Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Birthdays and Burglar Alarms and Losing It All, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.  

First and most important, i want to wish many happy returns of the day to my Sweetie!  He is mumblety-mumble (sixty-five!) years old today.

#2 Son wanted to pull a joke on him.  He was going to buy a bunch of those naked blow-up dolls and fill them with helium, and let them lose just as church was getting out to make people think they'd missed "the rapture."  Turns out the dolls are too expensive, but there's a cheaper way to do it.

Years ago, when they were in college, Sweetie and his friend pulled that joke on Brother-in-Law the Mouth by waiting for him to leave the dorm room for a few minutes.  While he was gone, they stripped their clothes off, dropping them right where they stood, and got in the closet.  Brother-in-Law came in and about passed out.

On a completely different topic, Dr. D has decided she is tired of spending money on a storage unit, so we have been whittling at it a bit every week.  She is also getting things out of the house at a faster pace.  Yesterday i was able to take a curio cabinet that she was never going to fix out to the curb.  It was gone in two hours, and i know whoever took it can fix it and enjoy it.

We also finally gave up on getting the old phone working.  She set it up with a Google account and we have no idea which one, because it's none of the ones she currently has.  Yes, she has several email accounts, and i cannot figure out why.  Every time i get them all set up, with the passwords written down, she loses the notebook again.  When she finds the notebook, we can't find the second phone.

Tomorrow i have Ms. R's house again, and i hope they have fixed the lock on the back door.  Last time it couldn't get the door unlocked, so i had to go in through the bedroom door and it set the alarm off.  Mr. K, her husband, was called and told them not to send the police.  Then he came to the house and said, "Please don't tell my wife, she's been after me to get the lock fixed and boy will she fuss if she finds out!"

No, i haven't told her, but i do hope he got the locksmith out.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Buffalo Racing Festival -- Chonburi, Thailand (lots of water buffalo contests, including fancy dress!; through Oct. 4, which is the day of the big race)

Canning Day -- get that harvest preserved!  on the birth anniversary of Nicholas Appert, the French chemist who devised modern canning

Chulalongokorn Day -- Thailand (Rama V Day)

Commemoration of the Paris Peace Agreements of 1991 -- Cambodia

Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle -- Republic of Macedonia

Dia Nacional de la Aviacion -- Mexico (National Aviation Day)

Festival of Forgotten Gods -- so we don't offend anybody, i guess?

Festival of Selket and Ceremony of Thoth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Finding of King Look Under Your Mattress Jubilee -- Fairy Calendar

Information Overload Awareness Day -- we all get bombarded, take stock of how it affects you; sponsored by the Information Overload Research Group      

Liberation Day -- Libya

National Boston Cream Pie Day

National Day / Republic Day -- Hungary

National Mole Day -- US Chemists; from 6:02AM to 6:02PM, in honor of Avogadro's Number  

St. John of Capistrano's Day (Patron of judges, jurists, military chaplains)
    Swallows Depart San Juan Capistrano Day -- after today, in spite of what you think, the natives will tell you that bird is not a swallow

TV Talk Show Host Day -- the way some of them behave, do they deserve a day? Well, I guess everyone is good for something, even if only for being a bad example!  This one is for the birth anniversary of Johnny Carson, who certainly deserves recognition

Ueno Tenjin Matsuri -- Mie, Japan (festival and parade of oni gyoretsu -- demons or ogres -- dating back to the 16th century and said to halt plague, dispel illness, and ward off bad luck; through the 25th)

Urs Festival of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai -- Sindh, Pakistan (the grand three day festival of Sindh, celebrating this famous Sundhi Sufi scholar, mystic, and saint)

Birthdays Today:

Keith Van Horn, 1975
Al Leiter, 1965
Dug Flutie, 1962
Randy Pausch, 1960
Nancy Grace, 1959
"Weird" Al Yankovic, 1959
Martin Luther King III, 1957
Dwight Yoakam, 1956
Ang Lee, 1954
Michael Crichton, 1942
Pele' 1940
Chi-Chi Rodriguez, 1934
Johnny Carson, 1925
Frank Rizzo, 1920
Gertrude Ederle, 1906
Gummo Marx, 1893
Adlai Stevenson, 1835
Nicholas Appert, 1752

