Sunday, October 22, 2017

Not From There (Silly Sunday)

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Yesterday was my once-every-two-weeks visit to Grandma and Grandpa's house.  Grandpa and Uncle P were on a weekend long retreat at the archdiocesan retreat house, so Miss Eva (now that she and Uncle P are married, should i call her Aunt Eva?) and Grandma and i went out together and had a very good time.  We went to flea markets, stopped for lunch, had a great time at the grocery, and indulged our taste for "remodel the house" TV.  Sometimes it's so nice when it's just the girls.

Boudreaux t'ink it be nice when it jes' be de boys, too.  Although, he don' believe dat theory dat de men be from Mars an' de women be from Venus.  He be tellin' Thibodeaux, "Dere ain't no way de men be from Mars!"

An' Thibodeaux ax, "Why not?"

An' Boudreaux say, "I done seen dem pictures from dat dere Mars rover, an' de men cain't be from Mars.  Mais!  Mars don't got no ESPN, no beer, an' no half-dressed women!  No self-respectin' man goin' be from dere!"

Today is:

Abu Simbel Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (along with Feb. 22, the day when the sunlight fell perfectly on the statues of Ramses, Ra, and Amun at the temple complex)

Caps Lock Day -- celebrating life in screaming CAPITALS (i'd include a link to the promo site, but it's rather annoying)

Clean Up the Earth Day -- begun because having only one Earth Day a year doesn't give enough emphasis to the amount of work that needs to be done

Color Day -- a day to consider how color affects your life, health, and world

Eat a Pretzel Day -- unclaimed sponsorship; does anyone else suspect that pretzel makers know how to spread stuff around the internet, too?

International Stuttering Awareness Day -- information here 

Jidai Matsuri -- Kyoto, Japan (Festival of the Eras or Festival of the Ages)

Mother-in-Law Day -- a day to honor good Mothers-in-Law for their contributions to their families and for enduring all the bad jokes; if you have a lousy one, go listen to Ernie K-Doe's song

National Knee Day -- take care of your knees, and they will take care of you!

National Nut Day -- UK & US (also now celebrated around the world) (launched by Liberation Foods CIC, a fair trade nut company, urging us to celebrate fairly traded nuts and swap out a nut based burger for a meat based meal, at least for today, or grab a handful of nutritious almonds or walnuts or your own favorite mix; if you don't like nuts, you can just choose to go be one, instead) 

Pastoral Care Week begins -- honoring all clergy who provide spiritual help and care, they need recognition and care themselves; this year's theme is "Hospitality:  Cultivating Inclusion" 

Respiratory Care Week begins -- recognizing the respiratory care profession and promoting awareness of lung health issues 

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

Smart is Cool Day -- and i don't know who started this one, but i'd say someone tired of being made fun of for being a bookworm

St. Mary Salome's Day (Patron of Veroli, Italy)

Anniversaries Today:

Toastmasters International founded, 1924
The first Metropolitan Opera House in NYC opens, performing Faust, 1883

Birthdays Today:

Carlos Mencia, 1967
Valeria Golino, 1966
Brian Boitano, 1963
Jeff Goldblum, 1952
Deepak Chopra, 1946
Catherine Deveuve, 1943
Jan De Bont, 1943
Annette Funicello, 1942
Tony Roberts, 1939
Derek Jacobi, 1938
Christopher Lloyd, 1938
Timothy Leary, 1920
Joan Fontaine, 1917
Robert Capa, 1913
Curly Howard, 1903
George Beadle, 1903
N. C. Wyeth, 1882
Sarah Bernhardt, 1844
Franz Liszt, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Me and Bessie"(Musical), 1975
"Take Me Along"(Musical), 1959
"The Far Off Hills"(Play), 1928

Today in History:

The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire, 362
Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto), 794
Battle of the Southern Fujian Sea, Ming Dynasty wins a victory against the Dutch East India Company, 1633
Princeton University is chartered, 1746
Andre-Jacques Trim becomes the first sky diver, parachuting over Paris from a balloon, 1797
Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas, 1836
First telegraph line linking US east and west coasts of the US is completed, 1861
First concert performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1881
World's first automobile dealer opens in London, 1897
President Hoover gives the "American system of rugged individualism" speech, 1928
The FBI ambushes Pretty Boy Floyd, 1934
First commercial flight from the mainland to Hawai'i, 1936
Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turns down the honor, 1964
A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada, 1964
The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus, 1975Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it 
is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs, although the dye is still used in Canada, 1976
Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms, 2005
A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama, 2006
India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1, 2008
North Korea gives the US permission to search for the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War, 2011


  1. Cute joke, very true. I am glad you had a nice time with the ladies :)

  2. I am going to agree with Boudreaux. That was funny!

  3. Ah! The southern accent hurts. Feel like I'm reading Uncle Remus.

    Glad you were able to get out (and stay in) with just the girls. Especially with your grandmother! Sometimes we take it for granted that we still have our older family members in our lives. :)

  4. Being with the gals you love to be with is always a good thing.

    I always look forward to your jokes. This one is exceptionally spot on.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  5. Sounds like you had a great time :-)

    I think Boudreaux got it spot on there LOL

    Have a tanfabulous SS :-)

  6. Looking at your anniversaries section reminded me I always wanted to see the sun falling in that way on Abu Simbel!

  7. Since our Dad died this May, my siblings and I have made it a priority to visit our Mom frequently and take her out to places she normally doesn't visit.

    This last Wednesday I had my Mom and my little nephew in tow. The three generations made for some interesting conversation.

    You know I love me my Boudreaux and his jokes.

  8. Boudreaux could have saved taxpayers billions of dollars by explaining to NASA that no life was on Mars.

  9. Nice joke! Wonderful to be able to spend some "girls" time together. So good of you to spend time with your grandparents.

  10. Mimi,

    That Boudreaux is a smart feller! lol How wonderful to spend time with your grandma. I wish I could do the same but my grandparents are no longer with us. It's sad to realize that many of the people I love are living in their later part of their lives and we never know when our last visits with them will be the final one. Thanks for sharing some giggles with us!