Sunday, December 30, 2018

New Year? Really? (Cajun Joke) and Temporary Greenhouse (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.

It seems that another year is upon us.  Mostly it just changes the calendar and not a lot else.

Clothile done be axin' Boudreaux, "What goin' be you resolution?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Dere's goin' be another year?  You mean I gots to do it all again?"

Clothile done say, "Boudreaux!  What you be goin' resolve?"

Boudreaux say, "I don' know, you ain't done tole me yet what I be resolvin'!"

Den Clothile say, "Boudreaux, really!  I be goin' try to lose a few pounds, an' I want to know dat you be goin' do somet'in', too."

So Boudreaux say, "I be resolvin' to quit spendin' time wit' people who ax me 'bout my resolutions!"

Clothile shake her head an' ax again, "Boudreaux, you mean you goin' to let me work to make my life better, an' you don' be goin' do nothin'?"

An' Boudreaux say, "I tell you what I be goin' do, I be pickin' up my lef' leg when it be midnight."

Clothile say, "An' what be dat goin' do?"

Den Boudreaux say, "Mais, dat be so I can start de year on de right foot!"

In 2019, may your neighbors respect you, troubles neglect you, angels protect you, and heaven accept you !


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.   

Mr. BA is having me help build the winter greenhouse he puts up each year to keep his plants alive through winter:

Some indoor plants we set out to get rain, and it quit raining!

The walls are thick visqueen, nailed down and abuts the house.

It has a nice, wide door so he can get stuff in easily.

It's a jungle in there!

Preparing the supports for the visqueen on the sides.

Buddy the Shop Cat snoopervised our comings and goings.


Today is:

Araw ni Rizal -- Philippines (commemoration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal in 1896, as well as all victims of the Spanish government during their rule of the Philippines)

Bacon Day -- for those tired of the same old winter holidays, see

Day of the Declaration of Slovakia as an Independent Eccliesiatic Province -- Slovakia

Fairy Frequent Fliers' Awards

Falling Needles Family Fest Day -- gather the family, watch the needles fall from the tree, and have a party; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Feast of the Holy Family -- Catholic Christian

Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute -- internet generated, and i'm not sure i'm up to it

Kwanzaa, Day 5, Nia (Purpose)

Lhosar -- Gurung People of Nepal (sometimes called the Tamu People; Losar is celebrated by the rest of Nepal in February or March)

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day -- shouldn't this be on Jan. 1, to help us get over the indigestion from the night before?

No Interruptions Day -- let people finish up what needs to get done before the New Year at work, and silence the devices at home that keep us from spending uninterrupted time with family 

Sixth Day of Christmas

St. Ruggero of Canne's Day (Barletta, Italy)

Anniversary Today:

The Arroyo Seco Parkway, California's first freeway, opens, 1940
Rutherford B. Hayes (19th US President) marries Lucy Ware Webb, 1852

Birthdays Today:

LeBron James, 1984
Kristin Kreuk, 1982
Eliza Dushku, 1980
Laila Ali, 1977
Tiger Woods, 1975
Sean Hannity, 1961
Tracey Ullman, 1959
Matt Lauer, 1957
Meredith Vieira, 1953
Patti Smith, 1946
Davy Jones, 1945
Concetta Tomei, 1945
Michael Nesmith, 1942
James Burrows, 1940
Del Shannon, 1939
Joseph Bologna, 1938
Noel Paul Stookey, 1937
Sandy Koufax, 1935
Russ Tamblyn, 1935
Bo Diddley, 1928
Jack Lord, 1920
Bert Parks, 1914
Stephen Leacock, 1869
Simon Guggenheim, 1867
Rudyard Kipling, 1865

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Let's Make a Deal"(TV), 1963
"The Roy Rogers Show"(TV), 1951
"Kiss Me, Kate"(Musical), 1948

Today in History:

Hugh Capet, King of the Franks, crowns his son Robert the Pious king and co-ruler, 987
A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city, 1066
Tokyo is hit by an earthquake, about 37,000 die, 1703
The first coffee is planted in Hawaii (Kona), 1817
Gyula, Count Andrássy, of Hungary, issues the Andrassy Note, calling for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms, 1875
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres, 1879
The American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans, 1903
Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy, 1906
The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan, 1906
Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student, 1919
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed, 1922
Japan dedicates the first subway in the Orient (route under 2 miles long), 1927
The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award, 1948
In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record , 1981
Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations, 1993
Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin, 2005
The last roll of Kodachrome film is developed by Dwayne's Photo, the only remaining Kodachrome processor at the time, concluding the film's 74-year run as a photography icon, 2009


  1. What a great idea. And of course Buddy supervised.

  2. Buddy is a lovely cat. Through my life, ginger cats played a big role.

    I wouldn't say "No!" to a bit of winter at present! :)

  3. Now that the rainy season is almost over, my plants will be thirsting for water!

  4. That was a funny story and so darn nice photos too!

  5. Love the 'supervisor, Buddy' ~ sweet ! And what a fun Cajun joke ~ cute!

  6. Cats and dogs make the best supervisors.

  7. LOL your exactly right and nearly all over already then all back to the same.

    LOL @ the Boudreaux joke heheh!

    I liked the photos especially the last one heheh!

    Have a supervisortastic Sunday :-)

  8. Putting up the winter greenhouse! You have some amazing skills and talents.

  9. I love those jokes. They are just the best.

    Love the winter greenhouse. Well done. Whatever it takes to keep your plants alive is a good thing and having Buddy the Shop Cat snoopervise is even better.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