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Dog Days

(and possibly tornadoes, where I live),
(unless you're one of those south-of-the-equator people)

National Water Quality Month
National Sandwich Month
National What Will Be Your Legacy Month

What Will Your Legacy Be Month is a month for people to reflect on their past and present actions and vow to make positive changes that will affect generations. We have to remember the seeds, whether positive or negative, that we plant in our children's lives. This observance is about making the right choices so our children and their children will make the right choices. Everything we do will grow and reflect our teachings. So teach your children well.
Happy kids eating sandwiches

If last month was National Hot Dog Month, and this month is National Sandwich Month, does this prove the old argument that a hot dog is not a sandwich?

For National Water Quality Month, I was going to put up a picture of a polluted stream or brown water coming out of a tap, but all the pictures were all so ugly and horrible I just didn't want to sully this post with them. So here's this:

Honeyeater Bird drinking from tap
Amazing high speed photographs of honeyeater birds catching water droplets in midair as they fall out of a tap — Daily Mail

This month "was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar…. About 700 BC, it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 46 BC (708 AUC), giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Augustus. According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.[2] Wikipedia

Okay, I was looking for pix of kids and dogs swimming, and there are many great ones, but I found this good "water quality month" pic.

The Zodiac signs for the month of August are
(until Aug 22)
Domicile Jul 21-Aug 22
…and Breakyerbak (Aug 23 onwards)
Zodiac: Breakyerback Aug23-Sep21

Important to note: August 2 is International Beer Day

Beer gal

Image sources:
Soggy Sandwich: A Soup Sandwich is Just That | THE MOLLER LAW GROUP, LLC
Kids with sandwiches: Effects of Fast-foods and Snacking on Children
Beer gal:
Kid and dog, drinking: The Best Dog Breeds For Kids | Healthy Paws Pet Insurance
Domicile: Sand castle:, Old man at beach:
Backbreaking harvest: Grain Harvest and Threshing Time | Living History Farms

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July is

National Ice Cream Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Baked Beans Month

It's a picnic!

Where it all comes together:

National Chili Dog Day July 25th (USA)

Or, if you prefer the great indoors:
July 3rd to August 15th, inexplicably, are officially known as the
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days

Why "July"?

This guy:

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth.

Here's a thing.

US Declaration of Independence

July 2nd is World UFO Day.
Go out and not identify a flying object!

UFO Alien Abduction

The Zodiac signs for the month of July are
Patientlee (until Jul 20)
Zodiac: Knowsittal Apr 21-May 20
…and Domicile (Jul 21 onwards)
Domicile Jul 21-Aug 20

Went searching for a Julia to close out this post. Lots of Julia celebrities (some I even recognized). This one caught my eye, though:

Julia Adasheva
and her Ferrari

Julia Adasheva with Ferrari

Adasheva (that's a sexy name if ever we heard one) is the definition of a gorgeous Russian model. Born in Moscow in 1991, she now travels the world as part of her modeling career which started at the age of 16. The beauty is 23 years old, born on April 25, 1991, wears size 7.5 (38 shoes) and is dress size 6 (36).

Her dream car is a red convertible from Maranello. No, not a California like Paris Hilton has, but a 458 Spider, the epitome of Italia style and performance. Julia is seriously into cars and frequents tuning shows. Her personal Youtube is filled with videos of her testing out various exotics around Moscow.…


July is… resources:
Hot Dog: Wikipedia
Ice Cream Cone:
Baked Beans:

Domicile resources:
Sand castle:
Old man at beach:

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Short & Tall Tales

When all else fails, suffer.

Hopes lie dead and buried.
Trains of thought derailed.

Everything is ruined.
All good plans have failed.

Nothing turned out right.
Bill collectors pound the door.

My coffee cup is empty.
I guess I'll have some more.

Coffee alone among the ruins

The Art of

But can you make it with cornbread?

In response to which I posted this lamerick:

Chili in a bread bowl looks pretty good.
Asked if I want some, I'd say, yes, I would.
But a very big must
Is a very hard crust
Lest it's soggy 'ere your meal can conclude.

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Almost the Summer Solstice. It'll be winter now any minute!!

Time flies with frog
There must be some mistake!

Time flies.

Time flies with frog
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June 2019

Why "June"?

The Latin name for June is JuniusOvid offers multiple etymologies for the name in the Fasti, a poem about the Roman calendar. The first is that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, the goddess of marriage and the wife of the supreme deity Jupiter; the second is that the name comes from the Latin word iuniores, meaning "younger ones", as opposed to maiores ("elders") for which the preceding month May (Maius) may be named.[4] Another source claims June is named after Lucius Junius Brutus, founder of the roman Republic and ancestor of the Roman gens Junia [5]

I'm gonna go with Juno, Roman goddess, over young people.

Dad, son, bike

I looked through a lot of Father images. This one struck me. First, because I vividly remember chasing along holding bikes for each of our three when they were little. Second, because it's symbolic of how Fathers must be sometimes: you push and push and push, you encourage and encourage and encourage, and then, suddenly, you have to just let go…

The Zodiac signs for the month of June are
Xerograff (until Jun 20)
…and Patientlee (Jun 21 onwards)
Zodiac: Knowsittal Apr 21-May 20

June Haver

June Haver was born on June 10, 1926, in Rock Island, Illinois… appeared on the stage for the first time at the age of six in a local theater production… In 1942, at the age of 16, June joined Fox Studios as a fringe actress. Dropped because the studio thought she was too young, they signed her the following year to appear in The Gang's All Here (1943). … In 1945, she appeared in Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) with her future husband, Fred MacMurray, who she wed in 1954. … After they were wed, the couple adopted twin girls. June's last foray into the glare of the camera lights was when she played herself in the television production of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour(1957). She died of respiratory failure in Brentwood, California on July 6, 2005. —iMDB

Months: and Wikipedia: June
Father: Fathers Day Backgrounds | PixelsTalk.Ne
June Haver:

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