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I've posted another story to my collection Care Studies in Modern Life.
Hopefully, if all goes well, the story will be available to read tomorrow.
Bit of a freak out this morning when I woke at 6:00 and realized Baby J hadn’t woken me up during the night! A rush to where he was sleeping and there he was, still sound asleep. Now wondering if him sleeping through the night was a one time thing or if I can look forward to more mornings of waking in a panic, lol
The Miss Universe pageant is fixed.
All the winners are from Earth.
Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.
What did the hurricane say to the palm tree?
Better hold onto your nuts because this is no ordinary blowjob.
As I watched the dog chasing his tail I thought
"Dogs are easily amused",
then I realized I was watching the dog chasing his tail.
The policeman arrived at the scene of an accident to find that a
car had struck a telephone pole. Searching for witnesses, he
discovered a pale, nervous young man in work clothes who
claimed he was an eyewitness.
"Exactly where were you at the time of the accident?" inquired
"Sir," exclaimed the telephone lineman, "I was at the top of the
What has a head, a tail, and no body?
A memorandum is written not to inform
the reader, but to protect the writer.
Seen it all, done it all, can't remember most of it.
Nat. Youth Confidence Day
Nat. Sweetest Day (3rd Sat in Oct)
Nat. Brandied Fruit Day
Internat. Independent Video
/ Store Day (3rd Sat in Oct)
Birth of the Bab
Bridge Day (3rd Sat in Oct)
I Love Yarn Day (Sat of 2nd full
/ week in Oct)
Internat. Sloth Day
Miss American Rose Day
Nat. Call-in Day for Health Reform
Nat. Suspenders Day
Internat. Day of the Air Traffic
World Osteoporosis Day
2011 - Muammar Gaddafi is Captured
The deposed leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, is captured
by the National Transitional Council Forces. He was killed by
the troops soon after.
1982 - Luzhniki Disaster
A stampede during a UEFA Cup soccer (football) match
between Dutch club Haarlem and the Moscovian football club,
Spartak at the Lenin Stadium in Moscow left about 60 people
1973 - Sydney Opera House Opens its Doors
The iconic building, which was declared as a World Heritage
Site by UNESCO, was designed by Danish architect Jørn
Oberg Utzon. Construction on the performing arts center began
in March 1959 and cost over $100 million.
1968 - Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis
Former American first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, married
Greek shipping magnet, Aristotle Onassis
1962 - War Breaks Out Between India and China
The month-long border dispute began after the Chinese
launched a two-pronged attack on the border between the two
countries. During the duration of hostilities, China and India did
not officially declare war on each other nor cut off any
diplomatic ties. The conflict ended with China taking control of
Aksai Chin and both countries accepting a de facto border
along what is now known as Line of Control.
1971 - Snoop Dogg
American rapper, producer, actor
1958 - Viggo Mortensen
1950 - Tom Petty
American singer-songwriter, musician
1931 - Mickey Mantle
American baseball player
1859 - John Dewey
American philosopher, psychologist
2011 - Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan politician, Prime Minister of Libya
1984 - Paul Dirac
English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1964 - Herbert Hoover
American politician, 31st President of the United States
1950 - Henry L. Stimson
American statesman, lawyer, politician
1890 - Richard Francis Burton
English soldier, geographer, diplomat
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I think Lucas would say the moose in Sweden are pretty invincible too. Though I doubt he holds a grudge, since that's how he met Joel.
As for the impact of cold climates on people... I'll let you the the judge of that.
@Puppilull, I’ll be able to make a better decision after you’ve sent me my own Joel… ;–)
2019 Anthology theme selection is now complete! Hope you got your votes in. The 2019 GA Anthology themes are....
Made some progress today pinning down the characters and order of events.
Having to take care to make sure I don't run into any events from.... other writings...
Gonna feel like a tailor carefully sewing fabrics together. One chapter down.... no clue when and/or how this ends.
I wonder whatever happened to Ben and Travis...?
I am binge watching Once Upon a Time, didn't watch it during its original run
Is that normal?
