Sunday, April 12, 2020

Length to Be Determined (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.

Here it is Easter, and many of us find ourselves, for the first time ever, not in church but watching online or on TV instead.  It certainly is an odd day, but that doesn’t take away the significance.

Now, Boudreaux be him axin’ de priest, “Mon Père, some days when you be up dere givin’ de homily, you be real quick, an’ de othe’ time, you be so long I t’ink I be’s goin’ asleep.  What make you decide how long you goin’ talk?”

An’ de Père, him say, “It all depen’ on you an’ ever’ member o’ de church.”

An’ Boudreaux ax, “What you mean?”

An’ de Père, him say, “Mais, it all depen’ on de collectin’ from de week befo’ if you be’s goin’ get de hunnerd dollar, 5 minute homily, de seventy-five dollar, 12 minute homily, or de fifty dollar, thirty minute homily!”


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.    

This week, a few things that struck me as especially beautiful, including a sunrise.  The sunrise photos were taken in the middle of town, and i don’t know how to edit out the wires, but i still enjoyed seeing that sunrise and taking the photos.


A blessed and beautiful Easter Sunday to all of you, He Is Risen!


Today is:

Big Wind Day -- anniversary of the strongest natural wind ever recorded on the earth's surfact, at Mount Washington, NH, US; the wind gusts reached 231 mph

Cleaning for a Reason Week begins -- raising awareness of Cleaning For A Reason, which helps provide free residential cleaning to women fighting cancer  

D.E.A.R. Day (a/k/a Drop Everything And Read) -- sponsored by the ALA, on Bevery Cleary's birth anniversary

Easter -- Christian (remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus)
    National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day -- US (always on Easter Sunday)
    Paskar -- Iceland (Easter, the day trolls and evil beings sleep through the day, so an auspicious day to look for the wishing stone)

Eat All Your Snacks Before the Movie Even Starts Day  -- with all the ads before the movie, doesn't that happen anyway?

Festival of Cerealia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (seven day public and private festival for Ceres)

Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse -- sponsored by The Innocence Revolution     

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Halifax Day -- North Carolina, US (anniversary of the resolution adopted authorizing voting for independence in 1776)

Sinhala & Tamil New Year's Eve -- Sri Lanka

St. Sabas' Day (Patron of Lectors, torture victims)

St. Zeno's Day (Patron of anglers, children learning to speak, children learning to walk, fishermen, newborn babies; city and diocese of Verona, Italy)

Thingyan Eve -- Myanmar (Water Festival Eve; through the 16th)

Walk on Your Wild Side Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, a day in which to do something no one would expect from you

Yuri's Night -- International (Commemoration of first human in space, Yuri Gagarin)
    Cosmonaut's Day -- Russia
    International Day of Human Space Flight -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Saoirse Ronan, 1994
Riley Smith, 1982
Claire Danes, 1979
Sarah Jane Morris, 1977
Nicholas Brendon, 1971
Shannen Doherty, 1971
Nick Hexum, 1970
Art Alexakis, 1962
Vince Gill, 1957
Andy Garcia, 1956
David Cassidy, 1950
Tom Clancy, 1947
Dan Lauria, 1947
David Letterman, 1947
Ed O'Neill, 1946
Herbie Hancock, 1940
Dennis Banks, 1937
Tiny Tim, 1930
Ann Miller, 1923
Beverly Cleary, 1916
Henry Clay, 1777
Lyman Hall, 1724
Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, BC599

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"21 Jump Street"(TV), 1987
"Your Hit Parade"(Radio), 1935
"Madame Bovary"(Publication date), 1857
"Oberon, or The Elf King's Oath"(Weber opera), 1826
"The Tatler"(Journal, first edition), 1709 Note:  this original version of a publication with the name lasted only two years

Today in History:

Constantinople falls to the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire, 1204
The formal inquest of Galileo by the Inquisition begins, 1633
The first edition of Tatler Magazine is published in London, 1709
The American Civil War begins at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, 1861
George C Blickensderfer patents a portable typewriter, 1892
Pierre Prier makes the first nonstop flight from London to Paris, in 3h 56m, 1911
Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England, 1937
The strongest surface wind gust ever measured, 231 mph, at Mount Washington, New Hampshire, 1943
The Salk vaccine is declared safe and effective, 1955
Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space, 1961
Samuel Doe takes over Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending 130 years of peaceful and democratic presidential successions, 1980
The first launch of a space shuttle, the Colombia, 1981
The Euro Disney Resort officially opens (now Disneyland Paris), 1992
Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam, 1994
Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their currency, 2009
Following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japan raises the crisis level to 7, equal to the disaster in Chernobyl, 2011
The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced, 2014


  1. Thank you so much for the beauty you shared. And my comment to you on my blog was right. You were too hard on yourself.
    A happy, healthy Easter to you and all those you love.

  2. No need at all to edit out wires etc, they're a part of life just as the beautiful sunrises are. I do so love seeing light through coloured glass.

  3. I don't mind the wires because they are there for a purpose and we still get to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets. Beautiful glass containers and skies. Happy Easter.

  4. Wishing you a Blessed Easter.

    God bless.

  5. Yep, it is a wee bit of a different holiday. Happy Easter from all of us!

  6. He is risen indeed!

  7. Yes Mimi, the Lord has risen and we are with Him this morning. Keep safe my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

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  9. What a glorious sky! Happy Easter!

  10. Happy Easter to you! It is wonderful how such a simple thing as light through a jar can catch the heart.

  11. Happy Easter to you and your family ~ fun and lovely post ^_^

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

  12. Cute joke. Beautiful photos. Happy Easter! XO

  13. I love your Cajun joke this week, Mimi! And your photos are beautiful. Those coloured vases and bottles make for lovely pictures.