Sunday, August 13, 2017

Silly Sunday: The Water Tastes Funny

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Yesterday i went to see Grandma and Grandpa.  The housekeeper came this past week, so all is well.

As i was leaving, Grandpa smiled and said he was going to go mix himself a drink.  He likes to make himself a drink in the evenings, he says his doctor told him it's good for him to have one a day.  It's funny how Grandpa, also a doctor, only listens to his own doctor if it's something he wants to hear.

Boudreaux be talkin' wit' him petit-garçon (grandson), François, an' François say, "You know what I like bes' ' bout you, Grand-père?"

An' Boudreaux ax, "What dat be?"

An' François say, "I like bes' when you get real funny in de even'in' when you drink dat water wit' de olives in it!"

Today is:

Anniversary of Snick-Snacker's Right Foot -- Fairy Calendar

Day of Battle between Horus and Set; Aset gains the Horns of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Don't Wait, Celebrate! Week -- 2nd full week of August each year; because spontaneous and frequent celebrations are good for you, says Patty Sachs 

Fathers' Day -- Samoa; Tokelau (a public holiday in both countries, with a day off tomorrow)

Festival of Aventine Diana / Nemoralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (commemoration of the dedication of her temple; celebrated between now and the 15th, and rededicated as the Festival of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin after Christianization)

Festival of Xocotl Huetzi -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (first fruits of harvest festival; date approximate, but two weeks around the end of August)

Independence Day -- Central African Republic(1960)

International Left-Hander's Day -- sponsored by Lefthanders International 

Joust of the Quintana -- Ascoli Piceno, Italy (reenactment of a medieval jousting tournament)

Lao Issara -- Laos (Day of the Free Laos)

Lesser Festival of Flora -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Melon Day -- Turkmenistan (the country that really loves its muskmelons

National Filet Mignon Day

Obon -- Buddhist (celebration to revere the ancestors; celebrated at different times even within Japan, but usually the biggest dates are in mid-August)

Pakistan Independence Day Parade -- Devon Avenue, Rogers Park, Chicago, IL, US (yes, a Celebration of Pakistan; anything for a party, even another country's Independence Day, right?)

Runic Half Month As begins (the gods)

Rushbearing -- Macclesfield Forest and St. Stephens Church Forest Chapel, Cheshire, England (ancient tradtion of bringing new rushes, plaited in traditional weaves, to carpet the church and keep it warm, always on the first Sunday after Aug. 12)

Skinny Dipping Day -- funny t-shirt:  I no longer skinny dip. I chunky dunk!

St. Cassian's Day (Patron of students and teachers; Brixen, Italy; Comacchio, Italy; Imola, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico)

St. Concordia's day (Patron of nursing mothers and wet nurses)

St. Hippolytus' Day (Patron of horses, prison guards/officers/workers; Bibbiena, Italy)

Wall Day -- anniversary of the day in 1961 that the Berlin Wall began going up; observe it by trying to break down a wall or communication barrier somewhere in your own life

Women's Day -- Tunisia

Birthdays Today

Shani Davis, 1982
Midori Ito, 1969
Quinn Cummings, 1967
Danny Bonaduce, 1959
Dan Fogelberg, 1951
Kathleen Battle, 
Philippe Petit, 1949
Kevin Tighe, 1944
Don Ho, 1930
Pat Harrington, Jr., 1929
Fidel Castro, 1926
George Shearing, 1919
Ben Hogan, 1912
Alfried Felix Alwyn Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, 1907
Alfred Hitchcock, 1899
Bert Lahr, 1895
Annie Oakley, 1860
Lucy Stone, 1818

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Zaire/The Tragedy of Zara"(Voltaire's "Tragedy in Verse"), 1732

Today in History

The English army under King Henry V lands at the mouth of the Seine River, 1415
Tenochtitlan of the Aztecs is conquered by the Spanish, 1521
Tenbun Hokke Disturbance, in which Buddhist monks from Kyoto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto, 1536
John Smith submits the story of Jamestown's first days for publication, 1608
Christiaan Huygens discovers the Martian south polar cap, 1642
Founding of Litchfield, CT, 1651
Marie Antoinette and other French royals are imprisoned by Revolutionaries, 1792
Nat Turner sees the solar eclipse which he interprets as a sign from heaven to begin his ill-fated slave rebellion, 1831
Earthquake in Peru and Ecuador kills 25,000, 1868
Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon", 1889
First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, 1913
Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps, 1918
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is established as a public company in Germany, 1918
The first barbed wire fence that would become the Berlin Wall is erected, 1961
The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker-tape parade in New York, 1969
Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for most the gold medals won by an individual in Olympic history, 2008
Footage of the previously unseen Kawahiva tribe is released; the Kawahiva is an indigenous tribe living in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and is thought to have had very little contact with the outside world, 2013


  1. Good for Grandpa. Noting wrong with having a drink at night. Our Mom does too. Have a super Sunday.

  2. Bwahahahahahahahaha. Sounds like a martini to me. Good one.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

  3. Love your Cajun humor. I hate olives, but I do like the water.

  4. LOL your Grandpa is smart :-)

    LOL @ François yep those Olives make it all worth while heheh!

    Have a siptastic Sunday :-)

  5. Heres to the funny tasting water.

  6. Ha! I wouldn't have taken Boudreaux for a martini man.

  7. Happy Melon Day! I went skinny-dipping in my shower this morning; does that count?

  8. Ha Grandpa. Something to keep the body warm. We all are like your grandpa, choosing to listen what we like. Have a happy new week!


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