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 called Word Counters. 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: 53
It was submitted by: Spatulas On Parade
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. This week, i wrote three paragraphs about vacation.
Vacation is such a lovely time of year. Even the word itself is beautiful. Every morning has a walk at sunrise, every evening a sunset worth staying out to see. Afternoon has time to do the inspections of the insides of the eyelids for cracks. None so far, but it’s worth making sure.
Our trip included stopping to drop GusGus at the dealer to get a few things looked at while it’s still under warranty. Then we drove to Gulfport to stop for lunch at our favorite place, but it was closed. The front doors of the building were gone, stolen as we were told later.
Disappointed, we drove up the highway to see if there was anything nearby that looked inviting. Then Sweetie got the bright idea to try to call their number and see if maybe they’d just moved. Bingo, right across the highway from the previous location was the new building, much better than the original.
Links to the other Word Counters posts:
How about finishing up with vacation photos:
This month, i am providing the prompts for Words for Wednesday. As is my custom, i post the prompts on what is Tuesday for me to accommodate those in other time zones.
You can write your story on your blog and leave a link here, or write your story in the comments, your choice.
This week's prompts are:
This week, let's add a picture:
Bloomsday -- commemoration of James Joyce and his novel, Ulysses
Day of Third-Hand Reports and Shaky Evidence -- Fairy Calendar
Festival of Ludi Piscatari -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for fishermen; some sites say it was on the 17th)
Fresh Veggies Day -- before you have that fudge later
International Day of the African Child -- Organisation of African Unity
Ladies' Day (Baseball) -- anniversary of the first ever Ladies' Day baseball game, hosted by the New York Giants in 1883
Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev -- Sikh
National Fudge Day
National Morticians Day -- honoring the last people to ever let you down
National Vinegar Day
St. Benno's Day (Patron of anglers, fishermen, weavers; Dresden-Meissen, Germany; Munich, Germany)
St. John-Francis Regis' Day (Patron of embroiderers, lace makers, social workers; Sisters of Saint Francis Regis; against plague)
Sussex Day -- West Sussex, England (on St. Richard's Day as celebrated in this area [current feast day is April 3 elsewhere]; he was Bishop of Chichester from 1245 to 1253, and his shrine was an important pilgrimage site)
Youth Day -- South Africa
Abby Elliott, 1987
Diana DeGarmo, 1987
Phil Mickelson, 1970
Laurie Metcalf, 1955
Sonia Braga, 1950
Joan Van Ark, 1943
Joyce Carol Oates, 1938
Erich Segal, 1937
John Howard Griffin, 1920
Stan Laurel, 1890
Ghostbusters II(Film), 1989
The Blues Brothers(Film), 1980
Today in History:
The Zoroastrian Religious Calendar begins with the ascension of Yasdegerd III of Persia, the start of the Persian Era, 632
Battle of Stoke Field, the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses, 1487
British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada, 1745
The French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians, 1755
Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois, 1858
The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children, 1883
John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister, 1891
The Ford Motor Company is incorporated, 1903
The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane, 1948
Rudolf Nureyev defects at Le Bourget airport in Paris, 1961
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space, 1963
The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador, 1972
Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd and kill 566 children, 1976
Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon, 2000
The 9/11 Commission, contradicting White House claims, determines Saddam Hussein had no strong ties to al-Qaeda, 2004
British Petroleum agrees to finanace a $20 billion fund to compensate those whose livelihood was damaged by the Deepwater Horizon disaster, 2010
Prince Harry of Wales is cleared to return to active duty in the Afghan War, 2011
Egypt's voters go to the polls for a second round of voting in their first presidential election, 2012
Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, 2017