Thursday, October 4, 2018

Not Quite (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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She came in from work to find he had arrived home first and was preening before the mirror, dressed in a quite ridiculous outfit.

"What do you think of my costume?" he asked, striking what he hoped was a threatening piratical pose.

She looked at him and bit back a laugh, but had to say with a smile, "That hat - you look like Cap'n Crunch!"

His threatening pose melted in disappointment as he wailed, "Say it ain't so!"

The fake parrot on his shoulder fell over and hung at a rakish angle, and they both burst out laughing at that point.

When they finally quit laughing, they had collapsed breathlessly onto the couch and he said, "I guess it's back to the drawing board on what to wear to the costume party."

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


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.     

In keeping with going to the dogs this week, at least as much as a cat person ever does, a repeat of my favorite dog fence/gate:


Today is:

Buttering-Up Final -- Fairy Calendar

Dalton Defenders Days -- Coffeyville, KS, US (honoring those who defended Coffeyville's banks against the Dalton Gang in 1892; through Sunday)

Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Golf Lovers' Day -- internet generated, enjoy if you love golf

Ieiunium Cereris -- Ancient Roman Calendar (fast for the goddess Ceres)

Improve Your Office Day -- and water that plant while you are at it!

Independence Day -- Lesotho(1966)

International Toot Your Flute Day -- an internet generated day for shameless self promotion

Kanelbullens Dag -- Sweden (cinnamon roll day)

National Ship in a Bottle Day -- another one i can't find a source for, but it's listed everywhere

National Taco Day

New York Comic Con -- NY, NY, US (through Sunday)

Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival -- Nihonmatsu, Japan (one of Japan's 3 largest lantern festivals; through the 6th)

Peace and National Reconciliation Day -- Mozambique

St. Francis of Assisi's Day (Patron of animal welfare societies, animals, birds, ecologists, ecology, environment and environmentalists, families, lace makers/lace workers, merchants, needle workers, peace, tapestry workers, zoos; Italy, especially Assisi, as well as several other cities around the world; against dying alone, fire)
    Blessing of the Animals Day -- at many Catholic Churches, in honor of the Saint

St. Petronius' Day (Patron of Bologna, Italy)

10-4 Day (C.B. 'ers) -- fourth day of the tenth month, ten-four, good buddy, etc.

Tennessee Valley Old-Time Fiddlers Convention -- Athens, AL, US (200 contestants, 18 catagories, all crammed into three music filled days; if you love old time fiddle music, this is the place for you)

Tewa Deer Dance -- Tewa Native Americans (celebrating the cosmic duality of the feminine and masculine, and honoring male and female ancestors; through the 7th)

Vodka Day -- internet generated

World Animal Day -- International      

World Space Week begins -- International

Anniversaries Today

The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, 1957
The Soviet Union launches Luna 3, 1959 (first satellite to photograph the moon's distant side)

Birthdays Today:

Rachael Leigh Cook, 1979
Alicia Silverstone, 1976
Abraham Benrubi, 1969
Christoph Waltz, 1956
Anita DeFrantz, 1952
Armand Assante, 1949
Susan Sarandon, 1946
Clifton Davis, 1945
Anne Rice, 1941
Jackie Collins, 1937
Alvin Toffler, 1928
Charlton Heston, 1924
Buster Keaton, 1895
Damon Runyon, 1884
Edward Stratemeyer, 1862
Frederic S. Remington, 1861
Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, 1807

Debuting/Premiering Today

"The Alvin Show"(TV), 1961
Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major(Shostakovich Op. 107), 1959
"Leave It To Beaver"(TV), 1957
Snoopy, in the Peanuts Comic strip, 1950
Dick Tracy(Comic strip), 1931

Today in History:

One of the largest naval battles in history, the Battle of Lake Poyang, ends when the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat Chen Youliang, 1363
The first full English translation of the Bible, sometimes called the Matthew Bible, which contained the work of translators William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale, is printed in Switzerland, 1537
Pope Gregory XIII's calendar adjustment that bears his name takes effect, with tomorrow being not Oct. 5, but Oct. 15, 1582
Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts drafts its first code of law, 1636
Peter Stuyvesant establishes America's first volunteer fire department, 1648
Christian Huygens patents the pocket watch, 1675
The state of Belgium is created after separation from the Netherlands, 1830
The New Orleans Tribune becomes the first black daily newspaper, 1864
The Orient Express, linking Turkey to Europe by rail, makes its first run, 1883
Norman Rockwell's Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, 1941
The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature, 1991
The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique, 1992
NATO confirms invocation of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, 2001
SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space, 2004
What is believed to be the oldest high-altitude human settlement is found in Kokoda, Papua New Guinea, 2010
Nissan unveiled the NSC-2015 electric car prototype at the Ceatec 2012 show in Tokyo; the car drove and parked itself, 2012


  1. I have never been to a costume party, must be fun! We use the fence to protect the little kids, especially from going up and down stairs.

  2. Ya done good on the sentence stringing!

  3. The Cap'n been represented in this week's Six! Fun story. (In college I had a fake parrot which, of course, I put in an artificial plant')

  4. What a fun story. Love it.

    Those pups want that fence gone so they can be with their peeps.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  5. " Cap'n Crunch!",LOL. Yes, it's back to the drawing board . Have a great Thursday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Good use of the prompt! I hadn't thought of Cap'n Crunch!

  7. Very funny, and I'm not sure that "piratical" is a word, but it works so it is a word now.

  8. What a delightful 6. Well done! I wonder if today's children "identify" with their breakfast cereal/and characters as some of us from an older generation do, I mean did, lol.

  9. That certainly is a good fence. Have a lovely weekend

  10. I guess Captain Crunch has ruined that look for everyone.

  11. Wonderful idea for a post for Fences ~ a dog fence!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores


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