Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Xenial Fun for the A to Z Challenge, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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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.  

It’s amazing how far afield you have to go to find an appropriate X word for this Challenge.  Xenial pertains to friendly relationships or hospitality, and i hope my funnies are always friendly and that i do not come across as inhospitable to anyone.

Dr. D had the handyman i recommended over yesterday, and kept him hopping.  He will go back today to finish up some stuff.  She wants to kidnap him!

She was outdone yesterday, though, by Ms. JAI.  On Sunday i got a call from Ms. Sue, someone i've known for years as she was the former receptionist for my insurance agent.  She's also someone i cleaned for after the Great Flood of 2016.

She called to say that Ms. JAI had told her that she didn't need me on Monday, so Ms. Sue could have me instead!  Talk about funny, such a casual passing around of the cleaning lady.  At least, i thought it was funny, and i was glad to be able to do that.  Ms. JAI really does not need me more than once a month unless one of her kids or grands is there, and poor Ms. Sue hadn't seen hide nor hair of her cleaning lady in 8 weeks.  She was desperate for getting the floors cleaned, and i was happy to do that.

And now for more funnies, because we all need to giggle about now:

Grandma sent this one!

Have a great Tuesday!


Today is:

Ancestors' Day -- Russian Christians; Belarus (Radunitsa, a Slavic tradition after Thomas Sunday)

Biological Clock Day -- the "biological clock gene" that governs the`circadian rhythm in mice was isolated on this day in 1994

Chicken-Tickling Day -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

Cubicle Day -- ??? again

Feast of Jamal(Beauty) -- Baha'i

Festival of Floralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (three day festival to Flora, goddess of flowers and vegetation)

Great Poetry Reading Day -- make sure you read some great poetry today

Hidaka Hibuse Matsuri -- Mizusawa, Iwate Prefecture, Japan (through the 29th; floats, child musicians, traditional costumes, and fun)

James Monroe Birthday Celebration -- Charlottesville, VA, US (at his home, Ash Lawn-Highland)

Kiss Your Mate Day -- guys, do not forget this one, in case she reads it somewhere on the internet; kiss her, then read her a great poem

National Blueberry Pie Day

National Day of Mourning -- Canada (In conjunction with Workers' Memorial Day and World Day for Safety and Health at Work, honoring those injured or killed on the job)

National Heroes Day -- Barbados

Pay It Forward Day -- International (begun in the US as National Pay It Forward Day, it is now observed in over 80 countries)    

Rip Cord Day -- the first successful jump with a parachute that used a rip cord was this day in 1919 by Leslie Erwin of the U.S. Army Air Corps

Sa die de sa Sardinia -- Sardinia, Italy (Sardinia Day, celebrating the uprising of 1794)

School Bus Driver's Day -- these longsuffering drivers put up with a lot, thank a school bus driver today!

St. Peter Chanel's Day (Patron of Oceania)
    Saint Pierre-Chanel Day -- Wallis and Fortuna

Sts. Vitalis and Valeria's Day (Patrons of Thibodeaux, Louisiana)

Workers Memorial Day / World Day for Safety and Health at Work -- International (remembering all who have lost their lives or been injured on the job)

Yom HaZikaron -- Israel (Memorial Day; ends at sunset)

Yom Ha'Atzmaut -- Israel (Independence Day; beings at sunset, through tomorrow sunset)

Anniversaries Today:

Maryland becomes the 7th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Jenna Ushkowitz, 1986
Jessica Alba, 1981
Penelope Cruz, 1974
Jorge Garcia, 1973
Nicklas Lidstrom, 1970
John Daly, 1966
Elena Kagan, 1960
Ian Rankin, 1960
Nancy Lee Grahn, 1958
Mary McDonnell, 1952
Jay Leno, 1950
Marcia Strassman, 1948
Ann-Margaret, 1941
Harper Lee, 1926
Oscar Schindler, 1908
Erich Salomon, 1886
Lionel Barrymore, 1878
Mifflin Wister Gibbs, 1828
James Monroe, 1758

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"One Man's Family"(Radio), 1932

Today in History:

Nichiren Buddhism is founded, 1253
Captain William Bligh and 18 crewmen from the HMS Bounty are set adrift, 1789
Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched, 1869
Azerbaijan  is added to the Soviet Union., 1920
The first night game in organized baseball  history takes place in Independence, Kansas, 1930
A vaccine  for yellow fever is announced for use on humans, 1932
Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki, 1947
The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan between Japan and the Republic of China to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War, 1952
Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France, 1969
The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed, 1977
Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist, 2001
According to the WHO, leading causes of death in the world include chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, 2011
In recognition of democratic reforms, the European Union opens an office in Burma, 2012
The government of India announces that electricity has now reached every Indian village, 2018 


  1. Many thanks for the smiles.
    I am sure Dr D DOES keep the handyman running. And running. He is no doubt grateful for the work though.

  2. I love the funnies, thank you.

  3. Great cartoons, Mimi. Thanx for sharing them and bringing a smile to your readers.

    God bless.

  4. Those were some great funnies. We needed a laugh.

  5. I've been passed around like that by my family. "Oh, didn't we tell you? You're not riding home with them, you're coming with us." It's fine... but the courtesy of asking me would have been appreciated!
    Love the funnies!

  6. Love all the funnies. I've not gained any weight, but eating at home is far better for us than eating out.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Smiling over the funnies. So far I am adapting well to staying home the whole day except going out only when necessary. Take care and stay safe.

  8. Glad you are keeping it clean! Those were all terrific funnies!

  9. Funnies are fantastic ~ and great list for the letter X ~

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

  10. Hahaha! Passing the cleaning lady around. ;)
    I loved those funnies! 'Oh, the places I'll stay!'
    And happy Great Poetry Reading Day!

  11. Aquaman...Nooooooo! I love all your funnies. I think they definitely hit the mark on how we all feel now. I did a few ABC challenges and X was always the biggest challenge. Hope you and yours are doing well. xoxo

  12. Yes, I'm pulling my own hair out...I can't get it cut at a beauty parlor.

  13. I'm laughing at the "I'm late for the couch", I've thought that a few times myself in the morning lately. If it weren't for coffee, I wonder what would get me out of bed.

  14. That is nice that you are in demand for cleaning. Great collection of funnies- I like the one about blondes. :)

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  16. Great funnies! For some strange reason I really do not mind just being at home.....lots of things to do! Take care and aren't folks lucky to have you helping them! xoxo


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