Sunday, September 15, 2019

Appearances are Deceiving (Cajun Joke) and Porch Renovation (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.

A young friend of ours has been having his share of love life troubles.  He went on one of those dating sites and made arrangements for a date.  To put it kindly, the young lady had used someone else's picture.  He was not impressed or amused, and we had a good, long talk about how some people are not what they appear to be.

Boudreaux done be talkin' to hims frien' from way up north in Shreveport, Jake, 'bout some people dey done know.

Boudreaux say, "Dem cousins be a bit odd, don' you t'ink?"

An' Jake say, "Yes, their dads were brother and sister."

An' Boudreaux look at Jake an' laugh.  "Dat be de funny way to say it."

So Jake say, "Well, of course they were brothers, but one of them was a secret cross dresser."

Den Boudreaux come back an' say, "Mais, you mean he be de trans parent?"

An' Jake say, "Yes, and everyone saw right through him!"


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.      

Mr. BA has been renovating and repainting his front porch. 

The porch swing had to be pulled out of the way.

Sanding equipment.

Abigail is snoopervising.

Sanded and ready.

Lots of prep work.

The back steps needed work, too.

Looking good.

Already much better.

The back steps are being painted as well.
Once he is done with the last coat of paint and brings the swing back down, i will show a final picture.  Meanwhile, i will also add a few pictures from his garden that i spent weeding yesterday.

Mr. BA dearly loves his ferns.


Today is:

Battle of Britain Day -- UK

Big Mac Shoreline Fall Scenic Bike Tour & Ride Across The Mackinac Bridge -- Mackinaw City, MI, US (a one-of-a-kind bike tour; through tomorrow)

Dia de Nuestra Senora de la Bien Aparecida -- Santander, Spain

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 5, Health (sponsored by We, the World

Engineer's Day -- India

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa) related observance
    Grito de Dolores -- Mexico (Cry of Dolores,a/k/a Father Hidalgo's Cry for Freedom Day, the evening before Independence Day)
    Virgin Mary of the Seven Sorrows Day -- Slovakia

Felt Hat Day (Traditional day upon which men started to wear their winter felt hats, similar to women beginning to wear white shoes on Memorial Day)

Independence Day -- Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua (all in 1821)

International Day of Democracy -- UN

Make a Hat Day -- just for fun (and if you are a guy, make a felt hat)

National Back to Church Sunday -- US (encouraging every church goer to invite just one person to come along, as studies show many people say they would go, if they were invitied)

National Creme de Menthe Day

National Hispanic Heritage Month -- US, through Oct. 15

National Linguine Day

National Neighborhood Day -- US (The Good Feeling That Lasts All Year)   

Really Bad Ideas Exhibition -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins celebration)

Restoration of Primorska to the Motherland Day -- Slovenia

Silpa Bhirasri Day -- Thailand

St. Catherine of Genoa's Day (Patron of brides, childless people, people in difficult marriages, people ridiculed for their piety, victims of adultery and unfaithfulness, widows; against adultery and temptation)

Wife Appreciation Day -- unofficially celebrated the 3rd Sunday in September

World Maritime Day Parallel Event -- Cartagena, Colombia (events to go along with World Maritime Day, which will be later this month; through the 17th)

Anniversaries Today:

Greenpeace is founded, 1971

Birthdays Today:

Heidi Montag, 1986
Prince Harry, 1984
Dave Annable, 1979
Josh Charles, 1971
Dan Marino, Jr., 1961
Tommy Lee Jones, 1946
Oliver Stone, 1946
Carmen Maura, 1945
Jessye Norman, 1945
Merlin Olsen, 1940
Gaylord Jackson Perry, 1938
Norm Crosby, 1927
Jackie Cooper, 1922
Fay Wray, 1907
Roy Acuff, 1903
Agatha Christie, 1890
Robert Benchley, 1889
William H. Taft, 1857
James Fenimore Cooper, 1789
François de La Rochefoucauld, 1613
Marco Polo, 1254

Debuting/Premiering Today:

USA Today(Newspaper first issue), 1982
"CHIPs"(TV), 1977
"Columbo"(TV), 1971
"I Spy"(TV), 1965
"Lost in Space"(TV), 1965
"Bachelor Father"(TV), 1957
"The Lone Ranger"(TV), 1949

Today in History:

The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy, 1616
The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow, 1812
The first Negro National Convention begins in Philadelphia, 1830
The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad, 1831*
HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands, 1835
Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell becomes the first woman in the US to be ordained a minister (Congregationalist), 1853
Timothy Alder patents the typesetting machine, 1857
RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube, 1947
United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia, 1952
The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
*The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C., 1981
Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations, 1981
Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history, 2008
In Australia, "Indeterminate" can now be listed on a passport as a gender, 2011
A previously unknown species of bottlenose dolphin is found by Australian researchers, and named Tursiops australis, 2011
Japan switches off its last working nuclear reactor, 2013
Archaeologists document their find of the oldest-known brewery and the remains of 13,000-year-old beer in a cave in Haifa Israel, belonging to the nomadic Natufian people, 2018


  1. That is a LOT of work - and the garden is lovely.

  2. That's a lovely porch ... the flowers too. The swing seat is a bit high though!!!

    God bless.

  3. Having done those dating sites myself, I am consistently amazed as to how people can think that demonstrating yourself to be a liar is a perfectly acceptable way to start looking for True Love.
    People, People, PEOPLE!

  4. WOW, that porch redo is totally amazing!

  5. Trans parent. Ha,ha,ha. What a way to begin a happy morning with, a laugh. Thanks Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I always find it strange people do that because if you meet up you will find out anyway LOL

    LMAO @ that joke :-)

    Loved those photos it takes a lot to do all that I liked the blooms, have a bloomingtastic Sunday :-)

  7. Fun Cajun joke and lovely variety of photos today ~

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


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