Thursday, August 8, 2019

Just In Case (Six Sentence Story), Floral Beauty (Good Fences), Uniquely Me (Sammy's Poetry Day), and Big Shaver (Brian's Thankful Thursday)

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You have a hand-sewn lace purse in your garter under your wedding dress?


Whatever for?



If he jilts me, I have cab fare home!

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

(Based on a true story!)


Gosia at 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.

Out in the country, i noticed a fence that had a lot of beautiful flowers growing by it:


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poem:    

No, my name is not Rapunzel,
And please don't think that you
Are cracking wise and being smart
That old joke just makes me blue.

I grow my hair this way because
I love it, don't you see?
It's my very own sure-fire way
To express the inner me.


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

My thankful is that our vet and a groomer have agreed to help us get Mikey shaved soon.

Mikey, next to my size seven foot.

Mikey is almost 20 pounds of lazy, laid back cat, with only one exception.  He used to let me brush him and trim at the knots in his fur.  Now he just bites and scratches when i try, and he has got some whopper knots that are going to cause trouble if they don't get removed.

The vet has agreed he has to be anesthetized and shaved, so next Monday he has an appointment.  Yes, photos will follow, you will see that he really is not just all floof.


Today is:

Anjin Matsuri -- Ito City, Japan (commemorations William Adams (1564-1620), a naturalized British shipwright, called "Anjin Miura" in Japan, a great contributor to the early development of Japanese ship-building industry; through the 10th)

BaBa Day -- Taiwan (ba ba is Mandarin for both "father" and "8-8")

Bonza Bottler Day™

Dalek Day -- on the birth anniversary of the creator of these Scifi baddies, Terry Nation

Edmonton Folk Music Festival -- Gallagher Park, Edmonton, AB, Canada (folk music of all kinds and fun for the whole family; through Sunday)

Festival for Venus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (sunset to sunset)

Finest Fairy Finals -- Fairy Calendar (Do only the finest fairies take finals? How do the others get a final grade? :D )

Fourteen Holy Helpers' Day (Patrons against diseases)

Great River Tug Fest -- Port Byron, IL, and LeClaire, IA, US (the only tug-of-war across the Mighty Mississippi, this year's theme is "Iowa Proud" and the cause supported is the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital; festival through Saturday)

Happiness Happens Day -- sponsored by the Secret Society of Happy People, to encourage sharing happiness and discourage parade raining; on the anniversary of their founding in 1997   

Hope Watermelon Festival -- Hope, AK, US (if you've never had Hope watermelons, you've missed the best!  Through Saturday)

International Tango Festival and World Championship -- Buenos Aires, Argentina (through the 21st)

Jersey Battle of Flowers -- Jersey, Channel Islands, UK (two days of floats and family fun)

Kranti Diwas -- Mumbai (former Bombay), India (a/k/a Freedom Day or Quit India Day; anniversary of Gandhi's Quit India speech to the British authorities in 1942)

Ma and Pa Kettle Days -- Kettle River, MN, US (fun on the Kettle River; through Sunday)

Namesday of the Queen -- Sweden (Queen Sylvia; an official Flag Day)

National Frozen Custard Day

National Hobo Convention -- Britt, IA (held each year since 1900, gathering for migrant workers who are proud to call themselves "hobos" and make a living through working where they choose and travelling where they want; through Sunday)

Odie Day -- for Garfield's pal Odie, who first appeared in the strip on this day in 1978

Skowhegan State Fair -- Skowhegan, ME, US (since 1818, ten days of grand fun; through the 17th)

Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, and i love the stuff but can't grow plants to save my life, i'll leave the porch light on for you if you will bring me some!

St. Cyriacus' Day (Patron of the eyes; Altidona, Italy; against diabolical possession, eye disease, and temptations, especially temptations at the time of death)

St. Dominic's Day (Founder of the Dominican Order[Friars]; Patron of astronomers and astronomy, falsely accused people, scientists; Batanes-Babuyanes, Philippines; Bayombong, Philippines; Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo Indian Pueblo; Valletta, Malta)

St. Mary MacKillop's Day (First native-born Australian saint; Patron of Australia; Wagga Wagga, Australia)

The Date To Create -- can't find anything on this one, just listed at a couple of sites, but go have fun creating something!

