Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Thinking, Desserts, 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 

mimi:  Are you all right?

Sweetie:  Well, i wanted to do some work on my big amp, so I sat in my chair and picked it up...

mimi:  Let me guess, now you hurt...

Sweetie:  Yes, I've got some pain down here...

mimi:  As usual, you tried to do a big man thing and you strained your brain.


Sweetie:  That's not nice.  Accurate, but not nice.

mimi:  Just be glad you didn't give yourself a hernia.

Carl spent a good bit of time yesterday digging in his fridge before work.

"Is this my lunch for today or tomorrow?" he asked me.

Well i haven't been here since last week, i have no clue, i told him.  If you want it today, take it, and if you want it for tomorrow, leave it.

"Well, I don't know, I really want it for today, but I will need it tomorrow..."

Unfortunately, having it both days is not one of your choices.

"Oh, well.  At least wrap up my gingerbread for me, okay?"

Dessert first, last, and always, with Carl and Ms. S.

 Time for the informative, the inventive, and the funny, courtesy of Grandma.  Where she finds this stuff, i have no clue.

Invention:  a frost strip to keep your drinks cold.

Invention: a shopping cart that keeps up with how much you are spending.

In Japan, fans stay to help clean the stadium!

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Curling Is Cool Day -- embrace the Olympic sport the whole family can play; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Defenders of the Motherland Day (formerly Red Army Day) -- Russia and some former Soviet Republics

     Homeland Defenders' Day -- Kyrguzstan

     Motherland Defenders' Day -- Transdniestria

Diesel Engine Day -- Rudolph Diesel received his patent in Germany on this day in 1893

Easy Divorce Day -- marking the passage, in 1915, of the Nevada law granting easy divorces after only a 6 month residency, the first such in the US

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day -- while i can't figure out who started this one, even Mr. Google says it's celebrated today

Iwo Jima Day -- commemoration of the US flag raising

National Banana Bread Day

National Day -- Brunei

Pebbles Day -- Pebbles Flintstone was born this day around 10,000BC

Republic Day (Mashramani) -- Guyana

Scout - Guide Week -- Canada (Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada plan and hold special activities; through the 27th)

Single-Tasking Day -- encouraging you to do one thing at a time, and not feel guilty; begun by Theresa Gabriel, who claims multitasking is inefficient and hurts your brain! she suggests it be on the 4th Tuesday of the month, although other sites list other dates

Spay Day USA -- sponsored by the HSUS; Sit! Stay! Spay! Good Owner! 

St. Milburga of Shropshire's Day (Patron of birds)

St. Polycarp of Smyrna's Day (Patron against dysentery and earache)

St. Serenus the Gardener's Day (Patron of bachelors, falsely accused people)

Terminalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for Terminus, god of land boundary markers)

World Spay Day -- don't let your pets litter!   

Birthdays Today:

Emily Blunt, 1983

Niecy Nash, 1970

Michael Dell, 1965

"Bobby" Bonilla, 1963

Howard Jones, 1955

Patricia Richardson, 1951

"Too Tall" Jones, 1951

John Sanford, 1944

Johnny Winter, 1944

Peter Fonda, 1939

Sylvia Chase, 1938

Donna J. Stone, 1933

Paul Tibbets, 1915

William L. Shirer, 1904

Victor Fleming, 1889

W.E.B. DuBois, 1868

Emma Hart Willard, 1787

George Frederic Handel, 1685

Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, 1646

Samuel Pepys, 1633

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Fortune and Men's Eyes"(Play), 1967

"Pinocchio"(Disney Cartoon), 1940

Today in History:

Emperor Diocletian orders the general persecution of Christians, 303

Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type, 1455

France begins its fifth "holy war" against the Huguenots, 1574

Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army, 1778

The first US raw-cotton-to-cloth mill is founded, in Waltham, Massachusetts, 1813

The first US pharmaceutical college is organized, the College of Apothecaries in Philidelphia, 1821

Santa Anna begins his siege of the Alamo, 1836

John Newman leaves the Anglican Church and is welcomed into the Roman Catholic Church, 1846

In Mexico, American troops under General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna, 1847

