Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Look Who's Talking, UFOs, and Repair Shop Foolishness, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.  

There is proof, my friends, that’s it’s not always the female of the species that is gabby.

This Sunday, two church friends asked Sweetie if he could join them for dinner on Thursday.  He told them he didn’t see why not, but that he would check the calendar and ask me to make sure.

He asked me, and i said one word, the name of his old college friend.  “Oh, yeah!” he said.  He’d forgotten that his friend will be in town and he’s already going to visit with that friend on Thursday.

At prayer group that evening, i told one of the two who had invited him, Husband can’t make it Thursday, he forget he has promised to spend time with a friend who will be in town.  The response was, Okay.

That was probably less than 30 seconds.

Sweetie called the other friend and spent almost 10 minutes explaining who the out-of-town friend was, where he lives, what he does for a living, how he has written a book, and so on, before getting to the point that he was busy on Thursday.  It was almost painful to listen to, i kept wanting him to get to the point!

In our house, it's usually the reverse!

Dr. D decided to tackle the freezer yesterday.  We pulled up a big bucket, lined it with a bag, and went after it.  She kept pulling things out of the freezer and handing them to me and saying, “What is that?”

Finally, after trying several times to figure out what the UFOs (unidentified frozen objects) were, i simply replied, it’s a mess! and dropped it into the bucket for disposal.

Two nice sized bags were disposed from the freezer and fridge, and both are still full.  How does that happen?

Last Thursday the garage called and told her the van is repaired, she could come get it at her convenience.  Since she cannot drive two vehicles at the same time, she told them she’d be there on Monday when she could get a ride up there to retrieve it.

On the way to bring more stuff to the office, we stopped at the garage to let her get the van.  She went in and came back out and said, “They decided it wasn’t ready, they wanted to change the spark plugs!”

In some serious news, Daughter-in-Law Becky’s father went to the hospital last night, he seems to have some intestinal trouble.  Prayers and good wishes for a quick recovery would be appreciated.

Have a great day, everyone!


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Mexico

Birthday of Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Birth Anniversary of Shivaji -- Maharashtra, India

Chaoflux -- Discordianism

Chief Leschi Day -- US, especially Washington State (Native American chief wrongly executed for murder on this date in 1958; fully exhonerated 2004)

Cracker Jacks Prize Day -- the first prizes were added to the boxes of carmel popcorn this date in 1913

Flag Day -- Turkmenistan

Fly-By for Goblins and others -- Fairy Calendar

Full Snow Moon -- sometimes also called the Full Hunger Moon, as the most snow falls this month and finding food is hardest
    Meaka Bochea -- Buddhist (celebration of the final sermon of Buddha)
    Navam Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
    Spring Lantern Festival -- China (final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations)
    Tabodwe Full Moon -- Myanmar (month of Hta-Ma-Ne Feast, the harvest festival of Thanksgiving)

Guru Ravidas Jayanti -- CH, HP, HR, MP, and PB, India

National Chocolate Mint Day (because every day needs chocolate in some form)

Solar System Day -- birth anniversary of Copernicus

St. Conrad of Piacenza's Day -- (Patron against hernias)

Straw Wrapper Appreciation Day -- an internet spread holiday to remind you of how much fun it was as a kid to blow the wrappers off the straws

Temporary Insanity Day -- anniversary of the first time someone successfully pleaded temporary insanity in a court of law; Daniel Stickles, in 1859

Vassil Levski Day -- Bulgaria (Bulgaria's "Apostle of Freedom") 

Anniversary Today:

Knights of Pythias founded, 1864

Birthdays Today:

Haylie Duff, 1985
Andrew Shue, 1967
Benicio Del Toro, 1967
Justine Bateman, 1966
Jonathan Lethem, 1964
Seal, 1963
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, 1960
Ray Winstone, 1957
Jeff Daniels, 1955
Margaux Hemingway, 1955
Amy Tan, 1952
Stephen Nichols, 1951
Lou Christie, 1943
Smokey Robinson, 1940
Lee Marvin, 1924
Merle Oberon, 1911 (some sources say Feb. 18)
Willam III, 1817 (last king of the Netherlands -- there have only been queens since)
David Garrick, 1717
Nicolas Copernicus, 1473

