Sunday, November 8, 2020

Right At Home (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.

This being a janitor has its moments.

Yesterday, we were at Grandma and Grandpa's house, cleaning as we do on Saturdays, and i noticed that Sweetie had pulled out the vacuum cleaner.

As with so many of them, the cord wraps around the two cord holders, as shown above.  The handy, dandy holder at the top flips up to hold the cord, and down to make taking the cord off of it easier.

cord holder up

cord holder down

Sweetie was laboriously unwrapping the cord until i reached over and turned the top cord holder down.  He looked at me, stunned.  Yes, he's smart, he has a master's degree, but he can still get flummoxed by the simplest things. 

Tee done come home from de college an' Boudreaux ax, "How you be likin' it away at de school?"

An' Tee say, "I likes it jes' fine.  O' course, I miss you an' Mère, but de housekeep lady at de dormitory done be tryin' make me feel at home."

An' Boudreaux ax, "What she be doin'?"

An' Tee say, "You 'member how Mère allus done say to me, 'Pick up you clothes off de floor, I don' be you housekeep lady'?  Mais, dis housekeep lady be sayin', 'Pick up your clothes off the floor, I'm not your mother!'"


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.     

A hodgepodge:


Today is:

Abet and Aid Punsters Day -- promoted by Punsters Unlimited, which seems to know better than to host a website

Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day -- especially for those who have had to close up the house for winter, we need to create a beautiful aroma for the house; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Dunce Day -- death anniversary of John Duns Scotus (one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages, he was called the "Subtle Doctor" but his enemies turned his name into the word we use today for someone who isn't too bright)

Father's Day -- Estonia; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden

Feast of the Four Crowned Martyrs (Patrons of cattle, masons, sculptors, stone cutters; against fever)

Festival of the Mania -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to placate the Manes)

Fuigo Matsuri -- Kyoto City, Japan (Bellows Festival, Shinto festival in honor of Inari, the kitchen hearth goddess)

I Hate to Cook Day -- internet generated, and probably started by someone who wanted an excuse to go out to dinner!

International Tongue Twister Day -- as declared by the Logic Puzzle Museum in Burlington, WI, US, which used to host a contest

National Cappuccino Day

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

National Parents as Teachers Day -- US

Pohnpei Constitution Day -- Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Remembrance Sunday -- England

Saints, Doctors, Missionaries, and Martyr's Day -- Church of England

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers of Heaven -- Eastern Orthodox Church

Tree Festival Day -- Tunisia (equivalent to Arbor Day, as well as an agricultural festival)

Wish-Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

World Urbanism Day/World Town Planning Day

X-Ray Discovery Day / World Radiography Day -- commemorating the discovery, in 1895, of x-rays      

Anniversaries Today:

Montana becomes 41st US State, 1889

Mount Holyoke Seminary for Women is founded, 1837 (considered by many to be the first true college for women in the US)

Opening of the Louvre, 1793

Birthdays Today:

Tara Reid, 1975

Masashi Kishimoto, 1974

Parker Posey, 1968

Courtney Thorne-Smith, 1967

Gordon Ramsay, 1966

Leif Garrett, 1961

Rickie Lee Jones, 1954

Alfre Woodard, 1953

Mary Hart, 1951

Bonnie Raitt, 1949

Virna Lisi, 1937

Morley Safer, 1931

Patti Page, 1927

Christiaan Barnard, 1922

Esther Rolle, 1920

Martha Gellhorn, 1908

Margaret Mitchell, 1900

Hermann Rorschach, 1884

Milton Bradley, 1836

Edmond Halley, 1656

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Six Degrees of Separation"(Guare drama), 1990

"Night and Day"(Stoppard play), 1978

"Days of our Lives"(TV), 1965

"Life With Father"(Play), 1939

Sister Carrie(Publication date), 1900

"Ruy Blas"(Victor Hugo drama), 1838

Today in History:

Emperor Theodosius declares Christianity to be the state religion, 392

Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence, Italy, 1494

First meeting of Montezuma and Hernando Cortez in Tenochtitlan, Mexico, 1519

The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public, 1602

Benjamin Franklin opens the first US library, in Philadelphia, PA, 1731

Elijah Craig, of Bourbon, Kentucky, US, first distills Bourbon whiskey from corn, 1789

Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater, 1880

The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time, 1892

Wilhelm Roentgen of Germany discovers X-rays, 1895

The New Testament Gospels are translated into Demotic Greek (as opposed to the Koine Greek of ancient texts), resulting in bloody clashes in Athens, 1901

The first Washington state elections in which women could vote take place, 1910

Operation Grapple X, Round C1: Britain conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific, 1957

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate, 1966

Manolis Andronikos discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great's father), 1977

The UN Security Council demands that Saddam Hussein disarm or face serious consequences, 2002

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao releases pictures of the moon's Sinus Iridium, or Bay of Rainbows, taken during the Chang e-2 lunar mission, 2010

The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), 2011

Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War, 2014

Louvre Abu Dhabi is inaugurated, the largest art museum on the Arabian peninsula, 2017

Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal, 2017


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed your hodge podge. Thank you. Like Sweetie I would have gone down the labourious unwrapping route.

  2. Beautiful flowers ... and photos.

    God bless.

  3. Cattle and stone cutters, eh? hmmm...
    I always like these little glimpses into other people's houses. It's fun to try to imagine the overall vibe from the tiny peeks!

  4. That joke made me laugh and the photos left me with a smile on my face! Nice one Mimi.

  5. Yep, those simple things can be purrplexing to some humans, like our Dad. We always enjoy all of those fun photos!

  6. That was a cute joke. I enjoyed the photos too. Have a great day! XO

  7. I have that same vacuum cleaner and this is my second one. My housekeeper wore out the first one and that was after she broke that cord holder by pulling the cord off and breaking it. She now understands this one.

  8. Love the Cajun joke and sweet series of photos

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    ps. a bit late in my comments ~

  9. Funny cajún joke. And hodge podge is good, the word and the photos. So enlightening to see how differnt houses and household items are. I'd never have recognized your vacuum cleaner as such. I love the owl in the last photo. Does it say Spoon rest? I did not know such a thing existed. :D

  10. A pity its Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day today - I had something very interesting, bold and pungent planned for Tuesday - at least I hope it will be. It includes ingredients I've never tried before (like root turmeric) but the recipe reads well anyhow!

  11. I hope you had an enjoyable weekend, messymimi...and I hope the week ahead treats you well. Take care. :)

  12. I love all the ornaments, especially the laid-back alligator :)
    I've never seen a passionfruit flower that colour, ours are purple. Is that one for a banana passionfruit? As in Banana shaped instead of the round globes we usually see.

  13. I love your Cajun stories. First time I Heard the KC Chiefs QB Patrick Mahommes speak I Knew immediately he was a Cajun! We all should be proud of our heritage. I sure am! Thanks for sharing. HUGS XO XO XO XO


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