Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Water Has To Flow Out Of The Bottle And Other Crazy Observations, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


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 

A while back, i got the idea from some life-hack site to fill my water bottles that i reuse only halfway, then freeze them on their sides so they are half full of ice.  You fill it the rest of the way when you want cold water to drink, and it works pretty well.

Until Sweetie rearranges the bottles for you, and puts them with the top pointed down.  The all of the water freezes at the top, and you have to wait for them to half melt before you can use them.

The only reason i buy the occasional SmartWater bottle is because they are sturdy, and cheaper than the metal ones that keep getting lost.  You can see ice blocking the top.

He was trying to be helpful, of course.

Yesterday, Carl had the day off work because he had a doctor's appointment in the afternoon.  That meant he went to sleep in the living room while i cleaned his room.

He is up to his usual tricks of not putting lids on things, but this week he did one better.  He lost the lid before he even got the Pepto out of the box!

After a while, he got up and showered, ate breakfast, and brushed his teeth.  He left the sink i'd just cleaned rather messy, and i suggested to him that he might want to rinse the sink and put his toothpaste away.

He did so, and i noted that if he tidied up after himself, he wouldn't have to pay me as much each week.

His response?  "But you need the money!"

Yep, he will continue to be messy so i can earn the money.  He's a hoot.

Grandma has sent some pictures, but some text, too.  First she sent some signs you might be getting older:

Your children become you, but your grandchildren are perfect!

Going out is good, but coming home is better!

You miss the days when everything worked with one "On/Off" switch.

You use a lot more four-letter words, like "what?" and "when?”

File these first two under “Great Ideas”:

Clean water comes in at the top, wash up and reuse that water to flush next time!

Traffic lights in Ukraine -- don't tell me you didn't know it was red!


Today is:

Australia Day -- Australia (National Day); Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Norfolk Island; (Commemorates Captain Arthur Phillip's arrival at Sydney Cove with the First Fleet, on January 26, 1778.)

     Australia Day Cockroach Races -- Brisbane, Queensland (the greatest gathering of thoroughbred cockroaches anywhere, with competition proceeds going to charity)

Dental Drill Day -- George F. Green, of Kalamazoo, MI, US, patents the electric dental drill, 1875

Duarte Day -- Dominican Republic

End of the Fifth Quarter of the Ninth Dozen of the Thirteenth Set -- Fairy Calendar

Liberation Day -- Uganda

Lotus 1-2-3 Day -- released this day in 1983

National Peanut Brittle Day

National Pistachio Day

National Speak Up and Succeed Day -- become one of those people who aren't afraid of public speaking, practice! originally sponsored by Polished Presentations International, but they no longer have a website, but i'm sure Toastmasters International can help 

Republic Day -- Delhi, India (pompous and splendid celebrations through the 29th)

Sailing of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (celebration of the god of the dead; date approximate)

Spouse's Day -- an internet generated reason to tell your SO how much he/she means to you

St. Paula's Day (Patron of widows)

St. Timothy's Day (Patron against stomach and intestinal disorders)

St. Titus' Day (Patron of Crete)

Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement -- begun at Toad Hollow School in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the 1800s, a day to encourage your friends

Anniversaries Today:

Establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park, 1915

Michigan becomes the 26th US state, 1837

Birthdays Today:

Kherington Payne, 1990

Kirk Franklin, 1970

Andrew Ridgeley, 1963

Wayne Gretzky, 1961

Anita Baker, 1958

Ellen DeGeneres, 1958

Eddie Van Halen, 1955

Lucinda Williams, 1953

David Strathairn, 1950

Gene Siskel, 1946

Angela Davis, 1944

Scott Glenn, 1942

Bob Uecker, 1935

Father George Harold Clements

Jules Feiffer, 1929

Paul Newman, 1925

Anne Jeffreys, 1923

Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913

Maria Augusta von Trapp, 1905

Bessie Coleman, 1893

Douglas MacArthur, 1880

Mary Mapes Dodge, 1831

Julia Dent Grant, 1826

Emperor Go-Nara of Japan, 1497

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Phantom of the Opera"(Musical), 1988

