Monday, November 2, 2020

Puppy Love (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and That's an Antic? (Poetry Monday)


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These puppies at the rescue that we assisted last week were quite a handful:


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. Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is taking a break due to her husband's health.   Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates, too.  This week the theme is High School Antics.                   

If truth be told, as indeed, it should,

In high school i was mostly good.

"I don't drink, smoke, or chew, or date boys who do!"

That was my motto, through and through.

So what did i do for fun? It was lame,

And compared to others, very tame.

My friends and i would get in my car,

A drive 'round the area, near and far,

At every stop sign and every light,

We'd hop out and trade seats with each other left and right.

Other drivers would laugh to see

Us running 'round the car like buzzy, silly bees.

So that's the truth, being told as it should,

In high school, i was boring and good!


Today is:

Ashi Vanguhi -- Ancient Persian Calendar/Zoroastrian (celebration of Ashi Vanguhi, or Holy Blessing; date approximate, but always two days after a full moon around this time of year)

All Souls' Day -- Christian (celebrations in Ecuador are among the most colorful; 2nd of the Dias de los Muertos in Mexico) related observances:

     Dead Relatives' Day -- Sicily

     Dia de Finados -- Brazil; Portugal

Aztec Day of the Dead -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (date approximate)

Balfour Declaration Day -- Israel

Cookie Monster's Birthday -- go have a cookie to celebrate! (but only after your dinner, as Cookie Monster now points out; boy, things have changed)

Coronation of Haile Selassie -- Rastafarian

Dveselu Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (day for families to gather with the spirits of their ancestors at the graveyard to celebrate the continuity of life)

Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Indian Arrival Day / Arrival of Indentured Laborers' Day -- Mauritius

International Day to End Impunity -- International (calling for the ending impunity for crimes against journalists and media workers)    

Job Action Day -- a day for workers and job seekers to put job or career in the forefront, make plans, and take action 

Karatsu Kunchi -- Karatsu and Saga, Japan

Look for Circles Day -- internet generated, and we run in circles looking for who created it and why!

Marlborough Provinical Anniversary Day -- Marlborough, New Zealand

National Day -- Tonga(obs.)

National Deviled Egg Day

National Stress Awareness Week -- UK (International Stress Management Association; through Friday) 

Potting-Shed Investitures -- Fairy Calendar (Garden Fairies)

Plan Your Epitaph Day -- sponsored by Dead or Alive of Arcata, CA, because a forgettable epitaph is almost a fate worse than death, so make plans to do yours right!

Practice Being Psychic Day -- but you already knew that, didn't you?

Recreation Day -- Tasmania, Australia

Refuse to Capitalize the First Letters in Your Name Day -- k.d.lang's birth anniversary

Soulcaker's Play -- Cheshire, UK

St Eustachius' Day  (Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters and hunting, torture victims, trappers; Madrid, Spain; Poli, Italy; against fire and torture)

Tori No Ichi -- Japan (the first "rooster day" of November, so called because it is held on the three days of the rooster this month, in which to wish good luck and prosperity at temple and shrine ceremonies around the country, and celebrate with a fair)

Traffic Director's Day -- Traffic Directors Guild of America (those who are Traffic Managers, Inventory Control Specialists, Revenue Managers, or many other terms in the broadcasting and mobile industries, including radio and TV traffic directors, who always schedule your favorite shows when you just can't watch, and put more and more commercials in when they can; on the Monday nearest the anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast in Pittsburgh in 1922)     

Anniversaries Today:

North Dakota becomes the 39th US State, 1889

South Dakota becomes the 40th US State, 1889

Birthdays Today:

k.d. lang, 1961

Shere Hite, 1942

Stephanie Powers, 1942

Pat Buchanan, 1938

Ray Walston, 1914

Burt Lancaster, 1913

Paul Ford, 1901

Warren G. Harding, 1865

James K. Polk, 1795

Marie Antionette, 1755

Daniel Boone, 1734

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Spruce Goose makes its first (only) flight, 1947

