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Are these babies snoozin'? Or are they just cruisin'? (Cruising = not really asleep, not really awake, just kind of door hinging, swinging back and forth in the bed like a door on a hinge, as my Sweetie calls it).
Doesn't matter, they're cute, right?
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 Frozen Yoghurt.
to many people
"froyo" is not a real dessert
it's a cry for help!
Gramma Rosie hated yoghurt,
she grew up on a farm,
asked if she'd ever tried it,
"Awful stuff!" she was quick to inform.
When all of us were shopping
and feeling summer's heat
we saw a frozen yoghurt shop
and thought that couldn't be beat.
Gramma Rosie was horrified
and thought it was a ploy
to get her to eat something nasty,
she didn't believe we'd enjoy.
We told her what she'd eaten,
the plain, unflavored type
was a world away from this tasty treat,
she didn't understand the hype.
After getting her in the doors
we gently urged she try
just a tiny sample spoon,
she did, and my, oh, my!
"I like this" she then told us,
and ordered the large cup,
we all had a tasty treat that day
and lapped every little bit up.
If there's something you didn't like
the old way, take a shot.
In a new form or recipe,
it just might hit the spot!
Aldus Day -- death anniversary of Aldus Manutius, inventor of italics
Bob Marley Day / Reggae Day -- Jamaica (birth anniversary)
Constitution Day -- Mexico (obs.)
Gamelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (anniversary celebration of the marriage of Zeus and Hera; date approximate)
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation -- United Nations
Lame Duck Day -- US, on the anniversary of the passage of the 20th Amendment to the US Constitution; a day to recognize those whose tenure is running out
National Chopsticks Day
Oto Matsuri -- Shingu, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan (fire festival)
Rubik-Cube Muddling Championships -- Fairy Calendar
Sami National Day -- Finland, Norway, Russian, and Sweden
St. Dorothy of Caesarea's Day (Patron of brewers, brides, florists, gardeners, midwives, newlyweds; Pescia, Italy)
St. Peter Baptist's Day (Patron of Caceres, Philippines; Japan)
Tu B'Shevat -- Judaism ("New Year of the Trees", began yesterday at sunset, through sunset today)
Waitangi Day -- Maori, New Zealand and Niue (treaty with Britain, 1840; also considered National Day)
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952 (upon the death of her father, George VI)
Massachusetts becomes the 6th US State, 1788
The College of William and Mary in Virginia is founded by royal charter, 1693
Axl Rose, 1962
Barry Miller, 1958
Kathy Najimy, 1957
Robert Townsend, 1957
Natalie Cole, 1950
Bob Marley, 1945
Michael Tucker, 1944
Gayle Hunnicutt, 1943
Gigi Perreau, 1941
Tom Brokaw, 1940
Mike Farrell, 1939
Francois Truffant, 1932
Rip Torn, 1931
Mamie Van Doren, 1931
Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1919
Mary Leakey, 1913
Ronald Reagan, 1911
Babe Ruth, 1895
Aaron Burr, 1756
Nicolaus II Bernoulli, 1695
Chongzhen, Emperor of China, 1611
Christopher Marlowe, 1564
"Masque of Kings"(Play), 1936
"Rhenisch"(Schumann's 3rd Symphony), 1851
Today in History:
The United States signs its first treaty, in which France recognizes the US and promises aid, 1778
New Jersey issues the first US railroad charter to John Stevens, 1815
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore, 1819
The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia, 1820
Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony, 1840
Harper's Weekly publishes the first picture of Uncle Sam with chin whiskers, 1869
The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Netherlands' Senate ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree, 1900
The Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC, 1902
The "Monopoly" board game goes on sale for the first time, 1935
Turkey holds its first election in which women can vote, 1935
K Elizabeth Ohi becomes the first Japanese-US female lawyer, 1937
Elizabeth II becomes the first Queen regnant of the United Kingdom and several other realms since Queen Victoria, upon the death of her father, George VI, 1952
Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit, 1959
Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed, 1987
The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe, 1989
Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile, 2000
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake causes significant damage to villages along the coast of the Solomon Islands, 2013
Qatar Airways achieves the longest-ever commercial flight in service when its B777 aircraft lands in Auckland after a 16 hour and 23 minutes flight from Doha, 2017
SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful rocket, 2018
According to research from RMIT University in Australia, honeybees are able to add and subtract and understand the concept of zero, the first invertebrates shown to demonstrate this capacity, 2019
US astronaut Christina Koch completes the longest continuous spaceflight by a female astronaut after 328 days on the International Space Station, landing in Kazakhstan, 2020
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee (70 years on the throne), 2022