Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Only As Old As You Think, 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 

The moment i walked into Carl's yesterday, he asked me, "Do you know where I can get a gut strap?"

Upon asking for clarification of what he needed, he said, "You know, one of those things to support your back, when you start to get a gut!"

He's 39 1/2, and starting to get a gut, so i guess he thinks he needs a back support.

It's one of those things where you think of people younger than you as not getting old and having the same problems you have.  It's hard for me to think of him as having a bad back.  Or a gut, for that matter.  Although as Ms. V says, it's a good thing he works hard at a job because he loves to eat and he'd be the size of a house if he didn't burn it off.

He was asking his dad for multivitamins, and his dad said, "These are the only ones out here [in the kitchen]," and handed him a women's multi.

"I can't take that!  I'm not a women!" Carl said, and yes, he used the plural.

Even though i told him the only difference is it has more iron, he made his dad go get him a men's multi from his own stash.  Picky, picky, picky!

Arriving at Ms. PA's house at noon, she said, "Well, you're here, I guess I need to get dressed!"

Of course, i told her she didn't have to if she didn't want to.  She said, "By the time I dress him [Mr. Jack], and get us both breakfast, and feed the cat, and get the dusters out for you, I'm tired and I have to sit down!"

She's 92, she deserves to sit down if she wants to.

When i finally got to Ms. S, she told me she'd found a couple of pills on the floor, could i help her figure out what they were.  She handed me two small white things that did look like pills, but were small bits of styrofoam.

"I was wondering, because I don't remember dropping any of my pills!" she said.

At least she didn't try to swallow them.

 Okay, time to share some of what Grandma sends me:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

American Diabetes Association Alert Day -- a day to remind people about how serious the illness is, and what the risk factors are www.diabetes.org

Ancient Roman Calendar Celebrations on this date

     Day of Mouring -- leading up to the festival for Hilaria

     Invocation Day of Mars and Saturn

     Tubilustrium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (ceremony to purify the trumpets used in sacred ceremonies)

Cuddly Kitten Day -- because the cats can't let the dogs get all the attention

Dandelion Dance -- Fairy Calendar

Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship -- Hungary and Poland

Day of the Sea -- Bolivia (Dia del Mar)

Einmánuðr Month Begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (Lone Month, the month dedicated to young men)

     Yngismannadagur -- Young Men's Day

Liberty Day -- today in 1775, Patrick Henry said, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”

Lieldienas -- Ancient Latvian Calendar ("Big Days" or "Long Days", four day celebration of spring, each day devoted to a different deity)

National Agriculture Day -- US (if you eat, thank a farmer!)   agday.org

National Chip and Dip Day

National Melba Toast Day

National Puppy Day -- encouraging you to adopt a shelter pup today   

Near Miss Day -- commemorates the mountain sized asteroid that was a near miss on this day in 1989

Rally for Decency Day -- Commemorates the first Rally for Decency, prompted on this day in 1969 by Jim Morrison

Republic Day -- Pakistan

St. Turibius de Mongrovejo's Day (Patron of Latin American bishops, native rights; Peru)

Toast Day -- supposedly for the invention of Melba toast; a recent article says it takes 6 steps to toast bread "right"; i say if you can't put bread in the toaster and butter it when it comes out and need long sets of instructions, you shouldn't be let loose in society!

World Meteorological Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

The University of California is founded in Oakland, California, 1868

Birthdays Today:

Michelle Monaghan, 1976

Keri Russell, 1976

Richard Grieco, 1965

Amanda Plummer, 1957

Chaka Khan, 1953

Louie Anderson, 1953

Roger Bannister, 1929

Wernher Von Braun, 1912

Akira Kurosawa, 1910

Joan Crawford, 1905

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Bold and the Beautiful"(TV), 1987

"Detective Story"(Play), 1950

"Truth or Consequences"(Radio), 1940

Today in History:

Eighteenth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. 1066

The first dated edition of Maimonides "Mishna Torah" published, 1490

George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London, 1743

Patrick Henry delivers his famous speech – "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" – at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, 1775

After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home, 1806

Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City, 1857

The Boers and Britain sign a peace accord that ends the First Boer War, 1881

President Benjamin Harrison opens Oklahoma to white settlement starting on April 22, starting a Land Run, 1889

The Wright Brothers apply for a patent on their invention of one of the first successful airplanes, 1903

Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world, 1956

NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young), 1965

Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans, 1980

Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President, 1996

The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji, 2001

In Tokyo, the Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks reports that radioactive iodine in city tap water is two times the recommended level for infants, 2011

GPR investigation of Shakespeare's tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford concludes the Bard's skull probably has been stolen, 2016

A Sahara sandstorm turns snow in Sochi, Russia, orange in one of the largest-ever transfers of desert sand, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of people march on London to demand a new EU referendum, 2019


  1. Some of those funnies are extra funny today :)
    I hope I'm still getting my own breakfast and feeding the cat when I'm 92.

  2. Echoing River. I particularly like the dog speaking to the cat. Who will insist that I do still feed him when I am 92.

  3. Great humour today. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. Good funnies again. We love the one about why the cat isn't leashed outside! Getting old is all in the mind. Mom forgets how old she is and never worries about acting her age as people think she should act. Happy Tuesday!

  5. Um, so where DO you get those gut straps? Asking for a friend ... :-D

  6. LOL ~ What a fun post ~ especially the last one about the kitty litter box ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Loved the "you buying?" cartoon. All you Tuesday funnies were great. Also think I might join Carl looking for a gut belt.

  8. I loved all the memes Mimi. I got a kick out of the gut strap. Have a great day my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. I like the funnies.....especially the stress balls and bail money. Lol!

  10. You do so much more for your clients than clean their house.

  11. Your clients are so fun. Carl is a whirlwind though. He would wear me out just watching him. Got to burn off those groceries.

    Love all the funnies. I laughed out loud numerous times.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  12. Quite the day at work! Love those funnies, especially the guest litter box!

  13. Ohh Carl. M children would be with him at those multis They never wanted the adult version aand objected to my taking a children's when none of the relevant ones were around ;) Thanks for the big smile.

  14. You have the Patience of Job! And your Grandma sends you the best funnies! Cheers and hugs!

  15. I thought Carl was in his 20's. :) Grandma finds the funniest things.

  16. That styrofoam story is pretty funny, but only because she didn't try to swallow them.
    And I laughed when I saw that financial planning meme, I had seen it earlier this week and sent it to my husband, who's a financial planner.

  17. You lead SUCH an entertaining and interesting life! I love hearing about your 'people'!
    And those funnies. I always end up laughing out loud. Which gets Husby's attention. Then I have to share with him. Then both of us laugh out loud.
    It's a good world...

  18. I laughed and laughed! Barb
    I am so grateful and happy that you guys are part of my life! Thank you for being at my birthday party today. Celebrating with you and other friends was the best part of the day.
    Slobbery Kisses Cinnamon

  19. I echo joeh's sentiment - you totally do so much more for your clients than clean their house. :) I literally laughed out loud from the funnies - thanks, I needed that! :)


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