Turku Music Festival -- Turku, Finland (music from medieval to modern, by world-famous artists in the historic venues of Finland's oldest city, in historic buildings all over the city; through the 22nd)

Wakulima ya Nane Nane -- Tanzania (Peasants' Day/Farmers' Day)

World Cat Day / International Cat Day -- begun in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other animal rights groups 

Birthdays Today:

Roger Federer, 1981
Michael Urie, 1980
Drew Lachey, 1976
The Edge, 1961
Deborah Norville, 1958
Randy Shilts, 1951
Roberta Cooper Ramo, 1942
Keith Carradine, 1949
Connie Stevens, 1938
Dustin Hoffman, 1937
Mel Tillis, 1932
Esther Williams, 1923
Rory Calhoun, 1922
Dino De Laurentis, 1919
Russell Markert, 1899
Fredric March, 1897
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, 1896
Emiliano Zapata Salazar, 1879
Matthew Henson, 1866
Emperor Horikawa of Japan, 1079

Today in History:

The Romans destroy the Tower of Antonia, 70
Otto I (The Great) crowned German king, 936
Vijayanagara Empire is rebegun with the crowning of emperor Krishnadeva Raya, 1509
The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory is laid on Hven, 1576
John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage, 1585
The first known ascent (indoors) of a hot-air ballon by Bartolomeu de Gusamao, 1709
Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel-Gabriel Paccard become the first to ascend Mont Blanc, 1786
Metal bullet cartridges are patented by Smith and Wesson, 1854
Mimeograph is patented by Thomas Edison, 1876
Wilbur Wright makes the brother's first public flight, at a racecourse in Le Mans, France, 1908
The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire, 1911
The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight, 1929
The United Nations Charter is signed by the United States, the 3rd nation to join, 1945
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, 1967
Richard Nixon announces his resignation as President of the United States, effective the next day, 1974
The lights go on at Wrigley Field for the first time, making it the last staduim in the majors to host a night game (which was subsequently rained out!), 1988
Iraq occupies and annexes Kuwait, leading to the Gulf War to liberate Kuwait within a couple of weeks, 1990
Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor, 2000
Archeologist excavating the Templo Mayor, one of the Aztec's main temples in their capital city of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico city), make an unprecedented find - the skeleton of a young woman surrounded by piles of 1,789 human bones, 2012
The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create a new streaming service and cut ties with Netflix, 2017
Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, is declared to be 100% in drought, 2018


  1. The flowers are very pretty around the fence. Have a wonderful weekend

  2. Love your six sentence story. And shudder to think of the care and attention hair that long would need.

  3. Oh no! Not exactly the best way to begin a marriage!

    You are a poet and hopefully know it :D

    Mikey is a tad on the large size but I bet he won't seem so intimidating after his shave, lol. Reminds me of one of my cats, Jamaal. A very large ball of black fluff. Give him a bath and not so big and scary. Mikey will appreciate your efforts :)
    P.S. Dreads are not a good look on felines :D

  4. I was so disappointed as a child when I discovered that frozen custard was nothing more than soft serve ice cream...
    Not that soft serve is a bad thing - it's just not proper custard in an icy form. *sigh*

  5. Our kitty Sophie is long haired and she also gets tangles and knots. The older she gets, the worse they get, but Mom still wrestles her and is able to pull them out. Poor Mikey, the soon to be shaved cat.

  6. Enjoy your summer cut handsome boy! Happy World Cat Day!

  7. lol
    forewarned is forearmed?
    (Cutting a cat's that must be an adventure!)

  8. Aw, Mikey ~ love you! ~
    Fun 6 sentence story and neat fence photos! Great post!

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

  9. You nailed the 6 sentence story, and the poem too. Purrs to Mikey, I'm sure he will feel lots better without those mats. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Smart girl. No one wants to be Lady Edith, but at least she's prepared. Good six. Also, the hair picture...UGH! And a watermelon festival, let's go!

  11. I loved this Six Sentence Story Mimi. You are funny. Thanks for a smile this morning my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. Yes, cab fare just in case. Or Uber app? I can't imagine taking care of all that hair. Yikes. Poor kitty but I can't wait to see the shaved version.

  13. I have never thought of keeping some money for cab fare. We have GrabCar or UberCar and can pay after reaching home.

  14. Always have cash for cab or Uber fare. You just never know.

    Poor Mikey. He'll be a bit miffed for a bit, but it will be better in no time.

    Speaking of hair...yikes on that head of hair. I would hate that.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  15. mikey....dood......we will send ewe a text in :code: ta tell ya how ta sneek ta TT; de v.e.t. werd waz used....shave anda hair cut ~~~whoa

    speekin oh hairz cut.....grate poem bye mom two day !! ☺☺♥♥

  16. Great poem and short story ( sad it is true though). Mikey is a big boy- more to love :)

  17. Hmm. If it's like that maybe she could do better? Not a guy to approach the altar with.


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