Thursday, March 17, 2016

Six Sentence Story: No Time To Be Sick

"Dude, this is some major dangerous stuff!" #2 Son said as Red-headed Alec walked into the room.

"Let me guess, you're looking up weird stuff on Google again, aren't you?" Red-headed Alec responded.

"Yep, it's the ten most lethal viruses and how you contract them, how they kill you and how fast, they can all kill you within just a couple of days, wanna see what Ebola does?"

Before Red-headed Alec could answer, Bigger Girl walked in and said, "Don't talk about contracting stuff, it's official by the after-hours clinic, I have contracted strep throat and I now have to leave again to go to the pharmacy for my meds."

"Mom," she turned to me, "how could this happen, I on't have time to be sick and it's against my religion!"

Since she is taking organic chemistry and genetics this semester, i agree she doesn't have time to be sick, but as i told her, you play the hand you are dealt.

Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the cue is Contract.

Today is:

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day -- Camp Fire USA encourages everyone to send a note or letter to a young person today, telling him/her exactly what an incredible kid s/he is!

Companies That Care Day -- national event that encourages employers to highlight and expand their employee and community initiatives, and recognize the people who make their companies successful

Crane Watch Festival -- Kearney, NE, US (80% of the world's sandhill cranes congregate on the Platte River during March and April; what better reason to throw a 10 day party?)

Ennensai -- Kyoto, Japan (festival and traditional performances)

Evacuation Day -- Suffolk County, Massachusetts, US (day the British troops left the city in 1776)

Festival of King Amenhotep I -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (rituals dramatizing his death and burial, held in the Valley; date approximate)

Kustonu Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (no planting today, to ward off insects)

Liberalia -- Ancient Roman Empire (fertility festival in rural areas)

Louisiana Sportsmen's Show and Festival -- Gonzales, LA, US (boat show for NOLA, BR, and the Gulf Coast, and includes a jambalaya cook off; through Sunday)

Macon, Georgia International Cherry Blossom Festival -- Macon, Georgia ("The Pinkest Party on the Planet"; through April 3)

National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day -- i wonder why

Rubber Band Day -- patented in England this date in 1845 by Stephen Perry

Saint Patrick's Day (Patron of engineers, excluded people, ophidiophobics; Ireland; Nigeria; over 20 other towns/dioceses around the world; against fear of snakes, snakes and snake bite)
     a public holiday in the Canadian Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Montserrat, and Ireland, and widely celebrated throughout the world
     Trefuilnid Treochair (Feast of Triple Bearer of the Triple Key) -- Ireland (Ireland's National Day)

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Birth Anniversary -- Bangladesh

St. Gertrude's Day (Patron of cats, for accomodations and lodging while traveling, gardeners, mentally ill people, pilgrims, poor people, sick people, suriphobics, travelers, widows; Nivelles, Belgium; against fear of mice and rats, fever, insanity and mental disorders, mice and rats)

St. Joseph of Arimathea's Day (Patron of funeral directors, morticians/undertakers, pallbearers, tin miners, tin smiths; Glastonbury Cathedral)

Submarine Day -- the sandwich or the submersible, your choice

Ultimate Sport Show -- Grand Rapids, MI, US (sports enthusiasts from around the US and Canada gather for buying and selling equipment, seminars, demonstrations, and displays; through Sunday)

Anniversaries Today:

Wellesley Female Seminary is established, 1870
Franklin D. Roosevelt marries Eleanor Roosevelt, 1905

Birthdays Today:

Caroline Corr, 1973
Mia Hamm, 1972
Rob Lowe, 1964
Arye Gross, 1960
Vicky Lewis, 1960
Gary Sinise, 1955
Lesley-Anne Down, 1954
Kurt Russell, 1951
Patrick Duffy, 1949
John Sebastian, 1944
Paul Kantner, 1941
Rudolf Nureyev, 1938
Paul Horn, 1930
Nat "King" Cole, 1919
Bayard Rustin, 1910
Bobby Jones, 1902
Shemp Howard, 1895
Jim Bridger, 1804
Roger B. Taney, 1777

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Camino Real"(Play), 1953
"Kiss and Tell"(Play), 1943
"Welded"(Play), 1928
"The Girl Friend"(Musical), 1926
"Wilhelm Tell"(Play), 1804

Today in History:

In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda, BC45
Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus as the sole emperor of the Roman Empire, 180
Led by Muhammad, the Muslims of Medina defeat the Quraysh of Mecca in the Battle of Badr, 624
Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England, 1337
Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in New York City for the first time (at the Crown and Thistle Tavern), 1756
George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence," 1780
The Italian Republic, with Napoleon as president, becomes the Kingdom of Italy, with Napoleon as King, 1805
Henry Jones of Bristol patents "self-raising" flour, 1845
Stephen Perry of London patents the rubber band, 1845
John Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight, in Otay, California, 1884
The first practical submarine leaves the dock at NYC and submerges for one hour forty minutes, 1898
A showing of seventy-one Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation, 1901
Luther Gulick and his wife Charlotte found Camp Fire Girls (now Camp Fire USA), 1910
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name "Californium", 1950
Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India, 1959
Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel, 1969
A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%, 1992
President Bush delivers an ultimatum to Saddam Hussein: leave Iraq within 48 hours or face an attack, 2003
Scientists discover that a large number of bacterial life forms live in the deepest part of the world's oceans, the Mariana Trench, which is about 6.831 miles, 2013


  1. This is one way I didn't think about the cue - contracting a disease. Do any of us ever have time to be sick?

  2. very cool… the use of contract, as in contracting a disease. Of course, that cannot help but have odd feelings about (any) Contract we may have entered into, as the implication of how invasive they might be is nearly unavoidable.

  3. Oh crap, I do have time to be sick...fortunately it is also against my religion.

    Kids are great!

  4. I hadn't thought about this meaning of the prompt, either. Good job!

  5. I hope her meds kick in quickly and she feels better soon. I always say I don't have time to be sick too. I hate being sick.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  6. Gah, I can relate, I don't know how I made it through some of my classes, I even had my wisdom teeth removed during Christmas break so that I wouldn't miss class. Good thoughts that she will get over the strep throat quickly!

  7. Thank God Bigger Girl doesn't have Ebola.

  8. A nice ironic little story. (And I hate being sick too.) Hope she's better soon!

  9. A nice ironic little story. (And I hate being sick too.) Hope she's better soon!

  10. I was thinking about writing a post about contracting some dire illness! My kids managed to contract swine flu several years ago. That was fun.

  11. Once you get into a routine a sickness really puts things out and being younger it is of course the end of the world!

  12. Against my religion! Classic!

  13. Against my religion! Classic!

  14. I started to go there but couldn't

  15. Poor Bigger Girl!
    I thought about using this take on the prompt, but kept getting stuck on diseases and after being sick all week, I just couldn't go there. :D


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