Sunday, August 3, 2014

Silly Sunday: You're eating that!?!

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's the place to come for weekly laughs, so Laugh and Link Up!

#2 Son came in with a bag from his favorite fast food place just as i was setting dinner out for everyone to serve themselves.

Son, i said, please come have something healthy to eat!  Come get a good serving of salad.

"Mom, I don't need to!" he answered with a grin.  Holding up a burger, he added, "This has lettuce and pickle and onion on it.  That's plenty healthy!"

As he grabbed a salad bowl, it reminded me of a joke.

Boudreaux and Thibodeaux be walkin' to work when Thibodeaux ax Boudreaux, "Mais, I done seen dat you done had some odd stuff in you lunch pail dese las' few days, Boudreaux!  What you be bringin' today?"

"Oh, I done got me a veggie burger on one o' dem gluten free rolls, an' I got me a salad, wit' plenny broccoli an' cucumber, and some o' dat dere 'kumbacha' to drink!" Boudreaux answer.

"Boudreaux, what in de worl' you be t'inkin', bringin' dat kinna stuff?  Did you convert into one o' dem dere vegabletarians or summat?" Thibodeaux ax.

"Non, not at all!  I don' like dis stuff," Boudreaux say.

"Den why you bringin' it?  Why not some jambalaya or etouffee?"

An' Boudreaux say, "I be bringin' dis stuff because it's de only stuff de guys at work don' steal out de office refrigerator!"

Today is

Armed Forces Day -- Equatorial Guinea

Carnaval del Pueblo -- London Pleasure Gardens Royal Victoria Docks, London, England (promoting and preserving world heritage in London)

Dia de la Bandera -- Venezuela (Flag Day)

Fairy Washing Festival -- Fairy Calendar (do the fairies wash themselves, or is everyone supposed to wash his/her fairy?)

Feast of Caligo, the mother of Chaos -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate, and this is as good a day to celebrate chaos as any other)

Fete National de l'Arbre -- Niger (Independence Day, 1960)

Fiesta de San Salvador -- San Salvador, El Salvador

Friendship Day -- begun in the US back in 1935, but now celebrated around the world

Golpe de la Libertad -- Equatorial Guinea (Freedom Day)

Grab Some Nuts Day -- almonds and walnuts are especially good for you

International Friendship Day

Ishitori Festival -- Kasuga Shrine, Kuwana City, Japan (through tomorrow, called the loudest festival in Japan)

Joust of the Quintana -- Asciku Piceno, Italy (reenactment of a medieval jousting tournament)

Kanto Matsuri -- Akita, Japan  (a four day festival, praying for good harvest, purification ceremonies, and feats of skill)

Loch-mo-Naire Pilgrimage -- Loch mo Naire, Scotland (tonight from midnight to 1am tomorrow is the magical hour, complete the ritual there to be healed by the waters because of magic stones in the water that a Celtic priestess put there)

National Doll Day -- US (another with its own Facebook page)

National Friendship Day -- US (designated by Congress in 1935)

National KidsDay -- US (sponsored by KidsPeace)

National Watermelon Day

Palio Del Golfo -- La Speza, Italy (a special, traditional rowing contest over a 2,000m course)

Pidjiguiti Day -- Guinea-Bissau (Colonization Martyr's Day; Anniversary of the Killing of Pidjiguiti)

Sisters' Day® -- celebrating the bond between sisters, as begun by Tricia Eleogram; a wiki page on how to celebrate this day

St. Lydia Purpuraria's Day (Lydia the "seller of purple" who was Paul's first convert in Philippi; Patron of dyers)

St. Nicodemus' Day (member of the Sanhedrin and secret disciple who helped bury Jesus)

Swiss Volksfest -- New Glarus, WI, US (celebration of Swiss Independence Day)

Worldwide Forgiveness Day -- sponsored by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance

Birthdays Today:

Evangeline Lilly, 1979
Blaine Wilson, 1974
Isaiah Washington, 1963
John McGinley, 1959
Jay North, 1951
John Landis, 1950
Martha Stewart, 1941
Martin Sheen, 1940
Steve Berkoff, 1937
Tony Bennett, 1926
Leon Uris, 1924
P.D. James, 1920
Margaret "Maggie" Kuhn, 1905
John T. Scopes, 1900
Ernest Taylor "Ernie" Pyle, 1900
Elisha Graves Otis, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Primetime Live"(TV), 1989
"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)"(Single release), 1963
"William Tell"(Opera), 1829

Today in History:

Tiberius, Roman Empire general, defeats the Dalmatians at the river Bathinus, 8
Columbus sets Sail for the "Indes",departing from Palos, Spain, 1492
John Rut, at St. John's, Newfoundland, sends the first known letter from North America, 1527
Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes, 1678
First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps, 1811
Harvard defeats Yale in the first intercollegiate rowing race, 1852*
Second Maori War begins in New Zealand, 1860
The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded, 1900
The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap, 1958
President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia, 2005
After last months extensive flooding, North Korea finally asks the United Nations for food aid, 2012

*In fact, it was the first American intercollegiate athletic event ever.


Unknown said...

It's hard to win a cooking competition with a fast food place, especially when it comes to teens. Funny story - I love the dialect!

TexWisGirl said...

haha. :)

Unknown said...

Oh you gotta get up pretty early in the morning to beat good 'ole Boudreaux's way of thinking. :) Thanks Mimi. You always have a great Silly Sunday for us! :)

Kathe W. said...

oh bwa hahahah love your story!

Sandee said...

Your son was quick on his feet with that answer. He's got his salad alright.

Bwahahahahahahaha, he has a point. Who would steal that lunch. Good one.

Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. :)

Catch My Words said...

That's funny. Depending on the age of your son, he might eat his burger and your food, too. One meal was never enough for my teenage boy.

stephen Hayes said...

I know I wouldn't steal that stuff from anyone's refrigerator.

stevebethere said...

LOL I agree with Sandee he did have a point which was quite clever heheh!

LOL @ the joke

Have a tanfastic week ahead ;-)

Jenny Woolf said...

Ha ha ! Your son's comment reminds me of a friend pointing out that beer is made of hops and chips from potatoes and bread from wheat, so all are great additions to his healthy five a day diet! :)

Slamdunk said...

The kids here make the same jokes about vegetable consumption. They were real disappointed to learn that cherry tomatoes are considered a fruit.

Hehe with the joke--darn office fridges.

Toponwebs said...

Happy friendship day

Jai said...

Happy frienship day