Sunday, December 4, 2016

Silly Sunday: Depends on what you look for!

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!

Now, about that leak i discussed yesterday.  It happened at the end of the month, at a time when we had more than run out of money.  It was going to be a big deal, coming up with the co-pay for the home warranty when i had two other bills due at the same time.

Then there was a minor miracle.  While deleting old emails that i'd not gotten to, mostly ads, i noticed one from the mortgage company that had the words "escrow rebate" in the subject line.  What?  Turned out they had sent us a check!

The mortgage is automatically deducted every month, and they send us a paper receipt which i file to reconcile at the end of the year when i do the taxes.  So i generally don't open them until January or February.  Checking back to the receipt sent in October, sure enough, there was a check with enough to cover the $75 deductible to pay the plumber and more for one of the other bills!

Boudreaux an' his fam'ly have dem dey own trouble wit' money some time, too.  One time, Tee Boudreaux done lost his contact lens when he be outside wrasslin' wit' Phideaux de Catahoula cur dog.

Tee done spent him a half hour lookin' an' lookin' fo' dat lens, den he come in, hangin' his head, an' confess to his mama, Clothile, "Mamere, I done lost my contact lens, an' I been lookin', an' I cain't find it, an' I know it be expensive, an' I be sorry!"

Clothile not say her a word, she jes' go out dere an' start lookin', an' in five minute she done got dat lens!

"It be a mir'cle!  How you do dat?" Tee ax.

"Mais, it be simple," Clothile say.  "You be lookin' fo' a little piece o' plastic, but I be lookin' for $150!"

Today is:

Adoration Parade -- Branson, MO, US (celebration of traditional values of faith, family, and friendliness)

Christmas to Remember -- Laurel, MT, US (Santa and a live Nativity, parade, fireworks, bazaar, and more)

Day of Shango -- Yoruba/SanterÌa religion (various Carribean islands; ceremony for the Defender against Evil)

Day of the Artisans -- internet generated day to honor all who work

Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day -- created in 2000 by QPC Inc., encouraging recognition of teams that "consistently work extraordinarily well together to produce significant results for their companies or organizations." 

Festival for Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Good Neighborliness Day -- Turkmenistan

Grange Day -- US Grange (Order of the Patrons of Husbandry) founded, 1887

King Tupou I Day -- Tonga

National Cookie Day

National Dice Day -- get together with friends and play a game that involves dice today 

Navy Day -- India; Italy

Rake Leaves into the World's Largest Pile Day -- just so you can jump in, of course

Ribbons and Wrap Day -- according to the Elf Forum, which no longer exists; i'd suggest making sure you have enough now, anyway

Santa's List Day -- he completes the lists today, according to some people; which one are you on?

Second Sunday of Advent -- Christian
     Lighting the Candle of Love

St. Barbara's Day (Patron of ammunition workers/bomb technicians/explosives workers/ordnance workers, architects, armourers, artillerymen, boatment/mariners/sailors/waterman, brass workers, brewers, builders, carpenters, construction workers, dying people, firefighters/fire prevention, fireworks, fireworks manufacturers, fortifications, foundry workers, geologists, gravediggers, gunners, hatmakers/hatters/milliners, martyrs, masons, mathematicians, military engineers, miners, prisoners, safety from storms, saltpetre workers, smelters, stone masons, tilers, warehouses; Amaroni, Italy; Barbara, Italy; Colleferro, Italy; Montecatini Terme, Italy; Paterno, Sicily; Rieti, Italy; Santa Barbara, CA; Syria; Toa Alto, Puerto Rico; against death by artillery, explosions, fire, impenitence, lightning, mine collapse, storms, sudden death)
     A young woman may place the twig of a cherry tree in a glass of water today. If it blooms by Christmas Eve, the girl is certain to marry in the following year.
     Barborka -- Poland (where Barbara is best known as Patron of Miners, thus "Miners' Day)
     Eid il-Burbara -- Lebanon; Palestine; Syria (where Barbara is celebrated with a holiday similar to Western Halloween)

St. Maruthas' Day (Patron of Iran; Persia)

Thai Environment Day -- Thailand

Wear A Beard of Bees Today Day -- a supremely silly internet generated one, if you ask me, and only for the bold and fearless, and not allergic!

