Sunday, December 3, 2017

That's Heavy, Man (Silly Sunday)

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Sometimes the oddest things happen when your job is cleaning people’s houses and offices.  This past week, when i was at Ms. V’s house, i was emptying her mildly disabled adult son’s garbage can as i always do, and the bag was very heavy.  As i tried to lift it out of the can ii said to myself, what’s he got in here, a bowling ball?

Guess what.  The old bowling ball in his closet, torn up and unusable, had rolled out in Ms. V’s presence as she tried to bring order to his chaos one time too many, and he actually did have a bowling ball in there.

Back in de day, Boudreaux be thumbin’ a ride, carryin’ his suitcase an’ a backpack.  An old farmer in de mos’ run-down truck you ever did see stop an’ say, “Git in an’ I’ll take you to de nex’ town.”

“Merci!” Boudreaux say, an’ he put de suitcase in de back o’ de truck.  Den he get in, an’ he still gots his backpack on.

“Fils [son],” say de farmer, “why you don’ take of de backpack an’ git comf’able?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Mais, I don’ mean no disrespec’, but I don’ know dat dis ol’ truck can carry my heavy suitcase an’ de heavy backpack, so I be’s gonna carry it myself!”

Today is:

Adoration Parade -- Branson, MO, US (celebration of traditional values of faith, family, and friendliness)

Advocate's Day -- India

Christmas to Remember -- Laurel, MT, US (Santa and a live Nativity, parade, fireworks, bazaar, and more)

Clerc-Gallaudet Week begins -- celebrating the pioneers in education for the deaf

Day of Remembrance for Bogatir (Great hero) Svatogor -- Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar

Fairy and Goblin Taunt-and-Tease Saturnalia -- Fairy Calendar

Festival for Bona Dea -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of chastity, fecundity, the earth, and fertility; a women's festival)

Festival for Serket/Selket -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (scorpion goddess, who healed from their sting; date approximate)

First Sunday of Advent -- Christian (start of the Liturgical Year in the Western Church) related observances
    Lighting the Candle of Hope
    Midwinter Horn Blowing -- rural Netherlands (folkloric custom announcing the birth of Jesus, celebrated through Epiphany)

Full Cold Moon or Full Long Nights Moon (also Black Moon or Death Crone Moon)
    Bitter Moon -- China
    Mangshir Dhanya Purnima -- Nepal (special harvest/farming festival that starts off the month of Mangshir)
    Nattaw Full Moon -- Myanmar
    Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon, or Rose Moon -- Southern Hemisphere
    Unduwap Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka (began sunset yesterday)

Good Neighborliness Day -- Turkmenistan

International Day of Persons with Disabilities -- UN

International Day of the Basque Language

Make a Gift Day -- internet generated, and go ahead, 'tis the season

National Apple Pie Day

National Ice Cream Box Day -- internet generated, for those who love ice cream that comes in the rectangular box, and being the first to dig in

National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day -- be grateful you have one

Pompaia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (procession dedicated to Zeus; date approximate)

Reinvigorate Your Brain by Reading Something Day -- internet generated, and good to do every day, don't you think?

St. Francis Xavier's Day (Patron of African missions, foreign missions, missionaries, navigators, parish missions, Agartala, India; Ahmedabad, India; Alexandria, LA; ) related observance
    San Francisco Javier -- Navarre, Spain (special observances)

Takata no Inoko -- Sakurai, Japan (offerings for peace and good harvests)

Telescope Day -- marking its invention by Galileo in 1621

Tinsel Day -- remember when this stuff used to contain lead?

XTERRA Trail Run Series World Championship -- Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, HI, US (the crown jewel of the XTERRA Trail Run series of 60 rigorous, off road races, the world championship run)

Anniversaries Today:

Illinios becomes the 21st US State, 1818

Birthdays Today:

Alicia Sacramone, 1987
Amanda Seyfried, 1985
Bruno Campos, 1974
Holly Marie Combs, 1973
Bucky Lasek, 1972
Brendan Fraser, 1968
Katarina Witt, 1965
Daryl Hannah, 1961
Julianne Moore, 1961
Julianne Moore, 1960
Rick Ravon Mears, 1951
Ozzy Osbourne, 1948
Jaye P. Morgan, 1932
Jean-Luc Godard, 1930
Andy Williams, 1927
Ferlin Husky, 1927
John Backus, 1924
Nino Rota, 1911
Carlos Montoya, 1903
Joseph Conrad, 1857
Charles Alfred Pillsbury, 1842
Gilbert Charles Stuart, 1755

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Camelot"(Musical), 1960
"Troilus and Cressida"(Opera), 1954
"A Streetcar Names Desire"(Play), 1947
Alka-Seltzer, 1931

Today in History:

Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, 1586
In an uprising over mining licenses, which came to be called the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in what many claim to be the birth of Australian democracy, 1854
The trial of Jefferson Davis starts with the first blacks on a US trial jury, 1868
Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel, 1878
The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine, 1904
Neon lights make their public debut at the Paris Auto Show, 1910
The Quebec Bridge, after almost 20 years of planning and construction, opens, 1917
The first successful Technicolor movie, "Tall of the Sea," premiers in NYC, 1922
Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100, 1948
Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast, 1950
At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human, 1967
Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter, 1973
In one of the worst industrial disasters ever, a methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills thousands and injures hundreds of thousands, 1984
In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries, not including the US, Russia, or China, sign The Ottawa treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines, 1997
XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California, 2005
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces all combat roles in US armed forced will be opened to women, 2015


  1. The joke is funny and so it the bowling ball in the trash can :) Have a great day!

  2. Bwahahahahahahahahaha. Bless his heart. I love your jokes and I hope you keep posting them.

    Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. ♥

  3. The case of the bowling ball and the trash can heheh!

    LOL @ the joke haha!

    Have a bowlingballtastic SS :-)

  4. Dis time Boudreaux not be de brightest bulb in de lamp.

  5. A bowling ball. Ha,ha,ha. Now if that was my bowling ball, mine was a 16 lb ball. When I was young, I had no problem throwing it down the lane but now it falls backwords. ha,ha,ha. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Love your jokes. There aren't enough good jokes around these days!

  7. Great spark , very true. Cute kitty too. Have a nice day! :)


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