Sunday, June 15, 2014

Silly Sunday: Hit me with your best shot.

Silly Sunday is a great way to start the week with a laugh.  It's brought to us by Sandee, from Comedy Plus, and it's easy to do.  Just laugh and link up!

Kids can have some of the funniest conversations, even teen and early 20's kids.

Red-Headed Alec, who has been one of my kids' best friends from forever, was here for a visit.  He only gets over once in a while now, since he lives in the next parish over.

The kids were all talking, and i'm not sure what topic they got on, but Little Girl at one point put up her dukes and pretended that she was going to fight #1 Son.

He said, "A girl is going to fist fight with me!  I'm leaving now, backing away slowly, I've never had a fist fight with a girl before!"

Red-Headed Alec responded with, "Yes you have."

"Who?" #1 Son inquired.

"Me!" Red-Headed Alec, very much a male, said with a laugh.

As they all laughed, #1 Son said, "Oh, that's right!  I have fought a girl before -- your sister.  But she's bigger than me, so it counts!"

No, i have no idea why Red-Headed Alec said that, but they all got a kick out of it, and it reminded me of a joke.

Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux, dey's mostly good frien's, but las' week dey done got dem in a argument, and mais! cher did it get bad.  Dey ended up in a fis' fight!

When dey finish, didn't neither one o' dem look too good, an' de nex' day, Boudreaux feel like he be hurtin' all over.  So, he go to de doctor.

De doctor he say, "Boudreaux, you don' look too good!"

"Mais, I don' feel so good!" Boudreaux say.  "I done got me in a fight wit' Thibodeaux las' night, and today, I be hurtin' ever'where, all over.  Do you t'ink he done me some of dat internal damage and I gonna die?"

"Well, where do it hurt de mos'?" de doctor ax.

"Oh, ever'where!" Boudreaux answer.  "Watch."

Den Boudreaux he touch his stomach, and he yell in pain.  Den he touch his head, an' he yell more.  Den he touch his leg, an' same t'ing.

"So, what you t'ink, Doc?  Did Thibodeaux do me in?"

"Boudreaux, I t'ink you goin' to be okay, but when you done hit Thibodeaux, you broke your finger!"

A Happy Father's Day to everyone, i hope your kids give you a good laugh today, among other things.

Today is

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed Day -- simply a good day to remember this, and thank a friend

Dia del Arbol -- Costa Rica (Tree Day/Arbor Day)

Father's Day -- Afghanistan; Albania; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Bahamas; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Cambodia; Chile; People's Republic of China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Dominica; Ecuador; Ethiopia; France; Ghana; Greece; Guyana; Hong Kong; Hungary; India; Ireland; Jamaica; Japan; Kenya; Kosovo; Kuwait; Laos; Macau; Madagascar; Malaysia; Malta; Mauritius; Mexico; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Netherlands; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Qatar; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Singapore; Slovakia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States; Venezuela; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe
     Family Awareness Day -- US (a day to reflect on the importance of fathers)

Feast of All Saints -- Orthodox Christian

Fly A Kite Day (on the anniversary of Ben Franklin's kite experiment)

Global Wind Day -- to celebrate wind energy

Husband Caregiver Day -- to honor husbands who give health care to family members (wives, children, or extended family)

Magna Carta Day -- UK (King John set his seal on the document this day in 1215)

Mangaia Gospel Day -- Mangaia, Cook Islands

Native American Citizenship Day -- US (passage, in 1924, of the legislation recognizing citizenship of Native Americans in the US)

National Lobster Day

Nature Photography Day -- sponsored by the North American Nature Photography Association

Procession of the Golden Chariot and the Battle of Lumecon -- Mons, Belgium (a horse-drawn coach carrying the relics of St. Waudry circles the town to commemorate the delivery of Mons from plague in 1349, and in the afternoon, the Fraternity of St. George reenact the Battle, with St. George defeating the dragon)

Salvation Day/National Day of Salvation -- Azerbaijan

Separation Day -- Delaware, US (date of declaration of separation from England and Pennsylvania)

Smile Power Day -- test out smile power today, it's free!

Sneak a Kiss Day -- usual litany of cautions with this internet generated holiday

St. Vitus' Day (Patron of actors, comedians, dancers, dogs, epilepsy sufferers; against animal attacks, dog bites, epilepsy, lightning, oversleeping, rheumatic chorea, Saint Vitus' Dance, snake bites, storms, wild beasts; Badia Calavena, Italy; Czech Republic; Forio, Italy; Prague, Czech Republic; Recanati, Italy; Vacha, Germany; Wetsens, Netherlands; Zeven, Germany)

Swedish Day Midsommar Festival -- Geneva, IL, US (celebrating Swedish heritage in the granddaddy of all Illinois festivals with fun for the whole family)

Trinity Sunday -- Christian

Valdemar's Day and Reunion Day -- Denmark (an official Flag Day)

Vestalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (main and final celebration, in which the Temple of Vesta was swept clean)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day -- because our elders deserve to be protected and cared for properly

Worldwide Day of Giving -- we can all make a difference

Anniversaries Today:

King Hussein of Jordan marries Lisa Halaby (Queen Noor), 1978
Gustaf, Crown Prince of Sweden marries Princess Margaret of Connaught, 1905
Arkansas becomes the 25th US State, 1836

Birthdays Today:

William Dean Martin, 1981
Neil Patrick Harris, 1973
Leah Remini, 1970
Ice Cube, 1969
Lisa McCall, 1969
Dina Meyer, 1969
Courtneney Cox Arquette, 1964
Helen Hunt, 1963
Julie Hagerty, 1955
Jim Belushi, 1954
Simon Callow, 1949
Nicola Pagett, 1945
Waylon Jennings, 1937
Mario Cuomo, 1932
Erroll Garner, 1921
Muzaffer Tema, 1919
Bob Wian, 1914
Edvard Grieg, 1843
Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson, 1767
Henry FitzRoy, illegitimate son of Henry VIII, 1519
Edward the Black Prince, 1330

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Lion King(Animated film), 1994
Dick Tracy(Film), 1990
"Hee Haw"(TV), 1969
"My Little Margie"(TV), 1952

Today in History:

The Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history, BC763
King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta, 1215
The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys, 1667
Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity, 1752
Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania, 1776
Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, co-pilot of the first-ever manned flight (1783), and his companion, Pierre Romain, become the first-ever casualties of an air crash when their hot air balloon explodes during their attempt to cross the English Channel, 1785
Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber, 1844
The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, 1846
Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II and is the last emperor of the German Empire, 1888
The most destructive tsunami in Japan's history kills more than 22,000 people, 1896
A fire aboard the steamboat SS General Slocum in New York City's East River kills 1000, 1904
Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated, 1911
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter, 1916
A German expedition led by Karl Wien lost sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat (9th highest mountain), the largest single day loss of life on an 8,000m peak, 1937
In the Saskatchewan general election, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government of North America, 1944
Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations, 1994
Near earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon, 2002
In Bulgaria, remains that some believe to be the bones of John the Baptist, are scientifically proven to be from a Middle Eastern man and dated to be from the first century AD, 2012


  1. haha! didn't see it coming either!

  2. LOl I like unexpected endings heheh!

    Have a magnificentastic week ;-)

  3. Your kids rock. They really do.

    I love the joke. Is he blonde? Probably not.

    Have a fantastic Silly Sunday. :)

  4. Well, you got me with that joke. Thanks for the laugh.

  5. LOL - good one. I did not see that one coming at all.