Sunday, July 28, 2019

It Fills the Bill (Cajun Joke) and Sunsets (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.

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:


Today is:

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     

Anniversaries Today

The first Singing Telegram is delivered, 1933
Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard, 1540

Birthdays Today

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


  1. Love your sunsets. The eighth is a truly dramatic sight, but they all have charm.

  2. The sky photos are amazing! We hope the buttocks heals soon.

  3. Yikes on hurting yourself bowling. I hope it heals up quickly.

    Love the joke. You have to keep your priorities straight.

    Love the sunset shots from your front door. Beautiful.

    Have a blessed Sunday, my friend. ♥

  4. Beautiful sky shots ~ fun cajun joke ~ most of all hope you are healing quickly ~ lots of healing hugs to you ^_^

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

  5. Love the story about the bowling. Those pictures are terrific. Have a great week.

  6. Love your photos of the sky. What a variety of clouds and atmospheres. I specially love the "fireball" in the middle photo, what a slow drama in the sky!

  7. A belated Happy Anniversary and I liked your celebration but sorry your in pain hope you feel better soon

    LOL @ the joke never fails

    Have a bowlyastic week :-)

  8. Hope your feeling better by now. I fell two weeks ago and I'm just waiting for a black eye to get better and my wrist to quit hurting from where I fell on it. :(

    Aside from injuring yourself, did you have an enjoyable dinner? Where did you go? I hope you and your hubby have many more wonderful years together!

  9. Cute joke :) Glad you had a nice anniversary aside from the muscle pull. I think ice is better than heat. Get well soon. XO

  10. History...was one of my favourite subjects when I was at school. I hope today's generations find it as important....forget the selfies...take a wider look around....

  11. That's cool that it was Auntie's Day yesterday, because I did indeed spend the day with my nephew (and my new niece and step-nephew.) Celebrated it without even knowing! :-)


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