Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Muzak With a Vengeance and Funnies, 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 

We had a wonderful Mother's Day taking Grandma to lunch.  We went to an Asian style restaurant that shall remain nameless, as the chief subject of conversation there was the music and how it left much to be desired. 

It was not traditional music such as you hear at most Chinese restaurants, it was modern instruments playing in an Asian style that had the same five tones played over, and over, and over, and over, and finally Grandma said, "They could use that music in a torture chamber.  I'd tell them anything they wanted to hear just to get the music to stop!"

Every few minutes one of us would stop, look up, and say, "Yep, still the same music!"

It got to be a running gag, especially as the service was a bit slow.  We had plenty of time to think of things we would confess to if we were locked in a room with that music for hours on end.

"Yes, I was a bad chef!  I whipped the cream and beat the eggs!"

On Monday, i was quite surprised to get to Carl's place and no one was home.  The family had gone to visit relatives for Mother's Day and hadn't gotten back yet.

Not a problem, i have a key, so i let myself in and got to it.  Even though Carl wasn't there, he'd left me with a couple of things to smile about.  When he packed, he had obviously not known whether he would be warm or cool during the night, so he took one pair of long pajama pants and one pair of short pajama pants, and one pajama top.  

All 3 from different sets of pajamas.

This i know because i washed and folded all of the mates, the two tops and the one bottom he didn't take, and put them away.

How much you want to bet it takes him the whole rest of the week and two loads of laundry to get into matching pajamas again?

His mom has a rule, anything in his refrigerator that doesn't have a top or lid on it is to be thrown away.

Somehow i don't think this is what she meant:

My friend, i don't think she meant to put the lid under the tub of butter.

 Now, how about some fun stuff from Grandma:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday!


It's my month to provide the prompts for Words for Wednesday.  Since it becomes Wednesday in some parts of the world while it is still Tuesday here, i am providing the prompts today, so you can work on them and post them when it's Wednesday where you are.

This week’s words are







and/or one or more of these phrases

there’s no I in team

in a pickle


Today is:

Ancestors' Day -- Russian Christians; Belarus (Radunitsa, a Slavic tradition after Thomas Sunday)

Blow Bubbles for Your Cat Day -- internet generated entertainment urged for human and feline like

Cormorant Fishing Festival -- Nagara River, Gifu, Japan (traditional fishing with trained cormorants is celebrated nightly under the light of blazing torches through mid-October)

Eat What You Want Day -- since none of the "experts" can totally agree on what's good and what isn't, today, ignore them all! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Founded -- Fairy Calendar

Holiday of the City of Miskolc -- Miskolc, Hungary

Hostess Cupcake Day -- the Hostess Cupcake, the first cmmercially produced cupcake, went on sale on this day in 1919

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (second day)

Lokadagur -- Iceland (Final Day, festival to mark the end of the fishing season in the south-west of the country)

Mata Tirtha Aunsi -- Nepal (Mother's Day, or literally "Mother Pilgrimage New Moon")

National Mocha Torte Day

National Technology Day -- India

Nisga'a Day -- Nisga'a (one of the First Nations of Canada [ effective date of treaty])

One Day Without Shoes -- originally sponsored by Toms Shoes, to raise global awareness for children's health and education, which can be compromised when they do not have shoes  

Root Canal Appreciation Day -- Dr. Chris Kammer, the 'rock and roll dentist', declared this day back in 2005 because he said the much maligned proceedure saves millions of teeth a year and needs an image make over     

St. Gengulf's Day (Patron of knights, separated spouses, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness; against unhappy marriages)

St. Mamertus' Day (first of the Ice Saints, whose days are supposed to herald the last frost)

Tubeless Tire Day -- B. F. Goodrich Company announced the development of a tubeless tire on this day in 1947

Twilight Zone Day -- no, it didn't premier on this day, nor was Rod Serling born or died on this day; it's today on the internet for no particular reason except that someone decided to celebrate it today

Witching Day -- Isle of Man (Mayday Eve based on the OS calendar, be careful of the spirits today)

