Monday, April 20, 2020

Quite Exhausting for the A to Z Challenge, Awww Monday, Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday

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It is quite exhausting to snoopervise the cleaning of the outdoor kitchen, as Bear discovered this past Friday.

Heading out to snoopervise.

Keeping my eyes on you!


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.   Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates, too.  This week the theme is My Favorite Snack.          

Do you like to snack?
A little pick-me-up?
Sometimes it's perfect
When you can't wait to sup.

As for my very favorites,
Most any veggie or fruit will do,
Just as long as i can share them
With my favorite friend, that's you!


Today is:

Anniversary of Something That Happened So Long Ago Everyone Has Forgotten Day -- Fairy Calendar

Go Around Humming "You Light Up My Life" Until Everybody Screams Day -- the person who thought this one up should be tied down and forced to listen to Barry Manilow songs for 12 hours straight!

Harvest Offering to Renenutet -- Ancient Egypitian Calendar (offering to the Lady of the Fertile Fields; date approximate)

Jose de Diego's Birthday -- Puerto Rico (Father of the Puerto Rican Independence Movement, a/k/a Dia de Reafirmacion del Idioma Espanol)

Lailat al-Bara'ah (Shab Barat) -- Islam (Night of Forgiveness, a preparation for Ramadan; begins at sunset, local custom dates may vary)

Lima Bean Respect Day

National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

National Take a Break to Reset Your Mind Day -- because everyone needs a day like this

Patriot's Day -- US (in observance of the first battles of the Revolutionary War; not to be confused with Patriot Day on Sept. 11)

Ridvan begins -- Baha'i (begins at sunset)

St. Caedwalla of Wales' Day (Patron of converts, repentant murderers)

St. George's Day -- NL, Canada (obs.)

Birthdays Today:

Danny Granger, 1983
Joey Lawrence, 1976
Carmen Electra, 1972
Shemar Moore, 1970
Crispin Glover, 1964
Don Mattingly, 1961
Clint Howard, 1959
Luther Vandross, 1951
Jessica Lange, 1949
David Leland, 1947
Steve Spurrier, 1945
Ryan O'Neal, 1941
George Takei, 1937
Nina Foch, 1924
Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente, 1923
John Paul Stevens, 1920
Lionel Hampton, 1908
Harold Lloyd, 1893
Joan Miró i Ferrà, 1893
Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith, 1882
Daniel Chester French, 1850

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Annie Hall(Film), 1977
"Your Hit Parade"(Radio), 1935

Today in History:

The last naval battle in Byzantine history, 1453
Jews are expelled from Orange Burgundy, 1505
Jacques Cartier begins the voyage in which he will claim Canada and Labrador for France, 1534
Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam, 1657
Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1657
Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales, 1770
René Caillié becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou, 1828
Edgar Allan Poe's Murder in the Rue Morgue becomes the first detective story ever published, 1841
Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete their first pasteurization tests, 1862
Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride, 1902
Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the next day, 1918
Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film, 1926
Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon, 1972
Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years, 1986
Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race, 2008
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010
Tens of thousands of people demonstrate in Tahrir Square against continuing military rule in Egypt, 2012
The Pulitzer Prize is awarded to Anthony Doerr for his novel "All the Light We Cannot See" and to Elizabeth Kolbert for "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History", 2015
The Commonwealth countries decide that Prince Charles will suceed Queen Elizabeth as the next head of the Commonwealth, 2018


  1. Love the snoopervisor.
    I think my store of weak is inexaustible.

  2. Tahnk you for a snakcy poem and your great lists. As EC, I'm not run out of weak yet.

  3. Like that pic.... keeping my eyes on you.

  4. What a lovely dog. So nice!

    God bless.

  5. Aww! what a cutie and LOL @ snoopervise :-)

    Good quote too

    Have a snoopervisedtastically safe day 😷😷😷

  6. Humans don't realize the responsibility we dogs have to supervise you all the time. It is definitely exhausting!

  7. Mimi,

    I landed on your home pager beautifully this morning. :) Critters with their snoopervising! That's exactly what they do, too. lol Great Sparks quote! Have a good week and stay healthy, my dear!

  8. Like Bear, our Lucy spends a lot of time keeping track of her humans. Her hardest decision is where will she take her next nap.
    My wife makes a great pineapple upside down cake, so I think I'll talk her into celebrating that today. Have a blessed week.

  9. Love your supervisor. Naps are more fun anyway.

    Yes on the Spark.

    I love your poem. I'll share a snack with you.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  10. Now this snoopervisor deserves rave reviews as he is quite handsome! Love this weeks quote...very appropriate these days! Now I cannot respect lima beans....they are the only bean I hate...sorry! Have a good and safe day! Cheers!

  11. Strength is the people who respect the country. Trying to destroy the country is weakness. Keep safe Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. Adorable poodle photos ~ and great quote ~ ^_^

    Be Well ~
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Lima bean respect day? Really? I have no respect for that flat ugly green bean with it's tasteless blandness. If I find one in my dinner I pluck it out mercilessly and toss it, screaming and crying, into the trash bin. Lima beans...yuck!!!!!

  14. This snack's for you!
    Murders in the Rue Morgue was one of my most favourite detective stories. I had no idea it was the very first of the genre!

  15. That was a cute poem and excellent spark. Bear is a beautiful dog.

  16. Bear is such a terrific looking supervisor! Love the Spark!

  17. Bear is beautiful...and I bet he more than bears being told so! :)

    Lima beans should be respected every day! I've not had ay for a while, but I do have some here...hmmm...what's for lunch?

    Keep taking good care, messymimi. Best wishes... :)


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