Sunday, October 31, 2021

Diet Season (Cajun Joke) and Halloween Sunday Selections

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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, Grandma and i were listing what we will be needing for the upcoming holiday meals.  Holiday season, also known as weight-gain season, will be followed by diet season.


Clothile done tole Marie she goin' be tryin' lose a few pound befo' de holidays come.


Marie done call to ax, "How it be goin' wit' de diet?"


An' Clothile say, "Dis be de firs' day an' I done got rid o' all de bad food in de house.  Mais, it were all delicious!"



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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.       


Happy Halloween!
































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Today is:


Admission Day -- Nevada, US


Allantide -- Cornwall, England


All Hallows Eve -- Christian


Apple and Candle Night -- Wales


Books for Treats Day -- San Jose, CA, US (give gently used books to kids, not candy -- feed their brains, not their cavities!)


Chiang Kai-Shek Day -- Taiwan


Daylight Saving Time ends -- Aland Islands; Albania; Andorra; Antarctica (Troll Station); Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland; Guernsey; Holy See (Vatican City); Hungary; Ireland; Isle of Man; Israel; Italy; Jersey; Kosovo; Latvia; Lebanon; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia; Malta; Mexico; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Norway; Palestinian Territories; Poland; Portugal; Romania; San Marino; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Western Sahara 

     National Sleep-In Day -- begun by those who want you to spend the extra hour gained resetting your clocks catching up on your ZZZZ's

     Zero Tasking Day -- spend the extra hour gained when turning the clocks back doing nothing, just practice being


Day of the Seven Billion -- day in 2011 the UN declared the world population to have reached 7,000,000,000     


Dia de las Iglesias Evangelicas y Protestantes -- Chile (Day of Evangelical and Protestant Churches/Reformation Day)


Dias de los Muertos -- Mexico, esp. Michoacan and Oaxaca (through Nov. 2; ceremonies, sand sculptures, decorated altars, and parties through the nights in the cemetaries)


Dookie Apple Night -- Newcastle, England


Duck Apple Night -- Liverpool, England


Feast of Sekhmet Bast Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)


Festival of Inner Worlds -- Pagan (fight between the old and new year)


Founder's Day -- Girl Scouts of the USA (Juliette Gordon Low's birth anniversary)


Ghostwriter's Day


Hallowe'en or Beggar's Night


Increase Your Psychic Powers Day -- originated in England in the 19th century, some celebrated on the 30th


Jounen Kweyol -- Dominica; Saint Lucia (Creole Day, one of the biggest and most colorful celebrations in both of these countries, celebrating the Creole language and culture)


Martyr's Day -- Burkina Faso


National Candy/Caramel Apple Day


National Knock-Knock Joke Day

     Knock, Knock

     Who's There?

     Police.

     Police who?

     Police stop telling knock-knock jokes!


National Magic Day -- Society of American Magicians (in honor of Harry Houdini, who died on this day in 1926, and who was president of the SoAM)     


National UNICEF Day


Nut-Crack Night -- England; Scotland


Old Celtic New Year's Eve


Out of the Broom Closet Day -- Pagan, Heathen, and all earth-based and ethnic religions


Reformation Day/Reformation Sunday -- Protestant Christian 

     Official Holiday -- Germany; Slovenia (observed tomorrow)


Samhain (northern hemisphere) / Beltane (southern hemisphere) -- Druids, Gaels, Welsh peoples, Neopagans, Wiccans (begins at sunset)


Scare a Friend Day -- just not so much that s/he isn't a friend any more


Senior Absurdity Day -- Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY, US (a day the kids look forward to each year)


Sneak Some of the Candy Yourself Before the Kids Start Knocking Day


St. Quentin's Day (Patron against coughs)


St. Wolfgang of Ratisbon's Day (Patron of apoplexics, carpenters, paralysed people, stroke victims; Regensburg, Germany; against apoplexy, paralysis, stomach diseases, strokes)


Thump-the-Door Night -- Isle of Mann


Trick or Treat Night


Vetmaetr -- Norse Calendar (Winter Nights; beginning of winter, the New Year, and the start of Odin leading the Wild Hunt)


