Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Not Much New News, 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 anyone who has read here enough can imagine, getting back to Carl's place after a week away is a challenge.  His mother had kept on top of a lot of things, i will admit.  The one thing we will have to try to nip in the bud is leaving jelly beans in the pocket of his rain coat.

Also, the ant trap on top of the fridge leaked all the sticky stuff out of it.  Thank heaven for Goo-Gone.

Late last year, #2 Son got promoted to assistant manager.  This past February, he was made store manager.  Last week he was promoted to district manager, supervising the four stores in the area.

He said, "I can't wear jeans to work any more, I have to wear slacks, which is lame, but oh, well."

That's 'cause you're a big cheese now! i told him.

"Yeah," he said, "something like that."

 Since we just got back from vacation and there's not much other new news, we might just as well get to the stuff Grandma sends me.

The first 3 are pictures that prove husbands around the world hate shopping with their wives, it is universal.

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Anti-Fascist Resistance Day -- Croatia

Birthday of Cheng Huang -- Taiwan (the gods that are city guardians are celebrated with a procession of actors on stilts doing dragon and lion dances on this 13th day of the fifth moon)

Bouphoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (sacrifice of an ox to symbolize social order dissolving and being restored; date approximate)

Dairy Queen Day -- the first Dairy Queen® opened this day in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Great Patriotic War -- Belarus

Elfin Music Festival -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of 1 Lithe -- Hobbit Calendar

Guan Sheng Di Jun Dan -- Taoism (Heavenly Sage Guan Di's Birthday [god of war]

National Chocolate Eclair Day

National Columnists' Day -- US (on the fourth Tuesday of June each year, set aside some time to thank your favorite newspaper columnists, whether local or syndicated)

National Onion Rings Day

Soap Microphone Day -- grab your soap in the shower and pretend you are on stage! (promise i won't tell)

Solennität -- Morat, Switzerland (on Morat Commemoration Day, a Youth festival remembering the pivotal role this tiny town played in winning a battle in 1476)

St. Nicetas' Day (Patron of Romania)

St. Thomas More's Day (Patron of adopted children, civil servants, difficult marriages, large families, lawyers, politicians/politicos/statesmen, step-parents, widowers; Arlington, VA; Ateneo de Manila Law School; Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL; University of Malta; University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts and Letters)

Stupid Guy Thing Day -- included under protest; "guy things" aren't necessarily stupid, it should just be Guy Thing Day; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want all women to just not count anything against guys today, but chalk it up to being a Stupid Guy Thing

Teacher's Day -- El Salvador

Anniversary Today:

Harry Houdini marries Wilhelmina Beatrice "Bess" Rahner, 1894

Birthdays Today:

Eric Stretch, 1980

Donald Faison, 1974

Carson Daly, 1973

Mary Lynn Rajskub, 1971

Kurt Warner, 1971

Amy Brennenman, 1964

Dan Brown, 1964

Randy Couture, 1963

Tracy Pollan, 1960

Freddie Prinze, 1954

Cyndi Lauper, 1953

Todd Rundgren, 1948

Meryl Streep, 1949

Lindsay Wagner, 1949

Pete Maravich, 1947

Klaus Maria Brandauer, 1944

Ed Bradley, 1941

Michael Lerner, 1941

Kris Kristofferson, 1936

William Ralph "Bill" Blass, 1922

Joseph Papp, 1921

Billy Wilder, 1906

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906

John Dillinger, 1903

Captain George Vancouver, 1757

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Rescuers(Animated film), 1977

Lady and the Tramp(Animated film), 1955

Today in History:

Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom, BC217

Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning), 1342

The  Jewish quarter of Prague is burned and looted, 1559

Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views, 1633

A poisonous cloud from Laki volcanic eruption in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France, 1783

The British Parliament abolishes feudalism  and the seigneurial system in British North America, 1825

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession in London, 1897

The Flag of Sweden is adopted, 1906

The Flag of the Faroe Islands is raised for the first time, 1919

Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk, 1942

The Cuyahoga River catches fire, which triggers a crack-down on pollution in the river, 1969

The Canadian  House of Commons  abolishes capital punishment, 1976

Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered, 1978

The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska (7inch diameter, 18.75 inch circumfrence), 2003

Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon, 2009

UNESCO officially names Mount Fuji a World Heritage Site, 2013

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association's Internal Medicine Journal claims that obese Americans now outnumber those who are merely overweight, 2015

Eurozone countries agree to a debt relief deal for Greece, signalling end to the country's economic crisis, 2018

The Russian volcano Raikoke erupts for the first time in 95 years from its 700m-wide-crater; the eruption is seen from International Space Station, 2019

The Japanese supercomputer Fugaken produced by the Riken Institute is declared the worlds fastest and most powerful, 2020


  1. Thanks for those funnies to you and Granny. That Carl. He gives you writing matter for an entire book.

  2. Congratulations on your #2 son's promotion. I pity those men waiting at the shopping complex, they all look so bored and tired of waiting. Lol! Aunty acid is funny.

  3. That wine and cheese truck is pretty funny! Everyone strives to move up the ladder at work, but when you move up it often takes some adjusting as it isn't usually what you think it will be. Dress pants are something he will get used to.

  4. Wow, your #2 Son is moving so fast he could be the President of the U.S. soon. Wouldn't that be great. Mother of the president Mimi. Enjoy your day my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Oh Carl. I was wondering what that would look like. Thank goodness mom helped. I know you got things back in order.

    Yay on son getting another promotion. He's the big cheese indeed. Good for him.

    Love all the funnies. Laughing is a good thing.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  6. You deserve a medal for cleaning for Carl ~ sigh. Grandma sends great stuff ~ all are great ~ thanks, Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Got my cheese and crackers and am following the wine truck!

  8. Great funnies from Grandma! Glad you had a good vacation!

  9. Congrats to son #2. Great collection of funnies. XO

  10. It's a good thing Carl has you!
    No news coming from a holiday is a good thing!
    LOVE the funnies!!! I'm amazed those men are all bored and facing AWAY from the Victoria's Secret storefront! ;)

  11. Those photos were great and congrats to #2 Son!

  12. Sooo many choices. Do I celebrate Chocolate Eclair Day, Onion Ring Day, or Dairy Queen Day.

    I could double down and go to Dairy Queen and order onion rings with my cheeseburger. That sounds like a winner for today. Have a blessed week.

  13. Those waiting men need a deck of cards. I'm on the same Nut Free diet as Aunty Acid.

  14. Thanks for the well-needed smiles! :)

    Well done, No. 2 son! :)

  15. WooHoo to Son #2! You must be hella proud! :)

    LOVED the funnies! Especially the wine ones, of course... ;)


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