Wednesday, January 12, 2022

It’s Carnival Time (Wordless Wednesday) and Words for Wednesday


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by Hilary Melton-Butcher and are being post by Elephant's Child.          

This week's prompts are:

  1. 'Chrome Yellow'     
  2. Shell      
  3. Experience     
  4. Art      
  5. Toxic     
  6. Coincidence


  1. Frost
  2. Turnip 
  3. Bevy
  4. Jaunt
  5. Map
  6. Daffodil                         

“Where are you off to now?” he asked as she dug the keys out of her purse.

“Just a little JAUNT to the paint store,” she replied.  “I’m still not satisfied with the color for the room.  I want more of a DAFFODIL and less of a CHROME YELLOW.  Want to come along?

“To pick a color?  No, that’s your area of EXPERTISE, I’d be happy with SHELL or even TURNIP if there are such colors...”

“There are, and they’re rather unsuitable,” she said with a touch of FROST in her voice.

“Exactly!  You are the ART and color expert, I don’t relish a visit to see a BEVY of paint colors that mostly look about the same to me.  However!  If the MAP I carry in my head is correct, I do believe it’s no COINCIDENCE there’s a barbecue restaurant near that paint store.  And since it’s approaching suppertime, or rather, it will be by the time you drive all the way over there and finish perusing colors, I believe I can say with some certainty that we’ll both be hungry about then and you don’t want to have to come home and cook.”

“You could cook something,” she said with a smirk.

“Only if you want TOXIC swill,” he grinned.

“Yes, the last time you cooked it was rather noxious,” she mused.

“That’s why we agreed that in the kitchen you do the cooking and I do the cleaning, but tonight, I propose we both get the night off.”

“Promise you won’t make me rush to choose a color just to get to the restaurant faster?”

“On my honor.”

“Let’s go!”


Today is:

Compitalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (slave festival to the Lares and Manes, household gods)

Curried Chicken Day

Eat Crackers and Try to Whistle Day -- just to see if it's as much fun as it was when you were young

Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day -- an internet generated holiday with whatever purpose you decide to give it

Goblin Gala -- Fairy Calendar (Fairies not invited)

Hen Galan -- Gwaun Valley, Dyfed, Wales (New Year Celebration begins -- yes, they still use the old calendar)

Kiss a Ginger Day -- some call it a national or international day, although it's not official; a history of this day is here 

Little League Girls Baseball Day -- girls were finally allowed to play this date in 1974

Memorial Day -- Turkmenistan

National Marzipan Day

National Pharmacist Day -- US

National Youth Day -- India (on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananand)

Rubber Band Veteran Day -- to commemorate the warriors and heroes of rubber band fights around the globe and in your very own school or office

Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day -- because if you made any it's too soon to give up

St. Benedict Biscop's Day (Founder and Patron of English Benedictines, and Patron of musicians, painters; Sunderland, England)

Zanzibar Revolution Day -- Tanzania

Birthdays Today:

HAL, 1997 (according to A. C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey)

Jeff Bezos, 1964

Oliver Platt, 1960

Kirstie Alley, 1955

Howard Stern, 1954

Rush Limbaugh, 1951

Joe Frazier, 1944

Glenn Yarborough, 1930

Ray Price, 1926

Ira Hamilton Hayes, 1922

James Farmer, 1920

Luise Rainer, 1910

Tex Ritter, 1905

Joe E. Lewis, 1902

Jack London, 1876

John Singer-Sargent, 1856

Edmund Burke, 1729

Charles Perrault, 1628

John Winthrop, 1588 (O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dynasty"(TV) 1981

"All in the Family"(TV), 1971

"Batman"(TV), 1966

"Arthur Godfrey and His Friends"(TV) 1949

"Ottone, re di Germania"(Handel's Opera, HWV 15). 1723

Today in History:

Tsarina Elizabeth establishes the first university in Russia, 1755

The first US public museum is established, in Charlestown, South Carolina, 1773

Mission Santa Clara de Asis is founded in California, 1777

The first cargo arrives in New Orleans by steamship, from Natchez, 1812

Anthracite coal is first used to smelt iron, in Mauch Chunk,Pennsylvania, 1839

The Royal Aeronautical Society is founded in England, 1866

The Dow-Jones closes above 100 for the first time, 1906

A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time, 1908

The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees, 1911

The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote, 1915

Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens, 1918

Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate, 1932

Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation, 1967

An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait, 1991

A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali, 1992

Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning, 1998

The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage, 2004

Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket, 2006

The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal, 2006

Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years, 2007

An earthquake in Haiti kills an estimated 230,000 and destroys most of Port-au-Prince, 2010

Divers retrieve one of two black boxes from Air Asia Flight 8501, which crashed on December 28th during its flight from Indonesia to Singapore, 2015

Missy Eliot becomes the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, 2019

Taal volcano, 70km (45 miles) south of Manila in the Philippines, begins erupting and  prompts evacuations, 2020


  1. Now that sounds like an excellent relationship - and hooray for a night off cooking.

  2. Fun story, and a night off cooking is always welcome.

  3. Food is always a good reason to go to a particular store. Sometimes the ideas for cooking are just not there and one really wants to grab a meal elsewhere.

  4. Nice photo very pretty :-)

    I love having time off cooking heheh!

    Have a cooklesstastic week 👍

  5. We need as many holidays as possible this year!

  6. I don't suppose they have greeting cards for National Pharmacist Day. I guess I'll just have to make a card for my friend. Have a blessed day.

  7. Lovely flowers in first photo. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  8. Beautiful flower arrangement in the first picture. I enjoy cooking but I also enjoy dining out.

  9. It's party time. Beautiful.

    Love your use of the prompts. What a fun story. Now I'm hungry for BBQ.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  10. didn't know Jack London was that young !! wonder how many times his books have been read since he wrote them ☺♥

  11. Such a great use of the words- you write the best! Now I am hungry for......
    curried chicken! Cheers!

  12. Lovely picture! Your story is wonderful, too... Except... Now I want BBQ. Hmm.

  13. I like your stories, they are always so nice and cozy. And you used all the words! I'm impressed.

  14. Cute story, sounds like a win-win.

  15. I hope that you and your family are doing well Mimi. Yesterday I found that my daughter's entire family has Covid. So far so good for us.

    Cruisin Paul

  16. That was a fun story and a cool pic too!

  17. Beautiful flowers! Thanks for your sweet message.


  18. I love your story, both sides get a win :)

  19. Hi Messimimi - so pleased you got the BBQ as supper that night ... I think I could make the paint store a regular visit! Thank you - Hilary

  20. Creative use of prompts ~ barbecue sounds yummy ~ Xo

    Wishing you happy moments,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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