Wednesday, June 29, 2022

A Product I Didn't Know Existed, or Was Needed (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 Charlotte/Mother Owl at her blog.  A big thank you to Charlotte for providing such wonderful prompts this month!     

This week's prompts are







and/or this photo

"Is it just me, or has my life become a bit, well, HUMDRUM?" she asked her friend as they looked up into the sky through the branches of the bare tree under which they were sitting.

"Maybe a little, but you seem TROUBLED by it, and if it's causing a problem it needs to be solved."

"It seems a PUNY problem to put too much energy into," she started and her friend interrupted.

"Wrong attitude," her friend responded with hint of RIGHTEOUS indignation in her tone.  "The idea that just because your problems aren't as bad as other people's problems means you have no problem is wrong.  If something's causing a problem, it needs to be solved."

"How do you solve the problem of a life that's gotten a little dull around the edges?"

"You aren't HAPLESS like this tree here.  If the tree isn't getting enough water, it can't go fetch water.  If you need more happiness or excitement or whatever it is you need in your life, you have the capacity to get up and go get it.  Speaking of getting up and going to get something, I'm getting hungry so I'm going to get up and go fetch myself a sandwich.  Are you coming?"

"Sure," she laughed.  "You know, you're QUIRKY but you have good answers."

"That's why you keep me around!"


Today is:

Autonomy Day -- French Polynesia

Camera Day -- internet generated, but a fun one to celebrate

Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul -- Christian

     St. Paul, Patron of Greece, Malta, rope makers, tentmakers, upholsterers

     St. Peter, Patron of clockmakers, fishermen, Russia; against fever, foot trouble, wolves

     a recognized holiday in Chile; Holy See; Italy; Malta[l-Imnarja]; Peru; GR and TI, Switzerland; Wallis and Fortuna

     Haro Wine Festival -- Haro, LaRioja, Spain (a festival that includes a Battle of Wines, where wine is thrown from buckets at opposing teams; on the feast day of the city's patron, San Pedro)

     Rat-Catcher's Day -- often cited because some of the earliest legends of the Pied Piper claim he took the children on the Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul

Hug Holiday -- while the National Hug Holiday Week has been moved to the beginning of May, this is the original day, and was for quite a while, so go give someone a big hug!

Independence Day -- Seychelles

National Almond Butter Crunch Day

Oharai/Grand Purification Festival -- Shinto

Runic Half-month Feoh (wealth) commences

Waffle Iron Day -- don't know why today, but it's a great gadget, and if you have one, pull it out and use it today

Wicked Fairies Summer Debate -- Fairy Calendar (i'd love to hear this!)

Birthdays Today:

Prince Aristide Stavros of Greece and Denmark, 2008

Amanda Donohoe, 1962

Sharon Lawrence, 1962

Fred Grandy, 1948

Richard Lewis, 1947

Gary Busey, 1944

Robert Evans, 1930

Ray Harryhausen, 1920

Slim Pickens, 1919

Bernard Herrmann, 1911

Nelson Eddy, 1901

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900

James Van Der Zee, 1886

William James Mayo, 1863

George Washington Goethals, 1858

Julia Clifford Lathrop, 1858

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Moonraker(Film), 1979

Today in History:

An Irish monastic chronicler records a solar eclipse, 512

Jacques Cartier makes the European discovery of Prince Edward Island, 1534

The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground, 1613

Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario, 1786

Coal is discovered on Vancouver Island, 1850

Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec, 1864

France annexes Tahiti, 1880

The first known recording of classical music, Handel's "Israel in Egypt", is made on a wax cylinder, 1888

Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation, 1891

Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government, 1895

France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes," 1922

Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Canada receives a patent for sprocket and track traction system used in snow vehicles, 1937

Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina, 1974

The Seychelles  become independent from the United Kingdom, 1976

The space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir Space Station for the first time, 1995

Two car bombs are found at Piccadilly Circus, in the heart of London, 2007

News that European Union members agree on a deal to help some struggling Eurozone members causes world stock markets to soar, 2012

The Beijing Times reports that up to 30% of the Great Wall of China has disappeared, partly due to natural forces of decay and partly due to people stealing bricks, 2015

Iraqi forces retake the remains of the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri from the Islamic State; it was the symbolic site where their leader had declared a "caliphate", 2017

Lytton, British Columbia, records Canada's highest-ever temperature of 49.6C (121.3F), before being destroyed by a wildfire the next day, 2021


  1. Love your use of the prompts. Quirky friends are the best.

  2. Nice use of the words and that's a good friend indeed.

  3. I like beer and I like soap. Perhaps I should buy some!

  4. Now is that a real soap? I can see there would be a market.

  5. Some great birthdays and celebrations from around the world.

    Also - the beer soap!

    There is some fermentation involved.

    Adelaide Dupont @ Halfway up Rysy Peak

  6. I will have some of that heheh!

    Have a soapytastic week 👍

  7. Who would want beer soap? Never mind, we can guess, they are not our kind of peeps, LOL

  8. Beer soap? I never heard of this either. I'll pass.

    Love your use to the prompts. Can I have a sandwich too?

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  9. Beer soap, some soapmakers swear to it, I never really liked it.
    Thanks for this kick in the butt story (which I neded) and for calling my prompts wonderful. I've had so much trouble using them.

  10. Didn't know it existed either ~ Ha! ~ Good story ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Nice story with a good point. I will pass on the soap. :)

  12. Love your words. my W.W. is a thought provoking one.

  13. I didn't know you were supposed to clean your beer. Cool story too!

  14. Beer soap, what a waste. Rather I'd raise my glass and have a sip on your fine story. Sláinte!

  15. BEER soap! I read Bear Soap and wondered why bears need soap. I need new glasses.

  16. I do wish I can go and get what I need but it's easier say than done. That was a nice use of the Words for Wed prompts.

    Have a lovely day.


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