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Linking up with Wordless Wednesday.
Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts that encourages us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, the prompts are being provided by Lee at Kitchen Connection.
This week’s “Words for Wednesday” are the words listed below:
"Just what in the h-e-double-hockey-sticks did you think you were doing!"
Kylie knew her friend and business partner didn't want an answer yet. She had a reason, but Jaime needed to let off some steam before she would be able to see what had been done from another PERSPECTIVE.
"This could be a CATASTROPHE!" Jaime continued. "We have a STELLAR product, we've been RESOURCEFUL in getting it almost to market, and there is the POTENTIAL that this could make us both very rich. Then you go and JEOPARDISE the whole thing with a FRIVOLOUS conversation!"
"I think you are overstating it a bit, aren't you?" Kylie finally decided to speak up, hoping to speed up the defusing process. This was typical in their friendship and partnership, Jaime usually calmed down a bit faster if Kylie started to push back at the five minute mark.
Not this time, though.
"Overstating! No, I don't think I am overstating! What did you think your untimely revealing of our launch was going to do, UNITE everyone in a GROUNDSWELL of support? Draw everyone to our side?"
Jaime continued in this vein for about five more minutes when Kylie decided she'd had enough. Every once in a while, she had to cut in and shut her friend down, and this time, she had a good reason to do just that.
It was time for her REVELATION. so Kylie interrupted with a shout, "Actually, everyone is on our side now, if you would calm down enough to listen!"
On the rare occasion that Kylie shouted, Jaime was usually shocked enough to listen.
Kylie then gave a detailed account of the whole situation, her conversations, the reactions, and how she had poised them for even more success than either of them had envisioned.
Jaime, true to her nature, went from being the EMBODIMENT of anger to EUPHORIA in about half the time it took Kylie to tell her the whole thing.
Finally, Jaime caught Kylie up and swung her around, laughing and whooping.
"My friend," she said, "thank you for sticking with me, no matter how crazy I get! You let me rant even when you know you are right!"
"You're welcome," Kylie said with a grin. "It's worth it, especially when I get to have the last laugh!"
Cuckoo Warning Day -- if you hear the cuckoo today, it will be a wet summer, according to old European traditions
Day of the National Flag -- Argentina (Anniversary of General D. Manuel Belgrano's Death)
Day of the Purification of All Things -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Feast of the Great Spirit / Great Mystery -- various Native Americans (celebrations are around the time of the solstice)
Cherokee call the spirit Asgaya Galun Lati
Iroquois call the spirit Orenda
Lakota call the spirit Wakan Tanka
Zuni call the spirit Awonawilona
Festival for Summanus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (the god who threw thunderbolts at night)
Festival of the New Knee -- Fairy Calendar
Hogueras de San Juan -- Alicante, Spain ("Bonfires of St. John," through the 29th, with the night of the 24th being the most magical as the festival is for St. John, whose day that is)
Ice Cream Soda Day -- i guess because it's hot enough now for one
International Surfing Day -- The Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine suggest contests, barbecues, film screenings, and organizing beach clean ups to celebrate
Iron Skegge's Day -- Vikings (martyrdom of Iron Skegge, who died defending the temples of Maeri against Christians)
Martyr's Day -- Eritrea
Midsummer's Eve -- many and varying traditions, with some celebrating the day before the solstice, and some always tying it to June 23, St. John's Eve
Night of the Fairy Goddesses Aine and Finnen -- Ireland (watch out for the antics of the little people on Midsummer's Eve, whichever day you celebrate it!)
National Vanilla Milkshake Day
New Identity Day -- an internet generated holiday, just have fun thinking about who you might want to be for a day
Scira/Skirophoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival for Demeter, organized by the women of Athens; date approximate)
Sonoma-Marin Fair and World’s Ugliest Dog Contest® -- Petaluma, CA, US (livestock exhibitions, wine gardens, demolition derby, Ugly Dog Contest, and more; through Sunday)
St. Michelina of Pesaro's Day (Patron of mentally ill people, people with in-law problems, widows; against death of children, insanity and mental illness)
Takekiri Eshiki Matsuri -- Kuramadera, Kyoto, Japan (bamboo cutting festival; the bamboo represents snakes, so cutting it symbolizes victory over evil)
World Productivity Day -- no central focus, just a day for suppliers of productivity tools and training to celebrate what they contribute to society
World Refugee Day -- UN
The University of Oxford receives its charter, 1214
West Virginia becomes the 35th US state, 1863
Robert Rodriguez, 1968
Nicole Kidman, 1967
Michael Landon, Jr, 1964
Cyndi Lauper, 1953
John Goodman, 1952
Lionel Richie, 1949
Andre Watts, 1946
Bob Vila, 1946
Anne Murray, 1945
Brian Wilson, 1942
John Mahoney, 1940
Danny Aiello, 1933
James Tolkan, 1931
Martin Landau, 1931
Olympia Dukakis, 1931
Chet Atkins, 1924
Audie Murphy, 1924
Jean-Jacques Bertrand, 1916
Errol Flynn, 1909
Lillian Hellman, 1905
Charles W. Chesnutt, 1858
Scipio Africanus, BC236
"The Ray Stevens Show"(TV), 1970
"The Ed Sullivan Show"(TV), 1948
Today in History:
Flavius Aetius' battles Attila the Hun; the battle was inconclusive, and Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory, 451
Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique, 1567
The Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates, 1631
A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta, 1756
King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during The French Revolution, 1791
The U.S. vessel SS Savannah, the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, arrives at Liverpool, 1819
Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne, 1837
Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph, 1840
Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1877
Caroline Willard Baldwin becomes the first woman to earn a doctor of science degree, at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1895
A rare June hurricane struck Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35, 1959
The so-called "red telephone" is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1963
The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin, 1991
The Wikimedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida, 2003
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers grants private companies the right to create new website domain suffixes, 2011
Instagram offers users the ability to upload videos to their service, 2013
Dunedin and Christchurch, New Zealand, have roads cut off and flights cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, 2013