Thursday, January 10, 2019

Don't Quit Your Day Job (Six Sentence Story) and Holidays Hang On (Good Fences)

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"I have a new joke to tell at the comedy club tonight!"

Okay, I'll bite, try it.

"Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux be done travelin', an' dey be tryin' get on de plane wit' a dead 'dillo[armadillo].  

Dey be axed, "Would you like to check that as luggage?" 

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, no, cher, c'est carrion!"

You need new material.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Material.      


Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.     

It can take a while to get in the mood to take down Christmas:

Picture taken yesterday.


Today is:

Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival -- Chicago, IL, US (18th annual, celebrating the best in local and national sketch comedy; through the 2oth)

Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)

Majority Rule Day -- Bahamas

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me!;)

Sinulog -- Cebu City, Philippines (a very colorful ten day festival about the pagan origin of the people, and their acceptance of Roman Catholicism; the Grand Parade, highlight of the festival, is on the 20th)

St. Peter Orseolo's Day

Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it

The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar

Ultimate Fishing Show -- Detroit, MI, US (through Sunday)

Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day, with a huge festival in the seaside town of Ouidah)

Where's The Beef? Day -- the Wendy's slogan premiered this day in 1984

Winterskol -- Aspen, Colorado (Aspen's annual "toast to winter", through Sunday)

Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of WritersDigest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands weds Pieter van Vollenhoven, 1967
UN General Assembly first meeting, 1946
Uniform Penny Post (the reformed postal system) starts in the UK, 1840

Birthdays Today:

Pat Benatar, 1953
Bonnie Hellman, 1950
George Foreman, 1949
Rod Stewart, 1945
Jim Croce, 1943
Sal Mineo, 1939
Bill Toomey, 1939
Gisele MacKenzie, 1927
Johnnie Ray, 1927
Paul Henreid, 1908
Ray Bolger, 1904
Robinson Jeffers, 1887
Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)
Mary Ingalls, 1865
George Washington Carver, 1864
Charles Ingalls, 1836

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Masterpiece Theater"(TV), 1971
"That Was The Week That Was"(TV, US version), 1964
"Finian's Rainbow"(Musical), 1947
"Arsenic and Old Lace"(Play), 1941
"Pete the Tramp"(Comic strip), 1932
"Street Scene"(Play), 1929
"Rosalie"(Musical), 1928

Today in History:

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776
Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810
Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845
The first underground railway opens in London, 1863
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870
The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901
The League of Nations is established, 1920
The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984
Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011
Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts again, with pyroclastic flows streaming down the volcanic slope, causing the evacuation of about 22,000 people, 2014
Commercial space company SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon 9 rocket, which releases the Dragon cargo ship into orbit to the International Space Station and then returns to Earth with a rough landing, 2015
Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion, 2018


  1. Mimi,

    Cajun humor is hard to follow but not your SSS - good job! :D Oh yeah, it take some of us time to get Christmas all down! We don't do outdoor decorating and I always wondered about folks in colder climates how the managed to get it done. I can't even imagine how awful that has to be to do! It's so frigid in East Tennessee this morning. It's currently 28º but it'll drop a few more degrees before the sunrises. Have a good day and keep warm!

  2. I like this one, I obviously shouldn't be at your comedy club :) We have got christmas decorations down, did it on the 6th but have left up some of the fairy lights because they brighten up the gloomy January weather here. Happy new Year!

  3. My friend Tish is wild about Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux. I'll have to send her this one.

  4. That was fun, now I'll carry on with my snooze!

  5. Bwahahahahahahaha. I love your Cajun jokes. A. Lot.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  6. Fun Cajun humor and lovely holiday fence photo ^_^

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

  7. Love 'Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux'

  8. I would bet taking down Christmas decorations are bitter sweet. I wouldn't know, though.

  9. That was cute :) We brought the outdoor decorations in, but the tree is still up :)

  10. That was a fun post. We never had outdoor decorations, so no trouble at all taking them down. Have a great Weekend.

  11. They have made that fence very pretty. Have a a great weekend


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