Sunday, February 17, 2019

Taking It Slow (Cajun Joke) and Got the Floors Covered (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.

Yesterday, as i was driving Grandma on her errands, we got to discussing various people's driving habits.  She has a car that has a computer sensor that gets used to the way the main driver handles it, and it really does not react well when someone else drives it.  No matter how i baby it, it doesn't like me much, but from what Grandma tells me, it likes Grandpa even less.  He takes off out of the driveway so fast that it scares her, but he's always had a lead foot and isn't too fond of stop signs.

Boudreaux don' be too happy 'bout dem stop signs, neither.  He done be travelin' way to de North -- Shreveport! -- an' he done get pull over by de officer 'cause o' de stop sign.

After dey argue for a short piece, de officer fin'ly say, "You did not stop for that stop sign!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I be from Bayou Lafourche, an' down dere all four wheels don' need to quit turnin' fo' it to be a stop!"


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   

River is taking a blog break for now, so Elephant's Child is keeping the meme warm for her.    

This past week, for some reason i noticed a lot of the carpets i have to vacuum.  Not the wall to wall ones, but the ones that cover perfectly good hard floors that would be so much easier to clean without carpets on them. 


Today is:

Day of Cancelled Expectations -- according to William Least Heat-Moon in his autobiography, Blue Highways

Daytona 500 Race -- Daytona International Speed-way, Daytona Beach, FL, US

Dita e Pavaresise -- Kosovo (Independence Day)(2008)

Feast of Shezmu -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (god of the winepress; date approximate)

February 17 Revolution Day -- Libya

Hachinohe Enburi Matsuri -- Hachinohe, Japan (festival with prayers for a good harvest; through Wednesday)

Hadaka Matsuri -- Inazawa Cho, Japan (thousands of loincloth-wearing men try to touch the closely guarded Shin-otoko [a man chosen, stripped naked, and shaved totally] as he is on his way to the shrine in the oldest "Naked Festival" in Japan, held every year since 767)

Last day of Celtic Tree Month Luis (Rowan)

My Way Day -- today, determine your identity all by yourself, apart from what other people say you should be; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

National Cafe Au Lait Day

National Indian Pudding Day

National PTA Founders Day -- US

Practice Your Free Throws Day -- spread around the internet by someone who really loves basketball

Quirinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a/k/a Feast of Fools)

Random Acts of Kindness Day -- US (unofficial, but a great idea)     

Snow Ice Cream Day -- internet generated; if you want to try it, and are sure your snow is reasonably clean, add sugar, milk, a touch of vanilla, and enjoy

St. Fortchern of Trim's Day (Patron of bell-founders)

Tanis Diena -- Ancient Latvain Calendar (To honor pigs)

Triodion begins -- Orthdox Christian (Publican & Parisee Sunday)

Anniversaries Today:

League of United Latin American Citizens (Lulac) Founded, 1929
Miami University is chartered by the State of Ohio, 1809

Birthdays Today:

Vanessa Atler, 1982
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 1981
Paris Hilton, 1981
Jerry O'Connell, 1974
Bryan White, 1974
Billie Joe Armstrong, 1972
Denise Richards, 1972
Michael Forbes, 1967
Ronald "Bell Biv" DeVoe, 1967
Michael Jordan, 1963
Lou Diamond Phillips, 1962
Richard Karn, 1959
Rene Russo, 1954
Brenda Fricker, 1945
Jim Brown, 1936
Alan Bates, 1934
Barry Humphries (Dame Edna Everage), 1934
Lee Holby, 1926
Hal Holbrook, 1925
Arthur Kennedy, 1914
Clarence Lindon “Buster” Crabbe, 1908
Red Barber, 1908
Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1879
William Cadbury, 1867
Samuel Sidney Mcclure, 1857
Friedrich A Krupp, 1854
A. Montgomery Ward, 1844
Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec, 1781
Thomas Malthus, 1766
Arcangelo Corelli, 1653

