Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Tempest in a Coffee Pot, and Funnies, and 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 

This past several days, with cat sitting/watering plants twice a day (before and after work) has me so far behind on blog reading i wonder if i'll catch up by Christmas.

The spam calls about "your Social Security account" have started again.  This time, they want to "help" me apply for Social Security disability.  Face it, the only help they really want is to help themselves to your bank account.  It's not rude to ignore their calls and not answer, i promise, even if they did leave a message.

Sweetie called me with a tragedy while i was at work.  "I was in the middle of making coffee this morning, and the coffee maker just up and died on me!  It was awful!  It spit all of the grounds out all over the place and then the heating element went out, and I didn't get my coffee this morning so I had to go to McDonalds!"

In our house, not having coffee is torture, so plans were made right away to procure a new coffee maker.  The last one was $10 at MallMart.  As i told him, be prepared for sticker shock.  More than twice that amount was spent, but we now have a coffee maker that will turn itself off after two hours.  No more worrying when Sweetie forgets to unplug and turn off the coffee maker.

 Okay, time for the fun stuff.  

I'm not certain, but I think they

Next up, what do you think of when you hear that a woman weighs 320 pounds?  Keeping that in mind:  

The world's tallest woman is 7'4" and weighs 320.  Now we know the rest of us aren't overweight, just too short!

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama / World Tibet Day -- Tibetan Diaspora, to bring awareness to the cause of restoring freedom to Tibet

Buy Yourself a Toy You Always Wanted As a Child Day -- internet sites that list this suggest you then donate it to a child in need

Carnival Tuesday -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Day of the Capital -- Kazakhstan

Ettelbruck Rememberance Day -- Ettelbruck, Luxembourg (remebrance of Patton's 3rd Army liberating the area from the Nazis)

Feast of Isaiah the Prophet -- Roman Catholic 

Fill an Aquarium Day -- they are fun and entertaining; probably spread around the internet by an afficionado who wants to share the love

Independence Day / National Day -- Comoros (1975)

Independence Day / Republic Day -- Malawi (1964)

International Kissing Day / World Kissing Day -- noted everywhere, but not sponsored; that doesn't matter, kiss someone you love today!  (and by the way, kissing burns 6 calories a minute)

Iriya no Asagao-ichi -- Kishibo-Jin Shrine, Taito Ward, Tokyo (morning glory flower festival, buy one for good luck, through the 8th)

Ivan Kupala Day -- Belarus; Poland; Russia; Ukraine (through tomorrow; Feast of St. John the Baptist in Orthodox Churches using the Julian Calendar)

Jan Hus Day -- Czech Republic

King Mindaugas Day / Statehood Day -- Lithuania

Los Sanfermines -- Pamplona, Spain (bull running, through the 14th; don't be bored, be gored! a part of the San Fermin Festival)

Ludi Apollinares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (first day of games in honor of Apollo; through the 13th)

Millenial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (through the 14th)

National Fried Chicken Day

Old Albums are Frisbees Day -- if you have nothing to play them on, and they are scratched anyway, why not?

Ra o te Ui Ariki -- Cook Islands (House of Ariki[Tribal Chief])

St. Godelieve of Ghistelles's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, healthy throats, in-law problems, throat diseases, victims of abuse, victims of verbal spouse abuse)

St. Maria Goretti's Day (Patron of children, teen girls, martyrs, poor people, rape victims, young people; Albano, Italy; against poverty, the death of parents)

Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day -- because your online business depends on keeping him/her happy and well fed; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Unity Day -- Zambia

Anniversary Today:

Prince George Frederick Ernest Albert (King George V) marries Princess Victoria Mary of Teck (Queen Mary), 1893

