"Did I hear you correctly, you said they have been using a Djinn, as in, from the Arabian Nights tales?" he asked.
"That's what the signs all point to, although there's not way to completely confirm that until we find the bottle."
An ugly suspicion came over him and he growled threateningly, "You better not be pulling my chain, telling me that there really are Djinn on this plane of existence!"
"Trust me, deciphering how people have used magic or paranormal activity, this is my bread and butter, I know my stuff!"
Soothed somewhat, he then muttered, "And I'll bet he has it holed up in that house that used to be ours, hidden away from me, and I have to figure a way to find it!"
"We'll find it, all right, I have a ritual for that."
Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the cue is Bread.
Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World. 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.
|Patriotic and purely decorative.|
Berlin International Film Festival -- Berlin, Germany (a premier international film festivall; through the 18th)
Calgary Boat and Sportsmen's Show -- Calgary, AB, Canada (through Sunday)
Feast of Apollo -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Hadaka Matsuri -- Inazawa Cho, Japan (thousands of loincloth-wearing men try to touch the closely guarded Shin-otoko [a man chosen, stripped naked, and shaved totally] as he is on his way to the shrine in the oldest "Naked Festival" in Japan, held every year since 767)
Narvik Sun Pageant (Vinterfestuka) -- Norway (annual festival held since ancient times to honor the sun goddess)
National Bagels and Lox Day
National DAV (Develop Alternative Vices) Day -- internet generated, in hopes that bad habits will be altered to positive coping mechanisms
National Read in the Bathtub Day -- yes, the day has its own Facebook page
Pizza Pie Day
Read in the Bathtub Day -- another one that no one will claim to have invented, and please don't try it with a digital book
Remembrance for Eyvind Kinnrifi -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (martyr)
St. Apollonia's Day (Patron of dentists; Achterbos, Belgium; Ariccia, Italy; Cuccaro Monferrato, Italy; against toothaches, tooth disease)
St. Maroun's Day -- Lebanon (Syriac Maronite Church of Antioch, an Eastern Catholic Church)
Tales of Kelp-Koli begin -- Fairy Calendar (through the 16th)
Toothache Day -- and someone thought this needed a day because...? Okay, I guess because there is a patron saint for it. Or against it. However that works.
Weather Day -- US (Weather Service Founding)
David Gallagher, 1985
Ziyi Zhang, 1979
Mena Suvari, 1979
Travis Tritt, 1963
Charles Shaughnessy, 1955
Judith Light, 1949
Mia Farrow, 1945
Alice Walker, 1944
Joe Pesci, 1943
Carole King, 1942
Janet Suzman, 1939
Roger Mudd, 1928
Brendan Behan, 1923
Kathryn Grayson, 1922
Bill Veeck, 1914
Gypsy Rose Lee, 1914
Ernest Tubb, 1914
Carmen Miranda, 1909
David Dean Rusk, 1909
Ronald Colman, 1891
Amy Lowell, 1874
William Henry Harrison, 1773
"Falstaff"(Verdi Opera), 1893
"Venice Preserv'd"(Otway Play), 1682
Today in History:
The Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps, 1267
The first recorded race meet in England in Roodee Fields, Chester, 1540
The British ex-premier Walpole becomes the Earl of Oxford, 1742
After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States, 1825
– The U.S. Weather Bureau is established, 1870
The first Japanese immigrants arrive in Hawaii, 1885
The Davis Cup competition is established, 1900
The first forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio, 1909
Snow falls on Mauna Loa, Hawaii, 1922
Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty, 1922
Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources, 1942
Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1960
Jamaica becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations, 1962
The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers, 1964
First test flight of the Boeing 747, 1969
Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1971
Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks, 1995
A storehouse of thirty Egyptian mummies is unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb, 2009
Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star, estimated at 13.6 billion years old, 2014