Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Wild, Wacky, and Wonderful, a Random and Happy Tuesday A to Z Post


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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 

It's time to celebrate some wild, wacky and wonderful things that happen.

Like trying to find all of Carl's pillows so i can wash the pillow cases.  The last one was finally located here:

In the back of the car.  No, there's no knowing why.

Carl was digging in his freezer before work yesterday, commenting on how full it was, and how the door keeps popping open.  When i told him i would try to rearrange it so it would close more easily, he said, "Nah, just tape it!" and went to look for duct tape.

On top of the freezer, i found lots of candy, some of it not well sealed, and then this under it:

Yes, instead of putting the candy away or sealing it, he puts the ant bait up there.

He will do something like that, and then ten minutes later, it's like you are talking to a different person.  "This says you should wait and have your coffee at 9:30am," he told me.  When i asked what it was about, he said, "The article says your cortisol levels are highest between 8 and 9 in the morning, and cortisol has an effect on how caffeine is absorbed, so you should wait until the cortisol levels go down to get the most out of your coffee."

We had a conversation about studies, and how they are done, and i told him about peer review and that you have to find out who did the study, and who published it.  He said, "Okay, I'll ask my dad."  Dad, Mr. L, has a PhD in chemistry, so i'm sure he will ask, and i'm sorry i won't be there to hear it.

Yes, he will tape his freezer shut, move the ant bait instead of sealing up the candy, look up and talk rather intelligently about studies on caffeine, and then this:

He wore two pair of underwear at the same time one day, both inside out.  That's how i found them in the dirty clothes bin.

"Oh," he told me, "I'm wearing my Dad's shoes today."

When asked why, he responded with, "Because all of mine are worn out and don't fit right."  When asked why he didn't buy more of his own, i got a blank stare.  Then, "Well, Dad's fit!"

Here i thought only mothers had to worry about daughters borrowing their clothes.

On the way out the door, he said, "Where are the tweezers?"  Upon my asking why he needed them at the last minute on the way to work, he said, "To pick up the trash!"

Why do i have the feeling he really does pick up trash with tweezers, even when he's wearing gloves?

Next, to Ms. PA's house.  She will now be an every week client, as she suffered a compression fracture in her back while trying to take care of her husband, Mr. Jack.  It's an awful thing, but yet a good thing, because now she is accepting help.  Instead of just having me dust and vacuum (and i have evicted years worth of dust from some areas), i get to change the beds and clean the kitchen and bathroom.

Speaking of kitchens, this is her toaster:

Yes, with the old cloth cord, almost worn through.  Then, i opened it to clean it and this is what came out:

That is at least one whole slice of toast worth of crumbs and pieces, and heaven only knows how long it's been building up.  Scary.

Ms. S was not to be left out of the fun.  She had this on the table next to her bed:

When i took it in and said, okay, i give up, what's with the safety pin on a sock? she said, "Oh, I pin that to my bathrobe and use it to carry things in!"

Instant extra pocket.  Only she would think of that.

 All right, how about some more fun stuff from Grandma:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Abolition Day -- Mayotte

Babe Ruth Day -- anniversary of the day dedicated to him in 1947 by every ball field in the US and Japan

Freedom Day -- South Africa

Full Pink Moon -- a/k/a Full Sprouting Moon, Grass Moon, Egg Moon, White Moon, Virgin Moon, and Fish Moon; in other traditions

     Bak Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

     Tagu Full Moon -- Myanmar

Furze-Hopping Event -- Fairy Calendar

Hanuman Jayanti -- Hindu (celebration of the birth of Lord Hanuman; local dates may vary)

Independence Day -- Sierra Leone(1961); Togo(1960)

King's Birthday / Koningsdag -- Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba, Curacao, Netherlands, and Sint Maartin); Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba

Matanzas Mule Day -- remembering the only casualty of one of the first naval actions of the Spanish-American War, a mule in the village of Matanzas, Cuba

Morse Code Day -- birth anniversary of Samuel Morse

National Prime Rib Day

National War Veterans Day -- Finland

Resistance Day/Day of the Uprising Against the Occupying Forces -- Slovenia

School Bus Driver's Day -- these longsuffering drivers put up with a lot, thank a school bus driver today!

St. Zita of Lucca's Day (Patron of butlers, domestic servants, homemakers, housemaids, lost keys, maids, manservants, people ridiculed for their piety, rape victims, servants, servers, single laywomen, waiters/waitpersons/waitresses; against losing keys)

Tell a Story Day -- US (no history of origin, although celebrated in many libraries)

The Ennead Sail Through the Land -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Theravada New Year -- Buddhist (through tomorrow; dates and length of celebration can vary locally)

World Graphic Design Day

World Tapir Day 

Write An Old Friend Today Day -- a real letter, in the mail, remember how exciting it is to get those?

