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. http://stacyuncorked.com
Conversation at my house:
mimi: C’mere, doofus!
Sweetie: Who are you talking to?
mimi: That crazy cat.
Sweetie: The cat’s name is not “Doofus”.
mimi: It is when I can’t remember the cat’s name!
(Don’t you hate when you can’t remember names?)
The other day, at the MallMart, i noticed a stack of a particular item on the clearance rack. Yes, of course, i always check the clearance rack. Anyway, i picked one up and checked the price. It was the same as always, but on a clearance tag.
Hey, MallMart, here’s a note for you, if you haven’t lowered the price, it’s not really on clearance.
Dr. D greeted me yesterday with the TV tuned to the news at full volume and her at a near panic.
“What are we going to do?” she kept saying.
“About the rioting?”
There’s been no rioting here. In fact, at the protest on Sunday, there were no barricades up and not a single person even trampled a plant in the gardens around the capitol building.
“But how are we going to protect ourselves if they start rioting here?”
Um, since we don’t live near the capitol, or in a large business area, how about stay indoors and don’t go near the protests?
“Well, yes, I guess that will work.”
Sometimes a PhD in economics is no match for a degree in practical janitoring.
Ready for a few pictures found heaven only knows where?
Hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday!
This month, i am providing the prompts for Words for Wednesday. Since it is Wednesday somewhere in the world by now, i am posting the prompts, and will have them again with my story tomorrow.
You can write your story on your blog and leave a link here, or write your story in the comments, your choice.
Pick words from one list, or both, use them all, or use none. The whole point is to get us writing, so please have fun with it!
Coronation Day -- United Kingdom
Coronation Day and Social Forestry Day -- Bhutan (anniversary of the coronation day of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th Druk Gyalpo, in 1974, and the day children plant trees)
Festa della Republica -- Italy (National Day/Feast of the Republic)
Festival of Light and Dark Spots -- Fairy Calendar
Festival of Utter Confusion -- an internet declared holiday, and this is the one for me!
Hristo Botev Day -- Bulgaria (poet and national hero who fell fighting the Turks this day in 1876)
"I Love My Dentist" Day -- no one will claim starting this one, so it makes me suspicious
Isabel Province Day -- Isabel Province, Solomon Islands
National Bubba Day -- created by comedian T. Bubba Bechtol for Bubbas everywhere to have their day
National Leave the Office Earlier Day -- sponsored by Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro, who urges people to maximize productivity so they can leave the office earlier every day
National Rocky Road Day
St. Blandina's Day (Patron of girls, people falsely accused, torture victims; Lyon, France)
St. Elmo's Day (a/k/a St. Erasmus; Patron of ammunition workers, boatmen, childbirth and women in labor, explosives workers, mariners, navigators, ordnance workers, sailors, watermen; Gaeta, Italy; against abdominal pains, appendicitis, birth pains, childhood intestinal disease, colic, danger at sea, intestinal disorders, seasickness, stomach diseases, storms)
Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day -- at noon, your local time, because according to Wellcat Holidays, cobras hate fudge and will not stay if we mention it
U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom, 1886 (only president to wed in the executive mansion)
Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, 1953 (the first major international event to be televised)
Justin Long, 1978
Zachary Quinto, 1977
Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho, 1976
Wayne Brady, 1972
Wentworth Miller, 1972
Joel Tobeck, 1971
Dana Carvey, 1955
Gary Grimes, 1955
Dennis Haysbert, 1954
Diana Canova, 1953
Cornel West, 1953
Jerry Mathers, 1948
Marvin Hamlisch, 1944
Charles Haid, 1943
Stacy Keach, Jr., 1941
Charlie Watts, 1941
Sally Kellerman, 1937
Milo O’Shea, 1926
Johnny Weissmuller, 1904
Hedda Hopper, 1890
Sir Edward Elgar, 1857
Thomas Hardy, 1840
Marquis de Sade, 1740
Martha Dandridge Custiss Washington, 1731
Today in History:
The Vandals enter Rome and begin 2 weeks of plundering, 455
The First Siege of Antioch ends when Crusader forces take the city, 1098
The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France, 1615
Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
The Derby horserace is held for the first time in Epsom, England, 1780
P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States, 1835
The Slavic congress in Prague begins, 1848
Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his early radio device, 1896
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, making Native American Indians withing US territories and states US citizens, 1924
Lou Gehrig begins his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, 1925
In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic, and exile their king, Umberto II di Savoia, 1946
The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations, 1955
Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on another world, 1966
Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country, 1979
The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time, 1999
Europe launches its first probe to voyage to another planet, Mars, 2003
The World Health Organization announces the E. coli strain responsible for the 2011 E.coli O104:H4 outbreak had never before been isolated from patients, 2011
The US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records, 2015
One hundred volunters in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting, setting out 49,672 in 1 hour, 2015