Monday, November 17, 2014

In the Real World we received our first snowfall last night. I'm not sure I'm ready for winter. Actually I kind of hate winter.


Today's Writing Prompt: Best Movie

Continuing our theme, how about the best movie you have seen recently? What made it so good?

My new best movie I've ever seen is St. Vincent starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. It was genius from the very first joke to the last scene. These two actors are among my list of favourites and the story was touching and surprising and full of pathos and humour. A real mixture. But the star of the show is Jaeden Lieberher who plays Oliver, the little boy who befriends Vincent, played by Murray.

I only made one blog post on this date:

National School Nurse Day

National Compliment Day

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul
And health to the body.

Australia Day
Australia day is a day for the people of Australia to reflect on what has been achieved and to be proud of a great nation. Also called Foundation Day, it commemorates the landing on the Australian continent of Captain Arthur Phillip and his company of men and women in 1788.

1679: The keel of the 44 tonne Griffon was laid at the mouth of the Cayuga Creek on Lake Erie. Launched on August 7, it was the first ship to be built on and sail the Great Lakes.

1905: The world's largest diamond is found near Pretoria, South Africa.

1924: An order-in-council decreed that the Canadian Red Ensign could be flown over Canadian government buildings at home and abroad.

1950: India formally becomes a republic, three years after gaining independence from Great Britain.

1956: Buddy Holly has his first recording session at Decca Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player (1961)

Bessie Coleman, first African American female aviator (1893)

Eddie Van Halen, heavy metal guitarist (1957)

Feast Day of Saint Polycarp, one of the apostolic Fathers whose martyrdom created the tradition of observing saints’ days.

January 26 - Women - Jeanne Sauvé dies in hospital; born in Prud'homme, Saskatchewan April 26, 1922, Sauvé served as Canada's First woman Governor General of Canada; also the First female Speaker of the House of Commons. Montreal, Quebec