Sunday, May 29, 2016

Silly Sunday: Birthday Logic

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Today is Red-headed Alec's birthday.  Our "foster son," (not officially, but he's lived with us off and on for years, whenever his family life became impossible) loves both German chocolate cake and red velvet cake, so i will once again get him a half cake of each.  (He gets red velvet cakes from the bakery where i work regularly, this will be different.)

Dis bring to mind when Gran'pere Boudreaux turn 110.  

(An aside.  Joeh from Cranky Old Man asked if ever run out of Boudreaux jokes.  My response is, how can i?  He's still around!)

Dat reporter from de big paper come out to de house, an' axin' him what he eat an' what he do, an' fin'ly he ax, "Gran'pere Boudreaux, what you t'ink be de reason you live so long?"

An' Gran'pere Boudreaux say, "Mais, it gots to be because I was born such a long time ago!"



Today is:

Ambarvalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (purification festival to Ceres, date approximate)

Arbor Day -- Aston-on-Clun, Shropshire, England (a Poplar tree in town is decorated and left that way year round; probably associated with Oak Apple Day)

Ascension of Baha'u'llah -- Baha'i

Cape May Music Festival -- Cape May, NJ, US (world class music performances of many genres; through June 16)

Castleton Garland Celebration -- Derbyshire, England (a Garland King and Lady ride the bounds of the parish on white horses, after which the garland the King wore is placed on the church tower; possibly dating back to Oak Apple Celebrations)

Democracy Day -- Nigeria

End of the Middle Ages Day -- considered such by many historians because of the fall of Constantinople on this day in 1453

Feast of Mars -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Indianapolis 500 -- Indianapolis, IN, US (the world's single largest one day sporting event)

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers -- UN

Learn About Composting Day -- can't find a current sponsor for this day, but there is a week sponsored each year here; and you can learn about composting here, too 

Mother's Day -- Algeria; Dominican Republic; France; French Antilles; Haiti; Madagascar; Mauritius; Morocco; Senegal; Sweden; Tunisia

Mount Everest Day -- Nepal (declared on the anniversary of first ascent in 1953)

National Coq Au Vin Day

Oak Apple Day / Royal Oak Day -- England (celebration of the restoration of the monarchy; no longer officially recognized, but many localities have traditions that have grown up around this date which are still celebrated)

Palio Dei Balestrieri -- Gubbio, Italy (the last Sunday of May always sees a medieval crossbow contest between the town of Gubbio and the town of Sansepolcro, with medieval costumes and arms)

Pink Flamingo Day -- Don Feathersone created the first one on this day in 1957

Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day -- supposedly dating back, in Europe and the Americas, to the days when you put a piece of cloth in your larder for good luck; why it became a pillow no one knows

Runic Half-Month of Odal (home, possessions) commences

Squoosh an Ice Cream Sandwich Day -- rules say you must squoosh, not squish or squash!

St. Bona of Pisa's Day (Patron of couriers, flight attendants, guides, pilgrims, travellers; Pisa, Italy)



Anniversaries Today:

Rhode Island becomes the 13th US State, 1790
Wisconsin becomes the 30th US State, 1848


Birthdays Today:

Noel Gallagher, 1967
Lisa Whelchel, 1963
Melissa Etheridge, 1961
Adrian Paul, 1959
Rupert Everett,1959
Annette Bening, 1958
LaToya Jackson, 1956
Danny Elfman, 1953
Anthony Geary, 1947
Kevin Conway, 1942
Al Unser, Sr., 1939
Francis Thomas "Fay" Vincent, Jr, 1938
Paul Erlich, 1932
John F. Kennedy, 1917
Tenzing Norgay, 1914
T.H. White, 1906
Bob Hope, 1903
Oswald Spengler, 1880
G.K. Chesterton, 1874
Patrick Henry, 1736


Today in History:

Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a siege, ending the Byzantine Empire, 1453
Charles II (on his birthday) is restored to the throne of Great Britain, 1660
Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives, 1677
The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City, 1733
In Patrick Henry's historic speech against the Stamp Act, he answers a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!" 1765
Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect, 1874
Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal, 1886
Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, provoking a riot, 1913
Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives, 1914
Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas single in history, for Decca Records in Los Angeles, 1942
Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 1953
First of the annual Bilderberg conferences, 1954
Amputee  Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months, 1985
Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station, 1999
Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule, 1999
A WWII Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., US, 2004
Scientists describe the 160-million year-old fossile of Aurornis xui as the most basal species of Avialae, possibly shifting the evolutionary position of the Archaeopteryx as the oldest known bird, 2013

5 comments:

  1. Got's to love all the Boudreaux's

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  2. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Alec,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Bwahahahahahaha on the joke. I find the logic in his answer.

    Have a terrific Silly Sunday. ☺

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  3. Happy Birthday to RHA :-)

    LOL @ Boudreaux and your response to Joeh

    Have a birthdaytastic week :-)

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  4. Good joke! And talking of red velvet, would you believe I only tasted it once in my life? To me it tasted like chocolate cake, but looked prettier!

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  5. Obvious answer was obvious! LOL
    I hope you never run of these jokes.

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