Monday, October 8, 2018

Visitor (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

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We had a friend visiting, a Corgi named Nala.

Behind her you see Coda in her time out cage.  She loves her friend Nala, but waited until Little Girl’s back was turned and ate all of Nala’s food for the time she was visiting as well as ten of Nala’s Milk Bone Treats (the full size ones).


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


Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!


Today is:

Air Force Day -- India

Anti-Columbus Day

American Touch Tag Day -- go outside and remember how much fun it is to play tag

BOL Foundation Day -- Laos

Bonn Phchum Ben -- Cambodia (Ancestors' Day; official holidays through the 10th)

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Octopus Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, celebrate all the eight-armed species

Children's Day -- Iran

Columbus Day/Discovery Day/Two Worlds Day/Anti-Columbus Day/Native Americans Day/Pan America Day -- observed, several countries
    American Indian Heritage Day -- AL, US
    Columbus Day (obs.) -- Turks and Caicos Islands; US and Territories
    Dia del Respet a la Diversidad Cultural -- Argentina
    Fraternal Day -- AL, US
    Native Americans' Day -- much of the US formally; almost everywhere informally (a day to mourn Native American victims of conquest and oppression, make peace, and celebrate the empowerment of Native Americans)

Commonwealth Culture Day -- Northern Mariana Islands

Feast of St. Bridget -- Sweden (traditional date, others who recognize the saint celebrate on July 23; Patron of widows; Europe; Sweden)

Feast of St. Keyne -- Celtic Saint, patroness of the spring and tree arbor that bear her name; the first to drink of her water after being newly married will have the upper hand in the marriage

Fitness Day / Health-Sports Day -- Japan

Guayaquil Independence Day -- Ecuador

Independence Day -- Croatia

Lovable Lawyers Day -- internet generated, and if you love one, good for you

National Education Day -- Kiribati

National Fluffernutter Day

National Kick-Butt Day -- a day to kick yourself in the rump, jump start yourself to doing something you've been wanting to do and making excuses for not doing; begun by Sylvia Henderson   

National Metric Week -- US (yes, it's no fun to switch; get over it and learn, it's good for your brain!)  

National Pierogi Day -- this day in 1952, Ted Twardzik, Sr., produced Mrs. T's Pierogies samples and took them to a local grocery store; eat a pierogi today in his honor

Navy Day/Battle of Angamos Day -- Peru

Norfolk Island Agricultural Show Day -- Norfolk Island, Australia

San Ernesto Day -- celebration of Che Guevera as a saint who answers prayers for rain among Bolivian campesinos

Sergeant Alvin C. York Day -- US (the feats for which he earned the Medal of Honor in 1918 were accomplished on this date)

St. Demetrius' Day (Patron of Belgrade, Serbia; Salonica, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; against evil spirits)

St. Pelagia the Penitant's Day (Patron of actresses)

St. Thais' Day (Patron of fallen women)

Thanksgiving -- Canada (Interfaith)

Tube Top Day -- if you dare. i don't

Vegetarian Festival -- Phuket, Thailand (lots of purification rituals and a rigid vegetarian/vegan diet are observed for spiritual cleansing and ensuring good luck; through the 17th)

Virgin Islands - Puerto Rico Friendship Day

World Rainforest Week begins -- International   

Anniversary Today:

Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard, 1935

Birthdays Today:

Matt Damon, 1970
Darrell Hammond, 1960
Stephanie Zimbalist, 1956
Bill Elliot, 1955
Sigourney Weaver, 1949
Sarah Purcell, 1948
Chevy Chase, 1943
R. L. Stine, 1943
Jesse Jackson, 1941
Harvey Pekat, 1939
Paul Hogan, 1939
Clodagh Aubry, 1937
Rona Barrett, 1936
Faith Ringgld, 1930
Juan Peron, 1895
Eddie Rickenbacker, 1890
Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, 1676
Heinrich Schutz, 1585

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cagney and Lacey"(TV), 1981
"Sugar Babies"(Revue)< 1979
"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"(Radio), 1944
"Capricorn Concerto"(Barber Op. 21), 1944
"In the Shadow of the Glen"(Play), 1903

Today in History:

Constantine, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, defeats Licinius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, at the Battle of Cibalae, 314
Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde, 1480
The supernova "Kepler's Nova" is first sighted, 1604
The Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government, 1633
First recorded eruption of Galunggung (volcano of West Java, Indonesia) sends boiling sludge into the valley (this volcano would later erupt at such a time as to cause passenger jets to be damaged and forced into emergency landings), 1822
The first Hawai'ian constitution is proclaimed, 1840
The telegraph line from LA to SF opens, 1860

A gas explosion causes the Peshtigo Fire, in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, which killed between 1,200 and 2,500 people and consumed the entire town of Peshtigo and surrounding forests and several other villages -- the deadliest fire in American history, it covered 1.5 million acres, and occured on the same day as the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

The Great Chicago Fire, which consumed 4 square miles, killed 200, and destroyed the original Emancipation Proclamation, began, 1871

The first women's prison run by women opens at the Indiana Reformatory Institute, 1873
Dow Jones begins reporting an average of selected industrial stocks, 1896
Edmonton, Alberta and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan are incorporated as cities in Canada, 1904
New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history, 1956
Algeria joins the United Nations, 1962
Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia, 1967
Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia, 1978
A deadly earthquake hits Pakistan, 2005
Australian mare Black Caviar ties the horse racing record set by Phar Lap with an unbeaten run of 14 wins, 2011
Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, 2014


  1. Coda must LOVE it when Nala visits. Treats....

  2. Extra treats for Coda when Nala visits!

  3. Coda is a mischievous one :-) Corgis are so adorable. Love those little legs of theirs.

  4. Oh the mischief behind such cute eyes! :)

  5. I love that quote and will share it with my sister-in-law. She hears the quiet thoughts of troubled friends.

  6. Good morning Mimi from a very sore man but happy that I'm here. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Naughty Coda! But we really cannot blame her! Have a lovely week!

  8. I did't know there was such a thing as a lovable lawyer! I'm sure there is one somewhere. Have a blessed and Awe..some Monday.

  9. Ooops ~ things we do to friends ~ cute post ~ hope things improve with them ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  10. Awww, poor Coda in a time out and I hope she doesn't have a tummy ache after she ate all that food. Goodness.

    Have a woof woof Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

  11. Such a cutie. And an excellent spark.

  12. Coda may be related to my kitty Tiger a/k/a Mr. KItty. He is on a strict weight loss diet but tried to steal from Daphne who is shy and Rose who sufferes from kidney disease and eats special food too. I think some pets try to get away with that thinking we will not catch on. Hopefully no tummy aches for Coda.Thanks for sharing, I get caught up reading all the events and happenings too. Thank you and enjoy your week. HUGS

  13. LOL what a thief that made me laugh

    Have a snatchtastic day :-)

  14. Gosh, can't belive that Coda ate all those dog biscuits. She has to have a tummy ache. They must have been good eating. You all have a great day.

  15. Octopus Day! Alvin York day--1918 This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. York was part of that day.

    Oh, Coda. Payback will come back someday.


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