Anniversaries Today:

Sammy Davis, Jr., marries Altovise Gore, 1970

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927

Glacier National Park established, MT, US, 1910

Minnesota becomes the 32nd US state, 1858

Birthdays Today:

Corey Monteith, 1982

Jonathan Jackson, 1982

Natasha Richardson, 1963

Boyd Gaines, 1953

Robert Jarvik, 1946

Mort Sahl, 1927

Bernard Fox, 1927

Foster Brooks, 1912

Phil Silvers, 1911

Salvador Dali, 1904

Martha Graham, 1894

Irving Berlin, 1888

Charles Warren Fairbanks, 1852

Chang and Eng Bunker, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Once Upon a Mattress"(Musical), 1959

Today in History:

Constantinople becomes the capital of the Roman Empire and is also called Nova Roma and Byzantium, 330

Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 1647

Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented European to sail into the Columbia River, 1792

The waltz is introduced into English ballrooms, and becomes popular in spite of being called "riotous and indecent," 1812

William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth lead an expedition westwards from Sydney, opening the interior of Australia for settlement, 1813

Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British, 1857

Luxembourg  gains its independence, 1867

U.S. Congress  establishes Glacier National Park in Montana, 1910

Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies, 1924

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, 1927

Siam officially changes its name to Thailand  for the second time, 1949

Israel joins the United Nations, 1949

In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart-lung transplant takes place, 1987

In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions, 1995

IBM Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, becoming the first computer to beat a world-champion chess player in a classic match format, 1997

In Nepal, Sherpa Apa Sherpa achieves a new record by climbing Mount Everest for the 21st time, 2011

Chinese scientists break a world record by transferring photons over 97 kilometers using quantum teleportation, 2012

Two art works set world records at a Christie's auction in New York, with Pablo Picasso's painting 'Women of Algiers Version O' selling for $160 million and Alberto Giacometti's sculpture 'Pointing Man' selling for $141.3 million, 2015

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are at their highest level in 3 million years according to a study done at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, US, 2019


  1. That "eagle" reflection is fabulous.

  2. Great photos ... and sayings. Thanx.

    God bless.

  3. Sorry that lunch was less than stellar.
    And thank Grandma again for me please.

  4. So sorry that the lunch was nothing much to talk about and that you all have to listen to the unpleasant music throughout your lunch. Thanks for the fun stuffs from Grandma. Have a great week.

  5. Oh heavens, that lady and the husband is funny! Lots of good ones again today and I do think many humans never grow up and just try to act correctly in public.

  6. I really loved the photo of the bridge going into the clouds. Beautiful picture. Have a wonderful Tuesday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. I had to laugh over the old lady at the end sueing the hospital. lol Your Maxine humor is good, too. :D

  8. Carl is so entertaining. I love it when you talk about his antics.

    Loved all the funnies and that last one made me laugh out loud. Thank you.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  9. Wonderful funnies - and that Carl! I'm sure I still haven't quite learned how to act in public.

  10. twilight zone day....I'm all for it; one of the best tv shows in it's era, not to mention seems like we've been IN the twilight zone over the past 3 months !!! hope all is well and everyone's happy and healthy :) ☺☺♥♥

  11. That music sounds horrible! Those were great photos and terrific funnies too. Oh my, Carl is something.

  12. Sorry you had to listen to the awful music. Carl is a hoot. :)

  13. Fun Tuesday post ~ sorry about the Asian music ~ and of course, Carl is piece of work ~ Grandma makes up for all his antics ~ Great photos and sayings Xox

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. Mimi! I have laughed so hard, my sides hurt! My son thinks I am crazy! I was laughing so hard I could not speak! Keep up the great work!

  15. Ahhh, to smile is good....to laugh is even better! Thanks! :)

  16. I would have gone mad listening to that awful music too! I am glad you made a game out of it. I love laughing. What a great sense of humor you have. Carl and his PJ's, I sure enjoyed your story. Carl keep s you on your toes doesn't he? ALways lots of fun over here. Hoping eveyrone is helathy and happy and still laughing.


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