Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Annual PSA, Unneeded Items, and All Around Silliness, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


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.  

It's that time of year again, when the rallying cry goes out from a hospital not far from here.  They have a campaign called:

Protect Your Pumpkins, Get a Mammogram!

Yes, mine is scheduled for today.  Here's my annual PSA -- get whatever screening tests your doctor recommends, and don't put it off.  Does it work better for your schedule to use one hour on one day to get screenings, or to be dead for twenty-four hours every day?

The hospital has signs on the interstate that made me and Sweetie laugh so hard i was glad there was little traffic, we may not have stayed in our own lane.  The hospital also puts up a pop-up pink pumpkin patch, with a huge checkerboard of pink and green squares and actual pumpkins for people to move around on the board.  It's quite amusing.

This composition is called, "You bought a butter dish because...?"

Yes, they've had the butter dish for as long as i've been there.

No, that is not Dr. D, that's another client.  My clients are amazing people, and they never cease to have me wondering about myself and human nature.

Dr. D had us spend most of yesterday looking for the Very Important Papers she just had the day before but could not find anywhere.  We found them anywhere, too, in the filing cabinet where they belonged, propped up where she would see them when she first walked in the room, in the bin of stuff to sort through that is next to her bed.  It's rather amusing to go play hide-and-seek there.  Amusing for me, but not necessarily for her, since some of these papers are for one of the lawsuits.

A few random funnies to round us out:

Have a fabulous Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Belfast International Arts Festival  -- Belfast, Ireland (International arts festival; through Nov. 3rd)

Cayenne Festival -- French Guiana (celebration of the capital city)

Day of Hommage for the late King Father -- Cambodia (Norodom Sihanouk)

Dine with TV Dinners on the Floor Night -- probably started by someone who wanted to see how many websites would be crazy enough to even list this

Feast of the Three Noble Ladies -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (female pharoahs; date approximate)

Fete Nationale de l'Evacuation -- Tunisia (Evacuation Day, celebrates the day all foreign military finally and fully left)

Global Handwashing Day -- International (scrub up! prevent the spread of germs)   

Guangzhou Autumn Trade Fair -- Guangzhou, China (through Nov. 15)

Ides of October -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also on this date
    Harvest Festival of Mars
    Ludi Capitolini (games in honor of Jupiter)
    Winter's Day

Information Overload Awareness Day -- we all get bombarded, take stock of how it affects you; sponsored by the Information Overload Research Group      

Mahakiki -- Hawai'ian New Year Season (a four month season where warfare is forbidden and many ceremonies take place; begins around the time of the first sighting of the Pleiades in the Northern Hemisphere)

Mertz of All Possible Mertzes -- internet generated and on the day "I Love Lucy" premiered; i guess Fred and Ethel were the definition of what a Mertz should be!

National Cake Decorating Day -- again, because every website gives a different date

National Chicken Cacciatore Day

National Grouch Day -- sponsored by Alan Miller, chairman of the board of NAG (National Association of Grouches)

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day -- US  

National Mushroom Day

National Pharmacy Technician Day -- because pharmacy technicians "Help America Feel Better"    

National Roast Pheasant Day

National Tree Planting Day -- Sri Lanka

Newspaper Week -- Japan

Poetry Day -- birth anniversary of the Roman poet Virgil

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day -- Canada; NSW, Australia; UK; US    

Rectification Day -- Burkina Faso

Rainbow Pickling Day -- Fairy Calendar

Sewing Lovers' Day -- internet generated, as those who love to sew deserve a day to celebrate

St. Teresa of Avila's Day (Founder of the Reformation of the Discalces[Barefoot] Carmelites; Patron of lace makers/workers, people in need of grace, people in religious orders, people ridiculed for their piety, sick people; Amos, Canada; Berzano di Tortona, Italy; Pozega, Croatia; Spain; against bodily ills, headaches, sickness, the death of parents)