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Woman of Independent Means"(TV Miniseries), 1995
"Crazy For You"(Musical), 1992
"Eastenders"(TV), 1985
"Rumours"(Album release), 1977
"The Feminine Mystique"(Publication date), 1963
"Picnic"(Inge Play), 1953
"Alexander's Feast"(HWV 75), 1736

Today in History:

Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus' defeats beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon, 197
Emperor Constantius II shuts down all pagan temples, 356
The second Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstates veneration of icons in the churches, 842
Jews of Tyrnau, Hungary (then Trnava, Czech) are expelled, 1539
The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America, 1600
Britain and the Netherlands sign the Peace of Westminster, and New Amsterdam formally becomes New York, 1674
British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III, 1819
The first practical coal burning locomotive in the US makes a trial run, in Pennsylvania, 1831
Tin-type camera is patented by Hamilton Smith of Gambier, Ohio, 1856
Daniel E. Sickles is acquitted of the murder of his wife's lover, Phillip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key), on the grounds of temporary insanity, the first time this defense is successfully used, 1859
Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom in Russia, 1861
Thomas Edison patents the gramophone (phonograph), 1878
Kansas becomes the first US state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages, 1881
WK Kellog and Charles Bolin found the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co., 1906
The first prize is inserted into a Cracker Jack box, 1913
Ed Wynn becomes the first talent to sign as a regular radio entertainer, 1922
Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize for poetry, 1949
Bill Keane's "Family Circus" comic strip makes its debut, 1960
Artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder becomes the first such patient to leave hospital, 1985
The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft, 1986
NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system, 2002
NASA loses communication with the International Space Station's for three hours as a result of updating the station's command and control software, 2013


  1. I'm terrible at clearing out my freezer. Always forget to defrost too and then we get big chunks of ice that freeze the drawers shut! Here's to a quick recovery for Becky's father.

  2. I find that every time I clean and throw out, or put away in the rigth place a lot of stuff. The place I organize ends up being as full, or more, than when I began. It is one of the mysteries of time-space continuum.
    Prayers for Becky's father on their way.

  3. I cannot remember throwing out food from a freezer. Once in a while a package or two, but I am pretty good at moving that stuff through. The refrigerator is another story with leftovers frequently not getting eaten. So sorry for your DIL's dad. Hoping for a very quick and painless recovery.

  4. Mimi,

    We do keep something in the freezer quite awhile but never so long that it doesn't get used. Correction, I have gotten crusty bread that never gets eaten and that just won't hold up to years of freezer burn. That goes in the trash pronto. Oh wait, I do recall us doing the same thing with ice cream once and that was the most painful throw away ever! We tend to buy ice cream when it's at a good sale price and there are times when we don't plow through it like usual. That was one of those times resulting in the product expiring and collecting too many ice crystals. Yuck-o! I always store left-overs in the freezer but I label the containers so I'll know what is what. I used to not do that and it drove me insane. Happy Tuesday! ;)

  5. A lot of good food gets wasted as it gets shoved to the back of our freezer. We are learning to keep track of what is in there and to consume it before it is forgotten.

  6. We're pretty good at keeping the food from piling up in the freezer these days!

  7. Your post is filled with light hearted delight at the extraordinary in the 'ordinary.' ~ You are a treasure ^_^

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

  8. I too used to throw away long expired food. Now I no longer buy more than I need. It is only during festive times, I will buy extra and then will try hard to clear the stock as soon as possbile.

  9. Your friend is a hoarder and then some. Wow. I can't imagine having that much stuff in a freezer. I'm completely lost with the spark plugs comment. Goodness.

    Sending good thoughts and prayers for your daughter in laws father. Hope it's something simple.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  10. I will pray for your daughter in laws father tonight with rest of my prays that I say every night to God. My Lord has allowed to enjoy each day after my stroke when people thought I was a goner. Someday he'll want me but for now he's allowed me to stick around. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  11. I think Dr. D needs a visit from Marie Kondo. I will pray for your DIL's father.

  12. There's not a single thing in my freezer that I can't read a label and date on.


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