Sunday, August 27, 2017

Silly Sunday: Unreasonable

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The visit to Grandma and Grandpa's yesterday was very enjoyable.  Grandpa fussed because Grandma wanted me to vacuum the floors, but i understand why.  Lulu sheds so much you have to vacuum twice a week at least.

Grandpa gave me the football tickets for the season, and i made the chart so the kids could sign up for which games they want to go to.  There was a little give and take, with some wanting to take guests to certain games.  They joked a bit about fighting for certain games, but that wasn't needed at all.  All four of them share nicely when it comes to this.

Tee Boudreaux not be so lucky sometime.  He come home from school one day, an' Boudreaux can see dat Tee done been in a fight.

"Tee, what happen?" ax Boudreaux.

"Pierre done say somet'in' rude 'bout me, an' I challenged him to a duel."

"An' dat li'l Pierre done beat you up?" Boudreaux ax, amazed.

"Well, I done tol' him dat since I challenge him, he get to choose de weapon," Tee say.

"Dat soun' reason'ble," Boudreaux say.

"Mais, dat be what I t'ink, until de weapon he choose be his big brother!"

Today is:

Banana Lover's Day

Be Kind to Humankind Week: Sacrifice Our Wants For others Needs Sunday 

Birthday of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Burning Man 2017 -- Black Rock Desert, NV, US (through Sept. 4; a radical way to celebrate the arts through desert survival and building a 50-foot statue to be burned)

Day Sacred to Consus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of graineries, horses, and mules)

Feast Day of Pan -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Feast of Incandescent Rebellion -- on lots of websites, and supposedly something celebrated in China, but no detail as to what it is really celebrating

Go Topless Day -- US (on the Sunday closest to  Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26, stand up for women's right to go topless in public) 

Just Because Day -- internet generated, enjoy something ordinary you like to do, just because!

National Pots de Creme Day

Notting Hill Carnival -- Notting Hill, London, UK (through tomorrow's August Bank Holiday Monday, the 2nd largest street festival in the world)

Petroleum Day -- on the anniversary of the opening of the first commercial oil well in Titusvilla, PA, US, in 1859, a day set aside to work on figuring out how to do without petroleum

Pony Express Festival -- Hollenberg Pony Express Station, Hanover, KS, US (reenacting life in the 1860's, including a real Pony Express ride)

St. Caesarius' Day (Patron against fire)

St. Monica's Day (Mother of St. Augustine; Patron of abuse victims, alcoholics, difficult marriages, disappointing children, homemakers, married women, mothers, victims of adultery and unfaithfulness, victims of verbal abuse, widows, wives; Bevilacqua, Italy; Mabini, Bohol, Philippines)

"The Duchess" Who Wasn't Day -- birthday of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, who wrote under the pseudonym "The Duchess" and first said, "Beaty is in the eye of the beholder" in her novel, Molly Bawn

Threethousandth Thnork of the Year -- Fairy Calendar

Volturnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of water)

Ziua Republicii -- Moldova (Independence Day, 1991)

Birthdays Today

Sarah Chalke, 1976
Chandra Wilson, 1969
Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens, 1952
Barbara Bach, 1947
Tuesday Weld, 1943
Tommy Sands, 1937
Martha Raye, 1916
Mother Teresa, 1910
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908
C.S. Forester, 1899
Samuel Goldwyn, 1882
Theodore Dreiser, 1871
Charles Gates Dawes, 1865
Hannibal Hamlin, 1809

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Good Sex! with Dr. Ruth Westheimer"(TV), 1984
Mary Poppins(Disney film), 1964
"Prométhée/Prometheus"(Fauré tragédie lyrique), 1900

Today in History

The Persian invasion of Greece is halted with Greek victories in two separate battles, BC479
Koreans battle and prevent Japanese invasion, 663
The first unmanned hydrogen balloom flight reaching 900 m altitude, 1783
Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well, 1859
The shortest war in world history occurs from 09:00 to 09:45 between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar, 1896
Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishes "Tarzan of the Apes", 1912
First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft, 1939
The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA, 1962
Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altikat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1982
The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed, 1993
Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, 2003
Curiosity, the Mars rover, broadcasts its first audio recording of a human voice from the surface of another planet, 2012


  1. Season tickets are great to have. That was a cute joke.Have a nice Sunday!

  2. Ha,ha,ha, " Big Brother " Now that was funny Mimi.
    Have a great Sunday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. Amazing and interesting historical facts like the War with shortest duration of 45 minutes!
    Have a great day!

  4. Glad you had a great visit with your grandparents.

    Way to go on the sharing. Always nice when things work out.

    Love the joke. These are always so funny.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  5. I used to love visiting my grandparents sounds like you got everything sorted heheh!

    Boudreaux never fails to make me giggle :-)

    Have a tickettastic week :-)

  6. Oh no, not the big brother. Hope that turned out all right. You all have a good evening.

  7. Oh dear! Big brother as a weapon!


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