Tuesday, November 23, 2021

In His Element, Plus Funnies, 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 

Because Carl is back to working winter hours (9a-1p instead of 7a-11a), he takes great delight in going back to sleep when i show up on Monday morning.  He really loves his recliner, and is just as happy to get out of bed and let me clean while he snoozes.

When i do finally have to let him know it's wake-up time, i shoo him straight into the shower and i already have put away the 2-3 extra sets of clothes he got out the night before, leaving him with one set to put on.

Then it's breakfast time, the best time of his day besides lunch, dinner, and snacks.

This is just the start, the oatmeal is in the microwave, the toast in the toaster over and he had gone to get some of the biscuits out of the fridge.  Oh, and don't forget the egg cooking on the range.

Yesterday he only came back in the house after heading out to the car two times instead of 3, once to get a heavier weight jacket (although i'm afraid by noon it was going to be too hot, he wasn't convinced) and then because he needed another water bottle (you can't have too many of those).

This Thursday is a day made just for him, no work, lots of sleeping late and then going to the relatives house for a huge meal.  He's going to be in his element.

Here's an interesting friendship:

 A few thoughts from Ducky:

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Can You Find Your Old Rubik's Cube and Still Work It Day 

Color Photos Day -- anniversary of the Kodak introduction of modern color film in 1935

Eat A Cranberry Day -- just to see why you add sugar, i guess

Feast of Qawl(Speech) -- Baha'i

Fibonacci Day -- celebrating the mathematical Fibonacci Series, which begins as 1,1,2,3

Giorgoba -- Georgia (St. George's Day; they celebrate their patron saint twice a year, today and May 6, his feast day on the OS calendar)

Hadakambo Festival -- Hofu, Japan (men dressed only in loincloths brave the cold carrying floats to the shrine)

International Image Consultant Day -- Association of Image Consultants International 

Jukebox Day -- many days compete for this title, but the first known nickel-in-the-slot record machine went into service on this day in 1889 in San Francisco, CA, US

Kinro Kansha no Hi -- Japan (Labour Day Thanksgiving, when people express gratitude to each other for their work through the year)

National Cashew Day -- some sites list it on the 22nd, i'm celebrating both as i love cashews

National Espresso Day

Pencil Sharpener Day -- John Love of Massachusetts patented the first one this day in 1897

Repudiation Day -- Maryland, US (anniversary of the Franklin County Court refusal to cooperate with Britain's Stamp Tax Act)

Rudolf Maister Day -- Slovenia

St. Clement's Day (Patron of boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, marble workers/stonecutters, sick children; Dundee, Scotland; Velletri, Italy)

St. Columbanus's Day (Patron of motorcyclists; Bobbio, Italy; against floods)

St. Felicity's Day (Patron of martyrs, widows; against the death of children, sterility)

Birthdays Today:

Miley Cyrus, 1992

Lucas Grabeel, 1984

vSalli Richardson, 1967

Steve Harvey, 1956

Bruce Hornsby, 1954

Susan Anspach, 1945

Krzysztof Penderecki, 1933

Jerry Bock, 1928

Johnny Mandel, 1925

Emmett Littleton Ashfrd, 1914

Harpo Marx, 1888

Boris Karloff, 1887

Billy the Kidd (William H. Bonney), 1859

Franklin Pierce, 1804

Edward Rutledge, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"I Feel Fine"(Beatles single release), 1964

"Dr. Who"(TV), 1963

"Fiorello!"(Musical), 1959

"Of Mice and Men"(Play), 1937

Life Magazine(First issue), 1936

First play-by-play American style football game radio broadcast, 1919 (Texas A&M beat University of Texas, 7-0)

Today in History:

Thespis of Icaria becomes the first actor to portray a character onstage, BC534

Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III, 800

Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile. 1248

Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published, 1644

People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax, 1765

Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine, 1835

Patent granted for a process of making color photographs, 1863

The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, 1889

King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir, 1890

Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler," to connect railroad cars, 1897

Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love, 1897

Enrico Caruso makes his US debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, NY in "Rigoletto", 1903

Wright Brothers forms million dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes, 1909

Life Magazine publishes its first issue, 1936

The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia, 1955

The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world's longest running science fiction drama, 1963

Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time, 1971

A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people, 1980

The first all woman expedition to the south pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek, 1990

Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary, 2001

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country, 2005

A message is found on the leg of a mummified pigeon from WWII in Surrey, England, in a code that is unrecognized, 2012

A special 50th anniversary episode of Dr. Who is aired, simulcast to 94 countries and earning a Guiness World Record for the largest simulcast of a TV drama, 2013

The Sumatran rhino is officially declared extinct in Malaysia after the last known specimen, 25-year-old Iman, dies of cancer in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, 2019

China launches the Chang’e-5 mission to the Moon to collect lunar rock and soil samples, 2020


  1. That kitty/budgie friendship is the sweetest thing ever.

  2. How is Carl not a two-legged barrel with all this eating? I feel it's impossible to move enough to burn off all this. The continuing story of his antics is precious.

  3. That is a lovely friendship. Really lovely.
    I liked the funnies and echo Charlotte about Carl.

  4. The friendship between the cat and the bird is so special and beautiful. Thanks for the funnies.

  5. Carl probably loves Thanksgiving more than Christmas! Maybe the kitten was born without instincts or something??? Great funnies too.

  6. Great photos of the cat and budgie.

    God bless.

  7. What cat could have a better friend? Love the pictures and always love the updates on Carl.

  8. Carl seems to be an interesting individual person. He's lucky having you Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Cat and bird photos are awesome ~ fun ~ LOL sayings from Ducky ~ I leave you to deal with Carl ~ You do so ~ so well ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. I love reading about whirlwind Carl. He's most entertaining.

    Love all the funnies. Thanks for the laughs.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  11. The pictures are so cute! As for Ducky, what a wise creature!

  12. The Kitten and the budgie are purrfect! I, Marv, would probably try to eat it though! And Mom laughed so hard reading Ducky, coffee came out her nose! We LOVE it when that happens! Our day is happier now that we have been here.

  13. I still think Carl would make a good Sitcom. Love the kitten and pal, so sweet!

  14. Hello my new friend. How are you doing? Your kitty and parakeet friendship WOW Now that's really different and almost... no it's down-right FUNNY!!! Thanks for sharing and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and yours. May all your hopes and dreams come true and your worries gone. God bless. HUGS

  15. You are never without writing material with Carl around. :) Such sweet photos. XO

  16. Even though I'm the one doing all the work, Carl's favorite day is mine as well.

  17. May these two forever be great friends!

  18. As long as everyone is well-fed and has the resources they need, everyone should be able to be friends.


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