Monday, October 25, 2021

SomeKitty's Certain (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and 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!

Tripod SissyCat agreed to pose as she is certain she's awww worthy.  


 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 Opera.          


The Marx Brothers went to the opera

And everything went nuts,

But to really sing in the opera,

It takes voice, heart, and guts.

Opera is serious singing,

It's never out of style,

But to get to star in the opera,

Your practice goes the extra mile.

To be the best in any profession,

To grab in this life those brass rings,

Keep trying and trying and trying,

It's not over 'til the opera lady sings!


Today is:

Accounting Day -- promoting the profession of accounting and finance   

Armed Forces Day -- Romania

Constitution Day -- Lithuania

Day of the Basque Country -- Basque Country

Feast of Forty Martyrs of England and Wales -- Roman Catholic

International Artist Day -- invite an artist to lunch, buy that painting that you've wanted for so lng, go to an art gallery or the symphony or a play -- celebrate how art adds to your life daily!  

International School Library Day   

Labour Day -- New Zealand

Munzipan Feast -- Fairy Calendar (a fairy delicacy, and you don't want to know how it's made)

National Greasy Foods Day

October Bank Holiday -- Ireland

Peniamina Gospel Day -- Niue (celebration of the conversion of the islanders to Christianity)

Punk-for-a-Day Day -- internet generated; if you've always wanted to be a punk, try it out for a day

Republic Day -- Kazakhstan

Retrocession Day -- Taiwan

Sourest Day -- as a balance, because we have so many days that emphasize sweet

Sts. Crispin and Crispian's Day (Patrons of cobblers/shoemakers, glovemakers, lace makers/lace workers, leather workers, saddle makers, tanners, weavers)

Thanksgiving Day -- Grenada

World Pasta Day -- as established by the first World Pasta Congress in 1995; a related website is here 

Birthdays Today:

Katy Perry, 1984

Midori, 1971

Tracy Nelson, 1963

Brian Kerwim, 1949

Jon Anderson, 1944

Anne Tyler, 1941

Helen Reddy, 1941

Bobby Knight, 1940

Marion Ross, 1936

Billy Barty, 1924

Minnie Pearl, 1912

Leo G. Carroll, 1892

Pablo Picasso, 1881

Georges Bizet, 1838

Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Victor/Victoria"(Musical), 1995

"Newhart"(TV), 1982

"Le Repetition"(Anouilh play), 1950

"The Time of Your Life"(Play), 1939

Today in History:

Seljuk Turks defeat the German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum, 1147

Battle of Agincourt, in which the Welsh longbow defeats armored knights, 1415

Christopher Columbus, aboard the Santa Maria, lands at the Dominican Republic, 1492

Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the Western Australian coast, 1616

Governor Bradford of the US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day, 1621

Wedding of future US President John Adams and Abigail Smith (the marriage lasted 54 years), 1764

Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay, 1813

Opening of the Erie Canal, 1825

Battle of Balaclava, memorialized as the "Charge of the Light Brigade", results in the deaths of 409 troops, 1854

The Toronto Stock Exchange is created, 1861

Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution in Russia, which corresponds to November 7 on the Gregorian Calendar, 1917

The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing  music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell", 1938

Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba, 1962

Uganda joins the United Nations, 1962

Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison, 1962

The United Nations seated the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China, 1971

Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague, 1980

Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, 1991

Fidel Castro announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned in Cuba, 2004

Sony removed the original cassette Walkman from the market, 2010

Scientists announce that the completion of the nuclear genome study of a 24,000 year old Siberian boy's remains shows 2/3 of today's Native Americans are of Eastern Asia origin, and the others from Western Eurasia, 2013

The artificial intelligence created artwork "Portrait of Edward de Bellamy" becomes the first AI art to be sold at auction, bringing $432,500 at Christie's in New York, 2018

Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female President and Africa's only female head of state after being elected by parliament, 2018

Chile overwhelmingly votes to scrap their constitution, drafted during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, 2020

Pope Francis announces the appointment of thirteen new cardinals including the first African American cardinal, Wilton Daniel Gregory, 2020


Elephant's Child said...

Tripod SissyCat is definitely aweworthy. While I like your poem opera doesn't appeal to me. I recognise the skill and the work, but I don't like it at all.

Nancy Chan said...

Good pose by Tripod SissyCat. Good poem but I don't know how to appreciate opera.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

The cat sat on the mat. Well ... laid down actually.

God bless.

Daniela said...

Dearest Mimi,
Thank you for hosting each Monday your so wonderful party together with Sandee, and for sharing always such an amazing post!
Wishing you a most lovely new week
XO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

My GBGV Life said...

We don't do well with failure, but one does have to try and usually you learn something from those failures. Kitty chose a nice place for her photo with gray furs on a gray mat.

Sandee said...

Awww on your precious baby.

Love the Spark and it fits with your poem perfectly.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

carol l mckenna said...

Great spark and sweet kitty relaxing ~ great poem too ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Cathy Kennedy said...

Tripod kitty is awww worthy. Your poem was really fun. The Marx Brothers are so funny. :)

pilch92 said...

Tripod Sissycat is definitely awww..worthy. Such a cutie. Great poem and spark. XO

stevebethere said...

I agree she definately deserves a huge awwww! heheh!

I enjoyed the poem too

Have a poetrytastic day 👍

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Tripod SissyCat is definately the cat for Awww Monday! And the SPARK - is purrfect. Your poetry Monday is really terrific, I love the Marx Rothers Opera theme. Mimi, you ROCK!

Diane Stringam Tolley said...

I SO remember the Marx Brothers opera turn! You did a fabulius job, Mimi! (As always!)
Loved Tripod Sassycat and the quote. Wish I could show it to my ex SIL. :(

da tabbies o trout towne said...

sissy cat; ewe bee awww werthy AND gorgeouz az well :) !! ☺☺♥♥

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Nice opera poem, they make it sound so easym, but it's hard work. And only too late I saw it was pasta day today. We had rice for dinner

Brian said...

SissyCat sure looks pretty! Love the poem and love those Marx Brothers. Our Dad always wanted to learn to play the harp like Harpo!

Lee said...

My apologies for being very remiss in commenting of late...for a week or so I was without phone, internet and streaming services.

I'm considering reverting to tom tom drums, smoke signals and carrier pigeons!!

River said...

I think opera would be very hard to write a poem about, but you managed it well.

My Tata's Cottage said...

You nailed it on these! Your poem , I think you should have your poems published. I would buy your book, seriously. I love them. Sissy Cat is quite a character. Love the photo of her. Take care and enjoy your posts so much.