Sunday, December 28, 2014

Silly Sunday

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's the place to come for weekly laughs, which we could all use.  It's easy to participate, just Laugh and Link Up!

Christmas Day was good for a few laughs around here.  That morning, as i was rushing around to finish the cornbread dressing and remember to pack the pies, i walked over to the computer to look something up and got distracted.  When i asked, what did i come over here to do?  Little Girl responded with "You went over there to look up how to get a better memory!"

When the cousins came and brought their dogs, Grandma's dog went insane and had a blast with them, as did Dre.  He played with them and ran with them, and when it was time for dinner, he was told to go wash up.  Being 8 and still allergic to soap, he asked why he had to wash his hands and was told his hands were covered with germs from playing with the dogs.  His response was, "But they don't have germs, they only have fleas!"

After we got home that afternoon, Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, came over to enjoy leftovers.  He had only eaten a small handful of raisins the whole day, so he was very hungry, and instead of grabbing a regular dinner plate he grabbed a serving plate.

"There, that's big enough!" he said, to which Little Girl responded, "But that's a serving plate!  It's big enough for three people!"

"He is three people!" Sweetie chimed in, laughing.  Brother-in-Law, his identical twin, responded with, "Yeah, and your mother's ugly!" which is their standard insult to each other.

And finally, on the way out of town we went past a veterinary office where we saw this sign:

Dear Santa,

Don't listen to the Cat!

Signed, The Dog


Today is:

Bairns Day -- Scotland (Begins the runic half-month of Eoh, the yew tree, which signifies the dead, and is now associated with the Slaughter of the Innocents of Christian tradition, so today is considered by some the unluckiest day of the year, and no work should be undertaken today.)

Call a Friend Day -- just to catch up a bit

Card Playing Day -- internet generated, enjoy a fun game with friends and family; "Go fish!"

Childermas a/k/a Holy Innocents Day -- (Patrons of babies, children's choirs, foundlings)
     various Christian traditions celebrate under many names and in various ways
     Els Enfarinats -- Ibn, Valencia, Spain (flour fight, and if it's anything like the tomato throwing in other towns of Spain, it's probably lots of fun)
     French Childermas tradition interpreted what the Norse saw as evidence of the Wild Hunt of Odin as the spirits of the Holy Innocents running from King Herod
     Inocentes -- Mexico, and sometimes celebrated as Mexican December Fool's Day (Herod fooled himself into thinking he had gotten rid of his rival king born in Bethlehem.)

Dyzemas Day -- Northhamptonshire, UK (an unlucky day to begin any new undertaking, "what is begun on Dysemas Day will never be finished")
     origin unknown, but often translated as Tithe Day, being very close to the Portugese word for tithe

Eat A Vegetarian Day -- an internet generated joke; yes, the vegetarian in question can be a cow

Endangered Species Act Day -- US (act passed 1973; a day to mourn species already extinct)

Fairy Academy of Window-Frosting Winter Exhibition -- Fairy Calendar

Fourth Day of Christmas

Guru Govind Singh Jayanti -- CH, HR, & PB, India (birth anniversary of Guru Singh)

King Taksin Memorial Day -- Thailand

Kwanzaa, Day 3, Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)

National Chocolate Candy Day

Proclamation Day -- South Australia (trad.)

Return a Gift for the Cold Hard Cash Day -- and good luck, these days

Runic Half-month Eoh (yew) commences

Take a Drive and Enjoy the Christmas Lights Day -- before they are gone for another year

Unluckiest Day of the Year -- various traditions state no work should be started today, for whatever is started today will never be finished!  In Olde England, nothing of importance was ever undertaken on Childermas, because it would prove unlucky

Anniversaries Today:

Billy Ray Cyrus weds Leticia Finley, 1994
The US Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted, 1945
Iowa becomes the 29th US State, 1846

Birthdays Today:

David Archuleta, 1990
Sienna Miller, 1981
John Legend, 1978
Joe Mangianello, 1976
Todd Richards, 1969
Malcolm Gets, 1964
Denzel Washington, 1954
Edgar Winter, 1946
Don Francisco, 1940
Maggie Smith, 1934
Nichelle Nichols, 1933
Martin Milner, 1931
Johnny Otis, 1921
Sam Levenson, 1911
Lew Ayres, 1908
Cliff Arquette, 1905
Earl "Fatha" Hines, 1905
Hendrik Meijer, 1883
Woodrow Wilson, 1856
John Molson, 1763

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Gulag Archipelago(Publication date), 1973
"Last of the Red Hot Lovers"(Play), 1969
"Night of the Iguana"(Play), 1961
"On the Town"(Musical), 1944
"Tip-Toes"(Musical), 1925
"St. Joan"(Play), 1923
"Cyrano de Bergerac"(Play), 1897

Today in History:

The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, a/k/a Westminster Abbey, is consecrated, 1065
The reign of Emperor Hanazono of Japan begins, 1308
Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star, 1612
King Taksin is crowned as king of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as a capital, 1768
Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario), 1795
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo, Japan, killing 30,000+, 1828
John Calhoun becomes the first US Vice President to resign (over differences with President Andrew Jackson), 1832
Spain recognizes independence of Mexico, 1836
South Australia and Adelaide are founded, 1836
Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire, 1841
The United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits, 1867
The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines, marking the debut of the cinema, 1895
The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California, 1912
The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park, 1950
Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelago", 1973
Winnie Mandela is banished from South Africa, 1976
The first American "test-tube baby", Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia, 1981
U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years, 2000
At 115 years old and 266 days, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the world's oldest living person, 2012


  1. Glad you had such a lovely,busy, crazy holiday and that you can laugh.

  2. Bwahahahahahaha. Don't listen to the cat. That's sage advice.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  3. Sounds like it was indeed a Merry Christmas - lots of laughs and smiles. Just the way it should be. :)

  4. Funny, especially your husband's twin's insult! I wish you and your family a wonderful 2015!

  5. What fun! :) I could use a better memory these days too. Now what was I saying again?

  6. I just love it when my kids insult each other with "Your Mama" jokes in front of me.

  7. LMAO @ Don't listen to the Cat!

    Signed, The Dog

    I also loved your line
    After we got home that afternoon, Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, came over to enjoy leftovers.

    Have a brilliant week

  8. Love the "your Mother's ugly comment exchanged by grown twins.

  9. LOL. Sounds a lot like interacting with my family. Lots of food and friendly insults. And if we listened to our cat every time, he'd be twice as chubby as he already is!


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