Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Random Tuesday is a Fun Tuesday

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Vacation can be both random and  fun, so i’m linking up with Stacy’s Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Tuesday Fun with Sandee of Comedy Plus.

We’ve been having a great time at the beach.  As usual, i take a walk each day at sunrise.  Also as usual, i take along a bag and pick up trash on my walk.  It saddens me that i have to do it, but people will be people.  It’s mostly the usual stuff — bottle caps, plastic bottles, cans, pieces of children’s beach toys, plastic wrappers, cups, etc.

This year, i have found something new — Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.  Now, i have no clue why i am finding Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, entire ones, soaking wet but otherwise obviously unused, on the beach.  Anyway, i’m not so sure i want to know what’s behind that.

Some of my time has been spent under the waterfall, checking the insides of my eyelids for cracks.

In a lounge chair under the waterfall, the best place for eyelid checking.

Sunday was church day at the Flora-Bama Lounge.  They do their best to cover up some of the signs in the area where they meet:

After church, the covers come off.

Still, it is impossible not to know where you are.

“Screw the Cracker, Polly Wants a Cocktail”

The people who run the place have a snese of humor (they must to allow a church to meet there every Sunday morning), and i’m sure the signs in the parking lot confuse some of the patrons who have imbibed a bit more than they should:

Entrance sign pointing, more or less, into the parking lot.

And the exit sign, also pointing into the parking lot!

We spent some time shopping, and one of the funniest things happened to me that i never would have imagined.  At the Hanes store, i decided to try on a sports bra, and i must have really chosen the wrong size.  Once i got into it, i couldn’t get out of it.  Really, i thought i was wrestling an octopus, i got so tangled up.  Sitting down to catch my breath (thank heaven the dressing room had a seat), i was afraid i was going to have to call for assistance and get someone to haul the thing off of me, or cut me out of it.  In my imagination, i could hear the staff spending the next several weeks retelling the story of the crazy lady who couldn’t get herself out of a bra!  

Of course, i didn’t buy that one.

Sweetie has been having trouble with his glasses ever since a screw fell out almost two weeks ago and it was replaced by a not quite right one.  We passed an optical shop where the lady said she didn’t do such repairs, but she recommended one that might.   Sure enough, they had just the right screw to fix it, and only charged $1.10.  

At another store, i found this fun item:

Yes, these flip flops are $57.

Yep, no need to bring a bottle opener with you to the beach, just make sure you have your shoes!


Today is:

Bali Arts Festival -- Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia (a full month of daily performances, handicraft exhibitions, and cultural activities showcasing all Bali has to offer in dance, music, art, food, and more; through July 17)

Crowded Nest Awareness Day -- for those whose problem is the opposite of the Empty Nest, a day to remind you to keep your sense of humor and get support when you need it

Festival of Mut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Ghost in the Machine Day -- the internet holiday that explains everything!

Helsinki Day -- Finland

Independence Day -- Philippines

International Cachaca Day -- the once illegal cocktail now has its own day of celebration 

Loving Day -- US (commemoration of Loving vs. Virginia decision by the Supreme Court which struct down all anti-miscegenation laws) 

Magic Circles Day and Magic History Gathering -- marking the founding of The Magic Circle, a society of amateur and professional magicians   

National Jerky Day -- begun a couple of years ago, possibly by one of the jerky manufacturers (no one can track it down, sounds suspicious to me)

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Petit Jean Antique Auto Show and Swap Meet -- Morrilton, AR, US (sponsored by the Museum of Automobiles in Morrilton, and the place to be if you love old cars; through Saturday)

Red Rose Day -- found all over the internet, with June 12 as the most common date cited; may have begun with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Australia, which has Rose Days as fundraisers

Russia Day -- Russia

St. Anthony's Eve -- Brazil; Portugal
    Dia dos Namorados -- Brazil (Lover's Day, celebrated on St. Anthony's Eve)

