Sunday, January 31, 2021

Putting It Where It Goes (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.

Grandpa is exceptionally well organized.  Grandma is ... not.  

Grandpa has every password for everything that needs a password in a hidden place in a locked drawer, with copies in the home safe and the bank vault, and he updates them every 3 months to make sure he hasn't changed anything without noting it in all 3 places.

When Grandma goes, you can kiss her gadgets good-bye, no one will have any clue where to find any passwords or pin codes.

Grandpa's office is a study in exactness of everything.

Grandma's studio is a working artist's studio, 'nuff said.

Boudreaux an' hims boss be discussin' dat Boudreaux not be able to done keep hims desk ver' neat.

De boss say, "A clean desk be de sign of de organized mind!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais!  A clean desk be de sign o' de messy desk drawer!"


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.    

These days, i cannot seem to get it together enough to have a theme for my Sunday Selections.  

First, some yard decor.  

The sign says Yard of the Month.(this is at Ms. S's retirement facility)

Ms. PA's petunias.

Ms. PA has an owl candle holder and a few refrigerator magnets, i thought Mother Owl might enjoy seeing them.  

Valentines and Mardi Gras are close enough this year that the decor is in competition in some places.  

When i say the vacuum cleaner i borrowed was old, i meant it.  

Here's a nice idea for preserving a child's artwork, make it a cup.  

We've been hearing an odd groaning noise on windy days, and i finally tracked it to a neighbor's tree.  It looks like some of the aluminum skirting from the school's temporary building ended up stuck in the tree and they can't get it down. 

Finally, some sunset photos, and one shot in the other direction to catch the moon.


Today is:

Backward Day -- no info on the origin, but if you want to do something backward, go ahead

Eat Brussels Sprouts Day --  saute in olive oil with some garlic, they are worth it!

Eve of Brigantia -- Ireland (St. Bridget's Eve, the night when she crosses the countryside and bestows blessings)

Feast of Great Typos -- another that no one will claim inventing, but since we've all made them, we may as well celebrate them

Feast of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

H&ll is Freezing Over Day -- internet generated day to review the list of things you said you would do when h*ll freezes over

Independence Day -- Nauru(1968)

Inspire Your Heart With the Arts Day -- begun by Rev Jayne Howard Feldman as a day to use art to feed your soul

National Brandy Alexander Day

National Bug Busting Day -- UK (this is one idea that needs export to the whole world! the aim is to have every child checked for head lice on the same day, and thus get rid of them in one fell swoop, so they don't circulate endlessly; when this date is on a weekend, the checking is done on the next school day)

National Gorilla Suit Day -- Mad Magazine's Maddest Artist, Don Martin, says this is the day to pull that gorilla suit out of the closet and step out in style.

Phlegm-Green, Moldy-Grey, and Gazzard Day -- Fairy Calendar (don't ask what color Gazzard is, it doesn't exist in the human world, and you don't want it to)

Play An Old Game You Haven’t Played in Years Night -- internet generated, and a great idea

Scotch Tape Day -- it hit the market this day in 1928

St. John Bosco's Day (Patron of apprentices, boys, editors, laborers, schoolchildren, students, young people-especially youth of Mexican descent)

World Leprosy Day -- International

Birthdays Today:

Justin Timberlake, 1981

Kerry Washington, 1977

Portia de Rossi, 1973

Minnie Driver, 1971

Kelly Lynch, 1959

Jhn Lydon, 1956

Nolan Ryan, 1947

Charlie Musselwhite, 1944

Richard Gephardt, 1941

Jessica Walter, 1941

Stuart Margolin, 1940

Queen Beatrix, 1938

suzanne Pleshette, 1937

Philip Glass, 1937

James Franciscus, 1934

Ernie Banks, 1931

Jean Simmons, 1929

Carol Channing, 1923

Norman Mailer, 1923

Mario Lanza, 1921

Jackie Robinson, 1919

Thomas Merton, 1915

Garry Moore, 1915

Tallulah Bankhead, 1903

Eddie Cantor, 1892

Zane Grey, 1872

Franz Schubert, 1797

Robert Morris, 1734

Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan, 1543

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"These Are My Children"(TV), 1949 (first daytime TV Soap Opera)

"The Green Hornet"(Radio), 1936

"The Lone Ranger"(Radio), 1933

"Three Sisters"(Chekhov Play), 1901

"Hedda Gabler"(Ibsen Play), 1891

Today in History:

Guy Fawkes is executed for his plotting against Parliament and James I of England, 1606

The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital, 1747

The Corn Laws (tariffs on imported grains) are abolished in Britain, paving the way for more free trade, 1849

The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations, 1876

The Bulletin of Sydney is founded, publishes for 128 years, 1880

An automobile exceeds 100 mph (161 kph) for the first time, at Daytona Beach, driven by A. G. MacDonald, 1905

The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky, 1929

Scotch tape is first marketed by the 3M Company, 1930

Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont, US receives the first US Social Security monthly payment check, for $22.54, 1940

President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb, 1950

A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands, 1953

Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit, 1958

James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt, 1958

Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space, 1961

The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program, 1966

Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon, 1971

The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow, 1990

Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake, 1996

NASA reveals the Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR), a lunar mining robot which could be used to produce fuel and water directly on the Moon, 2013

Lydia Ko, 17, becomes the youngest golfer in men's or women's golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world, 2015

Sergio Matarella is elected President of Italy, 2015

"World's best chef" French-Swiss Benoît Violier is found dead after apparent suicide weeks after being named world's best by La Liste, 2016

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is crowned King of Malaysia (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) to serve a five-year term, 2019

The United Kingdom formally withdraws from the European Union, 2020


  1. A wonderfully eclectic collection. I am a big fan of owls too.
    I hope that aluminium can be got down, before it makes its own way.
    An empty desk is the sign of an empty mind my mother always said. And neither of hers were ever empty.

  2. I just love those Mardi Gras wreaths. It's not celebrated here at all and I have never seen one before!
    The groaning tree sounds alarming. Hopefully your house isn't too near! :)

  3. Ha,ha,ha. This is the opposite with us. My wife is the organized the person and me, well I may look organized but in reality I'm always confused. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Those are all great photos! Hey, our desk is cleaned off on the top!

  5. Thank you for owls (i once had one very like that first magnet) and a wolf moon. And thanks for a laugh at your cajun joke. Love it.

  6. Grandma and pa sound such a fun couple heheh! mind you I am paranoid about my paswords :shock:

    I liked the joke and the photos too

    Have a safetastic Sunday 😷😷😷

  7. Cute decor and beautiful sunsets. Have a great week!

  8. Cute joke. I like the owls. Those Mardi Gras wreaths are going to put the one Penny and I made to shame.

  9. I hope that aluminium siding comes down safely with no harm to anyone or anything. I love the yard photos.


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