Sunday, July 17, 2016

Silly Sunday: At Your Service

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!

"It's so hot!" Bigger Girl was saying into her phone.  "I want to come get you and us go out and get some lunch, but I don't have A/C in my car Cicero, and it's miserable trying to drive anywhere!"

Take the van, i told her, i'm home for the rest of the day.

"Thanks!" she said, and then into the phone, "I'll come get you in the Jalopy.  It's not the best ride in the world, but there's A/C.   You just have to ignore my mom's cleaning supplies!"

Everyone talks about the weather, but this past week Boudreaux decided to do something about it.

Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux be talkin' 'bout de weather, an' 'bout dem dere hurricanes, 'cause it be de hurricane season.

"Dey say we goin' have plen'y hurricanes dis year," Thibodeaux say.

"Dat's why I done tol' Clothile we gots to eat all de food in de freezer befo' any hurricane come an' de power be out an' we lose all dat food," Boudreaux say.

"An' be Clothile agreein' wit' dat?" Thibodeaux ax.

"She agree, an' so I be doin' my part," Boudreaux say.  "Dis mornin' I done finish off de ice cream fo' breakfas', so we don' be havin' to worry 'bout it goin' bad."

"You be so helpful, Boudreaux!" Thibodeaux say.

"Mais, I do anyt'in' for de family!" Boudreaux tell him.

Today is:

Air Conditioner Day -- the first modern electrical air conditioning unit, invented by William Carrier, began working on this day in 1902

Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day -- Portsmouth, RI, US (honoring Anne Marbury Hutchinson, co-founder of Portsmouth, in 1638)

Codman Estate Antique Auto Show -- Codman Estate, Lincoln, MA, US (a day to appreciate antique and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and fire engines)

Constitution Day -- South Korea

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival -- University of Fairbanks, AK (a unique study and performance festival; through the 31st)

Feast of St. Kenelm -- saint mentioned in "The Nun's Priest's Tale" of The Canterbury Takes

Feast of the Clockless NowEver -- can't find any confirmation on what this one is, but it sounds like fun if i don't have to bother with a clock or schedule

Festival for Victoria and Virtus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of victory and god of bravery in warfare)

Galla Bayramy -- Turkmenistan (celebration of the wheat harvest)

Gion Matsuri -- Yakasa Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (one of the largest and best Gion festivals)

King Letsie III's Birthday -- Lesotho

Lake Superior Day -- info at the Lake Superior Forum 

Luxembourg Beer Festival -- Diekirch, Luxembourg

National Ice Cream Day -- by US Presidential proclamation on the 3rd Sunday of July each year; at this time of year, the trick is to eat it fast enough that it doesn't melt, but not so fast that you get a brain freeze!

National Peach Ice Cream Day

Petal-Hopping for Hopeless Cases -- Fairy Calendar

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival -- Santa Fe, NM, US (highly acclaimed chamber music festival that draws international talent; through Aug. 22)

St. Alexius Day (Patron of Alexians, beggars, belt makers, nurses, pilgrims, travellers)

Wear Crazy Socks to Work Day -- at your own risk

World Day for International Justice

Wrong Way Corrigan Day -- anniversary of the flight of Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, who was supposedly heading for California from New York and ended up in Ireland instead

Yellow Pig Day -- mathmatics festivals at various universities, celebrating the number 17 and the yellow pig with 17 eyelashes, created by mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly

Birthdays Today

Tash Hamilton, 1982
Alex Winter, 1965
Dawn Upshaw, 1960
Mark Burnett, 1960
Aaron Lansky, 1955
J. Michael Straczynski, 1954
David Hasselhoff, 1952
Phoebe Snow, 1952
Lucie Arnaz, 1951
Camilla Parker Bowles, 1947
Diahann Carroll, 1935
Donald Sutherland, 1934
Phyllis Diller, 1917
Art Linkletter, 1912
James Cagney, 1899
Berenice Abbott, 1898
Erle Stanley Gardner, 1889
John Jacob Astor, 1763
Elbridge Thomas Gerry, 1744
Isaac Watts, 1674

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Yellow Submarine(Animated film), 1968
Punch(Magazine, first publication), 1841

Today in History

Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians, the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world, 180
Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China, 1402
Catherine II (the Great) becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia, 1762
Londoner Thomas Saint patented the first sewing machine, 1790
The first issue of Punch magazine was published, England, 1841
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston as the first dental school in the U.S, 1867
On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia, 1918
The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; 5 lives are lost, 1918
An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently-elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain begins the Spanish Civil War, 1936
After being denied permission to make a transatlantic crossing, Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan, 1938
Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California, 1955
An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations, 1975
The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team, 1976
The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business, 1997
A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless, 1998
A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crime against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression, 1998
South Korea develops a long range cruise missile, 2010
Astronauts, Sunita Williams of the United States, Yuri Malenchenko of Russia and Aki Hoshide of Japan, arrive at the International Space Station for a three-month long mission, 2012
In an effort to curb obesity rates, the United Arab Emirates offers its citizens one gram of gold for every kilogram of weight they lose, 2013


  1. Sound like someone I know who always makes sure the leftover desserts are gone before they "spoil".

  2. What a good idea to finish up the ice cream. Sure don't want that to go bad. You all have a great day.

  3. Well that worked well for Boudreaux didn't it lmao

    The weather here in London has not been particularly sunny but it's so humid and uncomfortable :-(

    Have a tanfabulous SS :-)

  4. It is very uncomfortable in a car that doesn't have AC in the summer. You're a nice mom.

    I know that guy. Yes I do. I would choose the ice cream too.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  5. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

  6. Eating all the ice cream in advance would be the only benefit to hurricanes.

  7. Love it. It's amazing the sacrifices some will make for their family!

  8. Jokes? Holy friojles Batman I can't think of a joke other than the political race unfolding in front of us. Can it be more comical that that?


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