Sunday, March 3, 2019

Fault (Cajun Joke), Ceiling Tiles (Sunday Selections) and Update

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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, Grandma asked me to take her to the craft store, supposedly just to buy craft paper, but i knew the danger.  Sure enough, she wandered over to the fairy garden supplies, "Just to see what they have."

Half a basketful later, she told me, "Why did you let me do this, it's your fault!" and we both laughed.

Tee Boudreaux done be walkin' an' lookin' at de phone, like so many do, an' he jes walk in de street in front de car dat din't have time to stop.

De driver jump out an' say, "I be so sorry, you be okay?  I din't see you till you step out in de street!"

An' Tee say, "Mais, it be all my fault, I done been run over befo'!"


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   

The hospital where #1 Son spent the better part of a week has a children's ward.  The children who can and want to are encouraged to paint a ceiling tile, and the ceilings throughout the hospital are liberally sprinkled with them.  They are cheery and encourage people to look up. 

My pictures of them are not that great (i only work a Ph.D camera, you know, Push here, Dummy) and i promised myself that when i had time i would crop them and make them look better.  If i wait that long, they will never get posted, so here goes.


#1 Son actually went to work yesterday for a couple of hours.  They know he needs work, and they are letting him only do what he can do with one hand, for as many hours as he wants.

Please note that with all of this, i am falling behind on reading blogs, know that i am trying to catch up.


Today is:

Bonza Bottler Day™

Carnival of Binche -- Binche, Belgium (famous carnival dating back to the 16th century, which includes a giants parade, childrens parade, fireworks, orange tossing, and more; through Shrove Tuesday)

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Sunday:  Namesake Day, a day to think about how you got your name (week begun in 1997 by onomatology hobbyist Jerry Hill) 

Church Action on Poverty Sunday -- UK (Visions of the Good Society

Day of Remembrance for Prince Igor -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar

Fasching Sunday -- Germany and Austria, and among German speaking peoples; the Party before Lent really kicks up now

Hall Sunday -- meaning Hallowed Sunday, the Sunday before Lent, which has many traditions associated with it

Heart-Accelerating Sodium-Enriched Cold Cuts Day -- internet generated by someone who has no intention of letting anything healthy past his/her lips

Hina Matsuri -- Japan (Doll Festivals throughout the country, where women and girls dedicate dolls to shrines which are then floated out to sea to take away evil and sicknesses that afflict women)

If Pets Had Thumbs Day -- because if you are going to imagine something silly today, it might as well be this; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

I Want You to be Happy Day -- a day to devote some time to making someone else truly happy about something

International Omega-3 Awareness Day

Joshi-no-Sekku -- Shinto (festival to honor girls)

Liberation Day/National Day -- Bulgaria

Marriage of the March Nymphs -- Fairy Calendar

Martyr's Day -- Malawi

Meatfare Sunday -- Orthodox Christian (final day on which meat may be consumed before the Lenten fast); related event:
    Maslenitsa -- Russia (between Meatfare Sunday and Cheesefare Sunday is Butter Week or Pancake Week, when you stuff yourself before the Orthodox Church Great Lent)

Mother's Day -- Georgia

National Anthem Day -- US (current US anthem adopted this date in 1931)

National Cold Cuts Day

National Mulled Wine Day

National Words Matter Week -- US (focusing on the importance of words, particularly the written word; week originally sponsored by The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors)  

Peach Blossom Day - coincides with the start of the Peach Blossom Festival around this time of year in Hunan, China, where you celebrate the beauty of peach blossoms, and girls celebrate being girls

Sportsmen's Day -- Egypt

Stop Bad Service Day -- spread around the internet by someone who got lousy service

St Casimir' Eve / Kaziukas Fair -- Vilnius, Lithuania (traditional craft fair dates back to the 17th century, celebrating Lithuania's patron saint; through tomorrow)

St. Cunegunda's Day (Patron of Bamberg, Germany; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Poland)

St. Winnal's Day (First comes David, Next comes Chad, Then comes Winnal, roaring mad! -- Traditional English saying about the storminess of March 3; St. Winwaloe or Winnal was the Christianized version of the Teutonic Aegir, god of the sea and controler of weather)

Thanks to the Maple Festival -- Iroquois (date approximate, held when sap began flowing, usually early March)

Tokyo Marathon 2019 -- Tokyo, Japan

Transfiguration Sunday -- Christian

Anniversaries Today:

Florida becomes the 27th US state, 1845
Colegio Militar of Portugal is founded, 1803

Birthdays Today:

