It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.
Part of today’s post is also a writing challenge. This is how it works: contributing bloggers each picked a number between 12 and 74. The submitted numbers were then assigned to other bloggers challenged with writing at least one piece using that exact number of words.
I was assigned the word count number: 44
It was submitted by: On The Border
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what numbers they got and how they used them.
My counted words, a story of Dr. D in seven parts:
Dr. D, as stated before, is involved in several lawsuits. She has been fighting these for the better part of 10+ years. Thus my saying she can get into more trouble in a week than most people do in a year or a lifetime.
One involves the comedy of errors that was the fire department response to her house fire, including no answer to her 911 call, having the wrong equipment to hook up to the fire hydrant, and taking 2 hours to get a water truck there.
This was followed by the incomplete reconstruction of the house by the crooks who robbed her while building for her. This explains, partially, why the house is in such a state. Not totally, some of it is she just won’t get rid of anything.
Having to hire another attorney when the first botched the suit made it worse. That first attorney then tried to sue her, but she had proof of his neglect, so he quietly dropped it to prevent a counter suit. He knows she would, too.
Finally, things were looking up. The case went to mediation. The mediator made a decision. The state closed for the virus. The mediator sent his decision to the city council, which has the final say if she gets anything. They quit meeting. Until now.
Last night, the city council had their virtual meeting, and her case was on their agenda. They looked at what the mediator said about it, and decided to go with his full recommendation. They will pay, and have sent it to the budget office.
Dr. D will finally get a check — one third to the attorney, plenty to repair the house and then stash a bit away for emergencies. Also, she is considering shredding the fire paperwork, since the court has all the pertinent info in their records!!!
Links to the other Word Counters posts:
And now for some additional funnies:
Hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday!
Boy's Club Day -- founding in 1906
Celebrate Your Elected Officials Day 2020 -- unless you don't like them, then get to work electing better ones; if you know of a good one, take time today to thank her/him
Circus Day -- the four Ringling Brothers opened their first circus on this day in 1884
Dance to Mark the Third of January -- Fairy Calendar (Third of January is when the Founding Fairy Fathers and Mothers arrived in what is now called Fairyland [no one knows where they lived before, or what lived in Fairyland before], so it is one of their most important days; no one knows why it is celebrated in May, either)
Greek Genocide Remembrance Day -- Greece
Lailat al Kadr (Lailat al Qadr) -- Islam (Night of Destiny; begins at sundown, through sundown tomorrow, although local observances may vary)
May Ray Day -- to celebrate being able to go out into the sun's rays as summer nears
National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- US (information at Banyan Tree Project)
National Devil's Food Cake Day
New England's Dark Day*
Plant Something Day -- because it's fun, and summer is coming so you can!
Praia Municipal Day -- Praia, Cape Verde
St. Dunstan of Canterbury's Day (Patron of armourers, blacksmiths, blind people, gold workers and smiths, jewellers, lighthouse keepers, locksmiths, musicians, silver workers and smiths, swordsmiths; Charlottetown, PEI, Canada)
St. Peter Celestine's Day (Patron of bookbinders; Aquila, Italy)
Youth and Sports Day / Commemoration of Atatürk -- North Cyprus; Turkey
Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle, 2018
Eric Clapton marries Pattie Boyd, 1979
Rachel Appleton, 1992
Jordon Pruitt, 1991
Eric Lloyd, 1986
Kevin Garnett, 1976
Kyle Eastwood, 1968
Grace Jones, 1952
Joey Ramone, 1951
Archie Manning, 1949
Andre the Giant, 1946
Pete Townshend, 1945
Nora Ephron, 1941
James Fox, 1939
Francis R. Scobee, 1939
David Hartman, 1937
James Lehrer, 1934
Malcolm X, 1925
Ho Chi Minh, 1890
Nancy Astor, 1879
Johns Hopkins, 1762
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith(Film), 2005
Smokey and the Bandit(Film), 1977
Gone With The Wind(Publication date), 1936
"L'heure espagnole / How They Keep Time in Spain"(Ravel comédie musicale), 1911
Today in History:
Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America, 1535
Anne Boleyn is beheaded, 1536
Queen Elizabeth I orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots, 1568
French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power, 1643
The Long Parliament declares England a Commonwealth, and England remains a republic for the next 11 years, 1649
King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River, 1749
*A combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover causes complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 10:30 A.M, 1780
Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Légion d'Honneur, 1802
Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the Mexican-American War and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for $15 million USD, 1848
Jan Matzeliger begins the first mechanized shoe production, 1885
Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol, 1897
White women win the right to vote in South Africa, 1930
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind is published, 1936
Churchill and Roosevelt set May 1, 1944 as their goal date for D-Day (it had to be delayed over a month because of weather), 1943
The Soviet Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus, 1961
Croatians vote for independence, 1991
The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts, 1997
Hundreds of Albert Einstein's scientific papers, personal letters and humanist essays were make available on the Internet. Einstein had given the papers to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in his will, 2003
A rare 19th century torpedo is discovered off the coast of California by the US Navy dolphins, 2013
UK inflation is recorded as a negative for the first time since 1960, 2015
EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo, 2018