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The iPod, 2001
"Shadowlands"(Play), 1989
"Pippin"(Musical), 1972
"Barefoot in the Park"(Play), 1963
Dumbo(Disney animated film), 1941
"The Fred Allen Show"(Radio), 1932
"The Squaw Man"(Play), 1914
"In Old Kentucky"(Play), 1893 (ran for 27 seasons)
"Prince Igor"(Opera), 1890

Today in History:

According to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher and based on the Bible, Creation begins, BC4004
Second Battle of Philippi, Brutus defeated by Octavian and Marc Antony, Brutus commits suicide, BC42
The Jews of Barbados are forbidden from engaging in retail trade, 1668
A revolt is held in Haarlem after a public ban on smoking, 1690
First Jewish prayer books printed in the US, 1760
The Continental Congress approves a resolution barring blacks from the army, 1775
Failed coup against the Emperor Napoleon, 1812
The first plastic surgery is performed, in England, 1814
72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate, 1867
The New Orleans Mint reopens as an assay office, 1876
The First National Horseshoe Throwing Championship is held in Kellerton, Iowa, 1915
The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California, 1929
Husband and wife Dr. Carl Cori & Dr. Gerty Cori are awarded joint Nobel Prizes, 1947
An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time; only 100 were rescued, 1958
A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ends the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Syria, 1973
Emperor Akihito becomes the first Emperor of Japan to stand on Chinese soil, 1992
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement, 1998
Apple unveils the iPod, 2001
The US CDC announces that, if current trends in diet and exercise continue, by 2050 1 of 3 American adults will have diabetes, 2010
To bolster their relationship, China and India sign a new border defense agreement, 2013


  1. A very, very happy birthday to your sweetie. It is one of my blog friend's birthday today too - though she is a tiny smidge behind your sweeties.

  2. Happy birthday to your Sweetie! I hope I won't become that forgetful.

  3. Sweeties and iPods...
    It's a good day to be born!

  4. Happy Birthday to your sweetie from all of us! Hope he doesn't see the dolls!

  5. Mimi,

    Happy Birthday to Sweetie! Next July DH turns 60. I'm going to have to make that a good one. :) I love the giggles you shared. The dog made me smile because I know people just like that. lol I can't wait to get more organized around here but like I said I don't think that's going to happen until we're actual start to move from this place to another. I sure hope that happens next year! Have a pAwesome day, my friend!

  6. Happy Birthday to your sweetie! My hubby will be 65 in January so they are close in age.

  7. Happy Birthday Mimi's Sweetie. 65 is quite and age but I beat him. I'm 69. Wait a minute, I think he beat me. He still has 4 more years extra. LOL See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Fun post and photos ~ great captions ~

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

  9. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Mimi's Sweetie,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Love the phone boondoggle. Must be frustrating to do all that and then have the notebook disappear.

    I hope that lock is fixed. Yikes.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  10. A fun and interesting post...as usual. :)

  11. Great post and a very Happy Birthday to the Sweetie. You all have a great time.

  12. Happy birthday to your hubby. Bet he's glad no crazy jokes were played on him!

    Hope the door lock was fixed for you. It is the worst when you accidentally set off an alarm. So loud. Ugh.

  13. Cake all around!

    Hunters moon, and bologna day. Yup.

  14. Happy birthday to your other half.

    Hope that lock is fixed!

  15. Happy (belated) Birthday to your sweetie! I'm laughing like a 12 year old boy at Son #2's idea to celebrate his dad's birthday... especially since your hubby did the rapture prank back in college! :)

    Good on Dr. D for whittling things down - I need to do that here, too. Got rid of the storage unit years ago, but still have stacks'o'boxes (that used to be in storage) taking up valuable space. I really need to do some serious purging!

    Hope the lock was fixed! :)


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