Monday, June 8, 2015

Awww Monday: Spotting the Cute Stuff

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We've just come back from vacation, and we had fun.  There were beautiful sunrises and sunsets, cute critters, a great air show, and lots of other things that made me smile.

My biggest smile came, though, when i realized that, even at age 22, Bigger Girl doesn't want to leave home without her most special possession, Spot.

Her stuffed dog, Spot, with her luggage.






Today is

Best Friends Day -- as declared by the ecard people

Bounty Anniversary Day -- Norfolk Island (celebrates the arrival of the Bounty descendants from Pitcairn Island)

Emanicipation Day -- Tonga

Feast of Bona Mens -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of right thinking, the personification of the mind)


Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (The Good and Evil are given their just rewards)

Lindisfarne Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (commemorating the Viking raid on Lindisfarne in 793)

Name Your Poison Day -- just another wacky holiday with no explanations

National Caribbean-American Health and Aids Awareness Day -- with events all over the US 

National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day

Primoz Trubar Day -- Slovenia (birth anniversary of the author of the first Slovene language books and consolidated the Slovene language)

Queen's Birthday -- Australia (except WA); Papua New Guinea

St. Medard's Day (Patron of brewers, captives, imprisoned people, mentally ill people, peasants, prisoners, vineyards; for good harvests, good weather, and rain; against bad weather, imprisonment, sterility, and toothache) related event:
     Festival of the Rose -- Salency, France (on St. Medard's Day, and supposedly begun by that saint before the year 545)

Upsy Daisy Day -- the day to remind people to get up joyfully and gratefully each morning (tell that to my sleep-til-noon family!)

Vacuum Cleaner Day -- Ives W. McGaffee obtained a patent on this day in 1869 for the first carpet cleaner that worked on a vaccuum principle

Watch Day -- the sign that you are over 30, you still wear a watch!

World Brain Tumor Day -- International


World Oceans Day -- www.worldoceanday.org


Anniversary Today:

Christopher O'Neill marries Princess Madeleine of Sweden, 2013


Birthdays Today:

Kim Clijsters, 1983
Kayne West, 1977
Julianna Margulies, 1966
Keenen Ivory Wayans, 1958
Scott Adams, 1957
Tim Berners-Lee, 1955
Griffin Dunne, 1955
Kathy Baker, 1950
Sara Paretsky, 1947
Boz Scaggs, 1944
Don Grady, 1944
Andrew Weil, MD, 1942
Nancy Sinatra, 1940
Bernie Casie, 1939
James Darren, 1936
Joan Rivers, 1933
Jerry Stiller, 1927
Barbara Bush, 1925
Robert Preston, 1918
Byron Raymond White, 1917
Francis Crick, 1916
Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Trading Places(Film), 1983
Malaeska; The Indian Wife of the White Hunter(First "dime novel", Publication date), 1860


Today in History:

Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England, 793
Richard the Lionheart's Crusade begins with his arrival at Acre, 1191
American attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec, 1776
The volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine, 1783
Mr. Hall of NYC advertises the first commercially made ice cream, 1786
Ives W McGaffey of Chicago patents the first vacuum cleaner, 1869
Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punched card calculator, 1887
Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value, 1906
Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures, 1912
Milton Berle hosts the debut of Texaco Star Theater, 1948
The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons, 1953
The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1992
The first Transit of Venus since 1882 takes place, 2004
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years, 2007
Australia bans live cattle exports to Indonesia for up to six months in response to reports of cruel treatment at Indonesian slaughterhouse, 2011

12 comments:

  1. Awwww! He looks very well take care of.


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  2. <3 <3
    I hope this is mine and MONKEY.

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  3. Definitely an "awww!!!"

    Note: I am a 55 year old woman who still has her baby blanket. Imaginatively named: Blanky.

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  4. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, this is most precious. Yes, they have their childhood buddies and that lasts a lifetime. Excellent.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. ☺

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  5. I totally understand taking Spot along...he would be lonesome otherwise!

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  6. Awww, everyone needs a best doggie friend. And I am all for the ones that don't wake you up at 3 am for a potty break :) .

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  7. This is a definite "Awwwww...." So sweet! :)

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  8. This is a definite "Awwwww...." So sweet! :)

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  9. awwww, and I don't blame her. I took my favourite stuffie with me to university, where it sat on my bed the entire 3 years. And I was glad to have it with me some hard days!
    and now, it sits on one of my kids beds :)

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