Sunday, June 28, 2020

Storm Warning (Cajun Joke) and 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.

People are still cleaning up from the storm damage this past week.  Our area made the news for being the worst hit, with cars crushed and trees crashing into homes.

Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux done be talkin' to de new lady at de work, she be from Europe an' she jes' done move when she be transfer by de comp'ny.  She be sayin' de one t'ing she hear 'bout dat scare her be de tornado, 'cause dey don' have dat where she be from an' she don' know what it be like or what she should do if'n one come.

An' Boudreaux done say, "Oh, de tornado done soun' like de freight train comin', an' if'n you hear it, you go gets you to de downstair o' you house an' you go in de room dat don' gots no window, like de closet or you go get you in de tub in de washroom.  Dat be good protectin'."

Well, de nex' day, Thibodeaux ax' Boudreaux if'n he done see de new lady, an' Boudreaux say, "Oui, I done seen her, an' she look terrible!  She don' sleep none las' night 'cause she done spen' de night in de tub.  Mais!  I done fo'got she done move in dat house down by de railroad track!"


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. 

First, a picture of a tree from across the street, back in its full autumn glory:

What it looks like after the storms this past Wednesday:

On a lighter note:


Today is:

America's Kids Day -- founded to encourage parents to teach their children the value of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Constitution day -- Ukraine

Descendent's Day -- on the final Sunday of June each year, an encouragement for all the world's citizens to take an accounting of their activities during the prior year and how those will affect those who come after us

Festival of Terrible Poetry -- according to The Daily Bleed, and since there is some hilarious, if terrible, poetry out there, go find some, and bust a gut

Insurance Awareness Day -- now who do you think invented that!?!

International Body Piercing Day -- on the birthday of James Mark "Jim" Ward, "the granddaddy of the modern body piercing movement"     
International CAPS LOCK DAY -- a parody holiday created by Derek Arnold, a user on Metafilter, in 2000

Log Cabin Day -- The Log Cabin Society, dedicated to preserving log cabins and the old fashioned ways of life; many places that have historic log cabins plan big events the last Sunday in June to celebrate

Mnarja / L-Imnarja Festival begins -- Buskett Gardens, Malta (folk festival for Sts. Peter and Paul, begins this evening and continues through the 29th)

Mother's Day -- Kenya

National Ceviche Day

National Tapioca Day

Paul Bunyan Day -- the tall tale hero of the lumberjacks; celebrated at different times in some parts of the country, but most sites cite this date

Ra goes forth to propitiate the Nun -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Stonewall Rebellion Day -- now seen as the start of the gay liberation movement in 1969

St. Irenaeus' Day (Patron of Mobile, Alabama)

St. Paul's Feast -- Kato Paphos, Cyprus (religious festivities with the archbishop officiating and a procession of the icon of St. Paul through the streets, through tomorrow)

St. Peter's Eve -- English Christian tradition, night of bonfires and continuation of midsummer celebrations

Thanksgiving for Useful Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Vidovdan (Festival for St. Vitus) -- Eastern Orthodox Christian, based on the traditional Julian Calendar date
    a recognized holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Anniversaries Today:

Harry S. Truman marries Bess Wallace, 1919

Birthdays Today:

Kellie Pickler, 1986
Steve Burton, 1970
Danielle Brisebois, 1969
John Cusack, 1966
Mary Stuart Masterson, 1966
Mark Grace, 1964
John Elway, 1960
Thomas Hampson, 1955
Alice Krige, 1954
Kathy Bates, 1948
Gilda Radner, 1946
Bruce Davison, 1946
Turkan Soray, 1945
Pat Morita, 1932
Mel Brooks, 1926
Maria Goeppert Mayer, 1906
Richard Rodgers, 1902
Clara Louise Maass, 1876
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712
John Wesley, 1703
Peter Paul Rubens, 1577
Henry VIII, King of England, 1491

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Nutty Professor(Film), 1996
"Amos 'n' Andy"(TV), 1951
"Quiz Kids"(Radio), 1940

Today in History:

Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul, 1098
Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe, 1389
Guadeloupe becomes a French colony, 1635
The coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1838
The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle, 1841
The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1859
Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I, 1914
The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I, 1919
The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces, 1922
Israel annexes East Jerusalem, 1967
COMECON, as part of the last vestige of the Soviet Bloc, is formally disbanded, followed by the Warsaw pact 3 days later, 1991
Slobodan Milosevic is deported to ICTY to stand trial, 2001
The Republic of Montenegro is admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations, 2006
The U.N. reports 10 million people are effected by the worst drought in 60 years, 2011
Christine Lagarde becomes the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund, 2011
A power company uncovers a Neolithic wooden trackway 2,300 years old in Suffolk, England; it will become one of the largest archaeological digs in Europe at 16,000 square meters, 2018
For the first time since the position was created in 1343, Amsterdam elects a woman mayor, Femke Halsema, 2018
Due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir, a 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, 2019


  1. Oh that poor tree. I hope it can recover.
    And thank you for the beauty which follows the sadness.

  2. Thank you so much for the lovely photos, Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. Those were great photos and I'm sure glad those awful storms are gone!

  4. That was a good joke :) That poor tree. :(

  5. I enjoyed that joke. :-D
    But I'm afraid I cannot laugh at CAP LOCK DAY... I've received too many emails from fools who can't use theirs appropriately.

  6. I am glad you are okay! Sorry about the tree, though. Take care, Virtual hugs!


  7. Glad you are safe and fun Cajun joke and lovely variety of photos ~ sky shots are awesome ~

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

  8. I could relate to so much of your post today. Like your joke, I moved from a place that didn't have tornados to a place that does and they just terrified me (although when we need to hunker down we do have a fully finished basement with a bedroom, full bathroom and fridge). And your tree pics hit home too. My mom's winter place is on Marco Island and they got hit hard by Hurricane Irma a few years back, the palm trees all looked bare and sad like your second tree pic.

  9. You always have some interesting little tidbit that excites my brain.

  10. Happy Monday, is Monday here...12.20 pm actually! :)


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