Thursday, January 18, 2018

Poor Baby (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

"Ouch!" he yelled as she ripped the bandage off with a suddenness that caught him totally off guard. 

"It couldn't have hurt that much," she said, "the whole thing is totally healed up."

"Well, it was more the shock, I didn't expect you to do it right then, and besides," he added, "it did hurt some, that bandage was stuck to the hair!"

"It would have hurt more if you'd been tensing up in anticipation," she told him.  As he frowned at her, she added in a sickly sweet voice, "Poor baby, do you want mama to come kiss your boo-boo?"

They both laughed as he held out the previously injured arm and said, "Pucker up!"

Linking up with Zoe's Uncharted Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Ripped.


Good Fences

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.

This iron fence caught my eye while i was driving.  It was a cold day, and i liked the evergreens and blue sky contrasting with the brownish grass and leafless trees of the foreground. 

Today is:

Anniversary of the Founding of Lima  -- Lima, Peru

CHA Winter Convention and Trade Show -- Phoenix, AZ, US (largest Craft and Hobby Association show of the year; through the 23rd)

Confession of St. Peter -- Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, and Anglican Christian
    Feast of the Chair of St. Peter -- Roman Catholic Church (celebrated as the founding of the papacy)

Feast of Neith -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of war and hunting)

Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo -- Espace de Fontvielle, Monte Carlo (the best circus acts and performers from five continents; through the 28th)

Four an' Twenty Day -- Scotland (24 days after Christmas)

Hair Dryer Appreciation Day -- no history on this, but if you love your hair dryer, more power to you

Jazz Day -- Jazz gets recognized, it plays the Met!

National Lay Awake and Whisper in the Dark Night -- another one i can't fathom or find out why it even exists

National Peking Duck Day

Revolution Day -- Tunisia

Royal Thai Armed Forces Day -- Thailand (former Siam)

Santa Prisca Day -- Taxco, Mexico

Sundance Film Festival -- Park City, UT, US (the premier US independent films festival; through the 28th)

Thesaurus Day -- birth anniversary of Peter Roget

UFO Day -- see the history section, 1644

Unsliced Bread Day -- from this day in 1943, until the war ended, US bakers sold only unsliced bread loaves so no steel had to be diverted from the war effort for slicing machine blades

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity -- Christian (from the celebration of the Confession of St. Peter to the celebration of the Conversion of St. Paul, Jan. 25)

Winnie the Pooh Day -- birth anniversary of Winnie's author A.A. Milne

Anniversaries Today:

Wesley College, Melbourne is established, 1866
Henry VII of England weds Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV, 1486

Birthdays Today:

Jason Segal, 1980
Dave Batista, 1969
Jesse L. Martin, 1969
Jane Horrocks, 1964
Kevin Costner, 1955
Bobby Goldsboro, 1941
Davis Eli "David" Ruffin, 1941
Curtis Charles (Curt) Flood, 1938
Ray Dolby, 1933
Evelyn Lear, 1931
John Boorman, 1930
Constance Moore, 1920
Danny Kaye, 1913
Cary Grant, 1904
Oliver Hardy, 1892
A.A. Milne, 1882
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, 1856 (The African-American doctor who performed the first open heart surgery.)
Thomas A. Watson, 1854 ("Come here, Watson, I need you," said Bell)
Peter Mark Roget, 1779
Daniel Webster, 1782
Daigo, Emperor of Japan, 885

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Jeffersons"(TV), 1975
"Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour"(TV), 1948
"The Nose"(Shostakovich' opera), 1930

Today in History:

Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong, 1126
Francisco Pizarro founds Lima, Peru, 1535
The first documented UFO sighting in America, by some very perplexed pilgrims in Boston, 1644
Pirate Henry Morgan defeats the Spanish defenders and captures Panama, 1670
San Jose, California is founded, 1777
Captain James Cook stumbles upon the Sandwich Islands (Hawai'i), 1778
The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay, 1788
Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, the first US electrical journal, begins publication, 1840
Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, J. C. Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom, 1884
Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England, 1886
The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time, 1896
President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States, 1903
The first shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania, flown by Eugene B. Ely), 1911
English explorer Robert F Scott & his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before, 1912
Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia, 1915
A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri, 1916
The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden, 1944
Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut, 1958
A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War, 1974
Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease, 1977
Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs), 1981*
The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family, 1983
Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided, 1997
The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth, 2000
Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over, 2002
A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia, 2003
The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, 2005
Hurricane Kyrill becomes one of Western Europe's deadliest storms, 2007
An amateur astronomer in Peterborough, England, discovers a new, Neptune-sized exoplanet, 2012


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    1. PS: I remember that Canberra bushfire. My birthday, and by three o'clock the sky was too dark to see across the street. The only light came from the flames ringing the hills.

  2. Good story, and happy Birthday Lima Peru ����

  3. A wonderful lovie-dovie story! I'll raise my glass to Peter Roger this evening - where would I be without my thesaurus?

  4. That iron fence reminds me of lots of ironwork down your way. So it is Roget's birthday??

  5. THis is heading for an X rating.

  6. Pucker up. I've not heard that in years. Made me laugh our loud.

    I too love to see all the different fences around town. Some are very elegant and others are falling down.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  7. I can't think of a better description of the word "ripped" than a bandage being quickly removed. Papa Bear is a mighty furry creature, so any such removals tend to generate a similar response. :-)

    I think iron fences are beautiful... and far more durable than their wooden counterparts.

  8. Not nice to have a bandage suddenly ripped off! Lol! The iron fence looks nice and neat!

  9. Bandages pulled off of hairs really hurts.

  10. Cute story! I did not know so much happened on this date.

  11. Yowee! Nothing worse than ripping off bandaids. Yanking it fast hurts, ripping it off slowly hurts!
    Excellent use of the cue word :)

  12. Great use of the cue word. By the way, a bandaid that gets stuck to the hair (in my case, by the temple) is quite unpleasant when it is removed.
    I'd forgotten all about Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour. I used to enjoy that show.