Sunday, May 19, 2019

Easy-Peasy (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 worked out quite well, i had a nice day off.  My brain probably needed the break even more than my body did.

Boudreaux done be ver' tired, an' when he get to work he done feel like dey be weights all tie up 'round him, makin' him drag.

De boss be complain, "Boudreaux, what be wrong wit' you?  You be doin' de work right, but de only t'ing worse dan watchin' it be done wrong be watchin' it be done slow!"

An Boudreaux, too tired to argue an' try tell de boss how bad he feel, say, "Mais, boss, don' you know dat lazy people lookin' fo' de easy way to do ever't'ing be how all progress get made?"


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 Elephant's Child.   

EC has posted autumn pictures from her part of the world.  Yesterday we had one of those pop up thunderstorms that come and go, proving that summer is well and truly here.

Ms. JAI's spring tree:

Mr. BA's garden:

Mama tree.

Baby tree in a pot.




… and out!

Some types of lilies, i think.

These flowers start out white.

They start to turn red.

They finally turn totally red.


Today is:

Aunt's Day -- you honored your mother last week, if you have an aunt who has been good to you and a good influence, call today and let her know

Bay to Breakers 12k Race -- San Francisco, CA, US (the oldest and largest footrace in the world, with 70,000+ runners, followed by a festival)

Boy's Club Day -- founding in 1906

Buddha Day/Buddha's Birthday -- dates can vary by country

Celebrate Your Elected Officials Day 2019 -- unless you don't like them, then get to work electing better ones; if you know of a good one, take time today to thank her/him

Circus Day -- the four Ringling Brothers opened their first circus on this day in 1884

Dance to Mark the Third of January -- Fairy Calendar (Third of January is when the Founding Fairy Fathers and Mothers arrived in what is now called Fairyland [no one knows where they lived before, or what lived in Fairyland before], so it is one of their most important days; no one knows why it is celebrated in May, either)

Greek Genocide Remembrance Day -- Greece

HerrinFesta Italiana -- Herrin, IL, US (a whole week of celebrating all things Italian, with a Midwest Pasta Sauce Contest, races, music, grape stomp, and more; through Memorial Day)

May Ray Day -- to celebrate being able to go out into the sun's rays as summer nears

Mifune Matsuri -- Kurumazaki Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (Boat Festival, with over 20 different kinds of traditional Japanese performing arts and costumes of the Heian Period)

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- US (information at Banyan Tree Project)   

National Devil's Food Cake Day

National Emergency Medical Services Week begins -- US (this year's theme is "Beyond the Call"

National Geographic Geography Bee -- National Geographic Society Headquarters, Washington, D.C., US (through Wednesday)

Neighbor Day -- Rhode Island, US (a "Day of Special Observance" here, and they encourage everyone, before summer starts, get to know your neighbors so you will have more people with whom to enjoy the season)

New England's Dark Day*

Plant Something Day -- because it's fun, and you can start stocking either your summer or winter garden

Praia Municipal Day -- Praia, Cape Verde

Stepmothers' Day -- the too often overlooked and unsung heroines of families; if you have one, and she has been there for you, thank her today

St. Dunstan of Canterbury's Day (Patron of armourers, blacksmiths, blind people, gold workers and smiths, jewellers, lighthouse keepers, locksmiths, musicians, silver workers and smiths, swordsmiths; Charlottetown, PEI, Canada)

St. Peter Celestine's Day (Patron of bookbinders; Aquila, Italy)

Youth and Sports Day / Commemoration of Atatürk -- North Cyprus; Turkey

Anniversary Today:

Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle, 2018
Eric Clapton marries Pattie Boyd, 1979

Birthdays Today:

Rachel Appleton, 1992
Jordon Pruitt, 1991
Eric Lloyd, 1986
Kevin Garnett, 1976
Kyle Eastwood, 1968
Grace Jones, 1952
Joey Ramone, 1951
Archie Manning, 1949
Andre the Giant, 1946
Pete Townshend, 1945
Nora Ephron, 1941
James Fox, 1939
Francis R. Scobee, 1939
David Hartman, 1937
James Lehrer, 1934
Malcolm X, 1925
Ho Chi Minh, 1890
Nancy Astor, 1879
Johns Hopkins, 1762

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith(Film), 2005
Smokey and the Bandit(Film), 1977
"Room Service"(Play), 1937
Gone With The Wind(Publication date), 1936
"L'heure espagnole / How They Keep Time in Spain"(Ravel comédie musicale), 1911

Today in History:

Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America, 1535
Anne Boleyn is beheaded, 1536
Queen Elizabeth I orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots, 1568
French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power, 1643
The Long Parliament declares England a Commonwealth, and England remains a republic for the next 11 years, 1649
King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River, 1749
*A combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover causes complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 10:30 A.M, 1780
Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Légion d'Honneur, 1802
Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the Mexican-American War and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for $15 million USD, 1848
Jan Matzeliger begins the first mechanized shoe production, 1885
Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol, 1897
White women win the right to vote in South Africa, 1930
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind is published, 1936
Churchill and Roosevelt set May 1, 1944 as their goal date for D-Day (it had to be delayed over a month because of weather), 1943
The Soviet Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus, 1961
Croatians vote for independence, 1991
The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts, 1997
Hundreds of Albert Einstein's scientific papers, personal letters and humanist essays were make available on the Internet. Einstein had given the papers to the Hebrew Universtiy of Jerusalem in his will, 2003
A rare 19th century torpedo is discovered off the coast of California by the US Navy dolphins, 2013
UK inflation is recorded as a negative for the first time since 1960, 2015
EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo, 2018


  1. Loving that vibrant spring display. I am also very glad you got your day off.

  2. I had a day off myself yesterday, after early voting I sat and watched TV all day. Totally forgot to process my photos for Sunday Selections.
    I love your photos, Love the giant Mama tree shading that porch.

  3. You deserve the day off after working so hard. Gorgeous hibiscus.

  4. A brain break is a good thing and those flowers sure are pretty!

  5. May Ray Day how very appropriate, as today feels like the firs day of Summer here :) You hibiscus flowers are gorgeous.

  6. I already know all my neighbors but one. They're new - and elusive - but I keep trying to catch them at home. Maybe today will be the day...!

  7. I love the joke as always and I love, love, love that spring tree. That's beautiful.

    I'm glad you enjoyed your day off yesterday.

    Have a blessed Sunday, my friend. ♥

  8. Fun Cajun joke and beautiful floral photos!

    So glad to hear you had a day off!

    Happy Day To You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Good joke, looking for the lazy way is the basis for progress.

    Love the flowers!!

  10. I just loved Ms. JAI's spring tree. The entire group of photos that you showed about the different flowers were amazing and beautiful. The flowers made my day Mimi. Thanks.

    Cruisin Paul

  11. Good joke, so true. Beautiful blooms. thanks for sharing.

  12. Many truths are said in jest. If not for people saying, "There must be an easier way" we would still be doing everything by hand.

  13. LOL @ the Cajun joke never fails to make me giggle :-)

    Those flowers were beautiful with an array of colours fab photos

    Have a bloomingtastic day :-)

  14. I love that spring tree. So pretty! :)


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