Monday, April 29, 2019

A to Z: Yay! I’m Adopted! (Feline Friday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

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!

Of course, no one who wants a cat could have resisted this one for long:


The tag means i’ve been pre-adopted and will go home after spay.




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Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.

KeepInspiring.me



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Delores and her friend Jenny are taking turns providing a theme for Poetry Monday, and i am trying my hand at participating.  This weeks theme is Robin Red Breast.           

Robin Red Breast,
so pretty to see,
since i live in the south
you are never far from me.

Up north you are only 
A fair weather friend
While down here the whole
Year you spend.

Still it's great to see you
As it says in the old song
When you choose to come
Bop-bop-bopping along.


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Today is:

Arita Ceramic Fair -- Arita, Japan (finest porcelain in Japan; during Golden Week until May 5)

Cheng Cheng Kung Landing Day -- Taiwan (anniversary of the landing in Taiwan of Ming Dynasty loyalist Cheng Cheng Kung to oust the Dutch colonists)

Feast of the Secret Masters -- can't find any real info on this one, and why should i if it's such a secret, but it is fun to think about

Fish Cleaning Night -- sponsored by David Letterman (it's okay if you don't have an audience, or Mariel Hemingway)

International Dance Day -- International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), a UNESCO partner 

Milk-Curdling Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

National Adult Public Skipping Day -- because somebody out there either wants you to feel like a kid again, or make a fool of you

National Shrimp Scampi Day

"Peace" Rose Day -- an explanation of this name for the Rosa 'Madame A. Meilland variety     

Remembrance of Victims of Chemical Weapons -- on the day chemical weapons were outlawed in 1997

Ridvan, Ninth Day -- Baha'i (one of the festival days on which work and school should be suspended)

Runic Half Month of Lagu (water) begins

Showa No Hi -- Japan (Showa Day, the birth anniversary of Emperor Showa, begins the Golden Week holiday period of four major national days, through May 5)

Solar Alignment at Teotihuacan, City of the Gods -- Teotihuacan, Mexico (the ritual cave opening aligns to the sunset on Aug. 12 and Apr. 29, the same horizon position of the setting of the Pleiades)

St. Catherine of Siena's Day (Patron of fire prevention, firefighter, nurses, nursing services, people ridiculed for piety, sick people; Europe; Italy; Theta Phi Alpha Sorority; Allentown, PA, US; Siena, Italy; Verazze, Italy; against bodily ills/sickness, fire, miscarriages, sexual temptation)

World Wish Day -- from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, marking the date in 1980 that local police let seven-year-old leukemia patient Chris Grecicius be an officer for a day, sparking the idea of the Make-a-Wish Foundation

Zipper Day -- while i can't confirm it, the modern zipper was supposedly patented on this day in 1913


Anniversaries Today:

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, marries Catherine "Kate" Middleton, 2011
Mike Nichols marries Diane Sawyer, 1988
Princess Irene marries Prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma, 1964


Birthdays Today:

Andre Agassi, 1970
Uma Thurman, 1970
Carnie Wilson, 1968
Eve Plumb, 1958
Michelle Pfeiffer, 1958
Daniel Day-Lewis, 1957
Kate Mulgrew, 1955
Jerry Seinfeld, 1954
Nora Dunn, 1952
Dale Earnhardt, 1951
Johnny Miller, 1947
Zubin Mehta, 1936
Lane Smith, 1936
Rod McKuen, 1933
Robert Gottlieb, 1931
Celeste Holm, 1919
Tom Ewell, 1909
Hirohito, 1901
Duke Ellington, 1899
William Randolph Hearst, 1863
Oliver Ellsworth, 1745


Debuting/Premiering Today:

“Rent”(Play), 1996
"Hair"(Musical), 1968
"ABC's Wide World of Sports"(TV), 1961
"Young Dr. Malone"(Radio), 1940
"There Shall be No Night"(Play), 1940
Roget's Thesaurus(Publication date), 1852
Violin Sonata No. 32 in B-flat major(Mozart K. 454), 1784


Today in History:

The Moors arrive at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula, 711
Joan of Arc arrives at Orleans to relieve the siege, 1492
Francis Drake leads a raid in the Bay of Cádiz, sinking at least 23 ships of the Spanish fleet, 1587
Eleven Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru, 1623
The Ming Dynasty occupies Taiwan, 1661
James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia, 1770
The French Fleet prevents Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope, 1781
Peter Roget publishes the first edition of his Thesaurus, 1852
The "Elektromote" – forerunner of the trolleybus  – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin, 1882
Gideon Sundbach of Hoboken, NJ, receives a patent for the zipper, 1913
The North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden, the biggest in world, officially opens, 1930
The telephone connection of England-Australia goes into service, 1930
The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast airs, and episode of "Space Patrol" shown over ABC affiliate KECA in Los Angeles, 1953
The first military nuclear power plant opens, in Ft. Belvoir 1957
A cyclone strikes the Chittagong  district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 mph, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless, 1991
Oldsmobile  builds its final car ending 107 years of production, 2004
Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation, 2005
Economic losses mount and class action lawsuits are filed as the U.S. Coast Guard plans a controlled burn to remove spilled oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, 2010
The International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect, 2012
German Measles is declared eradicated from North and South America, the first world regions to do so, 2015
The animated series “The Simpsons” surpasses "Gunsmoke"'s 635-episode count to have highest episode count of any series on TV, 2018

20 comments:

  1. A big hooray for the cutie with a forever home to go to.
    Love your poem too.

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  2. Nice poem and hooray for kitty adoptions.

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  3. Robin Redbreast-lore is much more all encompassing than I thougth. I like your poem.

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  4. Yeah, ok. That one is pretty cute... ;-)

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  5. Aww! I wish that kitty a very happy life with new owners :-)

    I liked your poem too :-)

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  6. Such a cute kitten. I can see why he is already taken. Nice spark, so true. Great poem too. Robins used to be our first sign of spring, but now I see them year round.

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  7. What a cute kitten indeed. I can see why it's already chosen. So cute.

    Love your Spark and I agree.

    Your poetry is very well done too.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

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  8. Mimi,

    What a sweet kitty! Your poem is a cute. We see our share of Robin Red Breast here year round, too. Fabulous Sparks quote! Have a good day, my friend!

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  9. What a great list. This will make my day!

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  10. Precious little kitty and loved the poem. Good job as always.

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  11. Oh, that's awesome! I'm so glad she found a forever home!

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  12. What a sweet little one, yay she is adopted! Love the poem! Great Spark too.

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  13. Delightful little poem. I've often wondered why they are referred to as Red Breasts when it's actually orange! I hate zippers. This is one anniversary I won't be celebrating!

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  14. I'm always glad to see animals with forever homes waiting. Kittens are adorable but I hope some people want older kitties too, They can be very rewarding.

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  15. I love your poem, especially your reference to that song!

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  16. They ARE fair weather friends here....they show up in late March and sit on the fence posts in the snow looking dumpy and by early September you suddenly realize they're sparse if not gone. Great poem..


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  17. Yep- life is hard, but consider the ALTERNATIVE.
    Lucky kitty to have a furr ever home! Have a lovely day!

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  18. I love the babies...and the cat, of coursed! :)

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