Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Ice Cube Tray Seven/Ten Split (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by yours truly.

The whole point is to write and have fun, so please join in, you don't even have to use the prompts if you don't want.  Let them be a springboard, not a straight jacket.

This week’s words are







and/or one or both of these phrases

there’s no I in team

in a pickle

"Are you the one who gave my ADDRESS to some SALESPERSON?" he asked, glaring.

"Now why would I do something like that?" was the response, with a smirk.

"That guy was more irritating than a MOSQUITO!"

"Call it an EXPERIMENT to see if he had what it takes to sell to the likes of you, find out if he would be a good WORKER."

"Well, you put me In A Pickle!  Ours is a "no solicitation" neighborhood, and I almost had to call the sheriff's office to get him to leave."

"That's wasn't very sporting of you."

"All right, that's it.  That is the FINAL straw.  Look, I've listened to your stupid platitudes about how 'There Is No I In Team,' and I've overlooked your sarcasm and even rudeness.  I'm not overlooking them any longer.  I quit!"

"Sure you do.  I'll see you at the meeting in 10 minutes."

"No, you won't, because I've been putting in applications to other companies in this area, and got interviews, and I've got a job offer I'm going to take.  Right now, I'm going into my office and pack, and by the time your meeting is over, I will be gone."

"But you can't do that!"

"I already have, and if you are looking for someone to replace me, hire that sales guy you sent to my house.  He's almost as irritating as you are, you two should get along just fine!"


Today is:

Day of Purification of All Things -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Donate a Days Wages to Charity Day 2021  

Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Disbanded -- Fairy Calendar (and don't ask how we blew it)

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day   

Hug Your Cat Day -- another date given on many sites, and here's some advice about how to do it safely    

International CFS/ME Awareness Day -- bringing awareness about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis     

International Nurses Day -- birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale

Limerick Day -- birth anniversary of Edward Lear

National Nightshift Workers Day/Third Shift Workers Day -- US (remembering those intrepid souls who keep things running smoothly through the night)

National Nutty Fudge Day

National Receptionist Day -- US (because that first impression is important; National Receptionists Association)   

National School Nurse Day -- US (the school nurse is there to help!)  

Odometer Day -- actually first called a "roadometer", it measured wagon wheel revolutions, as 360 of them made a mile, and was invented and first used this day by William Clayton, Orson Pratt, and Appleton Milo Harmon, Mormon pioneers traveling to Utah in 1847

Olde May Day (Julian Calendar)

Pilgrimage to Fatima -- Fatima, Portugal (procession, mass, and etc. to commemorate the first appearance of the Virgin of the Rosary to the three shepherd children on this day in 1917)

Ramazan Bayrami Eve -- Turkey

Rotuma Day -- Rotuma, Fiji

Saint Andrew, the First Called Day -- Georgia

Snellman Day/Day of Finnish Identity -- Finland

St. Diomma of Kildimo's Day (Patron of Kildimo, County Limerick, Ireland)

St. Francis Patrizi's Day (Patron of reconciliations)

St. Pancras' Day (2nd Ice Saint; Patron of children, oaths, treaties; Albano, Italy; Iserlohn, Germany; Pontevico, Italy; Sestino, Italy; against cramps, false witness, headaches, and perjury)

Anniversaries Today:

Mick Jagger marries Bianca De Macias, 1971

Eddie Fisher marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1959 

Coronation of George VI of England, 1937

Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia, 1743

National University of San Marcos is founded in Lima, Peru (oldest in the Americas), 1551

Jagiellonian University is fouded in Krakow, Poland (oldest in Poland), 1364

Richard I (Lionheart) of England marries Berengaria of Navarre, 1191

Birthdays Today:

Emily VanCamp, 1986

Cheryl Burke, 1984

Jason Biggs, 1978

MacKenzie Astin, 1973

Christian Campbell, 1972

Jamie Luner, 1971

Kim Fields, 1969

Tony Hawk, 1968

Stephen Baldwin, 1966

Emilio Estevez, 1962

Ving Rhames, 1961

Kim Greist, 1958

Bruce Boxleitner, 1951

Gabriel Byrne, 1950

Lindsay Crouse, 1948

Steve Winwood, 1948

Millie Perkins, 1938

George Carlin, 1937

Tom Snyder, 1936

Frank Stella, 1936

Burt Bacharach, 1929

Yogi Berra, 1925

Mary Kay Ash, 1918

Katharine Hepburn, 1907

Florence Nightingale, 1820

Edward Lear, 1812

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music"(Musical revue), 1981

"Mary Had a Little Lamb"(Paul McCartney & Wings single release), 1972

"The Poisoned Kiss, or The Empress and the Necromancer"(Opera), 1936

The Symphony No. 1 in F minor(Shostakovich Op. 10), 1926

"L'elisir d'amore / The Elixir of Love"(Opera), 1832

Today in History:

