Sunday, November 15, 2020

Say What? (Cajun Joke) and Sunsets (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.

Yesterday was Red-headed Alec’s son’s birthday.  In the past i called him Baby Lee, then Toddler Lee, and now he is 3 and i am not sure that i need to say Little Boy Lee.

When you have kids, there is always something funny going on, especially in how they sometimes pronounce words or funny things they say or misunderstand.  Lee has been enamored with Star Wars lately, and got a gift or two that reflect his new passion.  (His other passions are superheroes and dinosaurs, and some of his gifts reflected that, too, but keep Star Wars in mind.)

Lee was at his daycare and Red-headed Alec got a call from the director.

“Mr. Smith, your son said something that is concerning to us, and I was wondering if you could explain it.”

“Ah, I’ll do my best, what happened?”

“Could you explain why Lee said you bought him a b@stard?”

Silence.  Then, “Well, I bought him a Star Wars...”  More silence.  Then, hysterical laughter from Red-headed Alec.  “I bought him a Star Wars Blaster!”

Phone drops, and director is laughing so hard she can barely pick it up again.  “Thank you, Mr. Smith, and we’ll see you when you come get him later.”

Tee Boudreaux be campaign real hard wit’ hims Mère an’ Père dat he wants him a li’l frère[brother]

“I already gots me a soeur[sister], I be needin’ me a frère!”

An’ Clothile say, “What ‘bout how much a new chile in de house goin’ cost?”

An’ Tee say, “A li’l baby don’ costs dat much.  An’ when he get bigger, he can wear my hammy downs.”

Boudreaux an’ Clothile done laugh an’ Clothile say, “What be ‘hammy downs’?”

An’ Boudreaux done give her de wink an’ say, “Mais, I t’ink dat soun’ like a youthamism!”


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.    

Sunsets.  Let’s just watch the sun do down and paint the sky.  The last two were taken by my Sweetie, it’s not often the sky looks like that, but it does happen.


Today is:

Alascattalo Day -- Anchorage, Alaska (A salute to Alaskan humor, a parade in honor of the "alascattalo", a cross between a moose and a walrus; the longest running, shortest parade in the world, held in the alley behind Club Paris from 12:03 to 12:07 pm.  A prize is given to the smallest and ugliest float -- yes, it must be both small and ugly.  An anonymous queen will be crowned, if she has the bad sense to show up.)

American Enterprise Day -- US (a project of Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda Chapter)

America Recycles Day -- US     

Changeling Restitution Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins)

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day -- this reminder comes from the folks at, where they think you need to get rid of USO's (unidentified shrivelled objects)     

Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium -- German-speaking Community of Belgium

Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (second day of the festival)

     Kukur Tihar/Kukur Puja -- Day of Dogs

     Jain New Year

Don't Try To Do Everything At Once Day -- internet generated, and a blow to us multitaskers

Ennead Feast in the House of Ra, Horus, and Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

George Spelvin Day/More Than One Role Day -- date of first use, in 1886, of this name for an actor playing two roles in one play; George and Georgette Spelvin have since acted in over 10,000 roles on Broadway

I Love to Write Day -- encouraging everyone to write something, begun by John Riddle; this is the perfect time for it, really, in the middle of NaNoWriMo   

King's Feast / Dynasty Day -- Belgium

National Bundt Pan Day -- yes, really, celebrating the pan itself

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week -- US (remembering those who have little or nothing during the upcoming holiday celebrations, and making time to share our bounty with them; through the 22nd)     

      co-sponsors National Coalition for the Homeless and National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness 

National Peace Day -- Cote d'Ivoire

National Philanthropy Day® -- Association of Fundraising Professionals    

National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

National Spicy Hermit Christmas Cookie Day

Nativity Fast begins a/k/a Winter Lent (through Dec. 24) -- Orthodox Christian

Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day -- in honor of all the times she packed yours; combine it with I Love to Write Day and include a note telling her how special she is

