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Just because Sandee, of Comedy Plus, is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, don't expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes.
Grandma and i talked a bit of politics yesterday. Not much, we were just discussing a headline or two that i noticed in the newspaper on her table.
It remind me o’ de time Boudreaux decide he want go into politic.
He fin’ hisse’f runnin’ ‘gainst Bourgeois, an’ de reporter ax him what he t’ink o’ his opponent.
Boudreaux say, “Bourgeois be a mighty fine man, an’ a good Cat’lic, an’ a true Cajun, but mais! He be de kind of man dat goin’ cut a hole in de bottom o’ de boat to let de water out!”
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.
More of Grandma's art, although i may have shown at least one of these before.
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Be a Dork Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which encourages you to wear goofy clothes and fall off a swingset today and be proud of Dorkiness
Cigarette Warning Day -- anniversary of the 1968 law passed in the US that requires health warnings on cigarette packaging
Codman Estate Antique Auto Show -- Codman Estate, Lincoln, MA, US (a day to appreciate antique and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and fire engines)
Disability Awareness Day -- Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington, UK (the world's largest "not for profit" volunteer-led disability exhibition)
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival -- University of Fairbanks, AK (a unique study and performance festival; through the 30th)
Feast of Rowana/Rauni -- Druid/Cornish/Flemish (rowan tree goddess; date approximate)
Festival of Castor and Pullox -- Ancient Roman Calendar every five years (celebrated with a cavalry and chariot procession)
Festival of Santa Rosalia -- Palermo; Sicily (remembrance of the Patron saint of the city on the date, in 1624, when she stopped the plague)
Galla Bayramy -- Turkmenistan (celebration of the wheat harvest)
Gorestnici -- Bulgaria (fire festival of 3 days duration, honoring the ancient belief that these are the 3 hottest days of the year)
Gummi Worm Day
Hakata Gion Yamagasa -- Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka, Japan (festival of floats, dates back to the 13th century, includes dousing teams carrying one ton floats with water as they race!)
Hundadagar -- Icelandic tradition, the "dog days" of summer begin, through Aug. 23
Ides of July -- Ancient Roman Calendar
I Love Horses Day -- all over the web with no specific reason given, but do you need a reason to celebrate horses?
Lake Superior Day -- info at the Lake Superior Forum
Luxembourg Beer Festival -- Diekirch, Luxembourg
National Ice Cream Day -- by US Presidential proclamation on the 3rd Sunday of July each year; at this time of year, the trick is to eat it fast enough that it doesn't melt, but not so fast that you get a brain freeze!
National Tapioca Pudding Day
No-Hitter Day -- George Bradley of the St. Louis Brown Stockings pitched the first officially recognized no-hitter in MLB against the Hartford Dark Blues on this date in 1876
Petal-Hopping for Beginners Day -- Fairy Calendar
Pet Fire Safety Day -- make a plan to get yourself and your pets safely out of your home in case of a fire!
Respect Canada Day -- because Canada deserves it!
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival -- Santa Fe, NM, US (highly acclaimed chamber music festival that draws international talent; through Aug. 21)
St. Bonaventure's Day (Patron against intestinal problems; of Bagnoregio, Italy; Cochiti Indian Pueblo; St. Bonaventure University, New York)
St. Swithun's Day -- Saint Swithun's Society Annual Celebration in Toronto, ON, Canada; the weather prognostication associated with this saint says if it rains today, it will rain for the next 40 days (Patron against drought; of Stavenger, England; Winchester, England)
St. Swithun's Festival -- St Swithun's Church, Church Street, Worcester, England (from today, which is St. Swithun's Day, through the 18th)
St. Vladimir of Kiev's Day (Patron of converts, parents of large families, reformed and penitant murderers; Russia; Ukranian Catholic Diocese of Stamford, Connecticut; Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Sultan's Birthday -- Brunei Darussalam
Tanner Maguire, 1998
Emily Roeske, 1991
Brian Austin Green, 1973
Beth Stern, 1972
Adam Savage, 1967
Irene Jacob, 1966
Forest Whitaker, 1961
Lolita Davidovich, 1961
Kim Alexis, 1960
William Aames, 1960
Terry O’Quinn, 1952
Jesse Ventura, 1951
Arianna Huffington, 1950
Richard Russo, 1949
Linda Ronstadt, 1946
Jan-Michael Vincent, 1944
Alex George Karras, 1935
Ken Kercheval, 1935
Julian Bream, 1933
Clive Cussler, 1931
Jacques Derrida, 1930
Mother Fraqnces Xavier Cabrini, 1850
Thomas Bulfinch, 1796
Clement Clarke Moore, 1779
Rembrandt Van Rijn, 1606
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince(Film), 2009
"One Life to Live"(TV), 1968
Today in History
Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege, 1099
John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hanged, 1381
Alexei Chirikov sights land and sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska, 1741
The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign, 1799
Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine to explore the west, 1806
Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon, 1815
A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, 1823
Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union, 1870
The stratovolcano Mount Bandai, Japan, erupts killing approximately 500 people, 1888
In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing), 1916
Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others, 1955
AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation; the Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day, 2003
Entire villages are burned to the ground and 40,000 people flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2010
A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station, 2012