Monday, April 20, 2015

A to Z: Q is for Quotes, an Awww Monday Post

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A few years ago, the head of the Sunday school where i was attending church gave all of her teachers a coffee cup that is coated with chalkboard material on the outside.

You can draw on it with chalk and have your cup say whatever you want it to say.

Because it makes me smile, it sits on the window ledge above my kitchen sink, and holds my favorite purple scrub brush.

Sometimes i would write on it, but not often.

Little Girl has taken to leaving me fun and cute quotes on it.

Her Easter message.

The day after Easter.

Sometime during spring break, when we'd all lost track of the days.
This one is harder to read from the picture.  It says, "Yesterday was Tuesday, but today's Tuesday too?" -- Sam W

Lopez of Red Team asks a question.  Maybe he didn't understand what Sam said?

Perhaps this is the answer to the previous question.

She knew i would know Dr. Seuss!

Today is

Anniversary of Something That Happened So Long Ago Everyone Has Forgotten Day -- Fairy Calendar

Boston Marathon -- Boston, MA, US (119th running)

Chinese Language Day -- UN (information here)

Go Around Humming "You Light Up My Life" Until Everybody Screams Day -- the person who thought this one up should be tied down and forced to listen to Barry Manilow songs for 12 hours straight!

Harvest Offering to Renenutet -- Ancient Egypitian Calendar (offering to the Lady of the Fertile Fields; date approximate)

Jose de Diego's Birthday -- Puerto Rico (Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement, a/k/a Dia de Reafirmacion del Idioma Espanol)

Lima Bean Respect Day

Mesir Paste Festival -- Manisa, Turkey (mesir paste is a blend of 41 different spices and is intended as a general cure-all and tonic; lots of craft exhibitions, concerts and sporting tournaments, as well as traditional throwing of paste off minaret of the Sultan Mosque; through Sunday)

National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

National Take a Break to Reset Your Mind Day -- because everyone needs a day like this

Pastele Blajinilor -- Moldova (Memory/Parent's Day)

Patriots' Day -- US (in observance of the first battles of the Revolutionary War)

Ridvan begins -- Baha'i (begins at sunset)

St. Caedwalla of Wales' Day (Patron of converts, repentant murderers)

St. George's Day -- NL, Canada (obs.)

World Week of Action for Animals in Laboratories -- WDAIL (formerly World Day for Animals in Laboratories; through the 26th)

Birthdays Today:

Danny Granger, 1983
Joey Lawrence, 1976
Carmen Electra, 1972
Shemar Moore, 1970
Crispin Glover, 1964
Don Mattingly, 1961
Clint Howard, 1959
Luther Vandross, 1951

Jessica Lange, 1949
David Leland, 1947
Steve Spurrier, 1945
Ryan O'Neal, 1941
George Takei, 1937
Nina Foch, 1924
Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente, 1923
John Paul Stevens, 1920
Lionel Hampton, 1908
Harold Lloyd, 1893
Joan Miró i Ferrà, 1893
Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith, 1882
Daniel Chester French, 1850

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Annie Hall(Film), 1977
"Your Hit Parade"(Radio), 1935

Today in History:

The last naval battle in Byzantine history, 1453
Jews are expelled from Orange Burgundy, 1505
Jacques Cartier begins the voyage in which he will claim Canada and Labrador for France, 1534
Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam, 1657
Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1657
Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales, 1770
René Caillié becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou, 1828
Edgar Allan Poe's Murder in the Rue Morgue becomes the first detective story ever published, 1841
Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete their first pasteurization tests, 1862
Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride, 1902
Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the next day, 1918
Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film, 1926
Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon, 1972
Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years, 1986
Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race, 2008
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010
Tens of thousands of people demonstrate in Tahrir Square against continuing military rule in Egypt, 2012


    you KNOW I love she leaves you those quotes <3

  2. Oh I love that mug! And I love that she leaves fun messages!

  3. I think a chalkboard mug is a great idea. I wonder where I can get some.

  4. I love this idea! and my favorite saying is the Dr. Seuss quote!

  5. What an excellent gift idea. We could a lot of fun with one of those at our house.

  6. Ooo. I've never seen a cup like this. Very, very cool. I want it!

  7. What a great idea first time I have ever seen them :-)

    Have a chalkmugtastic day :-)

  8. How fun is this. Lots of fun. I'm guessing you look forward to each new message. I know I would.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  9. It's great that you are documenting these, because they really are sweet messages and someday you'll be glad you saved a few. That is a great gift idea.

  10. What a great idea for a cup! Never seen one like it. And the messages couldn't be better - how you must enjoy them!

  11. I have heard of taking old cookie sheets and using chalk paint on them to make bulletin boards. This cup idea is so clever. My favorite words on there would be "If mama ain't happy ain't no body happy", that hangs in my house! Hee Hee Have a great week and thanks for sharing such fun.

  12. And every message has a hidden one underneath that says 'I love you, Mum'.
    Anniversary of Something That Happened So Long Ago Everyone Has Forgotten Day -- Fairy Calendar
    I love your Fairy Calendar