Monday, December 2, 2019

Odd Kitten Out (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and It's Just Me (Poetry Monday)


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In almost every large litter that has 3-4 kitten look-alikes, there’s one cute little oddball who doesn’t look like the rest:


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


Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border.  She and Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey take turns providing a theme each week.   Mother Owl and Merry Mae almost always participate, too.  This week the theme is Humming.                    

That humming noise that you are hearing
In church up in the balcony
Is not the electrics i promise you, 
It's just the humming of little ol' me.

My Sweetie sings in the choir
He's there among the basses
And i help the choir by not singing
If i just hum along, no one makes faces!


Today is:

Chichibu Yomatsuri -- Chichibu shrine, Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, Japan (one of Japan's most impressive night parties; through tomorrow) 

Cider Monday -- celebrating the drink of the season, hot, spiced apple cider

Cyber Monday -- another excuse to buy stuff, the traditional beginning of the online shopping season

Festival of the Finger Stalls -- Fairy Calendar

King Tupou I Day -- Tonga

Provincial Anniversary Day -- Chatham Islands, New Zealand and Westland, New Zealand

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery -- UN

National Day -- Laos; United Arab Emirates (trad.)

National Fritters Day

National Mutt Day -- US (because mixed breeds need an extra chance)

Oshiroi Matsuri -- Fukuoka, Japan (Face Paint Festival, to ask for good harvest next year)

Safety Razor Day -- the first disposable razor blades were patented by King Gillette this day in 1901

Special Education Day -- US (anniversary of the first US special education law in 1975)

St. Bibiana's Day (Patron of epileptics, mentally ill people, single laywomen, torture victims; against epilepsy, hangovers, headaches, insanity, mental illness; and, appropriately considering the aforementioned list, Los Angeles, CA)

Throw Out Your Leftovers Day -- if you've had it since Thanksgiving, and haven't frozen it or eaten it yet, get rid of it

Walter Plinge Day -- UK (the British equivalent to George Spelvin, a name used to disguise the fact that an actor is playing more than one part in a production, but Walter was based on a real pub owner who was generous to actors)

Birthdays Today:

Britney Spears, 1981
Nelly Furtado, 1978
Monica Seles, 1973
Lucy Liu, 1968
Randy Gardner, 1958
Dennis Christopher, 1955
Dan Butler, 1954
Stone Phillips, 1954
Cathy Lee Crosby, 1948
T. Coraghessan Boyle, 1948
Gianni Versace, 1946
William Wegman, 1943
Julie Harris, 1925
Maria Callas, 1923
Randolph Hearst, 1915 
Charles Ringling, 1863
Georges Seurat, 1859

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Naked Gun(Film), 1988
"Mystery of Edwin Drood"(Musical), 1985
"Imus in the Morning"(Radio), 1961
Dancing Lady(Film), 1933 (first appearance of Fred Astaire)
"The Adventures of Charlie Chan"(Radio), 1932
Model A Ford, 1927 (first sold on this date, for $385)
"Sie Versunkene Glocke/The Sunken Bell"(Hauptmann play), 1896
"Samson et Dalila/Samson and Delilah"(Saint-Saens opera, Op. 47), 1877
"La Favorite/The Favorite"(Donizetti opera), 1840

Today in History:

The University of Leipzig opens, 1409
Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in what became the United States, 1763
Napoleon defeats the Russians and Austrians at Austerlitz, 1805
The first Savings bank in the US opens, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, 1816
US President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine", 1823
US President James K. Polk declares it is the "Manifest Destiny" of the US to expand into the West, 1845
Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the US, in NYC, 1867
King Camp Gillette patents the safety razor, 1901
Pu Yi (Hsuan-T'ung) became China's Last Emperor at age 2, 1908
Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A, 1927
A team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, 1942
Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan, 1947
The Granma yacht reaches the shores of Cuba's Oriente province and Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement disembark to initiate the Cuban Revolution, 1956
Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates, 1971
Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state, 1988
A coalition led by Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins the first free all-German elections since 1932, 1990
The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive, 1999
NASA announces finding an arsenic based life form on Earth, 2010
Taxi service company Uber expands its presence in Latin America by partnering with Carlos Slim's cell phone company America Movil to place the Uber app on mobil phones throughout Mexico, 2014
A trade war truce is agreed upon between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 meeting in Argentina, 2018


  1. Everyone sound good in a choir!

  2. Is that kitty pure white? I haven't seen a white kitty in years.

  3. Love the poem and the kittens.
    And I would really like an address to send your bookmark to. Please pretty please.

  4. Nice poem. Neither Hubby, nor I sing in the choir, but I also refrain from singing (loudly) at all ;)

  5. Sweet little kittens...

    And another week is begun...I hope it brings you much joy. :)

  6. Aww! lovely kittens and very true :-)

    I liked that quote

    Your poem made me smile heheh!

    Have a rhymingtastic day :-)

  7. Mom always takes the oddball kitten :) They are special since they are different.

  8. Cute kitties. Have a great week!

  9. Heehee! Helping out the choir by NOT helping out the choir. Genius!
    Happy Throw Out Your Leftovers Day! And I just did! :)

  10. Love your poem. It made me chuckle.

    Love your Spark too and those kitties are adorable.

    Sorry for the linky trouble today. I hope they get it fixed soon.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. ♥

  11. Your poem made me smile. I remember faking playing the flute when the band I had just joined was giving a performance. The other flutist told me to just play the notes I knew and pretend the rest :)

  12. that cute little kitty will be a knock out as a grown up cat!

  13. The odd ball kitty is a cutie and LOL on the choir!

  14. Very cute kitty,looks Siamese. Great spark.

  15. There are all sorts of things that go hum in the night. When we first moved from the city where there is always the hum of the traffic etc, the quietness of living in what I call the wilderness bothered me a bit. But soon I could hear owls humming and who knows what else. eek!

  16. Those kitties are so beautiful and precious ~ fun quotes too ~

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


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