"What are you doing — taking a bubble bath?"
"Don't judge me, it's how I like to relax after a hard day."
"I can't believe this, my best friend, college roommate, the star of the team, a man's man -- I'm going to take a video, it'll go viral for sure."
"If you do, no more double dates with the cheerleaders!"
"Aww, man, really?"
"Put down your camera, back out of the room, and say nothing or you stay home this Friday night!"
Gosia at Looking for Identity has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World. Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.
It's that spooky time of year.
It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day! This week's image and my poem:
Gotta get my exercise
To keep up with this crew
There's quite a bit of crowd control,
That's most of what I do.
I keep them fed and comfy
And entertained, I'm no quitter,
But when I give them back at the end of the day,
I'm glad I'm just a daycare sitter!
Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. It's time to share something for which i am thankful.
Today i am thankful to be on my way to go see my friend DiDreaming. Some may remember she got a cancer diagnosis recently, and she needs help which i'm thankful to be able to give.
Because i will be out of town, please know that i will get behind on blog reading, thanks in advance to my friends for letting me catch up late or just jump back in when i get home.
Be Bald and Be Free Day -- Wellcat Holidays wants everyone who is "shiny" to be proud of it!
Chisinau Day -- Chisinau, Moldova
Chung Yeung Festival -- China; Hong Kong; Macau (Double Ninth Festival/Ancestors' Day; date differs in other parts of Asia)
Day of the Defenders of the Ukraine -- Ukraine
Dessert Day -- there can't be too many of these
Doburoku Matsuri -- Shirakawago, Japan (unrefined sake festival and harvest festival; through the 19th)
Festival for the Penates -- Ancient Roman Calendar (gods of the storeroom)
First Fiddle of the Month -- Fairy Calendar
Flag Day/Jour de la Proclamation de la Premiere Republique -- Madagascar (flag adopted this day in 1958)
Liberation Day -- Yemen
Mega Kenka Matsuri -- Hyogo, Japan (Roughhouse Festival, wrestling for a blessing; through tomorrow)
Mother's Day -- Belarus
Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Day -- Tanzania (climax of the Uhuru Torch Race)
National Chocolate Covered Insect Day -- i'll pass, sorry
National Dessert Day
National Education Day -- Poland
National Frump Day -- National FRUMPS of America (to honor the frugal, responsible, unpretentious, and mature people everywhere)
national lower case day -- someone wants us to not use all caps
Preaching of the Lion Sermon -- St. Katharine Cree Church, London, England (Sermon dating back to the 1640's in commemoration of a gift for the poor made by Sir John Gayer, who was delivered from a lion while in Turkey)
Republic Day / October Revolution Day -- Yemen
St. Callistus' Day (Patron of cemetary workers)
St. Donatian of Rheims's Day (Patron of Bruges, Belgium; Rheims, France; West Flanders, Belgium)
St. Petca Paraskeva's Day (Patron of embroiderers, needle workers, spinners, weavers, and all who do needlework of any kind)related observance
Petkouden -- Bulgaria
Svetitskovloba/Living Pillar Cathedral -- Georgia (celebration of the first Christian church in Georgia)
Vinternatsblot, a/k/a Haustblót -- Asatru (to bid Winter welcome; at the approximate date of the start of winter in the Old European Calendar of the Norse
World Sight Day -- International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (This year's theme is #LoveYourEyes)
World Standards Day -- International
Natalie Maines, 1974
Greg Evigan, 1958
Harry Anderson, 1952
Sir Cliff Richard, 1940
Ralph Lauren, 1939
John Dean, 1938
Gary Graffman, 1928
Roger Moore, 1927
Charles Everett Koop, 1916
John Wooden, 1910
Eugene FRodor, 1905
e.e. cummings, 1894
Lillian Gish, 1893
Dwight Eisenhower, 1890
Eamon De Valera, 1882
Francis Lightfoot Lee, 1734
William Penn, 1644
Rescue from Gilligan's Island(TV film), 1978 (the first TV film follow up of a TV series)
Winnie-The-Pooh(publication date), 1926
Today in History:
William the Conqueror wins England in the Battle of Hastings, 1066
Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence, 1322
Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England, 1586
Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 1656
Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem, 1700
Henry Blair receives a patent for a corn planter, becoming the first black to obtain a US patent, 1834
The 15th and the last military Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate resigns in Japan, returning his power to the Emperor of Japan and thence to the re-established civil government of Japan, 1867
George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film, 1884
Theodore Roosevelt is shot while campaigning in Milwaukee on the "Bull Moose" ticket, 1912
The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne, is first published, 1926
Ethel Merman makes her Broadway debut in "Girl Crazy", 1930
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers, 1956
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, Canada, 1957
The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when a U.S. Air Force U2 Reconnaissance pilot takes pictures of Soviet missiles being installed in Cuba, 1962
The city of Montreal, Quebec, begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system, 1966
The first live telecast from any manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, 1968
The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords , 1994
Indonesian rights groups applaud the end of a Suharto-era law that bans books deemed 'offensive' or a 'threat to public order,' 2010
A colony of stromatolites is discovered at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, 2011
The Spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum, 2017
The Booker Prize is awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood for "The Testaments" and
Bernardine Evaristo for "Girl, Woman, Other:" Evaristo is the first black woman to win, 2019
A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio sells for a record $9.98 million at auction in New York, 2020
The journal "Nature" publishes details of the world's first room-temperature superconductor, created at the University of Rochester, NY, 2020