Sunday, November 17, 2019

Mine Alone (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


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.

Yesterday was Toddler Lee's birthday party, he turned two this past week.  It was mostly adult relatives standing around talking, with a couple of cousins (one a year older, one a year younger) in attendance.  He had fun opening the toys with his older cousin's help, and it was so funny to watch how he eats cake.  Most littles dive in, he pinches off tiny pieces of cake and puts them delicately in his mouth, enjoying each thoroughly before pinching off another.

Clothile done be plannin' de party for Tee when he be jes a petite garçon, an' she be havin' trouble gittin' Boudreaux to 'gree he goin' be dere to he'p.

"What fo' you don' wan' he'p wit' de party fo' you own fils[son]?" she ax.

"Mais, you know how I be, I t'ink chil'ren be like when you pass gas, you can only stan' you own!"


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 Elephant's Child.    

A few pictures to illustrate my thankful list from yesterday.

Abigail was not going to move for any fool vacuum cleaner!

An excellent fire.

The hook we hope will save us the grief of a lost phone.

Three brothers adopted together (one wouldn't come out from the back for his photo, but he is there).

It was quite a cake.

Balloons were his favorite part, Toddler Lee hauled them all over by the strings.

He delicately eats his cake.

As a bonus, Mr. BA has finished the porch and the swing is back in action, just in time for winter!


Today is:

Alascattalo Day -- Anchorage, Alaska (A salute to Alaskan humor, a parade in honor of the "alascattalo", a cross between a moose and a walrus; the longest running, shortest parade in the world, held in the alley behind Club Paris from 12:03 to 12:07 pm.  A prize is given to the smallest and ugliest float -- yes, it must be both small and ugly.  An anonymous queen will be crowned, if she has the bad sense to show up.)

Army Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo

Coping With Uncertainty Day -- of uncertain origin, as it should be

Electronic Greeting Card Day -- internet generated, and of course probably started by the electronic greeting card websites

Homemade Bread Day -- use the bread machine, it's fun and easy, i promise!  sponsored by the Homemade Bread Day Committee of Ann Arbor, MI, US

International Students Day -- International (meant to celebrate all students around the world, not specifically students studying in countries other than their own; anniversary of the Nazi storming and closing of the University of Prague)

John Peter Zenger Day -- marking his arrest in 1734 for libel; he continued to edit his newspaper from jail and was acquitted, an early victory for freedom of the press

National Baklava Day

National Farm Joke Day

National Unfriend Day -- all those people on Facebook you regret accepting as friends?  Jimmy Kimmel suggests you unfriend them today!

Polytechneio -- Greece (anniversary of the 1973 student protests against the junta)

Presidents' Day -- Marshall Islands

Public Restroom Hand Dryer Appreciation Day -- internet generated, and why?  they've been proven less sanitary, blowing germs everywhere; i will not appreciate this one

Shogi Day -- Japan (celebrating shogi, a chess-like game)

St. Elizabeth of Hungary's Day (Patron of bakers, beggars, brides, charitable societies, charitable workers, countesses, exiles, falsely accused people, hoboes, homeless people, hospitals, lace makers/lace workers, nursing homes, nursing services, people in exile, people ridiculed for their piety, tertiaries, tramps, widows; Sisters of Mercy; Teutonic Knights; Erfurt, Germany; Jaro, Philippines; against in-law problems, the death of children, toothache)

St. Hilda's Day (Patron of learning and culture)

St. Hugh of Lincoln's Day (Patron of sick children, sick people, swans)

Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia

Take A Hike Day -- internet generated, and some websites say it's actually "Tell Your Boss to Take a Hike Day", but i don't recommend that unless you've recently inherited a fortune or won the Lotto

Volkstrauertag -- Germany (National Day of Mourning for all victims of National Socialism and the dead of both world wars)

