Monday, October 30, 2017

Don't Take My Picture! (Awww Monday) and A CEO's Reasons (Sparks)

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Pepe has a new sweater, but he is being shy and doesn’t want a picture taken.

Don't take my picture!
I'll run down the stairs!
I'll run across the room!
I'll hide behind mommy's chair!
Okay, take my picture, but I'm giving you the stink eye!


McGuffy's Reader

The wonderful Annie of McGuffy's Reader has started the blog hop called Sparks as a way to put more positive energy into the world.  Join her in combating the often negative influence of social media by adding your own Spark!

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world! ~ McGuffy Ann Morris

My "Spark" for the day:

Ted Jones, when asked why he wasn’t interested in taking his company public to make more money, displayed an attitude we could all do well to emulate.

    His rationale is a symbol of the company’s culture that still exists today.

  • I am the richest man in America. 
  • I have a wife who loves me in spite of my faults. 
  • I have four dogs. Two love only me. One loves everybody. One loves no one, but still is very loyal and follows me everywhere I go on the farm. 
  • I have a horse I love to ride around the farm, and best of all she comes to me when I call her. 
  • I have too much to eat and a dry place to sleep. 
  • I enjoy my business. 
  • I love my farm and my home. 
  • I have a few close friends, and money has never been my God. 

Edward “Ted” Jones

Today is:

Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation -- Slovakia

Buy A Doughnut Day -- any wonder who started this one? (insert eye-roll here)

Checklists Day -- prevent tragedy, create great checklists; in honor of the development of the first well known checklist following a B-17 prototype's crash due to pilot error

Create a Great Funeral Day -- don't make your family choose the plans in the midst of grief, plan your sending away party now, it's more fun when it's done -- in advance!

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions -- most former Soviet Republics

Look in the Back of Your Refrigerator Day / Haunted Refrigerator Night (And hope the old hamburger isn't grazing on the moldy salad.)

Marlborough Provinical Anniversary Day -- Marlborough, New Zealand

Mischief Night, a/k/a Goosey Night, Devil's Night, Cabbage Night -- US

National Candy Corn Day

October Bank Holiday -- Ireland

Practice Winter Snuggling Night -- when it gets really cold, you'll be glad you practiced

St. Dorothy of Montau's Day (Patron of brides, difficult marriages, dying children, parents of large families, widows; Pomerania; Prussia)

St. Marcellus' Day  (as a Roman centurion who threw down his armor and refused to take part in pagan worship, he is Patron of conscientious objectors)

The Rhyne Toll -- Chetwode Manor, UK (through Nov 7) -- the Lord of the Manor may tax any cattle he finds on his Liberty (free pasture) on these days

Try on Your Halloween Costume Early Day -- to see how goofy you look, and make sure you have everything you need

Birthdays Today:

Nastia Liukin, 1989
Matthew Morrison, 1978
Gavin Rossdale, 1967
Diego Armando Maradona, 1960
Kevin Pollack, 1958
Charles Martin Smith, 1953
Harry Hamlin, 1951
Andrea Mitchell, 1946
Henry Winkler, 1945
Ed Lauter, 1940
Grace Slick, 1939
Claude Lelouch, 1937
Dick Gautier, 1937
Dick Vermeil, 1936
Robert Caro, 1935
Louis Malle, 1932
Ruth Gordon, 1896
Charles Atlas, 1893
Ezra Pound, 1885
William "Bull" Halsey, 1882
Emily Post, 1872
Alfred Sisley, 1839
Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1821
Richard Sheridan, 1751
John Adams, 1735

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Symphony No. 11 in G minor(Shostakovich Op. 103), 1957
"Panama Hattie"(Musical), 1940
"War of the Worlds"(Radio), 1938

Today in History:

Antioch surrenders to Rashidun Caliphate and his Muslim forces after the Battle of the Iron Bridge, 637
End of the 8th Crusade, 1270
King Henry VII, Tudor, crowned, 1485
Queen Isabella bans violence against Indians, 1503
The first Methodist church in the US is initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC), 1768
Dr. Richard Gatling patents the machine gun, 1862
Founding of Helena, Montana (capital city), 1864
John Willis Menard, of Louisiana, becomes the first black elected to the US Congress (by special election, he was challenged by the loser, but was allowed to address Congress from the lectern), 1868
Daniel Cooper patents the time clock, 1894
Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes the first woman US Senator, 1896
The first US Automobile Show opens in Madison Square Garden, NYC, 1900
Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia's first constitution, creating a legislative assembly, 1905
Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy, 1922
John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter, 1925
Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States, 1938
Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 1944
Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier, 1945
Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, 1960
The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 58 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or otherwise, 1961
The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time, 1973
The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire, 1974
Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain's acting head of state, taking over for the country's ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco, 1975
In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine, 1987
Quebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote is 50.6% to 49.4%), 1995
The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) early time-sharing operating system is shut down at the Canadian Department of National Defense in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2000
George Lucas sells Lucasfilm, Ltd., to the Walt Disney Company, 2012


Marg said...

Well Pepe, in spite of it all, we sure were glad to see you. You are so cute and love your new sweater.That spark was terrific. Have a wonderful day.

DrillerAA09 said...

Oh wow! I gotta go buy a doughnut!!! Thanks for the reminder.

pilch92 said...

Pepe is a cutie. That is a great spark. :)

Sandee said...

Poor Pepe. He's not a happy camper, but he sure is cute.

Love your Spark. Now there was a man that knew what was important and what wasn't important. A lesson for all of us.

Have a woof woof Awww Monday, and a very peaceful day. ♥

Anonymous said...

Awww...Pepe. He looked embarrassed. Stella is like that with cameras, too. Yes, that quote shows what makes a man truly happy. Thank you for the Sparks, Mimi. HUGS.

Catch My Words said...

Now, that is cute! I'll take a dog photo over a cat photo any day of the week. Woof!

Nancy Chan said...

Poor Pepe! He is so shy! But finally he agreed to have his photo taken. Ha ha!

debi o'neille said...

Pepe is so cute!!! Now if I looked like that, I'd by happy-happy-happy to have my pic taken. :-)

Ida said...

Pepe is cute and he's got a "good stink eye" going on there for sure.

stephen Hayes said...

Someone isn't ready for their close-up.

stevebethere said...

Pepe was very determined but he gave in in the end heheh!

Have a stubborntastic day :-)

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and sweet doggie and photos ~ ^_^

love and light,
A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor) said...

Pepe looks so cute!!

Annesphamily said...

Pepe's photo shoot was too cute! Was not happy to be photograhed! I love "that look"! SO many sweet shares here and I enjoy my visits. Can you believe I started to leave a comment since early this A.M.? Feeling sinus pain with this cold dreary weather. I hope your week is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. HUGS

Anonymous said...

Pepe looks wonderful! Even if hes giving you the stink eye! And We LOVE your SPARK!
Happy Donut Day!

Cathy Kennedy said...


Ted Jones had his priorities in order from the sound of this list. Thanks for the "Sparks" of encouragement!

BeadedTail said...

Pepe is adorable in his sweater! Love the Spark too!