Sunday, July 25, 2021

What No One Notices (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.

Every time i am heading down to NOLA, especially if i am bringing Coda, i have to get my cleaning supplies out of the car and try to tidy it up so she will fit.

No, i'm not very consistent about cleaning out my car, why do you ask?

Boudreaux done be knowed fo' hims car havin' ever't'in' in it but a kitchen sink (dat be in de back o' de pick-em-up truck, waitin' fo' him to install in de workshop).

One day, Thibodeaux done be razzin' him 'bout de car, an' he say, "Mais!  Allus people say what a messy car you gots, but not one time do dey say, wow, you don' litter!"


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 week of bits of this and that.  The first is what happened when i tried to take a picture and moved the camera too much, it was an odd effect and came out looking almost like a drawing.

The church is finally having a meal again.

Impatient to go see Lulu.

Grass Kickers Lawn Service!

Coda plays fetch.

Is it just me, or does this first cherub seem to have much more of a sarcastic smirk than the second, which is just smiling?

Ms. G finally has a new driveway.


Today is:

Act Like A Caveman Day -- internet generated, just to be fun, especially if your neighbors think you are crazy anyway

Asalha Puja Day -- Buddhism (Buddhist "Lent" begins)

Auntie's Day® -- as begun by The Savvy Auntie, celebrating those who chose to take on the active role of being an Auntie     

Bayreuther Festspiele -- Bayreuth, Germany (Wagner festival, through Aug. 28)

Be Adamant About Something Day -- it's good practice

Commonwealth Constitution Day -- Puerto Rico

Culinarian's Day -- another one here because of the internet, but a good excuse to let your inner chef go wild, and enjoy the results

Ebernoe Horn Fair -- Sussex, England (ancient horn fairs were pagan fertility rites, now just a fun time for all)

Eve of the Hathor Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival of the Knee-Knockers -- Fairy Calendar

Full Buck Moon a/k/a Full Thunder Moon or Full Hay Moon; related observances

     Adhi-Esala Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

     Waso Full Moon / Dhamma Cakka Day -- Myanmar

Furrinalia -- Ancient Etruscan Calendar (Furrina, goddess of the sacred grove and spring on Janniculum hill)

      also Ancient Roman Calendar (to honor those who searched for underground water sources)

Guanacaste Day -- Costa Rica

Guayaquil Day -- Guayaquil, Ecuador

Heyannir month commences -- Icelandic Calendar (Harvest Month, literally translates "Hay Working")

Ilyap'a -- Ancient Inca Calendar (festival of the lightning god; date approximate)

International Bog Day

Mi'kmaq Pilgrimage to St. Anne Mission -- Mi'kmaq First Nations of Canada and Maine 

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

Parent's Day -- US 

Procession of the Penitents -- Veurne, Belgium (passion play dating back to the 15th century)

Ragbrai / Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa(TM) -- Iowa, US (the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world; through the 31st)

Ranggeln -- Mt. Hundstein, Germany (traditional form of wresting, called ranggeln, in honor of St. Jacob's Day [which most celebrate on July 25]; this particular festival harks back to the pre-Christian Lughnasadh celebrations, which went through Aug. 1 and contained athletic events)

Republic Day -- Tunisia

Soma-Nomaoi -- Haramachi City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (wild horse chase which recreates a battle from over 1,000 years ago; through Monday)

St. Christopher's Day (Patron of archers, automobile drivers/motorists, bachelors, boatmen, bookbinders, busdrivers, cab drivers,epileptics, fruit dealers, fullers, gardeners, lorry drivers, mariners, market carriers, porters, sailors, taxi drivers, transportation/transporation workers, travellers, truck drivers/truckers, watermen; Baden, Germany; Barga, Italy; Brunswick, Germany; Fubine, Italy; Havana, Cuba; Mecklenburg, Germany; Rab, Croatia, St. Christopher's Island; Saint Kitts; Toses, Girona, Calalonia, Spain ;for a holy death; against bad dreams, epilepsy, floods, hailstorms, lightning, pestilence, storms, sudden death, toothache)

St. James' Day (The Apostle, brother of St. John and son of Zebedee, the first Apostle martyred; Patron of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, arthritis sufferers, blacksmiths, equestrians and horsemen, furriers, knights, laborers, pilgrims, soldiers, tanners, veterinarians; Altopascio, Lucca, Italy; Antigua, Guatemala; Bangued, Philippines; Brentino Belluno, Italy; Caltagirone, Italy; Cassine, Italy; Chile; Cicala, Catanzaro, Italy; Comitini, Italy; Compostela, Spain; Galicia, Spain; Gavi, Italy; Guatemala; Hettstedt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany; Jemez Indian Pueblo; Loiza, Puerto Rico; Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Montreal, Canada; Nicaragua; Pistoia, Italy; Rivarolo Canavese, Italy; Sahuayo, Mexico; Seattle, Washington; Spain; Tesuque Indian Pueblo; against arthritis and rheumatism; sometimes called Jacob, the Latinized version of his name, also Iago and Jaques in Romance languages) related observances

