Thursday, March 10, 2022

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


Sweetie has a new phone.     

It's a blank canvas (mostly) upon which he can build, putting the tech into use best suited to him and pleasing to his sight (he only has vision in one eye, he puts all the important stuff on the left where he can see it better).

In other words, he can spread his apps out all over the numerous screens and then lose track of where they are.

And yell for me to "come find out what happened to my photos, and why is it called Gallery now instead of Photos?"

Also, "where's the volume again, and why can't I turn it off, and where did my clock go, I can't even find out what time it is!"

It's going to be a good phone for him, if we can survive the breaking in period without strangling each other.

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


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!

This fence keeps the electrical works from sticking out like a sore thumb.


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

Let's go down and have a peep.

Remember that we have to creep.

Li'l folk live here and don't want to see

Spies in the form of you and me.

They know, however, we can't resist,

To peek now and then we do insist.

As long as we keep their secrets tight,

They'll let us watch and leave all right.


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Please note that Brian's Dad, who helps Brian the Cat with the blog, had to have an emergency appendectomy.  He might not be up to actually hosting a Thankful Thursday Blog Hop today, but that's all right, i for one shall carry on as usual until he feels better (and pray that he recovers soon).

EditToAdd:  Brian's Dad is doing better and the hop is up!

Today i am thankful i am most of the way done getting the tax papers together.  Of course, i'll be more thankful when i'm all the way done, but you celebrate every bit of progress, right?


Today is:

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Thursday:  Name Tag Day, celebrating those silly tags that say, "Hello, My Name is Illegible"!

Crufts Dog Show -- Birmingham, England (the World's Greatest Dog Show; Best in Show here is the most prestigious award in the world of dogs; through Sunday)

Doctor's Day -- Venezuela

Dream Day -- supposedly begun by an instructor at Columbia University as a day to concentrate on how to make your dreams come true

Farvardigan -- Ancient Persia, Zoroastrians (10-day festival for the dead before Nowruz, the New Year)

Festival of Life in the Cracks Day -- internet holiday declared because this is where most of us are, and we deserve to be celebrated!

Harriet Tubman Day -- anniversary of her death in 1913

International Day of Awesomeness -- Celebrate what is awesome about you - always on Chuck Norris' birth anniversary, because no one is more awesome than Chuck

Mario Day -- for gamers, based on the date Mar 10

National Blueberry Popover Day

National Pack Your Lunch Day -- because it's cheaper and healthier

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- US

Shiogama Jinja Hote Festival -- Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (mikoshi parades and Shinto music)

St. Kessog's Day (Patron of Lennox, Scotland; Scotland)

Tibetan Uprising Day -- Tibetan Independence Supporters commemoration of the 1959 uprising

Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign -- Canisteo, NY (San Juan Capistrano has swallows, and Canisteo has living trees planted to spell out the name of the valley where the turkey vultures/buzzards return each year, traditionally on St. Patrick's Day; through the 17th)

Whoopsical Day -- Fairy Calendar

World Kidney Day  

Birthdays Today:

Emily Osment, 1992

Carrie Underwood, 1983

Shannon Miller, 1977

John Hamm, 1971

Edie Brickell, 1966

Prince Edward, 1964

Jasmine Guy, 1964

Rick Rubin, 1963

Pam Oliver, 1961

Sharon Stone, 1958

Shannon Tweed, 1957

Kim Campbell, 1947

Bob Greene, 1947

Tom Scholz, 1947

Chuck Norris, 1940

Dave Rabe, 1940

James Earl Ray, 1928

Pamela Mason, 1918

Bix Beiderbecke, 1903

Clare Boothe Luce, 1903

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"(TV), 1997

"The Incredible Hulk"(TV), 1978

"Sweet Bird of Youth"(Play), 1959

Today in History:

The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end, BC241

Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire, 418

King Charles I dissolves Parliament; he calls it back 11 years later, 1629

English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania, 1681

French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform, 1762

John Stone, of Concord, Massachusetts, patents a pile driver, 1791

England begins its first modern census, 1801

In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States, 1804

The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria, 1831

Abraham Lincoln patents a device to help free ships in rivers from shallow water; he built a small scale model, but no full-size device was ever built, and makes him the only US president to hold a patent, 1849

Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you," 1876

Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven women officers landed at New York to officially begin the work of the Salvation Army in the US, 1880

Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching, 1891

The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France, 1906

After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall," 1896

China ends slavery, 1910

Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation, 1922

In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.; he later retracts his guilty plea, 1969

Astronomers discover rings around Uranus, 1977

In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup, 1990

The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom, 2000

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars, 2006

Carlos Slim becomes the first Mexican and person from an emerging economy to top Forbes Richest Person list, with net worth of US$53.5 billion, 2010

South Korean judges uphold their parliaments' decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye, 2017


  1. I love the image and your poem.
    Can you convince Sweetie to have all the apps regularly used together on one screen? Then he can spread around the ones he doesn't need so much.

