The Ides Of March.

The Ides of March

It’s March 15 and I think we all know what that means. It’s time, once again, to fear being stabbed by your closest friends as well as your worst enemies. Usually, I would be holed up in my apartment with a baseball bat until March 16 but I realized you really only have something to fear if you meet all of the following criteria.

1. You and Cleopatra made a baby. Which, I will be the first to admit would be both impressive and gross seeing as how Cleopatra is dead. (Or is she?)

2. You have a frenemie named Brutus. (If you have a dog named Brutus, maybe send him to a doggy hotel for a day)

3. You know anyone named Plutarch. (And who doesn’t?)

4. You are the ruler of any place. (Playgrounds count)

5. A seer has foretold of your assassination. (Telephone psychics count)

So, as I only meet two of the criteria (and wouldn’t you like to know which two), I think I can make it through the day safely. Also, my friend sent me an email assuring me she wasn’t going to stab me today, so I’m feeling pretty confident. Of course, if that confidence proves false, you can refer to this post mockingly when you’re writing my biography.

35 thoughts on “The Ides Of March.

  1. reluctantpaladin says:

    Grrr…. WordPress no likee me today. Usually I can comment while logged in under my Blogger account, but it ate my last two comments instead. It’s too bad, too, ‘cuz I had a really funny line about how you can tell all the ancient Romans were really smart because they all spoke Latin.

    Oh well, maybe I’ll save it for next year. Geez…. look at the time. Its XV till IV. I’d better quite lurking around here and try and get some work done!

  2. Like this — like it very much. I think that I am safe, as well. Bit of trivia (if I’m recalling correctly) — isn’t there a character named Plutarch in the Hunger Games? Interesting.

  3. stevesw says:

    “You and Cleopatra made a baby. Which, I will be the first to admit would be both impressive and gross seeing as how Cleopatra is dead. (Or is she?)” That would make her a very old Cougar and an ‘asp.’

    1. Today is the Ides Of March also known as the day Julius Caesar was killed in 44 BCE by being stabbed 23 times in the Roman Senate. Apparently a seer had warned him to beware the “ides of March” before his death.

  4. So glad to know you’ll be safe today…great post as always…Dumb question though – where on your site can I show that I ‘like’ your post?

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