Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday Double Feature

"What do you get out of it if I go with this plan of yours?" he asked the Djinn.

The Djinn closed his eyes, dropped his head with resignation and said, "I'm weary.  At first I found the power exhilarating and the results amusing, but I grew fond of your grandparents and now I realize I've gotten tired of watching humans mess up their lives trying to use me to manipulate the world in ways they weren't meant to do."  He looked up and added, "And I want to go back to the Creator and be put in my rightful place, which is not here."

"You better make certain this plan of yours works correctly, we only have one chance."

"I will."

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


Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit others to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.

Near my friend Di's place:

When you live in the country, you can have these nice, long fences!

Today is:

Armored Warships Day -- the first battle between armored warships, the Monitor and the Merrimac, was this day in 1862

Baron Bliss Day -- Belize

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Thursday:  Name Tag Day, celebrating those silly tags that say, "Hello, My Name is Illegible"!

Crufts Dog Show -- Birmingham, England (the World's Greatest Dog Show; Best in Show here is the most prestigious award in the world of dogs; through Sunday)

Day to Mourn Slavery -- commemorates the day slavery was outlawed worldwide in 1927, and to mourn that it still exists

Finnmarkslopet -- Alta, Finland (the world's northernmost dog sled races, since 1981; through the 18th)

Eid Al Moalim -- Lebanon (Teacher's Day)

Get Over It Day™ -- halfway between Valentines and April Fools, a day to just get over something or someone that is bugging you 

National Crabmeat Day

National Meatball Day

Panic Day -- a day in which to run around in a panic and tell everyone you can't take it any more, to get it all out of your system, i guess; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Rockhound Round Up Gem and Mineral Show -- Deming, NM, US (through Sunday)

Saitousai -- Kashima-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan (festival to pray for good harvest that dates back to the Nara period of 710-794, and still includes traditional dress)

Second Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

St. Catherine of Bologna's Day (Patron of art, artists, Bologna Academy of Art, liberal arts, painters; against temptation)

St. Dominic Savio's Day (Patron of boys, children's choirs, choir boys, choirs, falsely accused people, juvenile delinquents, and Pueri Cantores)

St. Frances of Rome's Day (Patron of automobile drivers/motorists, cabbies/taxi drivers, lay people, people ridiculed for their piety, Roman housewives, widows)

Strinennia -- Slavic Pagan Calendar (festival to call birds and spring to come back)

Takaosan Hiwatari Matsuri -- Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan  (fire walking festival, usually on this date but can vary)

World Kidney Day 

Anniversaries Today:

Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais, 1796
Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler, 1902

Birthdays Today:

Emmanuel Lewis, 1971
Juliette Binoche, 1964
Terence John "Terry" Mulholland, 1963
Linda Fiorentino, 1960
Jeffrey Osborne, 1948
David Hume Kennerly, 1947
Bobby Fischer, 1943
Trish Van Devere, 1943
Raul Julia, 1940
Marty Ingels, 1936
Mickey Gilley, 1936
Joyce Van Patten, 1934
Yuri Gagarin, 1934
Keely Smith, 1932
Ornette Coleman, 1930
Wally Bronner, 1927
Irene Papas, 1926
Mickey Spillane, 1918
Samuel Barber, 1910
Will Greer, 1902
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, 1890
Amerigo Vespucci, 1454

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Family"(TV), 1976
"Rising of the Moon"(Play), 1907
"Hamlet"(Opera), 1868
"Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor/The Merry Wives of Windsor"(Opera), 1849 
"Ernani"(Opera), 1844
"Nabucco"(Opera), 1842
"Horace"(Play), 1640

Today in History:

Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China, BC141
First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg, 1009
Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria, 1496
Nicolaus Copernicus makes his first recorded astronomical observation, 1497
Marten Luther preaches his first Invocavit sermon, 1522
Kissing in public is banned in Naples, punishable by death, 1562
Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776
Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours, 1839
The Amistad Ruling:  The US Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally, and were to be set free, 1841
The first documented discovery of gold in California occurred at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush, 1842
Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox, 1858
The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners 
represented by the United Mine Workers, begins, 1910
Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, 1916
Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins, 1925
President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to the Congress, the first of his New Deal policies, 1932
CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly, in which Edward R. Murrow criticizes the senator, 1954
The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York, 1959
Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position, 1990
Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Comet Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day, 1997
Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights, 2011
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft transmits images that for the very first time, allow scientists to create a 3D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the surface of Mars, 2013


  1. Supernatural weariness...alas the poor creature. Good segment

  2. And so a new chapter, a new adventure will begin. The Return of the Djinn. It's funny that he is weary of humans, but is putting his fate in their hands. I think they might have to use some wishes to accomplish their goal.

  3. Such a long beautiful white fence on the green! You took it from your car?

  4. I see a happy ending here, but I'm not going to bank on a smooth ride either. I think there are some hurdles to overcome first.

    Have a fabulous day, Mimi. ☺

  5. I have a long fence around my place and yesterday we had winds over 60 mph with more gust then that some of my fences bent in the wind and eventually some areas broke in places. It was bad. Now I have to pick up of the pieces. Oh well, that's life.
    Have a great day Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Such an informative post and lovely fence shot ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

  7. This was great, Mimi! We never really think about how the Djinn feels about his situation, or what might have caused him to be in this position in the first place. It makes me happy that he wants to retire and return to The Creator. That's what most of us long for when we become old and tired!

  8. Poor Djinn!
    I really love the fence photo - such a beautiful and peaceful scene. I'd like to visit there.

  9. Nice build up of the suspense as the story starts to (I imagine) take our protagonists on a roller coaster of intrigue.

  10. Give me that magic one. I will NOT mess up the universe.

  11. An interesting twist, helping the Djinn get what HE wants.

  12. I like the djin. I hope he finds peace. We have a fence just like that here!

  13. I like the djin. I hope he finds peace. We have a fence just like that here!

  14. I have a feeling there are going to be some troubles trying to make his plan work.
    Very nice fence.


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