Sunday, March 4, 2018

Crying Over Spilled Milk (Cajun Jokes) and Sunday Selections

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

The topic of movies has come up several times over the past few days in various conversations.  It's been a long time since i've gone to a movie, but if the bug bites me, i understand there are several good ones out in theaters right now.

Boudreaux done took Clothile to de movie, an' when dey be gettin' out, Boudreaux be fussin'.  "Clothile, I jes' don' unnerstan' you!  Ever' time I take you to de movie, you be cryin'!  Las' week, you cry when de movie be sad.  De week before, you cry 'cause ever'body be happy at de end.  What you cry fo' dis time?"

An' Clothile say, "Mais, dis time I be cryin' cause we jes done waste a lot o' money on a terrible movie!"


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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.  


We have already had the A/C on, and now we are cool again.   The plants, however, go on their merry way, knowing that even if spring/summer isn't here quite yet, it's close enough.

The Japanese magnolias, sometimes called tulip trees, burst forth first.



This large tree whose name i don't know has very pretty small white blossoms.



Of course, we have the azaleas, camellias and garden flowers.






Then there are the "volunteers," what some call weeds which, as Winnie-the-Pooh rightly pointed out, are flowers, too, once you get to know them.







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Today is:

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Sunday:  Namesake Day, a day to think about how you got your name (week begun in 1997 by onomatology hobbyist Jerry Hill) 

Charter Day -- St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada (1881)

Courageous Follower Day -- because leaders have to have someone to lead, and it can take as much courage to follow a great leader as to be the leader

Feast of Ra in His Barge at Heliopolis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Holy Experiment Day -- try something religious today

Hug a GI Day -- just don't get in trouble sneaking on base to do it

International Scrapbooking Industry Day -- can't find proof the industry actually set this day, but if you love scrapbooking, celebrate

March Dryads' Festival -- Fairy Calendar

March Forth - Do Something Day

National Grammar Day -- sponsored by The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar on March 4th, which is both a date and an imperative

National Poundcake Day

National Words Matter Week -- US (focusing on the importance of words, particularly the written word; week originally sponsored by The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors)  

St. Casimir's Day (Patron of bachelors, kings, princes, single layment; Lithuania; Poland; against plague)

Tavern Day -- US (the first tavern in the US, a Puritan public house in Boston, MA, opened this date in 1634)

Toy Soldier Day -- Dr. Steel's Army, building a utopian playland and embarking on a worldwide mission of fun

Waltz Day -- some say National Waltz Day, and some Dance the Waltz Day, but no one says why this day; i say, waltz if you want to


Anniversaries Today:

Hot Springs National Park is established, 1921
Vermont becomes the 14th US state, 1791


Birthdays Today:

Patsy Kensit, 1968
Jason Curtis Newsted, 1963
Stephen Weber, 1961
Patricia Heaton, 1958
Catherine O'Hara, 1954
Emilio Estefan, 1953
Kay Lenz, 1953
Chris Squire, 1948
Mary Wilson, 1944
Paula Prentiss, 1938
Miriam Makeba, 1932
Joan Greenwood, 1921
Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., 1906
Knute Rockne, 1888
Garrett Morgan, 1877
Casimir Pulaski, 1747
Antonio Vivaldi, 1678
Prince Henry the Navigator, 1394


Debuting/Premiering Today:

People Magazine(Publication), 1974
"The Dick Cavett Show"(TV), 1968
Nosferatu(Horror Film), 1922
"Pénélope"(Fauré Opera), 1913
"Swan Lake"(Tchaikovsky Op. 20), 1876


Today in History:

Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources, 852
Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam, 1351
Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, from his first voyage, 1493
Hernan Cortez arrives in Mexico in search of Aztec gold, 1519
The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a royal charter, 1629
John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England, 1675
France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land, 1790
The first Jewish member of the US Congress, Israel Jacobs of Pennsylvania, takes office, 1791
A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario), 1791
In the first ever peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in modern times, John Adams is sworn in as President of the United States, succeeding George Washington, 1797
In the Castle Hills Rebellion, in New South Wales, Australia, Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland’s Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) lead the colony’s only significant convict uprising, 1804
Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia, 1848
The day without a US president -- Zachary Taylor refuses to be sworn in on the Sabbath (Sunday), so there is, technically, no president on this day, 1849
The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened, 1890
The great fire of Shanghai damages over 1,000 buildings, 1894
Victor Berger of Wisconsin becomes the first socialist congressman in the U.S., 1911
Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives, 1917
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia's renunciation of the throne is made public, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia publicly issues his abdication manifesto, 1917
Frances Perkins becomes the United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet, 1933
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant, 1954
The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90, 1957
The United States Atomic Energy Commission announces that the first atomic power plant at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is in operation, 1962
The first Cray-1 supercomputer is shipped to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, 1976
Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister, 1980
Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada, 1983
The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Comet Halley and the first images ever of its nucleus, 1986
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex, 1998
No response is received in the final attempt to contact Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network, 2006
Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet, 2007
Vladimir Putin wins the Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud, 2012

6 comments:

  1. LOVING your garden, volunteers and all.

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  2. he funny thing is flowers after snow. Now that is fantastic Mimi. Enjoy your day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  3. I love the joke. That's they way with some and there's nothing worse than sitting though a bad movie that you paid premium price for.

    Love all the spring colors. It's still cold and wet here.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  4. So happy to see the flowers blooming! I haven't been to a movie for a long, long time!

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  5. With the price of movie tickets, I would cry too :) Beautiful flowers and trees.

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  6. Great post, wonderful spark and gorgeous floral macro shots ~ delightful to see!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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