Tuesday, March 12, 2019

You Never Know What You'll Find, Getting Frustrated, and Big Appetites, 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.  

Dr. D has come to a point where she is going through things like gangbusters, and getting rid of stuff.  She had me make two trips to the donation center yesterday.  She’s on a tear, that’s for sure.

Of course, a lot of stuff is not in the house (she has a storage shed, a storage unit, and the office), but i think if she gets through the stuff in the house, i can bring the rest in a bit at a time and she will take care of it and realize she doesn’t need most of it.

At one point we were going through bags of purses, and i was checking each one, all pockets and zipper areas, just to make sure.  We found the spare key to the van, several cancelled checks, and in one of her nice, sequined evening bags, i found several assorted condoms! 

She assured me they were given to her and she had no need of them, but i question how they would have been giving them away at a seminar she attended at a local church.  Even the very liberal church she says allowed the seminar to be held there.  Then again, some strange things go on in this world.

And at the age of almost 81, she can do as she pleases.  It was just very funny when i pulled them out of the purse is all.

In other news, it’s THAT time of year again.  Time to tear my hair out over taxes.  While i try really hard not to swear, i will admit my thoughts sometimes verge on the profane.

There's nothing like taxes combined with technology to make you crazy.

It's very, very tempting!

How i wish sometimes i could consider the cats as dependents.  They are eating us out of house and home.

Just having second dinner, mom!
Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Alfred Hitchcock Day -- some internet sources say March 8, and no one knows who picked either day

Arbor Day -- China; Taiwan

Cheltenham Hunt Festival -- Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (a four day Festival, with the big race on that final day)

Donkey Appreciation Day -- formerly celebrated, but the lowly donkey is no longer as indespensible as he was; if you share my fondness for beasts of burden, celebrate it anyway

Girl Scouts Birthday -- US

Huddling of Fairies of the Third Flight -- Fairy Calendar

Kronprinsessans Namnsdag -- Sweden (Name Day of HRH Crown Princess Victoria, the Heir Apparent; an official flag day)

Lesser Eleusinian Mysteries -- Ancient Greek Calendar (three day festival, dates approximate; celebrates the marriage of Kore and Dionysos)

Martyrdom of Hypatia of Alexandria -- in 415, she was murdered for the three crimes of being intelligent, female, and pagan

National Baked Scallops Day

National Day -- Mauritius (anniversary of independence in 1968)

National Wildlife Week -- US (go learn how to safely observe wildlife this week; sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation)  

Organize Your Home Office Day -- Lisa Kanarek wants everyone to organize their home office on the second Tuesday in March; my response is:  in one day!  is she out of her mind!

Plant a Flower Day -- sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation; now's a good time to give wildlife friendly perrenials a head start, starting them indoors if you have to   

St. Gregory the Great's Day (Patron of choir boys, educators, masons, musicians, popes, schoolchildren, singers, stonemasons, stone cutters, students, and teachers; England; Kercem, Malta; Legazpi, Philippines; Montone, Italy; San Gregorio nelle Alpi, Italy; West Indies; against gout and plague)
    note that Pope St. Gregory is also celebrated on Sept. 3, the date he was elected pope
    Graekarismessa (Mass of St. Gregory) -- Torshavn, Faroe Islands (traditional day on which the oystercatcher, their symbolic national bird, returns)
    Gregoru Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (Gregory's Day, similar to groundhog day for weather prediction)

St. Seraphina's Day (Patron of the disabled and handicapped, and of spinners)

World Day Against Cyber Censorship -- sponsored by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International

Youth Day -- Zambia

Anniversaries Today:

Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias, 1971
Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman, 1969

Birthdays Today:

Frank Catalano, 1978
Aaron Eckhart, 1968
David Daniels, 1966
Darryl Strawberry, 1962
Marlon Jackson, 1957
Rob Cohen, 1949
James Taylor, 1948
Liza Minnelli, 1946
Al Jarreau, 1940
Barbara Feldon, 1933
Andrew Young, 1932
Edward Albee, 1928
Wally Schirra, 1923
Jack Kerouac, 1922
Gordon MacRae, 1921
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1881
Simon Newcomb, 1835
Charles Cunningham Boycott, 1832
Clement Studebaker, 1821

