Saturday, April 26, 2014

A to Z Challenge: W is for Wine

While i don't imbibe often, Sweetie does drink a glass every night with his dinner, on doctor's order.

He and his brother are both rather clumsy, and i think i have finally found, thanks to my friend DiDreaming, the best glass for them.


The adult wine sippy cup!


Top view.

Amazing, isn't it?  Finally, a cup they cannot break, and if it spills, they lose a minimal amount and it doesn't end up all over the table, the floor, the walls...


The best part?  You get them at the dollar store!  The price is right!


Today is

Audubon Day -- birth anniversary of John James Audubon

Bob Wills Day -- Turkey, TX, US (celebrating Western Swing music and its king; through Sunday)

Bodega Bay Fish Festival -- Bodega Bay, CA, US (fun, fish, wine tastings, and more; through tomorrow)

Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day -- this one has its own Facebook page

California Poppy Festival -- Lancaster, CA, US (two fun days celebrating California's State Flower)

Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy -- Belarus

Delphinia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Apollo; date approximate)

Eeyore's Birthday -- Austin, TX, US (Eeyore never need feel forgotten again; Austin celebrates his birthday as a fundraiser for local charities, with fun for all)

Fairy Laughter Convention -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Individual Sovereignty -- an internet holiday that i think is a good idea!

Festival of Renenutet -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (as Lady of the Robes, who invented the bandages in which to wrap mummies; date approximate)

Foxfield Races -- Charlottesville, VA, US (annual steeplechase)

Healthy Kids Day® -- YMCAhttp://www.ymca.net/healthy-kids-day

Historic Garden Week in Virginia -- VA, US (enjoying some of Virginia's finest homes and gardens)

Hug an Australian Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

International Marconi Day -- a 24-hour amateur radio event annually near the birth anniversary of Marconi

Jouvert Jump-Up -- Sint Martin (Break of Dawn Parade and Festival)

"Just Pray No" Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting -- people around the world pray for healing for those who are addicted to drugs, through tomorrow

Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive -- Mississippi River valley of southeast Missouri, US (several scenic small towns along the valley have homemade goodies, quilt shows, history tours, entertainment, and more; through tomorrow)

Mayan Rain Festival -- to honor the rain gods and welcome the fruitfulness of the earth; date approximate

National Day of Puppetry -- US (info here)

National Go Birding Day -- US (but feel free to participate wherever you are, birding is fun!)

National Help A Horse Day -- US (Join the ASPCA in several rescue events)

National Herb Day -- different from the HerbDay in May, and unsponsored

National Kids and Pets Day -- sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation & Network

National Pretzel Day

National Rebuilding Day -- US (270,000 volunteers help rebuild and repair homes for the elderly and disabled)

National Sense of Smell Day -- US (sponsored by the Sense of Smell Institute, encouraging museums and science centers to focus on how the sense of smell plays an important role in daily life and how it interacts with other senses)


Penguin Day -- different sponsor from World Penguin Day, but you can't have enough days dedicated to these cute guys, can you?

Redbud Trail Rendezvous -- Rochester, IN, US (living history along the Tippecanoe River; through tomorrow)

Remember Your First Kiss Day

Richter Scale Day -- birth anniversary of Charles Francis Richter

Sacrifice to Zeus Epacrios -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Save the Frogs Day -- Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation actionhttp://www.savethefrogs.com/day/

Shuffleboard Day -- on the adopted birthday of the game (no exact date of origination can be pinned down, and fans want a day to celebrate, so here it is)

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival & Highland Games -- St. Leonard, MD, US (competitions in fiddling, bagpipe, Celtic harp, and dancing, heptathlon, Celtic marketplace and foods, parade of clans, and more)

St. Rafael Arnaiz' Day (Patron of diabetics and against diabetes)

St. Stephen of Perm's Day / Old Permic Alphabet Day -- Russian Orthodox Church (inventor of the alphabet used for Russian before the Cyrillic was developed)

Union Day -- Tanzania

Vallenato Legend Festival -- Valledupar, Colombia (one of Colombia’s most important music and folk festivals; through the 30th)

World Day for Animals in Laboratories -- WDAIL

World Healing Day / World Tai Chi and Qigong Day -- information here
World Intellectual Property Day -- UN

World Veterinary Day -- World Veterinary Association


Anniversaries Today:

Prince Albert (future George VI) marries Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1923
The Independent Order of Oddfellows, American branch, is established in Baltimore, MD, US, 1819
Moscow State University opens, 1755


Birthdays Today:

Jon Lee, 1982
Jason Earles, 1977
Tom Welling, 1977
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, 1970
Kane, 1967
Kevin James, 1965
Jet Li, 1963
Joan Chen, 1961
Michael Damian, 1962
Giancarlo Esposito, 1958
Boyd Matson, 1947
Gary Wright, 1943
Bobby Rydell, 1942
Duane Eddy, 1938
Carol Burnett, 1933
I.M. Pei, 1917
Hans Detlef "Douglas" Sierck, 1897
Anita Loos, 1889
Gertrude Bridget "Ma" Rainey, 1886 (Some say April 3)
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822
John James Audobon, 1785
Marcus Aurelius, 121


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jelly's Last Jam"(Musical), 1992
"Dinosaurs"(TV), 1991
"China Beach"(TV), 1988
"Company"(Musical), 1970
"Grand Polonaise Brillante"(Chopin Op. 20), 1835


Today in History:

Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn, 1514
William Shakespeare is baptized, 1564
English  colonists of the Jamestown settlement  make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia, 1607
Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, 1802
Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election  to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic, 1925
In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections, 1963
Tanganyika  and Zanzibar  merge to form Tanzania, 1964
A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting, 1965
The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force, 1970
A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster, 1986
Physicists  announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle, 1994
Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country, 2005
During the second day of evidence at the Leveson Inquiry, Rupert Murdock reveals there was a 'cover-up' at 'News of the World' but that he had no knowledge of it, 2012

4 comments:

  1. too funny!

    i drink wine almost every day - 2 glasses is my limit - and usually with food. :)

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  2. You're funny! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I sooo need one of those. I think wine is just fine, but yeah, it does stain the walls when a loved one falls. Ooh, and International Day of Puppetry! Cool.

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  4. After two or three glasses of wine I'd be wise to switch to a cup like this.

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