi flying from their front deck on Boy's Day.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, May 05, 2008 7:43 PM  
dude, put Bubba back as a Yankee... come on, he never even played for the Reds...
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, May 05, 2008 9:22 PM  
LOL. Okay, I will.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, May 05, 2008 9:32 PM  

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