Great Britain formally recognises the independence of the Boers in the area between the Orange and Vaal rivers, signing the Bloemfontein Convention with the Orange Free State, 1854

The London Times publishes the world's first classified ad, 1886

Charles Martin Hall, assisted by his sister Julia Brainerd Hall, produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, 1886 

The French/Italian Riviera is struck by an earthquake that leaves 2,000 dead, 1887

The Tootsie Roll is introduced by Leo Hirshfield, 1896

In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing the government of anti-Semitism and wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus, 1898

The Cuban state of Guantanamo is leased to the US, 1903

The US acquires control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million, 1904

The Rotary Club International is founded in Chicago, 1905

Russian Tsar Nicholas II dissolves the Diet of Finland, 1909

The US state of Nevada enacts a convenient divorce law, 1915

The February Revolution begins in Russia, 1917

Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, 1941

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded, 1847

The first mass inoculation with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh, 1954

First meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), 1955

The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri, 1983

Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud, 1987

A small fire occurs in the Russian Space station, Mir, 1997

An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31, 1999

Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster, 2010

A study published in Science Journal suggests that the earliest European Palaeolithic artwork in Spain was in fact made by Neanderthals, 2018


  1. I don't think the shopping cart is a good idea. People would buy less.

    God bless.

  2. I love the funnies from your Grandma especially the ones with the little toddlers. Have a happy week.

  3. Grandma finds some gems doesn't she?
    And now I am wondering what my signature scent is.

  4. Wow, now are brains are really working with all those facts. We are not surprised by Japan. Mom spent a lot of time over there when she was a flight attendant and they are obsessed with everything being clean. Have a great day and maybe make Carl another lunch?

  5. Those were all good today and we really enjoyed the word confusion!

  6. Where do I start with what I liked about this post. Guess it will be "rises in the yeast and sets in the waist". All good ones.

  7. I loved the meme about the baby with the bowl and the spaghetti all around. I remember a photo my mother had of me just like like that one. Today I eat all of my spaghetti. LOL Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Wow! I like this kind of word-nerdyness. Thank you!

  9. Poor Sweetie. I hope he isn't hurt to badly. I love your interactions with Carl. What a hoot.

    Love all the did you know. No I didn't know.

    I wonderful about those things too. I don't think there is an answer for them either.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  10. Fun post ~ favorite are the kid and pet photos ~

    Living moment to moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Brain strain. We see it a lot!
    I'm with Carl. Make sure the most important things comes along...
    And I LOVE those funnies! Especially the one about Mom calling you by your full name. Yikes!

  12. Oh so many things to comment on! Carl is lucky to have you with all your patience! Your sweetie is lucky to have you with your sense of humor! And we are lucky to have you and your treasure trove of funnies and facts! I especially like that grocery cart that adds stuff up for you- good way to stay on budget! Cheers and have a great day!

  13. Thanks for the humour! I love it...and it is always most welcome! :)

  14. Grandma certainly came up with some good ones this time. The one about spelling and pronunciation made me think. AS for Japanese fans cleaning the stadium, I think it's nice. I'm told they have to clean up from infancy, and even small children have to clean their school at the end of the day. Seems like a great habit to get into!

  15. I need the shopping cart that gently suggests, "Stop now."

  16. I like that shopping cart, but no store will ever have one because they don't want us to know how much we are spending. :)

  17. So much interesting info here. I did not know about tongue prints, nor about ants not sleeping (although I do have night when I must be channeling those ants and don't get any sleep myself).

  18. Poor Carl, but at least he has dessert :)
    Love the funnies.

  19. Grandma gives you all the good stuff. I love it all. Carl is having quite a time. I think all the weather chaos has confused everyone. SOmedays I want to eat all the stuff we have and other days I am content with yogurt or something simple. You are quite a kind heart always and to all.

  20. Oh I hope Sweetie didn't hurt himself too bad! My hubby gave himself a hernia years ago, so he has to be very careful picking up heavy stuff. He traded in one of his heavy amps for a lighter one. ;)

    I was literally laughing out loud with your funnies! Thank you, I needed that! :)


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