Monday, May 20, 2019

Snuggle (Awww Monday), 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!

This brother and sister don't mind the world knowing how much they love each other:


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


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

And now i wish to sing the praise
and i'll give the recipe
of my very favorite dish
avocado and mango delight.

Just chop ripe avocado
and chop ripe mango as well
mix them and top with a sprinkle of salt
and that's about all you do.

Because i can't rhyme avocado
or mango for that matter
this is free form poetry at its worst
but the dish is at its best
when served for breakfast
and can even have a touch of chia seed
or sesame seed on top.

Go make it for yourself
and see if you don't agree
that it's some kind of good.


Today is:

Be a Millionaire Day - now we all can go for that

Blue Jeans Day -- Levi Strauss and David Jacobs received the patent for their denim pants with riveted pockets on this day in 1873

Dainty-Four Remembrance Day  -- Fairy Calendar

Discovery Day -- Cayman Islands

Eliza Doolittle Day* -- in honor of Shaw and his famous fictional character, to encourage proper use of one's native language

Emancipation Day -- Florida, US

Festival of Mjollnir -- Ancient Norse Calendar (feast of Thor's Hammer, date approximate)

Flying Solo Day -- Lindberg began his historic flight on this day in 1927

Frigga Blot -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (honoring Frigga)    

Grudie Rosnoe -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (ten days of sacrifices to Rod for rain and good harvests)

Independence Day -- East Timor(2002)

Hari Kebangkitan Nasional Indonesia -- Indonesia (Indonesian National Awakening Day)

Mecklenburg Day -- North Carolina, US (commemoration of the signing of a declaration of independence from England by the citizens of Mecklenburg County on this day in 1775)

National Day -- Cameroon

National Quiche Lorraine Day

Norman Rockwell Day -- his first Saturday Evening Post cover appeared this day in 1916

Pick Strawberries Day

St. Bernadine of Siena's Day (Patron of advertising and advertisers, communications personnel, compulsive gamblers/gambling addicts, public relations work and personnel; Italy; Aquila, Italy; Capri, Italy; Castelspina, Italy; Trevignano, Italy; the diocese of San Bernardino, California; against compulsive gambling, chest, lung, and respiratory problems and hoarseness of the throat)

St. Ives' Day (an honest lawyer; in the Anglican tradition, Patron of abandoned children and orphans, advocates, canon lawyers, judges, lawyers, and notaries; in the Roman Catholic tradition, Patron of Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, England)

T'veer Chong Kamhaeng -- Cambodia (Day of Remembrance, anniversary of Khmer Rouge regime takeover in 1975, a day to remember all who died at their hands and work for peace)

Victoria Day -- Canada

Weights and Measures Day / World Metrology Day -- anniversary of the treaty in 1875 which established the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres, France

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day -- The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis sponsors an online virtual convention in all time zones around the world from today through Wednesday    

*"One evening the King will say, "Oh, Liza, old thing,
I want all of England your praises to sing,
Next week on the twentieth of May,
I proclaim Liza Doolittle Day."

Birthdays Today:

Tahmoh Penikett, 1975
Tony Stewart, 1971
Tony Goldwyn, 1960
Bronson Pinchot, 1959
Ronald Prescott Reagan, 1958
David Paterson, 1954
Cher, 1946
Joe Cocker, 1944
Stan Mikita, 1940
Anthony Zerbe, 1936
George Gobel, 1919
Jimmy Stewart, 1908
Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, 1844
William Fargo, 1818
John Stuart Mill, 1806
Honore de Balzac, 1799
Dolly Madison, 1768

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Elegie für junge Liebende / Elegy for Young Lovers(Opera), 1961
Norman Rockwell's First Saturday Evening Post Cover, 1916

Today in History:

