A commentator was disappointed that I neglected to mention that today is Rashi's yahrzeit - so there you have it. I don't keep track of these things, but I guess others do. To me Rashi is what brings gemara and chumash to life, not someone who died in France 901 years ago.
While we are on the topic of the calendar, today is my daughter Rachel's birthday (in the hebrew calendar). In case she sees this post (likely not : ), Happy Birthday.
(Now, in case you are wondering if I would have named my daughter after Rashi if I would have realized the coincidence, the answer is no. But I will say that my youngest daughter was due around parshas naso 5 years ago. She was born a bit earlier, so I was never truly tempted to carry through on my threat of the name Tzlalponis. And if you have no idea what I am talking about - Baba Basra 91a near the bottom).