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We’ve been cat-sitting Buster. When i first went over there, he hid, including behind the dresser.
Now he lets me pet him and comes out to get attention and catnip and treats.
|Rolling in catnip.|
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 on a blog break and is sorely missed. Charlotte/Mother Owl always participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too. Spike's Best Mate often leaves a wonderful poem in the comments on one of our blogs.
This week the theme is Bubbles.
When you are a little kid
And it's time for fun in school,
The teacher brought out bubbles,
And it was really cool!
At night you would protest,
And bathtime you would shun,
Then mom pulled out bath bubbles,
Now suddenly, it's fun!
Then the years went flying by,
And you got a little older,
You thought you were too grown up
You gave bubbles the cold shoulder.
Your own children came along,
Bubbles came back into fashion,
Grandkids love them too,
So they are your secret passion.
When the day has been so long,
You are drowning in your troubles,
You draw yourself a bath,
Soaking problems away in bubbles.
We never are too old
To engage in childlike fun,
Make sure you keep some bubbles
For your inner little one!
Constitution day -- Ukraine
Festival of Terrible Poetry -- according to The Daily Bleed, and since there is some hilarious, if terrible, poetry out there, go find some, and bust a gut
Insurance Awareness Day -- now who do you think invented that!?!
International Body Piercing Day -- on the birthday of James Mark "Jim" Ward, "the granddaddy of the modern body piercing movement"
International CAPS LOCK DAY -- a parody holiday created by Derek Arnold, a user on Metafilter, in 2000
Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival -- Kirkpinar, Edirne, Turkey (since 1362, the oldest wrestling festival in the world as well as the oldest continually running, sanctioned sporting event in the world, in which men clad in leather britches and covered in olive oil wrestle; through Sunday)
Mnarja / L-Imnarja Festival begins -- Buskett Gardens, Malta (folk festival for Sts. Peter and Paul, begins this evening and continues through the 29th)
National Ceviche Day
National Tapioca Day
Paul Bunyan Day -- the tall tale hero of the lumberjacks; celebrated at different times in some parts of the country, but most sites cite this date
Please Take My Children To Work Day -- originally sponsored by; a tongue-in-cheek way to request that you give a full- or part-time stay-at-home mom a break today!
Ra goes forth to propitiate the Nun -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Stonewall Rebellion Day -- now seen as the start of the gay liberation movement in 1969
St. Irenaeus' Day (Patron of Mobile, Alabama)
St. Paul's Feast -- Kato Paphos, Cyprus (religious festivities with the archbishop officiating and a procession of the icon of St. Paul through the streets, through tomorrow)
St. Peter's Eve -- English Christian tradition, night of bonfires and continuation of midsummer celebrations
Thanksgiving for Useful Fairies -- Fairy Calendar
Vidovdan (Festival for St. Vitus) -- Eastern Orthodox Christian, based on the traditional Julian Calendar date
a recognized holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Harry S. Truman marries Bess Wallace, 1919
Kellie Pickler, 1986
Steve Burton, 1970
Danielle Brisebois, 1969
John Cusack, 1966
Mary Stuart Masterson, 1966
Mark Grace, 1964
John Elway, 1960
Thomas Hampson, 1955
Alice Krige, 1954
Kathy Bates, 1948
Gilda Radner, 1946
Bruce Davison, 1946
Turkan Soray, 1945
Pat Morita, 1932
Mel Brooks, 1926
Maria Goeppert Mayer, 1906
Richard Rodgers, 1902
Clara Louise Maass, 1876
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712
John Wesley, 1703
Peter Paul Rubens, 1577
Henry VIII, King of England, 1491
The Nutty Professor(Film), 1996
"Amos 'n' Andy"(TV), 1951
"Quiz Kids"(Radio), 1940
Today in History:
Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul, 1098
Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe, 1389
Guadeloupe becomes a French colony, 1635
The coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1838
The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle, 1841
The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1859
Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I, 1914
The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I, 1919
The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces, 1922
Israel annexes East Jerusalem, 1967
COMECON, as part of the last vestige of the Soviet Bloc, is formally disbanded, followed by the Warsaw pact 3 days later, 1991
Slobodan Milosevic is deported to ICTY to stand trial, 2001
The Republic of Montenegro is admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations, 2006
The U.N. reports 10 million people are effected by the worst drought in 60 years, 2011
Christine Lagarde becomes the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund, 2011
A power company uncovers a Neolithic wooden trackway 2,300 years old in Suffolk, England; it will become one of the largest archaeological digs in Europe at 16,000 square meters, 2018
For the first time since the position was created in 1343, Amsterdam elects a woman mayor, Femke Halsema, 2018
Due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir, a 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, 2019