Thursday, December 20, 2018

On Any Other Planet (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.) 


"But I don't wanna take care of Alune, she's squicky and her feelers are too sensitive!"

"Well, you are the big hapun, so you have to help me with her.  Your feelers were like that when you were first hatched."

"How come?"

"Well, that's just the way glubes are, she will grow and the two of you will become good friends."

"Well, I'm going to wait and see on that!"

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

Edited to add:  the cue to what kind of critters they are is in the title!


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.     

Sweetie had to make the block for me to get this fun holiday fence, just at evening time:


Today is:

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Day -- marking the debut of the song, think of 50 ways to stay with the one you love, and do one!

BPT Remembrance Day -- try to remember what breakfast was like BPT (before Pop-Tarts)

Cathode Ray Day -- the kinescope (cathode ray tube) was patented by Vladimir Zworykin on this day in 1938

Dot Your I's With Smileys Day -- a great internet generated idea, if you are a 9-year-old girl

Fete des Cafres -- Reunion (Abolition Day)

Go Caroling Day -- if you have the voice for it, enjoy

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Bjugnakraekir -- Sausage-pilferer, who will steal any kind of sausage you don't manage to hide from him

International Human Solidarity Day -- UN

Louisiana Purchase Day -- US

Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day -- Macau

Mudd Day -- for Samuel Mudd, the doctor who accidentally treated a disguised John Wilkes Boothe after he assassinated Lincoln; don't hang your head in shame if your name is Mudd!  Today is your day.

National Fried Shrimp Day

National Sangria Day (If you still aren't ready for Christmas, you might need it.)

Old St. Thomas' Eve -- St. Thomas, whose feast is now in July, was formerly on Dec. 21, and the evening before used for prognostication; related observance
    Tammasmass E'en -- Orkney Islands, UK (from tonight until Yule, no work was undertaken or amusements enjoyed after sunset; all alemaking for the Yule celebrations had to be done by this day

Snowflake-Riding Championships -- Fairy Calendar (no Goblins allowed!)

St. Dominic of Silos' Day (Patron of captives, pregnant women, prisoners, and shepherds; against hydrophobia, insects, mad dogs, and rabies)

Try to Remember Where You Hid The Christmas Gifts Day -- it's getting close, and you don't want to have to go out at the last minute and buy more; sponsored by "Marlar in the Morning," QFL-101 Radio, Rockford, Illinois

Winter Solstice Eve

Anniversary Today:

Donald Trump weds Marla Maples, 1993
Montgomery Bus Boycott ends, 1956

Birthdays Today:

Jonah Hill, 1983
David Cook, 1982
Billy Bragg, 1957
Jenny Agutter, 1952
Uri Geller, 1946
Peter Criss, 1945
William Julius Wilson, 1935
John Hillerman, 1932
David Levine, 1926
George Roy Hill, 1922
Irene Dunne, 1898
Susanne K. Langer, 1895
Robert Gordon Menzies, 1894
Hazel Virginia Hotchkiss Wightman, 1886
Wesley Branch Rickey, 1881
Harvey Firestone, 1868

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Sunshine Boys"(Play), 1972
"The Dating Game"(TV), 1965
It's a Wonderful Life(Film), 1946

Today in History:

Vespasian enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor, 69
Richard the Lionheart is captured in Vienna, 1192
Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta, 1522
Peter the Great orders the Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1, 1699
The Louisiana Purchase is formally transferred from France to US for $27M, 1803
The international cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls, 1883
North America's longest railway, at 50,000km, the Canadian National Railways, is established, 1919
The first international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec, 1928
The cathode-ray tube is patented by Russian immigrant Vladimir Zworykin, 1938
Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom, 1955
Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations, 1977
NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X, 1996
US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, 2005
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days, 2007
Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for USD $8 billion, 2012
Britain agrees to help Syria destroy over 165 tons of chemical weapons; the stockpile includes substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents, 2013


  1. Must be a down under thing,I have no idea what the critters are in your 6 sentences.

    1. Oops! Thought this was Rivers ppost...still confused though.

  2. Love your story (and don't know the critters at all) and that fence is spectacular.

  3. That is a beautiful Christmas fence! I am very curious and wondering what are the critters mentioned in the story

  4. I read it as Fete des Cafes and was briefly excited...
    *le sigh*

  5. Fish? Amphibian?...Reptile?? Or! Creatures of your own design? :D Whatever they are, you've written a curious, engaging 6 :)

  6. Those critters did good but waiting isn't fun!

  7. We don't understand either what kind of critters those are. That fence is so pretty all decorated. You all have a wonderful day.

  8. I don't get what kind of critters you're talking about either. Okay, off to get my morning coffee.

    I love that fence. That's most clever.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  9. A world without Pop tarts is a very sad world.

  10. Lovely holiday fence photos and fun story too!

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

  11. Mimi,

    The holiday fence is beautiful! I love little picket fences!! Have a very merry Christmas, my friend!

  12. Remembering where you put your Christmas presents. That is my personal mantra.

  13. No clue on the critter. I like the fence :)

  14. alright!
    (mimsy were the borogoves, yo!)

    fun Six this week.

  15. Love the Christmassy fence! Samuel Mudd knew John Wilkes Booth but probably did not know Booth had shot Lincoln until after he treated the broken leg.