Republic Day -- Turkish Republic of North Cyprus

Republic Proclamation Day -- Brazil

Rock Your Mocs Day -- Indigenous Americans (begun by Jessica Jaylyn Atsye, a Laguna Pueblo, to encourage all Native Americans to wear the one item they all have in common, hand-made moccasins, with pride)  

Safety Razor Day -- King Gillette was granted the patent for his style of safety razor on this day in 1904, changing how men shaved each day

Shichi-Go-San (Shrine Visiting Day)/Seven-Five-Three Festival -- Japan (picturesque festival in which 3-year-old children of either sex, five-year-old boys, and seven-year-old girls go to shrines dressed in their best; guardian spirits are thanked for the health of the children and prayers said for their future to be equally bright)

Sing in Your Car Day -- they need a day for this?

St. Albertus Magnus' Day (Patron of medical technicians, natural sciences, philosophers, schoolchildren, scientists, students, theology students; Cincinnati, Ohio)

St. Leopold's Day (King Leopold III, Patron of dying children, large families, step-parents; Austria)

     Leopoldstag/Goose Day -- Austria (the start of the heurigen, the new wine season)

Volkstrauertag -- Germany (National Day of Mourning for all victims of National Socialism and the dead of both world wars)

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims -- UN

Anniversary Today:

William Shatner marries Nerine Kidd, 1997

Birthdays Today:

Jonny Lee Miller,1972

Kevin Eubanks, 1957

Beverly D'Angelo, 1954

Daniel Barenboim, 1942

Sam Waterston, 1940

Yaphet Kotto, 1937

Joanna BArnes, 1934

Petula Clark, 1932

Ed Asner, 1929

Bill "C.W. McCall" Fries, 1928

Joseph Wapner, 1919

Erwin Rommel, 1891

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887

Forrest Clare "Fogg" Allen, 1885

F. William Herschel, 1738

William Pitt the Elder, 1708

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Few Good Men"(Play), 1989

Love Me Tender(Film), 1956

"Li'l Abner"(Musical), 1956

"The Planets"(Holst Op. 32), 1920

"Masse Mensch/Mass Man"(Toller play), 1920

Today in History:

Christopher Columbus notes the first recorded reference to tobacco, 1492

The NY General Assembly permits Jews to omit the phrase "Upon the faith of a Christian" from adjuration oaths, 1727

Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1763

The Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress, 1777

Georgetown University, the first Catholic college in the US, opens, 1791

Zebulon Pike gets his first sight of Pike's Peak, Colorado, 1806

Isaac Pitman introduces his steno/shorthand system of writing, 1832

Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia, 1864

King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade, 1904

The first telecast of an unscheduled event, a fire, takes place on W2XBT, in NY, 1938

In Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant, 1969

Intel releases world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, 1971

René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favour of independence, 1976

The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald, 1985

An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council, 1988

The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands, 1988

Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, 2007

Sony introduces the Playstation 4, selling a million units the first day, 2013 

World leaders gather in Brisbane for the G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth, 2014

France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in the wake of terror attack on Paris, 2015

Pakistan unveils the remains of 1,700 year-old sleeping Buddha in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 2017

Art experts in England authenticate two bronzes of men riding panthers as Michelangelo’s only surviving bronze works, 2018


  1. youthamism cracked me up.
    And I adore skyscapes. Huge thanks to you and your sweetie.

  2. Wonderful sky photos. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. Happy Birthday Lil' Lee, you made us laugh out loud! The sky photos are beautiful!

  4. Love the blaster misunderstanding, and as for the photos, stunning!

  5. Wow, a few of them look like the sun is falling rather than setting. Beautiful. I was photographing the sky last night.

  6. A sky bird! Thank you it's so beautiful. And thanks for the laughter, too.

  7. Gorgeous sky shots and fun jokes ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Cute joke. My great nieces say a lot of funny things too. Beautiful photos. XO

  9. Ha ha haaa...we also had funny moments when our boys mispronounced some words when they were learning to talk. Beautiful sky shots.

  10. I almost spit out my tea laughing at 'hammydowns'. When Tee grows up and has his own children he will find out just how much a little baby can cost.
    Love the amazing sunset photos.


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