Sunday, September 5, 2021

They Know Where The Good Stuff Is (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.

Yesterday i was finally able to get back to NOLA.  Miss Eva came in Uncle P’s truck.  She’s alternating vehicles to keep at least some gas in both of them, since the lines are long and may stay so for a bit longer.

Tee Boudreaux done be learn him to drive, an’ de firs’ t’ing Boudreaux know, Tee done be beggin’ fo’ dem to save up an’ buy him de sport car.

“Père,” he done say, “when we all done go on de camp trip to hunt o’ to fish, de rest goin’ be in dere spot car an’ dey’s goin’ leave me behin’!”

“Dey won’ leave you fo’ long, dey be back,” Boudreaux say.

“What fo’ you say dat?” Tee ax.

“If’n dey all be in de sport cars, dey’s not goin’ leave you ‘cause you goin’ be de one wit’ de food an’ de beer in de back you truck!”


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.       

Because of how busy the week has been, again i just show what i've managed to take on my phone this week, whatever it may be, mushrooms, storm damage, and sunrise/sunset photos.

Our fence, after we got it cobbled back together post storm.


Today is:

Be Late For Something Day -- sponsored by the Procrastinators' Club of America, Inc. (if they can get around to mentioning it in their newsletter, of course)

Father's Day -- Australia; Fiji; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea

Genesia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a day of the dead; date approximate)

Harvest Wine Celebration -- Livermore, CA, US (open-house visits to over 40 wineries)

Hassaku-sai -- Matsuo-taisha Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (rituals to ask the gods for mild weather, good harvests and safe homes)

International Day of Charity -- UN

Jupiter Stator Festival -- Ancient Roman Calendar (commemorates that Jupiter helped Romulus to stop the Sabine invasion under Titus Tatius)

Jury Rights Day -- marking the decision by a jury, in 1670, to not convict William Penn of laws which they considered unjust which would have prohibited him from the practice and preaching of his religion to a peaceably assembled congregation; this decision became the basis of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the US

National Cheese Pizza Day

Regata Storical (Historical Regatta) -- Venice, Italy (competition among two-oar racing gondolas, preceded by Venetian ceremonial boats)

Running of the Sheep -- Reed Point, MT (matched only by the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, hundreds of sturdy Montana bred woolies charge down the six blocks of the main street in town, plus there is a parade!)

St. Laurence Gustiani's Day (First Patriarch of Venice)

St. Teresa of Calcutta's Day (Mother Teresa); related:

     Dia e Lumturimit te Nene Terezes -- Albania

Sts. Zechariah and Elisabeth's Day -- Anglican and Eastern Orthodox Churches

Teacher's Day -- India

Wag and Carrot Fancying Day -- Fairy Calendar

Wakes Sunday -- Abbots Bromley, England (Complete with the traditional celebration of the Horn Dance tomorrow)

Anniversaries Today:

John Travolta marries Kelly Preston, 1991

Birthdays Today:

Kim Yu-Na, 1990

Rose McGowan, 1973

Dweezil Zappa, 1969

Kristian Alfonso, 1964

Cathy Guisewite, 1950

Dennis Dugan, 1946

Raquel Welch, 1940

William Devane, 1939

Carol Lawrence, 1934

Bob Newhart, 1929

Arthur C. Nielsen, 1923

John Cage, 1912

Arthur Koestler, 1905

Darryl F. Zanuck, 1902

Morris Carnovsky, 1897

Jesse James, 1847

Johann Christian Bach, 1735

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy"(TV), 1966

"No Mother To Guide Her"(Play), 1905

Today in History:

Peter the Great of Russia imposes a tax on beards, in an attempt to Westernize his people, 1698

The First Continental Congress is assembled in Philadelphia, 1774

The French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror, 1793

Napoleon surrenders Malta to Great Britian, 1800

Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas, 1836

The First Opium war begins in China, 1839

James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon, 1862

Sioux Chief Crazy Horse is killed, 1877

The First Labor Day Parade is held in NYC, 1882

The first gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 1885

The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin), 1906

The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger, 1932

The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade, 1961

A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attack and take hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 die in the attack and 9 die the following day, 1972

Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay, 1977

The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel, 1980

The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, came into force, 1991

Tuvalu joins the UN, 2000

For the first time, a browsable, analysable overview of four million functional elements of the human genome discovered to date are made available to the public, 2012

The World Health Organization estimates that 1,900 people have died from the Ebola virus out of 3,500 infected in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, 2015

Erramatti Mangamma of Hyderabad, India, becomes the world's oldest living mother giving birth to twins at age 74, 2019


My Tata's Cottage said...

Stunning skies. Oh that the Cajuns. Many prayers for all affected by the storm. We never know when trouble will come our way. I appreciate all the prayers I have had from others. I love the birthday list. Cathy Guiswaite wrote the Cathy comic strip. Still love that today. Aaack! That was Cathy's line when her mom came calling. Take care. Love all the lovely photos.

River said...

Tee would do well to listen to Boudreaux on this.
Sorry to see the storm damage, but that second sunset photo is glorious.

Cruisin Paul said...

Last night it rained and I thought about you Mimi. I kept wondering about what must have taken place during the hurricane.

Cruisin Paul

pilch92 said...

Cute joke. I imagine there are mushrooms everywhere near you after all that rain. We had almost 5inches of rain and a lot popped up.

Brian said...

Those sky photos are really pretty amazing!

Elephant's Child said...

Boudreaux was very right.
Thank you for capturing the beauty as well as the destruction.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

THat Boudreaux is a smart guy...and I love your phots, the sky shots are spectacular!

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Give me a practical car any day. Boudreaux is so rigth. Stunning sunsets and frightening storm vistas. THank you.