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.
The talk turned yesterday to a friend who had been laid off due to cutbacks, a man with a PhD in chemistry who had been doing research for many, many years. Someone mentioned he could always teach.
Tee be workin' to try to unnerstan' de chemistry lesson from de school, an' someone done tole him dat if'n you can esplain som'pin to somebody else, you can unnerstan' it better youse'f.
So he be tryin' esplain pH to Boudreaux. He say, "If'n a solution done gots a pH 'tween 1 an' 6, it done be a acid, an' if'n it gots de pH 'tween 8-14, it be de base, an' de pH o' 7 be neutral. Distilled water done be a 7, it be neutral."
An' Boudreaux, allus tryin' to he'p, done ax, "Mais, if'n de pH o' de stilled water be 7, what de pH of de movin' water be?"
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.
This week, Mr. BA and i were talking about the plants, and he noted that his spider lilies have popped up for a second round this season, very unusual.
A few things that caught my eye this week at Ms. PA's house:
Last week, we had lots of clouds and a bit of rain on Wednesday. The sky to the west was bright and sunny, the sky to the east still clouds, and so i was treated to a rainbow:
Finally, a few sunset pictures:
Ancestor Appreciation Day -- sponsored by the Ancestor Appreciation Day Association of Ann Arbor, MI, US
Banned Books Week begins -- US (sponsored by the ALA; Celebrating the Freedom to Read, It's Everybody's Job; celebrate your right to read what you want!)
Crush a Can Day -- internet generated, so have fun seeing how many (safe) ways you can crush a can, and how flat you can get it!
Feast of Mashíyyat (Will) -- Baha'i
Fun and Fancy Free Day -- go out and have a great day, in honor of the release on this day in 1947 of the Disney film Fun and Fancy Free
French Community Holiday -- French Community of Belgium
Gold Star Mother's Day 2018 -- US (the day to honor mothers who have lost a child who was serving in the US Armed Forces)
Independence Day -- Turkmenistan (1991)
Meskel -- Ethiopian/Eritrian Orthodox Christian (True Cross Day)
National Corned Beef Hash Day
National Milk Chocolate Day
Shut Up and Let Somebody Else Talk Day -- begun by someone with an overly verbose spouse, perhaps?
St. Vincent De Paul's Day (Patron of charitable societies/charitable workers, charities, horses, hospital workers, hospitals, lepers, prisoners, spiritual help, volunteers; Brothers of Charity; Saint Vincent de Paul Societies; Sisters of Charity; Vincentian Service Corps; Madagascar; Richmond, Virginia; for finding lost objects; against leprosy)
Thanksgiving Day for Disappearance of Kelp-Koli Again -- Fairy Calendar
World Rivers Day -- International
World Tourism Day -- World Tourism Organization
Yom Kippur -- Judaism (begins at sundown)
Google is founded, 1998
Avril Lavigne, 1984
Gwyneth Paltrow, 1972
Bello Nock, 1968
Sophia Milos, 1965
Shaun Cassidy, 1958
Mike Schmidt, 1949
Marvin "Meat Loaf" Aday, 1947
Delores Taylor, 1939
Claude Jarman, Jr., 1934
Greg Morris, 1934
Wilford Brimley, 1934
Sada Thompson, 1929
Arthur Penn, 1922
William Conrad, 1920
Jayne Meadows, 1919
Thomas Nast, 1840
Raphael Semmes, 1809
George Muller, 1805
George Cruikshank, 1792
Samuel Adams, 1722
"The Tonight Show"(TV), 1954
Strike Up The Band(Film), 1940
"Rip Van Winkle"(Bristow opera), 1855
Today in History:
Severe earthquake in the Gulf of Chili, China; reports of 100,000 killed, 1290
Jesuits founded by Ignatius Loyola, 1540
John Adams negotiates peace terms with Britain, 1779
Constitution submitted to the states for ratification, 1787
Jean-Francois Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone, 1822
The Stockton and Darlington Railway opens, and begins operation of the world's first service of locomotive-hauled passenger trains, 1825
The physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc²,1905
The first production of a Ford Model T automobile rolls off the line at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan, 1908
First test of a twin engine airplane, in France, 1910
Native American Day is first celebrated, 1916
Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members, 1919
The first Santa Clause Training School opens in Albion, NY, 1937
The Balinese tiger is declared to be an extinct species, 1937
Sierra Leone joins the United Nations, 1961
Richard Stallman announces the GNU project to develop a free Unix-like operating system, 1983
East Timor joins the United Nations, 2002
CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7, 2008
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers direct evidence of a fast-moving stream bed, showing a prior water source on the Red Planet, 2012
Thai Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra found guilty of criminal negligence in rice subsidy scheme, sentenced to 5 years in absentia, 2017