Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Paul and I celebrate our second wedding anniversary today! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone. Keeping this blog though has really helped me keep track of the things we've experienced and accomplished over the last year though. A moderately successful garden, many good books read, 3 new jobs, and lots of fun adventures. I am very much looking forward to spending more years like this one with my husband, who I love.
I figured since I posted about Monty Python sharing our anniversary last year, this year I'd do something similar too.
Aside from being the birthday of our nuptials, October 5th is also the birthday of Louis Lumiere, one of the early pioneers of cinema (also, probably this guys namesake).
Louis and his brother Auguste patented the perforations on film that make it's advancement through camera and projector possible. They were also among the first to popularize seeing movies as a public social activity, when they started doing public screenings of their films in 1895. Most of their short films were very very short, usually not longer than 1 minute long.
Aside from making revolutionary moving pictures, women around the world can blame, um, I mean thank Louis and his brother for the invention of forceps!
Ouch, thanks a lot guys.