Sunday, December 29, 2019

Takin' Care o' Business (Cajun Joke) and 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.

Do not ask me about resolutions, i swore off of those years ago.  There are some goals, but resolutions just make me want to roll over and pretend they didn't happen.  Maybe it's the stubborn in me.

Thibodeaux done be complain to Boudreaux, "My wife, Marie, be after me to make me the New Year resolution.  Do Clothile be tryin' do dat to you?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Oui, she done been on me.  She want me to resolve to improve my mind an' read mo'."

An' Thibodeaux done say, "Read mo'!  What you be goin' do, Boudreaux?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I done did it already, I done turn on de close caption on de TV!"


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. 

If you go by tradition, Advent is over and it is now the Christmas season, so here are the last of the Christmas photos:

No Sleep 'Til Christmas!
Yes, i want this shirt for next year.


Today is:

Constitution Day -- Ireland

Enjoying ESP Day -- internet generated, and it means eating, sleeping, and partying!

Fifth Day of Christmas

Illegal Pants Day -- commemorates Emma Snodgrass' arrest in Boston in 1852 for wearing pants

Kwanzaa, Day 4, Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

National Chocolate Again Day -- because someone, somewhere, believes it can't be chocolate something-or-other day often enough

National Independence Day -- Mongolia(1911, from the Qing Dynasty)

Paternoster Row Day -- in memoriam of the famous area destroyed by the Blitz this date and tomorrow in 1940

Pepper Pot Day -- Pepper Pot Soup was invented today in 1777 at Valley Forge for the army to have something warm to eat

Sacrifice to Zeus Horios -- Ancient Greek Calendar (sacrifice in the deme of Erichia; date approximate)

St. Gabriel's Day -- Ethiopia

St. Thomas of Canterbury's Day (Thomas a Becket, Patron of clergy, secular clergy; Exeter College, Oxford, England; Portsmouth, England)

St. Trophimus of Arles' Day (Patron of children; Arles, France; against drought)

Tick Tock Day -- end of the year is getting closer, stop putting off your dreams! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Yodel in the Shower Day -- internet generated, and i promise not to tell if you do

Anniversaries Today:

J. Paul Getty, Jr., weds Victoria Holdsworth, 1994
Texas becomes the 28th US State, 1845

Birthdays Today:

Jude Law, 1972
Andy Wachowski, 1967
Bryan "Dexter" Holland, 1966
Patricia Clarkson, 1959
Paula Poundstone, 1959
Ed Autry, 1954
John Polito, 1950
Ted Danson, 1947
Marianne Faithfull, 1946
Jon Voight, 1938
Mary Tyler Moore, 1936
Thomas Edwin Jarriel, 1934
Klaus Fuchs, 1911
Billy Mitchell, 1879
Pablo Cassals, 1876
William Gladstone, 1809
Andrew Johnson, 1808
Charles Goodyear, 1800

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Thunderball(Film, UK release), 1965
"The Andersonville Trial"(Play), 1959
The Adventures of Kathlyn(Film, first movie serial), 1913

Today in History:

Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church, 1170
The first nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston, 1782
Gas lights are installed at White House, during the Polk administration, 1848
The first Young Men's Christian Association chapter in the US opens, in Boston, 1851
Emma Snodgrass is arrested in Boston for wearing pants, 1852
The first telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY, 1867
The Wounded Knee Massacre takes place, 1890
Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio), 1891
Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty, 1911
The first movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago, 1913
Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans, 1930
Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom", which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology, 1959
Filming began on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey in England, 1965
Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees, 1989
Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war, 1996
Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives, 1998
The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct, 2003
Chaparrastique volcano erupts in El Salvador, 2013
The Ebola epidemic in Guinea is declared over by WHO, after 2,500 died over 2 years, 2015


  1. The weeks before Christmas ... always fun to get out the ornaments and gather round to decorate the tree. Always fun (necessary) to go shopping to find special gifts for special people. Always fun to go to a party and wear something special. Always fun to see the smiles on the kids when they get what they wished for.

    The week after Christmas .... the tree looks rather tired and a little crooked. The needles on the floor. The beautifully wrapped gifts gone...a few scraps of ribbons on the floor.

    Remembering Christmas Past. We would leave the pretties up as long as we could. But then all had to be cleaned up and stored for next year.

    Your pictures and decorations are beautiful and I know this season has brought you much joy and special memories.

  2. Go Emma rock....women around the world thank you.

  3. We resolved to not make resolutions a long time ago too. Love that nativity scene.

  4. Gave up on resolutions. When I would make one, like losing weight, it didn't last to long, so I no longer waste my time making them. I now just ask God to help me as much as he can and guess what? It worked much better. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. I too have given up on making resolutions. Pretty Christmas decorations.

  6. LOL ~ wonderful Cajun joke and gorgeous Christmas photos ^_^

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

  7. That was a funny joke :) Nice photos too. We keep our tree up at least until Epiphany.

  8. Amazing photos - and I love the t-shirt.
    No resolutions here either. I see no need to set myself up to fail.

  9. I'm not sure that reading the closed captions counts as actual reading! Love the Christmas decorations. I don't do resolutions either. I'm more of a "take me as I am" person.

  10. Nope resolutions are not for me heheh!

    I liked the last of the Christmas photos and now it's all over for another year heheh!

    LOL @ the joke always funny :-)

  11. I never make resolutions, either, other than to make a resolution never to make resolutions!

    I hope you have a Happy New Year's Eve, messymimi...and an even happier, prosperous and healthy 2020! Take good care. :)


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