Sunday, September 29, 2019

How Far? (Cajun Joke) and Garden Work (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 had borrowed #2 Son's car to go to work, and noticed that his odometer is no longer functioning.  How, i was wondering, will he know when it's time for an oil change?  My guess is we get to go by the number of months that have passed.

Boudreaux be settin' in hims car an' shakin' hims head, an' Thibodeaux come by.

Thibodeaux ax, "Boudreaux, what be de matter?"

An' Boudreaux say, "My car be so old dat it don' tell me how many miles dere be on it no mo'!"

So Thibodeaux say, "Well, dat not be so bad, you know de car be ver' old."

An' Boudreaux say, "But how'm I gonna know when I done gots to 239,000 miles?"

Den Thibodeaux ax, "Wait, what be so 'portant 'bout knowin' when dere be 239,000 mile on de car?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, how'm I gonna know when I done got to de moon?"


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.    

Yesterday was a Mr. BA's garden day.  We were weeding, pulling grass out of the flower beds, trimming some of the growth by the walks, and taking down a tree that had pretty well died.

Attacking that overgrown walkway.

Abigail, snoopervisor in chief.

Lots of pruning.

Pruned down to size.

Bringing in the chain saw!

The stump, which required a chain attached to the truck to pull out.

The hole after stump removal.

Watch where you put your hand when weeding.

A much clearer walkway.

Hard work in one pile.

Space for something new.

Snoopervising is hard work.  A snooze is called for even before the sheets come out of the dryer.


Today is:

Battle of Boqueron Day -- Paraguay

Constitution Day -- Brunei

Festival of Tezcatzonctl -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (chief god of intoxication; date approximate)

Fryeburg Fair -- Fryeburg, ME, US (a week-long celebration with aggricultural exposition, draft horse competition, a midway, nightly shows, Woodsmen's Day, Firemen's Muster, a juried crafts show, and more; through next Sunday)

Gold Star Mother's Day 2019 -- US (the day to honor mothers who have lost a child who was serving in the US Armed Forces)

Gwynn ap Nudd's Fest -- Celtic Calendar (god of the underworld; date approximate)

International Coffee Day -- and i thought this was every day!  

Inventors Day -- Argentina

Make a List of the Top Ten Happiest Days in Your Life Day -- must have been started by an optimist

Mutation Day -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day --; a day to remind grandparents to be active in their grandchildren's lives (and if you need a reminder, i wonder about you; if you aren't allowed by bitter parents, i feel badly for you)

National Mocha Day

Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival -- Walden, Cabot, Plainfield, Peacham, Barnet, Groton, and Marshfield, VT, US (all 7 towns take turns welcoming visitors during the famous fall foliage season, with local food, music, culture, and more; through Sunday)

Quick Draw Day -- debut of Quick Draw McGraw and his side kick, Baba Looey, in 1959

Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (begins this evening; through the evening of October 1)

Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and All Angels' Day  (Michaelmas)
    Archangel Gabriel, Patron of broadcasters, clergy, communication workers, diplomats, messengers, philatelists/stamp collectors, post offices and postal workers, radio and radio workers, secular clergy, telecommunication workers, telgraphers, telephones, television and television workers; Argentinian ambassadors; Seattle, Washington
    Archangel Michael, Patron of artists, bakers, bankers and banking, barrel makers/coopers, battle, boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, dying people, emergency medical technicians/paramedics/ambulance drivers, fencers and fencing, grocers and greengrocers, haberdashers and hatmakers, knights, milleners, paratroopers, police officers, radiologists and radiotherapists, security guards, sick people, soldiers, swordsmiths; for a holy death and safety at sea; England, Germany, and over 25 cities around the world; against danger at sea and temptation.     
    Archangel Raphael, Patron of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, blind people, doctors/physicians, guardian angels, happy meetings, love and lovers, mentally ill people, nurses, shepherdesses/shepherds, sick people, travellers, young people; Dubuque, Iowa; MacKenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories; Seattle, Washington; against bodily ills, eye diseases/eye problems, insanity/mental illness, nightmares, sickness
    related observances:
    National Day of Remembrance for Policemen Killed -- Australia (St. Michael, Patron of police officers)
    Payment of Quit Rent by London Royal Courts of Justice -- Michaelmas is a traditional English "Quarter Day", when rents come due

