Sunday, June 16, 2019

Let's Be Practical, Not Sentimental (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.

It has become our vacation tradition (once is a nice occurrence, twice is planned, three times it's now a tradition set in stone) to not go straight home from vacation.  Instead, we go to a wonderful little BBQ joint and get a huge feast, then go to NOLA and give it to Grandpa as his Father's Day gift.  We bring enough so that we eat with him, then he has leftovers for Sunday, and even leftovers for the freezer so he can enjoy some later.

Las' year, Tee done tole Boudreaux, "Père, I wants to spen' time wit' you, jes' us two.  How 'bout I use my 'llowance an' we go to de zoo?"

Well, Boudreaux t'ink dat be de fine idea, so dey goes to de zoo.

Dey be passin' dem a good time, wit' Boudreaux tellin' Tee ever t'ing he know 'bout all de animal.  When dey come to de tigers, Boudreaux be tellin' Tee how dey is ferocious, an' some o' dem eats people.

So Tee ax, "Père, if'n de tiger done get out, an' he eat you..."

An' Boudreaux in'errupt to say, "Tee, son, you don' need to worry, dat not goin' happen.  You don' gots to worry, even if sumpin' happen to me, you goin' get tooked care of, an'..."

"Mais," say Tee, "I jes need t' know, if dat happen, what bus I takes home?"


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.    

A few more vacation shots, because that's about all i have right now.


Today is:

Bali Arts Festival -- Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia (a full month of daily performances, handicraft exhibitions, and cultural activities showcasing all Bali has to offer in dance, music, art, food, and more; through July 14)

Bloomsday -- commemoration of James Joyce and his novel, Ulysses

Bunker Hill Day -- Suffolk County, MA, US (parade date)

Day of Third-Hand Reports and Shaky Evidence -- Fairy Calendar

Father's Day -- Afghanistan; Albania; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Bahamas; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Cambodia; Chile; People's Republic of China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Dominica; Ecuador; Ethiopia; France; Ghana; Greece; Guyana; Hong Kong; Hungary; India; Ireland; Jamaica; Japan; Kenya; Kosovo; Kuwait; Laos; Macau; Madagascar; Malaysia; Malta; Mauritius; Mexico; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Netherlands; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Qatar; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Singapore; Slovakia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States; Venezuela; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Family Awareness Day -- US (a day to reflect on the importance of fathers)

Festival of Ludi Piscatari -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for fishermen; some sites say it was on the 17th)

Fresh Veggies Day -- before you have that fudge later

International Day of the African Child -- Organisation of African Unity   

Ladies' Day (Baseball) -- anniversary of the first ever Ladies' Day baseball game, hosted by the New York Giants in 1883

Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev -- Sikh

National Fudge Day

National Morticians Day -- honoring the last people to ever let you down

National Vinegar Day

Procession of the Golden Chariot and the Battle of Lumecon -- Mons, Belgium (a horse-drawn coach carrying the relics of St. Waudry circles the town to commemorate the delivery of Mons from plague in 1349, and in the afternoon, the Fraternity of St. George reenact the Battle, with St. George defeating the dragon)

St. Benno's Day (Patron of anglers, fishermen, weavers; Dresden-Meissen, Germany; Munich, Germany)

St. John-Francis Regis' Day (Patron of embroiderers, lace makers, social workers; Sisters of Saint Francis Regis; against plague)

Sussex Day -- West Sussex, England (on St. Richard's Day as celebrated in this area [current feast day is April 3 elsewhere]; he was Bishop of Chichester from 1245 to 1253, and his shrine was an important pilgrimage site)

Trinity Sunday -- Christian

Youth Day -- South Africa

Birthdays Today:

Abby Elliott, 1987
Diana DeGarmo, 1987
Phil Mickelson, 1970
Laurie Metcalf, 1955
Sonia Braga, 1950
Joan Van Ark, 1943
Joyce Carol Oates, 1938
Erich Segal, 1937
John Howard Griffin, 1920
Stan Laurel, 1890
Geronimo, 1829

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ghostbusters II(Film), 1989
The Blues Brothers(Film), 1980
Psycho(Film), 1960

Today in History:

The Zoroastrian Religious Calendar begins with the ascension of Yasdegerd III of Persia, the start of the Persian Era, 632
Battle of Stoke Field, the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses, 1487
British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada, 1745
The French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians, 1755
Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois, 1858
The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children, 1883
John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister, 1891
The Ford Motor Company is incorporated, 1903
The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane, 1948
Rudolf Nureyev defects at Le Bourget airport in Paris, 1961
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space, 1963
The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada starts at Churchill Falls, Labrador, 1972
Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd and kill 566 children, 1976
Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon, 2000
The 9/11 Commission, contradicting White House claims, determines Saddam Hussein had no strong ties to al-Qaeda, 2004
British Petroleum agrees to finanace a $20 billion fund to compensate those whose livelihood was damaged by the Deepwater Horizon disaster, 2010
Prince Harry of Wales is cleared to return to active duty in the Afghan War, 2011
Egypt's voters go to the polls for a second round of voting in their first presidential election, 2012
Amazon announces it is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, 2017


  1. LOVE your vacations shots and the sunsets are particularly fine.
    I love your end of vacation tradition too.

  2. I also love your vacation shots, beach, sunsets, jigsaws, perfect. BBQ food tradition sounds great too.

  3. Your vacation photos are so wonderful!

  4. Bwahahahahahahaha on the joke. What bus do I take home. Kids.

    The BBQ sounds mighty good. I'm hungry now.

    Love all the shots. I especially love the boats. That's me on one of those boats.

    Have a blessed day, my friend. ♥

  5. Great vacation shots - far to good to languish in a file! Hey, it's Sussex Day. I live in Sussex and I had no idea!

  6. Wonderful vacation shots! Beautiful place and love the BBQ tradition with Dad ~

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

  7. Jigsaw Puzzles!!
    My kinda place...

  8. Knowing which bus to take home is thoroughly practical.

    Your vacation shots make me eager to get away for a while.

  9. You are too funny hahahaha! That was great! Keep telling those Cajun jokes.
    I always love everything you post. Thank you and HUGS

  10. Cute joke :) Great photos. That puzzle would be making me hungry the entire time I worked on it.Happy Father's Day to your hubby!


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