Sunday, February 9, 2020

Cost o’ Visitin’ (Cajun Joke) and The Garden Thinks It’s Spring (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.

Yesterday i stopped to buy something at the store and thought i would get the dogs a treat of a locally produced, all good ingredients dog cookie for each of them.  The little cookies, which are gone in less than a bite for Coda (it takes a while longer for Jezzie) are, pound for pound, more expensive than some of the food i buy for myself!

Boudreaux be tellin’ Thibodeaux, “All my frien’s be complain ‘bout how ‘spensive t’ings be.  It be $2 for de cup o’ coffee, $3 fo’ de coat check, an’ $4 an hour fo’ parkin’.  Mais, if dey don’ be quit complain, I’s goin’ quit invitin’ dem over!”


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 been cold, the other morning we even woke up to frost on the cars.  The plants in Mr. BA's garden still think it is spring already:


Today is:

Daytona 500 Pole Day -- Daytona International Speed-way, Daytona Beach, FL, US (qualifying, and earing the right to lead the pack)

Feast of Apollo -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Full Snow Moon -- sometimes also called the Full Hunger Moon, as the most snow falls this month and finding food is hardest
    Meaka Bochea -- Buddhist (celebration of the final sermon of Buddha)
    Navam Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
    Spring Lantern Festival -- China (final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations)
    Tabodwe Full Moon -- Myanmar (month of Hta-Ma-Ne Feast, the harvest festival of Thanksgiving)

Guru Ravidas Jayanti/Magha Purnima -- CH, HP, HR, MP, and PB, India

International Flirting Week -- always the Sun-Sat that encompasses Valentine's Day; if you are married, flirt with your mate, it's fun!

Man Day -- always the Sunday before Valentine's Day, sponsored by C. Daniel Rhodes

Narvik Sun Pageant (Vinterfestuka) -- Norway (annual festival held since ancient times to honor the sun goddess)

National Bagels and Lox Day

National DAV (Develop Alternative Vices) Day -- internet generated, in hopes that bad habits will be altered to positive coping mechanisms

National Read in the Bathtub Day 

Ocean County Bluegrass Festival -- Albert Music Hall, Waretown, NJ, US (a family-oriented bluegrass festival, at the best venue for bluegrass and old time country music anywhere)

Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi -- Otaru, Japan (Snow Light Path Festival; through the 16th)

Pizza Pie Day

Random Acts of Kindness Week -- always Valentine's Week

Read in the Bathtub Day -- another one that no one will claim to have invented, and please don't try it with a digital book

Remembrance for Eyvind Kinnrifi -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (martyr)

Scout Sunday -- BSA (Boy Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to church and represent scouting to their congregation)

St. Apollonia's Day (Patron of dentists; Achterbos, Belgium; Ariccia, Italy; Cuccaro Monferrato, Italy; against toothaches, tooth disease)

St. Maroun's Day -- Lebanon (Syriac Maronite Church of Antioch, an Eastern Catholic Church)

Tales of Kelp-Koli begin -- Fairy Calendar (through the 16th)

Toothache Day -- and someone thought this needed a day because...?  Okay, I guess because there is a patron saint for it.  Or against it.  However that works.

Triodion begins -- Orthdox Christian (Publican & Parisee Sunday)

Tu B'Shevat -- Judaism ("New Year of the Trees", begins at sunset)

Weather Day -- US (Weather Service Founding)

World Marriage Day -- sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter  

Birthdays Today:

David Gallagher, 1985
Ziyi Zhang, 1979
Mena Suvari, 1979
Shakira, 1977
Travis Tritt, 1963
Charles Shaughnessy, 1955
Judith Light, 1949
Mia Farrow, 1945
Alice Walker, 1944
Joe Pesci, 1943
Carole King, 1942
Janet Suzman, 1939
Roger Mudd, 1928
Brendan Behan, 1923
Kathryn Grayson, 1922
Bill Veeck, 1914
Gypsy Rose Lee, 1914
Ernest Tubb, 1914
Carmen Miranda, 1909
David Dean Rusk, 1909
Ronald Colman, 1891
Amy Lowell, 1874
William Henry Harrison, 1773

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Falstaff"(Verdi Opera), 1893
"Venice Preserv'd"(Otway Play), 1682

Today in History:

The Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps, 1267
The first recorded race meet in England in Roodee Fields, Chester, 1540
The British ex-premier Walpole becomes the Earl of Oxford, 1742
After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States, 1825
– The U.S. Weather Bureau is established, 1870
The first Japanese immigrants arrive in Hawaii, 1885
The Davis Cup competition is established, 1900
The first forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio, 1909
Snow falls on Mauna Loa, Hawaii, 1922
Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty, 1922
Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources, 1942
Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1960
Jamaica becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations, 1962
The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers, 1964
First test flight of the Boeing 747, 1969
Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1971
Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks, 1995
A storehouse of thirty Egyptian mummies is unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb, 2009
Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old, 2014


  1. Love the signs of spring - and hope our summer is on her way out.

  2. That was a funny joke :) Beautiful blooms, it will be a long time before we have those here.

  3. Boudreaux knows how to make a buck!

  4. I hadn't realized the Hollywood Walk of Fame was so recent. (I can say that, I'm older than it is!)
    I need to go lay down now

  5. I'm glad I don't own a coat! Those flowers sure are pretty!!!

  6. What a wonderful bloom of color.

    Read in the bathtub day?

  7. We are also complaining how expensive things are here. Nice to see all those pretty blooms.

  8. Lovely bouquet of flowers today, I love the bright pink ones second from last.


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