Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Bigger Girl and Funnies, and Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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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.  


Bigger Girl arrived back in town with no working phone and her email address had locked her out.  (When i tried to send her an email, i got it returned with the "this email does not exist" message.)  She also no longer has a car (of course and thank goodness), so i went to her friend's house where she is staying to talk to her.


They had a blast on their camping trip home, getting to see the Grand Canyon and Big Bend National Park.  With no phone camera, though, she has no pictures.  It's the experience that counts, as i told her.


She has decided to go back to California once the holidays are over and continue to work with the same Peace Corps recruiter.  She's just happier out there, and i'm happy for her.


Since there's not a lot of funny stuff going on around here, how about we just get to some of the fun things Grandma sends me.


    Short Notes:


A WISE MAN ONCE SAID    –    NOTHING.


RESPECT YOUR ELDERS; THEY GRADUATED FROM SCHOOL WITHOUT THE INTERNET.


BEHIND EVERY ANGRY WOMAN STANDS A MAN WHO HAS ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT HE DID WRONG.


INSTEAD OF "SINGLE”  AS A MARITAL STATUS I PREFER "INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED".


CAMPING: WHERE YOU SPEND A SMALL FORTUNE TO LIVE LIKE A HOMELESS PERSON.


IF MY BODY IS EVER FOUND ON A JOGGING TRAIL JUST KNOW THAT I WAS MURDERED SOMEWHERE ELSE AND DUMPED THERE.


MY DECISION-MAKING SKILLS CLOSELY RESEMBLE THOSE OF A SQUIRREL WHEN CROSSING THE ROAD....


SOME THINGS ARE JUST BETTER LEFT UNSAID.  AND I USUALLY REALIZE IT RIGHT AFTER I SAY THEM.


How about these 3-D painted floors:







 And some other neat stuff:














Have a wonderful, blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!






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Today is:


Beetle Banquet and Badger Ball -- Fairy Calendar


Chipmunks Day -- the date, in 1958, when Alvin, Simon, and Theodore hit #1 with "The Chipmunk Song"


Day Sacred to the Lares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (household gods)


Hari Ibu -- Indonesia (Mother's Day)


Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Gattapefur -- Sniffer, who uses his big nose on hlakkandi ("looking forward" day, when you begin to look forward to Christmas) to sniff out a cake or two to snatch


Khoiak Ceremony for Raising the Djed Pillar -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (Osiris festival, the pillar represented his spine, and so stability and strength; date approximate)


National Date Nut Bread Day


Santa Claus Flight Clearance Day -- US FAA (they make sure he's cleared to fly, with his de-icing system, Terrain Avoidance Warning System for low-altitude flight, and special seat belt extension in good working order)


St. Frances Xavier Cabrini's Day (Mother Cabrini, the first US citizen canonized; Patron saint of emigrants, hospital administrators, immigrants, orphans; against malaria)


Unity Day -- Zimbabwe



Birthdays Today:


Jordin Sparks, 1989

Ralph Fiennes, 1962

Maurice Gibb, 1949

Robin Gibb, 1949

Steve Garvey, 1948

Diane Sawyer, 1945

Steve Carlton, 1944

Hector Elizondo, 1936

Joe Pyne, 1925

Barbara Billingsley, 1922

Gene Rayburn, 1917

Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson, 1912

Dame Edith Margaret Emily "Peggy" Ashcroft, 1907

Edwin Arlington Robinson, 1869

Giacomo Puccini, 1858

William Ellery, 1727

James Edward Oglethorpe, 1696



Debuting/Premiering Today:


The Graduate(Film), 1972

"Ding Dong School"(TV), 1952



Today in History:


A serious earthquake strikes Innsbruck, 1689

The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies, 1790

The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India, 1851

Jules Janssen flies in a balloon in order to study a solar eclipse, 1870

The first string of Christmas tree lights is created by Thomas Edison, 1882

Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan, 1885

French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated), 1894

Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, 1956

Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany, 1989

Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63, 2001

An important peer-reviewed study of the spatial memory of bumblebees is published in the Biology Letters journal of the Royal Society by a class of 25 8- to 10-year-old children at Blackawton Primary School, 2010

Ebola vaccine VSV-EBOV is found to be 70-100% effective in a study published in The Lancet, becoming the world's first proven vaccine against Ebola, 2016

17 comments:

  1. A great post today. One of your best.

    God bless.

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  2. I'm happy for Bigger Girl. Those 3D floors are amazing! And I finally found my super power described to a T. Thank you!

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  3. I love the old woman so happy to be visited by horses :)
    While I agree 3D floors are amazing, I wouldn't want any of those in my house.

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  4. Those 3D floors would freak me out.
    I am glad that Bigger Girl enjoyed her break - photos would be a bonus but are totally not necessary.

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  5. Oh my, you have so many good quotes and funnies today. Saying nothing is something many people could really benefit from, but probably never will be able to do. The 3D floors are always amazing to see. Happy Tuesday!

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  6. I have to tell you that all of those were pretty new to me. Funny and also original...or I am just old and forgetful.

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  7. I'm so glad you get to spend time with Bigger Girl. I know how great that feels.
    And I'm starting to feel like Grandma is a part of my family too with the number of laughs she provides me.

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  8. Loved your blog hop especially the 3-Ds and never take me on that road in France!

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  9. I like eating potatoes, but I didn't know they make such a complete meal.
    Have a great Tuesday!

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  10. I'm glad Bigger Girl found her happy place. Those floors are amazing and those funnies sure are!

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  11. I'm glad bigger girl is home for the holidays. I know you'll enjoy your time together.

    Love all the funnies. So true.

    Those floors are unique, but I don't think I could handle walking on them.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday.


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  12. Thanks for making me laugh! I really enjoyed your post today! Thanks for reading our horoscopes!
    We hope your holiday season is full of peace, joy, and happiness. Merry Christmas with lots of Purrs, Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

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  13. such great quotes and funnies- Glad your daughter is home for a bit and I am sure you are very proud of her being in the Peace Corp! Hugs!

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  14. Just checking in for the first time in far too long. Here's hoping you have Happy Holidays and a Blessed New Year!

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  15. Very cool floors. Thanks for the chuckles too. Very true about the jogging trail, I would never be on one. :)

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  16. The floors took talent and time, and wow. Your quotes were super, and very related to my life. Good choices!

    Merry Christmas!

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