St. Onuphrius' Day (Patron of weavers; Centrache, Catanzaro, Italy)

World Day Against Child Labour -- The UN, Education International and the International Labour Organization; this year, the spotlight is on extending social protection     

World Pet Memorial Day -- some sites say this is always on June 10, others that it's always on the second Tuesday in June, but none can tell us where it came from or who started it that i can find

Birthdays Today:

Frances O'Connor, 1969
Timothy Busfield, 1957
Marv Albert, 1941
Chick Corea, 1941
Jim Nabors, 1932
Anne Frank, 1929
Vic Damone, 1928
George H.W. Bush, 1924
David Rockefeller, 1915
Alexandre Tansman, 1897

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Doctor Doctor"(TV), 1989
Raiders of the Lost Ark(Film), 1981
You Only Live Twice(Film), 1967
Cleopatra(Film), 1963

Today in History:

Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau, 1429
The French begin their colonization of Algeria with the landing of 34,000 troops, 1830
The world's first Fingerprint Bureau opens in Calcutta, India, after the Council of the Governor General approves a committee report that fingerprints should be used for classification of criminal records, 1897
Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor, 1939
Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present, 1942
The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional, 1967
The first man powered flight across the English Channel is performed by Bryan Allen in the Gossamer Albatross designed by Paul MacCready, 1979
At the Brandenburg Gate U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, 1987
Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty, 1990
Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London, 1997
A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to widespread protests, 2009
Ending an extensive study on the wooly mammoth, scientists conclude that they were wiped out by multiple things, including climate change, human hunters, and shifting habitats, 2012


  1. Hooray for finding the right screw - and relatively cheaply too.
    A friend of mine had three children with cystic fibrosis. A dreadful illness.

  2. I've done that with the sports bra, too. Exhausting, isn't it?
    While the flip flops are an interesting concept, that's a whole lotta money for something so off-puttingly unhygenic.

  3. Mimi,

    Your vacation sounds lovely. You had me smiling over your sports bra misadventure. I'm glad you got out of without requiring assistance and further embarrassment. Are you telling me, there's an easier way to open bottles without my toes? Geez, who knew you there was special shoes that can do it! :) We used to have problems with screws backing out of eyeglasses for years until we went to the hingless frames. I love my silhouette eye wear! :) Have a suntastic time!

  4. What a fun time you're having. I too am sorry that you're cleaning the beach each morning, but I'm not surprised. It's so you.

    Love the sports bra part. I laughed out loud. I love sports bras. So comfy. I'll not want to try on the style you chose though.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  5. I am sure you had a wonderful holiday! You are doing a great job helping to keep the beach clean. So sad that people can leave the beach with so much trash! Oh yes, I too had a bad experience trying to get off the sport bra! Can be very embarrassing but thank God, I managed to get the bra off by myself without any assistance.

  6. Oh you had me at sleeping under the waterfall. Sounds like you are enjoying vacation, you lucky dog, er, woman! (And I have done the same thing with a sports bra. Glad you got out of yours too.)

  7. Fun post and photos ~ bringing soul laughter ~

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Alcohol is such a necessary evil for many people. It has torn apart marriages and families! And, yes, I drink!

    So glad your vacation has thus far been most rewarding.

  9. Thank you for the chuckle about the bra :)
    I will stick with my $2 flip flops from Old Navy .

  10. Wowzers, that's a lot of money for flip flips!
    Glad you're enjoying your vacation. I'd love being by that waterfall.

  11. Vacation sounds fun. Looking forward to ours!

  12. Sounds like you're having a fun time during your vacay. Good for you.

    I had a similar sports bra experience, but with a halter top. As to the expensive flip flops, I'll pass on sand-ridden, over-priced sandals coming anywhere near my adult beverage. I got a chuckle over Polly wanting a cocktail. That's my kind of parrot ;)

    So glad you're enjoying your days in the sun. You deserve it :)


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