Sunday, May 11, 2014

Silly Sunday: Mother's Day

Silly Sunday is sponsored by Sandee at Comedy Plus.  It's easy to do, just laugh and link up!

The last two days were spent delivering smiles.  Sixty-five of them in town, four out-of-town, in seven runs over two days.

When i got home yesterday, very late, Little Girl was in the library and quickly hid what she was doing, yelling, "I'm not doing anything!"   Of course, i just smiled at her and went the other way into the kitchen.

 With it being Mother's Day, of course i have to tell a joke on Boudreaux's mother.

Boudreaux's mama, Magdelaine, was telling Boudreaux dat she felt like she was out of shape somet'in' terrible, she was out of breath so early now when she dance at de Fais do do on Friday.  So she done axed her doctor if she could go to de gym and work out. 

She tell him, "De doctor say it's good for me to go to de gym, so I join an' I go buy some of dem nice work out clothes, the lady tell me it's de nicest stuff to wear for de senior aerobic classes I done sign up for.

"Den I go an' when I get dere I bend, an' I twist, an' I jump up an' down an' gyrate an' I work me up a good sweat for about an hour, and mais, by de time I done got dat leotard an' de rest of dat work out outfit on, de class be over!"

Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

Today is

Blow Bubbles for Your Cat Day -- internet generated entertainment urged for human and feline like

Cormorant Fishing Festival -- Nagara River, Gifu, Japan (traditional fishing with trained cormorants is celebrated nightly under the light of blazing torches through mid-October)

Eat What You Want Day -- since none of the "experts" can totally agree on what's good and what isn't, today, ignore them all! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Founded -- Fairy Calendar

Holiday of the City of Miskolc -- Miskolc, Hungary

Hostess Cupcake Day -- the Hostess Cupcake, the first cmmercially produced cupcake, went on sale on this day in 1919

Infant Mortality Awareness Day -- as we celebrate mothers today, let's remember those who have lost children

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (second day)

Lokadagur -- Iceland (Final Day, festival to mark the end of the fishing season in the south-west of the country)

Mother's Day -- Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belgium; Bermuda; Bonaire; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei; Canada; Cambodia; Chile; China(People's Republic of China); Colombia; Croatia; Cuba; Curaçao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominica; Ecuador; Estonia; Ethiopia; Fiji; Finland; Germany; Ghana; Gold Coast; Greece; Grenada; Guyana; Honduras; Hong Kong; Iceland; India; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Kurdistan; Latvia; Liberia; Liechtenstein; Macao; Malaysia; Malta; Myanmar; Netherlands; New Zealand; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Singapore; Sint Maarten; Slovakia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Switzerland; Taiwan; Tanganyika; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; United States; Uruguay; Vietnam; Venezuela; Zambia; Zimbabwe                 

National Mocha Torte Day

National Technology Day -- India

Nisga'a Day -- Nisga'a (one of the First Nations of Canada [ effective date of treaty])

Punch's Birthday / Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival -- St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England (Punch, of Punch and Judy, celebrates his birthday on the Sunday closest to May 9 with a fair and by preaching at the cathedral to other puppets and their puppeteers, or "professors".)

Resistance and Liberation Day -- Lebanon

Root Canal Appreciation Day -- Dr. Chris Kammer, the 'rock and roll dentist', declared this day back in 2005 because he said the much maligned procedure saves millions of teeth a year and needs an image make over

State Flag and State Emblem Day -- Belarus

St. Gengulf's Day (Patron of knights, separated spouses, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness; against unhappy marriages)

St. Mamertus' Day (first of the Ice Saints, whose days are supposed to herald the last frost)

Tubeless Tire Day -- B. F. Goodrich Company announced the development of a tubeless tire on this day in 1947

Twilight Zone Day -- no, it didn't premier on this day, nor was Rod Serling born or died on this day; it's today on the internet for no particular reason except that someone decided to celebrate it today

Witching Day -- Isle of Man (Mayday Eve based on the OS calendar, be careful of the spirits today)

Anniversaries Today:

Sammy Davis, Jr., marries Altovise Gore, 1970
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Glacier National Park established, MT, US, 1910
Minnesota becomes the 32nd US state, 1858

Birthdays Today:

Corey Monteith, 1982
Jonathan Jackson, 1982
Natasha Richardson, 1963
Boyd Gaines, 1953
Robert Jarvik, 1946
Mort Sahl, 1927
Bernard Fox, 1927
Foster Brooks, 1912
Phil Silvers, 1911
Salvador Dali, 1904
Martha Graham, 1894
Irving Berlin, 1888
Charles Warren Fairbanks, 1852
Chang and Eng Bunker, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Once Upon a Mattress"(Musical), 1959

Today in History:

Constantinople becomes the capital of the Roman Empire and is also called Nova Roma and Byzantium, 330
Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 1647
Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented European to sail into the Columbia River, 1792
The waltz is introduced into English ballrooms, and becomes popular in spite of being called "riotous and indecent," 1812
William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney, opening the interior of Australia for settlement, 1813
Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British, 1857
Luxembourg  gains its independence, 1867
U.S. Congress  establishes Glacier National Park in Montana, 1910
Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies, 1924
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927
Siam officially changes its name to Thailand  for the second time, 1949
Israel joins the United Nations, 1949
In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place, 1987
In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions, 1995
IBM Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format, 1997
In Nepal, Sherpa Apa Sherpa achieves a new record by climbing Mount Everest for the 21st time, 2011


  1. At least she did sweat ;o)

    Happy Mother's Day, Mimi! ;o)

  2. I work up a sweat just thinking about that gym gear and burn with embarrassment thinking about how I'd look. Hardly any more exercise needed.

  3. A very Happy Mother's Day over there ;-)

    Have a brilliant day ;-)

  4. The exercise I do most often is called Procrastination. I get a real work-out by finding ways to put off going to the gym. LOL - loved this Mimi. Thank you and I hope you have a marvelous Mother's Day! :D

  5. Ha! Funny one! Thanks for the laugh! Happy Mother's Day!

  6. haha! great one. happy mom's day to you!

  7. Bwahahahahahahahahaha. That's so spot on for old people. Loved it.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday and a wonderful Mothers Day too. :)

  8. May you be havin da Happiest of Mother's Day dare.

  9. Ha! Love the joke. Happy Mother's Day to you.

  10. A bit of silliness never did anyone any harm! :D

  11. Happy Mother's Day to you, and glad to here that the smile deliveries went well. I think you deserve a rest now.

  12. Good one, especially with the accent.

  13. First time here (visiting late from Silly Sunday). I love your list of everything happening today. Yes it is mother's day here in New Zealand, same as in the US, but our Father's day is in Sept. Loved your joke. Read it out loud to follow:)