Sunday, October 11, 2020

Not Too Late (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.

The electricity went out in parts of town, including our circuit in our neighborhood, a couple of hours after i published yesterday's post.  Some of our neighborhood has power, some does not.  Little Girl's alarm didn't go off, so of course she forgot to get up and bring Coda.

After about 5 hours sleep in the muggy dark, Sweetie and i dragged ourselves to NOLA and cleaned Grandma and Grandpa's house.

We are now using the back-up generator, which has to be refilled with gas every 6-7 hours.  We are thankful for the back-up and for the promise to get Coda next Saturday.

Also, #1 Son's car died Saturday evening in the Sonic parking lot, we think it's the alternator.  The tow truck took him to Kevin and Lenny's and he came to the house to charge up his phone because he doesn't have electricity, either.

If it's not one, thing, it's another, but in the end, all is well.

Alene done ax to borrow Boudreaux's car to go her to a party one night.  He an' Clothile done warn her to behave and get home early, but dey know she not be de crazy one an' din't give her a specify curfew.

De nex' mornin', Alene not get her up 'til it be 'bout 11:30 in de mornin'.  She come in de kitchen, an' Clothile say, "Good mornin'!  What time did you get you in las' night?"

An' Alene say, "Oh, it weren't too late, I don' t'ink."

An' Boudreaux wink at Clothile an' say, "Mais, see what I done tole you, Clothile?  It not be our girl be out too late, we gots to talk to de guy dat bring de paper, he done put the paper unner de truck tire!"


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.    

Mr. BA was trying to keep his work area clean.  He came up with a way to clamp the shop vac to his whatever this tool is, and it had some success.

And a few sunsets.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Abkhazia

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Myths and Legends Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; for all the cephalopods of legend, literature and movies

Cirio de Nazare -- Belem, Brazil (two week Feast of Cirio begins in Belem [St. Mary of Bethlehem])

Clergy Appreciation Day

Dia Nacional de la Mujer Boliviana -- Bolivia (Bolivian Women's Day)

General Pulaski Memorial Day -- US (celebrating Casimir Pulaski, "the father of American cavalry")

Grandmother's Day -- FL, US

It's My Party Day -- so go have one!

Meditrinalia/Vinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting of the year's new wine; in honor of Meditrina, goddess of health/medicine, longevity, and wine, and Bacchus, god of wine)

National Sausage Pizza Day

Old Michaelmas Day -- Celtic Calendar

Revolution Day/Uprising Against Fascism Day -- Republic of Macedonia

St. Gomar's Day (Patron of childless people, courtiers, cowherds, glove makers, people in difficult marriages, separated spouses, woodcutters; Lier, Belgium; against hernias)

Sunbeam Sliding Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (only occasionally on a Sunday)

Warai Matsuri -- Kawanabe, Wakayama, Japan (a laughing festival, in which wine flows and this place earns its name as one of the happiest places on earth; one legend about the laughter is that one of the spirits of the shrine didn't wake in time for a meeting, and was laughed at, so now everyone laughs)

White Sunday -- Samoa and American Samoa (children wear white to church and run the church services, are served a special meal, and recieve new church clothes for the upcoming year)

"You Go Girl!" Day -- in honor of Kathy Sullivan, first American woman to walk in space

Anniversary Today:

William Jefferson Clinton marries Hillary Rodham, 1975

Birthdays Today:

Emily Deschanel, 1976

Stephen Moyer, 1969

Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, 1969

Jane Krakowski, 1968

Luke Perry, 1966

Joan Cusack, 1962

Steve Young, 1961

Dawn French, 1957

David Morse, 1953

Daryl Hall, 1948

Robert Gale, 1945

Ron Liebman, 1937

Dottie West, 1932

Roscoe Robinson, Jr., 1928

Elmore Leonard, 1925

Art Blakey, 1919

Jerome Robbins, 1918

Charles Revson, 1906

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884

Harlan Fiske Stone, 1872

Henry John Heinz, 1844

George Williams, 1821 (founder, YMCA)

Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, 1759

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"(Play), 1984

"Saturday Night Live"(TV), 1975

"Imagine"(Lennon single release), 1971

"Allegro"(Musical), 1947

"The Silver Tassie"(Play), 1929

The Comptometer (the first adding machine known to be accurate at all times, patented by Dorr Eugene Felt), 1887

Today in History:

Massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria, 1138

Columbus' ship sites land on the horizon (the Bahamas), 1492

Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland, 1531

Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia, 1689

Explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee at the Grinder's Stand Inn, 1809

The first steam powered ferryboat, the Juliana, begins operation, 1811

Australia's oldest university, University of Sidney, is inaugurated, 1852

The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished, 1871

David Houston patents roll film for cameras, 1881

First female FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed, 1922

With the opening of store # 1252, in Milford, Delaware, J.C. Penney becomes a nationwide company, with stores in all 48 states, 1929

CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, 1950

Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years, Vatican II, 1962

NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, 1968

The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests, 1975

The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth, 1982

The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurs at 14,198.10 points, 2007

A ban on fracking is upheld by the Constitutional Council of France, 2013

A TripAdvisor customer poll names The Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire, the world's best restaurant, 2017


  1. Love those sunsets.
    And hope your power is back - and stays back.

  2. That's a very strong paper boy to be able to put the paper under the truck wheel... :)

  3. Does the contraption make beer?

    God bless.

  4. Those sunsets sure are pretty and I sure hope you get your power back soon.

  5. If the power outage is the worst that happens, I am glad. I hope the car is fixable soon. Hope all goes well and I love the joke!

  6. Blimey you are going through it at the moment losing power is awful these days even for a short time I hope you get yours back soon and also the car gets seen to :-)

    Those sunsets were fab too ;-)

    Have a bettertastic safe week 😷😷😷

  7. Cute joke and great photos. Sorry about the power- I am glad you have a generator.

  8. Lovely sunsets. Good thing you have a generator during the power outage. Hope the car can be repaired.

  9. Fun joke ~ fun Sunday photos and wonderful sunsets ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)