Sunday, October 21, 2018

Lack of Vision (Cajun Joke) and Party Plans (Sunday Selections)

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus has quit hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, don't expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes.

One of the best things about my recent "procedure" was that i ended up having a day off work.  Once you've been sedated, you really can't do much for the rest of the day.

Boudreaux done call de boss one day an' say, "Boss, I cain't be comin' in to work today, I done gots me a medical problem."

An' de boss be real concern an he ax, "Boudreaux, what be wrong wit' you?"

An' Boudreaux he say, "Well, I done gots me a vision problem."

Den de boss say, "Oh, no!  Don' tell me dere be somet'in' serious bad wrong wit' you eyes!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, non, it jes' be dat I cain't see myself comin' in to work today!"


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It is now hosted by River at Drifting Through Life.   

Little Girl and Daughter-in-Law Becky wanted to have a party.

It was only eight people, but they had a great time.


Today is:

Apple Day -- U.K. (to inspire local orchard revival and celebrate local varieties)    

Antillean Day -- Bonaire; Curacao; Saba; St. Eustatius 

Armed Forces Day -- Honduras (Dia de las Fuerzas Armadas)

Babbling Day -- an internet generated day for Blatherskites

Caramel Apple Day -- US (leave it to the US to add sugar to a delicious, nutritious snack!)

Count Your Buttons Day -- whoever came up with this one needs to count his marbles maybe?

Egyptian Naval Day -- Egypt

Garbanzo Bean Day

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day

Humble Yourself By Having Your Picture Made Wearing A Bicycle Helmet Day -- no comment

Hurricane Bebe Day -- Funafuti, Tuvalu (commemoration of the destruction by this hurricane in 1972)

Independence Day -- Marshall Islands(1986)

International Day of the Nacho -- Mexico; U.S.

Jailhouse Rock Day -- Elvis' song hit #1 today in 1957

National Nurses Day -- Thailand

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

National Sunflower Day -- South Africa (become a bone marrow donor, no matter where you live)   

Overseas Chinese Day -- Taiwan (Republic of China)

Pastoral Care Week begins -- honoring all clergy who provide spiritual help and care, they need recognition and care themselves; this year's theme is "Hospitality:  Cultivating Time"    

President Ndadaye Day -- Burundi

Reptile Awareness Day -- hooray for snakes and turtles!  and lizards, don't forget lizards, and gators, and...

Respiratory Care Week begins -- recognizing the respiratory care profession and promoting awareness of lung health issues; this year's theme is "Your Breathing Matters"   

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

St. John of Bridlington's Day (Patron against complications in childbirth)

St. Ursula's Day (Patron of educators/teachers, holy death, schoolchildren, students; British Virgin Islands; Catholic education, especially of girls; Cologne, Germany; University of Paris)

Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day

Trafalgar Day -- British Empire (noted, but no longer an officially holiday)

Anniversaries Today:

Juan Peron marries actress Evita (María Eva Duarte), 1945

Birthdays Today:

Jeremy Miller, 1976
Ken Watanabe, 1959
Carrie Fisher, 1956
Benjamin Netanyahu, 1949
Elvin Bishop, 1942
Judge Judy Sheindlin, 1942
Frances Fitzgerald, 1940
Ursula K. LeGuin, 1929
Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford, 1928 
Celia Cruz, 1925
Joyce Randolph, 1925
Dizzy Gillespie, 1917
Georg Solti, 1912
Edwin Myers "Ted" Shawn, 1891
Will Carleton, 1845
Alfred Nobel, 1833
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Butterflies are Free"(Play), 1969
"Orphee aux enfer/Orpheus in the Underworld"(Offenbach operetta), 1858

Today in History:

Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders, 1096
Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg., 1512
Ferdinand Magellen arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean), 1520
Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish Armada under De Oquendo, 1639
First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America, 1774
US Navy frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, launched in Boston, 1797
Battle of Trafalgar, Adm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet & dies, 1805
The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia, 1816
Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England), 1824
Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb, 1879
First transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris, 1915
Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time, 1945
Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun, 1965
The European Patent Institute is founded, 1977
The metre is defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second, 1983
Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz, 2003
The European Parliament awards Cuban Dissident Guillermo Farinas the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, 2010
Kateri Tekakwitha canonized as the 1st Native American saint by Pope Benedict XVI, 2012
The Parliament of Canada confers Honorary Canadian citizenship on women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai, 2013
Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 2014
The Spanish government suspends Catalonia's autonomy in the face of a deepening political crisis over the region's push for independence, 2017


  1. Eight people sounds like the perfect number for a party to me. Glad that they enjoyed it.

  2. I LOVE the "bare bones" welcome sign :)

  3. Mimi, I wasn't ready for that comment at the end of your joke. I laughed out loud some much that my wife thought something had happened to me. I love Boudreaux. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Well, every day is Babbling Day around here so what are my other choices, again? Hmmm... chick peas or cheesecake...
    That isn't really a fair contest, is it?

  5. MOL! That vision problem is the purrfect excuse!

  6. Glad you got through it all OK :-)

    LOL well Boudreaux was only telling the truth heheh!

    That looked like a nice party loved those orange cakes I hope they saved me one haha!

    Have a michaelmyerslesstastic day :-)

  7. fun Cajun joke and party photos are festive!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A CreativeHarbor)

  8. Cute joke. That looks like a fun party :)

  9. Great Party and what a great joke!
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Yeah, I think there must be something wrong with my eyes too… Problem is, there is also something wrong with my bank account. *sigh*


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