(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both. If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)
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.
What did we do for our anniversary yesterday? Glad you asked.
We went out for an early dinner, and then we went bowling.
Neither of us are that great, but we each got a couple of strikes and spares, and i won the first game, he won the second.
During the second game, i pulled something and my gluteus maximus is in a great deal of pain. In fact, i could hardly finish the game and limped the whole evening. Let's hope this clears up by Monday or i will be fighting Dr. D for her heating pad that she uses on her hip!
Boudreaux done be complain to Thibodeaux dat Clothile on him to get him more o' de exercise an' spen' less o' his time at de Hubba Hubba Lounge.
Thibodeaux say, "My Marie done say dat 'bout me, too." Den he ax, "What we goin' do, Boudreaux?"
An' Boudreaux say, "I done tole her I's gonna do me some research."
A couple day later, Boudreaux come to Thibodeaux an' say, "I t'ink I done foun' de solution. Bowlin'!"
An' Thibodeaux say, "What!"
An' Boudreaux say, "I done gone wit' Gaston to see de league, an' I realize dat bowlin' be an hour o' drinkin' de beer wit' de occasional stop fo' six seconds o' exercise!"
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.
The last couple of days, i have been stopping to admire the sunset from my own front door:
Auntie's Day® -- as begun by The Savvy Auntie, celebrating those who chose to take on the active role of being an Auntie
Buffalo Soldiers Day -- US (as designated by Congress)
Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval a/k/a Expulsion of the Acadians Day -- Canada
Festival of Hedjihotep -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of weaving; date approximate)
Heyannir month commences -- Icelandic Calendar (Harvest Month, literally translates "Hay Working")
Imp-Handling Conference -- Fairy Calendar
Independence Day -- Peru(1821)
International Bog Day
Liberation Day / Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism -- San Marino
Mi'kmaq Pilgrimage to St. Anne Mission -- Mi'kmaq First Nations of Canada and Maine
Nagasaki Peiron Senshuken -- Nagasaki, Japan (two day dragon boat racing festival begun in the 17th century)
National Milk Chocolate Day
National Tree Day -- Australia
Olavsokuaftan (Olavsoka Eve) and the Olai Festival -- Faroe Islands (St. Olav's Eve, the night before the opening of Parliament and the festival of St. Olav; through tomorrow)
Parent's Day -- US
Procession of the Penitents -- Veurne, Belgium (passion play dating back to the 15th century)
Ranggeln -- Mt. Hundstein, Germany (traditional form of wresting, called ranggeln, in honor of St. Jacob's Day [which most celebrate on July 25]; this particular festival harks back to the pre-Christian Lughnasadh celebrations, which went through Aug. 1 and contained athletic events)
Soma-Nomaoi -- Haramachi City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (three day wild horse chase which recreates a battle from over 1,000 years ago)
St. Arduinus of Trepino's Day (Patron of Trepino, Italy)
Terry Fox Day -- born in Winnipeg on this date in 1958, he raised $24 million for cancer research by running over 3,000 miles on an artificial leg before his death in 1981 at age 23
Valencia Fair Battle of the Flowers -- Valencia, spain (conclusion and highlight of the Valencia Fair, with a parade and thousands of carnations thrown from floats, making a magical carpet of petals for all to enjoy)
Vardavar -- Armenia (continuation of an ancient pagan festival that encourages people to pull pranks, especially dousing everyone, friend and stranger, with water)
World Hepatitis Day -- International
The first Singing Telegram is delivered, 1933
Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard, 1540
Lori Loughlin, 1964
Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox, 1958
Hugo Chavez, 1954
Sally Struthers, 1948
Linda Kelsey, 1946
Jim Davis, 1945
Rick Wright, 1945
Bill Bradley, 1943
Phil Proctor, 1040
Darryl Hickman, 1931
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 1929
Jacques Piccard, 1922
Earl Tupper, 1907
Rudy Vallee, 1901
Joe E. Brown, 1892
Beatrix Potter, 1866
Thomas Heyward, Jr., 1746
Today in History
Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason, 1540
Bermuda is first settled by Europeans, survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia, 1609
Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution, 1794
Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina, 1865
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing due process and establishing citizenship for African Americans is certified, 1868
First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1935
The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport", 1948
The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan, the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851, 1976
Andorra joins the United Nations, 1993
Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships, 2001
The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland, 2005
The U-550, a sunken German U-Boat, is discovered off the cost of Massachusetts, 2012
Findings of the earliest evidence of cancer, found in 1.7 million-year-old toe fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, are published in "South African Journal of Science", 2015