Monday, March 9, 2020

Visitor (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Sports (Poetry Monday)


Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee at 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!

Coda came for a visit, and we are very glad:


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 Border.  She and Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey take turns providing a theme each week.   Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates, too.  This week the theme is Sports.                  

Mama always said
Play hard and be a good sport
Mama does know best

Sports is not my thing
My best sport is to couch sit
And enjoy bonbons

Every sport deserves
Respect, like them or not, they
All take skill to play


Today is:

Armored Warships Day -- the first battle between armored warships, the Monitor and the Merrimac, was this day in 1862

Australia Celebrations:
    Adelaide Cup Day -- SA
    Labour Day -- VIC
    Canberra Day -- ACT
    Eight Hours Day -- Tas (a/k/a Labour Day)

Baron Bliss Day -- Belize

Butter Lantern Festival -- Tibet (the final celebration of the Tibetan New Year)

Commonwealth Day -- Commonwealth of Nations (the 54 Countries which today celebrate their ties to one another; Her Majesty the Queen will issue a special message to all Commonwealth Nations citizens through their respective Presidents and Prime Ministers)

Day to Mourn Slavery -- commemorates the day slavery was outlawed worldwide in 1927, and to mourn that it still exists

Doljatra/Holika Dahan -- regions of India (a festival of colors, similar to Holi)

Eid Al Moalim -- Lebanon (Teacher's Day)

Full Worm Moon -- also called Leaf Moon, Seedling Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Light Snow Moon, White moon, Virgin Moon, Paschal Moon, or Lenten Moon; considered the last full moon of winter
    Medin Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
    Taubaung Full Moon -- Myanmar

Get Over It Day™ -- halfway between Valentines and April Fools, a day to just get over something or someone that is bugging you  

Holi -- Hindu (Festival of Color, begins at sundown, through sundown tomorrow, where everyone gets doused with colored water, or powder, or paint, or all of them; it's been described as an iridescent madhouse)
    officially recognized holiday in Guyana; India; Nepal; Suriname
    Phagu Purnima / Basanta Utsay -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Magha Puja Day -- Buddhist (celebrations of the teachings of Buddha to an assembly of holy men)

National Crabmeat Day

National Heroes and Benefactors Day -- Belize

National Meatball Day

Panic Day -- a day in which to run around in a panic and tell everyone you can't take it any more, to get it all out of your system, i guess; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Purim -- Judaism (begins at sundown)

Saitousai -- Kashima-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan (festival to pray for good harvest that dates back to the Nara period of 710-794, and still includes traditional dress)

Second Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

St. Catherine of Bologna's Day (Patron of art, artists, Bologna Academy of Art, liberal arts, painters; against temptation)

St. Dominic Savio's Day (Patron of boys, children's choirs, choir boys, choirs, falsely accused people, juvenile delinquents, and Pueri Cantores)

St. Frances of Rome's Day (Patron of automobile drivers/motorists, cabbies/taxi drivers, lay people, people ridiculed for their piety, Roman housewives, widows)

Strinennia -- Slavic Pagan Calendar (festival to call birds and spring to come back)

Takaosan Hiwatari Matsuri -- Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan  (fire walking festival, usually on this date but can vary)

Taranaki Provincial Anniversary Day -- Taranaki, New Zealand

Workplace Napping Day -- on this, the Monday after DST begins, show your boss the studies that highlight the benefit of power naps
   some sites call it National Napping Day; either way, lie down and be counted!

Anniversaries Today:

Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais, 1796
Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler, 1902

Birthdays Today:

Emmanuel Lewis, 1971
Juliette Binoche, 1964
Terence John "Terry" Mulholland, 1963
Linda Fiorentino, 1960
Jeffrey Osborne, 1948
David Hume Kennerly, 1947
Bobby Fischer, 1943
Trish Van Devere, 1943
Raul Julia, 1940
Marty Ingels, 1936
Mickey Gilley, 1936
Joyce Van Patten, 1934
Yuri Gagarin, 1934
Keely Smith, 1932
Ornette Coleman, 1930
Wally Bronner, 1927
Irene Papas, 1926
Mickey Spillane, 1918
Samuel Barber, 1910
Will Greer, 1902
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, 1890
Amerigo Vespucci, 1454

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Family"(TV), 1976
"Rising of the Moon"(Play), 1907
"Hamlet"(Opera), 1868
"Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor/The Merry Wives of Windsor"(Opera), 1849 
"Ernani"(Opera), 1844
"Nabucco"(Opera), 1842
"Horace"(Play), 1640

Today in History:

Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China, BC141
First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg, 1009
Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria, 1496
Nicolaus Copernicus makes his first recorded astronomical observation, 1497
Marten Luther preaches his first Invocavit sermon, 1522
Kissing in public is banned in Naples, punishable by death, 1562
Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776
Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours, 1839
The Amistad Ruling:  The US Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally, and were to be set free, 1841
The first documented discovery of gold in California occurred at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush, 1842
Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox, 1858
The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners 
represented by the United Mine Workers, begins, 1910
Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, 1916
Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins, 1925
President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to the Congress, the first of his New Deal policies, 1932
CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly, in which Edward R. Murrow criticizes the senator, 1954
The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York, 1959
Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position, 1990
Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Comet Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day, 1997
Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights, 2011
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft transmits images that for the very first time, allow scientists to create a 3D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the surface of Mars, 2013
Asteroid 2013 ET comes within 960,000 km from the Earth’s surface, 2013


River said...

My sport is couch sitting and eating too, look where that got me! :(

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Nice poem. I like something a bit more active than couch sitting, but please no racing or competition.
Thanks for your lists!

Elephant's Child said...

I like to garden and walk - neither of which are sports. Echoing MotherOwl on the list front. Thank you.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

What a wonderful dog. I like Alsatians. And also your quote for today. Thanx Mimi.

God bless.

My GBGV Life said...

That quote should go on the news rather than all the fear the media is spreading about the virus! Cute dog. Love the ears.

Sandee said...

It's good to have a visit from a good friend. Two or four legged. So cute.

Love your quote and your poem is very well done. Can I be on the couch with you? I'll bring the bonbons.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug. ♥

stevebethere said...

What a lovely dog heheh!

I liked the quote

Have a quotetastic day :-)

Brian said...

Coda has the most wonderful furs! We liked your Spark too!

carol l mckenna said...

Coda ~ you are one handsome and sweet doggie ~ wonderful quote and fun poetry ~ bringing bon bons to you ^_^

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

jenny_o said...

Coda has beautiful markings. And I agree with every line of your poem!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

wavez two ewe coda frum sum catz in de land oh trout !!!

N whooz new de mailbox was that kinda manee yeerz old !!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

Catscue Cat Mom said...

What a sweet little face, have a wonderful Monday Coda and tell your Mom I love that spark!

Diane Stringam Tolley said...

Oooh! I like that sport! Finally, something I think I could master!
I love your Historical notes. Got stuck on the "Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours, 1839."
Imagine that?!

Kathe W. said...

Handsome dog! Like the quote- no point in fussing.
Better to be calm and positive.

pilch92 said...

Coda is a cutie. Great spark and poem.