Sunday, March 10, 2019

Anticipation (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

Sweetie and i disagree about whether it is better to use a text or a phone call for certain things. 

He texts only when he has to, whereas i call only when a short text won’t get the job done. 

He loves to have a nice, long, rambling conversation, beating around the bush for a while before he gets to the point.

Most of the time, i am at work or trying to get something scheduled, and a long, rambling phone call with someone is the last thing on my mind (i reserve the rambling conversations for when we can get together over a cup of coffee).

Tee done be sendin’ a text to hims petite amie [girlfriend] when Boudreaux come in.  Seein’ dat Tee be textin’ agin, he ax, “Fils [Son], what fo’ you be textin’ dat fille [girl] when you can be callin’ her wit’ dat same phone?  Don’ you want talk to her?”

An’ Tee say, “Père, I done talk to her at de school, now I done be textin’ so’s we can done make de conversation last a bit.  Mais, ain’t you done heard dat when you be waitin’ to hear back from the person you done text, you got ‘textpectations’!”


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.   

The blooms are blooming here, in spite of the fact that we had another light freeze last week.  It does not seem to have damaged much.

A few of the trees in Mr. BA’s garden are blooming that he thought had died in last year’s deep freezes.

He and Ms. GA went to the plant sale this past weekend, bringing home even more plants to tend.


Today is:

Buergbrennen -- Luxembourg (traditional burning of special bonfires on the first Sunday of Lent)

Cheesefare Sunday/Forgiveness Sunday -- Orthodox Christian (final day upon which dairy products and eggs may be consumed before the Lenten fast; sometimes also called Forgiveness Sunday)

Daylight Saving Time -- if your area is observing this, it switched over at two o'clock this morning; if you are just finding this out, you are already late!
    Check Your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monixide Detectors Day -- make sure the batteries are fresh and that they are in good working order

Doctor's Day -- Venezuela

Dream Day -- supposedly begun by an instructor at Columbia University as a day to concentrate on how to make your dreams come true

Farvardigan -- Ancient Persia, Zoroastrians (10 day festival for the dead before Nowruz, the New Year)

Festival of Life in the Cracks Day -- internet holiday declared because this is where most of us are, and we deserve to be celebrated!

Girl Scout Sunday -- US (encouraging Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms to church services and represent their troop to their congregations; the first day of Girl Scout Week in the US)

Harriet Tubman Day -- anniversary of her death in 1913

International Day of Awesomeness -- Celebrate what is awesome about you - always on Chuck Norris' birth anniversary, because no one is more awesome than Chuck

Mario Day -- for gamers, based on the date Mar 10

National Blueberry Popover Day

National Pack Your Lunch Day -- because it's cheaper and healthier

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- US

Orthodox Sunday -- Orthodox Christian

Shiogama Jinja Hote Festival -- Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (mikoshi parades and Shinto music)

St. Kessog's Day (Patron of Lennox, Scotland; Scotland)

Telephone Day -- Bell sent the first message by phone, to Watson in the next room, this day in 1876

Tibetan Uprising Day -- Tibetan Independence Supporters commemoration of the 1959 uprising

Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign -- Canisteo, NY (San Juan Capistrano has swallows, and Canisteo has living trees planted to spell out the name of the valley where the turkey vultures/buzzards return each year, traditionally on St. Patrick's Day; through the 17th)

Whoopsical Day -- Fairy Calendar

World Folk Tales and Fables Week -- encouraging all people to explore the cultural background and lessons learned from folk tales, fables, myths, and legends from around the world; originally sponsored by Language Lizard    

World Glaucoma Week begins -- to expand global awareness of the Silent Thief of Sight    

Birthdays Today:

Emily Osment, 1992
Carrie Underwood, 1983
Shannon Miller, 1977
John Hamm, 1971
Edie Brickell, 1966
Prince Edward, 1964
Jasmine Guy, 1964
Rick Rubin, 1963
Pam Oliver, 1961
Sharon Stone, 1958
Shannon Tweed, 1957
Kim Campbell, 1947
Bob Greene, 1947
Tom Scholz, 1947
Chuck Norris, 1940
Dave Rabe, 1940
James Earl Ray, 1928
Pamela Mason, 1918
Bix Beiderbecke, 1903
Clare Boothe Luce, 1903

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"(TV), 1997
"The Incredible Hulk"(TV), 1978
"Sweet Bird of Youth"(Play), 1959

Today in History:

The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end, BC241
Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire, 418
King Charles I dissolves Parliament; he calls it back 11 years later, 1629
English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania, 1681
French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform, 1762
John Stone, of Concord, Massachusetts, patents a pile driver, 1791
England begins its first modern census, 1801
In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States, 1804
The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria, 1831
Abraham Lincoln patents a device to help free ships in rivers from shallow water; he built a small scale model, but no full-size device was ever built, and makes him the only US president to hold a patent, 1849
Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you," 1876
Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven women officers landed at New York to officially begin the work of the Salvation Army in the US, 1880
Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching, 1891
The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France, 1906
After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall," 1896
China ends slavery, 1910
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation, 1922
In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.; he later retracts his guilty plea, 1969
Astronomers discover rings around Uranus, 1977
In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup, 1990
The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom, 2000
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars, 2006
Carlos Slim becomes the first Mexican and person from an emerging economy to top Forbes Richest Person list, with net worth of US$53.5 billion, 2010
South Korean judges uphold their parliaments' decision to impeach President Park Geun-hye, 2016


  1. The week when blossoms and bright new leaves appear on bare branches is the best week of the year!

  2. But really, a person can never have too many plants!

  3. We don’t get the ones who send us a text then call to see if we got it. Beautiful flowers!

  4. I've never texted and probably never will. I want to enjoy the voice of a person.

    Beautiful flowers. For us the snow is still around. I want Spring and Summer. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. We think texts are the most polite forms of communication, no interruptions but the message gets sent.

  6. Cute joke :) Beautiful blooms, it will be over a month until we have any, but we have pussy willows :)

  7. Fun Cajun joke and lovely floral photos ~ especially since it is snowing and raining here in MA

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

  8. And a new word is it. I prefer texting to yammering.

  9. I don't mind quick short texts simply because I can't be bothered typing lomg ones LOL

    LOL @ Boudreaux thanks for making me smile have a texttastic Sunday :-)

  10. I never call when I can text. It is just so much easier and feels less intrusive.