Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Odd and Odder 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 

Upon arriving at Carl's yesterday, he asked  me about ordering groceries to be delivered.  When i told him he'd need to ask his parents about that, he said, "No, I placed the order, but I think the credit card number is in there wrong, what do I do about it?"  As we worked to make sure the right number was entered, he was putting canned whipped cream on top of his morning soda, which he then set on the table next to his breakfast broccoli, the bran cereal with yoghurt, and the prunes.

Sometimes it makes me wonder if i live in some kind of parallel universe.

At Ms. PA's house, she was bragging (in a good way) on her wonderful son.  When he's anxious, he goes in the kitchen and cooks.  He keeps his parents stocked with food in their freezer so that all she has to do is thaw, heat, and serve.

He'd just brought a big supply on Sunday, and she said, "It includes stuffed shrimp, can you imagine that, and beef stroganoff, whatever that is."

When i told her it is a beef dish in sauce, she said, "Well, why doesn't he just tell me he brought me beef and gravy!  All these fancy words, I just don't know what they mean." 

On that note, how about some of the stuff Grandma sends me.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Armored Warships Day -- the first battle between armored warships, the Monitor and the Merrimac, occurred on this day in 1862

Baron Bliss Day -- Belize

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Tuesday:  Unique Names Day, a day to appreciate friends, acquaintances, and loved ones with unique names

Day to Mourn Slavery -- commemorates the day slavery was outlawed worldwide in 1927, and to mourn that it still exists

Eid Al Moalim -- Lebanon (Teacher's Day)

Get Over It Day™ -- halfway between Valentines and April Fools, a day to just get over something or someone that is bugging you 

National Crabmeat Day

National Meatball Day

Organize Your Home Office Day -- Lisa Kanarek wants everyone to organize their home office on the second Tuesday in March; my response is:  in one day!  is she out of her mind!

Panic Day -- a day in which to run around in a panic and tell everyone you can't take it any more, to get it all out of your system, i guess; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Saitousai -- Kashima-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan (festival to pray for good harvest that dates back to the Nara period of 710-794, and still includes traditional dress)

Second Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

St. Catherine of Bologna's Day (Patron of art, artists, Bologna Academy of Art, liberal arts, painters; against temptation)

St. Dominic Savio's Day (Patron of boys, children's choirs, choir boys, choirs, falsely accused people, juvenile delinquents, and Pueri Cantores)

St. Frances of Rome's Day (Patron of automobile drivers/motorists, cabbies/taxi drivers, lay people, people ridiculed for their piety, Roman housewives, widows)

Strinennia -- Slavic Pagan Calendar (festival to call birds and spring to come back)

Takaosan Hiwatari Matsuri -- Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan  (fire walking festival, usually on this date but can vary)

Anniversaries Today:

Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais, 1796

Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler, 1902

Birthdays Today:

Emmanuel Lewis, 1971

Juliette Binoche, 1964

Terence John "Terry" Mulholland, 1963

Linda Fiorentino, 1960

Jeffrey Osborne, 1948

David Hume Kennerly, 1947

Bobby Fischer, 1943

Trish Van Devere, 1943

Raul Julia, 1940

Marty Ingels, 1936

Mickey Gilley, 1936

Joyce Van Patten, 1934

Yuri Gagarin, 1934

Keely Smith, 1932

Ornette Coleman, 1930

Wally Bronner, 1927

Irene Papas, 1926

Mickey Spillane, 1918

Samuel Barber, 1910

Will Greer, 1902

Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, 1890

Amerigo Vespucci, 1454

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Family"(TV), 1976

"Rising of the Moon"(Play), 1907

"Hamlet"(Opera), 1868

"Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor/The Merry Wives of Windsor"(Opera), 1849 

"Ernani"(Opera), 1844

"Nabucco"(Opera), 1842

"Horace"(Play), 1640

Today in History:

Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China, BC141

First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg, 1009

Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria, 1496

Nicolaus Copernicus makes his first recorded astronomical observation, 1497

Marten Luther preaches his first Invocavit sermon, 1522

Kissing in public is banned in Naples, punishable by death, 1562

Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776

Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours, 1839

The Amistad Ruling:  The US Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally, and were to be set free, 1841

The first documented discovery of gold in California occurred at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush, 1842

Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox, 1858

The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners 

represented by the United Mine Workers, begins, 1910

Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, 1916

Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins, 1925

President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to the Congress, the first of his New Deal policies, 1932

CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly, in which Edward R. Murrow criticizes the senator, 1954

The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York, 1959

Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position, 1990

Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Comet Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day, 1997

Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights, 2011

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft transmits images that for the very first time, allow scientists to create a 3D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the surface of Mars, 2013

Asteroid 2013 ET comes within 960,000 km from the Earth’s surface, 2013

Italy announces it is locking down the whole country due to a spike in Covid19 cases, 2020


  1. Great selection of photos, thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  2. That is a most peculiar breakfast - but I am not the one eating it.
    As always Grandma sent you some gems. There are some powerful truths in this selection too.

  3. LOL, some great funnies once again! It's great to start the day with some laughs. Mom cooks up extra stuff and freezes it for Gramma, but she never questions what is in the containers.

  4. I really loved the memes especially the pincushion one. Have a great Tuesday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Loved the little girl helping lick up the spilled milk. Reminded me of my daughter at about that same age eating with the dog out of the dog bowl.

  6. Carl is most entertaining. I love hearing about what he's up to. I don't always understand what he's up to, but I love hearing about his thought process.

    Beef and gravy. Bwahahahahahahaha. It's a lot more than beef and gravy.

    Love all the funnies and the last one made me laugh out loud. Kids do the cutest things.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  7. Oh such fun photos and 'sparks' ~ Carl is a piece of work ~ good for him cooking for his parents ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. We just had that beef dish here. Love those fun pictures today!

  9. Ummm...if Mrs. PA's son needs someone else to drop his 'stress' on, we're available! Lots of freezer space...
    Your funnies always cheer me so much! Love them!

  10. Here's your nose I found it in my business. Hahahahaha. Also. Now I want some beef stroganoff now.

  11. You have an eclectic mix of customers. :) I like the pincushion. :)

  12. Very fun post- especially the little girl drinking milk!

  13. Thanks for the smiles/laughs...terrific...and most welcome.

    Love the photos...and what a wonderful son Ms PA has.

    Take good care. :)

  14. Love the 88 year old figure skater and the kids helping each other, also the baby drinking milk with the kitties.
    Ms PA has a wonderful son.
    Whipped cream on soda?

  15. Oh I love your posts. Grandma's shares are always so much fun.

    I sometime add a whip of whipped cream on my morning coffee if I have it but soda. Oh my! I guess we all have our funny quirky ways. KIndness rules!

  16. Love the great photos from Grandma. Yes, old folks like me must stay in motion or else our joints become rusty and stiff and will be too lazy to move about. Cute baby photos.


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