Wear Brown Shoes Day -- internet generated, by someone tired of wearing black shoes all the time most likely

Wildlife Conservation Day -- US

Wind Whirling Bacchanalia -- Fairy Calendar

XTERRA Trail Run Series World Championship -- Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, HI, US (the crown jewel of the XTERRA Trail Run series of 60 rigorous, off road races, the world championship run)

Anniversary Today:

Mission Santa Barbara is founded as a Franciscan Mission in California, 1786

Birthdays Today:

Tyra Banks, 1973
Fred Armisen, 1966
Marisa Tomei, 1964
Jozef Sabovcik, 1963
Cassandra Wilson, 1955
Patricia Wettig, 1951
Jeff Bridges, 1949
Dennis Wilson, 1944
Chris Hillman, 1942
Max Baer, Jr., 1937
Stewart Rawlings Mott, 1937
Wink Martindale, 1934
Victor French, 1934
Helen M. Chase, 1924
Deanna Durbin, 1921
Francisco Franco, 1892
Lillian Russel, 1861
Crazy Horse, 1840
Samuel Butler, 1835
Thomas Carlyle, 1795

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Broadway Bound"(Simon play), 1986
"Falcon Crest"(TV), 1981
"Beatles for Sale"(Album), 1964
"Tobacco Road"(Play), 1933
"Whoopee"(Musical), 1928
Ten Commandments(Film), 1923*

Today in History:

Upon the death of Carloman, Karel the Great (Charlemagne), his brother, becomes king of all France, 771
The Syrian harbor city of Saida (Sidon) surrenders to the Crusaders, 1110
After 18 years, the Council of Trent holds its final session, 1563
Father Marquette begins to build the first dwelling in what is now Chicago, 1674
Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, first published, 1791
Britain abolishes the practice of the "suttee" in India, 1829
The American Anti-Slavery Society is founded in Philadelphia by Arthur Tappen and William Lloyd Garrison, 1833
Oliver Hudson Kelley founds The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, (the Grange), 1867
"Boss" Tweed escapes from jail, 1875
The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published, 1881
Lucille Atcherson becomes the first woman legation secretary in the US Foreign sService, 1922
Cecil B. DeMille's first version of The Ten Commandments premiers, 1923*
The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, United States, 1954
Suriname joins the United Nations, 1975
The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched, 1998
An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo, 2006
Political pressure and cyber attacks against WikiLeaks are condemned by Reporters Without Borders
In Koblenz, Germany, nearly 45,000 people wait to return home while bomb squads defuse WWII bombs still hidden under the Rhine River, 2011
In Egypt, a hundred thousand people gather to protest President Morsi's proposed constitutional amendments, 2012
A new island is discovered in the Arctic Ocean's Laptev Sea and initially called Yaya, 2013

*This was the one in which DeMille asked for permission to flood Hollywood Boulevard for the Crossing of the Red Sea scene.  He didn't get permission, but he did it anyway, three times, and all three times, he had to bail his film crew out of jail for it.  He still got the scene the way he wanted it.


Tabor said...

Marvelous how you tied these two together!

Paul Pietrangelo said...

I must be getting old because I didn't get it. But what is new? I rarely get anything. ha,ha,ha. See ya.

Cruisin Paul

Sandee said...

I love it when I figure out I have more money than I thought I had. Wonderful for you.

I always love your jokes. Your real experience and the joke got together very nicely.

Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

pilch92 said...

Great joke and I am so happy that you ended up with enough money.

Cat said...

Most excellent that it covered what you needed! We usually have the reverse, we get a bit of funds ahead, then something breaks... Sigh. That joke is probably more true than some folks would like to admit to... Hee hee.

stephen Hayes said...

How great that you found that check just when you needed it. Terrific!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I wish I could find some unexpected money like that. That was a great joke for today. Mothers know stuff.

LA Botchar said...

Ain't that the truth!!! I drank one of mine once. It's a long story and I don't look good in it at all. Stupidity of youth LOL