Sunday, November 23, 2014

Silly Sunday: Diagnosis -- RIP

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's the place to come for weekly laughs, and the rules are simple, just have fun, Laugh and Link Up!

Colin-from-Work, who does handyman work on the side and is licenced to do refrigeration and A/C work, came by yesterday to take a look at the refrigerator that tried to catch fire back on Tuesday.

He took it apart and thoroughly checked and tested it and pronounced it dead.  The other fridges were cleaned to make sure the same didn't happen to them, neither being in anywhere near as bad of shape.

While i am sad that it couldn't be resurrected, i am glad that Grandpa and Grandma gave us a spare refrigerator several years ago, and someone at Sweetie's work gave us one a few months ago.  It was nice have 3 of them with so many people in this house, but two will do.

The death of the fridge has reminded me of a joke.

Boudreaux, Thibodeaux, and Gaston were talking about what they wanted said of them at their funerals.

Gaston said, "Mais, when I be gone, I hope day say, 'Dat Gaston!  He could fix anyt'ing, an' he was allus fixin' stuff for people, an' doin' great work at it.'  Dat's what I hope dey say."

Thibodeaux said, "When I go to de great beyon', I hope say, "Oh, dat Thibodeaux!  He could sing an' play dat fiddle an' cheer anybody up!  Couldn't nobody be sad when dat Thibodeaux play an' sing!' Dat's what I hope dey say about me." 

An' Boudreaux said, "At my funeral, I hope dey say, 'Look!  He's moving!'"

Today is:

Can You Find Your Old Rubik's Cube and Still Work It Day -- internet generated, and why would you bother?

Celebration of Christ The King -- Christian (final Sunday of the Ecclesiastical Year) related observance
     Stir Up Sunday -- the day to get your Christmas plum pudding started

Chinggis Khaan's Birthday -- Mongolia

Color Photos Day -- anniversary of the Kodak introduction of modern color film in 1935

Eat A Cranberry Day -- just to see why you add sugar, i guess

Feast of Qawl(Speech) -- Baha'i

Fibonacci Day -- celebrating the mathematical Fibonacci Series, which begins as 1,1,2,3

Giorgoba -- Georgia (St. George's Day; they celebrate their patron saint twice a year, today and May 6, his feast day on the OS calendar)

Hadakambo Festival -- Hofu, Japan (men dressed only in loincloths brave the cold carrying floats to the shrine)

International Image Consultant Day -- Association of Image Consultants International

Jukebox Day -- many days compete for this title, but the first known nickel-in-the-slot record machine went into service on this day in 1889 in San Francisco, CA, US

Kinro Kansha no Hi -- Japan (Labour Day Thanksgiving, when people express gratitude to each other for their work through the year)

Mother Goose Parade Day -- El Cajon, CA, US (kicking off the holiday season with good, family fun)

National Cashew Day -- some sites list it on the 22nd, i'm celebrating both as i love cashews

National Espresso Day

National Farm-City Week -- US (on the week of Thanksgiving, remember that it's the farmers, ranchers and growers who supply your celebratory foods)

Pencil Sharpener Day -- John Love of Massachusetts patented the first one this day in 1897

Repudiation Day -- Maryland, US (anniversary of the Franklin County Court refusal to cooperate with Britain's Stamp Tax Act)

Rudolf Maister Day -- Slovenia

St. Clement's Day (Patron of boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, marble workers/stonecutters, sick children; Dundee, Scotland; Velletri, Italy)

St. Columbanus's Day (Patron of motorcyclists; Bobbio, Italy; against floods)

St. Felicity's Day (Patron of martyrs, widows; against the death of children, sterility)

Totensonntag/Ewigkeitssonntag -- Germany (Sunday of the Dead/Eternity Sunday; a general celebration and memorial of all who have died, decreed to be celebrated in Lutheran Churches by King Frederick William III of Prussia in 1816)

Birthdays Today:

Miley Cyrus, 1992
Lucas Grabeel, 1984
Salli Richardson, 1967
Steve Harvey, 1956
Bruce Hornsby, 1954
Susan Anspach, 1945
Krzysztof Penderecki, 1933
Jerry Bock, 1928
Johnny Mandel, 1925
Emmett Littleton Ashfrd, 1914
Harpo Marx, 1888
Boris Karloff, 1887
Billy the Kidd (William H. Bonney), 1859
Franklin Pierce, 1804
Edward Rutledge, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"I Feel Fine"(Beatles single release), 1964
"Dr. Who"(TV), 1963
"Fiorello!"(Musical), 1959
"Of Mice and Men"(Play), 1937
Life Magazine(First issue), 1936
First play-by-play American style football game radio broadcast, 1919 (Texas A&M beat University of Texas, 7-0)

Today in History:

Thespis of Icaria becomes the first actor to portray a character onstage, BC534
Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III, 800
Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile. 1248
Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published, 1644
People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax, 1765
Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine, 1835
Patent granted for a process of making color photographs, 1863
The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, 1889
King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir, 1890
Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler," to connect railroad cars, 1897
Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love, 1897
Enrico Caruso makes his US debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, NY in "Rigoletto", 1903
Wright Brothers forms million dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes, 1909
Life Magazine publishes its first issue, 1936
The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia, 1955
The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world's longest running science fiction drama, 1963
Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time, 1971
A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people, 1980
The first all woman expedition to the south pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek, 1990
Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary, 2001
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country, 2005
A message is found on the leg of a mummified pigeon from WWII in Surrey, England, in a code that is unrecognized, 2012
A special 50th anniversary episode of Dr. Who is aired, simulcast to 94 countries and earning a Guiness World Record for the largest simulcast of a TV drama, 2013


  1. sorry about the fridge, but SO glad you already have 2 others to use! you do have a LOT of folks in your house. :)

  2. Bwahahahahahahaha on the joke. I'd like that last one too.

    Sorry about your fridge. I hope you can get a replacement soon. Sounds like you need three.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. :)

  3. I want them to find me moving, too. Nothing worse than a busted refrigerator . . . except, not having a spare. I think it will be okay.

  4. I often wish I had a second fridge. When I am doing a lot of baking and prep. it would be nice to store large platters and such. Glad you still have two.

  5. Love the joke. That's what I hope they say at MY funeral, "Look, he's moving!"

  6. I hope they say, "did she just fart??" Lol.. Sucks about the fridge but yay you for having spares. We have 2 and use them both. - Stopping by from Sandee's place, Comedy Plus. - Happy Sunday!

  7. That Thibodeaux! Hahaha! Sorry about your fridge, but you're lucky to have 2 more working ones. Have a great week! :)

  8. Aw, indeed. What a sweetheart she is.