Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Final Random and Happy Tuesday of March


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.  

My favorite quote from last week was from Ms. RW.  She was talking about being at home all of the time with her husband and said, "It's a good thing we like each other.  Of course, I could kill him most of the time, but he's my favorite person in the world and he's so sweet!"

As each week goes along, my schedule changes.  Some say no to me coming to clean, others say yes, and then they change their minds, or ask to move to another day.  So far, i've been mostly on, and been mostly able to accommodate everyone who wanted a change.

How long that will go on if our stay home order lasts is unknown.

It seems the US gov'mint has agreed to send us money.  If i am calculating and understanding right, Sweetie and i should get just enough to be able to turn around and hand it all right back to the IRS in our tax bill.  Unless it turns out i already paid enough last year, which i may have.

The bot that keeps spewing a spam comment on my posts is getting tiresome.  It has to be a bot, and since it's the only one and comes in at around the same time every morning, i don't want to turn on comment moderation just to prevent that one comment.  Please continue to ignore it and know i will delete it as soon as i can get to it, thank you.

And now to make us laugh, because we all need to:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone, stay safe and stay home!


Today is:

Bunsen Burner Day -- on the birth anniversary of its inventor, Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, in 1811

Buy Some New Socks Day -- because all the websites that list it agree you are worth it

Cesar Chavez Day -- Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah,& Wyoming, US

Culture and Traditions Day -- Micronesia

Day Everyone Says "31" a Lot -- Fairy Calendar

Eiffel Tower Day -- inaugurated this day in 1889

Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar (moon festival)

Hot Guitar Day -- the day Jimi Hendrix first set fire to his guitar in 1967

Jum il-Helsien (Freedom Day) -- Malta

King Nangklao Memorial Day -- Thailand

National Clams on the Half Shell Day

National Equal Pay Day -- US (the date of how far into 2020 a US woman had to work to earn what a US man did in 2019) 

Navpad Oli/ Ayambil Oli -- Jain (nine day religious festival)

Oranges and Lemons Day -- St. Clement Danes Church, London, Enlgand (traditional children's service based on the rhyme that begins "Oranges and lemons/say the bells of St. Clement's)

"She's Funny That Way" Day -- pay tribute to the women in your life, and how they keep you laughing; sponsored by Brenda Meredith of Dahomey Publishing, Inc.

St. Balbina's Day (Patron of those with scrofulous diseases or stroma)

Sun 'n Fun International Fly in & Expo -- Lakeland, Florida, US (preserving and enhancing the future of flight; through Sunday)

Thomas Mundy Peterson Day -- New Jersey, US (the first African-American to legally cast a vote in the US, this date in 1870)

Transfer Day -- US Virgin Islands

Vigil to Mourn China's Annexation of Tibet -- anniversary of the day in 1959 when the Dalai Lama fled to India

Birthdays Today:

Pavel Bure, 1971
Ewan McGregor, 1971
Marc McClure, 1957
Angus Young, 1955
Edward Francis "Ed" Marinaro, 1950
Al Gore, 1948
Rhea Perlman, 1948
Gabe Kaplan, 1945
Christopher Walken, 1943
James Earl "Jimmy" Johnson, 1938
Herb Alpert, 1935
Richard Chamberlain, 1935
Shirley Jones, 1934
John Jakes, 1932
Gordie Howe, 1928
Cesar Chavez, 1927
William Daniels, 1927
Leo Buscaglia, 1925
Henry Morgan, 1915
John "Jack" Johnson, 1878
Andrew Lang, 1844
Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, 1823
Edward Fitzgerald, 1809
Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, 1809
Joseph Haydn, 1732
Andrew Marvell, 1621
Rene Descartes, 1596

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"'night, Mother"(Play), 1983
"The Shadow Box"(Play), 1977
"The Best Man"(Play), 1960
"The Glass Menagerie"(Play), 1945
"Oklahoma!"(Musical), 1943
"Le Chasseur Maudit/The Accursed Huntsman"(Symphonic poem), 1883

Today in History:

Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade; Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade, 1146
King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella sign decree ordering Jews to convert or be expelled from Spain, 1492
Jews are expelled from Prague, 1745
Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade, 1854
Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy, NJ, becomes the first African American to cast a vote, 1870
The Eiffel Tower, commemorating the French Revolution, opens, 1889
Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft, 1903
Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1909
Construction begins on the RMS Titanic, 1909
Construction of the RMS Titanic is completed, 1912
The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands, 1917
Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time, 1918
The Royal Australian Air Force is formed, 1921
The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada, 1949
Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau, 1951
In the Canadian federal election, 1958, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265, 1958
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum, 1959
The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon, 1966
Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit, 1970
The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California, 1992
Netscape releases the code base of its browser under an open-source license agreement; the project is given the code name Mozilla and is eventually spun off into the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, 1998
Amid unrest in the Mideast, activists claim China has launched the largest crackdown on dissenters in recent years, 2011
The International Court of Justice at the U.N. agrees that Japanese whaling is conducted for commercial purposes, not scientific research; Japan accepts the order to cease all whaling activities in the Antarctic, 2014


  1. Another lovely post.
    I am smiling at that support ribbon too. And wondering how many days supply it represents.

  2. Love the humour today, Mimi. Thank you for your cheerfulness.

    God bless.

  3. I love the travel plan map :)

  4. Thanks for the funnies. Much appreciated!

  5. Being confined together in our homes 24/7 during this partial lock down is creating opportunities for couples to get on each other's nerve. Must try to do something to keep ourselves occupied to avoid boredom.

  6. We won't be getting any $$$ from D.C. but we will be sending them some. Love those funnies!

  7. Thank you so much for the laughs, I needed them today. And keep them coming, because we're all in this for the long haul.

  8. Just stopped in to say hello. Thank you for making me smile :) <3

  9. Oh your post just lightened my day ~ Humor is delight here ^_^

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

  10. Love all the funnies. Toilet paper is quite precious.

    I hope you can keep your jobs going and not be adversely affected. It's trying times.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  11. Fear not Mimi, we will survive and be better. I loved the jokes especially the toilet paper ones. Today is Mary Lou's birthday. Happy Birthday Mary Lou. Keep safe Mimi and your family.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. Great funnies- love the toilet paper marked for each day :) At least taxes won't be due in April so you can use the money if you need to.

  13. Great post! Love it and I'll be following you on your A-Z Challenge....I am playing also,but on a different site- see ya!

  14. I have plans to purchase two new pair of Happy Socks as soon as the stores open again, or I just might do a little online shopping. Have a blessed day.

  15. You have shared some great humor! Thank you we all need it today. Have a good week and be safe and healthy.

  16. Hope you will be able to continue to make ends meet! Those funnies! I'm looking at the map of your travel plans. I vote for kitchen and/or dining. I hear there's good food there! :)

  17. The paintings really cut to the bone don't they? We are all feeling so separate from each other right now.


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