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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!
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 www.genglobal.org/gew
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
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
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
"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