Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Way to a Man's Heart (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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"My love for you is constant, you know this much is true, for when I think of home-cooked meals, I only think of you!"

The face he made as he recited his poem made her laugh even as she said, "That's not very romantic, is that all I am, the chef?"

"No, but you do cook better than my mother does," he grinned, then added, "please don't ever tell her I said that!"

"Don't worry, I won't, especially since she invited us to her house for dinner tonight."

"Noooo," he wailed, "she'll probably make her Famous Company Spaghetti that isn't so famous and always gives me indigestion and do we have to go?"

His expression went from devastated to delighted when she answered, "Yes, we have to go, but I promise to make it up to you tomorrow night -- I have all the makings of your favorite pot roast ready!"

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


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.

The white flowers against the fence drew my eye:


Today is:

Birthday of the Raja -- Perlis, Malaysia

Brown Bag-It Thursday -- it's cheaper and healthier, and you might like it enough to start a new habit

Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jumping Jubilee -- Calaveras Fairgrounds, Angel's Camp, CA, US (the "Super Bowl" of frog jumping contests; through Sunday)
    Frog Jumping Day -- for those of us who don't live in Calaveras County, you can still celebrate Mark Twain's famous story and go play with a frog

Constitution Day -- Nauru; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Dea Dia Festival -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of growth)

Dia de las Letras Gallegas -- GA, Spain (Galician Literature Day in Galacia, an autonomous region of Spain)

Falling Off a Log Night -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of Azamat(Grandeur) -- Baha'i

Grand Spring Festival -- Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan (through tomorrow; includes horseback archery, processions in costume, and more)

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Liberation Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo

Merry-Go-Round Day -- the first merry-go-round, powered by horses, opened this day in 1620

Miles City Bucking Horse Sale -- Miles City, MT, US (a celebration worthy of the city that inspired "Lonesome Dove;" through Sunday)

National Cherry Cobbler Day

National Walnut Day -- declared in 1949 by the Walnut Marketing Board

Navy Day -- Argentina (anniversary of the victory at the Battle of Montevideo in 1814)

Pack Rat Day -- come on out and admit it, you are a pack rat, too!

Rubber Band Day -- patented this day in 1845, and aren't we pack rats glad.

Shunki Reitaisai -- Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan (Grand Festival of Spring, through the 18th)

St. Madron of Cornwall's Day (Patron against pain)

Syttende Mai -- Norway (Constitution Day)

Tell An Umpire "I Love Your Outfit" Day -- only if he has a sense of humor or you can duck quickly

Watch a Baby Fall Asleep Day -- because few things in the world are as funny and precious

World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day --  for information about neurofibromatosis click here or here    

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Nikki Reed, 1988
Tahj Mowry, 1987
Drew Roy, 1986
Andrea Corr, 1974
Sendhil Ramamurthy, 1974
Mia Hamm, 1972
Jordan Knight, 1970
Trent Reznor, 1965
Craig Ferguson, 1962
Enya, 1961
Sugar Ray Leonard, 1956
Bob Saget, 1956
Bill Paxton, 1955
Debra Winger, 1955
Christian Lacroix, 1950
Dennis Hopper, 1936
Maureen O'Sullivan, 1911
James "Cool Papa" Bell, 1903
Joseph Norman Lockyer, 1836
Edward Jenner, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Information Please!"(Radio), 1938
"Shéhérazade"(Ravel song cycle), 1904
Comic Cuts(Comic Paper, first publication), 1890
"Cavalleria rusticana/Rustic Chivalry"(Opera), 1890

Today in History:

Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi becomes the first to see 2 belts on Jupiter's surface, 1630
Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve founds the Ville Marie de Montréal, 1642
Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada), 1672
Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River, 1673
England passes the Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions, 1733
The US Continental Congress bans trade with Canada, 1775
The New York Stock Exchange is founded, 1792
John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine, 1803
Napoleon I of France  orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire, 1809
Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian, 1814
Antoine Joseph Sax patents the saxophone, 1846
Rosalía de Castro publishes Cantares Gallegos, the first book in the Galician language, 1863
Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby, 1875
Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer, 1902
The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the first-ever televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City, 1939
The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 1954
Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere  of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure, 1969
Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean, 1970
Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru, 1980
Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, 1983
After 18 years as the mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac takes office as President of France, 1995
Three days of popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown, 1992
Zaire is officially renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1997
Massachussetts becomes the first US State to legalize same-sex marriage, 2004
The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef, 2008
Dalia Grybauskaite is elected the first female President of Lithuania, 2009
The brightest lunar meteor impact ever observed is recorded by NASA, 2013


  1. Love your story - and your flowery fence.

  2. Good SSS! She knew she'd better be prepared with a bargaining chip. A good pot roast is a lot easier to eat than spaghetti anyway. :-)
    I had to chuckle about your reference to rubber bands in connection to pack rats. I've discovered that even rubber bands have a life span after they have been wrapped around something for a number of years.

  3. Cute Six Sentence! This made me smile, because even today, this is a more common scene than anyone would want to admit lol One of the more difficult domestic challenges - how not to offend the chef when the chef is not much of a chef :D Tip? Make sure you have a tall glass of water with dinner!

  4. Dinner at (another's) house, friend or relatively is surely one of the first spins of life's roulette wheel that we all encounter, no?
    fun Six

  5. My wife is a better cook than my mother was. She knows, my dad told her!! LOL Also, national cherry cobbler day...that's a reason to party!

  6. Good story, especially if you interpret "Pot Roast" as not pot roast.

  7. Well done, except I am hungry now. :)

  8. I love your story. That will be a nice trade off. I had to laugh at Joe's comment.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  9. Mimi,

    Nicely done on the writing prompt. I haven't made a pot roast in quite sometime. I generally make beef stew instead. :) My mother-in-law was a good cook. What I liked the best was her pies! Boy, was she a good pie maker! She taught me how to make biscuits which DH really appreciates because he's a huge bread eater. Oh, yeah she made a great pot roast, too.

  10. I am fascinated by the Antikythera device... altho' I can always be distracted from my musings by a good cherry cobbler...

  11. Excellent fence photo! Is it really Tell An Umpire "I Love Your Outfit" Day? :-)

  12. ovely fence shot with the white flowers at its base

  13. Such a pretty kitty and love flowers against the fence ~ creative photo! xxx

    Happy Day to you,
    C & Z

  14. Ha! This sounds familiar, or at least the spaghetti does. Hearts and stomachs, constantly connected. I enjoyed your six.


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