Tuesday, July 13, 2021

People Are Funny, 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 

Carl gave me a run for the money yesterday.

His work hours have been changed for the summer, he has to be at work at 7am instead of 9am.  That means i get there at 6am to make sure he has packed his cold vest, extra ice packs, water, tea, and snacks.  Yes, that's for a 4 hour shift.

Have i mentioned the saga of the hangers?  Somehow i think i haven't.

There's a bit of a situation with clothes hangers in that house.  Carl's mom, Ms. V, will buy him new shirts or shorts for work, and he will run short of hangers.  She then says, "Just tell me if you need more hangers, we've got plenty!"

When i do tell her he needs more, she brings some from the other closets in the house.  Then a couple of weeks later she will start asking if Carl has more than he needs, as she is running short elsewhere.

Eventually, she will come in and take any extra hangers out of his closet between my visits, and the whole saga of not having enough for Carl starts over again.

If i mention buying more hangers, i am told, "But we have plenty!"

Yes, i laugh, people are funny.

Speaking of funny:


Many of us "Old Folks" (those over 50, WAY over 50, or hovering near 50) are quite confused about how we should present ourselves. We are unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not

 we are correct as we try to Conform to current fashions. Despite what

 you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT

 go together And should be avoided:

1. A nose ring and bifocals

2. Spiked hair and bald spots

3. A pierced tongue and dentures

4. Miniskirts and support hose

5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads

6. Speedo's and cellulite

7. A belly button ring and a gall bladder surgery scar

8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor

9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge

10. Bikinis and liver spots

11. Short shorts and varicose veins

12. Inline skates and a walker

And last, but not least 

13. Thongs and Depends!  

A couple of interesting wedding announcements:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Barbershop Music Appreciation Day -- anniversary of the founding of Sweet Adelines International

Beans and Franks Day

Embrace Your Geekness Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, celebrate your love of online dungeon games, comic books, or dressing up like a vampire

Feast of Kalimat (Words) -- Baha'i Faith

Fool's Paradise Day -- a day to figure out how a fool can achieve paradise?  or how it can be paradise if it is full of fools?

Go West Day -- commemorates Horace Greeley's "Go West, young man, and grow up with the country."

Gruntled Workers Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; those of us who are gruntled, as opposed to the disgruntled, should unite and pass along some "great work" compliments to those doing a good job

International Puzzle Day -- some sites say Jan. 29, but today is Erno Rubik's birthday

La Retraite Aux Flambeaux -- France (night watch, before Bastille Day)

National French Fries Day

Obon (Ulambana) -- Buddhist; Shinto (Festival of the Lanterns, a time of honoring the ancestors, a reunion of them with the living; through the 15th, although Obon festivals are held on various dates in July at temples throughout the world)

Statehood Day -- Montenegro

St. Henry the Emperor's Day (Patron of childless people, disabled people, dukes, handicapped people, kings, people rejected by religious orders, physically challenged people; Bamberg, Germany; Basel, Switzerland; Benedictine Oblates; against sterility)

St. Joel the Prophet's Day (Old Testament prophet of the Book of Joel)

Birthdays Today

Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb, 1963

Cameron Crowe, 1957

Jane Hamilton, 1957

Michael Spinks, 1956

Louise Mandrell, 1954

Cheech Marin, 1946

Erno Rubik, 1944

Harrison Ford, 1942

Roger McGuinn, 1942

Robert Forster, 1941

Patrick Stewart, 1940

Jack Kemp, 1935

Wole Soyinka, 1934

David Storey, 1933

Bob Crane, 1928

Dave Garroway, 1913

Nathan Bedford Forrest, 1821

Julius Caesar, BC100

Today in History

Capt James Cook begins 2nd trip (Resolution) to South Seas, 1772

William Wordsworth, on a walking tour through the Wye Valley, visited the ruins of Tintern Abbey and a few miles further on composed a poem about them, 1798

Greek War of Independence: Greeks defeated Ottoman forces at Thermopylae, 1822

Henry R Schoolcraft discovers the source of the Mississippi River, 1832

After 9,957 unnumbered patents, the U.S. Patent Office issues Patent No. 1, for locomotive wheels, 1836

Queen Victoria becomes the first British monarch to live at Buckingham Palace in London, 1837

First day of the New York Draft Riots in response to President Abraham Lincoln's Enrolment Act of Conscription, 1863

Horace Greeley publishes his editorial advising young men to "Go West, young man, go west and grow up with the country," 1865

PT Barnum's American Museum was destroyed in one of the most spectacular fires in New York City's history, 1865

Gold was discovered near Cochrane, Ontario, Canada, 1909

The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight, 1919

Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in, 1973

The Live Aid benefit concert, a telecast fundraising concert for famine relief in Ethiopia, was held in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Sydney and Moscow, 1985

American Thoroughbred racehorse Cigar wins his 16th consecutive top-class race, the first horse to do so since Triple Crown winner Citation, 1996

Researchers reveal two studies showing the antiretroviral drugs prescribed to treat AIDS can also prevent HIV infections, 2011

The Eurozone countries agree to a conditional deal to lend €86bn over 3 years if Greece passes reforms, 2015

Drought helps to reveal the outline of a previously unknown 5,000 year-old henge at New Grange, Ireland, 2018


  1. Great cartoons, Mimi. Thank you so much.

    God bless.

  2. Carl is definitely a handful.
    Thank you for the funnies.

  3. Someone should just go buy those hangers at the dollar store for Carl so he has plenty! We love the Senior dressing list, quite funny as well as Maxine!

  4. I love your photos .they are great

  5. I agree with you, people are funny. Good thing you have only one Carl as your client.

  6. I always enjoy your posts about Carl. He's a whirlwind. Love the hanger issue. It's a vicious cycle.

    Love all the funnies. You know how I love Maxine.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  7. You have the patience of a saint with Carl and the saga of hangers! Have a sweet day!

  8. My son-in-law is not Carl. Now that he has moved in, he keeps his area of the house cleaner than my part. My housekeeper can skip his rooms.

  9. That is funny. Hangers are pretty cheap, she should just buy some more. Love the things that don't go together. :) XO

  10. Carl sure is a unique one, he needs a plane for all of his hangers. Those funnies were darn good today!

  11. What gruesome combinations!
    Rubik's birthday! Hooray!

  12. Fun post with lots of great pics and sayings ~ you need some humor after cleaning up after Carl ~ what a trip he is. Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Carl's little place is quite nice. Had to laugh at the toothbrush-toilet paper comparing jobs.

  14. Maxine is hilarious! But what I really loved in your funnies today was the "You are here" sign the rats saw in the snake's belly! Hahaha!

  15. Oh Maxine, so ornery. If I lived close I would give you hangers. Plastic, Velvet, you name it, I have it! Carl's saga is always fun for us to hear. Not as much fun for you somedays I imagine.