VFW Day -- US (The Veterans of Foreign Wars was established on this day in 1899)

World Heart Day -- International (to raise awareness of the signs and dangers of cardiovascular disease)     

World Rivers Day -- International   

Birthdays Today:

Emily Lloyd, 1970
John Paxton, 1960
Bryant Gumbel, 1948
Patricia Hodge, 1946
Lech Walesa, 1943
Dave Wilcox, 1942
Ian McShane, 1942
Madeline Kahn, 1942
Jerry Lee Lewis, 1935
Anita Ekberg, 1931
Lizabeth Scott, 1922
Trevor Howard, 1916
Stanley Kramer, 1913
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1912
Greer Garson, 1908
Gene Autry, 1907
Enrico Fermi, 1901
Horatio Nelson, 1758
Miguel de Cervantes, 1547
Pompey the Great, BC106

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Grace Under Fire"(TV), 1993
"Thirtysomething"(TV), 1987
"Designing Women"(TV), 1986
"MacGyver"(TV), 1985
"Houdini, A Circus Opera"(Opera), 1977
"The Judy Garland Show"(TV), 1963
"My Favorite Martian"(TV), 1963
"The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show"(TV), 1962
"My Three Sons"(TV), 1960
"Outlaws"(TV), 1960
"The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis"(TV), 1959
"Sergeant Preston of the Yukon"(TV), 1955
"A View from the Bridge"(Play), 1955
The Barefoot Contessa(Film), 1954
A Star is Born(Film), 1954
"Make Room for Daddy"(TV), 1953

Today in History:

Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumata, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire, BC522
Battle of Salamis, at which the Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I, BC480
Pompey the Great Celebrates ending the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday, BC61
Saladin's army marches into Jerusalem, 1187
The First Congress of the US adjourns, 1789
"Scotland Yard", London's Metropolitan Police Force, goes on duty, 1829
The first practical public electric tramway ever opens in Blackpool, England, 1885
John D. Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire, 1916
The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed, 1954
Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, is launched, 1962
WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station, 1975
Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to set foot on Irish soil with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland, 1979
The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth, 2004
The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history, 2008
An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami, 2009
The Koreas agree, for the first time in two years, to hold working-level military talks, 2010
Researchers discover a biofluorescent hawksbill sea turtle in waters off of the Solomon Islands; though biofluorescence has been observed in captive reptiles, this is the first occurrence seen in a wild reptile, 2015


Elephant's Child said...

A job well done - and I think the snoopervisor had the best of it.

River said...

That garden is looking mighty fine. Would you like to come and tackle mine? are you allergic to ant bites? We have about three zillion ants.

Brian said...

Dang, that was sure a lot of garden work!

carol l mckenna said...

Fun Cajun joke and you were sure busy with tree removal ~

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

carol l mckenna said...

Smart kitty ~ sweet photo ~ best it 'didn't miss a trick.'

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

Cruisin Paul said...

Happy Sunday Mimi. See ya my friend.

Cruisin Paul

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Happy coffeee day. You sure deserve it after all this gardening.

Jz said...

I had no idea that stamp collectors had their own saint.
Live and learn!

Nancy Chan said...

You did a great job clearing the garden and putting it into shape. Snoopervising makes the cat sleepy.

stevebethere said...

LOL @ the joke

LQQKS like you had a busy day yesterday you desrved a rest heheh!

pilch92 said...

That was a funny joke :) My mom's Explorer had about 220,000 miles on it when she finally got a newer vehicle.