Jessica Biel, 1982
David Faustino, 1974
Julie Bowen, 1970
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 1962
Herschel Walker, 1962
Ira Glass, 1959
Miranda Richardson, 1958
Tim Kazurinsky, 1950
Caroline Lee Bouvier Radziwill, 1933
Doc Watson, 1923
Diana Barrymore, 1921
James Doohan, 1920
Jean Harlow, 1911
Matthew Bunker Ridgway, 1895
Norman Bethune, 1890
Alexander Graham Bell, 1847
George Pullman, 1831

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Alice in Wonderland(Film), 2010
"Moonlighting"(TV), 1985
"Goodtime Charley"(Musical), 1975
"The Lion in Winter"(Play), 1966
"Mr Wizard"(TV), 1951
"Juno and the Paycock"(Play), 1924
Time Magazine, 1923
"Carmen"(Opera), 1875
"Symphony No. 3 in A minor(Scottish)"(Mendelssohn Op.56), 1842
"Symphony No. 101 in D major(The Clock)"(Haydn), 1794

Today in History:

The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England, 1284
The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza, 1585
The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau, 1776
The first US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia, 1801
The US declares war on Algeria for taking US prisoners and demanding tribute, 1815
The Missouri Compromise, an attempt to keep the US half Slave and half free, is passed by the US Congress, 1820
The Battle of Pelee Island takes place, Ontario, Canada, 1838
Tsar Alexander II emancipates the serfs of Russia, 1861
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group, opens, 1865
The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette, 1875
Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris, 1875
Bulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire, 1878
Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood becomes the first female attorney to argue before the US Supreme Court, 1879
The US Geological Survey is created, 1879
Anne Sullivan arrives to begin teaching Helen Keller, 1887
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma, 1905
Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin, 1921
Time Magazine begins publication, 1923
The United States officially adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem, 1931
Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia, 1938
In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India, 1939
Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee, 1951
An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers, 1991
The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction, 1997
Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nation, 2002
Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling, 2005
A 2-year old Mississippi girl born with HIV/AIDS is pronounced HIV negative after receiving treatment for the virus within 30 hours after her birth, 2013


  1. Thank you for the update. I always enjoy reading all your calendar things.

  2. Good to know that your son is back to work again. Thanks for the update. I am sure you made your grandma very happy.

  3. Those paintings are mostly good old mother earth with her richness and beauty. they are really very varied in style and would cheer me up. Glad you son is on the mend!

  4. I forgot to add that I thought the funnier joke was your definition of a PhD it.

  5. Brilliant idea on the ceiling tiles! That's one that needs to spread.
    Don't worry about catching up - we'll all still be here, glad you took the time to rest up. :-)

  6. I’m glad #1 Son cntinues to improve and those ceiling tiles are wonderful!

  7. I always love your Cajun jokes. This one is no exception.

    I had to laugh at your grandmother. I kind of knew where that was going too.

    I love the tiles the kids painted. What a fun way to keep them busy and to remember their visit. Many are very good.

    I'm glad they are letting your son work when and how long he can. That's a wonderful thing. He remains in my prayers.

    Have a fabulous day and week, my friend. ♥

  8. Cute joke :) I bet that craft store was Michael's, they have so many cool things for fairy gardens. Those tiles are all beautiful, that is a wonderful idea. I am glad your son is improving. No worries about visiting my blog,I know you have a lot going on right now. XO

  9. As I said to Steveo, this is a weird Sunday Mimi. Have a good day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. LOL well it's all your fault lmao

    Love the tiles what a fab idea

    LOL @ Boudreaux mind you when I see anyone walking across the road engrossed in their phone I think why are they just walking out without looking arrgh heheh!

    Have a tanfastical week :-)

  11. So glad to hear your son is on the mend ~ Lots of healing hugs to him and all ~ XXXXX
    Fun Cajun joke and beautiful art work by the children.

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

  12. Those kids have real talent!

  13. Very nice thanks Skype garysr.ccc

  14. Children created those! Wow.

    Your Days really caught me unawares! I usually see ones that fit my conservative self, but these were hilarious!

  15. Mimi,

    The ceiling tiles are pAwesome! This a great thing the hospital is doing with kids. What a wonderful way to encourage them while spending time in the hospital to not only make their stay a little more enjoyable but to bring smiles to those who visit or for those who take up temporary residence.

    BTW, I missed the mews about your son. Apparently he injuried his hand but that's all I know right now. I hope whatever the situation is that he makes a full recovery. Saying prayers for him. Have a good week, my friend!

  16. The ceiling tiles are beautiful and what a great idea! I might suggest something similar to my dentist next time I see her. a few pictures would be great to look at when you are in the chair with nothing to do but open wide and look up.


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