Thursday, November 18, 2021

Oink (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"You have all the blanket!" he said, yanking his hardest so he could turn over and pull more of the covers over him.

On my side, the bare edge of the blanket was under me as i hung on for dear life.

He continued to fuss and yank, so i got up, went around to his side of the bed and pulled the blanket up off the floor -- here's all the blanket, i don't have it, you do! i'd tell him.

The blanket restored to the bed, i'd again roll onto the edge, making sure it was tight under me, as he was just going to start yanking again soon, the blanket mostly ending up on the floor on his side of the bed.

Very soon, we switched to two blankets on the bed, one for each of us, and while he then had to haul his own back onto the bed, at least he wasn't waking me over it.

Yes, Sweetie is a blanket hog.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Blanket.      


While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!


 It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poem:    

Hey, Little Buddy, are we ready to go?

Dressed this way we'll steal the show.

You're my best friend as any can see,

It's me for you and you for me!


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 the rain came and went yesterday, not hanging around and making us miserable all day long.


Today is:

Bon Om Touk -- Cambodia (a/k/a The Water Festival, it is Cambodia's largest party, always held for two days around the time of the full moon in November)

Catholic School Principal Appreciation Day -- originally designated by the National Catholic Education Association 

Constitution Day -- South Africa (the 1993 Constitution, granting blacks the right to vote, was approved)

Dan sjecanja na žrtve Domovinskog rata i Dan sjecanja na žrtvu Vukovara i Škabrnje  -- Croatia (Remembrance Day for Homeland War Victims and for the Sacrifice of Vukovar and Škabrnja)

Day of Ardvi Sura (Aredvi Sura Anahita), Mother of the Stars -- Ancient Persian Calendar (date approximate)

European Antibiotic Awareness Day -- ECDC (because prudent use of antibiotics can help stop antibiotic resistance)  

Fast for an Abundant World Harvest -- now unsponsored, but one way to help can be found here 

Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquirá -- Maracaibo, Venezuela

Great American Smokeout -- save money and your life, try not to smoke today; started by the American Cancer Society 

Hap-Dancing and Tiger-Tuning -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Morocco(1956); Western Saraha(1975)

Married to a Scorpio Support Day -- remembering those married to Scorpios and suffering because of it, and encouraging them too hide the flow charts and assert themselves today; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

National Day -- Oman 

National French Vichyssoise Day

Ned Ludd Memorial Machine-Smashing Day -- internet generated, but enjoy!  i know i will

Proclamation of the Republic -- Latvia (1918)

Push-Button Phone Day -- launched this day in 1963

St. Odo of Cluny's Day (Patron of needed rain)

Tazaungdaing Lights Festival -- Myanmar (multi-day celebration of the end of the rainy season)

Total Disregard for Taste Day -- marking the debut of Howard Stern's radio show on this day in 1985

Use Less Stuff Day -- a great idea!  not an officially sponsored day, but you can get information about using less stuff here 

Vertieres Day -- Haiti (Battle of Vertieres and Army Day)

William Tell Day -- the famed apple-off-his-son's-head-shot was today in 1307

World Philosophy Day -- UNESCO 

Birthdays Today:

Owen Wilson, 1968

Elizabeth Perkins, 1960

Sinbad, 1956

Katy Sagal, 1956

Kevin Nealn, 1953

Andrea Marcvicci, 1948

Jameson Parker, 1947

Wilma Mankiller, 1945

Susan Sullivan, 1944

Linda Evans, 1942

Brenda Vaccaro, 1939

Margaret Eleanor Atwood, 1939

Mickey Mouse, 1928

Alan Shepard, Jr., 1923

John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer, 1909

Imogene Coca, 1908

George Gallup, 1901

Eugene Ormandy, 1899

Clarence Shepard Day, 1874

Dorothy Dix (Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer), 1861

Ignacy Jan Paderewski, 1860

James Edward Sullivan, 1860

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, 1836

Asa Gray, 1810

Louis-Jacques Daguerre, 1787

Sojourner Truth, 1787

Carl Maria von Weber, 1786

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Star Trek: Generations(Film), 1994

Malcolm X(Film), 1992

Calvin and Hobbes(Comic strip), 1985 (in this first strip, Calvin catches Hobbes in a tiger trap baited with a tuna sandwich)

