Sunday, May 28, 2017

Silly Sunday: Fear of Flying

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As noted before, our vacation is coming up soon.  Grandma and Grandpa are part owners of a condo on a Florida beach, and so that's where we go.

Someone i was talking to at work the other day asked me if we fly for vacation, and no, we don't.  It's not that far of a drive, and i am terrified of flying, anyway.

Boudreaux be on a flight wit' de Cajun Airlines a while back, an' he be sittin' by dis jolie fille (pretty young lady).  It be her firs' time flyin', an' he can see she be scared.

Den dey hit dem some turbulence, an' de plane be goin' up an' down an' side to side, an' she jes' look so mizerble dat Boudreaux say, "If you be dis scare, you can hold my hand!"

An' she look at Boudreaux, who be him 'bout old 'nough to be her père, an' she lean back an' say, "Mais, no, I don't be dat scared!"

Today is:

Araw ng Watawat -- Philippines (Flag Day)

Arbor Day -- Aston-on-Clun, Shropshire, England (a Poplar tree in town is decorated and left that way year round; probably associated with Oak Apple Day)

Armed Forces Day -- Croatia

Cape May Music Festival -- Cape May, NJ, US (world class music performances of many genres; through June 15)

Contemplate Your Vicissitudes Day -- no, i still don't know who thinks up this stuff, i can think of much better things to contemplate, thank you

Day of Pin-Hiding and Button-Losing -- Fairy Calendar

Downfall of the Dergue Day/National Day -- Ethiopia

Duanwu -- China (Dragon Boat Festival; the actual festival day this year is Tuesday, but the offical holidays begin today)

Indianapolis 500 -- Indianapolis, IN, US (the world's single largest one day sporting event)

Mother's Day -- Algeria; Dominican Republic; France; French Antilles; Haiti; Madagascar; Mauritius; Morocco; Senegal; Sweden; Tunisia

National Brisket Day

National Hamburger Day

Palio Dei Balestrieri -- Gubbio, Italy (the last Sunday of May always sees a medieval crossbow contest between the town of Gubbio and the town of Sansepolcro, with medieval costumes and arms)

Republic Day -- Armenia; Azerbaijan

Slugs Return From Capistrano Day -- where they spent the winter, so don't go out on the patio barefoot until the first frost; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

St. Bernard of Montjoux's Day (Founder of Alpine hospices; Patron of Alpinists, the Alps, mountain climbers, mountaineers, skiers, and travellers in the mountains)

Whooping Crane Day -- US (birth anniversary of the first crane born in captivity; because those born in captivity refused to breed after they grew up, the attempt to restore numbers this way was discontinued, but these are beautiful birds worth saving)

Women in Trousers Day -- US (on this day in 1923, the US Attorney General announced his determination that it was indeed legal for women to wear trousers anywhere)

World Hunger Day -- The Hunger Project 

Anniversary Today:

Amnesty International is founded, 1961
Sierra Club is founded, 1892

Birthdays Today:

Joseph Cross, 1986
Carey Mulligan, 1985
Jesse Bradford, 1979
Sicily Yoder, 1969
Kylie Minogue, 1968
Glen Rice, 1967
Christa Miller, 1964
Sondra Locke, 1947
John Fogerty, 1945
Rudolph Guiliani, 1944
Gladys Knight, 1944
Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie, and Yvonne Dionne , 1934
Carroll Baker, 1931
Barry Commoner, 1917
Ian Fleming, 1908
Jim Thorpe, 1888
Louis Agassiz, 1807
William Pitt, 1759

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Magic Show"(Musical), 1974
"Lock Up Your Daughters"(Musical), 1959
Melody(Disney cartoon film, first ever in 3-D), 1953 
"Zoo Parade"(TV), 1950
"Louisiana Purchase"(Musical), 1940
"Mathis der Maler / Matthias the Painter"(Opera), 1938
"L'Arianna / Ariadne"(Opera), 1608

Today in History:

A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse;this leads to a truce and becomes one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated, BC585
James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI and a Treaty of Everlasting Peace (which lasted 10 years) between Scotland and England is signed, 1503
The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel (it will takes until May 30 for all of the ships to leave port), 1588
In the first engagement of the French and Indian War, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party, 1754
Big Ben is drawn on a carriage pulled by 16 horses from Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the Palace of Westminster, 1859
In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club, 1892
In the Russo-Japanese War, the Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1905
John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll, 1915
The US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers, 1923
The first all color talking picture, "On With the Show", is shown in NYC, 1929
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened, 1937
Neville Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister, 1937
The women of Greece are given the right to vote, 1952
The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed, 1964
Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States, 1975
Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations, 1993
NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance, 2002
The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars, 2002
The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty, 2008

'Le Monde' reports the Assad regime in Syria continues to use chemical weapons, 2013


  1. So i think tou are going to upload some photos from Florida. I like flying.. but I undestand some don't like

  2. Bwahahahahahahaha on the joke. There's scared and then there is scared.

    I'm going on vacation with you. Well virtually.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  3. If possible, I would avoid flying. I prefer travelling by train or car.

  4. Aww! Boudreaux was only being kind heheh!

    I hate flying too it makes my arms tired ;-)

    Have a tanfastic Silly Sunday :-)

  5. I love your cute Sunday stories! :-) I used to love flying places years ago, they have now made the check-in process so complicated and stressful that it's not much fun, and you have to be there too early to get thru the line in time. It is my opinion that the bad guys will find a way to cause problems no matter what safeguards are put in place, but I'm not sure that I am any more safe on the highways with inattentive drivers on cellphones! I love road trips though, and with a destination like a condo in Florida, that sounds like the perfect drive! :-)

  6. I do not mind flying but I also do not mind staycations either.

  7. Love your joke. I am NOT a fan of flying and probably would be that scared.


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