Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Thinking and Other Thoughts, 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

Sunday night, the phone rang about an hour after i'd gotten to sleep.  Bolting upright wondering what emergency could be happening this time, my bleary eyes saw Dr. D's name and number. 

She was calling to say she hadn't gotten back from visiting relatives yet, so i didn't need to come in to work.  "You can have a day off!" she said with excitement.  Since i already have another job after i'm done at her house, and i'd already lined up something in case she wasn't back, all she managed to do was interrupt my sleep, but it's the thought that counts, right?

Sandee noted the other day that it was news to her that i have long hair.  A demonstration:

Yes, i keep it braided.

Finally, some more of the funnies Grandma sent:

Hope everyone who celebrated it had a great Labor Day (and that you didn't celebrate too much).  Enjoy your Tuesday!


Today is:

Another Look Unlimited Day -- sponsored by Envira Myntyl, a day to look around and see what you don't need and can donate to charity, to lessen the flow to landfills

Armed Forces Day -- Taiwan

Concordia Fall Festival -- Concordia, MO (celebrating agriculture and the German heritage of the area; through Saturday)

Cromwell's Day -- The Cromwell Association holds a service at his statue on his death date

Day to Mourn All Manifestations of Sexism -- in honor of passage of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Day of Universal Alarm -- Fairy Calendar (no one remembers what to be alarmed about, which is what is so alarming, at least to the Fairies)

Feast of San Marino and the Republic -- San Marino

Flag Day -- Australia

Ganesha Chaturthi -- Hindu (festival to honor the god of prosperity, prudence, and success, Ganesha; local customs and dates can vary, as can official government holiday status)

Macchina di Santa Rosa -- Viterbo, Italy (St. Rose, patron of the city, celebration begins this evening at 9pm sharp)

Merchant Navy Remembrance Day -- Canada

National Boss/Employee Exchange Day -- US (or anyone else who wants to foster understanding between bosses and employees, trade places for a day and see how the other half lives!)

National Welsh Rarebit Day

National Wilderness Day -- US (commemorates passage of The Wilderness Act in 1964)

Paryushana Parva -- Jain (start of the 8 day festival signifying human emergence into a new world of spiritual and moral refinement and a celebration of the natural qualities of the soul; the final day is Samvatsari, the most important day and focused on forgiveness)

Play Days -- sponsored by the HUMOR Project, add humor to your life; through Saturday  

Samvatsari -- Jain (final and most important day of the Paryushana Parva, the day focused on forgiveness)

Skyscraper Day -- birth anniversary of Louis H. Sullivan in 1856, architect credited with some of the first skyscrapers

South Carolina Apple Festival -- Westminster, SC, US (through Saturday)

St. Gregory the Great's Day (Inventor of Gregorian Chant; Patron of choir boys, educators, masons, musicians, papacy, Popes, schoolchildren, singers, stone masons, stonecutters, students, teachers; England; Kercem, Malta; Legazpi, Philippines; Montone, Italy; San Gregorio nelle Alpi, Italy; West Indes; against gout and plague)

St. Marinus' Day (Patron and founder of San Marino; also Patron of bachelors, deacons, and falsely accused people)

Tokehega Day -- Tokalau (remembrance of the Treaty of Tokehega)

Birthdays Today:

Shaun White, 1986
Kiran Desai, 1971
Charlie Sheen, 1965
Valerie Perrine, 1943
Pauline Collins, 1940
Eileen Brennan, 1937
Alison Lurie, 1926
Anne Jackson, 1926
Mort Walker, 1923
Kitty Carlisle Hart, 1914
Alan Ladd, 1913
Edward Albert Filene, 1860
Louis Henry Sullivan, 1856
John Humphrey Noyes, 1811
Prudence Crandall, 1803
Anna, Duchess of Bedford, 1783 (in 1840, she began the tradition of afternoon tea)
Nicolo Amati, 1596

