Monday, November 8, 2021

Mr. Cal (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Quick, a Quip! (Poetry Monday)


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Yesterday Becca and i took Mr. Cal for a walk before church, and he was sniffing around so much he got a leaf in his beard.


 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, we hope she comes back soon.   Charlotte/Mother Owl participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too.  Anyone else is welcome to join in the fun, just let Diane know!

This week the theme is Puns.                       

It's Abet and Aid Punsters Day

That means we're having fun,

Trying to get those groaners out,

Make you smile with many a pun.

I went and bought a sweater

In the size of large,

When i washed it, it held so much static,

They gave me a new one, no charge.

All the fruit were having a race

'Cause they got out on the loose,

The orange was ahead for quite a while,

But lost to the apple when it ran out of juice.

I'd gone to Scotland and was boating,

Out on a famous loch,

When our boat's engine began to sound sick,

And a sick boat has to quickly get to the doc(k).

Monocles are making a comeback,

So when you are running about,

Watch for those one piece lenses,

You just have to keep an eye out.

I went to pay a bill one day,

Bringing cash and my change bag contents,

But I kept counting my change all wrong,

Seems I have more dollars than sense.

A priest friend had a meeting,

The laity committee had a report,

He couldn't find his ministerial collar,

He's got a lay date and he's a collar short!

Hope you liked my tern of puns,

Write your own and be a go-getter,

I'll flock to read them if you post some,

And won't be bittern if yours are better!


Today is:

Abet and Aid Punsters Day -- promoted by Punsters Unlimited, which seems to know better than to host a website

Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day -- especially for those who have had to close up the house for winter, we need to create a beautiful aroma for the house; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (fifth day of the festival)

     Bhai Tika -- ritual where sisters honor brothers for the protection they give

     Gyan Panchami -- Jain (celebration of knowledge and education)

Dunce Day -- death anniversary of John Duns Scotus (one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages, he was called the "Subtle Doctor" but his enemies turned his name into the word we use today for someone who isn't too bright)

Feast of the Four Crowned Martyrs (Patrons of cattle, masons, sculptors, stone cutters; against fever)

Festival of the Mania -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to placate the Manes)

Fuigo Matsuri -- Kyoto City, Japan (Bellows Festival, Shinto festival in honor of Inari, the kitchen hearth goddess)

Global Entrepreneurship Week begins

Heir to the Throne Day -- Tuvalu (Prince of Wales birth anniversary celebration)

I Hate to Cook Day -- internet generated, and probably started by someone who wanted an excuse to go out to dinner!

National Cappuccino Day

National Day -- Tonga(obs.)

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

National Parents as Teachers Day -- US

Pohnpei Constitution Day -- Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Saints, Doctors, Missionaries, and Martyr's Day -- Church of England

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers of Heaven -- Eastern Orthodox Church

Wish-Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

World Orphans Day -- originally an initiative of The Stars Foundation; cannot find a current sponsor, although there is a Facebook page with a different date, and here is a site where you can find out more about orphans in the developing world      

World Urbanism Day/World Town Planning Day

X-Ray Discovery Day / World Radiography Day -- commemorating the discovery, in 1895, of x-rays     

Anniversaries Today:

Montana becomes 41st US State, 1889

Mount Holyoke Seminary for Women is founded, 1837 (considered by many to be the first true college for women in the US)

Opening of the Louvre, 1793

Birthdays Today:

Tara Reid, 1975

Masashi Kishimoto, 1974

Parker Posey, 1968

Courtney Thorne-Smith, 1967

Gordon Ramsay, 1966

Leif Garrett, 1961

Rickie Lee Jones, 1954

Alfre Woodard, 1953

Mary Hart, 1951

Bonnie Raitt, 1949

Virna Lisi, 1937

Morley Safer, 1931

Patti Page, 1927

Christiaan Barnard, 1922

Esther Rolle, 1920

Martha Gellhorn, 1908

Margaret Mitchell, 1900

Hermann Rorschach, 1884

Milton Bradley, 1836

Edmond Halley, 1656

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Six Degrees of Separation"(Guare drama), 1990

"Night and Day"(Stoppard play), 1978

"Days of our Lives"(TV), 1965

"Life With Father"(Play), 1939

Sister Carrie(Publication date), 1900

"Ruy Blas"(Victor Hugo drama), 1838

Today in History:

Emperor Theodosius declares Christianity to be the state religion, 392

Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence, Italy, 1494

First meeting of Montezuma and Hernando Cortez in Tenochtitlan, Mexico, 1519

The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public, 1602

Benjamin Franklin opens the first US library, in Philadelphia, PA, 1731

Elijah Craig, of Bourbon, Kentucky, US, first distills Bourbon whiskey from corn, 1789

Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater, 1880

The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time, 1892

Wilhelm Roentgen of Germany discovers X-rays, 1895

The New Testament Gospels are translated into Demotic Greek (as opposed to the Koine Greek of ancient texts), resulting in bloody clashes in Athens, 1901

The first Washington state elections in which women could vote take place, 1910

Operation Grapple X, Round C1: Britain conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific, 1957

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate, 1966

Manolis Andronikos discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great's father), 1977

The UN Security Council demands that Saddam Hussein disarm or face serious consequences, 2002

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao releases pictures of the moon's Sinus Iridium, or Bay of Rainbows, taken during the Chang e-2 lunar mission, 2010

The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), 2011

Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War, 2014

Louvre Abu Dhabi is inaugurated, the largest art museum on the Arabian peninsula, 2017

Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal, 2017

Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, runs its first test of a high-speed levitating pod system to carry people and cargo, 2020


  1. Good poetry with the puns. You did a great one.

  2. What a nice dog. Great post.

    God bless.

  3. Thank you for hosting and for sharing such lovely photos of your Mr.Cal!
    Happy Monday and new week to come
    XO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  4. LOL, morel support! We have real trouble as our furs are leaf magnets and we bring tons of them into the house. Lots of vacuuming this time of the year!

  5. Your poem started my day with a laugh (well, a few), this was a really pun theme.

  6. Oh dear Mister Leafybeard LOL awww!

    Have a leaftastic Monday 👍

  7. Oh my goodness Mimi. I just loved the poem. I think that all people should read a poem a day and it may make them feel better.
    Have a wonderful day my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Aww on that cutie pie. I love taking pups for walks. They are most entertaining.

    Love the Spark. Amen.

    Your poem made me smile Thank you.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  9. Mr. Cal is a cutie. Love the mushroom cartoon and those were great puns.

  10. Oh, so fun, Mimi! Cute doggie and great poem!
    I just love puns!

  11. Sweet doggie and tis the season for leaves on doggie's face ~ great spark and delightful poem Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Mr. Cal sure must have been having fun. Love the Spark and the fun poem!

  13. Your puns are punny :) I can't write things like that, I just enjoy everyone else's.

  14. I love coming here! Quiet often (like today) I laugh until my sides hurt! What a change from 2 years ago! Thanks Mimi, the puns were punishingly purrfect and beat Marv's Dad jokes (which are the punicle of humor!) Ah, but a good pun is its own reword. Happy Abet and Aid Punsters Day!

  15. love the morel suppost pix! good post.


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