Monday, May 14, 2018

It Has a Tail! (Awww Monday) and a Post Mother’s Day Thought

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Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

The kittens didn’t know what to make of my keys, but at least the keys have a tail to play with:










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Annie of McGuffy's Reader is taking a blog break.  This leaves me at loose ends, as there is no more Sparks! on Monday (unless she has handed hosting duties off to someone else and i've missed it -- if so, please tell me).

Since i had something prepared anyway, here’s a post-Mother’s Day happy thought:






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Today is:

Accounting Day -- promoting the profession of accounting and finance   

Aso ote Tala Lei -- Tuvalu (Gospel Day)

Carabao Festival -- Pulilan, Philippines (to honor their patron, St. Isidro [St. Isadore the Farmer], hundreds of carabaos [water buffalo] are dressed up and paraded, and eventually blessed in front of the church; through tomorrow)

Dance Like a Chicken Day -- no idea why today, but i'm waiting for wedding season

Drunk Driving Memorial Day -- not sponsored by MADD, or anyone else i can find, but let's all work and pray for the day drunk driving by anyone is just a bad memory    

French Fairy Awareness Day -- Fairy Calendar

Gesta de Independencia -- Paraguay

Izumo-taisha Shrine Grand Festival -- Izumo-taisha, Japan (through tomorrow)

Marshmallow Fluff Day -- Mr. Durkee and Mr. Mower announced, on this day in 1920, that they were in business producing this sweet confection    

Mars Invictus Festival -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Midnight Sun at North Cape -- Norway (the sun will not set until July 30)

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

National Unification Day -- Liberia

President Kamuzu Banda's Birthday -- Malawi

Runic Half-Month Ing (expansive energy) commences

"Stars and Stripes Forever" Day -- first public performance of the composition was this day in 1897

St. Bonifatius' Day (4th Ice Saint)

St. Matthias the Apostle's Day (Patron of carpenters, reformed alcoholics, tailors; Gary, Indiana; Great Falls-Billings, Montana; against alcoholism and smallpox)

Underground America Day -- Malcolm Wells wants us to imagine what our landscapes would look like if more of our buildings were under ground   

Women's Check-up Day 2018 -- US (always the Monday after Mother's Day, encouraging women to be proactive about their health  


Anniversaries Today:

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark marries Mary Donaldson, 2004
Carlsbad Caverns National Park established, NM, US, 1930


Birthdays Today:

Miranda Cosgrove, 1993
Amber Tamblyn, 1983
Dan Auerbach, 1979
Martine McCutdcheon, 1976
Cate Blanchett, 1969
Danny Wood, 1969
Jose Da Silveira, 1965
Suzy Kolber, 1964
Tim Roth, 1961
Valerie Still, 1961
Ronan Tynan, 1960
David Byrne, 1952
Robert Zemechis, 1951
Meg Foster, 1948
George Lucas, 1944
Jack Bruce, 1943
Atanasio "Tony" Perez, 1942
Bobby Darin, 1936
Laszlo Kovacs, 1933
Patrice Munsel, 1925
Otto Klemperer, 1885
Robert Owen, 1771
Thomas Gainsborough, 1727
Gabrile Daniel Fahrenheit, 1686


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Kids Are Alright"(Documentary), 1979
“It’s Time for Ernie"(Ernie Kovacs' TV premier), 1951
"When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: A Requiem for those we love"(Hindemith composition), 1946
"Die Hebriden/The Hebrides"(Mendelssohn Op. 26), 1832


Today in History:

Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony, 1607
Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox  vaccination, 1796
The Lewis and Clark expedition sets out, 1804
Paraguay  gains independence from Spain, 1811
The first edition of the London Illustrated Times is published, 1842
Gail Borden patents her process for condensed milk, 1853
Vaseline, the first petroleum jelly, is marketed, 1878
Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five, 1939
Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established; immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, 1948
Kuwait joins the United Nations, 1963
Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched, 1973
The Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary, 1986
The last episode of Seinfeld airs, with commercials going for $2M per 30 seconds, 1998
Scientists at Stanford University announce the invention of a working bionic eye that is powered only by focused light; the eye could eventually restore the sight of millions of people suffering from macular degeneration and retinal pigmentosa, 2012
Japan's cabinet approves a set of bills bolstering the role and scope of the military, as the pacifist country redefines its position in the increasingly roiled Asia-Pacific region, 2015

9 comments:

  1. Kittens playing is a guaranteed smile - and stress reliever isn't it?

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  2. Happy mother's day! Very curious and playful kittens. Have a beautiful new week!

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  3. I love kittens but unfortunately they grow up to be cats. I hope that you had a happy Mother's Day Mimi. My wife did, gifts and dinner with the family.

    Cruisin Paul

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  4. Kittens are adorable ~ so sweet and playful!

    Wishing you a happy week ~
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. I can only say "ditto" to Abe Lincoln's quote.

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  6. Awww on the kittens playing with your keys. They are ever so cute.

    You did well with your sparks. I just left mine the way it was, but you let everyone know she's on a blogging break. You did well.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday and week. ♥

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  7. "Oh, it takes Fluff, Fluff, Fluff
    To make a Fluffernutter...
    Marshmallow Fluff
    and LOTS of Peanut Butter!"


    Why, yes, I AM a child of the 60's... why do you ask?

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  8. Those kittens are just so cute. That quote is also really nice. You have a good evening.

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