Sunday, January 31, 2016

Silly Sunday: Timing

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Yesterday i got home from work just in time to see Young Jacob, who was gathering his accoutrements to get on his motorcycle and ride back into the sunset.

Jumping out of the car, i ran to him and told him he better not leave without a hug.

He did give me one, and told me things are going well with him at school in Texas.  He is working for a landscaping company that is helping to pay for his schooling to get a degree in horticulture.  When he's done, he wants to work there a while and then come back here.

After our talk, he headed out to go visit his father, after which he will go back to Texas.  It was wonderful seeing him, and if i had been only a minute or two later, i would have missed him.  Sometimes timing is very important.

Boudreaux know dat timin' be important, too, but one time he done forgot dat timin' ain't de only t'ing.

Boudreaux had done promise Clothile he be home from de bar by twelve mi'night.  So when he come sneak in late, he t'ink he be in luck, he jes' in time to hear de ol' cuckoo clock cuckoo t'ree time.

He make de noise like de cuckoo nine mo' times, to make Clothile t'ink it be mi'night, an' den he go get in de bed.

De nex' mornin', Clothile she say, "We needs us a new cuckoo clock!"

"Wha' fo' we need a new clock?" Boudreaux ax.

An' Clothile say, "Las' night, dat ol' clock, it cuckoo t'ree time, it wait a bit, den it cuckoo t'ree mo' time, den it say 'Sacre!' an' cuckoo five time, den it belch, an' cuckoo one mo' time!"

Today is:

Backward Day -- no info on the origin, but if you want to do something backward, go ahead

Eat Brussels Sprouts Day --  saute in olive oil with some garlic, they are worth it!

Eve of Brigantia -- Ireland (St. Bridget's Eve, the night when she crosses the countryside and bestows blessings)

Feast of Great Typos -- another that no one will claim inventing, but since we've all made them, we may as well celebrate them

Feast of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

H&ll is Freezing Over Day -- internet generated day to review the list of things you said you would do when h*ll freezes over

Independence Day -- Nauru(1968)

Inspire Your Heart With the Arts Day -- begun by Rev Jayne Howard Feldman as a day to use art to feed your soul

Lowcountry Oyster Festival -- Mt. Pleasant, SC, US (80,000lbs. of oysters, come have some fun!)

Mystic Krewe of Barkus Parade -- NOLA, US (The French Quarter goes to the dogs, and some cats as well, all to benefit animal nonprofits)

National Brandy Alexander Day

National Bug Busting Day -- UK (this is one idea that needs export to the whole world! the aim is to have every child checked for head lice on the same day, and thus get rid of them in one fell swoop, so they don't circulate endlessly)

National Gorilla Suit Day -- Mad Magazine's Maddest Artist, Don Martin, says this is the day to pull that gorilla suit out of the closet and step out in style.

Phlegm-Green, Moldy-Grey, and Gazzard Day -- Fairy Calendar (don't ask what color Gazzard is, it doesn't exist in the human world, and you don't want it to)

Play An Old Game You Haven’t Played in Years Night -- internet generated, and a great idea

Scotch Tape Day -- it hit the market this day in 1928

St. John Bosco's Day (Patron of apprentices, boys, editors, laborers, schoolchildren, students, young people-especially youth of Mexican descent)

World Leprosy Day -- International

Birthdays Today:

Justin Timberlake, 1981
Kerry Washington, 1977
Portia de Rossi, 1973
Minnie Driver, 1971
Kelly Lynch, 1959
Jhn Lydon, 1956
Nolan Ryan, 1947
Charlie Musselwhite, 1944
Richard Gephardt, 1941
Jessica Walter, 1941
Stuart Margolin, 1940
Queen Beatrix, 1938
Suzanne Pleshette, 1937
Philip Glass, 1937
James Franciscus, 1934
Ernie Banks, 1931
Jean Simmons, 1929
Carol Channing, 1923
Norman Mailer, 1923
Mario Lanza, 1921
Jackie Robinson, 1919
Thomas Merton, 1915
Garry Moore, 1915
Tallulah Bankhead, 1903
Eddie Cantor, 1892
Zane Grey, 1872
Franz Schubert, 1797
Robert Morris, 1734
Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan, 1543

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"These Are My Children"(TV), 1949 (first daytime TV Soap Opera)
"The Green Hornet"(Radio), 1936
"The Lone Ranger"(Radio), 1933
"Three Sisters"(Chekhov Play), 1901
"Hedda Gabler"(Ibsen Play), 1891

Today in History:

Guy Fawkes is executed for his plotting against Parliament and James I of England, 1606
The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital, 1747
The Corn Laws (tariffs on imported grains) are abolished in Britain, paving the way for more free trade, 1849
The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations, 1876
The Bulletin of Sydney is founded, publishes for 128 years, 1880
An automobile exceeds 100 mph (161 kph) for the first time, at Daytona Beach, driven by A. G. MacDonald, 1905
The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky, 1929
Scotch tape is first marketed by the 3M Company, 1930
Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont, US receives the first US Social Security monthly payment check, for $22.54, 1940
President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb, 1950
A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands, 1953
Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit, 1958
James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt, 1958
Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space, 1961
The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program, 1966
Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon, 1971
The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow, 1990
Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake, 1996
NASA reveals the Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR), a lunar mining robot which could be used to produce fuel and water directly on the Moon, 2013


  1. Nice post and yes your timing was just about right.

    LOL @ Boudreaux, have a cuckootastic day :-)

  2. I have to admit these are all new to me!

  3. Glad you got to see Young Jacob before he left. And the hug was nice too.

    I always love your jokes. A. Lot.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  4. I once owned a cuckoo clock but I don't think it ever belched.

  5. I went to a shop in Bavaria that only sold cuckoo clocks. It was really, really weird!!! :)

  6. I went to a shop in Bavaria that only sold cuckoo clocks. It was really, really weird!!! :)

  7. Hugs are vital! :) And I really think the cuckoo clock perhaps does need a tune up... ;)