Tuesday, May 25, 2021

There's Always Something to Laugh About, 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 

As i was getting up before dark yesterday, Sweetie decided to get up and make a quick trip to the "little boys' room," so he reached for his flashlight.   (He has learned not to turn on a bright light first thing as i'm waking up, it really bothers my eyes.)

He fumbled in the drawer, and felt around, and finally said, "Geez, I need a flashlight to find my flashlight!"

After much frustration he found it -- in another drawer.  He forgot he'd decided to keep it elsewhere.

This is why i sometimes feel like i live in a circus.

Carl, as usual, had an odd request.  "Can you set out the traps I bought?"

He had glue traps to catch bugs or whatever might be in his room, as he doesn't mind messes that sit still on the counter but he cannot stand anything that moves.

Trying to tell him that it would be better to seal the opened food containers and thus prevent the need for bug catching is an uphill battle.

Is one Brussels sprout worth the whole bowl in the fridge?

It's smart to store the open pack in a zip bag if you close it.

Sweetie called me mid-morning having a panic attack.  "I can't find my debit card!  Quick, get online, check the bank accounts, make sure no one is using the card!"

Instead, quick, go back to the last place you used it, and ask them if you left it there?

He did go back, and it was there.  Danger averted.

Ms. PA was doing the crossword puzzle in the morning paper.  "There's always one corner where I just don't know the answers!" she lamented.

When i asked for the hint, she said what sounded like "Mr. Sanders."  As i leaned over, i saw the clue was "Mr. Sandler."

Adam, i told her, he's a comedian.

"That's it!" she said with glee, and which helped her get the last couple of clues.  It's always fun to help a fellow puzzler.  Especially when she's 91 and wouldn't know Adam Sandler if he showed up to do a skit in her living room.

Of course, she remembers all the great old comedians, and that's probably a lot better.

How about some fun stuff that Grandma passes along to me:

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


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 the prompts are:















Today is:

Africa Day / African Liberation Day  -- African Union; related observance

     Heroes' Day -- Lesotho

     President Yajya Jammeh's Birthday -- Gambia

First Patriotic Government / National Day -- Argentina (Dia de la Revolucion de Mayo)

Flitting Day -- parts of England; Scotland (traditional day on which leases were up for the year and people moved)

Geek Pride Day / Nerd Pride Day -- celebrate the geek / nerd in you!  Geek culture is the obvious choice to laud when it's Glorious 25 May, Star Wars Day, and Towel Day at the same time; began in Spain as "Día del Orgullo Friki"

Glorious 25 May -- in Terry Pratchett's Discworld

Independence Day -- Jordan(1946)

Liberation Day -- Lebanon

National Brown-Bag-It Day

National Missing Children's Day -- US (promoting awareness of the problem of missing children)    

National Tap Dance Day -- US, birth anniversary of Mr. Bojangles

National Wine Day

Offering to Demeter -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Poetry Day -- Florida, US (since 1947, the state legislature declared this for all public schools in the state; if you don't live in Florida, enjoy a poem today, anyway)

Procession of the Statue of Artemis -- Ancient Greek and Roman Calendars, at Ephesus (date approximate, but always near the Thargelia)

Self-Reliance Day -- an internet originated holiday, based on the idea that we should all become more self reliant in this day when it is a dying art.

Star Wars Day -- Part IV, A New Hope was released this date in 1977

St. Bede the Venerable's Day (Patron of lectors; Father of English History)

St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi's Day (Patron of the ill; against illness and sexual temptation)

Towel Day -- Douglas Adams fans, unite!  Always know where your towel is.   

