So July 23rd is Yada, Yada, Yada Day, inspired by a Seinfeld episode (one I have watched many times over with hubby dear)! The phrase “yada, yada, yada”—which means “so on and so forth,” or “blah, blah, blah”— is often used to represent a situation where certain details or explanations are omitted for brevity, humor, or to signify something unimportant or insignificant. In its own way, it focuses on what matters, on what needs to be said.
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Poetic Sundays: Mini-Monoverse Again for What Matters
I wrote about the mini-monoverse in 2020. Here it is again, to help us talk about what matters and to skip the inane..
What is the Mini-Monoverse?
It is a short verse with short lines invented by Emily Romano. I love the stop-and-go feel of it…
The Mini-Monoverse’s Characteristics
The basic elements of the mini-monoverse are that it is:
- Typically made up of ten lines: has two five-line stanzas or quintains
- Syllabic: each line has three syllables
- Rhymed: stanza 1: a/a/a/a/a; stanza 2: b/b/b/b/b. And you can make it a chain of mini-monoverses using different end rhymes for each stanza (so S3: c/c/c/c/c; & S4: d/d/d/d/d, and so on)
- For story-telling: Ideally, the mini-monoverse tells a story (optional)
My Attempt at What Matters With the Mini-Monoverse
A WIP currently but you can check what I wrote earlier here.
On My Blog and Home-front
Feeling hot, hot, hot… and we had a fun get-together with family on Saturday.
Posts since I last scribbled about what matters:
- Sunday Scribblings #153: Emoji Poetry Is Fun and More ➕ 😍
- Celebrating People and Places Everyday in Books & More
- The Power of One: It Can Be Powerful Too
- How a Person Can Be: Wonderful Life Lessons from Books and Cartoons
- It’s OK to Ask Questions: Embracing Curiosity and Growth
- Looking Closer at the Wondrous World Around Us and More
- To Soar High On Creativity With Sand Elephants and More
On My Blog and Home-front
One more week of July, one more week of my birthday month… and more posts..
This Week’s Celebrations
The Literary and Close-to-it Celebrations
- Literary Birthdays this week: Alexandre Dumas and Zelda Fitzgerald on July 24th; Melissa Marr on the 25th of July; Aldous Huxley, George Bernard Shaw, and Carl Jung on the 26th; Bharati Mukherjee and Cassandra Clare on 27th July; Beatrix Potter on the 28th; Sharon Creech on July 29th; and Emily Bronte on the 30th of July
- It is Paperback Book Day on July 30.
Here are the some of the fun, delish foodie celebrations for this week
- The 24th is National Tequila Day
- And the 25th celebrates food-lovers itself in its own way with Culinarians Day, and a sweet favorite with National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. You can also enjoy some wine and cheese for, of course, because it is National Wine and Cheese Day
- The 26th is National Coffee Milkshake Day and National Bagelfest Day as well as World Tofu Day
- I discovered the totally delicious utterly wonderful creme brulee and cheesecake only after moving to the US. And this week celebrates both of them. National Creme Brulee Day on the 27th and since I already mentioned the second dessert here, it is National Cheesecake Day on the 30th!!
- It is National Milk Chocolate Day on the 28th of July
- Followed by National Lasagna Day on the 29th of July (too long since I made it at home)
- It is International Self Care Day on the 24th.. so definitely a day to focus on what matters – ourselves.. And then on family too – in this case, your cousins who are your friends for life, for it is National Cousins Day. Then there is laughter, another thing that matters. So encourage that by telling old jokes, because it is also National Tell An Old Joke Day
- The 25th celebrates a fan-fair-favorite – the colorful carousel with Carousel Day. It is also International Red Shoe Day
- July 26th is National All or Nothing Day and One Voice Day (the focus is peace)
- I love holidays like this, not because we should only observe them on that day, but that they remind us once more of whatever they celebrate – explicitly. Like the 27th of July is National Love is Kind Day. and Take Your Pants for a Walk Day!
- Given the current trending topic, I had to add this to the list. It is apparently Barbie-in-a-Blender Day on the 27th of July. Not what you might expect but here it is anyway, a I-had-to…
- One more for the 27th, and then I am done. It is Bagpipe Appreciation Day and for some reason, I do love listening to the bagpipe… 🙂 what about you?
- National Get Gnarly Day is a pretty cool celebration; nicer than it sounds and you can celebrate it the last Friday of July each year (28th July, 2023). The 28th is also World Nature Conservation Day
- Apparently, it is Rain Day on the 29th, and apparently the holiday was created because a pharmacist in Pennsylvania noticed it rained on this date every year without fail. We need some currently to cool down the heat wave so here is hoping it is true!! But I will celebrate the rain regardless! It is also National Lipstick Day 🙂 While I not one who uses it much, why not on the 29th, right? And it is also International Tiger Day on the 29th of July
- The 30th is Share a Hug Day as well as International Day of Friendship (a UN holiday)
Related Stuff … Read/Do What Matters To You
- Ten Terrific Books Featuring Tigers
- 5 Reasons to Reach Out and Hug
- 13 Wonderful Books About Kindness: Picture Books and More
Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings
So dear reader, this was it for my Sunday Scribblings. I would love to hear your comments on my post(s), poems, poetic Sunday section, and anything else. And which of these days do you plan to celebrate (or any other)?
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