Winter Welcome Quadrilles and Dainty-Sixes -- Fairy Calendar

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims -- UN

World Prematurity Day -- International (raising awareness about premature birth, the leading cause of newborn death each year, and what can be done to prevent it)       

Birthdays Today:

Isaac Hanson, 1980
Laura Wilkinson, 1977
Matthew Settle, 1969
Daisy Fuentes, 1966
Sophie Marceau, 1966
Dylan Walsh, 1963
RuPaul, 1960
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, 1958
Danny DeVito, 1944
Lauren Hutton, 1944
Lorne Michaels, 1944
Tom Seaver, 1944
Lauren Hutton, 1943
Martin Scorsese, 1942
Gordon Lightfoot, 1938
Rock Hudson, 1925
Sichiro Honda, 1906
Lee Strassberg, 1901
Bernard Law Montgomery, 1887
August Mobius, 1790
John Peter Zenger, 1734
Atahualpa, last Emperor of the Inca, 1502
Flavius Claudius Julianus, Roman Emperor, 331
Vespian, Roman Emperor, 9

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Sunset Boulevard"(Musical), 1994
"Rumors"(Simon play), 1988
"The Elephant Man"(Play), 1977
"The Sorcerer"(Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera), 1877
"Andromaque"(Racine tragedy), 1667

Today in History:

Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers, 284
England and Spain sign an anti-French covenant/treaty, 1511
Elizabeth I ascends the English throne, 1558
France and Spain sign the Peace of the Pyrenees treaty, 1659
The Church of England organizes in New England, 1785
Congress holds its first session in the still incomplete Capitol Building of Washington, D.C., 1800
The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, is founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York, 1827
Ecuador and Venezuela separate from Greater Colombia, 1831
Street signs are first authorized at San Francisco intersections, 1853
David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls, 1855
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March is given its premičre performance in Moscow, 1876
Japan and Korea sign The Eulsa Treaty, 1905
The first US dental hygienist course is formed, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1913
US declares the Panama Canal Zone to be neutral, 1914
Lenin defends the "temporary" removal of freedom of the press, 1917
American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th Century, 1947
Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse, 1970
In Czechoslovakia, the Velvet Revolution that would overthrow the communist government begins when student protests in Prague are quelled by riot police, 1989
Brian May of the rock band Queen was appointed Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, 2007
In Sweden, divers find the wreckage of the Svardet, a warship sunk in 1676 during the Battle of Oland, 2011
The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops, 2014
A smaller pyramid found within 2 known Kukulkan "nesting" pyramids dating from 550-580 AD is announced at Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico, 2016


  1. National Public Restroom Hand Dryer Appreciation Day. Yeah!
    I read that somebody asked,"Will the post office be closed?"
    Well, yes. It is Sunday. :)

    Love your sweet red headed boy.

  2. Those were really terrific photos and I'm glad Lee enjoyed that special day!

  3. Good Sunday morning Mimi. That little child is so cute and what a cake. Fantastic. See ya for now.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Fantastod cake and toddler. Congratulations.

  5. Lee ~ Happy Birthday ~ You have 'stolen the show' for this post ~ love how you enjoy cake and your redhair is awesome!

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

  6. St. Elizabeth is spread a bit too thin, I think... I know she's a saint and all, but that's a far-flung field of responsibility!

  7. LOL @ the joke

    Sounded like he had a nice birthday I liked the cake pinching heheh!

    Nice pics too brilliant cake i wanna pinch too :-)

    Have a pinchtastic Sunfay :-)

  8. Toddler Lee is adorable, love the cake too. I also love the blue on the porch, it's a lovely deep shade and the first blue porch I've ever seen.

  9. Beautiful Toddler Lee; a gorgeous little fellow...such lovely hair. My mother had natural deep auburn hair.

    Lovely cats, two have just been giving me cuddles. :)

    I hope the week ahead treats you kindly, messymimi.

  10. Funny joke. Baby Lee is a cutie. That is funny that he is so delicate with the cake :)