Sunday, October 10, 2021

Doesn't Matter How You Say It (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.

While talking to Grandma, Sweetie and Miss Eva yesterday, the topic of how words are pronounced in the NOLA area came up, and that led to a discussion of colloquialisms.

Boudreaux done be tellin' Clothile, "Thibodeaux an' me be goin' out tonight an' laissez les bons temps rouler!"

An' Clothile say, "Boudreaux, you speak you own language better'n dat!  You know dat jes' be de English words translate into bad French, wit' terr'ble grammar!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, when we be lettin' de good times roll down at de HubbaHubba Lounge, we don't be worryin' 'bout de grammar at all!"


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.       

First up this week, very interesting bathroom decor i ran across:

Second, because i haven't been too many places and have been busy when there, sunset photos, which seems to be about all i get to these days.


Today is:

Alex Kivi Day a/k/a Kivi Day -- Finland (The Day of Finnish Literature)

Arbor Day -- Poland

Bonza Bottler Day

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Squid Day/Cuttlefish Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; today, celebrate the tentacular species

Cirio de Nazare -- Belem, Brazil (two week Feast of Cirio begins in Belem [St. Mary of Bethlehem])

Clergy Appreciation Day

Curacao Day -- Curacao

Double Tenth Day/National Day -- China; Taiwan (In remembrance of the revolution against the Imperial Manchu Dynasty.)

Festival for Juno Moneta -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Juno as goddess of money)

Grandmother's Day -- FL, US

Independence Day / Deed of Cession Day -- Fiji(1970)

Journee Nationale de la Femme Marocaine -- Morocco (National Women's Day)

Kruger Day -- South Africa

KWP Foundation Day -- North Korea (1945)

Maroons Day -- Suriname (celebration of indigenous peoples)

Moi Day -- Kenya

National Angel Food Cake Day

National Cake Decorating Day -- some websites say today, some say the 17th

National Handbag Day -- started by

National Metric Week -- US (yes, it's no fun to switch; get over it and learn, it's good for your brain!  always the week that includes 10/10)  

Naval Academy Day -- US

St. Francis Borgia's Day (Patron of Portugal; Rota, Marianas; against earthquakes)

St. Paulinus of York's Day (Patron of Rochester, England)

Tag der Volksabstimmung -- Austria (Referendum Day)

Warai Matsuri -- Kawanabe, Wakayama, Japan (a laughing festival, in which wine flows and this place earns its name as one of the happiest places on earth; one legend about the laughter is that one of the spirits of the shrine didn't wake in time for a meeting, and was laughed at, so now everyone laughs)

War of Independence Anniversary -- Cuba

White Sunday -- Samoa and American Samoa (children wear white to church and run the church services, are served a special meal, and recieve new church clothes for the upcoming year)

World Day Against the Death Penalty -- International

World Homeless Day -- no one should be homeless   

World Mental Health Day -- International

World Porridge Day -- celebrating Scotland's traditional national dish    

Anniversaries Today:

Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., marries Katherine Anne "Kiki" Gershman, 1993

Richard Burton marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1975 (second time)

The United States Naval Academy opened with 50 midshipmen and 7 professors, 1845

Birthdays Today:

Adrian Grenier, 1976

Bob Burnquist, 1976

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 1974

Mario Lopez, 1973

Brett Favre, 1969

Daniel Pearl, 1963

Tanya Tucker, 1958

David Lee Roth, 1955

Nora Roberts, 1950

Jessica Harper, 1949

Charles Dance, 1946

Ben Vereen, 1946

Harold Pinter, 1930

Richard Jaeckel, 1926

Thelonious Monk, 1917

Edward D. Wood, Jr., 1924

Helen Hayes, 1900

Giuseppe Verdi, 1813

Henry Cavendish, 1731 (discovered hydrogen)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Upstairs, Downstairs"(TV), 1971

"The Bob Newhart Show"(TV), 1962

"Milk and Honey"(Musical), 1961

"Porgy and Bess"(Folk opera), 1935

"Die Chinesische Mauer/The Great Wall of China"(Play), 1946

The Tuxedo, 1886 (introduced at The Tuxedo Club in New York)

Today in History:

The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in the Carribean, 1780

The first non-Native American settlement is founded in Oklahoma, 1802

William Lassell discovers Neptune's moon Triton, 1846

The first "Dinner Jacket" is worn to the Autumn Ball at Tuxedo Park, NY, 1886

President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal, 1913

Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after the French pull out of the city, 1954

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant, 1957

The Windscale fire in Cumbria, U.K. is the world's first major nuclear accident, 1957

The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite, 1964

The Outer Space Treaty, signed on January 27 by more than sixty nations, comes into force, 1967

In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, 1970

Sold, dismantled and moved to the United States, London Bridge reopens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 1971

After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI adds Arabic to the languages in which the weekly Vatican address is broadcast, 2012

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi for their work in advocating children's rights; 17-year-old Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban in retaliation for her activism, is the youngest recipient in history, 2014

For the first time since the Islamic revolution, 3,500 women in Iran are allowed to attend a football match for a World Cup qualifier in Tehran, 2019


  1. Sunset photos are MORE than welcome.
    Not sure about the toilet roll holder. Not to my taste - but it doesn't have to be.

  2. Beautiful sky photos. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. It's a relief to give grammar a rest now and again!

    As for the loo seat, it does look a bit prickly!

  4. LOL @ the joke :-)

    Beautiful photos sunsets always make nice pics relaxing :-)

    Have a sunsettastic Sunday 👍

  5. The sky surely can do some wonderful paintings in the evenings. I belong to a Facebook group about Oahu and its past and the grammar used their (old Hawaiian) is fun and sometimes hard to understand.

  6. Those were terrific photos and a darn good story too!

  7. I like those toilet decor. We once saw some where the seat had barbed wire, which of course sent us fantasizing about sand paper, pepper soap, or alochol as liquid soap for use after gardening (pre-corona this was). Sweet memories of our "bad bathroom" thanks.

  8. Cute joke. Interesting bathroom decor. :) XO

  9. Your sky shots are awesome ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. I used to think decorated toilet seats were nice, now I prefer plain white. I love the bunny slippers on the bear in the woods.


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