Sunday, June 7, 2015

Silly Sunday: What's on your plate?

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

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While on vacation, the young people get to eat whatever they want.  (Mostly, at least.  We do cook meals, with veggies, and they do have that and salad.)

So, here's a picture of what #2 Son and Friend Becky picked:

Junk food city!

And here's a shelf of what i brought for me and for Sweetie, who is trying to eat more healthfully:

Bean chips, nuts, seaweed, raisins, etc.

The problem is, some of the snacky type things that ended up in the fridge, like the key lime pie, ended up being too tempting for him.  He was good, though, he only had one piece.  In years past, he would have had one every night!

This reminds me of the time Boudreaux an' Clothile decide dey need to go on a diet.  Dey go look at de diet books, an' dey fin' dem one dey t'ink dey can stick wit'.

Sho' nuf, de firs' night Clothile she follow de recipes for de breakfas', dinner, an' supper, an' as she cook de meal she divide it in half an' give half to Boudreaux, an' she eat half.

Ever't'ing seems be goin' good, dey eatin' good food, an' dey don' never feel hungry, but soon dey see dey ain't losin' weight, dey be gainin'!

So dey look closer at dat dere recipe diet book, an' Clothile put on her readin' glass, an' look at de fine print, an' mais! did dey get upset when she realize ever' recipe in de book is for 6 servings!

Today is

Birthday of Prince Joachim -- Denmark

Celebration of the Arts -- Community Center, Yorba Linda, CA, US (fine arts and music festival for all ages)

Children's Awareness Memorial Day -- a day to remember children who have died from violence

Day of the Rice God -- Chiyoda, Japan (rice transplanting festival to honor Wbai-sama, the Shinto rice god)

Daniel Boone Day -- Kentucky, US (date that he first sighted, in 1767, what would become Kentucky)

Enshu Hamakita Hiryu Matsuri -- Hamamatsu City, Japan (honors the river god Ryujin; through tomorrow)

Father's Day -- Lithuania; Switzerland

Flag Day -- Peru

Journalist's Day -- Argentina (marking the first publication of a newspaper in Argentina on this day in 1810)

Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Leaping songs)

National Cancer Survivors Day -- US (National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Sette Giugno -- Malta (commemoration of the tragedy of June 7, 1919, considered their National Day)

St. Meriadoc's Day (Patron of the deaf and against deafness)

Torikoe Matsuri -- Torikoe Jinja Shrine, Tokyo, Japan (festival and highlighting of Tokyo's largest Mikoshi[portable Shinto shrine]; through tomorrow)

Union Dissolution Day -- Norway

VCR Day -- the first Sony Betamax went on sale today in 1975

Vestalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (multi-day festival for Vesta, goddess of the hearth, this first day termed the Vesta Asperit; through the 15th)

Vivien Kellems Memorial Day -- born this date in 1896, she fought the IRS and income tax for her whole life

Anniversaries Today:

Jimmy Osmond marries Michele Larson, 1991
YMCA is founded by George Williams, 1844

Birthdays Today:

Michael Cera, 1988
Anna Kournikova, 1981
Larisa Oleynik, 1981
Bill Hader, 1978
Allen Iverson, 1975
Bear Grulls, 1974
Karl Urban, 1972
Roberto Alagna, 1963
Prince, 1958
Louise Erdrich, 1954
Liam Neeson, 1952
Orham Pamuk, 1952
Jenny Jones, 1946
Bill Kreutzmann, Jr, 1946
Tom Jones, 1940
John Napier Turner, 1929
Gwendolyn Brooks, 1917
Dean Martin, 1917
Jessica Tandy, 1909
Virginia Apgar, 1909
James Braddock, 1906
Paul Gauguin, 1848

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ghostbusters(Film), 1984
"Johnny Cash Show"(TV), 1969
"The $64,000 Question"(TV), 1955
"The Seven Deadly Sins"(satirical ballet chanté), 1933

Today in History:

The first Crusaders begin their Siege of Jerusalem, 1099
Port Royal, Jamaica, is devastated by an earthquake, 1692
David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba, 1800
Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada, 1832
1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec, 1866
Tolbert Lanston receives patents for monotype typesetting machines, 1887
Norway's parliament dissolves  its union with Sweden, 1905
Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public, 1975
Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public, 1982
Mt. Pinatubo erupts, sending an ash cloud 7km/14.3mi high, 1992
The United Nations defines the Blue Line as the border between Israel and Lebanon, 2000
According to a new study, breast milk boosts brain development by 30% compared to babies who are fed formula, 2013


  1. Lol.. Cute joke, and just for the record, I'll take the kids' shelf up there. :)

  2. I can remember eating whatever junk food I wanted and not gaining weight. Now I can look at food and gain a pound.

    Loved the joke. What a diet. I think I could handle that diet just fine.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  3. Well I love pringles I can eat them by the tube LOL (I don't though)
    LOL @ the joke

    Have a tanfabulous week :-)

  4. Thank you so much for your visit and for your kind comment on my blog! You have a lovely blog, and the snacks look good! I also love the events and dates at the end of your post. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  5. Thank you so much for your visit and for your kind comment on my blog! You have a lovely blog, and the snacks look good! I also love the events and dates at the end of your post. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  6. I choose the Pringles, I can never eat just one. Hilarious joke Mimi & no wonder they were never hungry

  7. LOL - yep had that moment of clarity myself as a newly married woman cooking for two. Oh sure, we will just split this package of rice -- I do give the man a bit more, but we eat it all. And yes, it makes 6 servings. whoops!
    I'll take some Doritos! :)

  8. That looks like my daughter's choice anytime. She manages to burn it all off though. Love all the interesting history you have here, mixed with a laugh above, it was a fun read.


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