Monday, October 15, 2018

Seeing Double (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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A cute set of “twins” at the shelter:


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.


Today is:

Cayenne Festival -- French Guiana (celebration of the capital city)

Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day -- actually a good idea

Day of Hommage for the late King Father -- Cambodia (Norodom Sihanouk)

Dia del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural -- Argentina

Dine with TV Dinners on the Floor Night -- probably started by someone who wanted to see how many websites would be crazy enough to even list this

Durga Puja -- Hindu (start of the five day celebration of the goddess Durga)

Feast of the Three Noble Ladies -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (female pharoahs; date approximate)

Fete Nationale de l'Evacuation -- Tunisia (Evacuation Day, celebrates the day all foreign military finally and fully left)

Global Handwashing Day -- International (scrub up! prevent the spread of germs)    

Guangzhou Autumn Trade Fair -- Guangzhou, China (through Nov. 15

Hurricane Thanksgiving Day -- US Virgin Islands (only celebrated if no major storms have come through that year)

Ides of October -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also on this date
    Harvest Festival of Mars
    Ludi Capitolini (games in honor of Jupiter)
    Winter's Day

International Adjust Your Chair Day -- because you need to check at least once a year to make sure your chair has you in an ergonomically correct position     

Lotu-a-Tamaiti -- Samoa; Tokelau (Day after White Sunday)

Mahakiki -- Hawai'ian New Year Season (a four month season where warfare is forbidden and many ceremonies take place; begins around the time of the first sighting of the Pleiades in the Northern Hemisphere)

Mertz of All Possible Mertzes -- internet generated and on the day "I Love Lucy" premiered; i guess Fred and Ethel were the definition of what a Mertz should be!

National Cake Decorating Day -- again, because every website gives a different date

National Chicken Cacciatore Day

National Grouch Day -- sponsored by Alan Miller, chairman of the board of NAG (National Association of Grouches)

National Heroes Day -- Jamaica

National Mushroom Day

National Roast Pheasant Day

National Tree Planting Day -- Sri Lanka

Newspaper Week -- Japan

Poetry Day -- birth anniversary of the Roman poet Virgil

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day -- Canada; NSW, Australia; UK; US    

Rectification Day -- Burkina Faso

Rainbow Pickling Day -- Fairy Calendar

Sewing Lovers' Day -- internet generated, as those who love to sew deserve a day to celebrate

St. Teresa of Avila's Day (Founder of the Reformation of the Discalces[Barefoot] Carmelites; Patron of lace makers/workers, people in need of grace, people in religious orders, people ridiculed for their piety, sick people; Amos, Canada; Berzano di Tortona, Italy; Pozega, Croatia; Spain; against bodily ills, headaches, sickness, the death of parents)

Teacher's Day -- Brazil

White Cane Safety Day -- US (celebrating the achievements of the blind/visually impared, and recognizing the white cane as the symbol of their independence)

Wishbones for Pets begins -- US program asking professional pet sitters to gather pet supplies and donations for homeless pets through Thanksgiving

World Rural Women's Day/International Day of Rural Women -- UN; related observance
    Mother's Day -- Malawi

Birthdays Today:

Paige Davis, 1969
Sarah Ferguson, 1959
Emeril Lagasse,1959
Tanya Roberts, 1955
Tito Jackson, 1953
Richard Carpenter, 1946
Victor Banerjee, 1946
Jim Palmer, 1945
Penny Marshall, 1942
Linda Lavin, 1937
Lee Iacocca, 1924
Mario Puzo, 1920
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., 1917
John Kenneth Galbraith, 1908
Marty Mann, 1904
P.G. Wodehouse, 1881
Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1872
John L. Sullivan, 1858
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844
Publius Vergilius Maro / Virgil, 70BCE

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Untouchables"(TV), 1959
"I Love Lucy"(TV), 1951
"Abe Lincoln in Illinois"(Play), 1938
To Have and Have Not(Publication date), 1937
"La Mer/The Sea"(Debussy orchestral composition), 1905

Today in History:

Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals, 533
Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris, 1581
Asser Levy is granted a butcher's license for kosher meat in New Amsterdam, 1660
The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon marks the first human ascent, by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, (tethered balloon), 1783
George Washington takes the first formal presidential tour, of New England, 1789
Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to the Island of St. Helena, 1815
Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of the work force, 1874
Edison Electric Light Company is incorporated, 1878
Koln cathedral is completed, 633 years after it was begun, 1880
The German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin' lands in Lakehurst, NJ, 1928
LaGuardia Airport opens, 1939
Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time, 1946
The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia, 1971
The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England, 1987
Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL, 1989
Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1990
The first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom), exactly 50 years and 1 day after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the Earth's atmosphere, 1997
The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn, 1997
NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io, 2001
China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission, 2003
The final breakthrough occurs on the east bore of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in the Swiss Alps, now the world's longest railway tunnel, 2010


  1. If they are twins, they really look alike. Identical twins!

  2. Mimi,

    The twins are cute. It's like they're not sure what you're doing. Is she going to feed or pet me or what? :) I loved the inspirational quote you used! What a furtastic way to look it when things seem like their falling apart that they are actually falling into place and isn't that so true? Excellent! Have a pAwesome day, dear friend!

  3. Heheh! they are very cute and LQQKING straight at the camera :-)

    Have a twintastic FF :-)

  4. I'm going to consider National Cake Decorating Day to be the green light from the universe to indulge in my latest obsession - cake decorating youtube videos! Wheee!!!

  5. The twins are totally adorable!

  6. Aw, they are twins. Too cute. I hope they get to stay together.

    Love the spark and it's ever so true.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ♥

  7. Well, I think I'll go adjust my chair, clean up my desktop, and decorate a cake. The day just seems to be right for these activities. Have a blessed week.

  8. They are just adorable! I hope someone adopts the two of them and they can stay together.

  9. Awww.....those babies are so adorable. I love their coloring. And I also love the Spark. It is all too true. I hope Annie comes back soon.

  10. they are sweet and beautiful kitties! Neat photo ~ wishing them a 'forever' home asap ~ Xox

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

  11. Good idea to have an adjust a chair day. I thought about it and realised I was slumping. Also, that I had planned to sit on an exercise ball for a while instead of a chair!

  12. The twins are adorable although the one in the back looks a little grumpy. Bad hair day or something ;)

    I hope they both get adopted to the same 'furever' home.

  13. Off to wash my hands and decorate a cake. These lists are awesome. Makes me realize the variety of cultures in this world.

  14. Such cute kittens. And that is a great spark.

  15. twins need to be together! Darling duo!


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