KDKA Radio Pittsburgh, PA, US makes the first scheduled radio broadcast, of election results, 1920

Today in History:

The African Free School, the first free school in NYC, opens, 1787

The popular vote for US president is first recorded and Andrew "By God" Jackson (a/k/a Old Hickory) defeats John Quincy Adams, 1824

New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally, 1868

Johnny Campbell officially leads the crowd in cheering at a University of Minnesota football game, the official birth of cheerleading, 1898

The British newspaper the "Daily Mirror" begins publication, 1903

The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities", 1917

Charlotte Woodward, who attended the historic Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention of 1848, becomes the only one of the women who attended to live long enough to cast a vote in a national election, 1920

Australia's Qantas Airways begins service, 1922

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established, 1936

In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built, 1947

Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley's Lover case, 1960

The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT, 1988

The International Space Station becomes permanently staffed, 2000

China makes its first orbital docking as its unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft successfully docks with the orbiting Tiangong 1 space station module, 2011

The New York Marathon is cancelled due to the damage from Hurricane Sandy, 2012

Separatists in Eastern Ukraine hold elections in Donetsk and Luhansk; Russia will recognize the elected leaders, but Ukraine and Western nations declare the elections illegitimate, 2014

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system, 2015

The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, ending the longest MLB championship drought at 108 years, 2016


  1. Cute and adorable puppies. People may think you were boring when you were in high school BUT you were good. Have a beautiful week.

  2. Love the puppies.
    And your behaviour in high school set the tone for who you are today. Which is definitely NOT boring.

  3. The puppies all look like they are waiting to be sprung free. Love your poem. I was boring in high school too, always with my nose stuck in a book. Not much has changed since then.

  4. Puppies are always a paw full, but they are so fun! The quote was a bit much for our brains at 5 in the morning, even with the time change, LOL!

  5. Aww! they can be a handfull :-)

    I liked that quote, good quotes always makes you think :-)

    Have a safetastic day 😷😷😷

  6. Sweet photo of the rescued puppies and great spark ~ ^_^
    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    ps. there is no link on Sandee's blog to link up ~ know anything about this?

  7. I know I have not commented it a long time,MY BAD!and these last couple of months have been one Personal long and drawn out nightmare starting August 13,2020 and ending October 15th with the death of my Beloved Mrs Mike AKA Celestine.

  8. Lovely spark today, and I don't think you were boring, it sounds like you found some good fun in high school.

  9. Oh puppies are a handful for sure. They are most adorable.

    Love the Spark and the poem. You're not boring.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  10. Cute pups. Great spark and poem. That sounds like a fun game. :)

  11. Those puppies look like a handful of cuteness for sure!

  12. Darling little pups- and you all were so kind to help! I love your poem and would have had a great giggle watching you and your friends!

  13. PUPPIES!!!
    I love your poem, Mimi!
    I guess I was pretty much 'boring' too. ;)
    We did the same thing! We called it Hopping Mad Hatter. (Change Places!) Innocent fun.

  14. Those pups really are cute! That was a tremendous Spark and a good story!

  15. I'm not sure I'm qualified to write my own epitaph - but it would undoubtedly be more interesting than anything the local obit columnist ever comes up with!

  16. Love the puppies! Sorry, but no poem from me this week as I've been totally lacking in inspiration - not that we were 100% perfect by any means, just boring! The only prank I can remember is the ritual de-bobbling of new first years' uniform berets - the pulling off of that little felt spike in the middle of a new beret. Try rhyming 'de-bobbling berets'! I'll try to do better for next week.

  17. The poem was perfect! I really chuckled. It was a fun thing to do back in our day! Aw...puppies! Kittens! I love them all. I hope your day is wonderful. Stay safe and be happy! HUGS across the miles XO XO XO XO