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.
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
Spelman College is founded, 1881
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
"On Your Toes"(Musical), 1936
"Matthäus-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