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Prairie Home Companion"(Radio), 1979
"BC"(Comic Strip), 1958
"Madame Butterfly"(Puccini Opera), 1904
"Un Ballo in maschera"(Verdi Opera), 1859
"Siroe, re di Persia"(Handel HWV 24), 1728

Today in History:

Miles Standish is appointed the first commander of the Plymouth colony, 1621
The first volume of Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" is
published, 1776
The first ship passes through the Suez Canal, 1867
Women's suffragist Esther Morris is appointed the first female justice of the peace in the US, in South Pass City, Wyoming, 1870
Sardines are first canned, by Julius Wolff of Eastport, Maine, 1876
Madame Butterfly receives its première at La Scala in Milan, 1904
The first minimum wage law in the US takes effect, in Oregon, 1913
Johnny Weissmuller sets the 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds), 1924
The first telecast of a sporting event in Japan, a baseball game, 1931
The first issue of "Newsweek" magazine is published, 1933
Vanguard 2 – The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution, 1959
Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle exceed those of the Ford Model-T, 1972
Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match, 1996
Kosovo declares independence, 2008
Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece, 2012
In racing, Danica Patrick becomes the first woman at the Daytona 500 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to win pole position, 2013
Discovery of a new mostly underwater continent Zealandia in the South Pacific is announced in research journal "GSA Today", 2017 


  1. The carpets and rugs are pretty, and add a touch of colour, but as well as making your cleaning more difficult they are a trip hazard for those of us who are less steady on our feet.

  2. I'm OK with stop signs but as my former roommate used to tease me, "Jz Yields To NoOne"...
    Of course, she was a weenie driver... ;-p

  3. Rules, rules, rules. Not for Grandpa. LOL The carpets are very interesting. Have a wonderful Sunday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Love the joke. Around here not stopping completely is call a California stop. We don't do those kinds of stops.

    I hear you on the rugs on those wood floors. What's the point?

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

  5. The rugs are beautiful but why cover even more beautiful flooring with trip hazards!

  6. Mimi,

    I never understood why anyone would want to spend the money to put down hardwood floors to cover it up with an area rug. If they're so worried then why didn't they just lay down carpet throughout the house. Vacuuming a rug takes a lot extra time because with some you have to be careful with, especially those that have fringe ends. I don't want carpet or rugs in my next house. I'd rather run a damp mop across the floor to pick up the dust. Vacuums just move the dust from one spot to another. :) Our new car has radar senses so when you use crusine control it keeps the spcace between you and the car in from of you at a comfortable distance. That's something we can control, too. DH keeps it set at max distance. It works really great! Now how do we get these fancy car computers to control the idiot drivers requires a whole lot more engineering or a brain transplant. lol Thanks for sharing the Cajun giggles. I hope you and your sweetiepie had a lovely ❤️Day! Have a good week, my friend!

  7. That stop sign rule is so very true here too plus you don't have to stop at a red light unless you are the 4th car.

  8. We call them rolling stops in Jersey, and the cops don;t like them here either.

    But those old orientals are beautiful!!

  9. Fun Cajun joke ~ always enjoy them and lovely carpets but you have to clean them all ~ You are a gem!

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

  10. Cute joke. I always count 3 Mississippis at a stop sign. Those are all pretty rugs, but I prefer hardwood floors -especially with the cats. :)

  11. The police will be too happy going after drivers that do follow stop signs and bless them with traffic tickets! Lol! Carpets are not suitable for our countries because it is hot and dusty here.

  12. I like area rugs and other floor coverings that soften the look of any room, but boy I'm glad I don't have any. All that vacuuming would make me crazy, they gather so much dust!

  13. LOL @ the joke heheh!

    I quite liked the rugs/carpets but they do cause extra work I had one in thehall and kept tripping on it so got rid of it before i went flat n my face heheh!


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