Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A to Z: L is for Link and Little Girlie

Bet you don't know where I am!

Link:  Hi, I'm Link, and that's Little Girlie, and I'm going to play hide and seek in the covers!

Ready or not, here I come!

Little Girlie:  While Tuna Breath, over there, acts like a 2-month-old kitten, which he always does, I'll let you know that our first post with our back story is here.

See what I have to put up with?               Hide and seek is fun!

Link:  Quit calling me Tuna Breath, and I get to go first because of that alphabet thing, whatever it is!  You always try to take over.  That's what comes with being old and cranky!

Little Girlie:  I heard that!

Link:  I know you did, this time I meant for you to!  And I'm not a kitten, I'm three years, and if I still want to run and play, what's wrong with that?  It means I'm young at heart, so I'm perfect to own Little Girl as my human.  She's also the only one allowed to call me Tuna Breath, because she loves me.

Little Girlie:  If she loves you, and she's yours, how come she won't sleep with you?

Link:  She says I keep her up all night, something about school.

Little Girlie:  And you climb on her and knead on her and drool, you little amateur.  If you want to sleep at night with your pet human, the way I do with Bigger Girl, you have to let them actually sleep at night.

Link:  But it's so much fun to play at night!  In the dark, you can attack feet better!  What's so important about school, anyway?

Little Girlie:  Plenty is important about it.  Why do you think Bigger Girl has me edit her school papers?  She wants to do well, so she can get a good job someday.

Link:  Silly people, always talking about work!

Little Girlie:  That's because work is what pays for your food!  Unless, of course, you want to live on what you can catch yourself.

Link:  That might be fun!

Little Girlie:  Yes, for the first day, of course.  But if you think life outside catching your own food is easy or fun, just go look at SissyCat.

Link:  Oh, yeah.  Well, school is still overrated, and I want to go play now.  Bye!

Little Girlie:  Little knucklehead.  He just doesn't get it.  I don't like that Bigger Girl has to work late, and some nights stays with her friends who live near her work so she won't have to drive home, but I understand.  It's hard on me, though, because then I have to be in the room with Tuna Breath.  Oh, well, he falls asleep eventually.

That little whippersnapper wears me out!

Today is

Ambedkar Jayanti -- India (birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, father of the Indian Constitution)

Americas Day -- Honduras

Be Kind to Lawyers Day -- after all, you will need one someday, for something

Black Day -- South Korea (for those who got neither Valentine's gifts nor White Day gifts; singles wear black and get together to eat black noodle soup)

Celebrations in the Houses of Ra, Osiris, and Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Children with Alopecia Day -- information here

Children's Day in Florida -- FL, US

Craft Brewers Conference & Brewexpo America® -- Denver, CO, US (through the 17th)

Day of Mologa -- Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia (commemorates the destruction of the town of Mologa during the construction of the Rybinsk Reservoir)

Day of the Georgian Language -- Georgia (marking the 1978 protests of Soviet attempts to suppress the Georgian language)

Elfin Choir Congress -- Fairy Calendar

Ex Spouse Day -- why?

Hocktide Festival/Tutti Day -- Hungerford, Berkshire, England (commemorates a battle in 1002 A.D. when Saxon women defeated the invading Danes; celebrated in the Middle Ages by women imprisoning their men and, after paying the church, retrieving them)
International Moment of Laughter Day -- started by Izzy Gesel

Kinetoscope Day -- the first commercial exhibition of motion pictures through Edison's "peep show" device occurred on this day in 1894

London Book Fair -- Olympia, London, England (one of the world's most important book fairs; through the 16th)

Look Up At The Sky Day -- internet generated, no history on this one, but if it's a pretty day, take advantage of it (some sites say April 12, but since we don't know who started it, today is fine)

National Dolphin Day -- US

National Equal Pay Day -- US (the date of how far into 2015 a US woman had to work to earn what a US man did in 2014)

National Library Workers Day -- US (always the Tuesday of National Library Week)
National Love Our Children Day -- sponsored by STOMP Out Bullying and Love Our Children USA

National Pecan Day -- these nuts have their own website 

N'Ko Alphabet Day -- Mande Language Speakers

Pan American Day -- Order of the American States

Pathologists' Assistant Day -- US (American Association of Pathologists' Assistants)

Rato Machhindranath Jatra -- Nepal (chariot races for the god of rain; cannot confirm this year's date, but always begins mid-April)

Reach as High as You Can Day -- internet generated, and listed on various dates; a good idea, anyway, whenever you decide to celebrate it