"The Dukes of Hazzard"(TV), 1979

"Duchess of Padua"(Oscar Wilde play), 1891

"Cosi Fan Tutte"(Mozart Opera), 1790

"Esther"(Racine play), 1689

Today in History:

The fifth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 66

Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil, 1500

The Council of Trent issues its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, 1564

Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, and solves the problem before going to bed that same night, 1697

The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records, 1700

The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent of Australia, 1788

The Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia, 1808

Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States, 1838

Hong Kong is proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain, 1841

The first US income tax, passed to raise funds for the Civil War, is repealed, 1871

Muhammad Ahmed ("Mahdi") rebels conquer Khartoum, Sudan, 1885

The World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found, 1905

The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the oldest military rifle still in official use, 1907

Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane, 1911

Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera, 1911

Former Ford Motor Co. executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer, 1920

Rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses, 1952

Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia), 1960

Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon, but misses its target by 22,000 miles (35,400 km), 1962

Hindi becomes the official language of India, 1965

The Great Blizzard of 1978, a rare severe blizzard with the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the US, strikes the Ohio – Great Lakes region with heavy snow and winds up to 100 mph (161 km/h), 1978

Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations, 1980

An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths, 2001

President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan. 2004

The 41st World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland, 2011

Libby Lane is ordained as the first female bishop of the Church of England, 2015


  1. Smat trick with the water bottle - if not for helpful hubby :)
    Thanks for the lists, all those people that was born today always make me wonder what they were/are known for, as I seldom know more than a few. If I have time, i look up some of them and get wiser.
    Today only Maria Augusta von Trapp saves me from not knowing any of them ;) Missing education much!

  2. Great idea those traffic lights.

    God bless.

  3. Love that practical loo. And the water bottle idea is brilliant (when helpful people don't mess it up for you.

  4. Love the stoplight idea! Mom says we could all learn a lot from what the Japanese are teaching. No one seems to know about manners, character, or respect here anymore, sadly. Great idea with the water bottles, but we can see someone being helpful foiling the whole thing!

  5. Good idea with the water bottle. Your Sweetie is trying to be helpful. Lol! So nice of Carl to keep you working because you need the money.

  6. A definite LOL POST ~ ^_^ ~ Like the water bottle concept too.

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A CreativeHarbor)

  7. Mimi, I enjoyed your blog this morning but the last picture , " well that sucks " broke me up. That must have been for a happy and funny person. Have a wonderful day my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Hubby did try to help. Bless his heart. That works very well and many do it here. It gets really hot here in the summer.

    Carl is a hoot for sure. He's making sure you have money.

    Love all the funnies. I love the did you know ones the best.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  9. Yes I love my dogs more that I love lots of people. How would I be surviving this pandemic without them?

  10. That water bottle hack almost worked. Hey, love the Japanese schools and love those headstones!

  11. Bwa! Haa!! Haaa!!! I laughed so hard coffee came out my nose! The pets love it when that happens! Have a marvellously Happy Day!

  12. Great post- your honey helping you was hilarious, smart toilet design, Carl has your best interests at heart, and the funnies and those epitaphs were a hoot! Have a lovely day!

  13. I'm going to try that water bottle hack. And I think Japan has the right idea. That toilet is rather awkward but I dig those stop lights. Those would definitely work.

  14. I used to do that with water bottles when I'd go to the pool or beach in the summer, although admittedly it does not work if you stack them upside down (and thanks for the laugh).
    I knew that humans had more empathy for dogs than other people, we've been proving that for the past year.

  15. Carl provides you with more material than the Dr. did. :)

  16. Three years learning good manners and developing good character and they still beat out most of the world in all the subjects. I could wish more schools taught good manners, but I could also wish more parents taught good manners.


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