Monday, April 1, 2019

A to Z: Awww Monday (Jake Waits), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday

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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!

Jake the Dog's master had to leave town for a few days without him.

Jake waits by the back door.


Jake waits at the front door.


Jake waits by the gate.





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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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Delores and her friend Jenny are taking turns providing a theme for Poetry Monday, and i am trying my hand at participating.  This weeks theme is Clouds.       


Those have to be clouds
It has to be raining now
There’s no time for tears


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Today is:

APAWS International Pooper Scooper week -- The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists believe every dog should have its day, but not on someone else's lawn!

April Fool's Day  a/k/a Huntingowk Day or Gowkie Day in Scotland, because an April Fool is called a gowk; in England it is All Fools Day or April Noddy Day, as an April fool is a "noddy"

Azalea Festival -- Muskogee, OK, US (month long celebration with citywide events throughout)

Capture of Brielle Remembrance -- Brielle, Netherlands

Civil Service Day -- Thailand

Community Spirit Days -- an open invitation, all month long, for any town or community to involve itself in a special service project

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

Edible Book Day -- Sponsored by the Edible Book Festival, Austin, TX, US (celebrating books and culinary creativity by making edible representations of books, then eating them)

Fossil Fools Day -- part of the conservationist movement of many organizations that want us to decrease reliance on fossil fuels and stop corporate polluters

Greek Cypriot Day -- Cyprus (EOKA Day)

International Fun at Work Day -- originally sponsored by Playfair, which encourages non-foolish humor that is non-toxic  

International Tatting Day

Investiture of the New Captains Regent -- San Marino (sometimes listed as National Day)

Kalends of April -- Ancient Roman Empire; also
    Festival of Fortuna Virilis -- Fortune in her role of bringing luck to women who want better relationships with men
    Veneralia -- ritual yearly washing of the statue of Venus

Kha b-Nisan -- Assyrians (traditional New Year celebration)

Loki's Day -- by some calculations, but more likely it was moved to this date to celebrate the trickster of all time on the trickiest day of the year

Miyako Odori -- Kobu Kaburenjo Theatre, Kyoto, Japan ("Dance of the Old Capital", the highly anticipated geisha dance and music festival, through the 30th)

Mule Day Celebrations -- Columbia, TN, US (the "mule capital of the world" has mule shows, entertainment, dancing and music, food, and fun; through Sunday)

National Sourdough Bread Day

Orissa Day -- Orissa, India

One Cent Day -- no history on this, just noted on several sites

Pigasus Award Announcement Day -- by James Randi, awarded to parapsychological, paranormal or psychic frauds

Reading is Funny Day -- a day to read riddles, jokes, and fun things with kids to show them how great reading can be

School Year Begins -- Japan, most schools and universities

Sizdeh Be-dar -- Iran (Nature Day, an ancient Persian celebration to get out and joyfully spend the day outdoors)

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival -- Skagit Valley, WA, US; through the 30th

Sorry Charlie Day -- a day to recognize Charlie the Tuna, always rejected but never giving up, and anyone who has ever been rejected and lived to tell about it

St. Gilbert de Moray's Day (Patron of Caithness, Scotland)

St. Stupid's Day (First Church of the Last Laugh)   

Tree Loving Week begins -- South Korea (always the week that includes April 5, their Arbor Day)

Uzupis Day -- Uzupis District, Vilnius, Lithuania


Anniversaries Today:

Nunavut becomes Canada's third independent territory, 1999
Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye LaValley, 1961


Birthdays Today:

Randy Orton, 1980
Jon Gosselin, 1977
Rachel Maddow, 1973
Susan Boyle, 1961
Libby Riddles, 1956
Annette O’Toole, 1953
Samuel A. Alito, Jr, 1950
David Eisenhower, 1947
Daniel Joseph “Rusty” Staub, 1944
Ali MacGraw, 1938
Gordon Jump, 1932
Debbie Reynolds, 1932
Jane Powell, 1929
Anne McCaffrey, 1926
Toshiro Mifune, 1920
Abraham Maslow, 1908
Clara "Mother" Hale, 1905
Lon Chaney, 1883
Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1873
Otto von Bismarck, 1815
William Harvey, 1578
Emperor Go-Saga of Japan, 1220


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Will Rogers Follies"(Musical), 1991
"General Hospital"(TV), 1963
"The Doctors"(TV), 1963
"Der blaue Engel/The Blue Angel"(Film; premier of Marlene Dietrich), 1930


Today in History:

The ruins of the city of Pompeii are found, 1748
Japan's volcano Unsen erupts, killing about 53,000, 1793
Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine, 1826
Cincinnati becomes the first US city to pay firefighters, 1853
Singapore, Penang & Malakka become British crown colonies, 1867
The London-Paris telephone connection is opened, 1891
The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois, 1891
The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, 1918
The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed, 1924
Generalisimo Frederico Franco announces the end of the Spanish Civil War, 1939
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes Hawai'i, killing 159, 1946
The twenty-six counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland, 1949
The Canadian government repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years, 1949
The BBC broadcasts the spaghetti tree hoax on its current affairs programme Panorama, 1957
Project Tiger, a tiger conservation program, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India, 1973
Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, 1976
The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created, 1996
Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion, 1997
Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories, 1999
Croatia and Albania join NATO, 2009
The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan, 2013
Bob Dylan receives his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm, 2017

17 comments:

River said...

Jake looks very patient. I hope he got lots of cuddles when then waiting was over.

Elephant's Child said...

Poor Jake. His yearning tugged at my heart strings.
I loved your poem (which also tugged at my heart) and am really looking forward to your prompts for Words for Wednesday.

Keith's Ramblings said...

Patiently waiting! Every year the BBC reminds us of the spaghetti tree April Fool hoax - no doubt it will be repeated on TV again tonight!

Jz said...

Poor fella!
( I can't believe how you lucked out with A falling on a Monday!)

Cathy Kennedy said...

Mimi,

Man's best friend, poor Jake does a lot of waiting. What a loyal fella!!

I hope y'all will find time to check out my Little Mermaid Art Sketch series beginning with ARIEL on Curious as a Cathy!! ;)

Sandee said...

Aw, Jake waits and waits. I know how that is for a pup. They want their pack with them at all times.

Love the Spark. I so agree.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

pilch92 said...

Poor Jake, he clearly misses his Dad. Excellent spark, so true. Have a great day! XO

Granny Annie said...

Jake is waiting with every confidence that his master will return he just doesn't know which mode of entry will be used.

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

International Pooper Scooper week! YES, we need this!

Brian said...

Yes, waiting Jake is very patient and handsome too!

stevebethere said...

Jake does a lot of waiting hahaha1 awwww!

Have a patienttastic Monday :-)

Jan said...

There is something sadly beautiful about a dog waiting for their best friend to return. Those pictures were so poignant.

Susan Kane said...

Jake lives in such a quaint street. And he is so patient. Love him.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Those pictures of Jake really make me miss my dogs. They always waited at the door for me to come home even if other people were home. Ahhh.

My Tata's Cottage said...

Jake is so sweet, the photos are beautiful. SO nice to see you here. Thank you always for sharing. HUGS

carol l mckenna said...

jake ~ you are one handsome dog ~ and wonderful quote too!

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

jenny_o said...

Ahh, sweet Jake. Things just won't be right until his master is home.

I love your Haiku, Mimi. Rather heart-breaking, and in so few words.

Would you like to be included in the preamble of Poetry Monday with a link to your blog, rather than a link in the comments, Mimi? It's up to you. You can always take a break or opt out so there isn't a huge committment. Just leave me a comment to let me know :)