Monday, August 10, 2020

Sleeping My Way (Awww Monday), Thought Provoking Quote of the Week, and Never Stop (Poetry Monday)


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Somebody fell asleep with her tongue out:


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's a Thought Provoking 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 Special Dreams.          

Dreams beyond dreams
Like mountains beyond mountains
Never fully reached
Yet we should never
Stop striving


Today is:

Banana Split Day

Carnival Monday -- Grenada

Chemistry Set Volcano Day -- beat summer boredom, make a chemistry set volcano!

Day of Wandering -- Fairy Calendar

Dejada de Santo Domingo de Guzeman -- Managua, Nicaragua

Feast of San Lorenzo -- San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Heroes Day -- Zimbabwe

Independence Day / National Day -- Ecuador(1822)

Lazy Day -- internet generated, since it's so hot, though, make it a lazy day!

National Duran Duran Appreciation Day -- anniversary of the 1985 near fatal accident of lead singer Simon Le Bon, when his yacht capsized during a race; the band acknowledges the declaration of this day on their website, and many years offer a free download of a song from one of their albums

National S'mores Day

Opalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar, festival of Ops (date approximate, there were several celebrations of Ops through August and September)

Prisoner's Justice Day -- Canada (prisoners fast and refuse to work in memory of those who have died in prison of murder, suicide, or neglect)

Skyscraper Appreciation Day -- birth anniversary of architect William Can Alen, the genius behind the Chrysler Building

St. Lawrence of Rome's Day (Martyr roasted on a gridiron; Patron of archives and archivists, armories and armourers, brewers, butchers, chefs, comedians, confectioners, cooks, cutlers, deacons, glaziers, laundry workers, librarians and libraries, paupers and the poor, restauranteurs, schoolchildren, seminarians, stained glass workers, students, tanners, vine growers and vintners; of over 25 cities around the world; against fire and lumbago)

Anniversaries Today:

The Smithsonian Institution is chartered, 1846
Missouri becomes the 24th US state, 1821

Birthdays Today:

Angie Harmon, 1972
Antonio Banderas, 1960
Rosanna Arquette, 1959
Schim Schimmel, 1954
Ian Anderson, 1947
Betsey Johnson, 1942
Bobby Hatfield, 1940
Rocky Colavito, 1933
Jimmy Dean, 1928
Eddie Fisher, 1928
Rhonda Fleming, 1923
Leo Fender, 1909
George Crockett, 1909
Norma Shearer, 1902
Henri Nestle', 1890
Herbert Hoover, 1874

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Candid Camera"(TV), 1948

Today in History:

Nineveh is destroyed and Sinsharishkun, King of the Assyrian Empire is killed, BC 612
Temple at Jerusalem is burned, 70
Ferdinand Magellan sets out with 5 ships to circumnavigate the globe, 1519
The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is laid, 1675
Word of the US Declaration of Independence reaches London, 1776
Mozart completes "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", 1787
First ascent of Finsteraarhorn, the highest summit of the Bernese Alps, 1829
Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone, 1948
The Magellan space probe reaches Venus, 1990
The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK – 38.5*C (101.3*F) in Kent; it is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 2003
New Zealand's highest mountain, the south ridge of Aoraki/Mount Cook, is renamed Hillary Ridge after Sir Edmund Hillary, first to conquer Mt. Everest, 2011
Google announces it is restructuring as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries, 2015
Scientists exploring Captain Scott's hut in Antarctica discover a 100-year-old Huntley & Palmers fruitcake that is perfectly preserved and deemed to look and smell almost edible, 2018


  1. Little Miss tongue out is a sweetie. And never stop striving indeed.
    The quote of the day is very, very true too.

  2. Great quote of the day, Mimi. Thanx.

    God bless.

  3. Mimi,

    Maybe she's dreaming about something yummy. :) Dreams keep us moving forward. I hope I never stop dreaming! Have a marvelous Monday. Stay safe and be well, my friend!

  4. We can't stand it when people feel they are better than others and they treat people poorly. Very good quote.

  5. LOL made me smile :-)

    Have a naptastic safe week 😷😷😷

  6. Meowser Ms. Mimi I hope you have a wonderful week. BTW, did you notice that I nominated you as an inspirational blogger?

  7. Awww on the kitty. So cute.

    I love your Spark and it's ever so true.

    Love your Special Dreams. Never stop trying.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  8. Sweet kitty photos with the tongue out ~ and great spark ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    ps. ~ Apologies for tardiness in commenting

  9. Love that sweet kitty! Your Spark really says it all, we believe that to be a truth!

  10. I'm sorry kitty we due knot noe yur name but yur fotoz bee awesum & ewe bee gorgeouz !! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

    this week's spark is awesome as well :) ♥♥☺☺

  11. I think National S'mores Day should be monthly.
    *nod, nod*

  12. Great shares as always! I am not sure about that ancient fruitcake on the final list here but Happy Birthday to Rhonda Fleming. She is 97 years young. Ah....the days of Hollywood glamour, sad such days are no longer. Banana Split Day, S'Mores Day, Oh Lord please help me! Heeheehee! The prison day caught my eye. We could certainly use an overhaul in the prison systems. I always wait to come visit you here. Such a wealth if info and knowledge too. Happy Week! :-)

  13. That kitty looks like the cat that got the cream. I love the poem - a good contender for a future Sparks.

  14. Both your thought provoking quote and your poem are inspirational. Just what we all need.

  15. Great poem and spark. I love it when kitties stick their tongues out.

  16. Darling sweet kitty so fast asleep! and the quote is fabulous! So very very true! And you are a purrfect example of that quote! Cheers! xoxo


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