Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Are There Stores In DFW and Other Stuff, and 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.  

My understanding is that i was supposed to write some kind of A to Z Challenge summary yesterday.  Um, i enjoyed doing the A to Z again.  That about covers it for me!

Dr. D is going to go visit family for Mother's Day.  This means she will be traveling.  This means we have to outfit an expedition for her and the cats.  After all, who knows if she can get supplies for them in the DFW area?  Cat food, treats, litter, and all essentials are now in the car along with the carriers and the travel cage.  By the time the gifts and luggage go in tomorrow, i am not sure where she will fit, but that's not my monkey and not my circus.

In other Dr. D news, Mr. Shay, the handyman i recommended, has impressed her enough that she plans to kidnap him.  He came on the day he said, on time, did the work up to her standard and beyond, did a few extra things, and is going to arrange     to come back and do more.  He even caught the mistakes the previous guy made and corrected them, so we hope no more water leaking through the window during storms.

Speaking of windows, we measured windows, supposedly for blinds.  To do this, you have to measure the window at the top, middle and bottom.  To do that, if you are at Dr. D's house, you have to move lots of furniture and hope you can fit the ladder in behind it once you shift it.  If she loses the paper she wrote it all on (which happens at her house, frequently) i think i will seriously consider getting drunk for the first time ever.

Then again, i hate being ill, so probably not.  But i will think about it.

And now for this week's funnies:

Quarantine, Day 26

People in quarantine watching their bird feeders!

Have a fabulous Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Arbegnoch Qen -- Ethiopia (Patriots' Victory Day)

Arrival Day -- Guyana

Bevrijdingsday -- Netherlands(Liberation Day)

Bonza Bottler Day™

Cartoonists Day -- celebrates the first color cartoon ever published, The Yellow Kid, on this day in 1895

Children's Day -- Japan (Kodomo-no-hi); South Korea (Orininal)

Cinco de Mayo / Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla -- Mexico, and anyplace that beer brewers want to make a minor battle into a big deal to increase beer sales today

Constitution Day -- Kyrgyzstan

Coronation Day -- Thailand (crowning of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950)

Day of Adoration of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Europe Day -- Council of Europe

Fairy Ring Day (Receiving) -- Fairy Calendar

Give Local America -- US (encouraging people to support local charities with the largest crowdfuning event in history)   

Halfway Point of Spring/Autumn

Hidirellez  -- Turkey (arrival of spring and a religious holiday of the Alevi peoples, celebrating the meeting on Earth of the Prophets Al-Khidr and Elijah; begins this evening and goes through tomorrow)

Lusophone Culture Day -- Community of Portuguese-speaking countries

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Ferret Day -- UK  (previously sponsored, but the link is no longer available)

National Hoagie Day

National Teacher Appreciation Day -- US

Perfect Game Day -- Cy Young pitches baseball's first officially recorded perfect game on this day in 1904

Save Lives Clean Your Hands Day -- WHO (the day gets its own web page, and very much predates the current crisis)   

Senior Citizens Day -- Palau

St. Judith's Day (Patron of Prussia)

World Asthma Day -- International (Global Initiative for Asthma; this year's theme is "Enough Asthma Deaths" and all events have been changed to virtual only)  

Anniversary Today:

The American Medical Association is founded, 1847

Birthdays Today:

Harry Cavill, 1983
Danielle Fishel, 1981
Tina Yothers, 1973
Brian Williams, 1959
Richard E. Grant, 1957
Jean-Pierre Leaud, 1944
Lance Henriksen, 1943
Michael Palin, 1943
Tammy Wynette, 1942
Michael Murphy, 1938
Pat Carroll, 1927
Ann B. Davis, 1926
Alice Faye, 1915
Tyrone Power, 1913
James Beard, 1903
Nelly Bly, 1864
John Batterson Stetson, 1830
Karl Marx, 1818
Soren Kierkegaard, 1813

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Damn Yankees"(Play), 1955

Today in History:

Rebel barons begin a chain of events that leads to King John of England's eventual signing of the Magna Carta, 1215
Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire, 1260
Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany, 1430
Christopher Columbus lands at Jamaica and claims it for Spain, 1494
In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614, 1789
Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland, 1809
Mary Kies becomes the first woman issued a US patent, for a method of weaving, 1809
The American Bible Society organizes in NY, 1816
Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena, 1821
In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels  and Mechelen, 1835
The American Medical Association forms in Philadelphia, 1847
Cinco de Mayo in Mexico: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion  in the Battle of Puebla, 1862
The first train robbery in the US occurs in North Bend, Ohio, 1865
Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army, 1877
The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor, 1891
Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in modern baseball history, 1904
Coco Chanel introduces Chanel No. 5, 1921
John T. Scopes is arrested for teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee's Butler Act, 1925
West Germany gains full sovereignty, 1955
Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, 1961
Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27, 1981
The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army, 2006
Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis, 2010
Scientists announce the discovery of the oldest & most distant galaxy known to man, EGS-zs8-1, 2015
King Vajiralongkorn is crowned King of Thailand, 2019


  1. I hope Dr D's trip goes well - and that those measurements are not lost.
    Love the funnies.

  2. When you take those measurements, enter them into your phone so they don't get lost? That handyman sounds like a keeper.

  3. Thank you for the funnies. I liked reading your A-Z posts.

  4. Great humour with this post, Mimi. Thanx.

    God bless always.

  5. Good funnies! Toilet paper is starting to make a comeback in the stores, but hand sanitizer and wipes are gone forever I think! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  6. Great A-Z Reflections - the best I've read to date! As for those funnies - they really are funny!

  7. Don't know if you are a "Seinfeld" fan, but your Doctor D reminds me of Mr. Pitt, a character in the series.

  8. Col,coll, cool!🙂🙂❤❤🌹🌹

  9. the shopping list needs Vodka. guns and alcohol.

  10. Dr. D. is a whirlwind. I tire out just reading about what's going on at her house.

    Love all the funnies and many of them are spot on. We have standing appointments with our hair dresser, and two have been cancelled so far. I'm guessing we may get our regular cuts in June. We are pretty shaggy. You should see my nails that were always perfect for the last 20 years. Oh my.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  11. After 7 weeks MCO, the barber shops and hair dressing salons stay closed.

  12. Fun post ~ a LOL one for sure ^_^

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

  13. That ought to be quite the Dr. D. trip. Those funnies sure were!

  14. the funnies are priceless this week, hard to pick a fave tho day 26 is at the top of the list !! ♥♥☺☺

  15. Lots of smiles today! I always enjoy all your details that you so kindly put up here. Thank you and enjoy the week and keep smiling.

  16. Mimi, the funnies were fantastic. I saw that there is a new type of virus already here. Dear Lord, what's new now. Please stay safe my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  17. If you lived near me I would ask for the number of that handyman. My hubby only likes doing things outside, not inside. :)

  18. Lots of laughs with today's funnies. Although I really liked the one about wine, I may have to try that. Daily.


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