Sunday, September 18, 2016

Silly Sunday: Talk About Smooth

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.
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  3. Read my joke.
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My admission on Friday in the Fill-Ins that i try to eat a very, very healthy diet makes it obvious that i am very strange for this area.  There aren't a whole lot of people who share my desire to do this -- after all, i'm the only person here i know who even wants to make a vegan gumbo, much less eat it.  (Everyone who tries it likes it, by the way.)

Boudreaux don't share in de desire to stick to health food.  He done call it "rabbit food" an' one day he be talkin' wit' Thibodeaux about dat new healthy food place dat be open in town.  Thibodeaux ax him, "Don't you want to come wit' me an try dat new place dat make the drinks wit' all dat fruit?  I t'ink dey calls it a 'smoothie'."

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, tomato be a fruit, so de only 'smoothie' I want be ketchup on my fried okra!"

Today is:

Chiropractic Founder's Day -- celebrating the first chiropractic adjustment ever performed, by D.D. Palmer on Harvey Lillard, on this date in 1895

Ear Wig Fitting Day -- Fairy Calendar

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 8, Human Rights (sponsored by We, the World)

Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day -- they are generally anonymous, often under-appreciated, so today, give one a hug! (if you know any, that is)

Independence Day -- Chile

National Back to Church Sunday -- US (encouraging every church goer to invite just one person to come along, as studies show many people say they would go, if they were invited)

National Cheeseburger Day

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day -- US

National Neighborhood Day -- US (The Good Feeling That Lasts All Year)

National Respect! Day(sm) -- US (encouraging abused women to respect themselves enough to get out)

Plataia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

St. Joseph of Cupertino's Day (Levitating saint, and so Patron of air crews, air travelers, astronauts, paratroopers, pilots/aviators, students, test takers; Cupertino, Italy)

Tolkien Week begins (always the Sun - Sat that includes Hobbit Day)

Wife Appreciation Day -- unofficially celebrated the 3rd Sunday in September

World Water Monitoring Day -- International 

Anniversaries Today:

Constantine II of Greece marries Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, 1964
The United States Air Force becomes a separate military service, 1947
Hull House opens, 1889

Birthdays Today:

Jada Pinkett Smith, 1971
Lance Armstrong, 1971
Alsha Tyler, 1970
James Gandolfini, 1961
Ryne Sandberg, 1959
Frankie Avalon, 1939
Robert Blake, 1933
Scotty Bowman, 1933
June Foray, 1920
Jack Warden, 1920
Rossano Brazzi, 1916
Agnes DeMille, 1905
Greta Garbo, 1905
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, 1905
John Diefenbaker, 1895
Joseph Story, 1779
George Read, 1733
Samuel Johnson, 1709
Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajanus, Emperor Trajan, 53

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Baseball"(Documentary), 1994
"Love is a Many Splendored Thing"(TV), 1967
"Get Smart"(TV), 1965
"The Addams Family"(TV), 1964
"Wagon Train"(TV), 1957
"The Paul Winchell Show"(TV), 1950
"Johnny Belinda"(Play), 1940
"Strictly Dishonorable"(Play), 1929
"Disraeli"(Play), 1911

Today in History:

Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and final voyage, 1502
Ft. Ticonderoga, NY opens, 1755
The British capture Quebec City, 1759
John Harris builds the first spinet piano in the US, 1769
President Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building, 1793
Royal Opera House in London opens, 1809
A horse beats the first US made locomotive, near Baltimore, 1830
Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City; the store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", 1837
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is first published, 1842
First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times, 1851
Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition to Yellowstone, 1870
The banking firm of Jay Cooke & Co. in Philadelphia declares bankruptcy, which starts the Panic of 1873 and a severe economic depression, 1873
The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time, 1879
Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination, 1885
In appreciation for all she had done for the tribe, Harriet Maxwell Converse, adopted as a member of the Seneca tribe, is made a chief of the Six Nations Tribe at the Tonawanda Reservation, 1891
Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment, 1895
A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong, 1906
The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I, 1914
The Netherlands gives women the right to vote, 1919
The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air, 1927
Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel, 1928
Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate without completing another senator's term, 1948
Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations, 1960
U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in a plane crash, 1961
Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations, 1962
The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations, 1973
Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people, 1974
Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together, 1977
Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (including 1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station, 1980
Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic, 1984
Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations, 1990
ICANN is formed, 1998
The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast, 2009
Chileans celebrate the 200th anniversary oof their independence, 2010
After a large storm that took the roof off of Stadium Southland in Invercargill, 100,000 people in New Zealand are left without water, 2010


  1. Good one! We all try to eat healthy, but with temptations so easy to get and everywhere....

  2. i figured he'd go for a bloody mary. :)

  3. I try to take care of my body but I enjoy food.Maybe I should try your Vegan Gumbo. Would this try my cutting down on my eating. I do the cooking at my house. Maybe that's the problem. LOL.

    Have a wonderful Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. I'm with Boudreaux, except for the okra part...agree more with TexWisgrl.

  5. I can and do eat meatless often. I don't eat much meat in the first place. I was raised on a farm and meat with a huge part of our diet. Go figure.

    I love your jokes. Look forward to them each week. I'm with him...fried okra rocks.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  6. I cut way down on my beef intake and I feel much better. I'm down about 25 lbs over the past year and a half.

  7. Ketchup on my fried okra? Doesn't sound good to me, but I imagine it's great if you're a Southerner.

  8. Boudreaux sounds like Larry the Cable guy :)

  9. I try to eat sort of healthy as much as I can and vegan gumbo sounds great as long as I ain't gotta cook it I hate cooking :-(

    LOL I'm with Boudreaux too haha!

    Have a gumbotastic day :-)


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