Monday, September 19, 2022

How to Share a Hammock (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week and Poetry Monday


Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus.

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile!

These two can show you how.


Sparks is the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, who wanted us to post something positive and uplifting at the start of the week.  While she no longer blogs, i like to post 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 semi-break and her poetry 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 Talk Like a Pirate Day.          


Let me tell you, matey,

my Cajun accent's better, it's true,

but once a year you at least gotta try

to do what you can do.

Pull out your best pirate accent,

and sing about bottles of rum,

but be careful how much of that stuff you drink

it's very hard on the tum!

If your boss has a sense of humor,

say, "Aye, Cap'n!" throughout the day,

and if your boss really doesn't,

maybe find a new job, i'd say.

The best part of this pretending,

can be had at your evening meal,

you can serve up a "pirate supper,"

it's really a fun, fun deal.

Whatever you serve for dinner,

be it pasta or barbecue,

cover your table with paper

and eat like the pirates do.

No plates, no forks, no napkins,

no manners, just eat as you please,

and when you are all finished,

roll the paper into the trash with ease.

Celebrate talking like a pirate

and have fun for just today,

tomorrow will be plenty of time

to go back to the normal way.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Chile

Constitution Day/National Day -- Nepal

Cosmetic Bridge Day -- seems internet generated, but i'm sure your dentist will approve

Day of the First Appearance of the Slovak National Council -- Slovakia

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 9, Freedom (sponsored by We, the World

Independence Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis(1983)

International Love Your Files Week -- the week to make sure your filing system is working for you

International Talk Like a Pirate Day  

International Women's Ecommerce Days -- supporting women's online business endeavours and buying power; through Friday

Jeans for Genes Week -- UK (convince your school or workplace to let you pay for the privilege of wearing jeans one day this week, with the money going toward research of genetic diseases)   

Jubilee of the Moth Moons -- Fairy Calendar

Keiro no hi -- Japan (Respect for the Aged Day)

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

Organ Donation Week begins -- UK (join the organ donor registry, when you don't need your parts any more, someone else will!) 

St. Januarius of Naples' Day (a/k/a Gennaro of Naples; Patron of blood banks; Naples, Italy; against volcanic eruption) related observance

     Feast of San Gennaro -- NYC, NY, US (began on the 13th, continues to the 23rd; one of the highlights of the festival is this, the actual Saint's day)

Women's Suffrage Day -- New Zealand

Birthdays Today:

Alison Sweeney, 1976

Jimmy Fallon, 1974

Jim Abbot, 1967

Soledad 'Brien, 1966

Trisha Yearwood, 1964

Kevin Hooks, 1958

Joan Lunden, 1950

Leslie "Twiggy" Lawson, 1949

Jeremy Irons, 1948

Randolph Mantooth, 1945

Jooe Morgan, 1943

"Mama" Cass Elliot, 1941

Bill Medley, 1940

Paul Williams, 1940

David McCallum, 1933

Mike Royko, 1932

Adam West, 1928

Duke Snider, 1926

Sir William Glding, 1911

Lewis F. Powell, Jr., 1907

Joseph Pasternak, 1901

Henry Peter Brougham, 1778

Charles Carroll, 1737

Jan Luyts, 1655

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Skylight"(Play), 1996

"ER"(TV), 1994

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"(TV), 1970

Funny Girl(Film), 1968

"Flipper"(TV), 1964

"The Virginian"(TV), 1962

Today in History:

Edward, the Black Prince, commands the forces which defeat the French army and capture France's King John II, 1356

Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem Witch Trials, 1692

The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the US, 1778

Ephraim Morris patents the railroad brake, 1838

Bond and Lassell discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn, 1848

New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all of its women the right to vote, 1893

Funeral of assassinated President William McKinley, 1901

Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut as Steamboat Willie, at the Colony Theater in NYC, 1928

The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich, 1946

Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland, 1959

Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them, 1961

The Solomon Islands join the United Nations, 1978

Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System, 1982

Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists, 1991

The BP oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was declared “effectively dead” by retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man on the blowout disaster, 2010

A joint summit between North and South Korea ends with an agreement from North Korea to limit its nuclear program and South Korea to cooperate economically, 2018

According to a study published in the journal "Science," since 1970 the number of birds in North America has declined by 30%, 2019


  1. Definitely an awww moment. Or two. And I am smiling at your poem too.

  2. The 2 kitties enjoy sharing their hammock. I don't know how to get on a hammock. Lol!

  3. Those cats sure look happy. Thank you for caring for them, Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. Aww! what cuties I wouldn't last long on a hammock heheh!

    I liked your fun poen too

    Have an aye ayetastic Monday 👍

  5. Great quote about attitude, it is true. Those kittens sure look comfy. Mom had a hammock for her kitties years ago and they liked it.

  6. Yarr! Let's celebrate. Thanks for the funnies too.

  7. Those kitties did make me smile. They will have forever homes before you know it.

    Love your Sparks and your poem.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  8. I've never been able to relax in a hammock. I obviously am not good at chilling out!

  9. I always loved the Disney Steamboat Willie cartoon. It was such a brave thing to do, he sank all his money in it and it could so easily have been a catastrophe.

  10. Those kitties definitely know how to do a hammock ~ adorable photos ~ great Spark too ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. A totally pirate day, I see. Love the cats sharing the hammock. They would be at home on a ship.

  12. As the old saying goes, those two felines look as snug as a bug in a rug. Think National Butterscotch Day should get more publicity. Have a blessed day.

  13. Great poem- no walking the plank for you. Nice sparks too- good job combining pirate day with sparks. Very cute kittens. XO

  14. Those cuties are sure enjoying their hammock time. Cool pirate humor and a great poem too.

  15. Mimi! Terrific post! Cats in hammocks! Purrfect! The pirate Sparks - Purrfect! The poem for poetry Monday - Purrfect too! Keep being awsome! Barb

  16. "Not all treasure is Silver and Gold Mate" That's so true. Love your poem.


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