Hi Milind. Okay, this time I really can say I have no idea what to say about you. There is 0 on your page. On the positive side, you did stop by in August, so maybe you will continue to pop in. Browse our story selections, something there is bound to catch your fancy. You have nothing to loose and every thing to gain.
I want to wish you a Happy 20th Birthday, your first non teenager party. Welcome to your next decade. Be seeing you (I hope).
For the people that read this story in the past. It has been rewritten and updated.
Listening to a 90s mix. Suddenly, "Nothing compares 2 u" comes on and I'm transported back in time. 16 yo me slowdancing with Arturo, a hot Mexican guy I met while travelling to St Petersburg. Much too old for me and he knew it. But days of exchanged glances couldn't be denied. That one night of dancing was all we had. I'll never forget. I wonder if he ever thinks of me.
Meanwhile in Florida:
Around that same time, I went out with a tall Hawaiian. At an amusement park at night, we held hands while riding a rollercoaster just as it started to rain and the ride was closed immediately afterwards. I remember he was obsessed with tiny pizzas, but to be quite honest, I can’t remember his name.
This maybe slightly off subject, but here is my first entry in my new blog, called Seven Days a Week. This blog is about my job, as a Community Nurse, with reflections on the different aspects and challenges of it. My first blog is about working in other people’s homes and how different this is from other areas of nursing.
My first story in Stories Written on Lined Paper is up and can be read at:
That One Big Role is about an actor on his journey to the theatre for his performance that evening, but all is not well...
I am taking a weekend trip away with friends. Maybe a museum or a winery tour?
However lonely you feel, you're never alone.
There are literally millions of bugs, mites and bacteria
living in your house.
My birth certificate was a letter of apology
that my dad got from the condom company…
Dear Week, I'm so over you.
I'm leaving you for your best friend, Weekend.
Don't try to find us for at least 2 days.
Every 60 seconds in Africa, a minute passes.
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars,
but check when you say the paint is wet?
20+ Hilariously Amusing Unexpected Fails
Everyone makes mistakes. Some make mistakes privately on a small scale, others mess up big time. And these mistakes are often amusing because everyone but the management can see them.
Ever seen an inappropriate road sign? Almost everyone sees it, laughs at it, and shares it on social media. However it still never reaches the management and thus it continues to stay. Similarly we see hilarious signs in supermarket that are known to all the shoppers but none of the workers see them. or maybe they simply choose to ignore them. Whatever the case, they’re seriously hilarious.
In this post we have listed up photos of more than 20 amusing and unexpected fails that exist all around us.
#6 - This is why punctuation is important
When Ruthie's grandson Jordan was 5, he always told everyone
he wanted to be a doctor when he grew up. One day he was
running through the house and into the corner of a chair and
hurt his eye. He cried for a while and kept saying, "Oh no, oh no,
now I can't be a doctor when I grow up."
Ruth assured him he could still be a doctor and Jordan kept
telling her he couldn't. Finally she asked, "Why can't you be a
Holding one hand over his eye, Jordan said, "Because now I will
have to be a pirate!"
Why does night fall but never break and day break but never fall?
Constipated people don't give a crap.
Nat. Seafood Bisque Day
Nat. Mammography Day (3rd
/ Fri in Oct)
Nat. Kentucky Day
Nat. LGBT Center Awareness Day
Dress Like a Dork Day
Evaluate Your Life Day
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
New Friends Day (obs annually on
/ Jul 19th, Oct 19th and Jan 19th)
World Student Day (3rd Fri in Oct)
2005 - Trial of Saddam Hussein Begins
The Iraqi Special Tribunal started the trial of deposed President
of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, and 7 other defendants for crimes
against humanity. Hussein, who was the fifth President of Iraq
was found guilty and was executed by hanging a year later on
December 30, 2006.
1954 - Cho Oyu Scaled for the First Time in Recorded
The 6th highest mountain peak in the world, Cho Oyu is part of
the Himalayan mountain range and lies on the Nepal-China
border. It was scaled by Nepalese Pasang Dawa Lama and
Austrians Joseph Jöchler and Herbert Tichy.
