Sunday, June 24, 2018

You Get What You Get (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus has stopped hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop doesn't mean i'm going to quit telling Cajun jokes.

Bigger Girl came by to check in, see the kittens, and get a screwdriver so she could put together a bigger set-up for her pet rats.  While here, we got to talking about her classes and her upcoming trip to Amsterdam.  It seems she's going to get an assignment from her head professor to get in touch with some of his colleagues and make it a working vacation so that his grant will pay some of the expenses.  (She is managing to fund this whole thing herself with various grants and work and determination, like she always does.)

We also talked about her summer class, which is a very high level math.  It reminds me of one time when Tee Boudreaux was in school.

It seem de teacher done be teachin' de "new math", an' she tell de kids "A rich man done die an' he leave behin' ten million dollar.

"He done leave one fifth o' de money to de wife, one fifth do de son, an' one sixth to de butler.  De rest he done leave to de charity.  So what do each o' dem get?"

An' Tee raise his han' an' say, "Mais, I know!  Dey each gets a lawyer!"


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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.  

A few pictures of the kittens.  Sometimes they just sleep in their carrier, other times they play.  There's also one picture of them in my lap:









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Today is:

America's Kids Day -- founded to encourage parents to teach their children the value of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Araw ng Maynila -- Philippines (Manila Day)

Bannockburn Day -- Scotland (decisive battle of the first Scottish War of Independence, led by Robert Bruce)

Burning of the Lamps in Egypt at Sais -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar, a celebration of Isis and Neith (date approximate)

Calcio Fiorentino -- Florence, Italy (reviving 16th century style football in period costumes, through the 28th)

Carabobo Day -- Venezuela (battle commemoration)

Celebration of the Senses -- Wellcat Holidays urges you to enjoy all five (six?) of your senses today

Countryman's Day -- Peru (one of Peru's three Fiestas Patrias Peruanas)

Day of the Caboclo -- Amazonas State, Brazil

Descendent's Day -- on the final Sunday of June each year, an encouragement for all the world's citizens to take an accounting of their activities during the prior year and how those will affect those who come after us

Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) -- Baha'i

Flying Saucer Day -- anniversary of Kenneth Arnold's 1947 sighting, while flying near Mt. Rainier, of 9 metallic, circular objects he could not identify

Fors Fortuna -- Ancient Roman Calendar (rites and festival for the goddess of good luck and fortune)

Gioco Del Ponte -- Pisa, Italy (the Battle of the Bridge or Game of the Bridge, a medieval parade and contest for possession of the bridge)

International Fairy Day/Faerie Day -- day for collectors, believers, and artists to share their love for the little folkwww.faemagizine.com/international-faerie-day/

La Festa Dei Gigli -- Nola, Campagna, Italy (Festival of the Lilies, in honor of St. Paulinus; through tomorrow, with the traditional Ballad of the Lilies on June 28)

Log Cabin Day -- The Log Cabin Society, dedicated to preserving log cabins and the old fashioned ways of life; many places that have historic log cabins plan big events the last Sunday in June to celebrate

Lost Handkerchief Day -- Fairy Calendar

Mother's Day -- Kenya

Museum Comes to Life Day -- another fun and funny day someone came up with

National Creamy Pralines Day

Singing on the Mountain -- Grandfather Mountain, Linville, NC, US (traditional and modern gospel music, with local and nationally known artists and speakers)

St. John the Baptist's Nativity Day and related Midsummer celebrations (Patron of baptism, bird dealers, converts, children with convulsions, epileptics, farriers, French Canadians, lambs, monastic life, motorways, printers, tailors; against convulsions, epilepsy, hail and hailstorms, and spasms; Patron of over 60 cities and countries around the globe)
   Inti Raymi -- Peru (Incan Sun Festival)
   Jaanipaev -- Estonia
   Jani -- Latvia
   Jónsmessa -- Iceland (feast of St. John the Baptist, considered a magical night when cows can speak, seals take on human form, finding magical stones and herbs is propitious, and rolling naked in the dew is healing.)
   Macau Day -- China (celebrating the defeat of Dutch invasion forces in 1622 and paying homage to St. John as the port's Patron Saint)
   Midsummer Day -- England
   National Holiday -- Quebec, Canada (Sant Jean-Baptiste)
   Saint John the Baptist Day -- Andorra
   Saint Jonas Festival or Jonines -- Lithuania
   San Juan -- CT and GA, Spain
   Surinal -- North Korea
   Zuni Buffalo, Corn, and Comanche Dances -- Zuni Native Americans (for fertility of land and people; Vespers is also observed, as San Juan is their Patron Saint)

Swim a Lap Day -- just for fun!

Swing a Kid Day -- if swimming isn't right for you

Windjammer Days -- Boothbay Harbor, ME, US (the premier maritime event on the coast of Maine, with something for everyone; through Saturday)


Anniversaries Today:

Eton College is founded by Henry VI, 1441


Birthdays Today:

Sherry Stringfield, 1967
Joe Penny, 1956
Nancy Allen, 1950
Phyllis George, , 1949
Peter Weller, 1947
Mick Fleetwood, 1947
Ellison Shoji Onizuka, 1946
Jeff Beck, 1944
Michele Lee, 1942
Claude Chabrol, 1930
John Anthony Ciardi. 1916
Phil Harris, 1904
Jack Dempsey, 1895
Roy O. Disney, 1893
Ambrose Bierce, 1842
Henry Ward Beecher, 1813


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Catch-22(Film), 1970
"Hopalong Cassidy"(TV), 1949
"American Mercury Presents:  Meet the Press"(Radio), 1945


Today in History:

Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place, 972
A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion, 1374
John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland; the first European 
exploration of the region since the Vikings, 1497
Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines, 1571
Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1604
The colony of New Jersey is founded, 1664
Kingston, Jamaica is founded, 1692
The Premier Grand Lodge of England, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London, England, 1717
The first republican constitution in France is adopted, 1793
The decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain, the Battle of Carabobo takes place, 1821
First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français, 1880
The first exhibition of Pablo Picasso's work opens, 1901
Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract, 1916
The first airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto begins, 1918
Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the third prime minister, 1939
The Soviet Union makes overland travel between the West with West Berlin impossible, 1948
The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government, 1963
Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud completes his first mission, becoming the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist, 1985
John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history, 2010
The last known Pinta Island Tortoise, Lonesome George, is found dead in the Galapagos Islands, 2012

7 comments:

  1. Your cajun joke is right on the money. And the kittens beyond cute.

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  2. Fun cajun joke but the beautiful kittens photos steal the show!

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

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  3. Love the joke and yep, that's exactly what they are going to get.

    Your daughter rocks. She's going to have the time of her life. Good for her.

    Awww on the kittens. So precious they are. You're taking such good care of them.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

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  4. Those kittens are so adorable. I can't look. I will not adopt a kitten. I will not. Keep repeating until I believe it.

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  5. Cute joke :) The kittens are so adorable.

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  6. Fair response to the joke. I always love seeing when teachers post their questions and student responses. Students have some pretty creative and honest answers!

    I bet you can't move when those kittens are asleep on your lap. Not that you physically can't get up, but that you don't want to disturb their adorable sleeping selves. So, so cute. :)

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  7. Having the kittens sleep in the carrier is a great idea. They'll be used to going in and out of it and won't put up a fuss when you need them to go in to be taken somewhere.

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