  2. I lost a great deal of hearing on the right side. Phone rings and I have no idea where I placed it, WOAH.
    Usually I have to ask Ingo to help me. If he´s home.
    We always took everything for granted, huh.

    Does the fence really work? ;-)
    Nice poem and beautiful pic!
    ARGH! I woke and thought - huh! Have nothing heard from the tax office yet (really, it´s true! Just this morning!).
    Here we have till... I have time still.

    We have a "loo-poster" on the door, it says, "this toilet paper is like Chuck Norris - it´s rough, tough and it takes no sh#t"!
    I make lunch (and brekkie) for my Hubby every day.

    418 already?! Why? From what I learned Jews keep to themselves, so let them be.

    Wow - THAT was the very first phone call? I never knew!

    And his name is "Slim" - now that is... funny!

    Very great infos again, thank you!

  3. BTW. I´m wearing two different socks since yesterday, they popped out of the drawer, mingled together and since I´m on holiday I thought "so what". A bit scary to find your blog now. Socks must have a life on their own!

  4. You two have got this! Loved the way you made this so easy to picture.

  5. That's the smallest fence I've seen.

    God bless.

  6. Phones and computers are great blank canvases when they are new but we manage to fill them up with junk so fast! They make cyber hoarding easy, especially with photos!

  7. you always hit all the buttons. poem, fence, six, events. i love coming here.

  8. This poem was intruiging and I still confused. I bet you did that on purpose. LOL Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. very nicely done on the poem this week; and I will admit, I had my phone for MONTHS before I figured out the "volume control" ...had to actually google to get help with it ~~~~~ ;)


  10. Oh Boy ~ Sweetie has a new phone ~ you will do fine (lol both of you) ~ short time' ~ Neat fence photo too ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of love and peace in your day ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Ah yes, the joys and adventures of new technology, where youthful techies decide how we want to do things.

  12. New technology always has a breaking in period, and usually no one ends up strangled - MOL! Tax season on top of a new phone is a challenge, good luck.

    LOVE that poem!

  13. Cute story. :) I am glad Terry is already home. Nice poem too.

  14. I'm Mr. Sweetie where new phones are concerned. My husband is you. Oh my. You put that in perspective. I'll be nicer.

    We are so thankful that Dad Terry came through his surgery just fine and is back home.

    Hubby has our taxes done, but we won't file until the first week of April.

    Have a blessed Thankful Thursday, my friend. ♥

  15. I did a thankful Thursday/throwback thursday this week.I hope you like it.💋 💋 💋 💋 🌹 🌹 🌹🌹

  16. I'm with your husband... why can't they leave things alone!?

    (Unfortunately I realize and grudgingly accept the fact that change is essential if you're going to convince people that a new version is so much better than the old, justifying the increased price., wait just a minute, shouldn't I just change my name, (swap out any photos) and then people will be more...

    nah, never mind... besides the battery life I have is no where near current

  17. New phones can be challenging and fun too. That was a good poem. Thanks for the kind words on the passing of our sweet Dolly, she is so missed. Thanks too for the prayers on my surgery. I'm tired, sore, but okay. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  18. It's that "breaking in" period that's the hardest to get through. I was your husband a year go this month. I stopped screaming about stuff oh, about a month later, lol.
    Very sweet poem.

  19. Oh good luck, that's a tough time, new phone break in time.

  20. A few years ago I had a strong hankering for a cat. Somehow I've gotten past that. Mostly. But now and then...

  21. I recognise that phone. Oh, for the days before 'apps'. The line about not killing each other sure has resonance in this household after a recent struggle with a recalcitrant printer.
    Lovely poem, Mimi - I like to watch the little folk, too!

  22. Good Six, Mimi. Agree, a new phone or laptop is a lot like a blank canvas. Kind of refreshing to start from scratch, but costly when modern devices and tech never last long.

  23. True test of the quality of a relationship:
    the new tech test!
    (smacking forehead and laughing)


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