Sunday, April 11, 2021

It's That Bad (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

Yesterday started with a storm just after midnight and got really exciting when the electricity went out around 4am.

The generator kicked in, and the electric company informed us, about an hour and a half later, that our electricity was back on.

No, it wasn't.  It took me calling again to report it, and i informed the neighbors who also called and reported that they were still out.

The whole thing was surreal, so instead of having Sweetie come with me to NOLA to clean, i told Grandpa i would be late, waiting until well after sunrise to head down, and that Sweetie would stay and babysit the house.  After all, if i'm away and i get a text saying the electric is back on, and no one is home and it is not, i don't have any way to know and report that.

De electric jes' come back on an' Thibodeaux done come over to see if'n Boudreaux an' dem done made out okay in de storm.

He fin' Boudreaux settin' on de porch an' shakin' hims head, an' when Boudreaux done seen Thibodeaux he say, "Thibodeaux, I done be so glad to see you!"

"What be de matter, Boudreaux?" Thibodeaux ax.

"De electric be out!  Fo' two hour dere be no TV, no radio, no computer, no nothin'."

"What be so bad 'bout dat?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais!  I done had to talk to Clothile de whole time!"


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It is now hosted by Elephant's Child.     

In a word, flowers.


Today is:

Barbershop Quartet Day -- founding day of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America

Buchenwald Liberation Day -- at 3:15pm local time, by the Third Army

Cleaning for a Reason Week begins -- raising awareness of Cleaning For A Reason, which helps provide free residential cleaning to women fighting cancer   

Domingo del Angel -- Palma de Mallorca, Spain (Angel Sunday, a fiesta dating back to the 15th century)

Eight Track Tape Day -- do you remember those; someone who fondly does has designated a day to honor them

Festival of Unmediated Play -- just go out there and have fun, like kids do

Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse -- sponsored by The Innocence Revolution 

International "Louie Louie" Day -- a song that caused such a stir it deserves a day; on the birth anniversary of its composer, Richard Berry

Juan Santamaria Day -- Costa Rica (commemoration of the hero of the Battle of Rivas)

Liberation Day -- Uganda (fall of Idi Amin)

M&M Crisis in Space Day -- on this day in 1996, American astronaut Shannon Lucid reported from Space Station Mir that she was out of M&Ms; it was the only thing she regularly requested for resupply in her 188 days there!

National Cheese Fondue Day

National Pet Day / Pet Day USA -- US (it's about the love, so adopt, don't shop!)

St. Antipas' Day (spiritual student of St. John, mentioned in the Book of the Revelation of St. John)

St. Stanislaus' Day (Patron of soldiers in battle; Cracow, Poland; Plock, Poland; Poland, where he is celebrated on May 8)

World Parkinson's Disease Day

Anniversary Today:

Spelman College is founded, 1881

Birthdays Today:

Joss Stone, 1987

Tricia Helfer, 1974

Vincent Gallo, 1961

Bill Irwin, 1950

Ellen Goodman, 1948

Meshach Taylor, 1947

Peter Riegert, 1947

Louise Lasser, 1939

Richard Berry, 1935

Tony Brown, 1933

Joel Grey, 1932

Ethel Kennedy, 1928

Oleg Cassini, 1913

Jane Matilda Bolin, 1908

Dalia "Dale" Messick, 1906

Percy Julian, 1899

Lizzie “Lillie” Bliss, 1864

Charles Evans Hughes, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"On Your Toes"(Musical), 1936

"Matthรคus-Passion/St. Matthew's Passion"(Bach BWV 244), 1727

Today in History:

William III and Mary II are crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain, 1689

The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place, 1775

President Abraham Lincoln makes his last public speech, urging a spirit of concilliation during reconstruction, 1865

The Shogunate is abolished in Japan, 1868

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is organized, 1876

Ellis Island is designated as an immigration station, 1890

Spain cedes Puerto Rico to the United States in the treaty ending the Spanish American War, 1899

The US Navy aquires its first submarine, designed by John P. Holland, 1900

Albert Einstein announces his Special Theory of Relativity, 1905

The International Labour Organization is founded, 1919

The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found in Arbroath Abbey where Scottish nationalist students had taken it from Westminster Abbey, 1951

Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule, 1957

Apollo 13 is launched, 1970

The Apple I is created, 1976

Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is deposed, 1979

The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan, 1987

Australia beats American Samoa in a 31-0 win, the biggest ever in an international match of football, 2001

The French ban of Islamic women's face coverings goes into effect, 2011

Fossilized dinosaur eggs complete with embryos are found in China, 2013


  1. Gawd I hate power cuts hope your all back to normal now ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘€

    LOL @ the joke ha!

    I liked all the blooms and colours in differnt surrounds ๐Ÿ‘

    Have a bloomingtastic Sunday ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท

  2. Thank you for the beautiful flowers. Very cheerful on a cold morning.

    God bless, Mimi.

  3. I guess it was difficult talking with his wife. LOL. Have a wonderful Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. It's very frustrating when the electric company is wrong like that. Those were such pretty flowers.

  5. Glad you have a generator. Cute joke and beautiful blooms. XO

  6. Fun cajun joke and wonderful floral photos ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Lot going on, so many pretty colors. My crocus in up now and blooming. But plenty of weeds around them.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  8. I turn into a whiney baby when the electric is out.

  9. I am glad you have your electricity again. Your Cajun stoires are too funny. It is cold and windy here again but the sun did not for a while. Hoping your week is perfectly wonderful. HUGS

  10. Boudreaux made me laugh.
    I love the white pitcher with the white tulips drooping over the edge and the bright sunny hibiscus flowers. The yellow is one I don't see around here where most are pink or red.

  11. Hahahaha! Heaven forbid you have to talk to your SPOUSE, Boudreaux! :)
    LOVE the flowers!
    And thinking of my Mom on Parkinson's Disease day. <3