Sunday, March 12, 2017

Silly Sunday: Full of Hot Air

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Yesterday was a great day visiting with Grandma and Grandpa.  Uncle P and Ms. E came for lunch and i found out they are getting married this summer.

It's going to be a very small wedding, and she wants to go on a hot air balloon ride across the country for their honeymoon.  He says no way, he knows Grandma wants him to outlive her!

Boudreaux had him a hot air balloon fo' a while.  He love to be up dere, no fussin' from de family, jes' peace an' quiet.

One day, he be enjoyin' de quiet too much an' he get him lost.  He see a man in de field below an' he go down an' ax, "Monsieur, do you know where I be?"

An' de man say, "You be in a balloon about t'irty feet in de air!"

So Boudreaux say, "You mus' be de IT guy!"

"Oui," say de man, "how you know dat?"

"I know 'cause what you say be technically right, but it don' he'p me none!" Boudreaux tell him.

"Well, den, you mus' be in sales," de man on de groun' say.

"Oui," say Boudreaux, "an how you know dat?"

"Mais, it be easy!" he say.  "You don' know where you is or where you goin', but you expect me to he'p, an' even though you be in de same position as you was five minute ago, now you t'ink it be de IT guy's fault!"

Today is:

Alfred Hitchcock Day -- some internet sources say March 8, and no one knows who picked either day, but he is worth celebrating

Arbor Day -- China; Taiwan

Butter Lantern Festival -- Tibet (the final celebration of the Tibetan New Year)

Daylight Saving Time -- if your area is observing this, it switched over at two o'clock this morning; if you are just finding this out, you are already late!
     Check Your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monixide Detectors Day -- make sure the batteries are fresh and that they are in good working order

Donkey Appreciation Day -- formerly celebrated, but the lowly donkey is no longer as indespensible as he was; if you share my fondness for beasts of burden, celebrate it anyway

Girl Scouts Birthday -- US

Huddling of Fairies of the Third Flight -- Fairy Calendar

Kronprinsessans Namnsdag -- Sweden (Name Day of HRH Crown Princess Victoria, the Heir Apparent; an official flag day)

Lesser Eleusinian Mysteries -- Ancient Greek Calendar (three day festival, dates approximate; celebrates the marriage of Kore and Dionysos)

Martyrdom of Hypatia of Alexandria -- in 415, she was murdered for the three crimes of being intelligent, female, and pagan

National Baked Scallops Day

National Day -- Mauritius (anniversary of independence in 1968)

Plant a Flower Day -- sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation; now's a good time to give wildlife friendly perrenials a head start, starting them indoors if you have to 

St. Gregory the Great's Day (Patron of choir boys, educators, masons, musicians, popes, schoolchildren, singers, stonemasons, stone cutters, students, and teachers; England; Kercem, Malta; Legazpi, Philippines; Montone, Italy; San Gregorio nelle Alpi, Italy; West Indies; against gout and plague)
     note that Pope St. Gregory is also celebrated on Sept. 3, the date he was elected pope
     Graekarismessa (Mass of St. Gregory) -- Torshavn, Faroe Islands (traditional day on which the oystercatcher, their symbolic national bird, returns)
     Gregoru Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (Gregory's Day, similar to groundhog day for weather prediction)

St. Seraphina's Day (Patron of the disabled and handicapped, and of spinners)

World Day Against Cyber Censorship -- sponsored by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International

World Folk Tales and Fables Week -- encouraging all people to explore the cultural background and lessons learned from folk tales, fables, myths, and legends from around the world; originally sponsored by Language Lizard 

World Glaucoma Week begins -- to expand global awareness of the Silent Thief of Sight 

Youth Day -- Zambia

Anniversaries Today:

Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, 1971
Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman, 1969

Birthdays Today:

Frank Catalano, 1978
Aaron Eckhart, 1968
David Daniels, 1966
Darryl Strawberry, 1962
Marlon Jackson, 1957
Rob Cohen, 1949
James Taylor, 1948
Liza Minnelli, 1946
Al Jarreau, 1940
Barbara Feldon, 1933
Andrew Young, 1932
Edward Albee, 1928
Wally Schirra, 1923
Jack Kerouac, 1922
Gordon MacRae, 1921
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1881
Simon Newcomb, 1835
Charles Cunningham Boycott, 1832
Clement Studebaker, 1821

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Moses und Aaron"(Opera), 1954
"Fervaal"(Opera; d'Indy Op. 40), 1897
"Simon Boccanegra"(Opera), 1857

Today in History:

Martyrdom of Hypatia of Alexandria, philosopher, 415
Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius, 538
Orvieto, Italy, rules it will behead and burn Jewish-Christian couples, 1350
Jews are expelled from Syria, 1496
New Jersey becomes an English colony, 1664
The first steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine, 1755
Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain, 1881
In Vicksburg, Mississippi, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time, 1894
The first main line electric train in UK, from Liverpool to Southport, begins running, 1904
The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States, by Juliette Gordon Lowe, 1912
The foundation stone of the new Australian capital in Canberra is laid, 1913
Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax, 1930
The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism, 1947
The Church of England ordains its first female priests, 1994
Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO, 1999
Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history, 2009
The U.S. Census Bureau reports the world now has 7 billion people, 2012


  1. I have been up in a hot air balloon and I don't think I have the courage for it. Have a lovely day!

  2. Love Boudreaux! THis time he doesn't deliver the punch line.

  3. I like the idea of Donkey Appreciation Day more than I like Daylight Saving Time...

    1. In Arizona we don't do Daylight Savings Time or Donkey Appreciation Day and we voted for Trump.

  4. I'm glad you had a great visit with your Grandma and Grandpa. Weddings are fun too, but the hot air balloon is something I wouldn't want to do.

    I look forward to your jokes every single week. Love this one.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  5. As a hardware technician, I know for sure it is always the IT guy's fault.

  6. Sounded like it was a good visit and LOL @ Grandma wants him to outlive her!

    Have an hotairtastic Sunday :-)

  7. When is the wedding? I want to make sure I can be there. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. I've been up in balloons several times and love it.


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