Monday, September 27, 2021

Take That (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Stupid Is As Stupid Does (Poetry Monday)


Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus.

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

Kittens.  Because, well, kittens.

Take that, crazy camera lady!


 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 participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too.  .

This week the theme is Ask A Stupid Question.  (Please note that the official Ask a Stupid Question Day is usually celebrated the last school day of September.)                         

The teachers wanted students

Lots of questions to ask,

But getting students to do so

Was proving quite a task.

The students were all worried

They didn't want to look

Like they didn't know stuff

End up sounding like a schnook.

The teachers said, Ask anyway!

We really do not care,

If you ask a stupid question,

At least you've taken the dare!

So, why are newborns ugly?

Your looks would have a flaw,

If you spent 9 months in water

Then squeezed out through a straw.

How big's the Specific Ocean?

You need to more specific be,

If you're meaning the Pacific,

It's 60million square miles of sea.

What's worse, ignorance or apathy?

Well those two are quite a pair,

But this I tell you honestly,

I neither know nor care.

What's the meaning of procrastination?

This question sounds like a baiter,

But I tell you what, kid,

I'll answer you later.

See how easy it can be

To get the hang of it?

So please ask a stupid question

So I won't be the only nitwit.


Today is:

Ancestor Appreciation Day -- sponsored by the Ancestor Appreciation Day Association of Ann Arbor, MI, US

Canterbury South Provincial Anniversary Day -- Canterbury South, New Zealand

Crush a Can Day -- internet generated, so have fun seeing how many (safe) ways you can crush a can, and how flat you can get it!

Dominion Day -- New Zealand (Obs.)

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children(TM) -- US (sponsored by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, encouraging everyone to have a meal with the family, because all the studies show it's good for you!

Feast of Mashíyyat (Will) -- Baha'i

Fun and Fancy Free Day -- go out and have a great day, in honor of the release on this day in 1947 of the Disney film Fun and Fancy Free

French Community Holiday -- French Community of Belgium

Independence Day -- Turkmenistan

Meskel -- Ethiopian/Eritrian Orthodox Christian (True Cross Day)

National Corned Beef Hash Day

National Milk Chocolate Day

Queen's Birthday Holiday -- WA, Australia

Shemini Azteret -- Judaism (Jewish completion of the annual cycle of reading of the Torah; begins at sunset, through sunset tomorrow)

Shut Up and Let Somebody Else Talk Day -- begun by someone with an overly verbose spouse, perhaps?

St. Vincent De Paul's Day (Patron of charitable societies/charitable workers, charities, horses, hospital workers, hospitals, lepers, prisoners, spiritual help, volunteers; Brothers of Charity; Saint Vincent de Paul Societies; Sisters of Charity; Vincentian Service Corps; Madagascar; Richmond, Virginia; for finding lost objects; against leprosy)

Thanksgiving Day for Disappearance of Kelp-Koli Again -- Fairy Calendar

World Tourism Day -- World Tourism Organization   

Anniversary Today:

Google is founded, 1998

Birthdays Today:

Avril Lavigne, 1984

Gwyneth Paltrow, 1972

Bello Nock, 1968

Sophia Milos, 1965

Shaun Cassidy, 1958

Mike Schmidt, 1949

Marvin "Meat Loaf" Aday, 1947

Delores Taylor, 1939

Claude Jarman, Jr., 1934

Greg Morris, 1934

Wilford Brimley, 1934

Sada Thompson, 1929

Arthur Penn, 1922

William Conrad, 1920

Jayne Meadows, 1919

Thomas Nast, 1840

Raphael Semmes, 1809

George Muller, 1805

George Cruikshank, 1792

Samuel Adams, 1722

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Tonight Show"(TV), 1954

Strike Up The Band(Film), 1940

"Rip Van Winkle"(Bristow opera), 1855

Today in History:

Severe earthquake in the Gulf of Chili, China; reports of 100,000 killed, 1290

Jesuits founded by Ignatius Loyola, 1540

John Adams negotiates peace terms with Britain, 1779

Constitution submitted to the states for ratification, 1787

Jean-Francois Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone, 1822

The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world's first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains, 1825

The physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc²,1905

The first production of a Ford Model T automobile rolls off the line at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan, 1908

First test of a twin engine airplane, in France, 1910

Native American Day is first celebrated, 1916

Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members, 1919

The first Santa Clause Training School opens in Albion, NY, 1937

The Balinese tiger is declared to be an extinct species, 1937

Sierra Leone joins the United Nations, 1961

Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system, 1983

East Timor joins the United Nations, 2002

CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7, 2008

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers direct evidence of a fast-moving stream bed, showing a prior water source on the Red Planet, 2012

Thai Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck is  found guilty of criminal negligence in a rice subsidy scheme and sentenced to 5 years in absentia, 2017


  1. I liked your poem - it reminds me of the old saying"The only stupid questions are the ones not asked."

  2. Smiling at your poem. Like Charlotte (MotherOwl) I grew up hearing that the unasked question was the stupid one.

  3. Thank you for hosting, dear Mimi and for sharing always such interesting posts, I so love your poem!
    Wishing you a wonderful Monday and new week
    Xx Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  4. Cats in luxury. Thanx Mimi. Patron Saint of Felines.

    God bless.

  5. Cute kitties and the last one is cheeky. Love your poem. Have a fabulous week.

  6. Awww on the kitties. So adorable. I love to watch kittens.

    Love your Spark and love the poem. Made me smile.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  7. Once again I love your poem. You can tackle any topic in rhyme.

  8. So many things to celebrate this week. Later this week we are going to visit the cemetery where my parents and grandparents are buried.
    While I prefer dark chocolate, I will partake of milk chocolate, just because it is the thing to celebrate. Have a blessed week.

  9. I love the poem especially since I was a teacher. I remember telling my students that there was never a stupid question that they could ask but a stupid question if you didn't try.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. That last kitten photo is great with that sweet little tongue sticking out!

  11. That is a great poem today! I wish I would have learned earlier in life that asking questions is the best way to learn something new - oh well, I know it now! My stupid question of the day: Where did all those Princess phones go to?

  12. That was a fun poem and those kittens sure are cute!

  13. perfect poem- illustrating each word! And I have to say watching family dinners in restaurants makes me want to get up from our table and confiscate all their i-phones glued to their faces. My pet peeve these days! Cheers!

  14. Such cute kittens. Great poem and excellent spark.

  15. Awwwe! Those kitten get me right in the feels!
    Wonderful job on the poem, Mimi!
    I'm so sorry I've been absent. I've been ill and just have no energy!

  16. Adorable kitty photos ~ sassy one is cute too ~
    Well written poem ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. Mimi,

    Cute kitties. And, I love the poem - great job!

  18. zcute feline fur babies and I LOVE the poem. You are quite multi-talented. Anyone who has such strength to survivie all the things you have had to deal with this year. You are such an encouraging soul. Much LOVE and BIG HUGS across the miles.


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