Sunday, March 31, 2019

Can you hear me now? (Cajun Joke) and 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, i was with Grandma and Grandpa, and i overheard this:

Did you read yesterday's paper?

Yes, both of them.

There was only one paper.

No, yesterday there were two, it was Friday.

But wait, there's only one.   

No, there were two yesterday, did you hear me?

Oh, no, I mean did you read Saturday's paper.

That's today!

No ... wait, you're right, it's Saturday.  Did you read the paper?

Yesterday, I read both of them, but not today.

Oh, okay.

You have so much trouble hearing.

No, I don't. 

Yes, you do, you don't hear me.

I know that, but I hear everything else.

You didn't hear when the credit card swipe thing  beeped at you the other day, the lady had to tell you to take it out.

Yeah, I know.

And you don't always answer when people talk to you, and sometimes you answer things that make no sense and they look at you funny.

Well, I can hear good enough.

What about at all those meetings you go to?

I hear them, and besides I have the minutes.

The minutes are from the last meeting, not that meeting.

I know, but I get everything, I have the minutes.

But what about the meeting you are at?

I hear it all, I get the minutes.

But you can't have the minutes from that meeting, they haven't finished that meeting so you can't have the minutes yet.

No, I do have the minutes, it tells me what we are talking about.

Do you mean you have the agenda?

Yeah, I have the minutes from the last meeting, and I have the agenda, and I listen and discuss stuff, and when I get the next set of minutes, it's always correct.

So you hear everything except me?


Boudreaux done t'ink he be goin' deaf.  He go to de traiteur [doctor] an' he say, "I t'ink I be goin' deaf!"

An' de traiteur say, "What be de symptoms?"

An' Boudreax say, "Mais, de be a li'l yellow fam'ly on de TV, but what dat got to do wit' me goin' deaf?"


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   

How about the artwork in one bedroom i clean for a client:


Today is:

Bunsen Burner Day -- on the birth anniversary of its inventor, Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, in 1811

Buy Some New Socks Day -- because all the websites that list it agree you are worth it

Cesar Chavez Day -- Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah,& Wyoming, US

Culture and Traditions Day -- Micronesia

Day Everyone Says "31" a Lot -- Fairy Calendar

Daylight Saving Time begins -- Albania; Andorra; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar, Greece; Greenland (some areas); Holy See (Vatican City); Hungary; Ireland; Isle of Mann; Italy; Jersey; Kosovo; Latvia; Lebanon; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Western Sahara
    European Union: Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) Begins

Eiffel Tower Day -- inaugurated this day in 1889

Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar (moon festival)

Hot Guitar Day -- the day Jimi Hendrix first set fire to his guitar in 1967

Jum il-Helsien (Freedom Day) -- Malta

King Nangklao Memorial Day -- Thailand

Laetare Sunday -- Western Christianity, 4th Sunday of Lent; related Observances
    Carnaval de la Laetare -- Stavelot, Belgium
    Mothering Sunday -- UK (fourth Sunday of Lent, originally a day to visit your "mother church" in the parish where you were raised, now celebrated as Mother's Day)

National Clams on the Half Shell Day

Oranges and Lemons Day -- St. Clement Danes Church, London, Enlgand (traditional children's service based on the rhyme that begins "Oranges and lemons/say the bells of St. Clement's)

"She's Funny That Way" Day -- pay tribute to the women in your life, and how they keep you laughing; sponsored by Brenda Meredith of Dahomey Publishing, Inc.

St. Balbina's Day (Patron of those with scrofulous diseases or stroma)

Thomas Mundy Peterson Day -- New Jersey, US (the first African-American to legally cast a vote in the US, this date in 1870)

Transfer Day -- US Virgin Islands

Vigil to Mourn China's Annexation of Tibet -- anniversary of the day in 1959 when the Dalai Lama fled to India

Birthdays Today:

Pavel Bure, 1971
Ewan McGregor, 1971
Marc McClure, 1957
Angus Young, 1955
Edward Francis "Ed" Marinaro, 1950
Al Gore, 1948
Rhea Perlman, 1948
Gabe Kaplan, 1945
Christopher Walken, 1943
James Earl "Jimmy" Johnson, 1938
Herb Alpert, 1935
Richard Chamberlain, 1935
Shirley Jones, 1934
John Jakes, 1932
Gordie Howe, 1928
Cesar Chavez, 1927
William Daniels, 1927
Leo Buscaglia, 1925
Henry Morgan, 1915
John "Jack" Johnson, 1878
Andrew Lang, 1844
Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, 1823
Edward Fitzgerald, 1809
Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, 1809
Joseph Haydn, 1732
Andrew Marvell, 1621
Rene Descartes, 1596

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"'night, Mother"(Play), 1983
"The Shadow Box"(Play), 1977
"The Best Man"(Play), 1960
"The Glass Menagerie"(Play), 1945
"Oklahoma!"(Musical), 1943
"Le Chasseur Maudit/The Accursed Huntsman"(Symphonic poem), 1883

Today in History:

Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade; Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade, 1146
King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella sign decree ordering Jews to convert or be expelled from Spain, 1492
Jews are expelled from Prague, 1745
Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade, 1854
Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy, NJ, becomes the first African American to cast a vote, 1870
The Eiffel Tower, commemorating the French Revolution, opens, 1889
Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft, 1903
Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1909
Construction begins on the RMS Titanic, 1909
Construction of the RMS Titanic is completed, 1912
The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands, 1917
Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time, 1918
The Royal Australian Air Force is formed, 1921
The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada, 1949
Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau, 1951
In the Canadian federal election, 1958, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265, 1958
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum, 1959
The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon, 1966
Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit, 1970
The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California, 1992
Netscape releases the code base of its browser under an open-source license agreement; the project is given the code name Mozilla and is eventually spun off into the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, 1998
Amid unrest in the Mideast, activists claim China has launched the largest crackdown on dissenters in recent years, 2011
The International Court of Justice at the U.N. agrees that Japanese whaling is conducted for commercial purposes, not scientific research; Japan accepts the order to cease all whaling activities in the Antarctic, 2014


  1. All that art in one bedroom? Boudreaux is funny.

  2. That is a lot of art - and I see they share my love of birds and nature.

  3. You hear everything but me. Yes. Oh that's rich.

    Love the joke and he just proved to the doctor that he can't hear.

    You client loves birds. I can tell.

    Have a blessed Sunday, my friend. ♥

  4. Selective hearing is pretty common and the art sure is pretty!

  5. Funny cajun joke. Thanks. And mostly sad things in the canedar + DST in Denmark :( What a luck today is Lætare Sunday.

  6. I'm so confused after reading this post. What did you say it was? LOL See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. That is the kind of art I wish I could do. So beautiful.

  8. Fun Cajun Joke ~ my Dad had one 'Fix my horn, my brakes don't work.' ~ Lovely artwork ~

    Happy Days to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Selective hearing is one of the perks of old age. Your dialogue was great

  10. Had to laugh at the converstion LOL and also Boudreaux never fails to heheh!

    I like the art too

    Have an artistictastic Sunday :-)

  11. If your client ever wants to get rid of the one of the house, snag it for me, ok? ;-D

  12. Beautiful art. And I love the joke- it took me a second to get it :)

  13. Very common among old couples. Most of the time can conveniently switch on their hearing on and off.

  14. The artwork is beautiful. Have a wonderful new week!

  15. wow gorgeous art...and Jake is quite the patient loving dog! Plus your quote is great! Thanks!


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