Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Trying and Taxes and Laughter, 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.  

To anyone i offended with my silly poem yesterday, please know that the reason i love that quote from that character is it is so ludicrous to me as to be quite funny.  It always makes me laugh because it is such patent nonsense, and no offense was intended.

On Sunday night, i told my Sweetie i had to give him an A for effort.  He'd twisted his ankle after church, not badly, but badly enough that he wanted to stay home and prop it with ice on it, so i went to Sunday evening prayer meeting and Bible study alone.  When i got home, he'd brought out the garbage for Monday morning collection.  Of course, he'd put the bags in the recycle can, not the garbage can, and i had to fish them out and put them in the right can and drag the one back in and the other out, but he tried, and it was a diligent effort.

Yesterday's star conversation with Dr. D:

Dr. D:  I have to get my taxes done.

mimi:  Yes, you have until the 15th.  Then again, since you don't owe anything and are due a refund, they won't fuss if you are late.

Dr. D:  I need for you to help me sort the papers.

mimi:  Sure, we can go through them.

Dr. D:  And you need to tell me what paperwork I need for my taxes.

mimi:  That's above my pay grade!

Actually, she knows what she needs, she has her list from last year to go by.  

A few more funnies sent from a friend:

Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- South Korea

Bat Appreciation Month -- hooray for Bat Conservation International

Children's Day -- Singapore

Christmas Seal Campaign begins

Chuuk Constitution Day -- Chuuk, Micronesia

Cut Out Dissection Day -- let's find alternatives for school kids!

Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux a/k/a Therese of the Child Jesus or The Little Flower of Jesus (Doctor of the Church; Patron of African missions, AIDS patients, air crews/aircraft pilots/aviators, florists/flower growers, missionaries, sick people, those who have lost parents, tuberculosis; Australia; France; Russia; several cities around the world; against bodily ills and tuberculosis)

Festival of Penha -- Rio de Janiero, Brazil (through the 31st; pilgrimages to the Church of Our Lady of Penha)

Firepup's® Birthday -- have fun learning fire safety from Firepup    

Flattering Finals -- Fairy Calendar

Global Diversity Awareness Month begins -- to foster and further our understanding of the value of people of all races, genders, nationalities, ages, religions, sexual orientations, classes, and physical disabilities

Guoqing Jie -- China; Hong Kong; Macau (National Day/Founding of the Republic)

Homemade Cookies Day

Independence Day -- Cyprus(1960); Nigeria(1960); Palau(1994); Tuvalu(1976)

International Day of Older Persons -- UN

International Music Day -- information from the International Music Council     

Investiture of the Captains Regent -- San Marino

Kalends of October -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also
    Day Sacred to Fides -- (goddess of faithfulness and keeping your word)
    Festival of Juno Sororia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Juno the Sister, protector of young women at puberty)

Little Golden Books Day -- the first twelve were published on this day in 1942 (Baby's Book of Objects, Bedtime Stories, Mother Goose, Nursery Songs, Prayers for Children, The Alphabet from A to Z, The Animals of Farmer Jones, The Golden Book of Fairy Tales, The Little Red Hen, The Poky Little Puppy, This Little Piggy and Other Counting Rhymes, Three Little Kittens)

Month of Freethought -- inspired by Freethinkers who emigrated to the US in the 19th century

National Book It! Day -- teachers across the US can join together with Pizza Hut to encourage the love of reading each school year from today through March 31 

National Lace Day -- US (a day for lace fanciers to share their love of lacemaking; there's no history of who started this day, and other dates are given on some websites) 

National Walk Your Dog Week begins -- a campaign to bring awareness of and fight the increasing problems in the US with canine obesity 

O'qituvchi va Murabbiylar Kuni -- Uzebekistan (Day of Teachers and Instructors)

Pageantry in Oslo -- Oslo, Norway (Storting [Parliament] convenes to decide the date for its ceremonial opening, which is usually the following weekday, when the King opens the session in the presence of the Corps Diplomatique, preceded and followed by a military procession between the Royal Palace and the Storting.)

Pancasila Sanctity Day -- Indonesia

Popcorn and Tears Movie Appreciation Night -- go see a tear jerker; if guys don't want to go, make them stay home and vacuum

Pudding Season begins (Time to preserve meat from slaughtering for the winter by making meat puddings.)

Ram Mating Ceremony -- various towns and villages in Turkey (through the 20th, each village setting its own date; after being separated from the females for two months, the rams are returned with ceremonies to ensure good luck and lots of babies next spring)

Right-Brainers Rule Month begins (because left handers / right brainers are in their "right" minds)

Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (ends today at evening)

St. Remigius of Rheims' Day (Patrn of France; Rheims, France; against epidemics, fever, plague, religious indifference, snakes, and throat pain)

St. Romanos the Melodist's Day (hymn writer of the early 6th Century whose surviving works are still sung)

Unification Day -- Cameroon

US Fiscal Year begins (Why in October?)

