Thursday, January 23, 2020

Complicated (Six Sentence Story), Beads (Good Fences), Fighting for Home (Sammy’s Poetry Day), and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


What’s the dynamic between the two of them?

His brother used to date her best friend, but they broke up and then her best friend wanted to date him, but he wouldn’t do that to his brother, date his brother’s ex, so now the ex is mad at him and so she won’t talk to him, either.

Because her best friend isn’t dating him, she won’t talk to him?

That’s how they do it these days.

I am so glad I’m not in that age group now.

Tell me about it.

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


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.

It’s the time of year again when Carnival music graces our airwaves and beads decorate the fences:


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

We know the seas,
And respect them so
We try to determine
When to stay or go.

Sometimes we misjudge
And get caught you can tell
In very high seas
And we ride every swell,

While trying so hard
To get on back home
And there we will stay
‘Til it’s time again to roam.


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

Yesterday, my usual Wednesday lady, Ms. GF, had to cancel.  Why would that be a thankful thing?  Because Grandma’s housekeeper is out of town, so that left me free to go clean her house.  An extra, mid-week visit and getting to do the detail work her regular lady doesn’t do, that is a very big thankful thing.


Today is:

Bounty Day -- Pitcairn Island (celebrates the burning of the HMS Bounty in 1790

Clashing Clothes Day -- "officially" (although i'm not sure who declared it) on the 4th Thursday of January, but some people seem to celebrate it every day

Cold, Cold, Cold Day -- coldest temp ever recorded in the US, -79.8°F (-62.11°C), this day in 1971 at Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska

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

Get to Know Your Customers Day -- on the 4th Thursday of each quarter

Lenaia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (three day Dionysian festival to arouse the sleeping vegetation and bring spring; date approximate)

Measure Your Feet Day -- one can only ask...."Why!?!"

National Pie Day -- US, sponsored by the American Pie Council 

National Handwriting Day -- US, on the birth anniversary of John Hancock, to encourage the dying art of legible handwriting by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association 

National Rhubarb Pie Day

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti -- TR and WB, India (birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose)

Oregon Truffle Festival -- Eugene, OR, US (celebrating the high-end culinary delight that is the lowly truffle, with seminars, cooking demos, and more; through Sunday)

Ragwort Dance -- Fairy Calendar (Pixies only)

Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; plow drivers, see how far you can make those rural mailboxes go!

St. John the Almoner's Day (Patron of Knights Hospitaller; known for his generosity to the poor, "If we are able to enter the church day and night and implore God to hear our prayers, how careful we should be to hear and grant the petitions of our neighbor in need.")

Sundance Film Festival -- Park City, UT, US (the premier US independent films festival; through Feb. 2)

Winter Carnival -- St. Paul, MN, US (a tradition over 100 years in the making; through February 2)

Women in Medicine Day -- Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman awarded the degree of Medical Doctor in 1849

Women's Healthy Weight Day -- on the Thursday of Healthy Weight Week, encouraging women to strive for a healthy weight and lifestyle     

Anniversaries Today:

The founding of Georgetown University, the first US Catholic college, 1789

Birthdays Today:

Tito Ortiz, 1975
Tiffani Thiessen, 1974
Mariska Hargitay, 1964
Gail O'Grady, 1963
Princess Caroline of Monaco, 1957
Antonio Villaraigosa, 1953
Pat Haden, 1953
Richard Dean Anderson, 1950
Rutger Hauer, 1944
Gil Gerard, 1943
Chita Rivera, 1933
Jeanne Moreau, 1928
Ernie Kovacs, 1919
John M. Browning, 1855
Edouard Manet, 1832
Stendhal(Marie-Henri Beyle), 1783
John Hancock, 1737
Joseph Hewes, 1730

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The A-Team"(TV), 1983
"Roots"(TV miniseries), 1977
"Barney Miller"(TV), 1975
"King Family Show"(TV), 1965
"After the Fall"(Miller's Play), 1964
"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"(Film), 1948

Today in History:

Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga (Hindu Iron Age of the Gods), BC3102
In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops, 971
The first printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul, 1490
The first printing of the Pentateuch, 1492
The second version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England, 1552
What is probably the most deadly earthquake in history kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China, 1556
Queen Elizabeth I opens the Royal Exchange in London, 1571
Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales, 1656
Joseph Pease, a Quaker, is admitted to Parliament on his affirmation, 1833
Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first female physician in the US, 1849
The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1855
Alesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Alesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless an one person dead, 1904
Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American US senator, 1907
Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of the Polish government in exile, 1940
Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time, 1943
The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet) in the Pacific Ocean, 1960
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, 1986
Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10, 2003
Six Venezuelan cable television channels are taken off the air by the Venezuelan government after refusing to transmit government messages, 2010
Chinese researchers report they have cloned two monkeys, using the same technology as Dolly the Sheep, 2018


  1. Pretty fence. I like the sea when it is calm but it can be scary when the waves are high.

  2. You really are good at fencing. You should start a collection. Or write a song. Something like: Don't fence me in!

    God bless.

  3. Decorating fences with beads for carnival celebrations is a wholly new to me tradition. I had to google it to be sure you did not pull my leg. I like to learn something new.

  4. That was a great story and poem. Glad you got to clean Grandma's house. Fun idea to decorate with beads :)

  5. Times do change ~ great 6 sentence story lovely fence photos ^_^

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

  6. Good story and a nice thankful, I'll bet Grandma was thankful too! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. Yikes on the trials and tribulations of dating. It's a tough road to navigate at times.

    I love your thankful. Way better for you and for grandma. That made me smile.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥♥♥

  8. It must have been nice to spend some extra time with Grandma.
    Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday!

  9. in my wildest I can't imagine MINUS 79, that's beyond insane ~~~~~~~~~~~ !!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Love your story and your poem.
    And respect and admire the sea.

  11. Dating relationsips are do different than when I was a kid. This was interesting. From teaching school, I knew of situations such as this. And theywere indeed dymanic. Almost as dynamic as Mariska Hargitay who was born this day in 1964. Good post !

  12. That does sound complicated lol but a standup brother for not wanting to date his brother's ex.
    Dynamic picture :D and poem to match!
    Sounds like yesterday was a win-win for both of you.

  13. I think I would just stay single.

  14. Fences! Poetry! 6SS Oh my! You brought it all with the scales of 10's all the way! And ain't that whole relationship thing something!

  15. your Six touches on one of the more ignored.under-appreciated aspects of the classic "I you could go back with all of your current experience..."
    There's a trap most of us over-look in the scenario


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!
Comments on posts more than a week old are moderated.
If Blogger puts your comment in "spam jail," i'll try to get it hauled out by day's end.