"See It Now"(TV), 1951

"Skin of Our Teeth"(Wilder play), 1943

Steamboat Willie (a/k/a Mickey Mouse), 1928

US Uniform Time Zone Plan, 1883 (on this date, the railroads adopted the current uniform time zone plan; it wasn't legally mandated until 1918)

Today in History:

Old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated, 326

The Japanese Emperor Kammy relocates the residence of Nara to Kioto, 794

William Tell shoots the apple off his son's head, 1307

The Holland/Zealand dikes break during a storm, resulting in thousands of deaths, 1421

The first English printed book, "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers", is published, 1477

Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico, 1493

Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope, 1497

The worst earthquake in Massachusetts Bay/Boston area, 1755

The first Unitarian Minister in the US is ordained in Boston, 1787

30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset Maine, to organize the Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America, 1805

Mark Twain's story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press, 1865

National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland, 1874

Standard time zones are formed by railroads in the US and Canada, 1883

The first newspaper Sunday color comic strip is printed, in the NY World, 1894

Britain flies its first sea plane, 1911

Lincoln Deachey performs the first airplane loop-the-loop, over San Diego, 1913

Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1917

Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, 1928

Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula, 1929

New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison, 1940

In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is ratified, 1993

HIP 13044 b, a planet that was formed in another galaxy, is discovered in the Helmi Stream, 2010

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria becomes the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, 2012

NASA launches the MAVEN probe to Mars, 2013

A book written by Charlotte Bronte as a child for her toys is bought by the Bronte Society for €600,000 at auction in Paris, 2019


  1. Smiling. A blanket hog lives here too.

  2. I like fences. I don't take offence at them.

    God bless.

  3. Lol, Mimi, at blanket hog. Nothing says 'peaceful sleep' more than having your own bed :)

  4. We dogs take up a lot of space on the bed, but at least we don't steal the blankets. Mom gets the blankets plus cozy warm pups on either side of her. Glad you found a solution to your blanket issues.

  5. The kid and the dog. too cute
    Linda Evans, hubba hubba
    Good six,
    Good fence.

    Always love coming here.

  6. That was a very cute blankie story and a cute pup poem too. We're always thankfu when the rain isn't too bad. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. The most fundamental of detentes!
    Fun Six

  8. Ah, that poem was so cute, The shirts are so beautiful Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Luna is the blanket (or rather, duvet) hog in our family! It's hard to credit how one small cat can tuck so much quilt under her.

  10. Separate blankets, what a good idea! I just love that poem and that photo, it made me smile.

  11. I love your story about the blanket hog. There are those that are. Made me smile.

    Love the poem. It's prefect.

    We are always thankful when we get rain. We live in a desert.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  12. Oh my goodness- the blanket hog has to have his OWN blankie for sure! The little boy and his buddy will steal the show for sure! Sweet photo and poem!

  13. Sweet story about the 'bed hog' ~ and great post ~ love the little child with the dog photo ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. That story sounds so much like my hubby and I. He is a blanket hog too. I need to switch to 2 blankets. Cute poem. :)

  15. Your 5 sentence story made me laugh! So much like my hubby was. And I LOVE your poem! It is priceless! We hope you have a marvellously happy day.

  16. Ha! Classic. The true blanket hog always accuses the shivering victim of being the perpetrator. A good solution, two blankets are better than one.

  17. 'Yes, Sweetie is a blanket hog.'
    What a glorious line!
    I was thinking the other day about 'And they both lived happily ever after.' As we say in Glasgow, 'Aye, right' - meaning 'no way'!
    But your story - oh how I recognise that scenario! - shows how love endures. Sweetie is still Sweetie, even if Sweetie is also a blanket hog!

  18. I love that sweet boy/dog matching shirts image and your poem.

  19. I think that you found the perfect solution! It is either that or buy a blanket a size larger than the size of the bed, unless the bed is a King Size, and then two blankets is the only way.
    It seems this is a universal situation with the tugging of the blankets.

  20. Most annoying, waking up and the blanket's gone, lol. 2 blanket solution - good one!
    Image and poem, I've got one word..."aww" :)

  21. Such an adorable poem.....the photo is precious and your poem fits that "precious" feeling perfectly! Thanks for being a poetry partner with us.

    Hugs, Teddy


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