Monday, January 10, 2022

Yummy (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Peculiar People (Poetry Monday)



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Coda got her first "puppuccino" or "pup cup".  To say she enjoyed it would be an understatement.


 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 Peculiar People (and i wrote it with the tune Foolish Questions in mind).                    


Peculiar People,

Oh what is there to say?

Peculiar People,

You meet them every day!

Peculiar People,

You might as well decide,

Peculiar People,

Are not here to deride!

At least one Peculiar Person

Will always be in your life,

He just might be your barber,

She might be your boss's wife.

No matter who the person

That's peculiar in your eyes,

Just remember they're the ones

That make life a big surprise!

Peculiar People,

Oh what is there to say?

Peculiar People,

You meet them every day!

Peculiar People,

You might as well decide,

Peculiar People,

Are not here to deride!

All those Peculiar People

Will keep you on your toes,

What they will say or do next

Well, no one ever knows.

But this much I can tell you

Remember from the start,

For most Peculiar People,

They have a really good heart!

Peculiar People,

Oh what is there to say?

Peculiar People,

You meet them every day!

Peculiar People,

You might as well decide,

Peculiar People,

Are not here to deride!


Today is:

Clean Off Your Desk Day -- me and what army? (Note:  some sites put this as always on Jan. 9, some the second Monday of January; either way, my question remains)

Eugenio Maria de Hostos' Day -- Puerto Rico (birth anniv. obs.)

Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)

Majority Rule Day -- Bahamas

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me! ;)

Plough Monday -- UK (farm work is resumed the Monday following the 12 Days of Christmas, and ploughs are brought to the church to be blessed)

Seijin-no-hi -- Japan (Adult's Day, or Coming of Age Day; celebrating all who have reached age 20, full legal adult age, in the past year)

St. Peter Orseolo's Day

Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it

The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar

Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day, with a huge festival in the seaside town of Ouidah)

Where's The Beef? Day -- the Wendy's slogan premiered this day in 1984

Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of WritersDigest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands weds Pieter van Vollenhoven, 1967

UN General Assembly first meeting, 1946

Uniform Penny Post (the reformed postal system) starts in the UK, 1840

Birthdays Today:

Pat Benatar, 1953

Bonnie Hellman, 1950

George Foreman, 1949

Rod Stewart, 1945

Jim Croce, 1943

Sal Mineo, 1939

Bill Toomey, 1939

Gisele MacKenzie, 1927

Johnnie Ray, 1927

Paul Henreid, 1908

Ray Bolger, 1904

Robinson Jeffers, 1887

Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)

Mary Ingalls, 1865

George Washington Carver, 1864

Charles Ingalls, 1836

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Masterpiece Theater"(TV), 1971

"That Was The Week That Was"(TV, US version), 1964

"Finian's Rainbow"(Musical), 1947

"Arsenic and Old Lace"(Play), 1941

"Pete the Tramp"(Comic strip), 1932

"Street Scene"(Play), 1929

"Rosalie"(Musical), 1928

Today in History:

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46

"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776

Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810

Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845

The first underground railway opens in London, 1863

John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870

The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901

The League of Nations is established, 1920

The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946

The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984

Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts again, with pyroclastic flows streaming down the volcanic slope, causing the evacuation of about 22,000 people, 2014

Commercial space company SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon 9 rocket, which releases the Dragon cargo ship into orbit to the International Space Station and then returns to Earth with a rough landing, 2015

Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion, 2018

Canadian astronomers at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia, report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times, 2019


  1. Your poem is so very true. I suspect all of us are peculiar people from time to time.

  2. You did very well with Peculiar People. I know a few of those myself.

  3. Very good poem ... you never know.

    And I'd need an army to clean my desk as well ;)

    Thank you for good poems and funny / enlightening lists.

  4. How clever of the dog to hold his own cup.

    God bless.

  5. That quote is the best! Mom always says she never fits into the boxes she needs to fit in. I guess it was really rough when she lived in Germany for ten years but still, nothing fits because she doesn't do much the "normal" way. Have a Grand week!

  6. Mimi,

    I loved your "Peculiar People" poem - so cute and so true, Peculiar People have good hearts.:)

  7. I just love this poem and what it say is totally correct. I think I'm a particular person, oh I know I am. I say things that could get me into trouble but I have a large heart Mimi. I know that you have a large heart Mimi. You work hard for many people Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Your quote of the week fit perfectly with your poem (which I think would make a great song)!

  9. I love Peculiar People and I love people who don't fit in boxes.

  10. Now Coda will be wanting them all the time. They do love them. I so remember.

    Love your Spark. Spot on and your poem made me smile.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  11. Aww Coada loving the cup how cute heheh!

    Have a cuptastic Monday 👍

  12. Gosh- your poem is sooo perfect! LOve seeing the pup get that treat! Have a great week!

  13. Now Pandy wants a pup cup...
    I love your poem, Mimi! We love and need our peculiar people!

  14. EXCELLENT poem today Mimi !!! :) ☺☺♥♥

  15. Coda was sure enjoying that special treat! Great Spark and a really good poem too.

  16. Coda is a lucky pup. Great spark and poem. I hope I am a peculiar person. :) XO

  17. Coda is one lucky dog! Cinnamon is telling me she should get one on the next trip to the big city! BTW, we drive right past the CHIME observatory when we go to the big city! It is something to see!

  18. Bravo for Coda ~ sweet poem and great spark ~ Xo

    Wishing you a happy day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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