Thursday, August 20, 2015

Six Sentence Story: Grave

This was, in his opinion, a very grave situation, and he was desperate.  The longing was deep, an aching need that he would go to almost any lengths to fill.

He planned it out carefully, asking her if she would take a ride with him, because, he said, he didn't want to be alone.  Knowing something was up, she looked at the time of day, and sighed over the idea of getting out at rush hour, but went anyway.

Just as she figured, he had planned something out that she wouldn't have agreed to if he'd explained it all up front, because they already had plenty at home and it really wasn't as desperate a need as he was now making it out to be.

But Sweetie just wasn't in the mood to eat what was already prepared for his supper, he had a hankering for his favorite chicken salad, so he plotted and schemed and managed to get me to ride along when he went to get it!

Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories.

Today is:

Bad Hair Day -- birth anniversary of Don King

Birth of the White Buffalo -- Lakota Native American rituals honoring the birth of the White Buffalo in 1994, signaling the return of the White Buffalo Woman (manifestation of the Star Goddess Wohpe), who gave them the sacred peace pipe

Boil Over Thursday -- Fairy Calendar (sometimes on Thursday, most often not)

Dial the Phone Day -- the first rotary dial phone patent was applied for by A. E. Keith, John Erickson, and Charles Erickson on this day in 1896

Esala Perahera (Festival of Buddha's Tooth) -- Sri Lanka (two week festival honoring a relic held in one temple that is supposed to have a tooth of Buddha brought to Sri Lanka in the 3rd Century; one of Sri Lanka's most elaborate festivals)

Feast of Asma -- Baha'i

Independence From USSR Day -- Estonia

Kentucky State Fair and World Championship Horse Show -- Louisville, KY, US (if you love horses, it's the place to be since 1904; through the 30th)

Lemonade Day

Little League Baseball® 2015 World Series -- South Williamsport, PA, US (through the 30th)

Moon's Birthday -- Aztec Calendar (according to some websites, but i haven't confirmed it; if you want something to celebrate, this is as good as anything else)

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

National Radio Day -- on the day WWJ(AM) radio first signed on in Detroit in 1920, one of the earliest news broadcast stations

Qi Xi -- China (Double Seven or Chinese Valentine's Day, the 7th day of the 7th moon, the day all the magpies in the world form a bridge so the cowherd and the weaver can meet across the Milky Way, which separates them.)

Revolution Day -- Western Sahara

Revolution of the King and People -- Morocco

Soldiers' Reunion Celebration -- Newton, NC, US (the oldest patriotic event of its kind in the US, honoring all veterans; annually since 1889)

St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Day (Patron of bees and beekeepers, candle makers, wax refiners; Burgundy, France; Cistercians; Gibralter; Queens College, Cambridge, England; Speyer Cathedral)

Sour Herring Premiere -- Sweden (by ordinance, the year's supply of sour herring may begin to be sold on the third Thursday in August)

Stop and Smell Your Dog Day -- and, depending on the results, maybe even Give Your Dog a Bath Day

St. Stephen's Festival --  Budapest, Hungary (National Day for all of Hungary)

Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival -- Sun Prairie, WI, US (family fun with a carnival, midget auto races, parade, food, entertainment, and lots of hot, buttered sweet corn; through Sunday)

Thoth orders the healing of the Eye of Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Virtual Worlds Day -- internet generated, as well it should be

World Mosquito Day -- commemorates the day Dr. Ronald Ross discovered the link between mosquitoes and malaria in 1897

Birthdays Today:

Amy Adams, 1975
Tara Dakides, 1975
Jan Allen, 1956
Theresa Saldana, 1955
Al Roker, 1954
Robert Plant, 1948
Connie Chung, 1946
Don King, 1931
Jim Reeves, 1924
Jacqueline Susann, 1921
Eero Saarinen, 1910
Edgar Albert Guest, 1881
H.P. Lovecraft, 1880
Eliel Saarinen, 1873
Benjamin Harrison, 1833
Bernardo O'Higgins, 1776

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"1812 Overture"(Tchaikovsky Op. 49), 1882

Today in History:

Hungary is established as a kingdom by Stephen I, 1000
The Dutch bring the first African slaves to the colony of Jamestown, VA, 1619
The Spanish establish the presidio that will be the town of Tuscon, Arizona, 1775
The Lewis and Clark "Corps of Discovery", exploring the Louisiana Purchase, suffers its only death when sergeant Charles Floyd dies, apparently from acute appendicitis 1804
Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuts in Moscow, 1882
Rotary Dial telephone is patented, 1896
The Big Blowup, a huge fire in the Northwestern US, burns 3 million acres, 1910
Adolphe Pegoud makes the first parachute jump from an airplane, 1913
Stainless steel is first cast, 1913
WJM,8Mk, Detroit, becomes the first commercial radio station to start daily broadcasting, 1920
UK becomes the first to use radar, 1940
Plutonium's weight determined, 1942
Launch of Voyager 2, 1977
George and Joy Adamson, the Born Free conservationists, are gunned down by poachers, 1989
The Oslo Peace Accords are signed in Norway, 1993
The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec may not secede from Canada without federal government approval, 1998
As part of ongoing political reforms, the government of Myanmar announces it will end media censorship, 2012


  1. and the SIX WORDS:
    HE DIDNT WANT TO BE ALONE do it for me alone.
    (((cue ominous music for those))

  2. Chicken salad? Big laugh. I love the switch from gravity to lightness.

  3. …you totally had me from the start. well done

  4. LOL he sure likes chicken salad heheh!

    Have a clucktastic day

  5. So funny yet true! I have lived this scenario once driving over an hour for Tibetan food!

  6. So funny yet true! I have lived this scenario once driving over an hour for Tibetan food!

  7. Bwahahahahahahaha. I was all over the map there for a minute or two. Nicely done.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  8. This was cute. I'd drive to get the food I like, too.

  9. Well, you got me. I thought for sure she was a goner for a while there.
    Funny how one can be out through so many emotions in only six sentences.

  10. That must be darn good chicken salad.

  11. What a great ploy. In my experience wives are always happy to go out for meal so I am sure it was a win-win situation.

  12. Hey, when you have a craving, you have a craving! Although it would take more than chicken salad for me. Pizza, probably.