Thursday, February 11, 2016

Six Sentence Story: Draw

They ran out of the building giggling like a couple of school girls, the markers they used in the store to denote specials and draw on the chalk boards in their hands and looking over their shoulders to make sure they weren't seen by the one person they wanted to surprise.

Stopping at the van of their intended victim, they dove behind it first, laughing and making sure they couldn't be seen.  Then they popped out and started to draw, their expertise obvious, with a design they had agreed on beforehand.

It's a conspiracy!

A few minutes later they ran inside and went back to work as if nothing had happened, then ran back out again at the soonest opportunity of not being noticed.  This went on until the birthday boy's car was well and obviously emblazoned with designs drawn to garner him more attention that he would probably want on the way home.

Honk!  It's My Birthday!

With work friends like these, you are guaranteed to have a surprise filled birthday at least.
Complete with a TP-ing!

Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the prompt is Draw.

Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Liberia

Be Electrific Day -- Edison's birth anniversary

Berlin International Film Festival -- Berlin, Germany (a premier international film festivall; through the 21st)

Camellia Festival 2016 -- Chiswick House and Gardens Trust, London, England (through Mar. 13)

Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day -- no history on the origin, but remember we all mess up once in a while, don't take small mess ups too seriously

Evelio Javier Memorial Day -- Panay Island, Philippines

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes/World Day of the Sick -- Roman Catholic Church (anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady of Lourdes to Bernadette)

Gold Rush Days -- Wickenburg, AZ, US (celebrating the Old West; through Sunday)

Grandmother Achievement Day -- internet generated; call your grandmother, or someone's grandmother you admire, and tell her what she is doing right

Independence Day -- Vatican City (Holy See) (a/k/a Lateranensi Pact Day, for the pact that established it as an independent state)

Kenkoku Kenen-no-hi -- Japan (also called National Foundation Day or Empire Day)

Meringue Memorial Day -- don't know who came up with it, but it's the day to see if you remember how to make meringue

Miami International Boat Show -- Miami, FL, US (biggest boat show in the US, and the main event for product introductions; through Monday)

National Conference on Education -- Phoenix, AZ, US (three day conference sponsored by the American Assn. of School Administrators)

National Inventors' Day -- US (Edison's birth anniversary)

National Peppermint Patty Day

National Shut-In Visitation Day -- some sites have it here, some in October; either way, go visit someone who can't get out of the house today, or make plans to see them this weekend

Nelson Mandela Day -- South Africa (celebrates his release from prison)

Pro Sports Wives Day -- the annual recognition of those who truly are sports widows, wives of professional athletes, coaches, and support personnel

Satisfied Staying Single Day -- for those who aren't desperate to have someone by the 14th; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

St. Caedmon's Day (Oldest English poet known by name.)

White Shirt Day -- a recognition of the dignity of the working class

Youth Day -- Cameroon

Anniversaries Today:

Napoleon weds Marie-Louise of Austria, 1810
The founding of London University, 1826

Birthdays Today:

Taylor Lautner, 1992
Natalie Dormer, 1982
Kelly Rowland, 1981
Matt Lawrence, 1980
Brandy, 1979
Mike Shinoda, 1977
Jennifer Aniston, 1969
Sarah Palin, 1964
Sheryl Crow, 1963
Carey Lowell, 1961
Sergio Mendes, 1941
Bobby "Boris" Pickett, 1938
Burt Reynolds, 1936
Tina Louise, 1934
Leslie Nielsen, 1926
Paul Bocuse, 1926
Eva Gabor, 1921
Sidney Sheldon, 1917
Max Baer, 1909
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1909
Philip Dunne, 1908
Thomas Alva Edison, 1847
Lydia Marie Child, 1802

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The French Chef"(TV, with Julia Child), 1963
"Dynamo"(O'Neill play), 1929
"Salome"(Wilde Play), 1896
"La Fille du Regiment"(Donizetti Opera Comique), 1840

Today in History:

Traditional date for the founding of the Japanese empire under Emperor Jimmu, BC660
Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome, which clears the way for Nero to become Emperor, 55
Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England, 1531
The Pennsylvania Hospital opens, the first in the US, 1752
Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery, 1790
Anthracite coal is burned experimentally as fuel for heating a home for the first time, by Jesse Fell in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1808
Robert Fulton files a patent for improvements to steamboat navigation, 1809
Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry signs a redistricting bill that leads to the first use of the term "gerrymander," 1812
The first public toilet facilities for women opens in London, on Bedford Street, 1852
The Meiji constitution of Japan is adopted, 1889
Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control, 1916
BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., which coined the term "robot", 1938
Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in international waters, 1971
The People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, Shakespeare and Dickens, 1978
Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa, 1990
The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, 2011


  1. A huge surprise that must have been indeed. Thanks for sharing the information for the day, greetings!

  2. that idea! I am just surprised to think those completely wash off!!!

  3. How fun. I hope we hear about his reaction. I'm sure he'll find it fun.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  4. Hope the birthday was a great one!

  5. Lucky birthday boy. It's great to have an enjoyable work place. Makes the work day fly by.

  6. I never thought of drawing on a car with chalk! That's such a cute idea :D

  7. I'm assuming this will all wash off?

  8. How fun, and a definite smile generator to walk out and find your car decorated in such grand fashion! Oh course there will be fussin' and fumin' but it will also be remembered at a great birthday prank! I love it!

  9. I'd probably get a ticket for driving a car with restricted view.

  10. Let's hope he had a great sense of humor and the friends were willing to help him clean it up afterwards. Personally my own reaction might be less than happy.

  11. haha. There were some friends at my last job who gave out bogus parking tickets and attached, of all things, diapers on strings to the back of cars in the lot. Someone was laughing - and no harm done really.


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