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Search for Tomorrow"(TV), 1951
"Poppy"(Musical), 1923
"Funf Orchestrerstucke/Five Pieces for Orchestra"(Schoenberg Op. 16), 1913
"What Every Woman Knows"(Play), 1908
The New York Sun(Newspaper, first of what was to become the Penny Press newspapers), 1833
"Uncle Sam"(Image first used), 1813

Today in History:

Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, is defeated in the Battle of Naulochus by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, which ends the resistance to the Second Triumvirate, BC36
Saint Marinus founds San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, 301
Consecration of Pope Gregory the Great, 590
King Richard I (the Lionheart) crowned, and 30 Jews are massacred as part of the celebration, 1189
Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England, 1658
The first large group of Swiss and German colonists reach the shores of North and South Carolina areas, 1709
The Flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time, 1777
Signing of the Treaty of Paris, end of the US Revolutionary War, 1783
John Dalton, English scientist begins using symbols to represent different atomic elements, 1803
The first daily newspaper, a "penny paper", that actually succeeded, The Sun (New York), begins publication, as well as employing the first paper boys, 1833
Outbreak of the Greek revolution against the autocratic rule of King Otto, 1843
William, Prince of Albania, leaves the country after six months because of opposition to his rule, 1914
Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph, 1935
68th and final transport of Dutch Jews, including Anne Frank and her family/friends, leaves for Auschwitz, 1944
Wally Gator premiers, 1962
Dagen H in Sweden: traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight, 1967
The Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars, 1976
Russia and the People's Republic of China agree not to target each other with nuclear weapons, 1994
An 87-automobile pile-up happens on Highway 401 freeway just East of Windsor, Ontario, Canada after an unusually thick fog from Lake St. Clair, 1999
Iran's Parliament approves the first woman minister in 30 years, confirming the appointment of Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi as Minister of Health, 2009
The mobile division of Nokia is purchased by Microsoft for $7.2billion, 2013
Chris the sheep breaks the world record for biggest shorn fleece (40kg / 88lb) near Canberra, Australia, 2015
A 1.4 ton WWII bomb is defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated beforehand as a precaution, 2017


  1. Love your funnies. And am, mostly, enjoying my sixties.

  2. Can you see the green glow of envy all the way over there? I've wanted long hair all my life, but it never gets more than about four inches past my collar.
    I'm liking my sixties so far, hasn't been much different from my 50s apart from now being retired. Sadly, NOT a retired lottery winner. Yet.

  3. There is not enough money in the world to get me to do my boss's job - even for only a half day! (Well, maybe in the world, but certainly not enough money in the budget where I work...)
    Loved each and every one of those memes!

  4. Those are some great quotes! You sure do have long hair if that is you! Nice long braid. We think the problem these days is so many people act and then think but one should think and then act.

  5. We enjoyed those funnies too and they are pretty darn true!

  6. The best is the photo of you! You look like you belong on the cover of a romance novel.

  7. I wondered if you got Monday off and I see you didn't. At least you know Dr. D well enough to know how to work around little notice and the runaround. You get both with that client.

    You do have long hair. Very long hair. Thanks for the demonstration.

    Love the funnies and the dog one is the very best one. I laughed out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

  8. wow! love the braid and the horse photo! Fun quotes too ^_^

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

  9. Keeping hair braided works so well for long hair. Now if I could just manage to not make it look like I did battle. It just manages to go fluffy... Sigh.

    But, yes, sleepus interuptus is not so great. But, she meant well. I guess... :)

    I think the septic tank one, and the retired lottery winner are my favorites today.


  10. Whenever I pick up the dog's poop he says to me, "Who's the boss now?"

    God bless.

  11. crackin UP at the septic tank and dog poop meme's !!!!!! ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

  12. Hope you were able to fall back asleep. Those are funny memes. And I love your hair.

  13. I used to have long, long hair. I, too, wore it in a long plait down my back. Now, it is mid-nape of my neck length...if that is such a description!

    I love the memes. :)

  14. Wow! Yes. Long hair!
    Loved these! I, too would love to be a retired lottery winner when I grow up!


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