the 1st 6 )
Jackson's term: 1829-1837
Party: Democratic
Fun Fact: After Jackson's inauguration in 1829, he held an "open house" at the White House. Due to the massive crowds in attendance, furniture was broken and fights broke out.

Taylor's term: 1849-1850 or 16 months.
Party: Whig
Fun Fact: According to the notes I took in 1989, no man ever became President knowing less about what he was supposed to do. Taylor was  simply a soldier, used to giving and taking orders. My 2008 fun fact is that he was nicknamed "Old Rough and Ready" because of his messy style of dress. Perhaps his inner child was a dragqueen.
13 to 16 )
Johnson's term: 1865-1869
Party: Democratic / National Union
Fun Fact: He was taught to read and write by his wife.
Hoover's term: 1929-1933
Party: Republican
Fun Fact: Hoover was the 1st preseident born west of the Mississippi River. During the Great Depression, people who had lost their homes lived in makeshift villages known as Hoovervilles. Anyone know why that term didn't stick around longer instead of reverting to (bor)ghetto, which stems from Venice's anti-semetic history? Was is purely anti-semitism that won out in this case or is there something else?
32 to 40 )
Bush Sr's term: 1989-1993
Party: Republican
Fun Fact: 1st war time president not to be reelected.
Clinton )
Bush Jr.'s Term: 2001-2009
Party: Republican
Fun Fact: He didn't call Chrétien or Martin Freedom Canadians even though I was sure he would. Hey, it wouldn't have been out of character but now Harper is PM, Dubbya missed his opportunity!

And now, as part of my spring cleaning, momentos from my 1st visit to DC will be thrown out.
Should any of you (while I'm travelling or locally) so much as see me head for a toiletery aisle over the next year, for the love of my wallet and all things rational: STOP ME!!!
I do not need soap, shampoo, toothpaste, q-tips, floss, deoderant, shaving cream, blades, gel/mousse, toothbrush, etc...  Don't let me fool you with "of this brand", "flavour" and other ruse. Not true. I already have it. And then some. With a bit more on top of that.

On a related note... while cleaning my bathroom I've found
-a hair iron (curler thingy)
-gilette for women shaving gel
-make up (Clinique and Clarence)

I do know who left some of it behind, you've all been notified at least once if not Nth times but it's still here so whatever isn't claimed on this post will be thrown out. The more I clean my apartment, the more I am convinced that secretly 3 people live here. My former self, my current self and some elusive roommate... come out, come out, wherever you are! *returns to arranging all this toiletery*



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