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.
Grandma was asking about Bigger Girl and whether she currently has a job. The latest info i have is that she is working at an Amazon warehouse while she searches for something better. That's why it was so important that her phone be fixed, she cannot job hunt if no one can call her back.
Boudreaux done be tire o' hims job, an' so he be tryin' fin' him a new one. He be talkin' 'bout all de stuff you gots to do now, wit' de fillin' out ever't'ing, an' how dey wants dem so much to prove you identity, an' 'bout de interview an' havin' take de drug test.
Well, dem li'l pitchers got de big ears, an' Tee be listen to hims Père talkin' 'bout it all, an' de nex' day hims Mère done take him to de kindergarten fo' to apply an' have de interview.
It be goin' good, Tee done know him de colors an' numbers and letters, an' de mistress o' de school done be impress, an' den Tee ax, "Dis be de interview, non?"
An' de mistress say, "Oui, dis be like a interview."
An' he say, "Like when Père done be on de job interview?"
An' de mistress say, "Oui, dis be summat like de job interview."
An' Tee ax, "Mais, when I gots to go pee in de cup?"
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.
Just some pictures from the lasts few days, as i happened to see things i wanted to photograph.
|Sometimes, when i need a specialty item, |
i still miss Radio Shack.
|For Mother Owl.|
|A table Uncle P build for a client.|
|A crafting table under construction.|
Apple Wassailing Day -- Carhampton, England (ancient tradition to bless the trees, waking the tree spirits and scaring away bad spirits)
Blessing of the Animals -- Hispanic Christian (in association with St. Anthony's Day)
Ditch Your New Years Resolutions Day -- no info on origin, but probably someone who gave up; will you?
Felicitas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring the goddess of good luck)
Festival of Janus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (main festival for the god of beginnings, endings, and doorways)
Hot Heads Chili Day -- no clue what this one means, but i guess we can have chili for dinner
Hunt for Happiness Week begins -- sponsored by the Secret Society of Happy People, who want you to join this week; the celebration runs through Saturday, and includes the 3rd Monday of January, said to be one of the saddest days of the year
Kid Inventors' Day -- celebrating how inventive kids are; on the birth anniversary of Ben Franklin, who invented swim fins at age 12
Liberation Day -- Poland (liberation from the Nazis in 1945)
Make Your All-Time Top Ten Favorite TV Characters List -- because nothing says you can't make your own top ten lists
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Patras Carnival -- Patras, Greece (the town crier announces the opening ceremony, with festivities through Clean Monday)
Patrice Lumumba -- Democratic Republic of the Congo (Heroes' Day)
Popeye Day -- The Sailor Man debuted in the comics this date in 1929
Professional Boxer's Day -- Ali's birth anniversary
St. Anthony the Great's Day (a/k/a Anthony of Egypt, Anthony the Abbot, Patriarch of the Abbots; Patron of amputees, animals/domestic animals, basket weavers, brush makers, butchers, cemetary workers/grave diggers, epileptics, hermits, monks, relief from pestilence, swine/hogs, swineherds; Hospitaliers; Burgio, Sicily, Italy; Canas, Brazil; Castrofilippo, Agrigento, Italy; Fivizzano, Italy; Fontainemore, Italy; Mook, Netherlands; Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy; against eczema, epilepsy, ergotism, erysipelas, pestilence, Saint Anthony's Fire, skin diseases and rashes) related observance
Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral -- Church of San Antonio, Mexico City, Mexico (where this saint is San Antonio Abad)
World Religion Day -- Baha'i
Zirgu Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (Day of the Horses)
George Burns marries Gracie Allen, 1926
Octavian marries Livia Drusilla, BC38
Kid Rock, 1971
Naveen Andrews, 1969
Michelle Obama, 1964
Jim Carrey, 1962
Susanna Hoffs, 1959
Anthony Glise, 1956
Andy Kaufman, 1949
Muhammad Ali, 1942
Maury Povich, 1939
Shari Lewis, 1934
James Earl Jones, 1931
Don Zimmer, 1931
Vidal Sassoon, 1928
Eartha Kitt, 1927
Betty White, 1922
Al Capone, 1899
Nevil Shute, 1899
Robert Maynard Hutchins, 1899
Mack Sennett, 1884
David Lloyd George, 1863
Anton Chekhov, 1860
Anne Bronte, 1820
Benjamin Franklin, 1706
"The Goldbergs"(TV), 1949
"Popeye the Sailor Man"(Comic character created by Elzie Segar, in the Thimble Theatre comic strip), 1929
"The Cherry Orchard"(Chekhov Play), 1904
"The Rivals"(Sheridan Play), 1775
Today in History:
Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon, 1377
Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna, 1501
Giovanni da Verrazzano begins his voyage to find a passage to China, 1524
The Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France, 1562
England's Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Addresses, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War, 1648
An avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switzerland, kills 53, 1718
Capt James Cook becomes the first to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S), 1773
The first cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873), 1871
Queen Liliuokalani is deposed, the Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic, 1893
Sir Robert Falcon Scott reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen, 1912
The first fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented, 1928
Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, is arrested by secret police in Hungary, 1945
The United Nations Security Council holds its first meeting, 1946
The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs, 1949
The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company's offices in Boston, Massachusetts, 1950
The world's first nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, makes its maiden voyage, 1955
A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping three 70-kiloton nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea in the Palomares incident, 1966
Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V, 1991
The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union, 1996
Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people, 2002
Rioting begins between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, which resulting in at least 200 deaths, 2010
Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, 2013
Academics report that a pelvis bone discovered in 1999 may belong to King Alfred the Great or his son, Edward the Elder, 2014