Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Biscuits, Shoes, and Rice Plant Art, 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 

When i arrive at work, Carl seems to enjoy popping up off of his sleep chair in the living room and coming into his room to tell me that he's not getting up yet.  Yesterday was no exception.

He actually came in and said, "I want biscuits!" so i told him we could have biscuits, and then he said, "But first I get to sleep more!" then went back to his chair.

When he got up an hour later, he popped out with, "I want biscuits!" again, and again i told him there were biscuits to be had.  He then said, "Shower!" and went to take one.

He eventually warmed up some biscuits (among other things he had for breakfast).

His mother has a rule that if he doesn't put a lid on something (toothpaste, moisturizer, sunscreen, anti-gas pills, etc.) he can't keep whatever it is.

Somehow i don't think that's the lid she had in mind for the hand cream.

By the time he was getting dressed for work, i'd mostly cleared off the counter, including putting away 3 pair of shoes that were up there.   When he got out of the shower, he pulled out a pair of shoes, set them on the counter, and wandered off to eat.  Later, he came back, and pulled out another pair of shoes.

Two more pair out.

He wandered away for more to eat and to brush his teeth.  Then it was finally time to really put his shoes on.  He went and got another pair, put them on, and left.  Guess who got to put away the shoes again?

Every time he starts to do something, he starts it from the very beginning.  Job security.

 Looking through old emails that Grandma sent, i ran across these pictures from 2010.  Farmers in Japan planted various varieties of rice to form the following art.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Bonifacio Day -- Philippines

Cities for Life Day -- commemorates the abolition of the death penalty in many countries

Clear Up The Clutter Day -- internet generated, and what!?! in one day!

Computer Security Day -- International (sponsored by The Association for Computer Security Day; often held by some organizations/companies on another day of the week if it falls on a weekend)

Feast of Hecate, Goddess of the Crossroads -- Ancient Roman Calendar (also revered by the Greeks, Egyptians, and came from the Carians of the Bronze Age)

Giving Tuesday -- after celebrating Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, be part of the international giving movement 

Ham and Roast Beef Night -- internet generated, but a good idea for a make your own sandwich dinner

Independence Day -- Barbados(1966); Yemen(1967)

National Day -- Benin

National Meth Awareness Day

National Mousse Day 

Perpetual Youth Day -- Dick Clark's birth anniversary

Regina Mundi Day -- South Africa

Saint Andrew the Apostle's Day (Patron of anglers/fishermen, fish dealers/fish mongers, maidens, old maids/spinsters, single lay women, singers, women who wish to become mothers; Spanish armed forces; Achaia; Greece; Russia; Scotland; Amalfi, Italy; Antey-Saint-Andre, Italy; Berchtesgaden, Germany; Burgundy, France; Cartosio, Italy; Confienti, Italy; Constantinople, Turkey; Encinasola, Huelva, Spain; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Grongnardo, Italy; Lampertheim, Germany; Luqa, Malta; Patras, Greece; Plymouth, England; Samolaco, Italy; San Andreas, California; Victoria, British Columbia; against gout, sore throats) related observances:

     Argyle Day

     National Day -- Scotland

     Sfantul Andrei -- Romania

Stay Home Because You're Well Day -- sponsored by the Wellness Permission League -- if you get in trouble with the boss, make sure they will take the fall!

Strange Names Day -- in honor of all the celebrity -- and other -- kids with "unique" names; sponsored the last Tuesday in November by Marlar in the Morning at 101QFL in Rockford, IL, US

Whisp and Thread Fair -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversaries Today:

Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz, 1940

Birthdays Today:

Elisha Cuthbert, 1982

Clay Aiken, 1978

Jessalyn Gilsig, 1971

Sandra Oh, 1970

Amy Ryan, 1969

Ben Stiller, 1965

Bo Jackson, 1962

Colin Mochrie, 1957

Billy Idol, 1955

Shuggie Otis, 1953

Mandy Patinkin, 1952

David Mamet, 1947

Noel Paul Stookey, 1937

Ridley Scott, 1937

Abbie Hoffman, 1936

G. Gordon Liddy, 1930

Dick Clark, 1929

Joan Ganz Cooney, 1929

Robert Guillaume, 1927

Richard Crenna, 1926

Shirley Chisholm, 1924

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., 1923

Gordon Parks, 1912

Winston Churchill, 1874

L(ucy) M(aude) Montgomery, 1874 (Anne of Green Gables)

Mark Twain, 1835

Oliver Winchester, 1810

Jonathan Swift, 1667

Philip Sydney, 1554

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Thriller"(Michael Jackson Album), 1982

"The Wall"(Pink Floyd album), 1979

Brian's Song(TV movie), 1971

"Bwana Devil"(Film, first 3-D movie), 1952

The Joy of Cooking(Publication date), 1931

"Le Cid"(Opera), 1885

Today in History:

Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics, 1523

Death count by plague in Venice is officially set at 16,000, 1630

Beijing earthquake causes 100,000+ deaths, 1731

Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence, 1782

Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day, 1786

Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France, 1803

First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal, 1824

First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking, 1829

Work begins on the first US underwater highway tunnel, in Chicago, 1866

The first international soccer football game is held, in Glasgow; Scotland-England 0-0, 1872

The first commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY, 1886

A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles, 1900

American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor, 1902

Pike Place Market is dedicated in Seattle, Washington, 1907

The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park London destroyed by fire, 1936

Baseball's Negro National League disbands, two years after major league baseball integrated, 1948

In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges Meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap in the only documented case of a human being hit by a rock from space, 1954

Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company, 1998

Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with US$2,520,700, television's biggest game show winnings, 2004

John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York, 2005

The first human face transplant takes place in France, 2005

Enzo di Fabrizio, physics professor at Magna Graecia University in Catanzaro, Italy, successfully takes the first photograph of DNA, 2012

UNESCO adds Belgian beer to its Cultural Heritage List, 2016

Two Chinese scientists make it to the Guinness Book of World Records by recording the world's longest lasting rainbow - 8 hrs 58 min in Taipei's Yangmingshan mountain range, 2017

Archaeologists announce newly discovered rock art in Serranía La Lindosa, Colombia, dating between 12,600 and 11,800 years ago, depicting many extinct species of animals, 2020


  1. I love that Carl listens to his mother - even if his interpretation is sometimes different.
    And blown away by the recreation of The Wave in rice plants.

  2. I love the affection I feel when you write about Carl and that you see Carl’s way of doing things as endearing! And helping us see them that way as well!
    And I love those pictures! Absolutely amazing! Living, breathing, edible art! Beautiful!

  3. The rice plant art is really fabulous.
    Carl may not always get it right, but at least he tries.

  4. Carl and his mom are so lucky to have you and your patience! He is definitely job security for you. Those rice designs are amazing! Mom used to run around the rice fields when she was in Japan as a flight attendant but there wasn't anything special about them at that time.

  5. Carl sure is something and so is that rice art, WOW!

  6. That rice art is really amazing. Such detail! Hope climate change allows us to continue to grow rice! You are a very patient person and always keep a sense of humor. I need to remember to learn from you!

  7. That rice design is unbelievable so is Carl. LOL Have a wonderful day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. I love reading about Carl. He's a whirlwind of fun. I know you probably chuckle a lot.

    Oh the art. Wow, that's amazing. Wow.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  9. Terrific post! Carl is very much like my friend Fred. And I gotta say, I LOVE the rice fields! Incredible art! Thanks so much for making my day!

  10. Those rice field arts are fabulous! And I'm with you on the clear up the clutter day! I need at least a week.

  11. Art work by Japanese farmers is amazing!!!

  12. Those rice field pictures are amazing. And Carl is a hoot (and also amazing in his own way).

  13. Oh my Carl! You are soooooo patient! And peaking of patience- how do theses rice planters do this? amazing art!

  14. Cool photos. I can understand the cap rule, but that could get expensive. :)


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