Antipope  Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome, 1328

Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief  of to the Rathore clan, founds Jodhpur, India, 1459

Philip Lenzi places the first ice cream advertisement, in the NY Gazette, 1777

Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers; it later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses, 1789

The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15, 1870

US District Court Judge J. Dundy rules, in Standing Bear vs. George Crook, that Native Americans are persons within the meaning of the laws of the United States, 1879

Tunisia  becomes a French protectorate, 1881

In the North-West Rebellion, the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian  government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat, 1885

Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, 1932

Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin, 1941

A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada, 1958

West Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations, 1965

The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces in international waters, 1975

South Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years, 1984

Amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as 1st woman Conservative rabbi, 1985

Fred Markham of the US becomes the first person to pedal a bike at 65mph unaided by wind, 1986

Ingrid Baeyens becomes the first Belgian woman to ascend Mount Everest, 1992

Russia and chechnya sign a peace agreement after 400 years of conflict, 1997

The Texas, US, legislature is brought to a standstill when 59 Democratic lawmakers go into hiding in a dispute with Republicans over redistricting, 2003

An 8.0 earthquake in southwest China kills more than 69,000 people, 2008

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the second-longest-reigning monarch in British history, 2011 

Pope Francis canonizes the 813 martyrs of Otranto as Saints, 2013

Brazil declares an end to the Zika national emergency as cases decrease, 2017


  1. It's a huge information List. Some time I make watermelon juice and keep them on ice cube tray to make watermelon cube.

  2. Don't worry about spilt ice cubes. It is water under the fridge.

    God bless.

  3. Love your story.
    Mine (which pales by comparison is below.
    Carl was an excellent salesman (oops salesperson). His weekly address spouted all of the common positive phrases, anything which could fire his team up and propel them across the line. Most of us tuned him out, treating him like an irritating mosquito.
    There is NO I in team he shouted. However I want each and every one of you to promise to yourselves (and all the other workers) ‘I will do my best’.
    Out of the corner of his mouth Dave muttered ‘Do you think he will accept ‘I did my best’ in our performance appraisal?
    Peter winced and said ‘that is an experiment I am not brave enough to take. It would be my last I think, for Carl winning isn’t everything. It is the only thing. He is wrong, but sadly our pay packets depend on us pretended he isn’t.

    1. Oh, I always feel sad for those salespersons. Carl's are bad.

    2. It's hard to work for someone like this Carl. Well told!

  4. Thank you for inspiration.
    Now I have done my part: WfW. Now off for coffee to return and read your words later.

  5. I like to make cranberry juic ice cubes mmm luverly :-)

    Have a shiverlesstastic week 👍

  6. Enjoyed your 'rant', especially as I used to be one of those irritating salepersons!

  7. Great story. I hate irritating salespersons who can't take a hint and leave.

  8. We have some ice cube trays, but they live in the cupboard most of the time.

  9. I've not seen ice cube trays in a very long time. I so remember keeping them full so we'd have ice.

    Love your use of the prompts. Well done and I'm so proud of that person leaving. Enough is enough.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  10. Curious minds want to know if The Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Disbanded is looking out for Harry and Meghan and brood? I was going to write a limerick, but my creative juices weren't flowing yet...

    oh what the goes nothing...
    I'll give it my best shot!


  11. And a correction ... the apparition in Fatima was tomorrow.

  12. That was quite a story, maybe he threw those ice cubes at the dude.

  13. hugs yur cat day soundz grate...but ta other catz...knot uz ;) ♥♥☺☺

  14. Fun post of ice cube trays and great story ~ Xo

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  15. I have given up on ice cube trays, they always seem to split. I buy the ice cube bags to freeze them now. They take up less room too.

  16. Nice story- I bet many daydream of that. :)

  17. We have an automatic ice maker in the freezer. But I use to love to make ice cubes with fresh fruit or mint for ice tea and things in the summertime. My mom had the metal ones with the pull up handle. Now I am telling my age. Your stories are always excellent, good choice to share. Thanks so much for all you do to entertain us. HUGS


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