Thursday, August 2, 2018

Tricks (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"Have you seen all the neat tricks they show online?  Life hacks or something, some of them are really cool!"

"Oh, yes, I've seen some of them, but they are hardly life transforming."

"Come on, you believe in recycling, haven't you always wanted to have dozens of uses for tea bags before you have to throw them away?"

"No, I'd rather find dozens of uses for hundred dollar bills!"

"I'd call you a party pooper, but instead I have to admit, me, too!"

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Transform.           


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 blog to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.   

The other day, i was surprised as i rounded a corner and saw this fence:


Today is:

Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival -- Davenport, IA, US (fifteen bands at 3 venues and a great time for all; through Sunday)

Day of the Airborne Forces -- Russia; Ukraine

Day of Azerbaijani Cinema -- Azerbaijan (anniversary of the 1898 showing of the first motion pictures taken in Azerbaijan)

Distribution of Charity Monies -- Fairy Calendar (Imps only)

Emancipation Day -- Bermuda (first day of the Cup Match)

Festival at Sandpoint -- Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint, ID, US (internationally renowned summer concert series in a casual and relaxed atmosphere; through the 12th)

Festival of Amen and Hapi -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (offerings to the god of transcendent powers and the god of the Nile to assure the flooding of the Nile; date approximate)

Lollapalooza -- Grant Park, Chicago, IL, US (through Sunday)

Lincoln Penny Day -- US (the Lincoln Cent entered circulation on this day in 1909, and is one of the longest running coins in continual production in history)

Mountain Dance and Folk Festival -- Asheville, NC, US (celebrating the cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian Mountains; through Saturday)

Make Some Old Fashioned Lemonade Day

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Nuestra Senora de los Angeles -- Costa Rica (Feast of Our Lady of the Angels)

Ribfest -- Kalamazoo, MI, US (live festival and cook off; through Saturday)

Rockhound Gemboree -- Bancroft, ON, Canada (expeditions to prime mineral locations as well as dealers, demonstrations, swapping, and the chance for rockhounds to have a great time; through Sunday)

Shimizu Minato Matsuri -- Shimizu City, Japan (through the 4th, commemorates the reopening of Shimizu Port to international trade)

St. Elias' Day (Elijah the Prophet)  related observance
    Iliden -- Bosnia-Herzegovina; Ukraine; other Slavic countries where he is titled St. Ilia 
    Republic Day -- Macedonia

St. Eusebius of Vercelli's Day (Patron of Vercelli, Italy)

Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day -- if the US is really determined to keep the littlest coins, the least we can do is pool them together in the trays so conveniently found in stores and restaurants

Anniversary Today:

The first US Census is recorded, 1790

Birthdays Today:

Edward Furlong, 1977
Michael Weiss, 1976
Sam Worthington, 1976
Mary-Louise Parker, 1964
Victoria Jackson, 1959
Butch Patrick, 1953
Kathryn Harrold, 1950
James Fallows, 1949
Joanna Cassidy, 1944
Wes Craven, 1939
Lamar Hunt, 1932
Peter O'Toole, 1932
James Baldwin, 1924
Carroll O'Connor, 1924
Myrna Loy, 1905
Jack L. Warner, 1892
Elisha Gray, 1835
Pierre "Peter" Charles L'Enfant, 1754

Today in History:

Philip II of Macedon leads his army to defeat the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, which secured Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean, BC338
Hannibal leads his Corinthian army to defeat the superior forces of Rome, BC216
Henry Hudson sails into what it is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean, 1610
First United States Census, 1790
First parachute jump in the US, 1819
Japan's samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms, 1869
Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, 1870
Andrew Hallidie tests the first cable car system in San Francisco, 1873
Wild Bill Hickok meets his death; shot in the back while playing poker, his hand, a pair of Aces and a pair of eights, is now called "Dead Man's Hand", 1876
Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Cannary) dies, 1903
Typhoon in China kills about 60,000, 1922
The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson, 1932
Pakistan is re-admitted back into the Commonwealth of Nations, 1989
Iraq invades Kuwait, setting the stage for the Gulf War, 1990
Two previously unknown works by Mozart - a concerto movement and a prelude, are performed in Salzburg, Austria, 2009
The U.S. Government estimates the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, 2010


  1. Humorous SSS!
    Finding uses for $100 bills would be interesting.
    I rarely click on a "life hack." I prefer to not receive more of the same kind of social media bait.
    The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in NC sounds like fun.

  2. Some life hacks are useful and practical but not all. Very seldom we get to see wooden fences, mostly are metal fences.

  3. Only dozens of uses for $100 bills? Sadly lacking in ambition there. I suspect I could find hundreds.

  4. interesting fences I like them

  5. Ribfest?!?
    *googles flights to Kalamazoo*

  6. Mimi,

    I'd take a dozen $100 bills or more if you'd care to give it to me to find ways to recycle? :)

    I like trying to find usefulness in our stuff before tossing but sometimes it's just useless. The one thing I generally get the most repeated use from are Ziploc bags.

    The Mountain Dance & Folk Festival in Asheville, North Carolina might be a wash out this weekend. The forecast is expected to be purrty wet tomorrow.

  7. $100 are always winners. And happy birthday Wes Craven!

  8. That fence is gorgeous and sure keeps people from peeking inside. I could do with some $100.00 bills. Have a great day.

  9. Oh yes, I'm a sucker for a life hack but unfortunately have yet to find one that has actually hacked my life to any great advantage! Very interesting post.

  10. I really like the fence you photographed. Is that a dog or a lion statue?

  11. Now that would be a useful Life Hack!
    fun Six

  12. Fun story and great fence shots ~ love the stone lion too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. That certainly is a good solid fence. Have a lovely weekend.

  14. I could go for the 100 dollar bills too. I know how to recycle them just fine.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  15. A fun Six! And yes, while money doesn't buy happiness, it does make hacking your way to it easier.

  16. What a fun 6. Brightened my otherwise rain soaked day☺
    Here's to National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!!

  17. Sorry I'm late Mimi. I was golfing most of the day and when I arrived home, I fell asleep. Sorry. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  18. I believe in recycling, but sometimes time and energy need to factor into the equation, too. :-)

  19. This is such a sweet little six! Hacks are easy when you watch someone else do them otherwise patience and time are a must.