Sunday, February 24, 2019

Anonymous (Cajun Joke) and Gardens Again (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.

The other night i had one of those "back in school" dreams, the kind you never want to have, where you are taking a test for a class you forgot you had and never attended.

Tee Boudreaux be in school an' de professor done say he not goin' take any test dat come in late.  Well, o' course Tee be de las' one finish de test, an' by de time he get up to de desk, de professor done tell him, "I said I would not take any late papers!"

So Tee ax him, "Mais, do you know who I am?"

An' de professor say, "No!"

An' Tee say, "Good!" an' pick up some o' de tests dat be on de desk, cram his'n in de middle o' de stack, an' run out de door!


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.       

In recent years it has been hosted by River at Drifting Through Life, although she may still be on her blog break.  Elephant's Child has been hosting for River, but may also be on break at this time.

Once i get into a habit, it's hard to break (as can be noted by my Sunday jokes), and i have some photos of Mr. BA's garden from yesterday.

My job was to clear the weeds: 

After putting my plant killing skills to work:

Clover has a bulb that you have to dig up so it won't grow back:

Bees love the clover flowers, and while i did get two beds cleared out, thee are still plenty of flowers, and a bee blessed me with a visit:

Finally, the azaleas are starting, and it looks like it's going to be a good year:


Today is:

Amun in the Festival of Raising Heaven -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Dragobete -- Romania (lover's day, and the day birds choose a mate, also considered by locals as the first day of spring)

Edo Nagashi Bina -- Sumidagawa River, Japan (ritual to wish for children's good health by washing the sins of the body away)

Flag Day -- Mexico

Giving of Shoes -- Fairy Calendar

Goa Month begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (month of the goddess Goa, personified as the daughter of Old Man Winter; as last month greeted her father well, greet her kindly, too, for an easy weather month)
    Konudagur -- Housewife's Day (just as the first day last month honored husbands, this month the wife is greeted with either coffee or flowers)

Gregorian Calendar Day -- Gregory XIII issued the Papal Bull requiring Roman Catholics to adopt his calendar reform on this day; the effective date of adoption was to be Oct. 4, 1582

Iseseisvuspaev/Independence Day -- Estonia(1918)

Mystic Krewe of Barkus Parade -- NOLA, US (The French Quarter goes to the dogs, and some cats as well, all to benefit animal nonprofits)

National Artist Day -- Thailand

National Tortilla Chip Day

N'cwala -- Zambia (Thanksgiving festival, celebrated with traditional dance, music, and specially brewed beer)

Nylon Toothbrush Day -- the first ones went on sale this date in 1938

Obnoxious Day -- probably started as a joke, the only ones who benefit from this day are the ecard companies

Regifugium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (flight of the king)

St. Æthelberht of Kent's Day (first Christian King of the Anglo-Saxons; some have his day listed tomorrow instead)

Anniversaries Today:

Hadassah is founded, 1912
Western Washington University is established, 1899
The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America, 1893

Birthdays Today:

Billy Zane, 1966
Kristin Davis, 1965
Eddie Murray, 1956
Paula Zahn, 1956
Steven Jobs, 1955
Alain Prost, 1955
Helen Shaver, 1951
George Thorogood, 1950
Edward James Olmos, 1947
Rupert Holmes, 1947
Barry Bostwick, 1945
Joe Lieberman, 1942
James Farentino, 1938
Renata Scotto, 1937
Michel Legrand, 1932
Mark Lane, 1927
Stephen Hill, 1922
Abe Vigoda, 1921
Chester W. Nimitz, 1885
Honus Wagner, 1874
Winslow Homer, 1836
Wilhelm Karl Grimm, 1786
Ibn Battutah, 1304
Emperor Toba of Japan, 1103

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Peer Gynt"(Play), 1876
"Rinaldo"(HWV 7), 1711
"L'Orfeo"(SV318), 1607

Today in History:

St. Francis of Assisi, age 26, receives his vocation in Portiuncula, Italy, 1208
In the first imperial coronation by a pope,Charles V is crowned by Clement V, 1530
Pope Gregory XIII, by decree, institutes what is now known as the Gregorian Calendar, correcting the older Julian Calendar, 1582
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance, 1607
The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, 1711
The US Supreme Court first declares a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison), 1803
London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute, 1804
The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West, 1831
William Otis of Pennsylvania patents the steam shovel, 1839
The first parade to have floats is staged at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1868
Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached, 1868
The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries, 1875
China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty, 1881
Chicago is selected to host the Columbian Exposition, 1890
Rudolf Diesel receives a patent for the diesel engine, 1893
Hudson Motor Car Company is founded, 1909
National Public Radio is founded in the United States, 1970
The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal, 1980
Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, 1981
A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II, 1983
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie, 1989
The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church, 1996*
Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea, 2007
Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years, 2008
Final launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery, 2011

*The Romans counted Feb. 24 twice in leap years, instead of adding Feb. 29; that continued in some places until as late as 1996


  1. Smart Boy. I should have thought about that when I was in school. Have a great day Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  2. Another fun Cajun joke and beautiful floral photos with the honey bee ~

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

  3. Bwahahahahahahahaha. Love that joke.

    The flowers are very pretty and the bee was ever so kind to show up. A wonderful bee selfie.

    Have a blessed day and week, my friend. ♥

  4. So, I used my Mac (*nods to Steve*) to browse through Homer's pictures (*waves to Winslow*) - a nice little two-fer celebration.
    Especially since "A Wall - Nassau" is one of my all-time favorites.

  5. Being unknown has some definite advantages.

  6. Man i still have that dream!

    Good joke, I know it in a different situation and slightly different punch line, but always a good joke.

  7. I'd be tempted to leave in the clovers. I guess you can't do that if you are clearing weeds for someone else. But I tend to think of weeds as wild flowers in the wrong place, anyhow. The Boudreaux joke was good, as usual! How you think of them, I just could not manage to do it, I'm always envious of people who have a store of good jokes!

  8. LMAO @ the joke always makes me laugh heheh!

    Nice photos have a weedtastic Sunday heheh!

  9. Good joke which I don't think I would dare to do with my teachers. Lol! When we have a garden, weeding is a never ending job. Have a great new week!

  10. That's a good joke :)
    It seems a shame to pull out such pretty and green weeds.

  11. That was cute. I still have those dreams too. Another one I keep having is a bunch of relatives show up for Christmas Eve and I don't even have the tree up yet or any food or gifts ready.


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