Sunday, July 18, 2021

That's a Friend? (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

Grandpa spends several hours each week contacting people.  He has regular friends/relatives that he calls or emails every single week, just to see how they are, and he's been doing this for many years.  People appreciate it, they know he’s thinking of and praying for them.

Boudreaux done tell Thibodeaux, "I be goin' start sendin' de email to all my frien's, dat be de easy way to keep in touch."

An' Thibodeaux say, "Well, if dey be far 'way, or you don' see dem much when you be workin' dat one t'ing, but fo' you good frien's, dat be a bit lazy."

Well, Boudreaux done sen' Thibodeaux de email de nex' day, "Dis be you weekly check-in email.  How you be doin'?"

Thibodeaux done email back, "Lazy person fact #23875629663065093512 -- you was too lazy to read dat number!"

An' Boudreaux email again, "Mais!  You done got me dis time!"


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It was hosted by River, who still participates, and is now hosted by Elephant's Child.       

Another montage of whatever i've taken photos of, including the crepe myrtles, many of which have no bloomed or bloomed well.  The freeze a few months ago did take its toll.


Today is:

Anti-Bigot Day -- doesn't seem to be sponsored by any particular group, which is good on a day to practice tolerance of all

Constitution Day -- Uruguay

Galla Bayramy -- Turkmenistan (celebration of the wheat harvest)

Lake Superior Day -- info at the Lake Superior Forum   

Lunch of the Forward Goblins -- Fairy Calendar (not surprisingly, attended by Fairies only)

Luxembourg Beer Festival -- Diekirch, Luxembourg

Mandela Day -- UN

National Caviar Day -- no one knows how it started, but even The Russian Tea Room in New York has celebrated it for years and caviar importers know all about it; pair it with ice cold vodka or a Burgundian pinot or unoaked chardonnay, but never with champagne!

National Ice Cream Day -- by US Presidential proclamation on the 3rd Sunday of July each year; at this time of year, the trick is to eat it fast enough that it doesn't melt, but not so fast that you get a brain freeze!

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival -- Santa Fe, NM, US (highly acclaimed chamber music festival that draws international talent; through Aug. 24)

Tisha B'Av -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, through sunset today)

St. Theneva's Day (Patron of Glasgow, Scotland)

Vitulatio -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Vitula, goddess of exultation, joy, and life, is given the first fruits of the earth)

Wienermobile Day -- celebrating the creation, in 1936, of the now iconic vehicle by Oscar Mayer's nephew Carl

World Listening Day -- World Listening Project (this year's theme is "Future Listening") 

Anniversary Today:

Timothy Verner Taylor marries The Lady Helen Windsor, 1992

Bobby Brown marries Whitney Houston, 1992

Birthdays Today

Chace Crawford, 1985

Priyanka Chopra, 1982

Kristin Bell, 1980

Vin Diesel, 1967

Elizabeth McGovern, 1961

Ricky Skaggs, 1954

Richard Branson, 1950

Steve Forbes, 1947

James Brolin, 1941

Martha Reeves, 1941

Joe Torre, 1940

Dion DiMucci, 1939

Paul Verhoeven, 1938

Hunter S. Thompson, 1937

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1932

Dick Button, 1929

Screamin' Jay Hawkins, 1929

John Glenn, 1921

Nelson Mandela, 1918

Harriet Nelson, 1914

Richard "Red" Skelton, 1913

Hume Cronyn, 1911

Clifford Odets, 1906

Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa, 1906

George "Machine Gun" Kelly, 1895

Charles E. "Chick" Evans, Jr., 1890

Vidkun Quisling, 1887

Margaret "Unsinkable Molly" Brown, 1867

William Makepeace Thackeray, 1811

Gilbert White, 1720

Robert Hooke, 1635

Today in History

A Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome, BC390

The Great Fire of Rome begins in the merchant area of the city, 64

King Edward I of England issues the Edict of Expulsion, banishing all Jews (numbering about 16,000) from England; this was Tisha B'Av on the Hebrew calendar, a day that commemorates many Jewish calamities, 1290

Matthew Flinders leaves England to circumnavigate and map Australia; it was he who gave the continent its name, 1801

The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility, 1870

Britain introduced voting by secret ballot, 1872

Marie and Pierre Curie announce the discovery of a new element and propose to call it polonium, 1898

Adoph Hitler publishes Mein Kampf, 1925

The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California, 1968

Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics  at the 1976 Summer Olympics, 1976

Beverly Lynn Burns becomes first female Boeing 747 airline captain, 1984

On the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the Soufriere Hills volcano erupts; over the course of several years, it devastates the island, destroying the capital and forcing most of the population to flee, 1995

Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec's costliest natural disasters ever, 1996

Phoenix, AZ, US, is hit by a dust storm of the kind known as a "haboob", 2011

King Jong-un, son of King Jong-il, is announced the official Supreme Leader of North Korea, 2012

The 'immediate and severe' fiscal emergency declared by the U.S. city San Bernardino, California, allows it to declare bankruptcy without negotiating with creditors, 2012

Investigators on the case of the October 2012 Kunsthal gallery theft of paintings by Picasso, Matisse and Monet, discover paint, canvas and nails in the oven of a woman whose son has been charged with the crime, 2013

Detroit, Michigan files the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, 2013

PayPal is spun off from eBay as a separate publicly traded company on the NASDAQ, 2015

Google is fined a record $5.1 billion by the EU for abusing its power in the mobile phone market, 2018

The Hawai'i National Guard confirms that the current eruption of Kilauea volcano has destroyed 700 homes and added 700 acres to the size of the Big Island, 2018 


  1. Hooray for Anti-Bigot Day - which should be every day.
    You live in a very beautiful area. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Agreed EC, anti-bigot day should be everyday, or not necessary at all if all the bigots wise up.
    I love the "frog pad" mat with the gnomes and that big thermometer.

  3. Wonderful photos. I like the gnomes.

    God bless.

  4. Those are really nice photos, I like those gnomes!

  5. All your photos are wonderful, but the Frog thermometer beats them all. I'd like one, so that my brain could see and understand just how hot (or not) is XX degrees Fahrenheit :)

  6. You really have posted some great pictures - and as usual, the Cajun joke is brilliant!

  7. Great joke. Grandpa sounds sweet. Love the gnomes.

  8. Fun haiku with Grandpa ~ Lovely series of photos ~ like the Gnomes ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. What a nice grandpa you have :-)

    Haha @ the joke

    I enjoyed the photos those gnomes stood out heheh!

    Have a gnometastic Sunday 👍