Week of Solidarity with the People Of Non-Self-Governing Territories begins -- United Nations

Anniversary Today:

Lord Guildford Dudley marries Lady Jane Grey, 1553

Birthdays Today:

Brian Urlacher, 1978

Ethan Suplee, 1976

Lauryn Hill, 1975

Justin Henry, 1971

Jamie Kennedy, 1970

Anne Heche, 1969

Stacy London, 1969

Mike Myers, 1963

Connie Sellecca, 1955

Jessi Colter, 1947

Karen Valentine, 1947

Frank Oz, 1944

Leslie Uggams, 1943

Ian McKellen, 1939

Raymond Carver, 1938

Tom T. Hall, 1936

K.C. Jones, 1932

Beverly Sills, 1929

Robert Ludlum, 1927

Miles Davis, 1926

Jeanne Crain, 1925

Claude Akins, 1918

James Joseph "Gene" Tunney, 1898

Igor Sikorsky, 1889

Philip Murray, 1886

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, 1878

John Alexander Dowie, 1847

Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Wonder Woman(Film), 2017

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi(Film), 1983

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope(Film), 1977

"The Subject Was Roses"(Play), 1964

"H.M.S. Pinafore"(Comic Opera), 1878 

Today in History:

First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, BC240

Alfonso VI of Castile  takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors, 1085

Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ, 1420

The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw, 1521

Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England, 1659

Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek, 1784

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States, 1787

In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the Semana de Mayo, 1810

The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom, 1837

The first telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot, 1844

Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London, 1878

The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president, 1895

John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee, 1925

Henry Ford stops production of the Model T to begin the Model A, 1927

Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks five world records and ties a sixth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field  Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1935

The first ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition, 1955

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established, 1963

Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday, 1977

Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people, 1985

Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion, 2000

32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 2001

Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, 2011

The first commercial spacecraft, SpaceX Dragon, docks with the International Space Station, completing the maneuver at 12:02pm EDT, 2012

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University, after dropping out in 2004, 2017 

Mia Mottley, of the Barbados Labour Party, becomes the first female Prime Minister of Barbados, 2018

China’s Wolong National Nature Reserve releases the first footage of an albino panda ever taken in the wild, 2019


  1. Great photos ... and sayings.

    God bless.

  2. Love Grandma's selections. And yes, getting fat was far too easy.

  3. Sometimes it just needs a bit of common sense. One of the twins lost a very small but precious toy bear and we spent hours looking for it without success.I asked her where she'd just had it and got a blank look. THe other day she said, "Do you remember I was playing with my lost bear with you on the sofa last time I saw him?" No, I didn't remember. But I went there, pulled the sofa out, and tucked behind it was the tiny bear! That grey cat and the seat are amazing. I would not like to accidentally sit on the cat by mistake....

  4. Once again, you must have so much patience to deal with all those people who could make one nuts! Funnies are good, love the quotes!

  5. Thank you for WfW, funnies and material for thoughts.

  6. Those were really good funnies and a fun story too. We don't know who Adam Sandler is either.

  7. Your family and clients are so entertaining. It's apparent that you're in charge of all emergencies. Never a dull moment.

    Love all the funnies and the critters that blend in is amazing. Wow.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  8. "Geez, I need a flashlight to find my flashlight!" I love this statement. One other statement is the meme which shows, " Are you Drunk?" I laughed so hard and I don't even drink. Thanks for the laughs Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. You are gifted in solving people's problem. What would they do without you being there for them. It was challenging trying to see the critters that were so well camouflaged.

  10. Great sayings and fun post ~ love the doggie and kitty ~ Xo ~ Happy Week to you ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Cool animal photos. Never a dull moment with Carl. :)

  12. Your Grandma sends you the best!Especially the camo animals! Have a great day and oh yeah....I think there was more than 1 brussels sprout in the bowl at one point?

  13. gram iz veree wizw thiz week we catz say !! :)

    bee blezzed az well, and pleez ta tell de misturr; we wood knot bee happee campurrz bout a missin debit card ~~~~ YOW !!!☺☺♥♥

  14. Never a dull moment in your life! Not finding a credit card is traumatizing. I hate Wells Fargo, but they do make it easy to put a hold on their card on-line and then remove the hold when you find the card.

  15. Some of the stories you tell about your Sweetie remind me so much of my Hubs.
    And I absolutely love everything your Grandma sends you. She cracks me up.

  16. Love it!!! Thanks for the smiles, messymimi! :)

  17. love the funnies and the camouflaged animals.
    Perhaps one day Carl will get the connection between sealed containers and no bugs.


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