Sunday, October 3, 2021

Enough's Enough (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.

We had some good news when i went to Grandma and Grandpa's house. Some of the tiles in the living room had started to come up, and two had broken and were a tripping hazard. Grandpa had repair people out for estimates, and all of them moaned and groaned about how the previous owners had put the tile directly on the linoleum instead of taking the linoleum up, so this was a crack in the slab that caused moisture to get under the linoleum, probably mold, need to do extensive/expensive repairs, etc. 

Then a guy came in and said, there's no crack, the linoleum has just deteriorated and caused an air pocket to push this up, we'll take up these tiles, remove the linoleum, put down new tiles. Only six tiles had to be replaced, not 500 sq. ft. worth, plus unneeded looking for cracks and "mold abatement" for mold that isn't there.

Dere done be a window in de bathroom in Boudreaux' house dat be in terrible shape.  Ever' time dere be de wind or de rain, it done blow open an' it knock down de curtain so's de whole worl' can see in, an' more'n one time it done happen when Clothile done be in dere takin' de shower o' sumpin', an' it be right by de neighbor window an' she allus scream an be ver' upset.

So Clothile done be after Boudreaux to done get de window fix or replace, an' he done had de repair guy out an' Boudreaux not want pay dat much.

Den it happen one time, an' Clothile be in de shower an' de window done blow in again an' de curtain come down jes' as she be gettin' out an' she done scream an' get de towel an' by de time she be dry an' wrap in de towel an' get her out to fin' Boudreaux, he done be hangin' up de phone.  An' she say, "Boudreaux, you goin' be gettin' dat window fix no matter'n how much it done cost!"

An' Boudreaux say, "It don' be goin' cost us nothin'."

An' Clothile done say, "How can you say dat?  Don' tell me you goin' be try fixin' it youse'f!"

An' Boudreaux say, "Non, dat on de phone were de neighbor, Trosclare, an' he done say he be tired o' it, too, it bein' right nex' hims window an' he allus see it an' get an ear full o' de screamin', an' mais! he be goin' pay to get it fix!"


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.       

A sunrise (a view from work), flowers, and sunsets were all i had time to get this week.


Today is:

Buttering-Up Semi-Finals -- Fairy Calendar

Erntedankfest -- Germany (Thanksgiving/Harvest fest, on the first Sunday in October)

Festival of Bacchus/Dionysus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting the old and new wine and celebrating the harvest)

Fire Prevention Week begins -- Canada; US (and a great idea everywhere, feel free to join in) 

Great Books Week begins -- previously sponsored by Excellence in Literature

Independence Day -- Iraq

International African Diaspora Day

Kae Chun Jul -- Korea (National Foundation Day, BC 2333)

Morazan Day -- Honduras (Soldier's Day, trad.)

National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day -- internet generated; celebrate these beauties today, no matter where you are

National Carmel Custard Day

Oschophoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (in honor of the return of Theseus after killing the Minotaur; deities celebrated were Dionysius and either Athena or Ariadne, depending on the source cited; date approximate)

Relief of Leiden Day -- Netherlands

Reunification Day/Unity Day-- Germany

Sts. Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair's Day (Patrons of Westphalia)

Techies' Day -- give your techies some well deserved appreciation

World Communion Sunday -- Christian

Birthdays Today:

Neve Campbell, 1973

Gwen Stefani, 1969

Janel Maloney, 1969

Clive Owen, 1964

Jack P. Wagner, 1959

Dennis Eckersley, 1954

Stevie Ray Vaughan, 1954

Dave Winfield, 1951

Lindsey Buckingham, 1949

Roy Horn, 1944

Chubby Checker, 1941

Erik Bruhn, 1928

Gore Vidal, 1925

James Herriot (James Alfred Wight), 1916

Harvey Kurtzman, 1902

William Crawford Gorgas, 1854

George Bancroft, 1800

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"L.A. Law"(TV), 1986

"Scarecrow and Mrs. King"(TV), 1983

"Quincy"(TV), 1976

"The Dick Van Dyke Show"(TV), 1961

"The Andy Griffith Show"(TV), 1960

"The Pat Boone Show"(TV), 1957

"The Real McCoys"(TV), 1957

"Captain Kangaroo"(TV), 1955

"The Mickey Mouse Club"(TV), 1955

"Father Knows Best"(TV), 1954

"Our Miss Brooks"(TV), 1952

"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"(TV), 1952

"The Maltese Falcon(Film, NYC release), 1941

Today in History:

The state of Gojoseon (modern-day Korea) is founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese emperor Yao, BC2333

The siege and battle of Alesia is ended by the surrender of Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, to Julius Caesar, BC52

Julius Caesar's assassins suffer a decisive defeat at the First Battle of Phillipi, BC42

Jews are expelled from Eger, Bohemia, 1430

The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor, 1712

British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska, 1778

General Napoleon Bonaparte first rises to national prominence being named to defend the French National Convention against armed counter-revolutionary rioters, 1795

George Washington proclaims the first national Thanksgiving Day will be held on Nov. 26, 1789

American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death, 1849

J.S. Thurman patents a motor-driven vacuum cleaner, 1899

The first conference on wireless telegraphy agrees to adopt SOS as the warning signal and sign of distress, 1906

Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna, Austria, found the Pravda newspaper, 1908

Mrs. W.H. Felton, of Georgia, becomes the first woman seated in the US Senate, 1922

A V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany is the first man-made object to reach space, 1942

The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon, 1952

Germany is reunified, 1990

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the show's tigers, 2003

Archaeologists on the Egypt-Gaza border find the first evidence of a 2,000-year-old city, 2010

The Nobel Prize for Physics is awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves," 2017

The first exomoon, a moon outside of this solar system and about the size of Neptune, is discovered 8,000 light-years away by astronomers at Columbia University, 2018


  1. I love your beautiful selections.
    Yay for the tile fix being reasonable - and I am smiling at your joke.
    Thank you.

  2. I so love the close-up of the flowers. Great skies too.

    God bless.

  3. It just shows you really how looking around pays off I hope the tiles were relaid ok :-)

    I liked all the colourful photos :-)

    Have a bloomingtastic Sunday 👍

  4. That was a cute joke. I figured the neighbors would be sick of seeing her naked. :) Beautiful blooms. XO

  5. Those are such pretty photos and that's really good news about no mold.

  6. Great post Mimi! We LOVE your photos this week. I don't know which I like better, the sky shots or the flowers! We have entered you in the digital art draw for today!

  7. Interesting skies, love the sunrises. The flowers look like zinnias, a favourite of mine which never seem to grow for me. I'm very glad I read your joke BEFORE I took a sip of my hot milo, I might have choked laughing :)

  8. Flowers and sunrises and sunsets. Is there ANYTHING more beautiful!
    Dat Boudreaux. He done tickle me a might!

  9. Wow! Awesome sky and floral shots and fun Cajun joke ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Oh those Cajuns! Thats a good way to get a window for free. Hmmm.....Beautiful flowers and skies. LOVE and HUGS to you my friend


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