Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Bad Joke and a Great Observation

Today i get to start playing Mary Poppins, so not much time to think of something new to say.  Or even of something old to say.  A bad joke and a great observation will have to suffice.

A man loved his dog, and his dog loved sugary cereal.  So every day he would give the dog a few pieces of its favorite treat, which he kept on hand.  Eventually the dog died, and a few months after, he got a new puppy.

One day he decided to see if his puppy would perhaps like the sugary cereal his previous canine had enjoyed, so he got the box out from the back of the cabinet.  Opening it, he took out a few pieces of the cereal and gave them to his pup, which turned up its nose at the stuff.  The man tried a piece for himself, and found that it was stale.

This goes to show you that you can't feed a new dog old Trix.

As for the observation, a young mother was sipping her morning coffee as her one-year-old daughter tried to grab at the cup.  The five-year-old big brother grabbed his sister's hands and said, "Don't do that!  You don't want to find out what she's like on a day when she doesn't get her coffee!"

Yes, i have my coffee, and i'm going in!

Today is:

Abu Simbel Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (along with Feb. 22, the day when the sunlight fell perfectly on the statues of Ramses, Ra, and Amun at the temple complex)

Caps Lock Day -- celebrating life in screaming CAPITALS (i'd include a link to the promo site, but it's rather annoying and uses foul language)

Children's Day -- Australia

Clean Up the Earth Day -- begun because having only one Earth Day a year doesn't give enough emphasis to the amount of work that needs to be done

Color Day -- a day to consider how color affects your life, health, and world

Day of National Concern About Young People and Gun Violence -- US (students around the nation are asked to sign the Pledge Against Gun Violence)

Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (fourth day of the festival)
     Goru Tihar/Goru Puja -- Day of Oxen (among most people)
     Gobardhan Puja -- Day of Cowdung (among followers of Krishna)
     Mha Puja -- Day of Self (among the Newar community)

Eat a Pretzel Day -- unclaimed sponsorship; does anyone else suspect that pretzel makers know how to spread stuff around the internet, too?

International Stuttering Awareness Day -- information here

Jidai Matsuri -- Kyoto, Japan (Festival of the Eras or Festival of the Ages)

4#Lung Health Day -- US (on the Wednesday of Respiratory Health Week; some sites to explore about lung health are and

Medical Assistants Recognition Day -- US (American Association of Medical Assistants)

National Knee Day -- take care of your knees, and they will take care of you!

National Nut Day -- grab a handful of nutritious almonds or walnuts or your own favorite mix; if you don't like nuts, you can just choose to go be one, instead

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

Smart is Cool Day -- and i don't know who started this one, but i'd say someone tired of being made fun of for being a bookworm

St. Mary Salome's Day (Patron of Veroli, Italy)

Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival -- Tacoma, WA, US (for those who want to get the shopping done early, you show offs; through Sunday)

Anniversaries Today:

Toastmasters International founded, 1924
The first Metropolitan Opera House in NYC opens, with Faust as the first performance, 1883

Birthdays Today:

Carlos Mencia, 1967
Valeria Golino, 1966
Brian Boitano, 1963
Jeff Goldblum, 1952
Deepak Chopra, 1946
Catherine Deveuve, 1943
Jan De Bont, 1943
Annette Funicello, 1942
Tony Roberts, 1939
Derek Jacobi, 1938
Christopher Lloyd, 1938
Timothy Leary, 1920
Joan Fontaine, 1917
Robert Capa, 1913
Curly Howard, 1903
George Beadle, 1903
N. C. Wyeth, 1882
Sarah Bernhardt, 1844
Franz Liszt, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Me and Bessie"(Musical), 1975
"Take Me Along"(Musical), 1959
"The Far Off Hills"(Play), 1928

Today in History:

The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire, 362
Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto), 794
Battle of the Southern Fujian Sea, Ming Dynasty wins a victory against the Dutch East India Company, 1633
Princeton University is chartered, 1746
Andre-Jacques Trim becomes the first sky diver, parachuting over Paris from a balloon, 1797
Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas, 1836
First telegraph line linking US east and west coasts of the US is completed, 1861
First concert performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1881
World's first automobile dealer opens in London, 1897
President Hoover gives the "American system of rugged individualism" speech, 1928
The FBI ambushes Pretty Boy Floyd, 1934
First commercial flight from the mainland to Hawai'i, 1936
Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turns down the honor, 1964
A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada, 1964
The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus, 1975Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it
is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs, although the dye is still used in Canada, 1976
Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms, 2005
A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama, 2006
India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1, 2008
North Korea gives the US permission to search for the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War, 2011


  1. thanks for both laughs, and GOOD LUCK!

  2. LOL. Trix are for kids, not dogs :) Good luck today!

  3. Bwahahahahahaha on both of these. Especially the coffee one. That little guys knows his mom without coffee.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  4. Lol at stale Trix! Thank you for sharing that.

  5. Good one! Ha! I agree with the coffee...wise words.

  6. Trixy Mimi! Thanks for the laughs! :)

  7. Once again you've made me smile. Thanks.

  8. ha - loved the first one. awesome!
    the second one - didn't quite go where I expected. it was better! LOL

  9. Too funny.. both. Perhaps a spoonful of sugar would have helped the cereal go down... good luck, Mary Poppins!