Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Dance and Dry Humor and Funnies, 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 

Ms. V asked me to add up how much Carl paid me to clean his apartment last year.  While i cannot share the figure, i will say it was a very nice chunk of change for one client.   

Yesterday every time i turned around, he was trying to do his dance exercises (he didn't have work).  Dance to the fridge, get more food.  Dance to the table, sit for ten seconds, get up and dance again.  He cannot resist moving to the beat, but at least it keeps him moving.  As Ms. V says, it's a good thing he exercises and works, or with his deep love of food he'd be as big as a house.

While at Ms. PA's house, her sweet husband asked me, "What are you going to do?" and i told him i was going to dust and vacuum.  Then i asked him what he would do, and his answer was, "Whatever the boss lady, my wife, tells me to do!"  He's a card.

In the back room, i noticed her petunias needed nutrients (they are in one of those indoor aerogarden things).  When i told Ms. PA,  her response was, "Okay, I'll go neutralize them!" with a wink.  Yep, she and her sweetheart were made for each other.

When going through some of Grandpa's files with him, he noted one of the files was the mail-order supplements he gets.  They are auto-shipped to him each month, and he very solemnly told us, "Of course, you will have to cancel this when I die, because after that I don't plan to take any more pills."

Dry humor everywhere, and all of the seniors in my life are practitioners.

 On that note, Grandma never fails to send me something or other, starting with a couple of neat inventions:

A medicine bottle that tells you how long since it was last opened.

A special mobility mat for wheelchair and stroller access to the beach.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Extraterrestrial Culture Day -- New Mexico, US ("to celebrate and honor all past, present, and future extraterrestrial visitors in ways to enhance relationships among all citizens of the cosmos, known and unknown.")

Feast of Apollo -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Narvik Sun Pageant (Vinterfestuka) -- Norway (annual festival held since ancient times to honor the sun goddess)

National Bagels and Lox Day

National DAV (Develop Alternative Vices) Day -- internet generated, in hopes that bad habits will be altered to positive coping mechanisms

National Sports Day -- Qatar

Pizza Pie Day

Read in the Bathtub Day -- another one that no one will claim to have invented, and please don't try it with a digital book; this day has its own Facebook page   

Remembrance for Eyvind Kinnrifi -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (martyr)

Safer Internet Day -- organised originally by Insafe, now called Better Internet for Kids (promotes safe and responsible use of the internet by teaching children how to keep themselves safe online; this year's theme is "Together for a better internet")  

St. Apollonia's Day (Patron of dentists; Achterbos, Belgium; Ariccia, Italy; Cuccaro Monferrato, Italy; against toothaches, tooth disease)

St. Maroun's Day -- Lebanon (Syriac Maronite Church of Antioch, an Eastern Catholic Church)

Tales of Kelp-Koli begin -- Fairy Calendar (through the 16th)

Toothache Day -- and someone thought this needed a day because...?  Okay, I guess because there is a patron saint for it.  Or against it.  However that works.

Weather Day -- US (Weather Service Founding)

Birthdays Today:

David Gallagher, 1985

Ziyi Zhang, 1979

Mena Suvari, 1979

Shakira, 1977

Travis Tritt, 1963

Charles Shaughnessy, 1955

Judith Light, 1949

Mia Farrow, 1945

Alice Walker, 1944

Joe Pesci, 1943

Carole King, 1942

Janet Suzman, 1939

Roger Mudd, 1928

Brendan Behan, 1923

Kathryn Grayson, 1922

Bill Veeck, 1914

Gypsy Rose Lee, 1914

Ernest Tubb, 1914

Carmen Miranda, 1909

David Dean Rusk, 1909

Ronald Colman, 1891

Amy Lowell, 1874

William Henry Harrison, 1773

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Falstaff"(Verdi Opera), 1893

"Venice Preserv'd"(Otway Play), 1682

Today in History:

The Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps, 1267

The first recorded race meet in England in Roodee Fields, Chester, 1540

The British ex-premier Walpole becomes the Earl of Oxford, 1742

After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States, 1825

– The U.S. Weather Bureau is established, 1870

The first Japanese immigrants arrive in Hawaii, 1885

The Davis Cup competition is established, 1900

The first forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio, 1909

Snow falls on Mauna Loa, Hawaii, 1922

Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty, 1922

Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources, 1942

Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1960

Jamaica becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations, 1962

The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers, 1964

First test flight of the Boeing 747, 1969

Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1971

Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks, 1995

A storehouse of thirty Egyptian mummies is unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb, 2009

Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old, 2014

Storm Ciara has the unintended consequence of causing the fastest supersonic journey from New York to London by a British Airways Boeing 747-436; the plane reached speeds of 1,327 km/h / 825 mph and the trip took only 4 hours, 56 minutes, 2020


  1. A big thank you to grandma - and to all the practioners of dry wit.

  2. Thank you for dry wit and grandma for those tombstones. Your blog is a fine way to start the day!

  3. I like the cartoon about the car.

    God bless.

  4. Those are all funny, gated community, marble in the ash tray! The reals stories in the beginning are priceless too! Happy Tuesday!

  5. You do have a wonderful grandpa and grandma. They enjoy good sense of humour. Ha ha about the gated community!

  6. You sure have interesting clients! Love the funnies and that last tombstone!

  7. Walter W. Satuffen sounds like my first husband. LOL All your cartoons are so great! Feel good laughs.

  8. I love hearing about your clients. That husband is a smart man indeed.

    Love all the funnies. Always enjoy the did you know. Tell Grandma thank you from me.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  9. Mimi, I love coming to visit you, you always make coffee come out my nose from laughing so hard! Have an amazing day!

  10. What a great post! Love the funnies and your Grandma and Grandpa are truly great fun!

  11. These are all great. I can never remember if I took my thyroid meds. I like the last gravestone too. :)

  12. I could do with a timer cap on my whisky bottle! The marble in the ashtray cartoon really got me grinning! Nice one Mimi.

  13. I have not seen them. Where do you get such humor? We certainly all need that now and I am so glad you work for such nice people.

  14. Thanks for the laughs, messymimi...they're always welcome. :)

    Take good care...

  15. I enjoyed the chuckles. Mel Blank's tomb was interesting, too.

  16. All the people you work for sound like so much fun.

  17. Grandpa cracks me up! I love that bottle with the time since last opened. I wonder if it's a real thing! The marble in the car ashtray cracked me up as did the gated community! Have a great week!


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