Sunday, January 12, 2020

Explanations (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.

It’s only January 12, and so too early to tell if my word of the year, calm, is going to stick.  Mostly it has, as i heard someone say, “Bless it or block it!” and when stressful thoughts want to steal that peace, i decide to block it.

If you have a word of the year, or a resolution, how is it going?

Boudreaux done hear hims boy, Tee, talkin’ to a frien’.

“Non,” say Tee.  “I not be goin’ take dat dare!”

“Why non?” say de frien’.

“It be my new year resolute,” say Tee.

“You done made a resolute?” ax de frien’.

“Mais, oui.  I done resolute dat I not goin’ do nothin’ I not want to ‘splain to de paramedic!”


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.     

It’s just over six months since our last vacation, and so almost six months until the next one, and i am waxing nostalgic.  So, some vacation photos:


Today is:

Baptism of the Lord Jesus -- Christian

Blessing of the Sea -- Margate, UK (ceremony with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Thyateria and Great Britain)

Compitalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (slave festival to the Lares and Manes, household gods)

Curried Chicken Day

Eat Crackers and Try to Whistle Day -- just to see if it's as much fun as it was when you were young

Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day -- an internet generated holiday with whatever purpose you decide to give it

Goblin Gala -- Fairy Calendar (Fairies not invited)

Hen Galan -- Gwaun Valley, Dyfed, Wales (New Year Celebration begins -- yes, they still use the old calendar)

Kiss a Ginger Day -- some call it a national or international day, although it's not official; a history of this day is here  

Little League Girls Baseball Day -- girls were finally allowed to play this date in 1974

Meitlisonntag -- Meisterschwanden and Fahrwangen, Switzerland (procession and festival celebrating the role of women in the victory of a battle in 1712)

Memorial Day -- Turkmenistan

National Marzipan Day

National Pharmacist Day -- US

National Youth Festival -- India (through the 16th)

Rubber Band Veteran Day -- to commemorate the warriors and heroes of rubber band fights around the globe and in your very own school or office

Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day -- because if you made any it's too soon to give up

St. Benedict Biscop's Day (Founder and Patron of English Benedictines, and Patron of musicians, painters; Sunderland, England)

Zanzibar Revolution Day -- Tanzania

Birthdays Today:

HAL, 1997 (according to A. C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey)
Jeff Bezos, 1964
Oliver Platt, 1960
Kirstie Alley, 1955
Howard Stern, 1954
Rush Limbaugh, 1951
Joe Frazier, 1944
Glenn Yarborough, 1930
Ray Price, 1926
Ira Hamilton Hayes, 1922
James Farmer, 1920
Luise Rainer, 1910
Tex Ritter, 1905
Joe E. Lewis, 1902
Jack London, 1876
John Singer-Sargent, 1856
Edmund Burke, 1729
Charles Perrault, 1628
John Winthrop, 1588 (O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dynasty"(TV) 1981
"All in the Family"(TV), 1971
"Batman"(TV), 1966
"Arthur Godfrey and His Friends"(TV) 1949
"Ottone, re di Germania"(Handel's Opera, HWV 15). 1723

Today in History:

Tsarina Elizabeth establishes the first university in Russia, 1755
The first US public museum is established, in Charlestown, South Carolina, 1773
Mission Santa Clara de Asis is founded in California, 1777
The first cargo arrives in New Orleans by steamship, from Natchez, 1812
Anthracite coal is first used to smelt iron, in Mauch Chunk,Pennsylvania, 1839
The Royal Aeronautical Society is founded in England, 1866
The Dow-Jones closes above 100 for the first time, 1906
A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time, 1908
The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees, 1911
The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote, 1915
Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens, 1918
Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate, 1932
Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation, 1967
An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait, 1991
A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali, 1992
Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning, 1998
The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage, 2004
Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket, 2006
The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal, 2006
Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years, 2007
An earthquake in Haiti kills an estimated 230,000 and destroys most of Port-au-Prince, 2010
Divers retrieve one of two black boxes from Air Asia Flight 8501, which crashed on December 28th during its flight from Indonesia to Singapore, 2015


  1. Tee's resolution is a beauty.
    As are your holiday photos. I hope your next holiday is at least as good.
    There is a Marzipan Day? I wish I had known.

  2. I can't remember the last or first time I had a real vacation. So be it.
    Enjoyed your pics.

  3. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos, Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. Those photos say "calm" even though one has that splash. The calmness of the reclining photographer explain it! My word this year should be "brave". The braveness to say "yes" and the braveness to say "no".

  5. God morning Mimi. Ice & snow has arrived and I hope this won't affect my flight next week to Florida. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. That was one glorious new year's resolution. Let's hope he sticks to it. I won't mention the photos, as envy is not a nice thing ;)

  7. Loves me some Boudreaux and Thibodeaux stories

  8. Lovely 'vacation' photos ~ bask in the warm memories ~ ^_^

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

  9. Funny joke :) Great photos. You deserve a vacation every month for all you do. XO

  10. You had me at "Feast of Fabulous Wild Men"...

  11. Wonderful vacation photos. I am also planning for a vacation but away from the sun.

  12. Tee is getting smarter :)
    Love the holiday snaps, I love the beach.


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