Sunday, December 2, 2018

Honest Opinion (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

Grandma and i were talking yesterday about medical diagnoses and what happens when someone thinks the situation is worse than it is.  (The subject came up while watching one of those veterinarian shows, a patient was convinced the dog was in serious trouble, it was just a small fatty tumor.)

Clothile done be ver' upset, she done gots a call from de traiteur (doctor), an' since she not be home, Tee done take de message.  He say he t'ink dere be sum'pin' wrong an' dat she gots to go back.

Well, Clothile done run herse'f back to town, an' she go in a big hurry in de door an' wit'out even lookin' 'round she yell, "Doc, tell me what be wrong wit' me!"

De man in de office look up an' he say, "I see dere be t'ree t'ings.  Firs' you be needin' lose 20 pound.  Den, you need use you half dat much o' de make-up.  An' fin'ly, I be a artis', not de doc, he be nex' door!"


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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.  

Some of Grandma's work, her Christmas decorations, and she is still working on fairy gardens:










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Today is:

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

Chichibu Yomatsuri -- Chichibu shrine, Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, Japan (one of Japan's most impressive night parties; through tomorrow) 

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

Festival of the Finger Stalls -- Fairy Calendar

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)

Good Neighborliness Day -- Turkmenistan

Hanukkah -- Judaism (Festival of Lights; begins at sundown, through sundown Dec. 10)

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery -- UN

National Day -- Myanmar

National Day -- Laos; United Arab Emirates (trad.)

National Fritters Day

National Mutt Day -- US (because mixed breeds need an extra chance) 

Oshiroi Matsuri -- Fukuoka, Japan (Face Paint Festival, to ask for good harvest next year)

Safety Razor Day -- the first disposable razor blades were patented by King Gillette this day in 1901

Special Education Day -- US (anniversary of the first US special education law in 1975)

St. Bibiana's Day (Patron of epileptics, mentally ill people, single laywomen, torture victims; against epilepsy, hangovers, headaches, insanity, mental illness; and, appropriately considering the aforementioned list, Los Angeles, CA)

Walter Plinge Day -- UK (the British equivalent to George Spelvin, a name used to disguise the fact that an actor is playing more than one part in a production, but Walter was based on a real pub owner who was generous to actors)

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)


Birthdays Today:

Britney Spears, 1981
Nelly Furtado, 1978
Monica Seles, 1973
Lucy Liu, 1968
Randy Gardner, 1958
Dennis Christopher, 1955
Dan Butler, 1954
Stone Phillips, 1954
Cathy Lee Crosby, 1948
T. Coraghessan Boyle, 1948
Gianni Versace, 1946
William Wegman, 1943
Julie Harris, 1925
Maria Callas, 1923
Randolph Hearst, 1915
Charles Ringling, 1863
Georges Seurat, 1859


Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug(Film), 2013
Naked Gun(Film), 1988
"Mystery of Edwin Drood"(Musical), 1985
"Imus in the Morning"(Radio), 1961
Dancing Lady(Film), 1933 (first appearance of Fred Astaire)
"The Adventures of Charlie Chan"(Radio), 1932
Model A Ford, 1927 (first sold on this date, for $385)
"Sie Versunkene Glocke/The Sunken Bell"(Hauptmann play), 1896
"Samson et Dalila/Samson and Delilah"(Saint-Saens opera, Op. 47), 1877
"La Favorite/The Favorite"(Donizetti opera), 1840


Today in History:

The University of Leipzig opens, 1409
Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in what became the United States, 1763
Napoleon defeats the Russians and Austrians at Austerlitz, 1805
The first Savings bank in the US opens, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, 1816
US President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine", 1823
US President James K. Polk declares it is the "Manifest Destiny" of the US to expand into the West, 1845
Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the US, in NYC, 1867
King Camp Gillette patents the safety razor, 1901
Pu Yi (Hsuan-T'ung) became China's Last Emperor at age 2, 1908
Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A, 1927
A team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, 1942
Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan, 1947
The Granma yacht reaches the shores of Cuba's Oriente province and Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and 80 other members of the 26th of July Movement disembark to initiate the Cuban Revolution, 1956
Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates, 1971
Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state, 1988
A coalition led by Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins the first free all-German elections since 1932, 1990
The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive, 1999
NASA announces finding an arsenic based life form on Earth, 2010
Taxi service company Uber expands its presence in Latin America by partnering with Carlos Slim's cell phone company America Movil to place the Uber app on mobil phones throughout Mexico, 2014

9 comments:

  1. Love Grandma's work.
    The artist gives pretty good advice too.

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  2. We decorated our tree yesterday with the twins. It's only a small tree so their nimble little fingers were just the thing to get the decorations on.

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  3. Did someone say "fritters"?!?

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  4. Fun ~ love the Cajun jokes ~ and pretty Xmas decorations!

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

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  5. Nice old-fashioned ornaments. Nothing that nice around here.

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  6. Thank God, that's all that there was. I thought there was something really wrong.
    Enjoy your Sunday Mimi. See ya.


    Cruisin Paul

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  7. The Cajun lingo/speech patterns are excellent. Could almost hear one speaking.

    My favorites are Horn Blowing Day and National Special Education Day (As a teacher, I have known many students.)

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  8. Such pretty, pretty Christmas decorations!

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  9. That is funny. :) Very pretty ornaments, thank you for sharing.

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