Sunday, June 20, 2021

All Over That (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


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.

Because of the cost, we don’t have TV in the house.  Sweetie has a monitor and speakers to play DVDs, and a formidable collection of movies and concerts he’s acquired (mostly second-hand) over the years.

He does enjoy watching the house building shows when we are on vacation, and because he doesn’t get to see them most of the rest of the year, they’re all new to him.

Tee done foun' him de channel on de TV dat show de old series, an' he be wantin' to watch him a show he han't seen call Gilligan's Island.  He be so excite to get to de TV dat he jes' 'bout knock Boudreaux down comin' in de door from school.

Boudreaux done ax him what he be in such de rush 'bout, an' Tee say, "I wants to see de Gilligan's Island today, dey fin' dem a way to read minds!"

An' Boudreaux done say, "Mais, I done be all over wantin' read people minds after a few year on Facebook!"


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 was hosted by River, who still participates, and is now hosted by Elephant's Child.     

Since the only photos on my new phone are from vacation, that’s what you get.


Today is:

American Eagle Day    

Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche -- Bhutan

Cuckoo Warning Day -- if you hear the cuckoo today, it will be a wet summer, according to old European traditions

Day of the National Flag -- Argentina (Anniversary of General D. Manuel Belgrano's Death)

Day of the Purification of All Things -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Father's Day -- Afghanistan; Albania; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Bahamas; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Cambodia; Chile; People's Republic of China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Dominica; Ecuador; Ethiopia; France; Ghana; Greece; Guyana; Hong Kong; Hungary; India; Ireland; Jamaica; Japan; Kenya; Kosovo; Kuwait; Laos; Macau; Madagascar; Malaysia; Malta; Mauritius; Mexico; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Netherlands; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Qatar; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Singapore; Slovakia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States; Venezuela; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe

     Family Awareness Day -- US (a day to reflect on the importance of fathers)

Feast of the Great Spirit / Great Mystery -- various Native Americans (celebrations are around the time of the solstice)

     Cherokee call the spirit Asgaya Galun Lati

     Iroquois call the spirit Orenda

     Lakota call the spirit Wakan Tanka

     Zuni call the spirit Awonawilona

Festival for Summanus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (the god who threw thunderbolts at night)

Festival of the New Knee -- Fairy Calendar

Hogueras de San Juan -- Alicante, Spain ("Bonfires of St. John," through the 29th, with the night of the 24th being the most magical as the festival is for St. John, whose day that is)

Ice Cream Soda Day -- i guess because it's hot enough now for one

International Surfing Day -- The Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine suggest contests, barbecues, film screenings, and organizing beach clean ups to celebrate 

Iron Skegge's Day -- Vikings (martyrdom of Iron Skegge, who died defending the temples of Maeri against Christians)

Martyr's Day -- Eritrea

Midsummer's Eve -- many and varying traditions, with some celebrating the day before the solstice, and some always tying it to June 23, St. John's Eve

     Night of the Fairy Goddesses Aine and Finnen -- Ireland (watch out for the antics of the little people on Midsummer's Eve, whichever day you celebrate it!)

National Vanilla Milkshake Day

New Identity Day -- an internet generated holiday, just have fun thinking about who you might want to be for a day

Scira/Skirophoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival for Demeter, organized by the women of Athens; date approximate)

St. Michelina of Pesaro's Day (Patron of mentally ill people, people with in-law problems, widows; against death of children, insanity and mental illness)

Takekiri Eshiki Matsuri -- Kuramadera, Kyoto, Japan (bamboo cutting festival; the bamboo represents snakes, so cutting it symbolizes victory over evil)

World Productivity Day -- no central focus, just a day for suppliers of productivity tools and training to celebrate what they contribute to society

World Refugee Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

The University of Oxford receives its charter, 1214

West Virginia becomes the 35th US state, 1863

Birthdays Today:

Robert Rodriguez, 1968

Nicole Kidman, 1967

Michael Landon, Jr, 1964

Cyndi Lauper, 1953

John Goodman, 1952

Lionel Richie, 1949

Andre Watts, 1946

Bob Vila, 1946

Anne Murray, 1945

Brian Wilson, 1942

John Mahoney, 1940

Danny Aiello, 1933

James Tolkan, 1931

Martin Landau, 1931

Olympia Dukakis, 1931

Chet Atkins, 1924

Audie Murphy, 1924

Jean-Jacques Bertrand, 1916

Errol Flynn, 1909

Lillian Hellman, 1905

Charles W. Chesnutt, 1858

Scipio Africanus, BC236

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Jaws(Film), 1975

"The Ray Stevens Show"(TV), 1970

"The Ed Sullivan Show"(TV), 1948

Today in History:

Flavius Aetius' battles Attila the Hun; the battle was inconclusive, and Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory, 451

Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique, 1567

The Irish  village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian  pirates, 1631

A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta, 1756

King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during The French Revolution, 1791

The U.S. vessel SS Savannah, the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, arrives at Liverpool, 1819

Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne, 1837

Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph, 1840 

Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1877

Caroline Willard Baldwin becomes the first woman to earn a doctor of science degree, at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1895

A rare June hurricane struck Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35, 1959

The so-called "red telephone" is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1963

The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin, 1991

The Wikimedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida, 2003

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers grants private companies the right to create new website domain suffixes, 2011

Instagram offers users the ability to upload videos to their service, 2013

Dunedin and Christchurch, New Zealand, have roads cut off and flights cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, 2013

Rome elects its first female Mayor, Virginia Raggi, who is also its youngest ever, at age 37, 2016

The Hungarian government passes legislation that criminalizes aiding undocumented migrants, 2018


  1. I LOVE your beautiful vacation shots. Thank you for sharing some of the beauty.

  2. Nice holiday photos, and such beautiful flowers. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. What lovely holiday photos an those nice colourful flowers :-)

    LOL @ the joke heheh!

    Have a bloomingtastic Sunday 👍

  4. Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful fathers i both of our countries Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Gorgeous beach shots and sky photos are awesome ~ fun Cajun joke too ~ Xo

    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Funny joke. :) I love watching HGTV, but my hubby doesn't like me too because then I want to make changes in our house. Beautiful photos. Happy Father's Day to your Sweetie.

  7. Those are all such wonderful photos and I'm so glad you had a good time, even some TV time!

  8. Gosh so many days.. And lovely images of beach and birds with flowers and sunsets. You are awesome.

  9. I'm with Boudreaux on the mind reading business. Wonderful holiday photos. They bring holiday atmosphere all the way over the seas.

  10. No TV!! I don't think I could handle that...except that beach might make it just fine.

  11. Terrific vacations shots! Did you build the sand castle? And I LOVE the sky shots! They are drop dead gorgeous!

  12. Beautiful photos :) I love the sandcastles and the rock pool in photo #30, I also love that the sea turtle nest is marked so people know it's there and can avoid disturbing it.

  13. We have a TV but we hardly watch TV except using it to watch movie or youtube, etc. The computer is more than enough for me. Thank you for sharing your vacation shots with us. Beautiful sunrise and sunset shots. Glad you have a fabulous vacation.


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