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.
There are a few fun things to share this week, and a couple of “what was this person thinking” moments.
Ms. JAI reported a bit back that she could not find her credit card. She had trouble last year with a couple who were “helping” her and they took her card for $1,500. She did not press charges against them, just cut them out of her life. She said she would never be able to say the line in The Lord’s Prayer, “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us,” if she didn’t handle it that way.
Another young lady had begun helping her daily, playing cards with her and running all of her errands. Turns out she had lifted the card and used it $200 worth for gas and groceries over the course of a few days.
The Visa company alerted Ms. JAI to the odd transactions, she went to one of the groceries and checked the video, and sure enough, it was the young woman.
When asked why she had done it, she said, “Well, you didn’t charge those other people, so I thought you wouldn’t mind.”
She has since paid back the money and left the scene.
Dr. D had quite the list yesterday. After getting so several things and gathering myself to head to the store for supplies, she said, “Oh, and don’t forget about Office Depot.”
What, i asked, do we need from there?
“Well, I had them ready. Let me go see if I can find them.”
She gathered up her birth certificate, marriage and divorce papers, social security card, Medicare card, and other such things, and asked for two copies of each.
For? i asked.
“To send to my children, so they will have copies.”
You do realize the copies will do them no good, they will have to have originals to do anything.
“Yes, I know, I’m just trying to save them a step, so they will have these things in hand if anything happens to me.”
But the copies will do them no good, they will still have to come down here to the house and get the originals.
“Yes, I know, but who knows what kind of shape the house will be in then and this way they will have them.”
Sometimes there’s just no reason, i decided at that point, to say anything further, and made the copies. If she’s paying, who am i to complain?
Then i went to two MallMarts, two Dollar Stores, and the Office Depot in search of everything she wanted. Yes, one of those days.
Running errands does have its perks, i got to see this bumper sticker for my amusement:
#2 Son walked into the house the other day with the startling announcement, “Hey mom, guess what! I got to beat up a meth-head the other day!”
“Yeah, it was cool! This guy on meth was running from the police, and I was sitting in my car at the light over there in front of the CVS, with my windows down, enjoying the breeze and chillin’ to my music and on my way home after work, and next thing I know there’s this guy with half his body leaning in my window, and he’s yelling ‘Take off, man, the police are after me’ and he had this huge gash on his leg so he’s bleeding all over and I thought, What the! so I started punching him and beating him up until he fell out my window and he kept running and they had to Tazer him and it was so cool!”
He had a picture that a friend of his who is a firefighter at the nearest station which responded had taken.
He was asked if he wanted to press charges, but he did not. He was tired after work and said the guy had enough against him, they didn’t need much more, and they had the picture of how he’d tried to get in a stranger’s car, that was enough.
Now you know why i pray for a guardian angel to be with every one of my children every step they take daily during my prayer time each morning. This world is nuts.
Speaking of nuts, how about a few more virus related funnies:
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone, with no crazies trying to get in your car.
Bob Day -- an internet holiday i couldn't confirm, but if your name is Bob, you deserve a special day just for having that name!
Crown Prince's Birthday -- Denmark
Dracula Day -- Bram Stoker's Dracula went on sale this day in 1897
Dzien Matki -- Poland (Mother's Day)
Festival of the Valley -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (celebration of the movement of Amun from the East Bank of Thebes to the West Bank; it involved giving flowers and sharing food with the dead)
Goblin Races -- Fairy Calendar
Holiday of the Receiving of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Independence Day -- Georgia(1918); Guyana(1966)
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
National Cherry Dessert Day
National Day of Healing -- Australia (formerly called National Sorry Day; to express regret for the ill treatment of Aboriginal Peoples of Australia)
National Paper Airplane Day -- not an official holiday, but go make one, and have a blast; some people even organize contests
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day -- Hawai'i
Sally Ride Day -- US (birth anniversary of America's first woman in space)
St. Augustine of Canterbury's Day (First Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron of England; feast day in the Anglican Communion and most Eastern Churches)
St. Philip Neri's Day (Patron of Gravina, Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, and Rome, Italy; the United States Army Special Forces)
Thargelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (birthday festival of Apollo and Artemis; through tomorrow, date approximate)
World Lindy Hop Day -- Frankie Manning's birth anniversary
Boston University is founded by the Massachusetts legislature, 1869
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, 1968
Helena Bonham Carter, 1966
Lenny Kravitz, 1964
Genie Francis, 1962
Sally Ride, 1951
Pam Grier, 1949
Philip Michael Thomas, 1949
Hank Williams, Jr., 1949
Stevie Nicks, 1948
Brent Musburger, 1939
Miles Davis, 1926
James Arness, 1923
Peggy Lee, 1920
Jay Silverheels, 1919
Frankie Manning, 1914
Peter Cushing, 1913
Robert Morley, 1908
John Wayne, 1907
Dorothea Lange, 1895
Al Jolson, 1886
Today in History:
Armenian rebels battle the Sassanid empire and win the right to openly practice Christianity, 451
An earthquake strikes Kamakura, Japan, killing about 30,000, 1293
Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city, 1538
Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, 1647
Lewis and Clark first see the Rocky Mountains, 1805
The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress, 1830
Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners, 1857
The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote, 1868
Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia, 1894
Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1896
The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, 1908
The world's longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles, strikes Mattoon, Illinois, 1917
British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana, 1966
Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing, 1969
The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2, 1970
Willandra National Park is established in Australia, 1972
George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center, 1977
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people, injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed, 1983
The European Community adopts the European flag, 1986
Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era, 1991
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York, 1998
Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes, 2003
The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skepticism towards sources during the build-up to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, 2004
The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 6,600 people, leaves 200,000 homeless, 2006*
The World Health Organization confirms that Ebola has reached Sierra Leone, 2014
Hackers steal personal data for about 100,000 taxpayers after breaking into a U.S. Internal Revenue Service system that allows taxpayers to retrieve previous tax returns; the data can be used to file tax refund claims and commit identity theft, 2015
Ken Wyatt becomes Australia's first Aboriginal minister in government as the minister for indigenous Australians, 2019
*Occurred 22:54 GMT May 26, 05:54 Local Time May 27, so some sources date it today, some tomorrow