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:
SENIOR DRESS CODE
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!
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)
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