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Hunger Games(Film), 2012
"Moses und Aaron"(Opera), 1954
"Fervaal"(Opera; d'Indy Op. 40), 1897
"Simon Boccanegra"(Opera), 1857

Today in History:

Martyrdom of Hypatia of Alexandria, philosopher, 415
Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius, 538
Orvieto, Italy, rules it will behead and burn Jewish-Christian couples, 1350
Jews are expelled from Syria, 1496
New Jersey becomes an English colony, 1664
The first steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine, 1755
Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain, 1881
In Vicksburg, Mississippi, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time, 1894
The first main line electric train in UK, from Liverpool to Southport, begins running, 1904
The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States, by Juliette Gordon Lowe, 1912
The foundation stone of the new Australian capital in Canberra is laid, 1913
Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax, 1930
The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism, 1947
The Church of England ordains its first female priests, 1994
Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO, 1999
Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history, 2009
The U.S. Census Bureau reports the world now has 7 billion people, 2012
JOGMEC becomes the first to successfully extract methane hydrate from seabed deposits, 2013
Research shows Chinese cites have decreased pollution by 32 percent on average in just four years, 2018
Tens of thousands of farmers from Indian state Maharashtra end protests over loan waivers, prices and land rights after promises from state officials and walking 167km to Mumbai, 2018


  1. Finding money would have been nice...the condoms much funnier.

  2. Most of the meat...95% of it...that I purchase is for my two furry mates! (And I don't buy condoms for them...or for me)! :)

  3. I've found money in old purses and jacket pockets too, but never condoms. I'm glad I'm retired and no longer have to do taxes.

  4. Taxes! Phew, I'm glad this is automated in Denmark (since sometimes in the sixties) - we only have to control if they remembered all our deductions and such ;)
    Donkey appreciation day! Nice, I have a co-villager with donkeys, I'm going to tell her, then we can go and appreciate her donkeys together ;)

  5. The more pressing question might be, did she let you throw them out, or did she snag them back? ;-)

  6. Yes, taxes are frustrating. We should be able to at least claim Vet Techs as dependents since without us they'd be unemployed!

  7. Sometimes we do find unexpected things inside old purses or pockets of old clothing. I am glad I need not have to stress over taxes since I am retired.

  8. In all of my life I have never had a condom in any pocket, purse, whatever. What does that say about my sex life? Good she has someone like you, though! I am almost doen with taxes and we are retired and they are a bear!!

  9. Several assorted condoms & 81 years of age. Fantastic for her. LOL We've been trying to get rid of much of our things and we're shocked of all the stuff that we have in our home.Amazing! See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. Love finding the condoms part. That would have given me pause too. Just saying. I did laugh out loud. I am glad you're making progress.

    Oh the taxes. Try living in California where they tax EVERYTHING. Very expensive to live here.

    Yes the kitties can eat you out of house and home. So cute though.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  11. Dr. D sounds like my mom- the clutter part, not the condoms :) I have been helping her declutter, unfortunately, all her extra stuff ended up in one of our spare rooms so she still needs to deal with that. I wish cats could be claimed as dependents too :)

  12. You're WW link doesn't work or at least doesn't link here. You are the second person to have a photo or video of Shirley Temple where I've hopped. Happy almost mid-week!

  13. Fun post and love the kitty photo!

    Thanks for your well wishes too ~ I am gradually 'on the mend' ~
    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. The condom discovery in the Dr.'s purse cracked me up!!

    And I need to take a page from her book and go on a tear to reduce the excess I currently have. I have too much stuff - so much so, I still have boxes to unpack from our move into this awesome house 2 years ago! Time to get rid of all the excess!! :)

    I'm with you on the tax time - and with 5 cats and 2 dogs, I could use the write-off. ;)


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