Anniversaries Today:

Ringo Starr marries Barbara Bach, 1981

Cornell University is established as New York's land grant institution, 1865

Birthdays Today:

Patrick Stump, 1984

William-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, 1967

Sheena Easton, 1959

Ace Frehley, 1951

Cuba Gooding, Sr., 1944

Earl Anthony, 1938

Sandy Dennis, 1937

Anouk Aimee, 1932

Casey Kasem, 1932

Coretta Scott King, 1927

Jack Klugman, 1922

Walter Lantz, 1900

Sergei Prokofiev, 1891

Jessie Redmon Fauset, 1882

Ulysses S. Grant, 1822

Samuel Morse, 1791

Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759

Edward Gibbon, 1737

Suleiman the Magnificent, 1495

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Chips with Everything"(Play), 1962

"Le roi de Lahore/The king of Lahore"(Opera), 1877

"Roméo et Juliette"(Opera), 1867

"L'africaine/The African Woman"(Meyerbeer Opera), 1865

Today in History:

Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu, 1521

Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar, 1539

Cebu is established as the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines, 1565

The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10, 1667

The British Parliament passes the Tea Act, 1773

Beethoven composes Für Elise, 1810

US troops capture the capital of Upper Canada, York  (present day Toronto, Canada), 1813

The Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid, 1840

The establishment of Jewish congregations in Lower Austria is prohibited, 1857

The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom are Union survivors of the Andersonville and Cahaba Prisons, 1865

In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races, 1950

Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship, 1960

Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, 1961

Expo 67  officially opens in Montreal, Canada, 1967

Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse, 1981

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed, 1992

Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history, 1992

Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, 1992

The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote is held, 1994

The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10 is received, 2002

The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France, 2005

Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City, 2006

Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia, 2007

The wives and children of former Osama bin Laden are deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, 2012

North Korea's Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in of South Korea agree to officially end the Korean war and rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons, 2018


  1. Lovely photos. Turn right ... this right not the other right.

    God bless.

  2. That's some stories! I admire your ability to keep calm!

  3. I am glad that Ms PA is accepting help. That toaster is dangerous though. Very dangerous.

  4. Carl really is a challenge. His minds works in quite interesting ways! That toaster is a text book definition of a fire hazard I think! Great photo funnies again this week.

  5. Lol! I think you are the best one to help clean up after Carl. I don't think I will know what to do with Carl and his weird ways. Oh dear, good thing you were able to look into the dangerous toaster and help to clean it out.

  6. Carl is most entertaining. Well most of your clients are, but Carl takes the gold. I love hearing about your interactions with him.

    I'm glad Mrs. PA has figured out she needs help. There comes a time.

    Love all the Awww photographs from grandma. So precious.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  7. Carl is a character study ~ might make a good novel ~ Bless you for dealing with these clients ~ Grandma's photos are the best ~ XX

    Living moment to moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. OMG you have the patience of a saint with Carl- and you are so kind with folks who need help. Have a lovely day and please thank Grandma for all these great photos! xoxo

  9. Your clients are fascinating! I have a small collection of old toasters (love them), but that cord needs repair. Yikes. Thank you for all the pics - lots of smiles and giggles.

  10. You sure have some interesting clients. Those from Grandma were darn good!

  11. I think you could write a book about Carl! I always love your funnies. And I have to tell you, your significant dates and days always fascinate me. And have sent me down many an interesting rabbit hole!

  12. You tales of the clients you have would make such a good comedy sitcom. :)

  13. I was watching the Texas Rangers game and no one mentioned Babe Ruth day. I guess everyone's day in the sun comes to an end sooner or later.
    As a radioman, I learned Morse Code in the military. Never did use it, so don't ask me anything more complicated than SOS.
    If you need me, I'll be at the table with all of the prime rib. Have a blessed day.

  14. A sock pocket! Great idea. I cleaned my daughter's toaster once and got the same result. I love reading about Carl. love the funnies, especially the tiny ducks following the dog into the water and the proud Mama with eleven puppies.

  15. Reading about Carl had me smiling from beginning to end!I love the dog pictures, especially the one with a little bunny on its head! As for the toaster, *****!

  16. Carl sounds like a hoot! I love that Corgi leading the ducklings. And speed limit 13 1/2. And especially the top gear clothes tested on animals! Btw, I think we go through Lafayette on our way to New Orleans, but I think we turn south on 90 and miss Baton Rouge. Not sure when we will go again, but DH has been wanting to. We drove through Baton Rouge on our way to Atlanta a few years ago. Had a great roast beef po-boy at a place that I can't remember the name of.

  17. You certainly have the patience of a saint with Carl!

    Sorry about Mrs. PA's injury, but so glad she asked for extra help. And that toaster! Crazy dangerous! But her sock/pocket? Genius!

    LOVE all the funnies! I was literally laughing out loud and getting funny looks from my doggies. ;)


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