The first Ecumenical Council in the Christian Church, the Council of Nicea, opens, 325
An earthquake kills about 300,000 people in Syria and Antiochia, 526
John Cabot sets sail from Bristol, England, on his ship  Matthew looking for a route to the west, 1497
Cartographer  Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas, 1570
Shakespeare's Sonnets  are first published in London, 1609
Napoleon Bonaparte reinstates slavery in the French colonies, revoking its abolition in the French Revolution, 1802
Otto is named the first modern king of Greece, 1835
HMS Erebus and HMS Terror with 134 men under John Franklin sail from the River Thames in England, beginning a disastrous expedition to find the Northwest Passage in which all hands are lost, 1845
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law, 1862
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets, 1873
The Triple Alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy is formed, 1882
Krakatoa begins to erupt (the volcano's final and most notable explosion will occur on August 26), 1883
The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope, 1891
Cuba gains independence from the United States, 1902
The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting ("Boy with Baby Carriage"), 1916
Montreal, Quebec radio station XWA broadcasts the first regularly scheduled radio programming in North America, 1920
By the Treaty of Jedda, the United Kingdom recognizes the sovereignty of King Ibn Saud in the Kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd, which later merge to become the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1927
At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, 1927
Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, 1932
In a referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a 60% vote the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada, 1980
First publications of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier and Robert Gallo individually, 1983
The Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre, 1989
In a second referendum in Quebec, the population rejects by a slight majority the proposal from its government to move towards independence from Canada, 1995
The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself is the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976), 2002
Scientists at the Craig J. Venter Institute announce they have successfully created the world's first artificial lifeform by transplanting a synthesized genome into an existing cell, 2010
Some of the largest fines ever levied, totaling US$5.7bn, are handed out to the major world banks JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup, RBS, and USB, for manipulation of currency markets, 2015


  1. Those furry little lovers are very cute.
    I love avocado, and mango but have never thought about trying them together. When they are both in season I hope I remember. I don't add salt to my food though.

  2. Such loving pair of kitties. I like mango but not so sure about avocado. Maybe mixing them together is different.

  3. Oh dear, two of my most hated foods, avocado and mango (*~*)
    The brother and sister kitties look almost exactly like the brother and sister kitties across the driveway here in the next flat.

  4. Mango and avocado with salt. This does indeed sound funny to me. I'll have to try it next time I find a ripe mango. I tried papayas with salt, that was good. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Aww! aren't they cute heheh!

    I liked the inspiring quote too :-)

    Have an inspirationaltastic day ;-)

  6. Love your poem - more please!!! I'm off with a friend to a pick-your-own strawberry farm today - I had no idea it was Pick Strawberry Day!

    Keith's Ramblings is but a click away!

  7. I wanted to comment, but I'm too stunned by the poem...

  8. Very sweet little kittens cuddled up together there.

  9. Mimi,

    What cute kitties! The avocado & mango relish sounds good but the chia or seasme seeds I'd have to leave out because seeds aren't good for my tummy. :( I'd like to celebrate National Millionaire Day except really be a millionaire every day of the year. :) Have an awwwesome Monday!

  10. Love, love, love those snuggle cuties!

  11. Definitely an 'aw' photo ~ sweet snuggling kitties!

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

  12. Awww, these two are most adorable. Loving each other is a good thing.

    Love your Spark. Spot on.

    Your poem makes me want to try this breakfast delight.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. ♥

  13. The kitties just say LOVE. Thanks for the new way to eat avocados--my favorite veggy.

  14. Sweet little kittens! That spark is wonderful, thanks! Love the poem and I LOVE avocados!

  15. What a sweet photo of those two cuties cuddling. Nice poem. Hugs and nose kisses

  16. Great poem/recipe. I hope those 2 cuties get to be together forever.

  17. Sweet kittens! And love your free verse poem - you have a good sense of humour :) I can't eat avocados but you've reminded me of mangoes and how lovely they are.

  18. oh my gosh they are soooooooooo sweet! Have a lovely week!

  19. Those cuddling kitties look so sweet!


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