Sunday, September 22, 2019

"Adventure" Awaits (Cajun Joke) and a Hodgepodge (Sunday Selections)


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 i took #1 Son with me to see Grandma and Grandpa.  When we got there, neither of them had gotten home from church yet.

He asked why they take two cars, and i noted that while Grandma wants to stay and talk to friends for a moment or two after, Grandpa is hitting the door almost before the final "Amen" is said.

Then i told him that i have a key, and that i just hope i remembered how to turn of the burglar alarm.

"Maybe we should wait," he said, a bit nervously.

My response was, nah, think of this as an adventure! and i opened the door.

Yes, i remembered, and i managed to do it while Lulu was acting like a wild thing, as usual.

Clothile done be tellin' Boudreaux, "We needs us a vacation.  I wants to go on a adventure!"

An' Boudreaux say, "If'n you want you adventure, try to get into town durin' rush hour."

So Clothile say, "No, we needs us to go someplace new.  Look, I gots dis travel website on my computer.  How 'bout we pick us a place to go see, have some fun, conquer de world."

An' Boudreaux look at hims phone an' say, "I gots me a site here, it be called de bank, an' it say we can conquer de whole world from here to de mailbox!"


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.     

A hodgepodge this week.  First a few flowers from Mr. BA's back garden (last week was all front garden), then a couple of fun things that caught my eye.


Today is:

Aizu Byakko Matsuri -- Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima, Japan (ceremonial recreation of a march to war in 1868; through the 24th)

American Business Women's Day -- US (anniversary of the founding of the American Business Women's Association)

Banned Books Week begins -- US (sponsored by the ALA; Celebrating the Freedom to Read, It's Everybody's Job; celebrate your right to read what you want!)     

Boidromia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; honor Apollon as god of rescue during war)

Breakfast, Snack, Elevenses, Snack, Lunch, Snack, Tea, Snack, Dinner, Snack, More Snacks, Supper, Snack, and Bilgewack Celebration Day -- Fairy Calendar (Borms; they are little known relatives of Goblins, given to being overweight and sedentary and lying around feeling ill; bilgewack is their term for having eaten too much and having to lie down.)

Clypping the Church Ceremony -- Painswick, Gloucestershire, England (since 1321, surrounding the church hand in hand for the Clypping Hymn and an open air ceremony)

Coya Raymi -- Inca Native Americans (festival to honor Moon Goddess Quilla, with a focus on purging sickness and evil; through tomorrow, dates approximate)

Dear Diary Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; get it down on paper! 

Elephant Appreciation Day -- sponsored by "Elefunteria

Feast of Mikeli -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (harvest celebration; through the 24th)

Hobbit Day -- Bilbo's and Frodo's Birth anniversary

Ice Cream Cone Day -- Italo Marchiony applied for a patent for an ice cream cone mold on this day in 1903

Independence Day -- Bulgaria(1908); Mali(1960)

National Centenarians Day -- US

National White Chocolate Day


Princess Martha Louise's Birthday -- Norway (an official flag day)

Ritual of the Netjers of the Two Lands (Upper and Lower Egypt) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

St. Maurice's Day (Patron of armies, cloth dyers, cloth makers, infantrymen, soldiers, swordsmiths, weavers; Austria; Manresa, Spain; Pianello Val Tidone, Italy; Piedmont, Italy; Sardinia; Stadtsulza, Germany; Pontifical Swiss Guards; against cramps and gout)

Tolkien Week begins (always the Sun - Sat that includes Hobbit Day, Sept. 22)

World Car Free Day -- UN (encouraging all of us to go car free for a day, and see the world from a different perspective) began as:
    Car-Free Day -- this has spread to much of the world; try it for yourself! 

Birthdays Today:

Billie Piper, 1982
Ronaldo, 1976
Bonnie Hunt, 1964
Catherine Oxenberg, 1961
Scott Baio, 1961
Joan Jett, 1960
Andrea Bocelli, 1958
Debby Boone, 1956
Shari Belafonte, 1954
Arthur O. Sulzberger, 1951
Paul Le Mat, 1945
Junko Tabel, 1939 (first woman to summit Everest)
Tommy Lasorda, 1927
John Houseman, 1902
Michael Faraday, 1791
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, 1694(O.S. Date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Friends"(TV), 1994
"Family Ties"(TV), 1982
"Charlie's Angels"(TV), 1976
"A Delicate Balance"(Play), 1966
"Fiddler on the Roof"(Musical), 1964
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E."(TV), 1964
"Maverick"(TV), 1957

Today in History:

Legion I Italica is created by Emperor Nero, 66
Switzerland becomes an independent state, 1499
The General Provincial Court at Patuxent, MD, US, empanels the first all female jury in the colonies to try the case of a woman accused of murdering her child, 1656
A final 8 people are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Mass., 1692
Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution, 1776
Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska, 1784
City of Des Moines, Iowa, is incorporated as Fort Des Moines, 1851
Abraham Lincoln, by executive proclamation, declares that the slaves in the rebelling states shall become free on Jan. 1 of the upcoming year, 1862
Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich, 1869
The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published, 1888
Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather, King George III, as the longest reigning monarch in British history, 1895
Italo Marchiony granted a patent for an ice cream cone, 1903
The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain, 1910
Ralph J. Bunche becomes the first black winner of the Nobel Peace Price, 1950
The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library, 1991
David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon, 2003
CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light, 2011


  1. Very pretty flowers, and I like the funny signs. I see Boudreaux has a bank account similar to mine. Empty.

  2. Your Cajun jokes are the best, as always, dear Mimi!

  3. LOVE those signs.
    And envy the garden.

  4. I like the garden and signs. Happy weekend!

  5. Those are sure pretty flowers and a pretty funny funny too!

  6. I had been debating whether or not I should make the drive to my favorite ice cream place (it's a bit out of the way) for a cone of a new flavor I've been wanting to try...
    A *white chocolate* flavor.
    Clearly, the universe is telling me to GO!

  7. Your jokes are very interesting and very funny Mimi. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. I enjoyed your story heheh!

    And the joke

    Nice photos and quotes too have a smiletastic Sunday :-)

  9. Fun Cajun joke and beautiful floral photos ^_^

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

  10. Funny joke :) I love those signs-especially the one with a bite out of it :)

  11. Funny story, pretty flowers, thought-provoking signs - something for everybody!

  12. A beautiful back garden, indeedy! :)


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