ON THIS DAY: June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016 is:

National Chocolate Éclair Day


National Onion Rings Day


Take Your Dog to Work Day
(after all that Cholesterol, you’ll need a walkies)

Woman with dog at work


international Flags

Belarus – Remembrance of Victims of the Great Patriotic War

Croatia – Day of Antifascist Struggle

Malaysia – Nuzul Al-Quran

El Salvador – Teacher’s Day


  • 1497 – Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath
  • 1633 – Galileo Galilei forced by Pope to recant Earth Orbits Sun
  • 1812 – Napoleon’s Grand Army invades Russia
  • 1921 – Paavo Nurmi runs word record 10,000 meters – 30:40.2
  • 1981 – Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
  • 1990 – Florida passes a law prohibiting wearing a thong bathing suit
  • 2013 – UNESCO officially names Mount Fuji a World Heritage Site


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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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6 Responses to ON THIS DAY: June 22, 2016

  1. ghotiphaze says:

    Ten klicks in 31 minutes? That’s like six 5 minute miles, back to back!
    But I can see the thong suit exclusion. Everyone knows thongs go on your feet.

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    LOL ghotiphaze –

    I don’t wear flip-flops – they make blisters between my toes. I imagine a thong would have a similar effect on another part of the anatomy.

    But a one-piece thong bathing suit would still cover more than an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikini, so Florida’s legislation seems inconsistent – a not uncommon trait of Floridian law-making.

  3. As those who followed Joy of Fishes’ accounts of the Celtic Lassie’s kitchen adventures, we know she loved to experiment. Both of us really like onion rings, but it’s hard to find good onion rings. Certainly not those gummy round things one gets at most fast food restaurants, that are always over or undercooked. She stumbled onto this recipe one evening and we watched it together. We got the Panko crumbs and she was planning to make them the week she fell and broke her pelvis. I have not made them yet, but will do so next time we have company if they like onion rings.

  4. wordcloud9 says:

    The rings look delicious, but some of the ingredients are pretty weird!

  5. ann summers says:

    ..and fried chocolate onion rings!

  6. wordcloud9 says:

    Then you’ll REALLY need to walk the dog!

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