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Some kitty thinks she's a monkey and is always trying to climb her cage. She does get higher than this, but every time i try to take a picture of her at the top of her cage, she scoots back down.
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 Name Your Car.
What to name your car is
a matter of great import.
Now, don't just call it, "Mr. Car,"
that's being a poor sport.
Your car is what will take you
hither and yon all through the day,
just ask your car what to call it,
and listen to what it will say.
My Sweetie drives a "Land Yacht,"
and Lunceford is its name,
those big old Lincoln Towncars
are stuffy but never lame.
Bigger Girl was driving Cicero
then it's frame in an accident bent,
so she bought Bessy LowKey,
an ancient "scratch and dent."
#1 Son has an old Acura,
given by a friend for a song,
not big or bright or flashy,
but White Goose moves him along.
#2 Son now has a great job
and he bought a used SUV,
his motorcycles scare this mama.
so Happy Honda brings me glee.
Little Girl still drives Talulah,
though her glamor has worn thin,
like a trouper she goes on with the show
which to me is a very big win.
As for me, i needed something
and i ended up needing it quick,
a mechanic friend had a Pontiac
and for now it does the trick.
It's been slow in giving me clues
as to what it wants to be called,
it's designed a lot like a sports car
but has uncomplainingly hauled
This janitor and church lady,
it can run but seems okay
with my keeping it to lower speeds
as it's only so fast i will play.
That's why i'm calling it Slow-Moe
as it takes me all over town
as well as on the highways,
so far it's not letting me down!
Buttering-Up Semi-Finals -- Fairy Calendar
Child Health Day -- US (as established by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928)
Country Inn, Bed-and-Breakfast Day
Festival of Bacchus/Dionysus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting the old and new wine and celebrating the harvest)
Independence Day -- Iraq
Kae Chun Jul -- Korea (National Foundation Day, BC 2333)
Labour Day -- ACT, NSW, & SA, Australia
Morazan Day -- Honduras (Soldier's Day, trad.)
National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day -- internet generated; celebrate these beauties today, no matter where you are
National Carmel Custard Day
Oschophoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (in honor of the return of Theseus after killing the Minotaur; deities celebrated were Dionysius and either Athena or Ariadne, depending on the source cited; date approximate)
Pageantry in Oslo -- Oslo, Norway (Storting [Parliament] convenes to decide the date for its ceremonial opening, which is usually the following weekday, when the King opens the session in the presence of the Corps Diplomatique, preceded and followed by a military procession between the Royal Palace and the Storting.)
Peat-Cutting Day -- Falkland Islands (Spring Holiday)
Queen's Birthday -- QLD, Australia
Relief of Leiden Day -- Netherlands
Reunification Day/Unity Day-- Germany
Sts. Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair's Day (Patrons of Westphalia)
Techies' Day -- give your techies some well-deserved appreciation
Territory Day -- Christmas Island
Thanksgiving Day -- Saint Lucia
World Architecture Day -- International Union of Architects
World Habitat Day -- UN (Habitat for Humanity)
Neve Campbell, 1973
Gwen Stefani, 1969
Janel Maloney, 1969
Clive Owen, 1964
Jack P. Wagner, 1959
Dennis Eckersley, 1954
Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1954
Dave Winfield, 1951
Lindsey Buckingham, 1949
Roy Horn, 1944
Chubby Checker, 1941
Erik Bruhn, 1928
Gore Vidal, 1925
James Herriot (James Alfred Wight), 1916
Harvey Kurtzman, 1902
William Crawford Gorgas, 1854
George Bancroft, 1800
"L.A. Law"(TV), 1986
"Scarecrow and Mrs. King"(TV), 1983
"The Dick Van Dyke Show"(TV), 1961
"The Andy Griffith Show"(TV), 1960
"The Pat Boone Show"(TV), 1957
"The Real McCoys"(TV), 1957
"Captain Kangaroo"(TV), 1955
"The Mickey Mouse Club"(TV), 1955
"Father Knows Best"(TV), 1954
"Our Miss Brooks"(TV), 1952
"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"(TV), 1952
"The Maltese Falcon(Film, NYC release), 1941
Today in History:
The state of Gojoseon (modern-day Korea) is founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese emperor Yao, BC2333
The siege and battle of Alesia is ended by the surrender of Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, to Julius Caesar, BC52
Julius Caesar's assassins suffer a decisive defeat at the First Battle of Phillipi, BC42
Jews are expelled from Eger, Bohemia, 1430
The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor, 1712
British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska, 1778
General Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence being named to defend the French National Convention against armed counter-revolutionary rioters, 1795
George Washington proclaims the first national Thanksgiving Day will be held on Nov. 26, 1789
American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death, 1849
J.S. Thurman patents a motor-driven vacuum cleaner, 1899
The first conference on wireless telegraphy agrees to adopt SOS as the warning signal and sign of distress, 1906
Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna, Austria, found the Pravda newspaper, 1908
Mrs. W.H. Felton, of Georgia, becomes the first woman seated in the US Senate, 1922
A V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany is the first man-made object to reach space, 1942
The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon, 1952
Germany is reunified, 1990
Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the show's tigers, 2003
Archaeologists on the Egypt-Gaza border find the first evidence of a 2,000-year-old city, 2010
The Nobel Prize for Physics is awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves," 2017
The first exomoon, a moon outside of this solar system and about the size of Neptune, is discovered 8,000 light-years away by astronomers at Columbia University, 2018