Part of today’s post is also a writing challenge. This is how it works: one of the contributing bloggers picked a number between 12 and 74. The submitted number is a challenge to participating bloggers to write at least one piece using that exact number of words.
This month, the word count number is: 24
It was submitted by: yours truly
Links to the other Word Counters posts:
On Sunday, August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida hit NOLA and the vicinity, and got us with the "vicinity" part. We got torn a bit.
On Monday, September 6, 2021, i finally got back to work at Carl's place. His brother and sister-in-law had gone back home.
It's one of those things we're used to around here, when your relatives lose power and you don't, they move in for the duration.
Ms. V had not allowed Carl to move back into his apartment, she wanted me to get in there and clean it well first.
|This is how tidy they'd left it, it will never be this clean before i get there again.|
Then we move on to this week, Carl had been in there as usual since i'd left the week before. It's business as usual.
We love that boy, he's job security, he's impossible to get out the door to work on time, he's perfect just as he is.
Time for some cute and some funny to round out the post.
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
Battle of San Jacinto Day -- Nicaragua
Cochabamba Day -- Cochabamba, Bolivia (festival of the founding of the city)
Eat a Hoagie Day
Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 4, Economic Justice (sponsored by We, the World)
Feast of the Triumph of the Cross/Elevation of the Life Giving Cross/Holy Cross Day -- Christian
Festivals and Matsuri of Japan -- several throughout Japan, today and for the next several, most as harvest festivals or traditional horseback archery rituals)
including the O Sannomiya Autumn Festival, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Festival, Tono Matsuri, Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri, Tsurugaoka-hachimangu Reitasai, Yachi Donga Festival, and Furusato Hyappei Festival
Gaura Parba -- Nepal (women's festival for the goddess Gauri to ask for health and long life for their husbands)
Hug a Crabby Stranger Day -- okay, as long as i don't end up on the evening news
National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day
Nutting Day -- British Isles tradition, the hazelnuts are supposed to be perfectly ripe on this day
Pilgrimage to the Black Madonna of Einsiedeln -- Switzerland
San Jacinto Day -- Nicaragua
St. Notburga's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, husbandmen, peasants, restaurant servers)
Unclear Ideas Display -- Fairy Calendar (Imps celebration)
Amy Winehouse, 1983
Dan Cortese, 1967
Faith Ford, 1964
Wendy Thomas, 1961 (Namesake of Wendy's Hamburgers)
Mary Crosby, 1959
Sam Neill, 1947
Joey Heatherton, 1944
Nicol Williamson, 1938
Walter Koenig, 1936
Kate Millett, 1934
Harve Presnell, 1933
Zoe Caldwell, 1933
Constance Baker Motley, 1921
Clayton Moore, 1914
Stanley Ketchel, 1886
Margaret Higgins Sanger, 1879
Ivan Pavlov, 1849
James Wilson, 1742
"The Golden Girls"(TV), 1985
"The Waltons"(TV Series), 1972
"Have Gun Will Travel"(TV), 1957
"The Turn of the Screw"(Opera), 1954
Today in History:
Domitian becomes emperor of Rome upon the death of his brother Titus, 81
Harun al-Rashid beomes Abbasid Caliph upon the death of his brother, al-Hadi, 786
The first lighthouse in the US, in Boston, is lit, 1716
George Frederick Handel finishes "Messiah" oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days, 1741
Napoleon occupies Moscow; fires begin that will not be fully extinguished for 5 days, 1812
Francis Scott Key witnesses the battle which inspires him to write "The Defense of Fort McHenry", later retitled "The Star Spangled Banner", 1814
George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon, 1886
President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt, 1901
Groundbreaking for the United Nations headquarters in New York City, 1948
The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it, 1959
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded, 1960
The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI, 1975
President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated, 1982
Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean, 1984
The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, belting 10 of them, 1987
Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations, 1999
Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks; a similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital, 2001
In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union, 2003
NASA reveals the Space Launch Program to replace the Space Shuttle program, 2011
The Bodleian Library confirms that the earliest evidence of the zero symbol found to date is a Bakhshali (Pakistani) manuscript that carbon dating puts as coming from the 3rd or 4th century, 2017
Astronomers report a possible sign of life on Venus, after detecting phosphine in planets's atmosphere by telescope, 2020