Sunday, November 12, 2017

Supplemental (Silly Sunday)

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Sweetie and i are both blessed in that we do not take a lot of medications for people who have reached our age and stage of life.

We do take some supplements, with Sweetie insisting on taking many more than i do.  He is always running out, and realizing it at the last moment, and so running to the store to replenish one or another.

Every time Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, who has a lot of time on his hands to spend researching the latest, greatest supplement, comes out with another recommendation, they both jump right on the bandwagon.

Thanks, but i will stick to vitamin D, calcium, and a multivitamin with probiotics.

Boudreaux done hear 'bout dat stuff dey call ginkgo biloba, an' dat it suppose to be good for de memory.  Since he be gettin' to de age where he forget stuff more, he done bought some to try.

A couple weeks later he done take it back to de store 'cause dey say if you not satisfied, dey give you de money back.  As he getting his refund, de clerk ax, "Why you be returnin' dis?"

An' Boudreaux say, "It be for improvin' de memory, but it don' work."

De clerk ax, "How you know it don' work?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I keep forgettin' to take it!"

Today is:

A&W Rootbeer Mug Day -- see if you can frost your mug like they did

Birth of Baha'u'llah -- Baha'i

Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, Doctors Day, and Cultural Renaissance Day -- Taiwan

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day -- "Changing the world, one story at a time."

Constitution Day -- Azerbaijan

Dia del Cartero -- Mexico (Postman's Day; postal carriers are shown appreciation with small gifts left in mailboxes)

Fancy Rat and Mouse Day -- the American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association wants you to know these little critters can give you a lot of love 

Father's Day -- Estonia; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden

Journee Nationale Maore -- Comoros (Admission to the UN Day)

Khalkeia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of smiths, associated with Hephaists and Athena; date approximate)

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

National Young Readers' Week -- US, sponsored by Pizza Hut's BookIt! Program and the Library of Congress; listen to a different celebrity read a book each day through the 14th

National Youth Day -- East Timor

Remembrance Sunday -- England

Snakes and Ladders Tournament -- Mirano, Italy (a real life size Gioco dell'Oca [snakes and ladders] game dating back to the Medici period, in which competitors dress in medieval garb as the different areas of the city compete against each other)

St. Emillian's Day (Patron of Spain, finding lost objects)

St. Josaphat's Day (Patron of Edmonton, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; Ukraine)

Tewa Buffalo Dance -- Native American Tewa of the Tesuque Pueblo rites on the feast day of their Patron, San Diego, to honor Mother Earth, Father Sky, the four directions, and the elements; through the 15th

Tree Festival Day -- Tunisia (equivalent to Arbor Day, as well as an agricultural festival)

Triple Crown of Surfing -- Oahu, HI, US (3 separate events, through Dec. 20)

World Pneumonia Day -- because we lose a million children a year to this preventable illness   

Anniversaries Today:

The Arches National Park established, 1971
Ellis Island closes, 1954

Birthdays Today:

Anne Hathaway, 1982
Ryan Gosling, 1980
Sammy Sosa, 1968
Michael Moorer, 1967
David Schwimmer, 1966
Nadia Comaneci, 1961
Megan Mullally, 1958
Neil Young, 1945
Al Michaels, 1944
Wallace Shawn, 1943
Grace Kelly, 1929
Jo Stafford, 1918
Harry A. Blackmun, 1908
Sun Yat-sen, 1866
Auguste Rodin, 1840
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Grand Hotel"(Musical), 1989
"Irma la Douce"(Musical), 1956
"Paint Your Wagon"(Musical), 1951
Song of the South(Disney film), 1946
The first Sunday American-style football game is held in Philadelphia, 1933

Today in History:

Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days starting today, 764
Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament, 1439
Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic, 1847
Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris); he also designed garment that bears his name, 1859
World's Fair in Paris opens, 1900
The first movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon, 1910
Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic, 1905
Robert Scott's diary & body are found in Antarctica, 1912
Austria becomes a republic, 1918
The first underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens, 1927
The first photo of whatever is in Loch Ness is taken, 1933
Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations, 1956
Equatorial Guinea joins the United Nations, 1968
The Comoros joins the United Nations, 1975
The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings, 1980
The Space Shuttle Columbia becomes the first time a manned spacecraft launched into space twice, 1981
Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch, 1990
Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web, 1990
Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems, 2003
The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database is launched on the web and revolutionizes chemical-gene-disease information for research scientists, 2004
Philippine volcano Mount Bulusan erupts again, 2010
The European Space Agency's Rosetta lands the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 2014


  1. Somehow that makes sense to me.

  2. Bwahahahahahahahaha. Love your jokes. Always.

    Have a fabulous and blessed Silly Sunday. ♥

  3. I know someone like that as soon as something new comes out heheh! LOL @ The Mouth

    Joke made me laugh too as always :-)

    Have a supplementtastic day :-)

  4. Ha! Where do you get these jokes? They should be written down in a book.

  5. I think Boudreaux may be on to something here.

  6. Mimi,

    We're blessed with good health, too. We also take daily supplements. While I think many are good for you because you just can't get everything you need from food, there are others I wonder about if they actually do anything. Of course, good ole Boudreaux didn't stand a fighting chance. Maybe if he'd tied a ribbon to his finger as a reminder that would've helped. :D


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