World Dairy Expo -- Madison, WI, US ("Tools for Dairy's Progress" is this year's theme; through Saturday)

World Vegetarian Day

Anniversaries Today:

EPCOT opens, 1981 (Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow, or, if you work there, the insider title, Every Person Comes Out Tired)
Walt Disney World opens, 1971
Johnny Carson marries Joan Morrill Wolcott, 1949
Stanford University opens, 1891
Yosemite National Park and Yellowstone National Park are founded, 1890
South African College is founded, 1829 (Now University of Cape Town)

Birthdays Today:

Zach Galifianakis, 1969
Mark McGwire, 1963
Esai Morales, 1962
Grete Waltz, 1953
Randy Quaid, 1950
Stephen Collins, 1947
Tim O'Brien, 1946
Rod Carew, 1945
Stella Stevens, 1936
Julie Andrews, 1935
Albert Collins, 1932
Richard Harris, 1932
George Peppard, 1928
Tom Bosley, 1927
Jimmy Carter, 1924
William Rehnquist, 1924
James Whitmore, 1921
Walter Matthau, 1920
Bonnie Parker, 1910
Vladimir Horowitz, 1903
James Lawrence, 1781
Richard Stockton, 1730
Henry III, King of England, 1207

Debuting/Premiering  Today:

Compact Discs, 1982 (Billy Joel's 52nd Street)
"Remington Steele"(TV), 1982
"Kung Fu"(TV), 1972
Night of the Living Dead(Film), 1968
"The Merv Griffin Show"(TV), 1962
"The Honeymooners"(TV), 1955
"This is Your Life"(TV), 1952
"Tom Corbett, Space Cadet"(TV), 1950
"Best Foot Forward"(Musical), 1941
Ford's Model T, 1908
World Series Baseball, 1903 (the Boston Americans beat the Pittsburgh Pirates)
Postal Special Delivery, 1885 (USPS began special delivery services)
Postcards, 1869 (in Vienna, Austria)

Today in History:

Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia, BC331
The Russian Parliament accepts the annexation of the Ukraine, 1653
First session of the new French legislative assembly is held, 1791
Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty, 1800
The first steamboat to sail the Mississippi River arrives in New Orléans, Louisiana, 1811
Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet, 1847
A cyclone strikes Calcutta, India, killing 70,000, 1864
Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" is published, 1867
The world's first postcards are issued, in Vienna, Austria, 1869
John Philip Sousa becomes the new director of the USMC Band, 1880
Thomas Edison opens the first electric lamp factory, 1880
The USPS begins special delivery mail service, 1885
Jews are expelled from major Russian cities, 1898
Arab forces under T.E. Lawrence, a/k/a Lawrence of Arabia, capture Damascus, 1918
An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft, 1926
The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens, 1940
Mensa International is founded in the United Kingdom, 1946
First broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1962
The Concorde supersonic transport plane breaks the sound barrier for the first time, 1969
Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, United States, 1971
The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama, 1979
EPCOT Center opens at Walt Disney World, 1982
William Gibson's groundbreaking novel Neuromancer is published, introducing the word "cyberspace" to the English language, 1984
Denmark introduces the world's first legal modern same-sex civil union, 1989
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords, 2009
A dedicated 3D TV channel, Sky 3D, launches in the UK, 2010
The NY Yankees record the 10,000th win in their illustrious history, 2015
A new trade deal to replace NAFTA is agreed upon by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, 2018


  1. Love your funnies. Dr D seems to often ask a lot of you.

  2. I'd love to know the story behind that milk fridge sign.

  3. Like River I'd so like to know the story behind that sign.
    And I would like to apoplogize for my rant yesterday. Your poem was well written, and yes this quote is ludicrious. I must blame my lack of understanding the twinkle in your eye on my insufficient language skills. Humour and jokes are - next to prepositions - the hardest thing to master in a foreign language.

  4. You've reminded me ... we've ran out of milk. Off to the shops once more.

    God bless.

  5. One has to really wonder why that sign is on the milk door! As for the mannequin, it is truly correct for these days, which is actually a sad thing.

  6. Hope your Sweetie's ankle is better now. I haven't seen such mannequin over here.

  7. Love all the funnies and I had to laugh at Mr. Sweetie. He did try, but it was more work for you just to straighten out what he did.

    Love all the signs and the second one applies when you're dealing with Dr. D.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

  8. Love the fun sayings ~ favorite is the one about the asylum' ` yep feel like I might be right there with you ~ ^_^

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

  9. Mimi, it's so great that you gave him an A for effort. Awwww.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. While running a around and doing stuff it is always nice to get a bit of a laugh from you.

  11. Hmmm. I wonder if the virtual dissections now available are to be boycotted, too...

  12. Mimi,

    Your funnies got me smiling. The redneck birdfeeder is the best! lol I hope your Sweetie's ankle is doing better and that he doesn't reinjury himself. That'll be easier to do now while he's on the mend. Happy Tuesday!

  13. cracking up at the memes especially the highway to hell one !!! too funny ☺☺☺....and don't know why but I thought disney had opened way before then .... !!?? ☺☺♥♥

  14. Homemade cookies day. And it's the one day I *haven't* baked! Ha, oh, well... I have heard that the reason it's a stairway is that one has to put forth effort... :)

    Having been working with the public for a while, I think we need that Not An Exit sign in more places... Sigh. Heh...

    I adore the redneck birdfeeder...


  15. I read your post yesterday ,but missed the poem. I just went back to check it and I am not offended- especially since my hubby is currently doing the dishes :) XO

  16. No problem with Dog Walking. Lucy is a lean, mean, frisbee fetching machine.

  17. Oh my goodness, I laughed at all your funnies! The first one speaks a lot of truth.

  18. I love those redneck funnies. I have a friend in Florida who sends me them sometimes. We don't have rednecks over here, or rather, we do but they're not called that. :)

  19. Definite 'A' for effort! And those funnies cracked me up! Especially the realistic male mannequin!

  20. Your sweetie's recycle/garbage faux pas sounds like something my absent-minded professor sweetie would do. ;)

    Dr. D sure relies on you for a lot! I'm happy to say I managed to get our taxes all ready to rock'n'roll - usually I'm finishing them up at crunch time! :)

    Your funnies are hilarious!! I, too, would like to know the story behind the milk fridge sign!


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