Sunday, November 4, 2018

Electing (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus has quit hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop doesn't mean i'm going to quit telling Cajun jokes.

We are two days out from mid-term elections, and i want to tell you, if you are a citizen of the USA, please exercise your right to cast a free ballot.  There are people around this world who would do anything to have that privilege, so please don't waste it.

Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux done be talkin' 'bout de 'lections while dey be seein' de ad on TV an' Boudreaux say, "Jes' fo' once I'd like to hear me an ad from an honest politician!"

An' Thibodeaux say, "Boudreaux, what you be meanin' by a 'honest politician'?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Well, de honest politician be one dat, once he be bought, he stays bought!"

Den Thibodeaux ax, "Do you t'ink dis one goin' be re-lected?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, he be so crooked, he be going to win by a landscape!"


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.  

Grandma is branching out and has started to catch the rock painting fever.

This does not mean, however, that she's not doing fairy gardens any more.  On the contrary, she's how using painted rocks as fairy houses:


Today is:

Chicken Lady Day -- Miami, FL, US (in honor of The Chicken Lady, whose nonprofit organization helps people get over being "chicken" about public speaking)

Citizenship Day -- Northern Mariana Islands

Community Service Day -- Dominica

Constitution Day/National Day -- Tonga

Daylight Saving Time ends -- Bermuda; Canada (most areas); Cuba; Greenland (some areas); Haiti; Mexico (Baja area); Saint Pierre and Miquelon; The Bahamas; US (most areas)
    National Sleep-In Day -- begun by those who want you to spend the extra hour gained resetting your clocks catching up on your ZZZZ's
    Zero Tasking Day -- spend the extra hour gained when turning the clocks back doing nothing, just practice being

Feast of Qudrat (Power) -- Baha'i

Flag Day -- Panama

Giorno dell'Unita Nazionale e Festa delle Forze Armate and Victory Day -- Italy (National Unity and Armed Forces Day; celebration of the 1918 Treaty with Austria)

Guy Fawkes Eve -- sometimes called Mischief Night in some parts of Australia, UK, and New Zealand, although that is more appropriate to April 30/October 30

Honeymoon Day -- reminisce about your own special trip, on the birth anniversary of Art Carney

King Tut Day -- his tomb was opened this day in 1922

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run -- England (a race composed of only pre-1905 vehicles)

Ludi Plebeii -- Ancient Roman Calendar (public games, through the 17th)

National Candy Day -- guess they're thinking you still have some left over from Hallowe'en

New York City Marathon -- NY, NY, US

St. Charles Borromeo's Day (Patron of apple orchards, bishops, catechists, seminarians, spiritual directors/leaders, starch makers; Joliette, Quebec; Lombardy, Italy; Monterey, CA; Rocca di Papa, Italy; against abdominal pain, colic, intestinal disorders, stomach diseases, ulcers)
    a Bank Holiday in Andorra

Unity Day -- Russia

Will Roger's Day -- especially in OK, US; related observance
    Use Your Common Sense Day -- because "Common sense ain't all that common."

Waiting for the Barbarians Day -- internet generated, and i thought they came and took over a long time ago!

Anniversaries Today:

Taking of the US Embassy in Teheran, Iran -- 1979
Discovery of King Tut's Tomb -- 1922
Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd, 1842
Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange, 1677 (ruled jointly as William and Mary)

Birthdays Today:

Sean "Diddy" Combs, 1970
Matthew McConaughey, 1969
Andrea McArdle, 1963
Ralph Macchio, 1962
Jeff Probst, 1962
Kathy Griffin, 1960
Markie Post, 1950
Laura W. Bush, 1946
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1946
Loretta Swit, 1937
Doris Roberts, 1930
Martin Balsam, 1919
Art Carney, 1918
Walter Cronkite, 1916
Will Rogers, 1879
Augustus Montague Toplady, 1740 (wrote the hymn "Rock of Ages")

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Crimes of the Heart"(Henley play), 1981
"One Man's Family"(TV), 1949
"Prince Igor"(Borodin opera), 1890
Symphony No. 1 in C minor(Brahms Op. 68), 1876

Today in History:

The Flood of the Arno River causes massive damage in Florence, Italy, 1333
Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier, 1429
Thomas Wolsey, English cardinal, arrested, 1529
Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria, 1783
The Erie Canal is completed with Governor DeWitt Clinton performing the Wedding of The Waters ceremony in New York Harbour, 1825
Benjamin Palmer patents an artificial leg, 1846
Dentist John Beers of San Francisco patents the gold crown, 1873
Tonga adopts a constitution, 1875
James Ritty patents the cash register, to combat the pilfering of the till by the bartenders in his Ohio saloon, 1879
London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell, 1890
The Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria (Fatherland Altar) in Rome, 1921
Nellie Tayloe Ross is elected the first female US State governor, in Wyoming, 1924
The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio, 1955
Two-thirds of Florence, Italy is submerged as the River Arno floods; together with the contemporaneous flood of the Po River in northern Italy, this leads to 113 deaths, 30,000 made homeless, and the destruction of numerous Renaissance artworks and books, 1966
Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life, 1970
The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the oil crisis, as the highways are deserted and are used only by cyclists and roller skaters, 1973
First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web, in San Francisco, 1994
Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Orthodox Israeli, 1995
Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing a pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress, 2002
Barak Obama is elected President of the United States, 2008
In Australia's Northern Territory in the lands of the Jawoyn people, archaeologists discover what is believed to be the world's oldest example of a stone ax, estimated at 35,500 years old, 2010
The body of the last missing victim is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, during its dismantling in Genoa, 2014
Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, becomes the first African-American Senator from the south since the Reconstruction, 2014
Justin Trudeau is sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and women, 2015
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns in a shock TV broadcast from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, amid concerns he is being forcibly detained, 2017


  1. She is sooo talented. I love painted rocks and have seen some beauties featured here in the blogosphere.

  2. MOL! Those sound like South Carolina politicians!

  3. Sad on the honest politicians. They sure do get rich though. Insider trading is okay for them, but not for the rest of us. Oh well. We always vote here.

    I love the painted rocks even better than the gardens. Adorable.

    Have a blessed Sunday. ♥

  4. Good advice, I get so annoyed when people don't vote then moan about the outcome lol

    Boudreaux always cracks me up heheh!

    Loved those painted rocks aka PR's heheh!

    Have a votetastic week :-)

  5. Cajun joke is great ~ fitting for the times too! And your rock painting! lovely work!

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

  6. Those painted rocks are just terrific. You all have a great day.

  7. My only complaint about crooked politicians is I can't afford to buy one.

  8. I simply love the painted rocks - so much so that I'm thinking of having a go myself!

  9. Hi there Mimi. I hope that the American people get to enjoy their right to vote. As a Canadian I voted a month ago in my town and I voted who I thought would do the best. Now that it is done, I'll just wait to see what happens. Good luck USA.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. Cute joke :) We always vote, usually cancel each other out though.Nice painted rocks. She should join the #kindnessrocksproject where you paint them and write that on the back then leave them in places for people to find. You can report online where you put them and where found. I have done that with a few rocks.

  11. I'm all for spending that extra hour sleeping!

  12. Great idea and hobby to use painted rocks for her fairy gardens.

  13. I'm so impressed with your grandma! Love the rocks as fairy houses :)