Sunday, June 6, 2021

Knowing When To Stop (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.

It's always fun deciding what to have for lunch on Saturday at Grandma and Grandpa's house.  One thing i can say for certain is, if you order from an Oriental restaurant of any kind, ask for extra fortune cookies.  Grandma usually wants at least two.

Boudreaux an' de fam'ly done be gone out to de new res'raunt in town, an' it be special 'cause it serve de Oriental food.

At de end de meal, de server done bring de check an' de fortune cookies, an' ever'one take one, den dere be one lef'.  Boudreaux done say, "Since I be's payin' fo' de meal, I gets de extra."

He done give de credit card to de server an' he be waitin' to get it back so he eats him de firs' fortune cookie, an' he read it an' it say, "You will become very rich!"

"Look dere!" he done say.  "I's goin' to be rich!"  Dey all be smilin', an' he open him de second cookie.

De nex' t'ing you know, Boudreaux done look de kid wit' de pop balloon.

"What be's wrong?" Clothile done ax.

"Mais, I shoulda let one o' you have de extra cookie!" he say, settin' down de paper dat read, "Ignore the previous fortune cookie!"


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.        

Bits and bobs.

What a bowl that had something good in it looks like after Jake the dog is done:  

Ms. RW had a visitor to the sink:  

Last week, Becca and i took Mr. Cal on a walk and got to see turtles:  

Mr. BA has replaced the huge pots with ferns on the front porch with these caladiums:  

A frog came to vist me on the front porch:  



Today is:

Bonza Bottler Day™

Children's Awareness Memorial Day -- a day to remember children who have died from violence

Children's Day -- North Korea

D-Day -- 77th Anniversary

Drive-In Movie Day*

Father's Day -- Lithuania; Switzerland

Helicopter Day -- the first one was tested in Berlin on this day in 1936

Hyun Choong Il -- South Korea (Memorial Day)

Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Petal Hats)

National Applesauce Cake Day

National Cancer Survivors Day -- US (National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation)   

Nationaldagen -- Sweden (National Day)

National Gardening Exercise Day -- because gardening is good for the body and soul

National Huntington's Disease Awareness Day -- US

National Yo-Yo Day -- Donald F. Duncan, Sr.'s, birth anniversary; go get out your old Duncan and see if you still remember how to go around the world (but not near Great Aunt Mabel's antique lamp she left you, please)

Russian Language Day -- UN

Sjómannadagurinn -- Iceland (traditional Seaman's Day was alternately celebrated June 6 or the first Sunday of June, depending on which authority you ask, but is now a weekend long Festival of the Sea)

St. Norbert of Xanten's Day (Patron of peace; Bohemia; Madgeburg, Germany; against birth complications)

Teachers' Day -- Bolivia

Birthdays Today:

Staci Keanan, 1975

Max Casella, 1967

Paul Giamatti, 1967

Ena, 1966

Amanda Pays, 1959

Bjorn Borg, 1956

Kenny G, 1956

Sandra Bernhard, 1955

Harvey Fierstein, 1954

Harvey Fierstein, 1952

Robert Englund, 1947

Gary U.S. Bonds, 1939

Marian Wright Edelman, 1939

Billy Whitelaw, 1932

Thomas Mann, 1875

Robert Falcon Scott, 1868

Alexander Pushkin, 1799

Nathan Hale, 1755

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"20/20"(TV), 1978

"Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust"(Album release), 1972

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"(Song release), 1965

Today in History:

Twenty-four wagonloads of Talmudic books are burned in Paris, 1242

The Qing Dynasty Manchu forces led by the Shunzhi Emperor capture Beijing during the collapse of the Ming Dynasty; the Manchus would rule China until 1912 when the Republic of China is established, 1644

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university  museum, 1683

A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes, 1752

Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain, 1808

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London, 1844

More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbour, 1882

The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, 1912

The Chrysler Corporation  is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler, 1925

*The first drive-in theater opens, in Camden, New Jersey, United States, 1933

A new Instrument of Government is promulgated making Sweden a parliamentary monarchy, 1974

Mongolia  holds its first direct presidential elections, 1993

A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 meters diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya with an estimated force slightly greater than the Nagasaki nuclear bomb, 2002

Tamil is established as a Classical Language in India, 2004

In east London, archeologists find remains of the Curtain Theatre, which opened in 1577 and was where some of Shakespeare's plays were performed, 2012

A solar plane, called The Solar Impulse, lands in Morocco after completing the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the Sun, 2012

LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland's Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State, 2018

A Frenchman is announced to have won France's €1 million My Lottery for the second time in 2 years, with odds of 1 in 16 trillion, 2018

New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill apologizes for his department's actions during the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn, on this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, 2019


  1. A dragonfly inside! How lucky to see that. I think Jake needs a stronger bowl, maybe a nice stainless steel one. I love turtles.

  2. Yet another delightful selection. Many thanks.

  3. Wonderful photos, Mimi. I liked Kermit.

    God bless.

  4. I knew that those fortune cookies were true. I just enjoy the food not the cookies. Enjoy your Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. I hope you enjoy(ed) your Chinese food. It's the best! Great photos,too. We've had a salamander friend hanging around our house. Quite the history, as always. Have a great week!

  6. Cute joke. Beautiful photos too, I love the potted plants.

  7. Those were great photos and a fun joke! My last fortune cookie said Inspected by #43.

  8. Very good photos. I liked the frog ones best. ... and the turtles ... and the dragon fly (I hope it was let out) ... Thank you.

  9. THe Cajan joke ROCKS! THe frog is purrfect! I can see Marv chasing it now! And I gotta say, the sky shots are amazing! Purrfect for Sunday! Have a marvellously stress free week.

  10. LOL @ the joke I liked all the photos oh and I want a fortune cookie hehe!

    Have a cookietastic Sunday 👍

  11. Dat Boudreaux. He done make me laugh!
    Love the peek into your world, Mimi! Those sunscapes are especially awesome!


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