     Dia Nacional de Galicia -- Galicia, Spain (National Day of Galicia, a/k/a Apostole Santiago, St. James the Apostle's Day)

     The Pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela -- Galicia, Spain (one of the world's largest pilgrimages still, to the church that has the supposed relics of St. James, culminates on the Saint's feast day)

     Loiza Aldea Fiesta -- Puerto Rico

Valencia Fair Battle of the Flowers -- Valencia, spain (conclusion and highlight of the Valencia Fair, with a parade and thousands of carnations thrown from floats, making a magical carpet of petals for all to enjoy)

Video Games Day -- yet another one, this on the founding of the "U.S. National Video Game Team" 

Birthdays Today

James Lafferty, 1985

Brad Renfro, 1982

Louise Brown, 1978

Matt LeBlanc, 1967

Illeana Douglas, 1965

Iman, 1965

Walter Payton, 1954

Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond, 1941

Barbara Harris, 1935

Midge Decter, 1927

Estelle Getty, 1923

Jack Gilford, 1907

Walter Brennan, 1894

Maxfield Parrish, 1870

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Chorus Line"(Musical), 1975

"You Can't Hurry Love"(Single release), 1966

Today in History

Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler, 285

Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops, 306

The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings, 864

Sebastián de Belalcázar, on his search for El Dorado, founds the city of Santiago de Cali, Colombia, 1536

Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, 1567

Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism, 1593

James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of England, bringing the Kingdoms of England and Scotland into personal union; political union would occur later, 1603

Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México, 1693

British governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council order the deportation of the Acadians; thousands of Acadians are sent to the British Colonies in America, France and England, and some later move to Louisiana, while others resettle in New Brunswick, 1755

Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain), 1797

Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua, 1824

The first commercial use of an electric telegraph is successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone between Euston and Camden Town in London, 1837

The Japanese daimyo begin returning their land holdings to the emperor as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms, 1869

Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it, 1908

Sir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure, 1917

The first transatlantic two-way radio broadcast takes place, 1920

Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established, 1925

At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team, 1946

Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51, 1956

The Republic of Tunisia is proclaimed, 1957

Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby" is born, 1978

Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, which formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948, 1994

K.R. Narayanan is sworn-in as India's 10th president and the first Dalit— formerly called "untouchable"— to hold this office, 1997

Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground, 2000

Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first woman president, 2007

Wikileaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history, 2010

Scientists in Britain identify the mechanism causing human allergy to cats; they believe a general cure for the condition could be available in the next five years, 2013

News of a liquid lake found on Mars under its South Pole by the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter is reported in "Science", 2018

Asteroid 2019OK, which is large enough to be dubbed a “city killer,” passes about 45,000 miles from Earth, which is closer than the Moon, 2019


  1. Yet another wonderful selection. Thank you.

  2. Beautiful sky shots. We are still not able to attend physical church. Nice photos of Coda. Happy weekend.

  3. Oh, but Boudreaux is right. A messy car is way better than littering.
    Saint Jacob's day on a Sunday! That means a jubille celebration down there. Thanks for reminding me. They are going to swing the gigantic censers in 1½ hours! I'd like to go there again!

  4. Lovely sky photos. Yes, that angel is smirking.

    God bless.

  5. A lovely sunset love from Poland

  6. Have a beautiful Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. I've always said, "My car is my locker."
    (bookbinders, epileptics, and lorry drivers, huh?)

  8. No littering is a good thing!

  9. Great joke, that is a good point. Nice photos and yes, that first cherub looks a little fresh. :)

  10. I think both the cherubs are smirking. I love the evening photos where the houses and trees are dark against the sunset.
    Who is the church dinner for? Churchgoers? Elderly? Homeless?

  11. I've known a lot of Bourdreaus in my life! They don't litter, either! ;)
    Smirking cherubs, congregational dinners and sunsets. Lovely colletcion!

  12. Beautiful sky photos! Oh my goodness I love Bourdeaux. Oh the cherubs are cute but the first one does have that ornery look heeheehee. I think my nieces husband got the virus from attending church. He is young, in his 40's and his memory loss is really terrible. Very sad. I worship God everyday so I am ok with it not attending in large crowds. I guess it is just me. I've been happy with my small circle of people. I am not a big shoulder to shoulder concert goer or anything. Can not afford the ridiculous prices hahaha. I saw Alan Jackson was coming to Denver and tickets were running $25-50 yet these other so called talented performers want upward $600-800 no thank you.