Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Of Rust and Joint Mortise and Yoyo Garbage Cans, 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.  

Dr. D went on a tear yesterday, insisting that more stuff she "doesn't have time to deal with" go to the office.  Thank heaven the mediation on one of her cases is next week.  No matter how that goes, at least one legal item will then be off her plate, for better or for worse.  Once it's settled, i can start hinting at getting rid of all of the paperwork she's kept on that case.

And i bought a battery, climbed the rusted ladder of luck (because we are lucky it still holds together), and replaced the battery in the chirping smoke alarm.  By the way, did you know that, if you leave a pound of iron to itself, it will turn into three pounds of rust?

Also, joint mortise, left outside for two years, can still leave a streak in the gravel when the box disintegrates on the way to the garbage and the bag rips.  In case you ever need that info.

Ms. JAI has a broken lid on her garbage can.  It's the kind that the claw picks up, and if there's no lid or the lid is not closed, the operator of the claw is allowed to simply pass it by and not pick up your trash that day.

Yesterday, i called the number to get her lid replaced.  The nice lady put in the order, and said to leave the can at the curb until the contractor can come by and put a new lid on, in one to eight business days.

Before i left for the day, a caring neighbor had pulled her can up to the house for her, and i dutifully hauled it back out for her.  After i left, i called and left her a message about the neighbor, and she said that when she came home, another neighbor had also "helped" by pulling her can in, and she had pulled it back out.  

Right now i foresee several days of the can yoyo-ing back and forth.  She could try putting a note on it, but who reads such notes?  Also it would have to be waterproof in case of rain.  If the neighbors keep trying to be helpful, she's going to have a long week, and she may end up wishing she'd just kept the broken lid.

And now, a few more kitchen disasters to make you feel better about your own cooking:

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Bonza Bottler Day™

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Tuesday:  Unique Names Day, a day to appreciate friends, acquaintances, and loved ones with unique names

Day of Remembrance for Prince Igor -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar

Heart-Accelerating Sodium-Enriched Cold Cuts Day -- internet generated by someone who has no intention of letting anything healthy past his/her lips

Hina Matsuri -- Japan (Doll Festivals throughout the country, where women and girls dedicate dolls to shrines which are then floated out to sea to take away evil and sicknesses that afflict women)

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- Houston, TX, US (since 1932, great rodeo action and top-name entertainment; through Mar. 17)

If Pets Had Thumbs Day -- because if you are going to imagine something silly today, it might as well be this; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

I Want You to be Happy Day -- a day to devote some time to making someone else truly happy about something

International Omega-3 Awareness Day

Joshi-no-Sekku -- Shinto (festival to honor girls)

Liberation Day/National Day -- Bulgaria

Marriage of the March Nymphs -- Fairy Calendar

Martyr's Day -- Malawi

Mother's Day -- Georgia

National Anthem Day -- US (current US anthem adopted this date in 1931)

National Cold Cuts Day

National Mulled Wine Day

Peach Blossom Day - coincides with the start of the Peach Blossom Festival around this time of year in Hunan, China, where you celebrate the beauty of peach blossoms, and girls celebrate being girls

Sportsmen's Day -- Egypt

Stop Bad Service Day -- spread around the internet by someone who got lousy service

St Casimir' Eve / Kaziukas Fair -- Vilnius, Lithuania (traditional craft fair dates back to the 17th century, celebrating Lithuania's patron saint; through tomorrow)

St. Cunegunda's Day (Patron of Bamberg, Germany; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Poland)

St. Winnal's Day (First comes David, Next comes Chad, Then comes Winnal, roaring mad! -- Traditional English saying about the storminess of March 3; St. Winwaloe or Winnal was the Christianized version of the Teutonic Aegir, god of the sea and controler of weather)

Thanks to the Maple Festival -- Iroquois (date approximate, held when sap began flowing, usually early March)

Town Meeting Day -- Vermont, US (giving all citizens the right to speak out about local government, an official state holiday the first Tuesday of March allows towns to have a daylong public meeting of voters to elect town officers, approve budgets, and deal with town business)

Anniversaries Today:

Florida becomes the 27th US state, 1845
Colegio Militar of Portugal is founded, 1803

Birthdays Today:

Jessica Biel, 1982
David Faustino, 1974
Julie Bowen, 1970
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 1962
Herschel Walker, 1962
Ira Glass, 1959
Miranda Richardson, 1958
Tim Kazurinsky, 1950
Caroline Lee Bouvier Radziwill, 1933
Doc Watson, 1923
Diana Barrymore, 1921
James Doohan, 1920
Jean Harlow, 1911 
Matthew Bunker Ridgway, 1895
Norman Bethune, 1890
Alexander Graham Bell, 1847
George Pullman, 1831

