Thursday, December 8, 2016

Six Sentences and a Temporary Fence



"I've always wanted a bigger home," she said to the Djinn, while her husband sat very stiff, still not convinced even talking to this Djinn was a good idea, much less making any wishes.

"As I'm sure you will understand, suddenly making your house bigger would arouse suspicion, and I really do not want to end up in the hands of your government and/or their scientists," the Djinn told her; "therefore, I suggest the stealth method, in which I increase your bank account to the point where you can build or buy yourselves a larger place."

"You can do that?"

"I call it creative paperwork," the Djinn said drily, "and of course I can do it, I even leave a logical paper trail to a long-lost 'relative' who leaves you the money."

"And no one is hurt by it?" her husband asked, to which the Djinn replied, "No one is harmed, the 'relative' doesn't really exist, and your fiat money lends itself to this method very nicely."

"Then I want you to get us a bigger home that way!" she said, and the Djinn smiled and responded, "Done!"


Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the cue is home.


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Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit others to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.

We had a temporary fence up at the church:


Miniature donkeys for Nativity Live



Today is:

Battle Day -- Falkland Islands

Be Someone's Pillow While You Watch TV Night -- a good idea, i guess, especially if it is cold

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) -- Buddhism (especially among Zen Buddhists, and in Japan, a celebration of the Buddha's enlightenment)

CARICOM-Cuba Day

Clute's Christmas in the Park -- Clute, TX, US (food and fun; through Sunday)

Constitution Day -- Northern Mariana Islands; Romania; Uzbekistan(Konstitutsiya Kuni)

Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)

Dita Kombetare e Rinise -- Albania (National Youth Day)

Electric Light Parade -- Lovington, MN, US (over 60 entries, all decorated with Christmas lights)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception -- Roman Catholic Holy Day of Obligation; recognized holiday in Andorra; Argentina; Austria; Chile; Columbia; East Timor; Equatorial Guinea(Patrona de Guinea Ecuatorial); Holy See(Vatican City); Italy; Liechtenstein; Macau; Malta; Monaco; Nicaragua(Fiesta de la Griteria); Paraguay; Peru; Portugal; San Marino; Seychelles; Spain; Switzerland; special observances
     Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)
     Festa da ConceiÁ„o da Praia -- Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (syncretic celebration of Yemanj·, Queen of the Ocean and the Immaculate Conception)
     Festival of Lights -- Lyon

Festival of Tiberinus -- Ancient Roman Empire (guardian of the Tiber River)

Mother's Day -- Panama

National Chocolate Brownie Day

National Students' Day -- Bulgaria (studentski praznik)

Popeye Day -- birth anniversary of his creator, Elzie Crisler Segar

Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day -- although some sites say this day was actually cancelled in 2015, others suggest dressing up as if you are from a dystopian future and running up to people, asking them what year it is, when they answer say, "Then there's still time!" and dash off.  Just don't get arrested if you try it at home, okay?  

Santa Marian Kamelen -- Guam (Our Lady of Camarin Day)

St. Kliment Ohirdski -- Macedonia (St. Clement of Ohrid's Day)

Take It In the Ear Day -- a bizarre and unexplainable internet generated holiday; and by the way, your ENT will tell you not to put anything in your ear that is smaller than your elbow

Thomasville's Victorian Christmas -- Thomasville, GA, US (relive Christmas past all through the downtown area; through tomorrow)

Virgin de Caacupe -- Paraguay (Nuestra Senora de Caacupe/Our Lady of Miracles of Caacupe, patroness of Paraguay)

Winter Flowers Day -- internet generated, a day to find and enjoy whatever flowers are still blooming right now


Anniversary Today:

American Federation of Labor founded, 1886


Birthdays Today:

Ian Somerhalder, 1978
Dominic Monaghan, 1976
Sinead O'Connor, 1966
Teri Hatcher, 1964
Ann Coulter, 1961
Kim Basinger, 1953
Sam Kinison, 1953
Gregg Allman, 1947
Mary Woronov, 1946
Jim Morrison, 1943
"Red" Berenson, 1941
James Galway, 1939
James MacArthur, 1937
David Carradine, 1936
Flip Wilson, 1933
Maximilian Schell, 1930
Sammy Davis, Jr. 1925
Richard Fleischer, 1916
Lee J. Cobb, 1911
James Thurber, 1894
Elzie Crisler Segar, 1894
Diego Rivera, 1886
Jean Sibelius, 1865
Willam C. "Billy" Durant, 1861
Eli Whitney, 1765
Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Roman writer, BC65


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"(Musical), 1949
"Green Grow the Lilacs"(Musical; precursor to "Oklahoma"), 1930


Today in History

Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi, 1326
Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe, 1609
The Mexican border town Ciudad Ju·rez is founded by Fray GarcÌa de San Francisco, 1659
Margaret Hughes becomes the first actress to appear on an English public stage, playing the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello, 1660
Vienna's Ring Theater is destroyed by fire, killing over 600, 1881
The American Federation of Labor is formed by 26 individual craft unions, and Samuel Gompers is elected its first president, 1886
The Japanese military police launch a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, 1935
The Chinese Nationalist government moves from mainland China to Formosa, 1949
John Lennon is murdered, 1980
The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States, 1991
The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations, 2004
Kirsty Williams is elected the first female leader of a political party in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats, 2008
With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft, 2010
Japan's Gvernment apologizes to Canada for the treatment of its POWs during WWII, 2011
Egyptian President Morsi agrees to not expand his powers but declares the referendums on a new constitution will be enacted, 2012
In Kiev, Russia, protestors topple the last surviving monument to Lenin, 2013

14 comments:

  1. The time of year for nativitys. Wish I could see a live one, must be some around. Great story and that Djinn is certainly cooperative if a bit of a pill.

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  2. Oh no, why do I fear that things will not work out with the money for a new home. I don't have a good feeling at all. Everything costs something.

    Love your fence and what it's containing too.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

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  3. A very interesting story. I want a yacht if you are going to have the money. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a sunny day Mimi. Unfortunately we having snow at the moment. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  4. Why am I picturing an insidious smile? Trouble is brewing.

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  5. Doo doo, doo doo, Doo doo, doo doo

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  6. I have a feeling they are going to regret this.

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  7. Hm, he sounds like someone selling dodgy investments to me ! :)

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  8. "The measure of a man's true character is what he would do if he were not found out." As enticing as this offer seems, it feels like a slippery slope where the wanting for more will soon overtake the having enough. I really like this whole story, it keeps me wondering.

    It's Chocolate Brownie Day? Say not more, I will need to arrange a celebration in honor :-)

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  9. uh oh....

    (where the hell is that popcorn! lol)

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  10. I'm all for creative paperwork. Except I just know in my heart, the done deal will have consequences and repercussions. Can't wait to find out.

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  11. Why is my stomach nervous for them?

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