Sunday, March 18, 2018

Baiting Us Along (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting Silly Sunday does not mean i am going to quit telling Cajun jokes.

Only this time i have to slip in a military joke first.  Little Girl now works for her military Unit, and was on orders for this weekend.  When she came by and i wished her a happy St. Patrick's Day, she said, "Oh, yeah, no wonder everyone was wearing green today.  Wait, they wear green every day!"  She and i giggled over that.

Sweetie was yelling at the headlines again, fussing about politicians and their ways.  He reminded me of Boudreaux.

Boudreaux be takin' Tee out to go fish one day.  Dey done dug up dey bait, an' dey stop at de store by de pier an' Boudreaux done sen' Tee in to get dem some snacks.

Tee come out de store a few minute later wit' de snack an' he be shakin' his head.  Boudreaux ax, "What be wrong?"

An' Tee say, "You know dat politics guy you allus be yellin' 'bout when you read de paper in de mornin'?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais yah. what 'bout him?"

An' tee say, "He be in de store, an' he be axin' what bait to get so he can go fish today!  He don' even know what bait to use to get him de catfish!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, dat don' surprise me none.  He be de politico, de only bait he know be de ol' bait an' switch!"


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.  

While i only bottle raise kittens once in so often now, i have plenty of pictures from back in those days:


Today is:

Awkward Moments Day -- harness the power of humor in life's more uncomfortable situations

Asklepieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Asklepios; date approximate)

Bindus Diena -- Ancient Latvain Calendar (believed to be the day bears woke from hibernation)

Birthday of Sparky the Fire Dog -- can't confirm the exact date, but Sparky became an official fire prevention mascot in Mar. 1951

Buzzard Day -- Hinckley, OH, US (a day to celebrate the returning buzzards)

Camp Fire USA Birthday Week

Celtic Tree Month Fearn (Alder) begins

Cheikh Al Maarouf Day -- Comoros

Electric Razor Day -- Schick, Inc., marketed the first one today in 1931

Feast of Tou Tei -- Macau (earth god; celebrated on the second day of the second lunar month, so if i've mixed up the date in Gregorian, i'm sorry, i tried)

Forgive Mom and Dad Day -- because we all make mistakes; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Goddess of Fertility Day -- a modern celebration of all goddesses of fertility

Grandparents' and Grandchildren's Day -- Michigan, US

Jacques de Molay's Day -- death anniversary of the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar

Men's and Soldiers Day -- Mongolia

National Anthem and Flag Day -- Aruba

National Biodiesel Day -- birth anniversary of Rudolph Diesel, who unveiled his engine at the World Fair in 1900

National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

Oide Matsuri -- Hakui, Japan (horse-back archery; through the 23rd)

Ramayana Week -- Hindu (through March 26th; local customs/celebratory dates may vary)

Sheelah's Day -- Ireland (probably Sheela Na Gig, goddess of fertility; celebrated the day after St. Patrick's Day by those who say she was either his wife or his mother)

Sheep and Goats (Separation) Day -- Fairy Calendar

St. Anselm of Lucca's Day (Patron of Mantua, Italy)

St. Edward the Martyr's Day

Supreme Sacrifice Day -- an internet generated holiday now used to honor those who have made a supreme sacrifice, all who have given their lives for others

Usajingu Reitaisai -- Japan (offerings to the Kami from the Imperial Household are shared in this very important festival)

Zhonghe/Longtaitou -- China (Double Second Festival and Blue Dragon Festival, the time to wake the dragons that control the rains; celebrate the 2nd day of the 2nd lunar month the modern way now by cleaning the house, getting a hair cut, and eating popcorn, pancakes, and noodles)

Anniversary Today:

Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell, 1993

Birthdays Today:

Alexei Yagudin, 1980
Dane Cook, 1972
Queen Latifah, 1970
Bonnie Blair, 1964
Vanessa Williams, 1963
Irene Cara, 1959
Brad Dourif, 1950
Kevin Dobson, 1944
Wilson Pickett, 1941
Charlie Pride, 1938
Sashi Kapoor, 1938
F.W. deKlerk, 1936
John Updike, 1932
George Plimpton, 1927
John Kander, 1927
Peter Graves, 1926
William H. Johnson, 1901
Edward Everett Horton, 1886
Rudolph Diesel, 1858
Grover Cleveland, 1837
John Caldwell Calhoun, 1782

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Do I Hear a Waltz?"(Musical), 1965
"Tovarich"(Musical), 1963
"Tales of Wells Fargo"(TV), 1957
The New Babylon(Silent Film), 1929
"Verklarte Nacht"(Schonberg, Op. 4), 1902

Today in History:

Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmonds England, 1190
German emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem, 1229
Kraków is ravaged by Mongols, 1241
According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date, 1325
John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, 1673
Henry Wells and William Fargo form American Express in Buffalo, NY, 1850
Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada, 1893
Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience (he served only 2 years), 1922
The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City, 1922
The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern US states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people, 1925
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes, 1944
Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space, 1965
The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency, 1968
In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops, 1989
White South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour, in a national referendum, to end the racist policy of Apartheid, 1992
Bosnia's Bosniaks and Croats sign the Washington Agreement, ending warring between the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and establishing the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1994
British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language, 2003
For the first time, a woman served as imam, leading a public, mixed-gender, Muslim congregation in Jum'ah prayer and delivering the sermon, 2005
The Messenger spacecraft enters orbit around Mercury, 2011
Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation, 2014


  1. Politicians the world over excel at bait and switch.
    Love that clowder of kittens. Beautiful, heart melting things.

  2. I liked the joke about the fact that everyone in the military wears green.
    Have a great Sunday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. Love your joke. Always do.

    I love all your kitties too. I remember some of those days way back when.

    Have a blessed Sunday. ♥

  4. LOL. Bait and Switch indeed. The kittens are so cute.

  5. Beautiful photos of the kittens, I love the calicoes. Cute jokes :)

  6. You know, when I was writing my piece about almanacs, you were one of the people I thought about. You always come up with such a treasure trove of interesting tidbits and dates and such. You ARE an almanac!

  7. Can bait and switch catch catfish?