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.
Working with Carl looks like it is going to go well. He told me he didn't have enough broccoli in the yoghurt yesterday, or that's what it sounded like. Turned out he was talking about the broccoli he wanted to have with his breakfast, and i never did figure out the yoghurt part. Doesn't matter, though, at least he got off to work on time with his sandwich.
Toast the bread on very low for 30 seconds. Dry off the one slice of ham. Put it on the bread and spread the mayo, very thinly, on the ham. Top with shredded cheddar cheese, just a tiny bit, and sprinkle with powdered oregano. Then the second slice of bread. Does he want it cut in half? After serious consideration and letting me know i was asking him to make too many decisions, yes.
Our goal is to eventually get to where each Monday, he and i pre-make sandwiches for the week. It's a process, and i will let you know how it goes.
Mr. BA and i discussed ways and means this past Friday -- ways of me getting into the house. The previous means was the hidden key, but he doesn't like hiding a key there any more since the house was broken into once by someone who found it. He told me to take the key and keep it.
Upon my asking him if he didn't just want to figure a new hiding place in case he accidentally locked himself out of the house, he said, "That's why all of my doors require a key to lock them. That way I can't lock myself out. Now sometimes I'm outside working and my wife locks all the doors, and then I have to pound on the door to get in, but that's different."
When i asked if he didn't want a spare key hidden for those occasions, he said, "No, I'd rather just fuss at her about it when it happens!"
On Sunday, he and Mr. Ron, a good friend and prayer partner at the church, demonstrated, at least to me, how men bond with humor.
Mr. BA got up to go get himself a cup of coffee and bring it back to the prayer room. Mr. Ron asked if he would please get him a refill since he was already heading over there.
Mr. BA: How much do you want?
Mr. Ron: Just top it off.
Mr. BA: Do you want creamer?
Mr. Ron: No, I'll take it black.
Mr. BA: Sugar?
Mr. Ron: No, just coffee.
Mr. BA: Want me to spit in it?
Mr. Ron: Sure, go ahead (winking at me as he said it).
And now, how about some of the things Grandma forwards to me. One set is animal groups again, and the other is how fashion designers get ideas:
Hope everyone has a blessed and beautiful Tuesday!
August Tuesday / Culturama -- St. Kitts and Nevis
Carnival Tuesday -- Antigua and Barbuda (Last Lap Jump Up), St. Vincent and Grenadines
Champagne Day -- internet generated holiday, probably created by someone who wanted an excuse to celebrate
Coast Guard Day -- US (anniversary of founding in 1790)
Constitution Day -- Cook Islands
Fairy Drying-Out Day -- Fairy Calendar (makes sense, as we washed them yesterday, or they washed something. Now it begs the question, how does one dry a fairy?)
Festival of the Dead; Sunset Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Festival Tuesday/Horse Races -- British Virgin Islands
Fiestas de la Virgen Blanca -- Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava, Basque Country, Spain; through the 9th
Fiestas Patronales -- El Salvador (through the 6th)
Founder's Day -- Ghana
Gai Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (cow festival, celebrated in remembrance of all people who have died in the previous year; one of Nepal's most popular festivals with tourists)
Matica Slovenska Day -- Slovakia (main Slovak cultural institution, established 1863)
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
National Night Out -- US (sponsored by National Association of Town Watch, to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness) www.natw.org/
Nicole Robin Day -- St. John, USVI (unofficial celebration her safe return, with the crew, to the Virgin Islands after being held by Cubans.)
Single Working Women's Day
St. John Baptist Mary Vianney's Day (Cure of Ars; Patron of confessors, parish priests; Dubuque, Iowa; Kamloops, BC; Kansas City, KS; Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN)
Vigil of St. Oswald -- Anglo-Saxon holy day, commemorates the day before King Oswald's death in 642
Zuni Corn Dance -- the Zuni Native Americans give thanks to Mother Earth, the Kokos (Nature Spirits), and the Corn Maidens for the maize harvest; through the 7th
Cole and Dylan Sprouse, 1992
Daniel Dae Kim, 1968
Roger Clemens, 1962
Barack H. Obama, 1961
Billy Bob Thornton, 1955
Kristoffer Tabori, 1952
Richard Belzer, 1944
Maurice "Rocket" Richard, 1921
Helen Thomas, 1920
William Howard Schuman, 1910
Glenn Verniss Cunningham, 1909
Louis Armstrong, 1901*
Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, 1900
Louis Vuitton, 1821
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792
"The Saturday Evening Post"(Magazine, first issue), 1821
Today in History
The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans, 70
A supernova is observed in constellation Cassiopeia, 1181
The first printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah), 1558
A hurricane in the Carribean kills thousands in Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Christopher, 1666
Dom Perignon invents champagne (traditional date), 1693
First edition of the Saturday Evening Post, which was published until 1969, 1821
The family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home, 1892
The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens, 1902
The Supreme Court of Japan is established, 1947
The Billboard Hot 100 is founded, 1958
American civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21, 1964
The African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso, 1984
Operation Storm begins in Croatia, 1995
Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th Governor General, 2005
California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger, 2010
Britain has their greatest success in one day at an Olympics since 1908, winning six gold medals and a silver on Day Eight of the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius becomes the first amputee to compete at the Olympic Games in the 400 meters, 2012
Actor Peter Capaldi, of Scotland, lands the role of the Doctor in the twelfth incarnation of the 'Doctor Who' British science fiction show, 2013
A plague of locusts in Southern Russia prompts a state of emergency to be declared, 2015
Frank Zapata becomes the first person to cross the English Channel by flyboard, taking only 22 minutes, 2019
*In several interviews, Satchmo claimed to have been born on July 4, 1900. Historians always disputed that claim, saying it was too neat and tidy, and his baptismal records, found in a church basement, proved otherwise. Some biographies still give the July 4, 1900 date in error.