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
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)
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
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
"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