Runic Half Month of Man (humanity) begins

Sacrifices to Leto, Pythian Apollon, Zeus, Hermes, and the Dioscuri in the Deme of Erichia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Sidereal Equinox New Year Celebrations -- throughout South and Southeast Asia, including
    * Assamese New Year, or Rongali Bihu (India's Assam Valley)
    * Bengali New Year, or Pohela Boishakh (Bangladesh and India's West Bengal state)
    * Burmese New Year, or Thingyan (Burma)
    * Hindu and Sikh New Year, or Vaisakhi (Punjab region)
    * Khmer New Year, or Chol Chnam Thmey, most commonly celebrated on April 13(Cambodia)
    * Lao New Year, or Songkan / Pi Mai Lao, generally celebrated from 13 to 15 April (Laos)
    * Malayali New Year, or Vishu (India's Kerala state)
    * Nepali New Year, or Bikram Samwat / Vaishak Ek (Nepal)
    * Oriya New Year, or Maha Visuba Sankranthi (India's Orissa state)
    * Sinhalese New Year, or Aluth Avurudhu (Sri Lanka)
    * Tamil New Year, or Puthandu (India's Tamil Nadu state)
    * Thai New Year, or Songkran, celebrated from 13 to 15 April (Thailand)
    * Tuluva New Year, or Bisu (India's Karnataka state)

Sommarsblot -- Ancient Norse Calendar (celebration of the coming summer, with sacrifices to the gods over the next several days; through Walpurgis/May 1)

Spring Hula Hooping Day -- try out the old hula hoop one more time, then toss it

St. Benezet's Day (Patron of bachelors, bridge builders; Avignon, France)

St. Lydwina of Schiedam's Day (Patron of ice skating/roller skating/skaters, prolonged suffering, sick people; Schiedam, Netherland; against bodily ills and sickness) 

St. Peter Gonzalez's Day (Patron of boatmen, mariners, sailors, watermen)

St. Tiburtius' Day (Considered the day the cuckoos return to England for the spring)

Takayama Spring Festival -- Takayama City, Japan (often considered one of the 3 most beautiful festivals in Japan; through tomorrow)

Thingyan -- Myanmar (Water Festival; through the 16th)

Vaisaki/Baisakhi -- Sikh (celebration of the spring grain harvest and of the rebirth of the Sikh religion in the 15th Century)

Youth Day -- Angola

Birthdays Today:

Abigail Breslin, 1996
Sarah Michelle Gellar, 1977
Adrien Brody, 1973
Anthony Michael Hall, 1968
Greg Maddux, 1966
Cynthia Cooper, 1963
Robert Carlyle, 1961
Brad Garrett, 1960
Emma Thompson, 1959
Ritchie Blackmore, 1945
Julie Christie, 1941
Pete Rose, 1941
Loretta Lynn, 1935
Rod Steiger, 1925
John Gielgud, 1904
Arnold Joseph Toynbee, 1889
Anne Sullivan, 1866
Emperor Momozono, 1741
Christiaan Huygens, 1629

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Boys in the Band"(Musical), 1968
"Bye Bye, Birdie"(Musical), 1960
The Grapes of Wrath(Publication date), 1939
"Jeux d'enfants"(Ballet), 1932
"Murders in the Rue Morgue"(Publication date), 1841
American Dictionary of the English Language(Publication date), 1828

Today in History:

Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is wounded, BC 43
Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital with four Roman legions, beginning the Siege of Jerusalem, 70
Temur, grandson of Kublai Khan, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, 1294
The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid, 1434
Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush establish the first abolitionist society in the US, 1775
Napoleon calls for establishing Jerusalem for the Jews, 1799
Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary, 1828
The Donner Party departs Springfield, Illinois, 1846
Harriet Tubman begins her first Underground Railroad run, 1853
William Bullock patents the continuous-roll printing press, 1863
Abraham Lincoln is shot at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth, 1865
Canada sets denominations of currency as dollars, cents, & mills, 1871
Canada passes the Dominion Lands Act, 1872
The RMS Titanic hits an iceberg  at 11:40pm and sinks 2 hours later, 1912
The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden, 1927
The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press, 1939
The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit, 1958
The heaviest hailstones ever recorded, at 1 kilogram, hailstones fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92, 1986
The most costly natural disaster in Australian history, a hailstorm, strikes Sydney, Australia, 1999
The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%, 2003
The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County, 2005
Ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano drifts towards Europe, causing air traffic to close over Northern Norway, 2010
The first-ever European MP's of Croatia are determined in an election held in anticipation of Croatia gaining formal entry into the European Union, 2013


  1. I celebrate ex-spouse day every day!

  2. Hahaha, Tuna Breath :) Those two are adorable.

  3. it took me a minute (i had to start reading from the start) to realize little girlie was a cat and not little girl. :)

  4. Awww, this was adorable. I love it when two cats have a conversation. I'm sure this is exactly what was said too.

    Have a purrfect day. My best to all your humans. ☺

  5. My cat loved to sleep under the covers when husband and I would go to work or spend night out. We'd always come in to find the plain of the bed broken by one single lump in the middle. So silly! Great post!

  6. How much I wish there was something that would allow us to read a cat's mind. Seriously, best invention ever! :)

  7. Cat hide & seek can be fun, but in my house it mostly turns into a death match with my hands all scratch up from claw wounds. Ugh.

  8. Fun to see these kitties at play.

  9. Little Girlie looks so much like our Cashew. Who also LOVES to play hide and seek when I make the bed. He actually let me make the entire bed with him under the covers completely the other day. he crawled out about an hour later after I presume a wee cat nap. :)
    and he is definitely banned from night time co-sleeping. because of the feet chase thing.