Birthdays Today

Matthew O'Leary, 1987

Gregory Smith, 1983

Tia and Tamera Mowry, 1978

Jennifer Saunders, 1958

Kenny G, 1956

Allyce Beasley, 1954

Grant Goodeve, 1952

Hilary Mantel, 1952

Geoffrey Rush, 1951

George W. Bush, 1946

Sylvester Stallone, 1946

Burt Ward, 1945

Ned Beatty, 1937

Dalai Lama, 1935

Della Reese, 1932

Janet Leigh, 1927

Pat Paulsen, 1927

Merv Griffin, 1927

Bill Haley, 1925

William Schallert, 1922

Nancy Reagan, 1921

Sebastian Cabot, 1918

Laverne Andrews, 1915

Frida Kahlo, 1907

Beatrix Potter, 1866

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1781

John Paul Jones, 1747

Debuting/Premiering Today:

A Hard Day's Night(Film), 1964

"Name That Tune"(TV), 1953

"Judith"(Play), 1840

Today in History

Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) is crowned King of England, 1189

Papal bull of Pope Clement VI protecting Jews during the Black Death, 1348

Jan Hus is burned at the stake, 1415

Richard III is crowned King of England, 1483

Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River, 1484

Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII, 1535

Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, 1573

The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States, 1785

In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held, 1854

Lyman Reed Blake receives the first patent for a machine to sew the sole of a shoe on to the upper, 1958

Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies; the patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog, 1885

David Kalakaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint, at the hands of the Americans, to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights, 1887

Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain, 1892

The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship, 1919

The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park; the American League defeats the National League, 4–2, 1933

The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed, 1939

Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse, 1942

The Hartford Circus Fire, one of America's worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut, 1944

Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France, 1986

The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years, 2006

Exiled Tibetans are banned from celebrating the Dalai Lama's birthday as Nepalese authorities fear they will turn into anti-Chinese demonstrations, 2011

Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released, 2016

France announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, Paraguay has eliminated malaria within its borders, 2018


  1. So many smiles in one post. Thank you.

  2. That baby and the statue; it had me laughing out loud.
    Thank you!

  3. Love the funnies. Thank you.
    Take care of yourself. Please.

  4. Good funnies! We think 100 of the tall lady pounds are in her chest area! Good funnies. Gramma got a cheap $10 coffeemaker at Mallmart too and it has lasted a long time. One day it will probably explode too.

  5. I'd like to go cycling with dolphins. After all, if we can learn to swim; why can't they learn to cycle?

    God bless.

  6. We have a back up plan for coffee if the pot dies. We never go without coffee. It's indeed a huge emergency. I love your husbands reactions to things.

    Love all the funnies. It's good to laugh.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  7. Happy Tuesday to you ~ fun post and so glad you got a new coffee maker ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. That is some big lady and those were sure good funnies!

  9. WOW, WOW what a beautiful woman, 7'4'' over 300 lb and beautiful. Sorry Mimi, I'm dreaming again. LOL

    Cruisin Paul

  10. W O W ! That is the tallest lady ever! I think we are just too short! Oh Maxine, she is the snarkiest isn't she? HaHa Good to be here. Have a wonderful week. HUGS and LOVE

  11. Yep she is one tall drink of champagne. Love that it is the Dali Lama's Birthday. Please release Tibet!

  12. cracking up at the baby !!!!☺☺☺

    hay, we filled de aquariumz heer in trout towne; made a my tee tastee LUNCH BRAKE !!! ☺☺♥♥

  13. Glad you were able to get a new coffee maker right away. I am such a coffee addict that I keep a spare one. :) When my mom and I are out, we do get Mcd;s coffee and prefer it to Dunkin or Starbucks.

  14. We're the same way with coffee, have to have it no matter what. Our coffeemaker died in the height of covid. I told Hubs I was putting on masks, gloves and glasses and would be in and out of the store in about 5 minutes, but we were not going even one day without coffee.

  15. Good ones. That is some 7'4" of va va voom!

  16. Mimi your post rocks (as always) I love all your jokes/memes today too! And coffee makers. I sure hope mine dies not break, I'm 2 hours from the nearest store that sells one! Now you guys got me thinking.

  17. I have a stainless steel French Press. I don't think its possible for it to break. I've tried.