1950 - Battle of Chamdo (Qamdo) Ends
Also known as the Liberation of Tibet in China, the war
between China and Tibet began on October 6, when Chinese
military forces under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping entered
the country from Sichuan. At the end of the battle, the Chinese
had taken over the border city of Chamdo. The battle was the
starting point for negotiations between the two countries over
the status of Tibet.
1943 - Streptomycin is Discovered
The miracle antibiotic that became the first line of offense
against tuberculosis in the mid 20th century was isolated for
the first time by graduate student Albert Schatz while working
under Selman Abraham Waksman at Rutgers University.
Schatz later sued Waksman to gain a portion of the profits and
notoriety which came from the discovery. Waksman eventually
received the Nobel Prize for the achievement. However, there
was controversy as the award went to Waksman only.
1914 - First Battle of Ypres
Part of the Battle of Flanders during the First World War, the
First Battle of Ypres was fought in the Belgian city of Ypres. It
was fought between German forces on one side and the
Belgian, French and British troops on the other. Fighting
continued until November 22, when harsh weather forced the
two sides to take a break from the hostilities.
1962 - Evander Holyfield
1958 - Michael Steele
American politician, 7th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
1946 - Philip Pullman
1945 - John Lithgow
1944 - Peter Tosh
Jamaican singer-songwriter, guitarist
1893 - Lucy Stone
1813 - Józef Poniatowski
1745 - Jonathan Swift
1682 - Thomas Browne
1216 - John, King of England
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That was a hefty sentence! Why not go for life in prison instead?
I think the key word there was 'Members of the Thai royal family'. There is a sort of happy ending to all of this?!?!
World's longest sentence for corporate fraud according to Guinness World Records 2006. She defrauded more than 16,000 Thais in a pyramid scheme worth $204 million at the time. However, the Thai law of the time specified that those convicted of fraud could not serve more than twenty years in prison, and she was released after only eight.
FYI, the actual sentence was 141,675 years, not the mere 141,078 mentioned above.
The German submarine U-864 was a Type IXD2 U-boat of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine in World War II. She departed from Kiel on 5 December 1944 on her last mission, to transport to Japan a large quantity of mercury and parts and engineering drawings for German jet fighters. While returning to Bergen, Norway to repair a misfiring engine, the U-864 was detected and sunk on 9 February 1945 by the British submarine HMS Venturer, killing all 73 on board. It is the only documented instance in the history of naval warfare where one submarine intentionally sank another while both were submerged.
Ever notice, when it rains it pours? My brother lost his mother-in-law today and is flying up to join his wife for her wake and funeral. I'm dealing with a cold, and my father just had shots in both knees for no cartridge. Trying to stay motivated with work and writing. Going to be a long weekend.
Hi mberry. Your page shows a blank, but that is not a true picture. You have given out 10 reaction points. So that means you have affected some people here at GA. Silently perhaps, but visibly none the less, thank you for that.
I want to wish you a Happy 35th Birthday and hope your celebration was a happy one.
Hello chris191070. I recall when you first joined, you said that you really wanted to be a part of GA. I think you have accomplished your goal. In the time you have been here, you have averaged over 2 posts and/or comments each day. Even more impressive are your reaction points given, over 14,000+ which averages out at 25 or more a day!! You are an important part of this sites' well being, thank you.
I want to wish you a very Happy 48th Birthday and hope your party was a good one.
@chris191070 Yeah, happy birthday!
Onerous adj. Involving heavy obligations. Involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty. “The court’s stipulations were onerous.
We laid mama to rest today. I just want to thank everyone here who has helped me during this difficult time. You guys are like family to me and I love you for all the support you've shown me this week.
A postcard from San Francisco:
The shop was really busy today. I asked the boss if he knew way, and he said very prosaically: "Must be another tattoo convention in town."
- Last week
TGIF. Time to rattle some bones.
My cat ate some unattended nachos and now has so much gas he's a fire hazard.
Friends don't let their furr-friends eat nachos.