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Moonlighting"(TV), 1985
"Goodtime Charley"(Musical), 1975
“The Lion in Winter”(Play), 1966
"Mr Wizard"(TV), 1951
"Juno and the Paycock"(Play), 1924
Time Magazine, 1923
"Carmen"(Opera), 1875
"Symphony No. 3 in A minor(Scottish)"(Mendelssohn Op.56), 1842
"Symphony No. 101 in D major(The Clock)"(Haydn), 1794

Today in History:

The Statute of Rhuddlan incorporates the Principality of Wales into England, 1284
The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza, 1585
The first amphibious landing of the United States Marine Corps begins the Battle of Nassau, 1776 
The first US Jewish governor, David Emanuel, takes office in Georgia, 1801
The US declares war on Algeria for taking US prisoners and demanding tribute, 1815
The Missouri Compromise, an attempt to keep the US half Slave and half free, is passed by the US Congress, 1820
The Battle of Pelee Island takes place, Ontario, Canada, 1838
Tsar Alexander II emancipates the serfs of Russia, 1861
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group, opens, 1865
The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette, 1875
Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique in Paris, 1875
Bulgaria regains its independence from Ottoman Empire, 1878
Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood becomes the first female attorney to argue before the US Supreme Court, 1879
The US Geological Survey is created, 1879
Anne Sullivan arrives to begin teaching Helen Keller, 1887
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma, 1905
Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin, 1921
Time Magazine begins publication, 1923
The United States officially adopts The Star-Spangled Banner as its national anthem, 1931
Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia, 1938
In Mumbai, Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest of the autocratic rule in India, 1939
Jackie Brenston, with Ike Turner and his band, records "Rocket 88", often cited as "the first rock and roll record", at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee, 1951
An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers, 1991
The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction, 1997
Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nation, 2002
Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling, 2005
A 2-year old Mississippi girl born with HIV/AIDS is pronounced HIV negative after receiving treatment for the virus within 30 hours after her birth, 2013
The Dragon capsule from SpaceX successfully docks with the International Space Station during its demonstration run, 2019


Elephant's Child said...

It is lovely that the neighbours are so supportive - but I do hope that the bin lid can be replaced soon. Very soon.

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Helping neighbors are a blessing, but ... I so hope the yo-yo-bin is at the curb when the lid replacement team arrives. I learned many new words today reading this. One I could not understand.Please tell, what is a joint mortise? I only get a lot of woodworking by googling this.

Jz said...

I'm not sure that I consider "sorry, honey!" and a sad face to be adequate in this situation...

My GBGV Life said...

Those kitchen disasters make us lose our appetites! Mom saw nasty stuff when she used to work with foreclosed homes. Amazing what humans can do to a kitchen!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I always feared pressure cookers.

God bless.

Cathy Kennedy said...


Our city made it mandatory a few years back for residents to use their trash containers. I was perfectly content just carrying the bags down each week on the morning they came by. I didn't have to worry about a trash can at the curb. Occasionally an animal might tear a bag open and that was a bother to clean up but still better than having to worry about getting everything into one can. We leave our container at the curb. I'm not bringing that thing up, we're on a little hill, my drive every week. Not to mention the zillion nasty germs that's covering the outside. Nope, it's not going to happen and if ever it's enforced that we must do just that then I don't know what I'll do...probably just cry or scream or both. I don't know but it's in a good place where it's not in the way of traffic or for us to pull in and out. Those kitchen disasters are amazing. I haven't had anything that bad to happen yet but it might tomorrow. The melted cutting board really made me go, "OH, MY!!" That's something that's all too easy to do. One time our youngest daughter put my pizza wheel back into the oven. It was off but it hadn't cooled down enough. When I removed the pan later I found the handle melted. It was made of a hard plastic and definitely not heat-resistant. lol Thanks for musings and giggles.

Nancy Chan said...

Oh no to the kitchen disasters! What a terrible mess!

Sandee said...

She's a whirlwind. I wouldn't be able to keep up. I hope she can close that case.

I love the kitchen mishaps. Okay, those are more than mishaps.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

joeh said...

Ooh that last one is why I hate electric stoves.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

had a similar incident myself years ago with the "tupperware cookie tub" being left inside the oven.....OOOPS !!!!!!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥

Kathe W. said...

YOW those kitchen disasters are something else! Cheers!

Brian said...

Those kitchen photos are something but those rolls are scary!

Diane Stringam Tolley said...

I laughed at the mental image of the garbage can going back and forth and back . . .
I'll never say that there are no helpful, caring people again!
My twisted children would LOVE those rolls!

XmasDolly said...

Your kitchen disasters made me cringe for sure, but at least you got an apology for one. I have one of those walk in kitchens (I hate it) Wish it was bigger, but the only way I'll get a bigger one is if we bought a different house (that won't happen anytime soon believe me). I surely hope you have less disasters in your kitchen.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh dear ~ glad it is not mine to clean up ~ And story is funny ~ hope it gets resolved ~

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Karen BakingInATornado said...

Although I know you need that can to stay at the curb, truth is she's lucky to have nice neighbors who look out for her and try to help.

pilch92 said...

That is funny about everyone being so helpful with the trash can :)