Tuesday, August 13, 2019

File This Under, A Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.  

File this one under kids say the craziest things:

Congregation:  Amen!
Small Child in the Back:  I'm in!

File this one under only in my house:

#2 Son:  I trust that co-worker.
Little Girl:  You also trust pizza that's been sitting in your car overnight!

File this one under Grandma has a sense of humor:

mimi:  How is everything?
Grandma:  Well, if my mind would stay where my body is, I'd be fantastic!
mimi:  That's funny!
Grandma:  Yeah, well, my memory is getting so bad now I have to write everything down.  In fact, I'm even going to start writing down when I go to the bathroom so I don't accidentally try to go twice!

File this under how i see Dr. D:

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Anniversary of Snick-Snacker's Right Foot -- Fairy Calendar

Carnival Tuesday -- Granada

Day of Battle between Horus and Set; Aset gains the Horns of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Defence Forces Day -- Zimbabwe

Festival of Aventine Diana / Nemoralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (commemoration of the dedication of her temple; celebrated between now and the 15th, and rededicated as the Festival of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin after Christianization)

Festival of Xocotl Huetzi -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (first fruits of harvest festival; date approximate, but two weeks around the end of August)

Fox Hill Day -- Nassau, Bahamas (final day of their Emancipation celebrations)

Independence Day -- Central African Republic(1960)

International Left-Hander's Day -- sponsored by Lefthanders International     

Lao Issara -- Laos (Day of the Free Laos)

Lesser Festival of Flora -- Ancient Roman Calendar

National Filet Mignon Day

Obon -- Buddhist (celebration to revere the ancestors; celebrated at different times even within Japan, but usually the biggest dates are in mid-August)

Runic Half Month As begins (the gods)

Skinny Dipping Day -- funny t-shirt:  I no longer skinny dip. I chunky dunk!

St. Cassian's Day (Patron of students and teachers; Brixen, Italy; Comacchio, Italy; Imola, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico)

St. Concordia's day (Patron of nursing mothers and wet nurses)

St. Hippolytus' Day (Patron of horses, prison guards/officers/workers; Bibbiena, Italy)

Wall Day -- anniversary of the day in 1961 that the Berlin Wall began going up; observe it by trying to break down a wall or communication barrier somewhere in your own life

Women's Day -- Tunisia

Birthdays Today

Shani Davis, 1982
Midori Ito, 1969
Quinn Cummings, 1967
Danny Bonaduce, 1959
Dan Fogelberg, 1951
Kathleen Battle, 
Philippe Petit, 1949
Kevin Tighe, 1944
Don Ho, 1930
Pat Harrington, Jr., 1929
Fidel Castro, 1926
George Shearing, 1919
Ben Hogan, 1912
Alfried Felix Alwyn Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, 1907
Alfred Hitchcock, 1899
Bert Lahr, 1895
Annie Oakley, 1860
Lucy Stone, 1818

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Zaire/The Tragedy of Zara"(Voltaire's "Tragedy in Verse"), 1732

Today in History

The English army under King Henry V lands at the mouth of the Seine River, 1415
Tenochtitlan of the Aztecs is conquered by the Spanish, 1521
Tenbun Hokke Disturbance, in which Buddhist monks from Kyoto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto, 1536
John Smith submits the story of Jamestown's first days for publication, 1608
Christiaan Huygens discovers the Martian south polar cap, 1642
Founding of Litchfield, CT, 1651
Marie Antoinette and other French royals are imprisoned by Revolutionaries, 1792
Nat Turner sees the solar eclipse which he interprets as a sign from heaven to begin his ill-fated slave rebellion, 1831
Earthquake in Peru and Ecuador kills 25,000, 1868
Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon", 1889
First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley, 1913
Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps, 1918
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is established as a public company in Germany, 1918
The first barbed wire fence that would become the Berlin Wall is erected, 1961
The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker-tape parade in New York, 1969
Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for most the gold medals won by an individual in Olympic history, 2008
Footage of the previously unseen Kawahiva tribe is released; the Kawahiva is an indigenous tribe living in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and is thought to have had very little contact with the outside world, 2013
Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics, 2014


  1. Love those snippets. Which have set MY mind wandering. Which it often does.

  2. I think car pizza would probably be okay in winter when the cheese is less likely to go "off". Men in TV sitcoms seem to survive eating stuff like that...

  3. Granny sure has not lost her sense of humour!

  4. I'm wondering how Flora feels about her Lesser Festival...
    Kind of damning with faint praise, no?

  5. Those were some funny things there with the kids :)

  6. Grandma sounds such a funny character. You're lucky having her Mimi. See ya

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Grandma has a good sense of humor for sure.

  8. Love them all, but the Dr. D one made me laugh out loud. Spot on.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

  9. I am ROLLING over here! Thanks for the belly laughs! And I'm with Sandee - the Dr. D one made me laugh the hardest! :)

    Have a fabulous week, Mimi! :)

  10. Hi Mimi - a question for you re Poetry Monday: do you want to be included in providing topics on a rotating basis or are you happy just to keep contributing poems? Please let me know in a reply or by emailing me at newjennyo@gmail.com - thanks!

  11. Around here, Tuesday is the new Monday. Thank you for the much-needed guffaw!
    I'm often left unsupervised . . .

  12. Love the snippets. Actually, going twice might not be such a bad thing! ;) I heard a snippet the other day, Mama talking to a cute little baby.

    Oh, you are my cute stuff! (kiss) In fact, there is so much of you, you are a double, or even quadruple stuff!

    Guess it was a good thing it was about a 2 month old!


  13. Great and fun snippets ~ ^_^

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


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