Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Before and After and Late, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


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 

Yesterday, i got the idea to take some before and after pictures of Carl's room.

It generally takes me about 5 hours to do the whole job, including laundry, cleaning, making the bed, cleaning out the refrigerator (and sometimes the freezer), everything.

When i got there, Carl was complaining to his dad that he was tired.  "Well," Mr. L said with a distinct lack of sympathy, "that's what happens when you stay up too late the night before.  You'll be fine, go get ready for work."

Indeed, Carl did get ready for work, and he was fine.

And so, on to the stuff Grandma forwards to me:

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Area Code Day -- US (went into effect this day in 1951)

Day of Russian Militsiya -- Russia

Dia de la Tradicion -- Argentina (birth anniversary of Jose Hernandez)

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting -- Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors, MN, US (memorial for the Edmund Fitzgerald and all who have lost their lives in Great Lakes shipwrecks)

First Cry of Independence Day / Los Santos Uprising Day -- Panama (an official flag day)

Forget-Me-Not Day -- informal day to spend a bit of time with relatives you don't see often

Goddess of Reason's Day (Revolutionary France)

Guinness World Records' Day -- celebrating ordinary people who do extraordinary things, go try for a record! anniversary of the day in 1951 that Sir Hugh Beaver got the idea to create a book supplying answers to much debated questions, such as which game birds are the fastest fliers

     The Guinness World Records Book now holds the title of the best-selling copyrighted book of all time, and is one of the most frequently stolen books from US libraries!

Hari Pahlawan -- Indonesia (Heroes' Day/Warrior's Day)

Martini -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (beginning of winter festival that starts on Martinmas Eve)

Maputo Day -- Maputo, Mozambique

National Pupusa Day -- Ecuador (national dish)

National Toothpaste Appreciation Day -- not official, but i'm sure the dentifrice industry loves this one

National Vanilla Cupcake Day

Sleep Dangerously Night -- internet generated, a night to switch sides of the bed with your spouse and see who falls out of bed first

St. Andrew Avellino's Day (Patron of apoplexics, for a holy death, stroke victims; Badlato, Naples, and Sicily, Italy; stroke victims; for a holy death; against apoplexy, strokes, and sudden death)

St. Martin's Eve -- Germany; Portugal (Martimas Eve)

USMC Day -- US (anniversary of founding in 1775, includes the Marine Corps Birthday Ball)

Wish-Spoiling Sports Day -- Fairy Calendar (Imps, Gremlins, and grumpy Goblins) 

World Science Day for Peace and Development -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

Establishment of Badlands National Park, SD, US, 1978

Establisnment of the United States Marine Corps, 1775

Birthdays Today:

Ellen Pompeo, 1969

Vanessa Angel, 1963

Neil Gaiman, 1960

MacKenzie Phillips, 1959

Sinbad, 1956

Roland Emmerich, 1955

Ann Reinking, 1949

Donna Fargo, 1949

Tim Rice, 1944

Russel Charles Means, 1940

Russel Means, 1939

Roy Scheider, 1932

Richard Burton, 1925

Jane Froman, 1907

Claude Rains, 1889

Friedrick Voon Schiller, 1759

Oliver Goldsmith, 1728

William Hogarth, 1697

Martin Luther, 1483

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Microsoft Windows, 1983 (sometimes so slow, it's called "win-doze")

"Sesame Street", 1969

Today in History:

Rene Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy, 1619

The Dutch formally cede New Netherlands to the English; it is renamed New York, 1674

France ends forced worship of God, substitute the Goddess of Reason, 1793

The US state of Kentucky outlaws dueling, 1801

Stanley presumes that he has met Livingston in Ujiji, Central Africa, 1871

The first Woman's Christian Temperance Union meeting is held in Boston, 1891

The first Gideon Bible is put in a hotel room, 1908

Hirohito ascends the throne as Emperor of Japan, 1928

The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston, 1958

The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board, 1975

A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada just west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history, 1979

The communist regime of Bulgaria falls, 1989

The "Codex Leicester", the only Leonardo da Vinci manuscript owned in the United States and the only one in the world still in private hands, was sold at auction to Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who paid $30.8 million, 1994

Thousands of people people march toward the royal palace of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur to hand over a memorandum to the King demanding electoral reform, 2007

Vietnam evacuates about 600,000 citizens under the threat of Typhoon Haiyan, 2013


  1. Carl is tired? He needs to walk a mile in your shoes.
    And, as always, thanks to your Grandma.

  2. A wonderful set of photos. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. Wow! Hof often do you clean at Carl's place? Thanks to granny - and you - for the funnies.

  4. Oh my! You have the patience to tidy up after Carl. I like the funnies from Grandma.

  5. Thankfully I still have a housekeeper who comes every other week. However I pick up a lot before she gets here because I don't want her to know how lazy I am. Not sure I like the picture of the little pig. It is so cute but my neighbors have started raising pigs and I know what that cutie will grow into.

  6. You sure have a Carl Challenge going on. Love those photos and the happy piggy!

  7. Oh my on all that mess. It would take me longer than five hours. Wow, you did a great job too.

    Love all the funnies. We all need to laugh more.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  8. Oh my on all that mess that Sandee mentioned. Well my garage is worst. Moving into a new home brings in many boxes and other things and they are in the garage. No place for our cars.
    Cute photo of the firemen with the child and the perks of being a friend is great Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Oh my you defintely are a superb organizer! Love your funnies and your Grandma sends the best! And we send your Grandma all our best wishes!

  10. You are a miracle worker. Grandma finds the best stuff.

  11. You don't get paid enough ~ Yikes ~
    Grandma sends great photos and 'stuff.'

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. The one about the seat belt? That's totally me! Amazing clean-up on that room! I wish my son would let me clean his room.

  13. well, carl's stuff is at least ...sorta kinda all most in one place !!

    gram ma's photo two; the best ~~~~ { I love you spanky ♥♥♥

  14. Mimi,

    You did a great job whipping Carl's space back into shape. I hope he appreciates your hard work. :) The picture of the small child and big dog makes me think of the huge Saint Bernard that lived across the road. It wouldn't harm a fly and was the happiest thing ever. When it saw one of us kids, it would grab our arm and whisk away kinda quickly nearly dragging as along. I liked the animal but I was so small and no match for that critter. I tried staying away from him when I could help it.

  15. Oh, my gosh, do I want to go on vacation wherever that first photo is of!

  16. It's amazing what a quick tidy up will do. You've got me looking around at my room here now.

  17. Oh Carl! He needs to get organized! It is something everyone I seem to know is doing. Grandma sure shares the good stuff with you. Thanks! Always a wonderful share here. HUGS and LOVE

  18. What an awesome job you did tidying up after Carl! If you lived in my area, I'd totally hire you to clean up my family's mess - I keep thinking to myself "I really need to hire someone..." But then again, you'd probably run away screaming with how messy the hubby and kids are. ;)

    LOVED the pics your grandma sent - those doggies with the little ones are amazing!!


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