Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Hidden Hats, Sick Cats, and Funnies, 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 

Last week at Carl's place on Monday, i made the rookie mistake of not asking him if he'd taken a shower yet, and he was almost late leaving for work.

This time i wasn't going to make that mistake, so i asked him the moment i walked in, and he had indeed already showered.  As i shooed him out the door later, he said, "I  haven't brushed my teeth!"

Curses, foiled again.

Later, when i was putting away his socks, i couldn't get the dresser drawer to close correctly.  My go-to solution for that is to take the drawer out, because there is almost always something causing it.  There was.

There it is!

A hat, behind the sock drawer.

All through the morning, Ms. S and Ms. GA were calling and texting me.  It seems KikiCat has gotten sick, and Ms. S was looking for someone to get her to a vet, any vet that would take her (most were telling her it would be a week before they could work her in).  They finally found one, and she's fine, just a little sniffly.  She got a shot and now she's taking it out on Ms. S and won't get on the bed to cuddle!

At Ms. PA's house, Mr. Jack seemed a little more aware of what's going on yesterday.  When i asked what he was doing, he said, "Oh, we just sit around, we don't do anything productive anymore!"

Then i asked him if he still says his prayers.  "Of course I do!" he said.  (Spoken like a man who has attended the same church for almost 60 years and has served as a Deacon.)  Well then, i told him, you are being productive, prayer is some of the hardest work of the church!

He was quite pleased with that assessment.

Time for the funnies, a few more of military humor, and some crazy kid stuff:

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Barbie-in-a-blender Day -- while i get why we do it to Barbie, what did your blender do to deserve this?  originally thought of by Freeculture.org, to defend our rights to comment on cultural icons, whether they are trademarked/copyrighted or not     

Bugs Bunny Day -- the "wascally wabbit" made his debut in A Wild Hare, released on this day in 1940

Day of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus -- date on the Julian Calendar, these are the legendary saints who, upon persecution by the Emperor Decius and being walled up in a cave to die as martyrs, instead slept for over 200 (in the Koran, yes, they are mentioned there, it is 300) years; based on an even more ancient legend and the prototypes of Rip Van Winkle; related observances 

     National Sleepy Head Day -- Finland (the last person in the house to wake on this day is awakened with water, either thrown on him/her or the person is thrown into water; in honor of the story of the Saints of Ephesus)

     Seven Sleepers Day -- Ancient Latvian Calendar

     Siebenschlafer -- Germany (a weather prognostication day, if it rains today, there will be rain for seven weeks more)

Iglesia Ni Cristo Day -- Philippines

Ipip Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (festival for working on the king's tomb; date approximate)

Jose Celso Barbosa Day -- Puerto Rico

National Blunt Object Day -- this one is just weird, and no one wants to take the blame for starting it, either

National Creme Brulee Day

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day -- US

National Scotch Day

Over-The-Moon Night (Cows and Spoons) -- Fairy Calendar

St. Pantaleon's Day (Patron of bachelors, physicians, torture victims; against tuberculosis)

Take Your Houseplants For a Walk Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which claims doing this will orient them to their position on the earth and make them healthier (some websites mistakenly call it take your pants for a walk day!)

Victory Day -- North Korea

Walk on Stilts Day -- at your own risk always; sponsored by Bill "Stretch" Coleman, the Nine Foot Clown, who encourages everyone to walk on stilts to foster a chance to develop self-confidence, master balance and coordination, enjoy the challenge, and celebrate daring accomplishments at all ages     

War Martyrs' and Invalids' Day -- Vietnam

Birthdays Today

Ashlyn Sanchez, 1996

Cheyenne Kimball, 1990

Courtney Kupets, 1986

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, 1977

Alex Rodriguez, 1975

Maya Rudolph, 1972

Triple H, 1969

Julian McMahon, 1968

Maureen McGovern, 1949

Peggy Fleming, 1948

Betty Thomas, 1947

Bobbie Gentry, 1944

James Victor, 1939

Gary Gygax, 1938

Jerry Van Dyke, 1931

Norman Lear, 1922

Leo Ernest Durocher, 1905

Joseph Bert "Joe" Tinker, 1880

José Celso Barbosa, 1857

Alexandre Dumas, fils, 1824

Queen Hatshepsut, BC1508

Today in History

Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland to support Malcolm Canmore against Macbeth of Scotland, who usurped the Scottish throne from Malcolm's father, King Duncan; Macbeth is defeated at Dunsinane, 1054

Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan, 1549

The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports, 1663

A Royal Charter is granted to the Bank of England, 1694

The Russian Navy defeats the Swedes atthe Battle of Grengam, 1720

The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (later renamed Department of State), 1789

Robespierre is finally arrested, 1794

The Atlantic Cable is successfully completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time, 1866

Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting announce the discovery of the hormone insulin, 1921

The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny, 1940

RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvaging of wreckage of the RMS Titanic, 1987

A pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA, US, during the Summer Olympics, 1996

Photograph negatives purchased at a garage sale prove to be early works by photographer Ansel Adams, 2010

The first Przewalski’s horse (whose wild populations were believed extinct in 1969) to be conceived via artificial insemination is born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute as part of a worldwide effort to rebuild the wild herds, 2013

Fiat Chrysler is fined a record $105 million by US regulators over their number of car recalls, 2015

US congressman John Lewis becomes the first African American lawmaker to lie in state in the Rotunda in Washington D.C., 2020


  1. Glad that KikiCat got the treatment she needed - and thanks for the funnies.

  2. Sneaky hat! The military funnies were funny, but the children ones not! I can still remember those situations way too well.

  3. Wishing you a grand day, Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. I'm so glad I don't got small children anymore. What a life :D

  5. The purse hanging on the "dashboard" of the plane is so funny! The kid peeing down the dad's back, oh my!

  6. Lovely photos! Really love your photos.

  7. Carl is a whirlwind. Glad the kitty is okay and it will be angry until it's not. Funny how kitties do that, but pups don't.

    Love all the funnies. I think my favorite is the perfect picture and then you notice the little girl giving the photographer the bird.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. I am glad the kitty was OK. We have the same problem around here getting appointments unless you go to an emergency place. That photo with the kids with a Disney Princess , I almost missed the gesture :) XO

  9. We're also glad the kitty is okay! Boy, what a day that was. Love the photos!

  10. Happy Tuesday to you and fun post ~ I see a halo around your head for taking care of Carl ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. heerz hopin ya get better and stay better kikicat :) blessingz oh st francis two ewe ♥♥♥

    and 984 pawz UP two ewe BUGS~~~ ☺☺☺

  12. I love those kids and food pics, I've got one just like it of my older son that's just hysterical.

  13. Love your photo funnies, love Bugs Bunny and Carl is once again priceless!

  14. How on earth does a hat get behind the sock drawer?
    Those funnies, ha, babies and food.

  15. The funny photos/memes are great. The little kid with its face stuck against the window reminds me of a photo I have in one of my framed collages. :) That's one giant mouse trap. I don't think I want to try to catch that thing if it needs a trap this size. Maybe, it's time to call the exterminator. lol

  16. Secret garden is my favourite book

  17. I love the Secret Garden, I would love to have a garden like that. Sigh... OOh creme brulee day yum yum yum . Love the phoots of kids getting sinto mischief hahaha Take car emy friend.