Visit a Cemetery Day


Youth Honor Day -- Iowa, US




Anniversaries Today:


Mt. Rushmore is completed, 1941

Nevada becomes the 36th US State, 1864



Birthdays Today:


Robert "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle, 1967

Adam Horovitz, 1966

Dermot Mulroney, 1963

Rob Schneider, 1963

Peter Jackson, 1961

Larry Mullen, Jr., 1961

John Candy, 1950

Jane Pauley, 1950

Deidre Hall, 1947

Stephen Rea, 1943

David Ogden Stiers, 1942

Ron Rifkin, 1939

Michael Landon, 1936

Dan Rather, 1931

Michael Collins, 1930

Barbara Bel Geddes, 1922

Dale Evans, 1912

Ethel Waters, 1896

Chaing Kai-shek, 1887

Juliette Gordon Low, 1860

John Keats, 1795

William Paca, 1740

Jan Vermeer, 1632



Debuting/Premiering Today:


"Car Talk"(Radio), 1987 (national debut, ten years after their start as a local show in Boston)

"Jamaica"(Musical), 1957

"Capricio Espagnol"(Rimsky-Korsakov Op. 34), 1887

"Tamerlano"(Handel opera, HWV 18), 1724



Today in History:


Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites after their return to Jerusalem from exile, BC445

First All Hallows Eve observed to honor all the saints, 834

Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg church door, marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, 1517

Georg Ludwig van Hannover is crowned as the English King George I, 1714

Execution of Girondins at Paris during the Reign of Terror, 1793

Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents the miner's safety lamp, 1815

A standard uniform is approved for US Postal workers, 1868

A tropical cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die, 1876

John Boyd Dunlop patents the pneumatic bicycle tire, 1888

Arthur Conan Doyle publishes "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", 1892

Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States, 1913

The Battle of Beersheba of WWI marks the last successful cavalry charge in history, 1917

The first of 160 consecutive days of 100°F + temps at Marble Bar, Australia, 1923

World Savings Day is announced in Milan, Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress, 1924

Mt. Rushmore sculptures are completed, 1941

The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal, 1956

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards, 1984

EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board, 1999

Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted, 1999

Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station, which has been continually crewed since, 2000

Surfer Bethany Hamilton loses her left arm and 3 liters of blood in a tiger shark attack; within a month she would be back on her board, and competing again within the year, 2003

The NYSE reopens after its first weather related shut down since the late 19th century; the two-day closure was due to Hurricane Sandy, 2012

In a landmark verdict, the Pakistani Supreme Court acquits a Christian woman of blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed after she has spent eight years on death row, 2018

A fire destroys most of the historic Shuri Castle, once seat of the Ryukyu Kingdom, on the island of Okinawa, Japan, 2019

13 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Love the Halloween decorations you see. There is nothing like it here. One house has a few wisps of tulle as fog.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Wonderful Halloween decorations. Thanx Mimi.

God bless.

Keith's Ramblings said...

I honestly did laugh out loud at the last line of the story! Brilliant. As for the pics, spooky!

Tabor said...

The south always seems to know how to do Halloween!

carol l mckenna said...

Fun Cajun joke and awesome Halloween Decorations photos ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Brian said...

Y'all really do have some wonderful decorations! Happy Halloween from all of us!

pilch92 said...

Cute joke. I like all the decorations. Happy Halloween!

stevebethere said...

Loved all that Halloween decor brilliant

Loved the joke haha

Have a trickortreattastic evening 🎃

joeh said...

I think it is almost always "Diet Season" for me.

River said...

I love all those fantastic yard decorations!
I do the same as Clothilde, get rid of all the bad stuff by eating it.

Lee said...

I think everyone needs some Halloween fun and games. I think everyone needs some fun! :)

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Oh, the poor German protestant children won't have a day off this year ;) At least in the Northern parts. When we lived in Germany for a year the 31st was a Saturday, so all were cheated of their day off - Catholics have Nov. 1st (all Saints) off ;)
Your cajun joke was good!

Anne M Robinson said...

I love the Cajuns always! So much goodness that you share with us. Thank you