Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Random and Happy and Rare, Too!


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.  

Today is a rare day -- i have a day off!  My next one is probably going to be next year, so i'm planning to enjoy this.

After yesterday, i need it.  Ms. JAI had me hopping a bit more than usual, which squeezed me on time so we almost didn't get our oil change done on Lunceford the Land Yacht.

Heaven forbid that i miss out on Kevin and Lenny and the joking that goes on.  Their latest trick is to whisper everything and each accuse the other of being deaf.  It makes for some crazy moments.

Dr. D is heavily leaning on taxes.  We spent much fruitless time searching for the Goodwill receipts from 2017.  Yes, she filed 2017 already, but there are questions, so these receipts might need to be found.  They will probably turn up after she goes to the CPA and finds out they aren't needed.  Oh, well, it's a living.

Okay, on to some funnies:


Today is:

A&W Rootbeer Mug Day -- see if you can frost your mug like they did

Birth of Baha'u'llah -- Baha'i

Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, Doctors Day, and Cultural Renaissance Day -- Taiwan

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day -- "Changing the world, one story at a time."

Constitution Day -- Azerbaijan

Dia del Cartero -- Mexico (Postman's Day; postal carriers are shown appreciation with small gifts left in mailboxes)

Fancy Rat and Mouse Day -- the American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association wants you to know these little critters can give you a lot of love 

Full Beaver Moon / Full Frosty Moon
    Ill Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
    Palden Lhamo Festival -- Tibet (protectress of Tibet, celebrated mostly by women)
    Loy Krathong -- Thailand (Floating of the Lamps festival; to appease the water spirits, dedicated to Mae Kongkha, Goddess of Rivers)
    Tazaugmone/Thasaung Mong Full Moon -- Myanmar (Festival of Lights begins)
    That Luang Festival -- Laos (Ventiane's most important Theravada Buddhist festival)

Journee Nationale Maore -- Comoros (Admission to the UN Day)

Khalkeia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of smiths, associated with Hephaists and Athena; date approximate)

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

National Youth Day -- East Timor

St. Emillian's Day (Patron of Spain, finding lost objects)

St. Josaphat's Day (Patron of Edmonton, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; Ukraine)

Tewa Buffalo Dance -- Native American Tewa of the Tesuque Pueblo rites on the feast day of their Patron, San Diego, to honor Mother Earth, Father Sky, the four directions, and the elements; through the 15th

World Pneumonia Day -- because we lose a million children a year to this preventable illness    

Anniversaries Today:

The Arches National Park established, 1971
Ellis Island closes, 1954

Birthdays Today:

Anne Hathaway, 1982
Ryan Gosling, 1980
Sammy Sosa, 1968
Michael Moorer, 1967
David Schwimmer, 1966
Nadia Comaneci, 1961
Megan Mullally, 1958
Neil Young, 1945
Al Michaels, 1944
Wallace Shawn, 1943
Grace Kelly, 1929
Jo Stafford, 1918
Harry A. Blackmun, 1908
Sun Yat-sen, 1866
Auguste Rodin, 1840
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Grand Hotel"(Musical), 1989
"Irma la Douce"(Musical), 1956
"Paint Your Wagon"(Musical), 1951
Song of the South(Disney film), 1946
The first Sunday American-style football game is held in Philadelphia, 1933

Today in History:

Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days starting today, 764
Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament, 1439
Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic, 1847
Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris); he also designed garment that bears his name, 1859
World's Fair in Paris opens, 1900
The first movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon, 1910
Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic, 1905
Robert Scott's diary & body are found in Antarctica, 1912
Austria becomes a republic, 1918
The first underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens, 1927
The first photo of whatever is in Loch Ness is taken, 1933
Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations, 1956
Equatorial Guinea joins the United Nations, 1968
The Comoros joins the United Nations, 1975
The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings, 1980
The Space Shuttle Columbia becomes the first time a manned spacecraft launched into space twice, 1981
Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch, 1990
Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web, 1990
Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems, 2003
The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database is launched on the web and revolutionizes chemical-gene-disease information for research scientists, 2004
Philippine volcano Mount Bulusan erupts again, 2010
European Space Agency's Rosetta lands the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko,2014
For the first time Prince Charles lays the wreath to Great Britain's war dead, instead of Queen Elizabeth, 2017


  1. I don't mind whether the glass is half full or half empty as long as it does not leave a wet ring on the table.

    I think all glasses, champagne, wine, whisky or whatever, should come with a coaster stuck in the bottom. We should all have coasters stuck in the bottom! That is the bottom of the glass; not our own bottoms. Not unless we go around sitting naked on tables then we will need coasters stuck to our bottoms.

    Anyway, where was I before you confused me? Oh yes ... in order to avoid wet rings on tables I have super-glued coasters on all our glasses. Now we have wet squares on the tables. Might as well have stuck the coasters to our bottoms I suppose.

    God bless.

  2. Enjoy your day off! (I hope you get lots of reading done.)

  3. Some oldies but goodies. I had seen a few before. I hope you do some meditation followed by a slow walk outdoors and then some tea and reading on your day off.

  4. Good we posted about rats today, since we now know it is fancy rat day! LOL! Enjoy your day off. Mom really needs a week or two off, but with her own business, that is not going to happen. She is getting burned out.

  5. Enjoy your day off and share a pizza with hubby :) But why no anchovises? They are the best!

  6. Those funnies were terrific and I hope you enjoy your day off!!!

  7. Enjoy your day off. I've got a day off also. Oh, everyday is off, I'm retired. LOL See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815. Pioneer of Women's Rights. Would have made a great president.

    I keep looking at Blog Hop. Pressed all the clinks and too dumb to understand it. And it's too early for a little glass of wine to help comprehend it. :(

    (Previewed my post and found I wrote CLINKS instead of LINKS. Must have been clinking my half glass of wine.)

    "Here's to you and a wonderful day off!"

  9. Enjoy your day off and do as little as possible. Love all the funnies and especially "we need to talk."

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

  10. I thought my place oh employ was bad; one day off is...against the law pretty much I guess and think !!! and 984 paws up as da tabbies say to A & W...can remember going to their stands when I was many, many, many, MANY years younger ;) ☺☺♥♥

  11. Enjoy your day off! I loved every one of those alcohol memes, they all apply to me!

  12. Mimi,

    I hope you're enjoying your day off. It's a cold one here. This morning we got a bit of snow, not much, maybe an inch. The first for the season. It's the cold that I can do without. We're expected to get into the mid-teens tonight. That's pretty awful sounding. Brrr! Great funnies. Thanks for making me smile. Have a good afternoon. ;)

  13. Happened to be drinking an A&W soda, (canned) while reading your blog! Love the floats at the shop, though... Hope you enjoy the day off. Could you conveniently lose your phone for a few hours, so you don't have panicked calls about a misplace doohickey? ;) Anyway, enjoy!


  14. MOL, loved your funnies. The Female Human has a wine glass someone gave her that says, "It's not drinking alone if the cat is home."
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  15. I bet you need a refillable glass of wine after working with Dr. D. :)

  16. Oh, those precious and rare days off. I hope you enjoyed it! And I laughed out loud at your pictures. Perfect way to end my day!

  17. I have totally done that with paperwork. Searched and searched and gathered and organized only to find out I didn't need any of it! Oh well. If I had I'd of been prepared! - All that talk of alcohol leaves me needing a small cocktail now. :) - I hope you had a great day off.

  18. Hope you had a great day off ~ ^_^ ~ Fun sayings.

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