Sunday, April 19, 2020

Use Logic (Cajun Joke), and Sunday Selections


Just because Sandy 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.

We are not doing too badly with all of this quarantine and physical distancing.  No, i won’t call it social distancing, i am not staying distant from people socially i am staying distant physically, it is different.  There’s no reason to stay socially distant, call, video call, text, email, have an online meeting, stay as close socially as you can.

Now Boudreaux and Thibodeaux done be decide since dey cain’t sit in de same room to watch de TV, dey each goin’ watch at dey own house while dey be on the phone, talkin’ ‘bout what dey seein’.

De problem, ‘o course, be dat dey’s no new sport program on de TV.  So dey be tryin’ fin’ som’pin to see, an’ Boudreaux land on an old program ‘bout scuba divin’.

Well, dey be desperate so dey each put on dat channel an’ dey be talkin’ ‘bout what dey see.  Fin’ly, it be time fo’ de divers to go in de water, an’ dey sit on de edge de boat an’ roll out backward.

An’ Boudreaux say, “I won’er why dey fall dem out de boat backways like dat?”

An’ Thibodeaux say, “Mais, cain’t you see dat if dey fall for’ad dey goin’ still be in de boat!?!”


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.   

Today, a few shots of some old benches at a client’s home, an antique that caught my eye, and plenty of flowers:


Today is:

Bendideia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival for Bendis; date approximate)

Domingo del Angel -- Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Angel Sunday, a fiesta dating back to the 15th century)

Dutch-American Friendship Day -- anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the US, America's oldest continuously peaceful diplomatic relations

Independence Declaration Day -- Venezuela

John Parker Day -- many US States (anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, where parker said “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon; but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”)

King Mswati III's birthday -- Swaziland

Landing of the 33 Patriots Day -- Uruguay

Lozenge Competition -- Fairy Calendar (no, i don't know what they do with the lozenges that makes it a competition)

National Amaretto Day

National Garlic Day

National Hanging Out Day -- Project Laundry List and other organizations promote bringing back the clothesline to save energy and the planet!

National Library Week begins -- US (sponsored by the ALA, this year's theme is "Find Your Place at the Library")  

National Pet ID Week -- the third full week of April, you are reminded to make sure your pets are microchipped or have an ID tag, just in case

Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

Primrose Day -- UK (anniversary of the death of Disraeli)

St. AElfheah's Day (Patron of kidnap victims; Greenwich and Solihull, England)

St. Expeditus of Melintine's Day (Patron of merchants, navigators; for expeditious and prompt solutions; against procrastination)

St. Leo IX's Day

Volunteer Recognition Week/National Volunteer Week begins -- sponsored by Points of Light  

Anniversaries Today:

Grace Kelly marries Ranier III of Monaco, 1956
Cheyney University is founded as The Institute for Colored Youth, 1837
Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI by Proxy Marriage, 1770

Birthdays Today:

Maria Sharapova, 1987
Hayden Christensen, 1981
Kate Hudson, 1979
James Franco, 1978
Luis Miguel Basteri, 1970
Ashley Judd, 1968
Al Unser, Jr., 1962
Tony Plana, 1954
Paloma Picasso, 1949
Tim Curry, 1946
Alan Price, 1942
Elinor Donahue, 1937
Dudley Moore, 1935
Jayne Mansfield, 1933
Dick Sargent, 1930
Hugh O'Brian, 1925
Eliot Ness, 1903
Lucretia Rudolph-Garfield, 1832
David Ricardo, 1772
Roger Sherman, 1721

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope"(Musical revue), 1972
"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"(Musical), 1951
"Carousel"(Musical), 1945
"Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder/Mother Courage and Her Children"(Play), 1941
"National Barn Dance"(Radio), 1924
"The Bing Boys are Here"(Musical revue), 1919
"Revizor/The Government Inspector"(Comedy), 1836
"Iphigenia in Aulis,"(Opera), 1774

Today in History:

Sir Francis Drake sails to Cadiz and sinks the Spanish Fleet, 1587
Because he has no male heirs, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, assuring Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would go to his daughter, Maria Theresa, 1713
Captain James Cook sights Australia, 1770
John Adams secures Dutch recognition of the United States, and his home in The Hague becomes the first American Embassy, 1782
Venezuela achieves home rule, 1810
The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and Luxembourg as a Grand Duchy, 1839
Charles Duryea claims to have taken the first automobile built in the US for a spin, 1892
The first Boston Marathon is won by John McDermott of NY in 2:55:10, 1897
Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute  jump, 1919
The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published, 1928
Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations, 1948
The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders, 1961
Sierra Leone becomes a republic, 1971
India's first satellite, Aryabhata, is launched, 1975
The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168, 1995
The German Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag was dissolved in 1945, 1999
His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Benedict XVI, 2005
Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years, 2011
A shipwreck that may have drowned up to 900 North African migrants traveling to Europe has prompted the European Union to meet in order to develop a plan to fund and organize rescues while reducing human trafficking incidents, 2015
US Senator Tammy Duckworth, the first US Senator to give birth while holding that office, is the first parent to bring a baby into the US Senate a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor, 2018 


  1. Love the benches AND the blooms. Do you know what the second one is? I would like one if they can be purchased or will grow here.

  2. Gosh those old benches are positively crying out for some sanding and a coat or three of good wood polish. I love the bi-coloured fuschia.

  3. I agree about what you say about the social distancing

    Loved the photos the blooms and colours and those old benches :-)

    LOL @ the joke always funny :-)

    Have a safetastic Sunday mimi 😷😷😷

  4. Question: Why are flowers always cheerful?

    Thanx for the lovely photos, Mimi. God bless you.

  5. Lovely flowers thank you, and lovely benches. I do understand why you photographed them.

  6. That was a cute joke :) Beautiful blooms and I like those benches too.

  7. Love the bench. I miss our bench at the house.

  8. Can't argue with that!

    Got a genuine LOL from me on that one.

  9. That was pretty funny! Those flowers are really so pretty!

  10. Yep- forward would be the wrong direction! Love the flowers. what are the ones that look sort of like orange globes? Cheers- see you tomorrow! xoxo

  11. Flowers here are still in the "daffodils and tulips only" stage, so it's nice to see a preview of color.

  12. Boudreaux and Thibodeaux always give me a giggle.

    At my house we have gardenias and azaleas blooming.

  13. Beautiful flowers and antique benches. Have a blessed new week.

  14. Your bench is so weathered and gorgeous. The photos 1-3 are so unusual. What are they?

  15. Hah! Loved the joke :)
    Beautiful benches and flowers, nicely captured!

  16. Gorgeous wood photos and florals ~ Fun cajun joke ~ ^_^

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