"What are you studying?"
"And what will you do with that -- medicine?"
"No, I don't have enough patience with people for that. I want to work with animals, beginning with an internship at a rescue in Florida that works with large felines. Eventually I'd like to study whether or not climate change disrupts patterns of migration in large herd animals in Africa."
Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Migration.
(The above is how Bigger Girl describes what she wants to do, at least in the near future; my baby who tested as autistic, dyslexic, and a whole host of other things, whom i was told would probably have to live in a group home and have menial jobs all her life, is graduating college and is a scientist!)
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. gosiablogs.blogspot.com
A delightful holiday scene, nicely fenced:
It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day! This week's image and my poem:
"Sissy, why are we dressed this way?"
"I'm not sure, I really can't say."
"Mom keeps saying 'Halloween.'"
"And Daddy says she's off her bean!"
"Grandma says we are cute as a bug."
"Aunt Lizzy says on her heart we tug."
"Well, whatever we are doing one thing I say,
I hope future boyfriends never see us this way!"
Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. It's time to share something for which i am thankful.
It's the day of The Great Neighborhood Candy Exchange, and we get to give out candy and see all the kids and parents. Also, we have plenty of candy, and the candy bowl for which to be thankful.
|Plenty of candy, including some for kids who can't have peanuts or gluten|
|Our Candy Bowl|
Several years ago, i hit upon the idea of buying a small bag of candy with every trip to the store as soon as it appeared, in early September. That way, i don't even notice it in the budget! Another thankful, there's no more last minute panic of trying to find the money to go buy candy.
Admission Day -- Nevada, US
Allantide -- Cornwall, England
All Hallows Eve -- Christian
Apple and Candle Night -- Wales
Books for Treats Day -- San Jose, CA, US (give gently used books to kids, not candy -- feed their brains, not their cavities!)
Chiang Kai-Shek Day -- Taiwan
Day of the Seven Billion -- day in 2011 the UN declared the world population to have reached 7,000,000,000
Dia de las Iglesias Evangelicas y Protestantes -- Chile (Day of Evangelical and Protestant Churches/Reformation Day)
Dias de los Muertos -- Mexico, esp. Michoacan and Oaxaca (through Nov. 2; ceremonies, sand sculptures, decorated altars, and parties through the nights in the cemetaries)
Dookie Apple Night -- Newcastle, England
Duck Apple Night -- Liverpool, England
Feast of Sekhmet Bast Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Festival of Inner Worlds -- Pagan (fight between the old and new year)
Founder's Day -- Girl Scouts of the USA (Juliette Gordon Low's birth anniversary)
Hallowe'en or Beggar's Night
Increase Your Psychic Powers Day -- originated in England in the 19th century, some celebrated on the 30th
King Father Nordom Sihanouk's Birthday -- Cambodia
National Candy Apple Day
National Knock-Knock Joke Day
Police stop telling knock-knock jokes!
National Magic Day -- Society of American Magicians (in honor of Harry Houdini, who died on this day in 1926, and who was president of the SoAM)
National UNICEF Day
Nut-Crack Night -- England; Scotland
Old Celtic New Year's Eve
Out of the Broom Closet Day -- Pagan, Heathen, and all earth-based and ethnic religions
Punkie Night -- Hinton St George, Somerset, England (a celebration for children and adults who carry candle-lit punkies -- the best one wins a prize -- made out of mangel-wurzels, a type of beet, and sing old punkie songs asking for money or treats)
Reformation Day -- Protestant Christian (trad.)
Official Holiday -- Germany; Slovenia
Samhain (northern hemisphere) / Beltane (southern hemisphere) -- Druids, Gaels, Welsh peoples, Neopagans, Wiccans (begins at sunset)
Scare a Friend Day -- just not so much that he/she isn't a friend any more
Senior Absurdity Day -- Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY, US (a day the kids look forward to each year)
Sneak Some of the Candy Yourself Before the Kids Start Knocking Day
St. Quentin's Day (Patron against coughs)
St. Wolfgang of Ratisbon's Day (Patron of apoplexics, carpenters, paralysed people, stroke victims; Regensburg, Germany; against apoplexy, paralysis, stomach diseases, strokes)
Thump-the-Door Night -- Isle of Mann
Trick or Treat Night
Vetmaetr -- Norse Calendar (Winter Nights; beginning of winter, the New Year, and the start of Odin leading the Wild Hunt)
Youth Honor Day -- Iowa, US
Mt. Rushmore is completed, 1941
Nevada becomes the 36th US State, 1864
Robert "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle, 1967
Adam Horovitz, 1966
Dermot Mulroney, 1963
Rob Schneider, 1963
Peter Jackson, 1961
Larry Mullen, Jr., 1961
John Candy, 1950
Jane Pauley, 1950
Deidre Hall, 1947
Stephen Rea, 1943
David Ogden Stiers, 1942
Ron Rifkin, 1939
Michael Landon, 1936
Dan Rather, 1931
Michael Collins, 1930
Barbara Bel Geddes, 1922
Dale Evans, 1912
Ethel Waters, 1896
Chaing Kai-shek, 1887
Juliette Gordon Low, 1860
John Keats, 1795
William Paca, 1740
Jan Vermeer, 1632
"Car Talk"(Radio), 1987 (national debut, ten years after their start as a local show in Boston)
"Capricio Espagnol"(Rimsky-Korsakov Op. 34), 1887
"Tamerlano"(Handel opera, HWV 18), 1724
Today in History:
Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites after their return to Jerusalem from exile, BC445
First All Hallows Eve observed to honor all the saints, 834
Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg church door, marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, 1517
Georg Ludwig van Hannover is crowned as the English King George I, 1714
Execution of Girondins at Paris during the Reign of Terror, 1793
Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents the miner's safety lamp, 1815
A standard uniform is approved for US Postal workers, 1868
A tropical cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die, 1876
John Boyd Dunlop patents the pneumatic bicycle tire, 1888
Arthur Conan Doyle publishes "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", 1892
Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States, 1913
The Battle of Beersheba of WWI marks the last successful cavalry charge in history, 1917
The first of 160 consecutive days of 100°F + temps at Marble Bar, Australia, 1923
World Savings Day is announced in Milan, Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress, 1924
Mt. Rushmore sculptures are completed, 1941
The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal, 1956
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards, 1984
EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board, 1999
Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted, 1999
Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station, which has been continually crewed since, 2000
Surfer Bethany Hamilton loses her left arm and 3 liters of blood in a tiger shark attack; within a month she would be back on her board, and competing again within the year, 2003
The NYSE reopens after its first weather related shut down since the late 19th century; the two-day closure was due to Hurricane Sandy, 2012
In a landmark verdict, the Pakistani Supreme Court acquits a Christian woman of blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed after eight years on death row, 2018