“What in the world?” the plumber held up the offending plug he’d just dug out of the kitchen sink drainpipe.
We looked at each other guiltily, not quite sure how to explain.
Looking more closely, he said, “It looks like a huge hunk of wax!”
“Um, well, it is wax,” i started to say.
“See, we were making candles,” my best friend and partner in crime broke in.
The plumber just shook his head and started the process of reassembling the pipes.
(Yes, based on a true story.)
Gosia at Looking for Identity has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World. Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.
Gosia has been MIA in the blogosphere for a while, so as soon as i can figure out how to do so, i am going to start putting up a link and inviting anyone who has a fence to share to join in. If Gosia comes back, i will pass the baton back to her, of course, but in the meanwhile, i want to keep it going, i do enjoy looking for different fences to share.
The following is a fence within a fence:
It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day! This week's image and my poems:
Hold on to me tight,
I am young at heart but not
Quite so young at feet!
Wish I’d known sooner
That this is so much fun!
Hold me well,
I’m not quite done.
I’ll pop a wheelie
Just like the grands,
Maybe next I’ll give a listen
To their heavy metal bands!
Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. It's time to share something for which i am thankful.
We are all thankful that #2 Son was not seriously injured when a car struck his motorcycle and fled the scene. Scrapes, bruises and a broken small toe will all heal, and the motorcycle was repairable.
Alligator Wrestling Day -- internet generated, and i wonder if a cat that doesn't want its meds counts?
Automatic Toll Collection Day -- the first machine went into use on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway on this day in 1954
Catholic School Principal Appreciation Day -- originally designated by the National Catholic Education Association
Discovery Day -- Puerto Rico
Equal Opportunity Day / Dedication Day / Remembrance Day -- anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
Fast for an Abundant World Harvest -- now unsponsored, but one way to help can be found here
Fete de S.A.S. le Prince Souverain -- Monaco (National Day)
Flag Day -- Brazil
Garifuna Day/Carib Settlement Day -- Belize
Great American Smokeout -- save money and your life, try not to smoke today; started by the American Cancer Society
“Have a Bad Day" Day -- for the hidden, or not so hidden, grouch in all of us; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
International Men's Day -- Australia; Canada; Ghana; Hungary; India; Ireland; Jamaica; Malta; Singapore; South Africa; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; United States
Liberation Day -- Mali
National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
Please Maintain Your Focus Today Day -- internet generated, but a good idea
St. Obadiah's Day (Obadiah the Prophet)
Use Less Stuff Day -- a great idea! not an officially sponsored day, but get information about using less stuff
"What Ever Happened to Gary Pucket?" Day -- internet generated, and a fun question to research
World Philosophy Day -- UNESCO
World Toilet Day -- sponsored by the World Toilet Organization (to raise awareness of the 2.5 billion people who don't have access to proper sanitation)
Zion National Park is established, 1919
Women's Christian Temperance Union is founded, 1874
McCaughey Septuplets, 1997
Kerri Strug, 1977
Savion Glover, 1973
Gail Devers, 1966
Terry Farrell, 1963
Jodie Foster, 1962
Meg Ryan, 1961
Allison Janney, 1960
Anne Curry, 1956
Eileen Collins, 1956
Scott Jacoby, 1956
Glynnis O'Connor, 1955
Kathleen Quinlan, 1954
Ahmad Rashad, 1949
Calvin Klein, 1942
Garrick Utley, 1939
Ted Turner, 1938
Dick Cavett, 1936
Jack Welch, 1935
Larry King, 1933
Roy Campanella, 1921
Indira Gandhi, 1917
Peter Drucker, 1909
Tommy Dorsey, 1905
Billy Sunday, 1862
James Garfield, 1831
Heaven's Gate(Film), 1980
"Rocky and His Friends/Rocky and Bullwinkle"(TV), 1959
The first Automatic Toll Collection Machine, at the Union Toll Plaza in New Jersey, 1954
Today in History:
The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land, begins, 1095
Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Isreal, 1621
The Jakobinen club forms in Paris, 1794
The Jay Treaty, the first US extradition treaty, is signed with Great Britain, 1794
Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European Americans to cross the continent, 1805
Warsaw University is established, 1816
The St. Petersburg flood, caused by storms, kills 10,000, 1824
The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened, 1847
Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address, 1863
Boss Tweed is convicted, sentenced to 12 years, 1874
Carrie Nation attempts to address the US Senate, 1903
NY receives the first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy, 1911
Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (anybody want to guess what this eventually became?), 1916
The first issue of Time Magazine is published, with Emperor Hirohito on the cover, 1928
Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III, 1954
The first automatic toll collection machine is introduced on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, 1954
Ford cancels the Edsel, 1959
Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon, 1960
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement, 1977
Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire, 1996
Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD, 1998
The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft, 1999
Claudia Castillo has a successful trachea transplant from stem-cell created organ, 2008
Many nations urge lower fishing rates on the Atlantic bluefin tuna; quota limits on the critically endangered fish are discussed by major fishing nations in Paris, 2010
The Philippines receives a $500 million emergency loan from the World Bank to help the country recover and rebuild in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, 2013
‘Oumuamua (1I/2017 U1), the first interstellar object in our solar system to be detected by humans, is sighted by Robert Weryk using the Pan-STARRS telescope at Haleakaia Observatory, Hawaii, 2017
LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the LA Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 2019