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 i sent a text to Uncle P asking him what he and Miss Eva wanted for lunch, but i never heard back from him. When they arrived at Grandma's house, he said he'd sent me a text, but it never showed up on my phone.
Later, at home, i figured out why. When i opened my tablet, he'd sent the messages there instead of to my phone. He knows now to text my phone, i don't have the tablet with me all of the time, but the phone is always on alert (after all, my name is mommy and i still get those emergency calls, although not nearly as often as i used to).
Boudreaux done gots him one o' dem call where dey say, "This is Mike from the IRS, and I'm calling to inform you that you are going to be charged with tax fraud."
An' Boudreaux say, "You done gots you de wrong number."
An' "Mike" say, "Sir, I suggest we make sure I have the wrong number. Please give me your full name and Social Security Number>"
Well, Boudreaux ain' gonna have none o' dat, so he say, "I's tellin' you, you gots you de wrong number."
Den "Mike" say, "Sir, how can you be so sure I have the wrong number?"
An' Boudreaux said, "Mais, 'cause I don' pay taxes!"
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.
A few photos from the past week or so.
Adonia -- Greece (women's festival mourning the death of Adonis; date approximate)
ANZAC Day -- Australia; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Cook Islands; New Zealand; Niue; Norfolk Island; Tonga
Army Day -- North Korea
Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day -- this one has its own Facebook page
DNA Day -- structure of DNA first published this day in 1953; human genome project ended today in 2003
Drive It Day -- England (commemorates the 64 cars that left London on the first day of the Thousand Mile Trial on 23 April 1900)
Duck Appreciation Society Day -- The Duck Appreciation Society (some sites say May 10; either way, go feed the ducks if you like them, but not stale white bread, it's no better for them than it is for us)
East Meets West Day -- Allies from the East and West finally met up this day in 1945 about 75 miles from Berlin
Festival of Robigalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to protect against corn blight; festival of Robiga and Rogibus, the brother and sister fertility gods)
Flag Day -- Faroe Islands; Swaziland
Hairstylist Appreciation Day -- if you have a good one, let him/her know (some sites put this on the 30th)
Hug A Plumber Day -- because when you are knee deep in it, you really need them around
Landsgemeinde -- Appenzell, Inner Rhoden Canton, Switzerland (one of the last examples of direct democracy left; the final Sunday of each April all voters in the canton age 18 and older, wearing traditional swords, gather for a church service and then vote directly on all affairs of the canton for the year; no secret ballots, all raise their hands to vote yea or nay; festival follows. This tradition dates back to the 14th century.)
Liberation Day -- Italy; Portugal
Mahavir Jayanti -- Jain (honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birth anniversary; local dates may vary)
Mother, Father Deaf Day -- to honor deaf parents and recognize the gifts of culture and language they give to their hearing children; sponsored by CODA (Children of Deaf Adults International)
National Crayola Day -- no one claims starting this holiday, observe it with your children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews/kids down the street, and remember how fun it is to color pictures
National Zucchini Bread Day -- they hold this at a time when you are not yet sick of all that zucchini you grew in the garden
Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday -- Orthodox Christian
Parental Alienation Awareness Day -- raising awareness of Parental Alienation or Hostile Aggressive Parenting
Pet Parent's Day -- honoring those who consider pets a part of the family
Red Hat Society Day -- first Red Hat Tea Party held this day in 1998
Sinai Liberation Day -- Egypt
St. Mark the Evangelist's Day (Patron of attorneys/barristers/lawyers/notaries, captives, glaziers, imprisoned people/prisoners, lions, stained glass workers, struma patients; Egypt; Boretto, Italy; Creazzo, Italy; Infanta, Philippines; Ionian Islands; Pordenone, Italy; Sonnino, Italy; Venice, Italy; against impenitence, insect bites, scrofulous diseases, struma)
Tag des Baumes -- Germany (Tree Day/Arbor Day)
Turkmen Racing Horse Festival -- Turkmenistan
World Malaria Day / Malaria Awareness Day -- WHO and the International Community
World Penguin Day -- because they begin migrating on or around this day
Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day -- anyone, anywhere in the world who makes a pinhole photograph today may upload it to the world wide online gallery
20-Something Service Day -- can't find who started this one, but it's a good idea, whomever it was, whether you are 20 or older to do some community service or volunteer work regularly
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is established, ND, US, 1947
The United Negro College Fund is founded, 1944
Jacob Underwood, 1980
Emily Bergl, 1975
Jason Lee, 1970
Renee Zellweger, 1969
Hank Azaria, 1964
Jeffrey DeMunn, 1947
Talia Shire, 1946
Stu Cook, 1945
Bjorn Ulvaeus, 1945
Al Pacino, 1940
"Meadowlark" Lemon, 1932
Paul Mazursky, 1930
Albert King, 1923
Ella Fitzgerald, 1918
Edward R. Murrow, 1908
William Joseph Brennan, Jr., 1906
John Henry "Pop" Lloyd, 1884
Guglielmo Marconi, 1874
"Little Murders"(Play), 1967
"Romulus the Great"(Play), 1949
"Another Language"(Play), 1932
Robinson Crusoe(Publication date), 1719
Today in History:
Lysander's Spartan Armies defeated the Athenians and the Peloponnesian War ends, BC404
German geographer and mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller publishes his Cosmographiae Introductio map in which he gives the American continents their name, 1507
Highwayman Nicholas Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine, 1792
Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom, 1829
The last survivors of the Donner Party arrive back in civilization, 1847
The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots, 1849
British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal, 1859
New York State becomes the first US state to require automobiles to be licensed, 1901
First DC Comic with Batman is published, 1939
Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations, 1945
Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid describing the double helix structure of DNA, 1953
The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping, 1959
Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit, 1961
Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula per the Camp David Accords, 1982
American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war, 1983
Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit, 1983
The Hubble Telescope is deployed, 1990
The Human Genome Project comes to an end 2.5 years before first anticipated, 2003
The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937, 2005
Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union, 2005
The U.S. government 'condemns' international media outlets, including 'The New York Times' for publishing confidential files, 2011
The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years, 2013
A fossil unearthed in China has been identified as a new pterosaur species; named Kryptodrakon progenitor, the fossil is the first of its kind to show traits of pterodactyls, giant flying reptiles, 2014
Microsoft becomes the third US firm to be listed with a market worth of 1 trillion, after Apple and Amazon, 2019