Thursday, October 11, 2018

I Can Quit Any Time (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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“And that’s JakeJones for the finish!” the announcer intoned, and Martin yelled out several choice expletives from his vast repertoire to the obvious disdain of his companion.

“Man, you’ve got to stop betting on the horses,” Trey said, “they never brought you nothing but trouble.”

“Aww, it’s just a pastime, I enjoy the thrill,” Martin answered, to which Trey replied, “You didn’t sound thrilled to me just now.”

“You’re starting to sound like my ex-wife,” Martin growled.

“Yeah, she was sure you were hooked, and I’m starting to wonder if she was right.”

“Nah, I don’t have to do it, I just want to.”

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


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 other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.     

When i took a street i don’t usually go down, i found a treasure, a fence with a lovely bush.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Abkhazia

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Myths and Legends Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; for all the cephalopods of legend, literature and movies

General Pulaski Memorial Day -- US (celebrating Casimir Pulaski, "the father of American cavalry")

It's My Party Day -- so go have one!

Meditrinalia/Vinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting of the year's new wine; in honor of Meditrina, goddess of health/medicine, longevity, and wine, and Bacchus, god of wine)

National Depression Screening Day® 2018 -- US (find out how to help spread the word)   

National Sausage Pizza Day

Old Michaelmas Day -- Celtic Calendar

Revolution Day/Uprising Against Fascism Day -- Republic of Macedonia

Rockport Seafair -- Rockport, TX, US (fresh-from-the-bay seafood, entertainment, crab races, and more; through Sunday)

St. Gomar's Day (Patron of childless people, courtiers, cowherds, glove makers, people in difficult marriages, separated spouses, woodcutters; Lier, Belgium; against hernias)

Sunbeam Sliding Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (only occasionally on a Sunday)

World Sight Day -- International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (This year's Call To Action is "Eye Care Everywhere")    

"You Go Girl!" Day -- in honor of Kathy Sullivan, first American woman to walk in space

Anniversary Today:

William Jefferson Clinton marries Hillary Rodham, 1975

Birthdays Today:

Emily Deschanel, 1976
Stephen Moyer, 1969
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, 1969
Jane Krakowski, 1968
Luke Perry, 1966
Joan Cusack, 1962
Steve Young, 1961
Dawn French, 1957
David Morse, 1953
Daryl Hall, 1948
Robert Gale, 1945
Ron Liebman, 1937
Dottie West, 1932
Roscoe Robinson, Jr., 1928
Elmore Leonard, 1925
Art Blakey, 1919
Jerome Robbins, 1918
Charles Revson, 1906
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884
Harlan Fiske Stone, 1872
Henry John Heinz, 1844
George Williams, 1821 (founder, YMCA)
Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, 1759

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"(Play), 1984
"Saturday Night Live"(TV), 1975
"Imagine"(Lennon single release), 1971
"Allegro"(Musical), 1947
"The Silver Tassie"(Play), 1929
The Comptometer (the first adding machine known to be accurate at all times, patented by Dorr Eugene Felt), 1887

Today in History:

Massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria, 1138
Columbus' ship sites land on the horizon (the Bahamas), 1492
Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland, 1531
Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia, 1689
Explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee at the Grinder's Stand Inn, 1809
The first steam powered ferryboat, the Juliana, begins operation, 1811
Australia's oldest university, University of Sidney, is inaugurated, 1852
The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished, 1871
David Houston patents roll film for cameras, 1881
First female FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed, 1922
With the opening of store # 1252, in Milford, Delaware, J.C. Penney becomes a nationwide company, with stores in all 48 states, 1929
CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, 1950
Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years, Vatican II, 1962
NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, 1968
The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests, 1975
The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth, 1982
The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurs at 14,198.10 points, 2007
A ban on fracking is upheld by the Constitutional Council of France, 2013


  1. OUch as this bites. Addictions are nasty.

  2. You kind of have to wonder what courtiers, cowherds, and gloveless people have in common...

  3. " ...I don’t have to do it, I just want to."
    Famous last words, no? lol
    good Six

  4. I'm not buying this either. He's not going to quit. Ever.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  5. Gambling is one of the most common addictions because people won't admit it.

  6. Neat fence photo and quite the addictions story ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Cephalods, Michaelmas, and Depression are such odd thoughts.

  8. I really like that fence with the bushes. That is terrific. You all have a great day.

  9. For those in denial, it boils down to rationalizing it all away. Slippery slope and no soft landing.
    Good 6.

  10. He is hooked! Lovely white fence. Have a great day!

  11. I like the white picket fence. Have a lovely weekend.

  12. No matter how his horse finishes this will not end well.
    Well done.


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