Sunday, June 2, 2019

Problem Solved (Cajun Joke) and a Mixed Bag of 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, because Mr. BA is out of town and because i will be out of town next Saturday, i went to see Grandma again.  Little Girl, who will be on Army duty the whole rest of the month of June, went with me.

Grandma is not happy because the local newspaper will no longer be carrying some of her favorite comic strips, so i helped her set up an account with a service that will email them to you every day.  While helping her with the set-up, she got a bit frustrated with some of the aspects of it, but we got through.

Boudreaux done be fed up wit' de computer stuff, an' he be complainin' to Thibodeaux, 'special 'bout how hard it be to come up wit' de password.

Den a few day later, he be sayin' he goin' set up de new account fo' som'pin, an' Thibodeaux say, "Do you want some he'p figurin' a new password?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Non, I done figure out dat password stuff."

Thibodeaux say, "How you do dat?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I jes' done change ever' password I gots to use to 'Incorrect' and when dey tell me my password be incorrect, that make me remember what my password be!"


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.    

From the last couple of days, there's needlepoint and cross stitch art from a client's house:

A few shots of Mr. BA's gardens:

Oliver being brave (he is terrified of me, and coming out to get his share of the canned food while i was anywhere near is very brave indeed, and Abigail, Friend of Everyone is lying on the carpet):

The raccoon that Ms. GA has to feed because otherwise it would fight the cats for grub (even got a very bad surreptitious shot of him washing his food in the water bucket):

And finally, Grandma is painting lots of rocks now:


Today is:

Celebration of the Arts -- Community Center, Yorba Linda, CA, US (fine arts and music festival for all ages)

Children's Awareness Memorial Day -- a day to remember children who have died from violence

Coronation Day -- United Kingdom

Coronation Day and Social Forestry Day -- Bhutan (anniversary of  the coronation day of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th Druk Gyalpo, in 1974, and the day children plant trees)

Day of the Rice God -- Chiyoda, Japan (rice transplanting festival to honor Wbai-sama, the Shinto rice god)

English Riviera International Dance Festival -- Torquay, Devon, England (learn ballroom dance, or take a master class, all levels are welcome, with Gala Evenings where you can dance the night away; through the 7th)

Father's Day -- Lithuania; Switzerland

Festa della Republica -- Italy (National Day/Feast of the Republic)

Festival of Light and Dark Spots -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Utter Confusion -- an internet declared holiday, and this is the one for me!

Hristo Botev Day -- Bulgaria (poet and national hero who fell fighting the Turks this day in 1876)

"I Love My Dentist" Day -- no one will claim starting this one, so it makes me suspicious

Isabel Province Day -- Isabel Province, Solomon Islands

National Bubba Day -- created by comedian T. Bubba Bechtol for Bubbas everywhere to have their day

National Cancer Survivors Day -- US (National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation)   

National Rocky Road Day

Shab-e-Qadar -- Bangladesh (Night of Destiny)

St. Blandina's Day (Patron of girls, people falsely accused, torture victims; Lyon, France)

St. Elmo's Day (a/k/a St. Erasmus; Patron of ammunition workers, boatmen, childbirth and women in labor, explosives workers, mariners, navigators, ordnance workers, sailors, watermen; Gaeta, Italy; against abdominal pains, appendicitis, birth pains, childhood intestinal disease, colic, danger at sea, intestinal disorders, seasickness, stomach diseases, storms)

Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day -- at noon, your local time, because according to Wellcat Holidays, cobras hate fudge and will not stay if we mention it

Yom Yerushalayim -- Israel (Jerusalem Day; began sunset yesterday, ends sunset today)

Anniversaries Today:

U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom, 1886 (only president to wed in the executive mansion)
Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, 1953 (the first major international event to be televised)

Birthdays Today:

Justin Long, 1978
Zachary Quinto, 1977
Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho, 1976
Wayne Brady, 1972
Wentworth Miller, 1972
Joel Tobeck, 1971
Dana Carvey, 1955
Gary Grimes, 1955
Dennis Haysbert, 1954
Diana Canova, 1953
Cornel West, 1953
Jerry Mathers, 1948
Marvin Hamlisch, 1944
Charles Haid, 1943
Stacy Keach, Jr., 1941
Charlie Watts, 1941
Sally Kellerman, 1937
Milo O’Shea, 1926
Johnny Weissmuller, 1904
Hedda Hopper, 1890
Sir Edward Elgar, 1857
Thomas Hardy, 1840
Marquis de Sade, 1740
Martha Dandridge Custiss Washington, 1731

Today in History:

The Vandals enter Rome and begin 2 weeks of plundering, 455
The First Siege of Antioch ends when Crusader forces take the city, 1098
The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France, 1615
Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
The Derby horserace is held for the first time in Epsom, England, 1780
P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States, 1835
The Slavic congress in Prague begins, 1848
Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his early radio device, 1896
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, making Native American Indians withing US territories and states US citizens, 1924
Lou Gehrig begins his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, 1925
In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic, and exile their king, Umberto II di Savoia, 1946
The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations, 1955
Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on another world, 1966
Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country, 1979
The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time, 1999
Europe launches its first probe to voyage to another planet, Mars, 2003
The World Health Organization announces the E. coli strain responsible for the 2011 E.coli O104:H4 outbreak had never before been isolated from patients, 2011
The US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records, 2015
One hundred volunters in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting, setting out 49,672 in 1 hour, 2015


  1. I love ALL of your Sunday Selections this week. Many, many thanks.

  2. The needlepoints sure are pretty and the kitties look very sweet.

  3. I was once actually reduced to setting a user's password to:
    I felt bad... but it worked.

  4. The needlepoint and cross stitch art is very beautiful Mimi. I hate raccoons. Two large one broke into my roof area and into my attic. They created a great deal of damage. It cost me a lot of money to fix the damage they did. They would eventually be caught and killed by a company that does this. See ya

    Cruisin Paul

  5. What a very clever idea for a password. I don't like to be told how many letters, characters, etc. to use.

    I know raccoons are pests, but they are so darn cute, it looks like that one posed for you.

  6. Love the joke. Very clever.

    Way to go on setting up and account so she can see the comic strips she likes. That was about all that was worth reading in our paper. We dumped it years ago.

    Aw on the kitties.

    Have a blessed Sunday, my friend. ♥

  7. Love Grandma's painted rocks, gorgeous needlework, fun Cajun joke about passwords and neat shot of the raccoon

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

  8. Great joke- very clever :) Such cute kitties. Nice rock painting. I love to paint rocks and leave them for people to find.


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