Teacher's Day -- Brazil

White Cane Safety Day -- US (celebrating the achievements of the blind/visually impared, and recognizing the white cane as the symbol of their independence)

Wishbones for Pets begins -- US program asking professional pet sitters to gather pet supplies and donations for homeless pets through Thanksgiving

World Rural Women's Day/International Day of Rural Women -- UN; related observance
    Mother's Day -- Malawi

Birthdays Today:

Paige Davis, 1969
Sarah Ferguson, 1959
Emeril Lagasse,1959
Tanya Roberts, 1955
Tito Jackson, 1953
Richard Carpenter, 1946
Victor Banerjee, 1946
Jim Palmer, 1945
Penny Marshall, 1942
Linda Lavin, 1937
Lee Iacocca, 1924
Mario Puzo, 1920
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., 1917
John Kenneth Galbraith, 1908
Marty Mann, 1904
P.G. Wodehouse, 1881
Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1872
John L. Sullivan, 1858
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844
Publius Vergilius Maro / Virgil, 70BCE

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Untouchables"(TV), 1959
"I Love Lucy"(TV), 1951
"Abe Lincoln in Illinois"(Play), 1938
To Have and Have Not(Publication date), 1937
"La Mer/The Sea"(Debussy orchestral composition), 1905

Today in History:

Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals, 533
Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris, 1581
Asser Levy is granted a butcher's license for kosher meat in New Amsterdam, 1660
The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon marks the first human ascent, by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, (tethered balloon), 1783
George Washington takes the first formal presidential tour, of New England, 1789
Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to the Island of St. Helena, 1815
Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of the work force, 1874
Edison Electric Light Company is incorporated, 1878
Koln cathedral is completed, 633 years after it was begun, 1880
The German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin' lands in Lakehurst, NJ, 1928
LaGuardia Airport opens, 1939
Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time, 1946
The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia, 1971
The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England, 1987
Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL, 1989
Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1990
The first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom), exactly 50 years and 1 day after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the Earth's atmosphere, 1997
The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn, 1997
NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io, 2001
China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission, 2003
The final breakthrough occurs on the east bore of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in the Swiss Alps, now the world's longest railway tunnel, 2010
Actress Alyssa Milano tweets "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’", prompting a flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, 2017


  1. Love the funnies.
    I hope your ritual boob squashing went well, and no nasties were detected.

  2. Echoing EC "boob squishing" indeed. Hope all went well. And as always I'm grateful for your lists and funnies. They often make my day.

  3. What a great funny post today. Get your pumpkins checked had us laughing, and then the quotes were all super! Thanks for a good start to our day.

  4. Got my appt.

    M is for mammogram
    I read with my glasses
    Or without the M
    It can be silly asses

  5. I get every test I'm supposed to have when it's due. I agree it's a small price to pay.

    Love all the funnies and especially the last one.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  6. Yep, all the tests are important! Loved the funnies today!

  7. Nat'l roast pheasant day? I'll have to go out hunting.

    Last year I had the breast exam, another and another. Finally had the lump examined and sucked out. Then they implanted some metallic ball (radiation?) Learned: always always get that yearly exam.

  8. Ok, I adore the idea of a pumpkin checker board. I had my test earlier in the year, but yes, very important. And some of "my guys" very much agree with the police t-shirt... Ahem...


  9. I love how proactive your local hospital is about reminding women to get mammograms. I just had to put mine off but will reschedule when I'm able.

  10. When PSA hits 4.1 insist on being referred to a urologist and a needle biopsy of the prostate. It can save your life. If the prostate tests positive, insist on a CT scan of the abdominal cavity. For men, that may be where the silent mass is hiding. Just saying.

  11. I like the tattoo one :) I hope your mammogram results were good. :)

  12. I love that your local hospital made the mammogram reminders so fun! I get mine done every time its due - better safe than sorry! Plus I have a couple of friends who are breast cancer survivors, so it's near and dear to my heart.

    HA! Funny that the papers were hiding in plain sight.

    Loved your funnies! :)