Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Where Have All The Hangers Gone, Long Time Passing? a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

Carl has a cold.  As always, when he has a cold, he must stay home to be plied with juice and extra vitamins and take lots of naps.

Meanwhile, i figured out one reason why he doesn't have enough hangers in the closet.

When he puts extra clothes in the car as spares, he leaves the items on the hangers.

He can also hear very well.  My spraying of all his clothes with stain remover apparently was too loud and was keeping him from drifting off to dreamland.

There's also the matter of his teeth.  He has to brush them, and often.  When he's home sick, his mouth feels icky and he brushes about once an hour.  This entails the full gamut of mouth rinse, then floss, then brush, then mouthwash, then wiping his mouth on his shirt, thus starting the laundry cycle over.

Job security, for certain.

The Big Boss called Sweetie to come over for coffee, biscuits, and a birthday gift.  Among other things, he received this:

Sweetie and Brother-in-Law do enjoy their glass of wine with dinner each night, as per doctor's orders.

 How about a bit of something to help when your day goes haywire.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Angam Day -- Nauru ("Day of Fulfillment"; a celebration of overcoming hardships)

Armed Forces Day -- Benin

Day of the Ancients -- Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar

Day of Mourning -- Libya

Exaltation of the Shellfish -- Pontevedra, Spain (can confirm they celebrate this each year, cannot find confirmation on this specific date)

Ludi Victoriae Sullanae -- Roman Empire (celebration of the victories of Lucius Cornelius Sulla, through Nov. 1)

Mule Day -- anniversary of the first importation of donkeys to the US, which George Washington used to breed the first mules in the Americas

National Chicken Fried Steak Day

National Day -- Austria

National Gospel Day -- Cook Islands

National Mincemeat Pie Day

Pretzel Day

Pumpkin Day -- time to get one for the 31st, if you haven't already

St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki's Day (Patron of soldiers; Thessaloniki, Greece)

     Greek day to broach the wine barrels and taste the new season's wine in honor of this saint

Sts. Lucian and Marcian's Day (Patrons of converts, possessed people)

Toping Wagglegammon -- Fairy Calendar (no human knows what this means, but it sounds intriguing)

Workaholic Stop and Smell Something Day -- internet generated day to encourage workaholics to stop and consider what they might be missing

Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night -- some organizers even have howling parties

Anniversary Today:

Grand opening of the Erie Canal, 1825

Birthdays Today:

Sasha Cohen, 1984

Keith Urban, 1969

Tom Cavanagh, 1968

Natalie Merchant, 1963

Cary Elwes, 1962

Dylon McDermott, 1962

Jeff Probst, 1962

James Pickens, Jr., 1954

Lauren Tewes, 1954

Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1947

Pat Sajak, 1947

Jaclyn Smith, 1947

Ivan Reitman, 1946

Pat Conroy, 1945

Bob Hoskins, 1942

Jackie Coogan, 1914

Mahalia Jackson, 1911

Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller, 1874

Joseph Hansom, 1803

Georges Danton, 1759

Domenico Scarlatti, 1685

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"St. Elsewhere"(TV), 1982

Doonesbury(Comic strip), 1970

The Village Voice(newspaper, first issue), 1955

"Mourning Becomes Electra"(Play), 1931

Today in History:

Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth (2.1 million miles and 3.4 million kilometers)--marking the third closest approach of any comet to our planet in recorded history, 1366

First use of lead pencils, 1492

William Penn accepts the area around the the Delaware River from the Duke of York, 1682

The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, and the Minute Men begin to organize in the colonies, 1774

King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution, 1775

Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution, 1776

The first of the "Federalist Papers" are published, calling for ratification of the US Constitution, 1787

The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created, 1795

Hamilton Smith patents a rotary washing machine, 1858

Soccer football rules are standardized and rugby starts as a separate game, 1863

The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona, 1881

First use of a "getaway car" after a robbery in Paris, 1901

The first Soviet (worker's council) formed, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1905

Margaret Sanger arrested for the obscenity of advocating birth control, 1916

The Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India, 1947

Mother Teresa founds her Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, 1950

Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France, 1958

The world sees the far side of the Moon for the first time, in pictures taken earlier in the month by the Soviet Luna 3, 1959

The last natural case of smallpox is discovered in Merca district, Somalia, 1977

"Baby Fae," born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, receives a controversial heart transplant from a baboon, dies of kidney infection 21 days later, 1984

The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum, 1992

Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty, 1994

Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament, 1999

The water level at Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest water control and utilization project, reaches full capacity, 2010

China blocks the New York Times from searches and social media in response to an investigation into Premier Wen Jiabao, 2012

The World Health Organization classifies processed meat as carcinogenic, 2015

Jacinda Adern is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government, 2017

NASA announces tests show there is more water on the Moon than was previously thought, in both sunlit and shadowed regions, 2020


  1. Carl is definitely hard work.
    Love the funnies though. Thank you.

  2. I hope Carl get well soon. Enjoy all the funnies. Have a good day.

  3. Carl is a never ending source of work and tales. Thank you
    the "Exaltation of the Shellfish -- Pontevedra, Spain (can confirm they celebrate this each year, cannot find confirmation on this specific date)" made me curious, and I became wiser. It's a festival lasting for 10 days in the firs half of October. The dates this year were supposed to be 1-12, but it was cancelled due to Covid.
    Thank you for the never ending informations and fun stemming from your lists :)

  4. Ha, ha, ha, great kitty funnies! Carl must have really good teeth with all that dental care! At least his obsession is with something good.

  5. Great selection of photos, Mimi. Thanx.

    God bless.

  6. Carl is such a whirlwind. I love it when you post about him. Job security indeed.

    Love all the funnies. You made me smile. Thank you for that.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  7. Great funnies- and get well wishes for Carl!

  8. Now you have me wondering whether I should call my doctor and see if he'll order me to drink a glass of wine a day, or just say that he did.

  9. Carl sure is an interesting character. Love the funnies!

  10. very happy birthday to sweetie and BIL !!! 21 is a great age; is it not !!! ;) here's to a year ahead filled with happeez N healtheez az we say heer in TT !! ☺☺♥3

  11. Carl is something else. I love all these cat pictures. XO

  12. I laughed at every one of those funnies. The "new diet" one looks suspiciously like me.

  13. Those were so great, all those funnies. Oh Carl, you need to write a book about him. He is quite a character. You are such a geniune person with a kind heart. Have a wonderful rest of the week.


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