Sunday, May 31, 2020

The Right Directions (Cajun Joke) and a Little of This and That (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.

Talk about a mix-up with locations and directions.  Yesterday at Grandma’s house, after cleaning and tidying had been done, Grandma wanted to order lunch from a place that delivers.  It is a chain, so there is one in NOLA, and there are others, including near where we live.

When i plugged in the delivery address, it kept saying “out of area, no drivers available to deliver to that area.”  Flummoxed, i finally placed the order for pickup from the NOLA location and figured i’d run over and get it.

Well, i thought it placed the order to the NOLA location.  For some reason, it relocated the pickup to our area.  A call to cancel, and another order with my choosing the location myself from a drop down menu, and soon lunch was on the way.

Boudreaux done be tellin’ Thibodeaux dat he be ver’ frustrate wit’ hims GPS.

“Dis t’ing done sen’ me to de wrong place so much, it jes’ don’ unnerstan’ what I tell it!  One mo’ set o’ bad directin’ an’ I be goin’ t’row it in de bayou.”

A few day late, an’ Thibodeaux done see Boudreaux in de pick-em-up truck, an’ he say, “I see you still gots you de GPS, why you not t’row it out like you say?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “I done change my mind, I done forgive it fo’ all de bad directin’.”

An’ Thibodeaux ax, “What happen?”

An’ Boudreaux say, “Well, it done sen’ me to de wrong place ag’in, an’ I done tole it to go to hell, an’ it done direct me to de mother-in-law house!”


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.   

A little of this and that this week, from Grandma's house and Mr. BA's Garden.

More of Uncle P's bookshelves.

His biggest bookshelf to date.

Plumeria; smells as nice as it looks.

The monster zucchini plant in Mr. BA's garden.

Taking a peek in there.

Monster zucchinis.


Today is:

Bicycle Race Day -- anniversary of what is supposed to have been the first bicycle race ever, at the Parc de Saint-Cloud, Paris, in 1868

Dia de Castilla-La Mancha -- Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Doha Document for Peace in Darfur Commemoration -- Sudan

Feast of the Visitation of Mary -- Christianity (Mary's visit of her cousin Elizabeth, chronicled in Luke 1:39-56)

"Make My Day" Day -- birth anniversary of Clint Eastwood

Mother's Day -- Algeria; Cameroon; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Madagascar; Mali; Mauritius; Morocco; Niger; Senegal; Sweden; Tunisia

National Macaroon Day

Royal Brunei Malay Regiment Day / Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day -- Brunei

Save Your Hearing Day -- because once it is gone, you will regret it; on the anniversary of the concert by The Who which set a Guiness World Record for loudest rock concert in 1976

Speak in Complete Sentences Day -- be a good example!

St. Petronilla's Day (Patron of mountain travellers; against fever)

Take This Job and Shove It Day -- birth anniversary of Johnny Paycheck

This Day (again) -- Fairy Calendar

What You Think Upon Grows Day -- Stephanie West Allen wants you to remember the power of positive thinking

Whit Sunday / Pentecost -- Christian
    Hvitasunnudagur -- Iceland (sleeping in on Whitsunday is detrimental to your health, but monsters are asleep through the day and can be taken by surprise)
    Romeria del Rocia -- Huelva, Spain (pilgrims transport an image of the Virgen del Rocio [Our Lady of the Dew] through Andalucia, with no motorized transport allowed, accompanied by Gypsy Caravans; when the image gets to the shrine, there is mass and a few days of fireworks and celebrating)

World No Tobacco Day -- WHO 

World Parrot Day

Birthdays Today:

Jonathan Tucker, 1982
Colin Farrell, 1976
Phil Keoghan, 1967
Brooke Shields, 1965
Lea Thompson, 1961
Chris Elliot, 1960
Roma Maffia, 1958
Kyle Secor, 1958
Gregory Harrison, 1950
Tom Berenger, 1950
John Bonham, 1948
Sharon Gless, 1943
Joe Namath, 1943
Johnny Paycheck, 1941
Terry Waite, 1939
Peter Yarrow, 1938
Clint Eastwood, 1930
Patricia Roberts Harris, 1924
Prince Rainier of Monaco, 1923
Denholm Elliott, 1922
Don Ameche, 1908
Norman Vincent Peale, 1898
Fred Allen, 1894
Walt Whitman, 1819

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Film), 2004
"Survivor"(TV), 2000
"Seinfeld"(TV), 1990
"Beatlemania"(Musical), 1977

Today in History:

Rameses II (The Great) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, BC1279
A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000, 526
Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans, 1223
Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary, 1669
The Godiva procession through Coventry begins, 1678
The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions, 1759
In Australia, Lawson, Blaxland and Wentworth, reached Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains, 1813
In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O'Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the United Kingdom. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, 1866
Dr James Moore of the UK wins the first recorded bicycle race, a 2k velocipede race at Parc de St Cloud, Paris, 1868
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patents corn flakes, 1884
Arrival at Plymouth of Tawhiao, King of Maoris, to claim protection of Queen Victoria, 1884
Over 2,200 people die after a dam break sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1889
The Union of South Africa (predecessor of the Republic of South Africa) is created, 1910
The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles, 1927
A 7.1 magnitude Earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan, 1931
The Republic of South Africa is created, 1961
The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide  that buries the town of Yungay, Peru, 1970
In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30, 1971
The Muppet Movie, Jim Henson's Muppets' first foray into the world of feature length motion pictures, is released, 1979
The burning of Jaffna Library, Sri Lanka, is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century, 1981
Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead, 1985
Athena 98.4 FM, the first legal private radio station in Greece, starts broadcasting, 1987
Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was Deep Throat, 2005
Asteroid 1998 QE2, an asteroid measuring nearly 1.7 miles across, and its moon, pass within 3.6 million miles of the earth, 2013
The Danish government bans garments that cover the face, including the niqab and burqa, 2018


  1. I love ALL the thises and thats. Mind you, I prefer to eat my zucchini when they are a lot smaller than the monster.

  2. Boudreaux's GPS might just be onto something there.
    I love the Christmas fairy gardens. I agree with EC about eating zucchini smaller than those shown here. We had two zucchini plants once because I didn't know just how prolifically they produced and we took baskets of zucchini to work to give away.

  3. I would like to grow zucchini plants but first I must find the seeds. Nice garden and pretty flowers.

  4. Those flowers are a real WOW!!!

    God bless.

  5. Monster zucchini indeed. Very impressing! And I too agree the smaller ones are much better. But the bigeer - monster - ones keep better and will improve in taste whereas the small ones just go bad. But for now I'd eat the small ones and give the monster to the chickens.

  6. LOL @ the joke :-)

    What fab photos lovely blooms and colours

    Have a safetastic Sunday 😷😷😷

  7. Looks like zucchini bread is one the way. Love those book cases. You can never have too many books. I am sorry for the frustration in ordering food. I think all the shops are trying to figure this out.

  8. Funny joke, we have those delivery issues too. Love those pretty flowers!

  9. Fun Cajun joke and love the varied selections of photos ~ like the painted boX ~

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

  10. We had plumeria in the back yard when I lived in Hawaii - gosh, how I love that smell!

  11. You can never have too many books and, therefore, you can never have too many bookshelves. I know from experience.

    Monster zucchinis? Making bread out of them makes sense, but I've never had it. Is it good? If not, I hope the chickens are game.

  12. That was funny. Nice book cases. The zucchini looks great and so do the flowers.

  13. Beautiful flowers, isn't summer great! And that is some bookcase. I noticed National Parrot Day! that made me laugh for some reason. I wondered if the parrots appreciated it and what they said about it :D


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