Sunday, August 4, 2019

A Small Brew-Hah-Hah (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.

Sweetie was in a bit of a lather yesterday about coffee, specifically, that we were down to our last pound.

That could prove to be a tragedy in the making, at least in our house.

Boudreaux done be drinkin’ so much coffee dat Clothile be fussin’ wit’ him dat he goin’ get de jitters.

Boudreaux done say, “I don' have me a problem wit' coffee, I have me a problem wit'out it!”

An’ Clothile say, “In my ‘pinion, you be drinkin' too much coffee!”

An’ Boudreaux say, “What be de different ‘tween you 'pinion and de cup o' coffee?”

Clothile say, “I don' know.”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Mais, I done ax for de cup o' coffee!”


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.      

One of my clients has a “thing” for bowls and vases, so i snapped some photos.  It was tempting to want to move some of them to get better shots, but i resisted as i don’t want to be responsible for breaking anything.


Today is:

Champagne Day -- internet generated holiday, probably created by someone who wanted an excuse to celebrate

Coast Guard Day -- US (anniversary of founding in 1790)

Constitution Day -- Cook Islands

Fairy Drying-Out Day -- Fairy Calendar (makes sense, as we washed them yesterday. Now it begs the question, how does one dry a fairy?)

Ferry Fair Festival -- South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland (centuries old fair, with the Burry Man Walk on Friday and the main Parade on Saturday, originally a time for farmers to find labour for harvest, now for fun; through the 10th)

Festival of Domhnach Chrom Dubh -- Ireland (also called Festival of Lughnasa or Garland Sunday, Black Chrom's Sunday, associated with the god Lugh and connected to the festival of Lammas; also connected to John Barleycorn, the personification of the grain, who is killed by being harvested at this time; many honor St. Patrick's Fast by making a pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, where he fasted until he overcame the pagan deity Crom Cruach [Crom of the Reek])

Festival of the Dead; Sunset Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fiestas de la Virgen Blanca -- Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava, Basque Country, Spain; through the 9th

Fiestas Patronales -- El Salvador (through the 6th)

First Sermon of Lord Buddha -- Bhutan

Loch-mo-Naire Pilgrimage -- Loch mo Naire, Scotland (tonight from midnight to 1am tomorrow is the magical hour, complete the ritual there to be healed by the waters because of magic stones in the water that a Celtic priestess put there

Matica Slovenska Day -- Slovakia (main Slovak cultural institution, established 1863)

National Doll Day -- US (another with its own Facebook page)  

National Friendship Day -- US (designated by Congress in 1935)

National Lasagna Day

Nicole Robin Day -- St. John, USVI (unofficial celebration her safe return, with the crew, to the Virgin Islands after being held by Cubans.)

Single Working Women's Day

Sisters' Day® -- celebrating the bond between sisters, as begun by Tricia Eleogram; here’s a wiki page on how to celebrate this day

St. John Baptist Mary Vianney's Day (Cure of Ars; Patron of confessors, parish priests; Dubuque, Iowa; Kamloops, BC; Kansas City, KS; Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN)

Swiss Volksfest -- New Glarus, WI, US (celebration of Swiss Independence Day)

Vigil of St. Oswald -- Anglo-Saxon holy day, commemorates the day before King Oswald's death in 642

Zuni Corn Dance -- the Zuni Native Americans give thanks to Mother Earth, the Kokos (Nature Spirits), and the Corn Maidens for the maize harvest; through the 7th

Birthdays Today:

Cole and Dylan Sprouse, 1992
Daniel Dae Kim, 1968
Roger Clemens, 1962
Barack H. Obama, 1961
Billy Bob Thornton, 1955
Kristoffer Tabori, 1952
Richard Belzer, 1944
Maurice "Rocket" Richard, 1921
Helen Thomas, 1920
William Howard Schuman, 1910
Glenn Verniss Cunningham, 1909
Louis Armstrong, 1901*
Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, 1900
Louis Vuitton, 1821
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Saturday Evening Post(Magazine, first issue), 1821

Today in History

The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans, 70
A supernova is observed in constellation Cassiopeia, 1181
The first printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah), 1558
A hurricane in the Carribean kills thousands in Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Christopher, 1666
Dom Perignon invents champagne (traditional date), 1693
First edition of the Saturday Evening Post, which was published until 1969, 1821
The family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home, 1892
The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens, 1902
The Supreme Court of Japan is established, 1947
The Billboard Hot 100 is founded, 1958
American civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21, 1964
The African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso, 1984
Operation Storm begins in Croatia, 1995
Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th Governor General, 2005
California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger, 2010
Britain has their greatest success in one day at an Olympics since 1908, winning six gold medals and a silver on Day Eight of the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius becomes the first amputee to compete at the Olympic Games in the 400 meters, 2012
Actor Peter Capaldi, of Scotland, lands the role of the Doctor in the twelfth incarnation of the 'Doctor Who' British science fiction show, 2013
A plague of locusts in Southern Russia prompts a state of emergency to be declared, 2015

*In several interviews, Satchmo claimed to have been born on July 4, 1900. Historians always disputed that claim, saying it was too neat and tidy, and his baptismal records, found in a church basement, proved otherwise. Some biographies still give the July 4, 1900 date in error.


  1. Beautiful things - but I would hate to have to dust and clean them.

  2. Those are beautiful things, but I do not want to have to dust all that stuff! Ooops, just noticed the person above me said the same!

  3. I, on the other hand, share your client's love - there are bowls, vases, and mugs a-plenty all over my house as well. The treat for my senses is worth the dusting. (And I hate dusting, so that tells you something right there!)

  4. Those bowls and vases are pretty fancy!

  5. Some of those bowls are really beautiful. I like china, but I just don't have space to keep things on display. I have a couple of bowls on show and that has to be it. Still, I like looking at other peoples' things.

  6. I have no problem in my house. We have a Keurig machine. When I'm down a few, I just go down to Walmart and get another box or two.
    See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Wow! Your post is packed with interesting bits and bobs! I also like vases-I will have to take some photos of them for a future blog. Love your photos!

  8. Nice photos thosse bowls are really nice, and you was wise not to move any heheh!

    LOL @ the joke heheh!

    Have a bowltastic week :-)

  9. Cute joke. That is a beautiful collection.

  10. Running out of coffee was never a problem for me until I quit smoking (years ago). I replaced one addiction with another and would never, never run out these days. If I had beautiful bowls and vases like those, I'd want to see them all the time, too.

  11. Some of those bowls and vases are very beautiful. but I'm glad I don't have to do the dusting there.


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