Thursday, April 26, 2018

A to Z: Watch (Six Sentence Story) and White Pickets (Good Fences)

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It was her first time running such a big meeting -- with a vice-president in attendance yet! -- and it had gone very well so far, the butterflies in her stomach had settled, and they were close to done, no drips, runs, or errors as her father would say.

"We've agreed, then, that we will watch Thomson's handling of this next client and see if he's still on track for promotion," she noted, "and that should be everything."

"Yes, we will watch Thomson," the vice-president agreed, "but that isn't quite everything."

She looked up, startled, wondering what he meant, and scanned the agenda before her to see if she'd missed something.

The vice-president continued, "Thomson isn't the only one we are watching to see if he's on track for promotion."

He got up and walked over to her end of the table, handed her a file, and said, "We've watched you, too, and you get to move into that corner office in the new branch, if you want it!"

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Track.   


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.   

In keeping with the A to Z letter of the day, my favorite kind of fence, the white picket:


To enjoy more blogs participating in the A to Z Challenge, click here.


Today is:

Audubon Day -- birth anniversary of John James Audubon

Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy -- Belarus

Delphinia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Apollo; date approximate)

Fairy Laughter Convention -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Individual Sovereignty -- an internet generated holiday that i think is a good idea!

Festival of Renenutet -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (as Lady of the Robes, who invented the bandages in which to wrap mummies; date approximate)

Fiddlers' Frolics -- Hallettsville, TX, US (home of the Texas State Fiddler Championships; through Sunday)

Harrogate Spring Flower Show -- Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England (Britain's premier spring flower show, through Sunday)

Hug an Australian Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Mayan Rain Festival -- to honor the rain gods and welcome the fruitfulness of the earth; date approximate

National Help A Horse Day -- US (Join the ASPCA in several rescue events)   

National Pretzel Day

Remember Your First Kiss Day

Richter Scale Day -- birth anniversary of Charles Francis Richter

Sacrifice to Zeus Epacrios -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Shuffleboard Day -- on the adopted birthday of the game (no exact date of origination can be pinned down, and fans want a day to celebrate, so here it is)

St. Rafael Arnaiz' Day (Patron of diabetics and against diabetes)

St. Stephen of Perm's Day / Old Permic Alphabet Day -- Russian Orthodox Church (inventor of the alphabet used for Russian before the Cyrillic was developed)

Union Day -- Tanzania

Anniversaries Today:

Prince Albert (future George VI) marries Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 1923
The Independent Order of Oddfellows, American branch, is established in Baltimore, MD, US, 1819
Moscow State University opens, 1755

Birthdays Today:

Jon Lee, 1982
Jason Earles, 1977
Tom Welling, 1977
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, 1970
Kane, 1967
Kevin James, 1965
Jet Li, 1963
Joan Chen, 1961
Michael Damian, 1962
Giancarlo Esposito, 1958
Boyd Matson, 1947
Gary Wright, 1943
Bobby Rydell, 1942
Duane Eddy, 1938
Carol Burnett, 1933
I.M. Pei, 1917
Hans Detlef "Douglas" Sierck, 1897
Anita Loos, 1889
Gertrude Bridget "Ma" Rainey, 1886 (Some say April 3)
Frederick Law Olmsted, 1822
John James Audobon, 1785
Marcus Aurelius, 121

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jelly's Last Jam"(Musical), 1992
"Dinosaurs"(TV), 1991
"China Beach"(TV), 1988
"Company"(Musical), 1970
"Grand Polonaise Brillante"(Chopin Op. 20), 1835

Today in History:

Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn, 1514
William Shakespeare is baptized, 1564
English  colonists of the Jamestown settlement  make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia, 1607
Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, 1802
Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election  to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic, 1925
In Libya, amendments to the constitution transform Libya (United Kingdom of Libya) into one national unity (Kingdom of Libya) and allows for female participation in elections, 1963
Tanganyika  and Zanzibar  merge to form Tanzania, 1964
A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting, 1965
The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force, 1970
A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster, 1986
Physicists  announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle, 1994
Under international pressure, Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop military garrison in Lebanon, ending its 29-year military domination of that country, 2005
During the second day of evidence at the Leveson Inquiry, Rupert Murdock reveals there was a 'cover-up' at 'News of the World' but that he had no knowledge of it, 2012


  1. Well done six and good use of the cue word!
    I enjoyed the photos of the fences around the house(s). I wasn't sure if the house was the same in all the photos, perhaps front and back views.
    Interesting to read that the Jamestown inhabitants starting arriving on this day, as some of my ancestors supposedly were there.

  2. A lovely story. And I am very happy for her.

  3. A delightful tale, and now I know why I heard some faires laughing just now!

    A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

  4. A delightfully lovely story. Great pictures as always. You're so good at this!

  5. I'm so happy that she got her office. I love these short stories that you can write Mimi. Well done. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. My sister's college friend, Linda Twine, directed JELLY'S LAST JAM. When my sister saw it in New York, Linda greeted her and took her backstage to meet the cast, including Gregory Hines.

  7. I had the corner office once. It was most wonderful. Okay, I was only a lieutenant, but it was hard earned.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  8. Mimi,

    I never had an office to myself but I thought it would be nice if I did, though. I don't even have one now. Maybe someday in our new home I will. :)

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    A2Z iPad Art Sketch 'W' Water Glass

  9. Today, I'm admiring the pretty fences...

  10. What a pleasant ending!
    I was (kinda) rooting for the main character. The 'real' world should be so positive in its ways as this story.

  11. Hurray! Wonderfully uplifting ending :)
    Nicely done.

  12. Nice fences and a pleasing story.

  13. Fabuous fence shots. I hope you have a wonderful weekend

  14. Another wonderful story :-) White picket fences are so nice to look at, especially with flowers growing in front of them or over them.

  15. Nice Six! Couldn't help but feel happy for her success.


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