Monday, December 3, 2018

Just Hanging Out (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

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

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

These kittens were just hanging out in a nice tangle:










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




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Today is:

Advocate's Day -- India

Clerc-Gallaudet Week begins -- celebrating the pioneers in education for the deaf
  always 3-10?

Day of Remembrance for Bogatir (Great hero) Svatogor -- Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar

Electric Light Parade -- Lovington, MN, US (over 60 entries, all decorated with Christmas lights)

Fairy and Goblin Taunt-and-Tease Saturnalia -- Fairy Calendar

Festival for Bona Dea -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of chastity, fecundity, the earth, and fertility; a women's festival)

Festival for Serket/Selket -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (scorpion goddess, who healed from their sting; date approximate)

Hanukkah -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday; through sundown Dec. 10)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities -- UN

International Day of the Basque Language

King Tupou I Day -- Tonga

Make a Gift Day -- internet generated, and go ahead, 'tis the season

National Apple Pie Day

National Ice Cream Box Day -- internet generated, for those who love ice cream that comes in the rectangular box, and being the first to dig in

National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day -- be grateful you have one

Pompaia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (procession dedicated to Zeus; date approximate)

Provincial Anniversary Day -- Chatham Islands, New Zealand; Westland, New Zealand

Reinvigorate Your Brain by Reading Something Day -- internet generated, and good to do every day, don't you think?

St. Francis Xavier's Day (Patron of African missions, foreign missions, missionaries, navigators, parish missions, Agartala, India; Ahmedabad, India; Alexandria, LA; ) related observance
    San Francisco Javier -- Navarre, Spain (special observances)

Takata no Inoko -- Sakurai, Japan (offerings for peace and good harvests)

Telescope Day -- marking its invention by Galileo in 1621

Tinsel Day -- remember when this stuff used to contain lead?


Anniversaries Today:

Illinios becomes the 21st US State, 1818


Birthdays Today:

Alicia Sacramone, 1987
Amanda Seyfried, 1985
Bruno Campos, 1974
Holly Marie Combs, 1973
Bucky Lasek, 1972
Brendan Fraser, 1968
Katarina Witt, 1965
Daryl Hannah, 1961
Julianne Moore, 1961
Julianne Moore, 1960
Rick Ravon Mears, 1951
Ozzy Osbourne, 1948
Jaye P. Morgan, 1932
Jean-Luc Godard, 1930
Andy Williams, 1927
Ferlin Husky, 1927
John Backus, 1924
Nino Rota, 1911
Carlos Montoya, 1903
Joseph Conrad, 1857
Charles Alfred Pillsbury, 1842
Gilbert Charles Stuart, 1755


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Camelot"(Musical), 1960
"Troilus and Cressida"(Opera), 1954
"A Streetcar Names Desire"(Play), 1947
Alka-Seltzer, 1931


Today in History:

Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, 1586
In an uprising over mining licenses, which came to be called the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in what many claim to be the birth of Australian democracy, 1854
The trial of Jefferson Davis starts with the first blacks on a US trial jury, 1868
Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel, 1878
The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine, 1904
Neon lights make their public debut at the Paris Auto Show, 1910
The Quebec Bridge, after almost 20 years of planning and construction, opens, 1917
The first successful Technicolor movie, "Tall of the Sea," premiers in NYC, 1922
Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100, 1948
Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast, 1950
At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human, 1967
Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter, 1973
In one of the worst industrial disasters ever, a methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills thousands and injures hundreds of thousands, 1984
In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries, not including the US, Russia, or China, sign The Ottawa treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines, 1997
XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California, 2005
The Nissan Leaf, one of the first mass marketed electric cars, is launched, 2010
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces all combat roles in US armed forced will be opened to women, 2015
The first pizza party in space held by astronauts of the International Space Station, 2017

15 comments:

  1. That as was on here everyone was talking about it, they do heartwarming ads like that every Christmas.

    Aww! @ the dangly tangly kittens heheh!

    Have a cutetastic day :-)

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  2. Sorry that first part was meant or Kathe's no idea how that happened lmao

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  3. The kittens are so cute! Makes me smile!

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  4. chastity AND fecundity?
    I'm gonna go think about that one...

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  5. I always wonder how kittens manage to sleep and smush the way they do, and not squish each other. I guess they are too young to get kinks in the neck or back, the way that little one is sleeping! Heh!
    Cat

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  6. They do look comfortable! I'm off to make an apple pie and buy a box of ice cream!

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  7. Your kitties are almost as cute as my dogs. I'm definitely "Team Dog." LOL!

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  8. Awww, so cute. That's the cutest pileup I've seen today.

    Love the Spark too.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

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  9. Adorable and precious and they can sleep in the most unlikely positions ~ fun photos of our fur persons ~ ^_^

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

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  10. What could be warmer tha a furry kitty triangle?

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  11. Those kittens have the right idea. Now I want a nap! Love that quote and picture.

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  12. Awwwww....the kittens are beautiful. :)

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