Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Even Dr. D Is Adapting and Funnies We Need, 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 

A friend of mine told me that, just at the start of WWII, her grandmother went to the PX (military base store) for the first time as a new bride and bought, among other things, flour.  She brought it home and found weevils in it.

Bringing it back to the PX, she explained the situation and was handed the bag back with the comment, “Sift it, lady, there’s a war on!”

A couple of weeks ago, i told that story to Dr. D, and as i handed her a few things from the store that were not exactly the kind or type she was used to, said, “Take it, lady, there’s a pandemic on!”

She got the picture and has been willing to go with most substitutions.  The one or two things she really is holding out for are things she is willing to wait on.

Yesterday i was able to get her some cheap toilet paper.  Score!  It wasn’t the dollar store kind, it was an inexpensive brand from another store.  Her comment was, “At least it’s not the Sears Catalog, or a corn cob!”  Yes, she is coming around.

She is also behaving and staying home, only leaving to go to her water physical therapy, where they assure her the chlorine in the water kills pretty much everything.

Now, for the laughs we all need:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday everyone.  Stay Safe!


Today is:

American Diabetes Association Alert Day -- a day to remind people about how serious the illness is, and what the risk factors are 

Commonwealth Covenant Day -- Northern Mariana Islands

Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice -- Argentina

Dies Sanguines -- Ancient Roman Calendar (sacrifices to the war goddess Bellona)

Einmanudur Month Begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (Lone Month, the month dedicated to young men)
    Yngismannadagur -- Young Men's Day

Ghode Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (Horse Festival)

Houdini Day -- see if you can pull a disappearing act in his honor

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims -- UN

Kazimiras Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (return of the larks)

Komoeditsi -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calandar (honors the great Bear God, Meveshii Bog and includes sacrifices to the Great God of Honey)

Left-of-Field Fanciers' Fortnight begins -- Fairy Calendar

National Agriculture Day -- US (if you eat, thank a farmer!)   agday.org

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

National Revolution Day -- Kyrgyzstan

Pandia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Zeus that immediately followed the Greater Dionysia; date approximate)

St. Catherine of Sweden's Day (Patron against miscarriages)

St. Gabriel the Archangel's Day (traditional date, now usually celebrated in September; Patron of childbirth, diplomats, messengers, postal workers, stamp collectors, telephone workers)

St. MacCairthinn of Clogher (St. Patrick's "Strong Man" and fellow worker; Patron of Clogher, Ireland)

World Tuberculosis Day -- UN & WHO

Birthdays Today:

Peyton Manning, 1976
Alyson Hannigan, 1974
Lara Flynn Boyle, 1970
Sharon Corr, 1970
Mase, 1970
Mark "The Undertaker" Calaway, 1965
Annabella Sciorra, 1964
Star Jones, 1962
Donna Pescow, 1954
Louie Anderson, 1953
Alan Sugar, 1947
R. Lee Ermey, 1944
Bob Mackie, 1940
Steve McQueen, 1930
Byron Janis, 1928
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1919
Dorothy Height, 1912
Joseph Barbera, 1911
Clyde Barrow, 1909
Ub Iwerks, 1901
Dorothy Constance Stratton, 1899
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, 1887
Edward Weston, 1886
Harry Houdini, 1874
Andrew W. Mellon, 1855
William Morris, 1834
John Wesley Powell, 1834
Fanny Crosby, 1820

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Nightline"(TV News), 1980
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"(Play), 1955
"Native Son"(Play), 1941
"Letter from America"(Radio), 1946

Today in History:

Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus, 1401
James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England, 1603
The first game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia, 1629
Roger Williams is granted a charter to colonize Rhode Island, 1664
Britain enacts Quartering Act, required colonists to provide temporary housing to British soldiers, 1765
Benjamin West of the US becomes president of Royal Academy of London, 1792
In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr., 1832
Canada gives African men the right to vote, 1837
Robert Koch of Germany announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis), 1882
Oscar Straus is appointed the first Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey), 1887
A. A. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history, 1896
"Census of the British Empire" shows England rules 1/5 of the world, 1906
Greece becomes a republic, 1923
U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth, 1934
The longest game in NHL history is played between Detroit and Montreal; Detroit scored at 16:30 of the sixth overtime and won the game 1-0, 1936
In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 prisoners begin breaking out of Stalag Luft III, 1944
The British Cabinet Mission arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership, 1946
Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761), 1958
NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing, 1965
The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland, 1972
In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón, 1976
Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed while celebrating Mass in San Salvador, 1980
In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (42,000 m³) of petroleum after running aground, 1989
Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, 1993
Apple Inc. releases the first version of the Mac OS X operating system, 2001
Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election, 2008
A series of emergency meetings is undertaken in Brussels to resolve Cyprus’ financial situation, 2013
Ukraine withdraws its forces from the Crimea, 2014
The Opportunity rover becomes the first to complete a Martian marathon, 2015
The US Military conducts it first ever drone strike against Qaeda militants in southern Libya, 2018


  1. thanks for the funnies.
    I am glad that Dr D is coming round. Toilet paper is still rarer than hen's teeth here. Another blog I read posted the latest pickup line 'I have toilet paper'.

  2. Oh that toilet paper craze ;) This pandemic should be remembered as the "Toilet paper hoarding pandemic".
    Stay safe and save paper.

  3. Glad that Dr D is adapting well to the current situation. We cannot afford to be fussy and choosy especially at this time. Thanks for the funnies to cheer us up.

  4. Oooh! I can celebrate chocolate-covered raisin day without having to shop! And I didn't even know...!

  5. LOL! Some real good funnies there! We get lots of exercise as normal in the early morning hours before the world wakes up. It is our favorite time of day. Mom was a flight attendant for many years and she says those hi Jack jokes were always funny.

  6. THose thin mints don't work for me either.

  7. You have a great sense of humour. Thanx.

    God bless.

  8. " Hello.... is it you that I'm looking for. " Love it , love it, love it. Thank you Mimi. I needed that. Keep safe my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. You have to go with the flow with substitutions. Our stores are pretty bare here too. Amazing. I'm glad Dr. D. is going with the flow. I find it amazing too.

    Love all the funnies, especially the first one. Subway ride right there in the bathroom. I spewed my coffee.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug my friend. ♥

  10. Yep, we all gotta make it by on things we can't find! Loved the too funny funnies!

  11. Comments coming through fine ~ I had to put note about anonymous comments up because I got very angry one ~ sorry ~

    Fun post and sayings ~ Glad Mrs. D is behaving ^_^

    Keep Calm, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. I'm surprised she can still do water PT, they cancelled all pool activities right after they closed the gym. It's a good thing we can all adapt more than we thought, stay healthy.

  13. Your funnies have made my day, just what I needed on day one of our imprisonment, sorry, lockdown! Thank you!

  14. I LOVE your funnies! Thank you so much.

    I wouldn't mind substitutions but I have to be careful with ingredients due to food intolerances, so that makes it harder. But as for taste or feel alone, we all have to suck it up!

  15. Bwahahahaha Great job! You got some really good ones here. Thanks so much for sharing. Stay healthy & have a great day.

  16. That is funny about Dr. D. My mom is still holding out for Scott toilet paper. We were able to score tp at Walmart yesterday, not Scott, but septic safe :) Great funnies- I love the cone one- not a bad idea. Stay healthy. XO

  17. Thanks for the laughs. Your wonderful sense of humour is appreciated now more than ever.

  18. Mimi,

    Laughter is an essential medicine for these times. The 'Lionel Richie Hello' meme made me smile. :D DH started working from home yesterday for the next couple of weeks. I sure hope the 'Safer at Home' order helps to squash this virus. Have a good day and be well, my friend. Thanks for the giggles and story. ;)

  19. Glad to hear Dr. D is still giving you material! :). Please take care and be well. We are, and are just trying to look out for my parents...


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