Sunday, February 7, 2016

Silly Sunday: In Shape

Silly Sunday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

Silly Sunday is the place to come for weekly laughs.  The rules are simple, just have fun.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other bloggers and have a laugh or two in the process.

Here is how it works: Laugh and Link Up!
  1. Post a joke.
  2. Link Up with the URL to your joke in the Linky Tools Widget.
  3. Read my joke.
  4. Leave a comment to tell me how much you enjoyed my joke.
  5. Try and visit a few others participating in Silly Sunday.
  6. Go to Sandee's site, linked above, and get the Silly Sunday code for your blog, too!
"Devon, would you come over here and stir the frosting?" Ms. Amy asked Devon, our head baker, chief cleaner/dishwasher, and all around indispensable person, at the bakery yesterday.

"You want me to stir the frosting?" he asked, laughing.  There's a lot of laughing in the back of the bakery, we joke around all of the time.

"Yes, because we need it and I want you to do it because I want to watch your muscles!" she said, at which he laughed even harder.  He works out for a reason, and finds it amusing when we refer to how cut he is.

Also, i must admit, it's nice having someone so strong around when we need to get huge boxes full of product down from the top shelf of the chiller.

"Come gather around, ladies, Devon is going to stir the frosting and we get to watch his wonderful biceps at work!" Ms. Amy continued, and we were all howling, especially Devon.

Boudreaux, who has an opinion about everything, has an opinion about exercise, too.

Both de docteur an' Clothile done been on Boudreaux to go got him some exercise.  He be talkin' 'bout dat wit' Thibodeaux, how dey be naggin' an' he t'ink he be in plenny good shape, an' Thibodeaux done tell him, "Why not you go try some relaxin' exercise?"

"Mais, what you be talkin' 'bout, 'relaxin' exercise'?" Boudreaux say.

"You know, you can try dat dere yoga stuff.  When you do dat, you close you eyes, an' you relax, an' you imagine you se'f back at home on de couch not doin' no exercise!"

Today is:

British Yorkshire Pudding Day -- UK (celebrating this delicious traditional dish, and here's how to make it right)

Carnival of Binche -- Binche, Belgium (famous carnival dating back to the 16th century, which includes a giants parade, childrens parade, fireworks, orange tossing, and more; through Shrove Tuesday)

Charles Dickens Day -- read a chapter or two of his work, in honor of his birth

Church Action on Poverty Sunday -- UK (Visions of the Good Society)

Daniel Boone Escape Day -- he escaped from the Shawnee tribe which had captured him

Dump Your Significant Jerk Day -- beginning of Dump Your Significant Jerk Week; make a resolve and do it now, before Valentine's Day

Fasching Sunday -- Germany and Austria, and among German speaking peoples; the Party before Lent kicks into gear now

Feast of Mulk (Dominion) -- Baha'i

Four Chaplains Sunday -- Interfaith

Hall Sunday -- meaning Hallowed Sunday, the Sunday before Lent, which has many traditions associated with it

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day -- because you have to do it at least once a year

Igbi -- Shaitli and Kituri among the Avar ethnic group, Dagestan, Russia (midwinter celebration, through the 5th, which is the first day the sun is expected to return to shine on the towns here)

Independence Day -- Grenada(1974)

Lunar New Year's Eve
     Seol-nal -- South Korea (Lunar New Year Holiday begins)
     Spring Festival -- China; Taiwan (Chinese New Year's Eve, start of the festival)
     Tet Eve -- Vietnam

Man Day -- always the Sunday before Valentine's Day, sponsored by C. Daniel Rhodes

Marriage Week -- UK (part of the Futureway Trust, and now observed around the world, celebrating the diversity and vibrancy of marriage as the heart of family life)

National Fettucini Alfredo Day

National Hangover Awareness Day -- internet generated and shouldn't it be on Jan.1?

Scout Sunday -- BSA (Boy Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to church and represent scouting to their congregation)

Send a Card to a Friend Day -- wonder which card company created this one

Saint Theodore Stratelates' Day (Patron of soldiers; Brindisi, Italy; for finding lost objects)

Super Bowl Sunday; related observance
     National Popcorn Day

Transfiguration Sunday -- Christian

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; wave to your neighbors, let them know you like them

Birthdays Today:

Tina Majorino, 1985
Ashton Kutcher, 1978
Chris Rock, 1965
Garth Brooks, 1962
Eddie Izzard, 1962
James Spader, 1960
Miguel Ferrer, 1954
Hector Babenco, 1946

Pete Postlethwaite, 1945
Gay Talese, 1932
Keefe Brasselle, 1923
Eddie Bracken, 1920
Oscar Brand, 1920
Larry "Buster" Crabbe, 1908
Sinclair Lewis, 1885
James Hubert “Eubie” Blake, 1883
Alfred Adler, 1870
Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, 1834
Charles Dickens, 1812
John Deere, 1804
Sir Thomas More, 1478

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"America's Most Wanted"(TV), 1988
Blazing Saddles(Film), 1974
Pinocchio(Disney animated Film), 1940
"The Cat and the Canary"(Play), 1922
Kid Auto Races at Venice(first Charlie Chaplin "Little Tramp" Film), 1914
"Chantecler"(Rostand Play), 1910
"The Deserter"(first ballet performed in US), 1827
"Il Matrimonio Segreto" (Comarosa Opera), 1792

Today in History:

The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir, 1238
Edward of Carnarvon,later Edward II, becomes the first English prince to hold the title Prince of Wales, 1301
The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy, 1497
King Philip II forms an inquisition in South America, 1569
Academie Francaise begins a Dictionary of the French Language, 1639
An 8.2 magnitude earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri, 1812
The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the Electoral Act of 1856, the first piece of legislation anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot, 1856
The Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal: the Boers defeat superior British forces, 1881
The Great Blizzard of 1891 begins, 1891
Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse, 1898
Baltimore catches fire; 1500 buildings are destroyed in 80 blocks, 1904
The Mud March, the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), 1907
Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice," 1914
The first wireless message sent from a moving train to a station is received, 1915
Bert Hinkler begins the first solo flight from England to Australia, 1928
Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered, 1979
Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), 1984
The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power, 1990
Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in, 1991
The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union, 1992
Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein, 1999
Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history, 2009
In Europe, ready-meal manufacturer, Findus, withdrew its beef lasagne meals from supermarkets after confirming beef supplied by French manufacturer, Comigel contained horsemeat, 2013


  1. I always wondered what people thought about while doing yoga. Now I know.

  2. Loved the joke and yoga isn't easy. It's very challenging if you do it right. Perhaps he's doing it way better than I do.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. I want to watch Devon stir the frosting too. ☺

  3. I like to exercise my mind. I usually think about juggling 3 tennis balls. Whoops! Can you pick that up for me?

  4. Hahaha. Thibodeaux hasn't heard of power core yoga!


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