Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Inevitable, 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 

Yesterday, Carl was supposed to return to work after being home sick with a cold and an ear infection.

Best laid plans and all that.

It started pretty well, with him dressed and eating breakfast when i arrived.  As i got all of his clothes together for the washer, i was digging out all of the detritus that ends up in his pockets.

Carl likes Tums, the fruit flavored ones.  He nibbles them, then stuffs the other half or third in his pocket for later.  One fell out on the floor, and before i could stop him, he picked it up, rinsed it at the sink and popped it in his mouth.

When i tell you he had a grin on his face, i mean it.  He looked just like #1 Son when he was 9 months old and ate his first bug before i could stop him.  That little kid "I ate it" grin is a sight to behold, even when it's on a 40-year-old special needs man/child.

Eventually he left for work, and i thought i'd be able to get through the rest of the cleaning unmolested.  Think again.

When you go back to work after having been out for an illness, you have to answer a bunch of health questions before they will let you clock in.

Carl doesn't do questions well.  Part of his special needs is that he has almost zero executive function and deciding how to answer a question is hard for him.

One question was about whether he'd had chills in the previous 24 hours.  He'd had a chill the day before.  Now granted, it was because it was fifty-some degrees outside and he went out without his shoes on to get something from the car, but to Carl, a chill is a chill and he said yes and was sent home.

Thus he had no choice but to eat again, brush his teeth again, and change back into his jammies so he could take a snooze.  Because of course, if you are going to sleep, you have no choice but to put on sleep clothes, at least, if you are Carl.

One good thing, i did salvage what he wore for work and folded it, setting out where he would be able to wear it to work today.  How much you want to bet that doesn't happen?  Don't take that bet, because he will start to put it on, get distracted, and then go get other clothes, i promise.

 This might be something i posted before, but if so, it's been a while and it made me laugh, so i hope it makes you laugh, too.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

All Souls' Day -- Christian (celebrations in Ecuador are among the most colorful; 2nd of the Dias de los Muertos in Mexico) related observances:

     Dead Relatives' Day -- Sicily

     Dia de Finados -- Brazil; Portugal

Aztec Day of the Dead -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (date approximate)

Balfour Declaration Day -- Israel

Cookie Monster's Birthday -- go have a cookie to celebrate! (but only after your dinner, as Cookie Monster now points out; boy, things have changed)

Coronation of Haile Selassie -- Rastafarian

Dveselu Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (day for families to gather with the spirits of their ancestors at the graveyard to celebrate the continuity of life)

Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Indian Arrival Day / Arrival of Indentured Laborers' Day -- Mauritius

International Day to End Impunity -- International (calling for the ending impunity for crimes against journalists and media workers)   

Karatsu Kunchi -- Karatsu and Saga, Japan

Look for Circles Day -- internet generated, and we run in circles looking for who created it and why!

Melbourne Cup Day -- Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia (155th running)

National Deviled Egg Day

Potting-Shed Investitures -- Fairy Calendar (Garden Fairies)

Plan Your Epitaph Day -- sponsored by Dead or Alive of Arcata, CA, because a forgettable epitaph is almost a fate worse than death, so make plans to do yours right!

Practice Being Psychic Day -- but you already knew that, didn't you?

Refuse to Capitalize the First Letters in Your Name Day -- k.d.lang's birth anniversary

Soulcaker's Play -- Cheshire, UK

St Eustachius' Day  (Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters and hunting, torture victims, trappers; Madrid, Spain; Poli, Italy; against fire and torture)

Anniversaries Today:

North Dakota becomes the 39th US State, 1889

South Dakota becomes the 40th US State, 1889

Birthdays Today:

k.d. lang, 1961

Shere Hite, 1942

Stephanie Powers, 1942

Pat Buchanan, 1938

Ray Walston, 1914

Burt Lancaster, 1913

Paul Ford, 1901

Warren G. Harding, 1865

James K. Polk, 1795

Marie Antionette, 1755

Daniel Boone, 1734

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Spruce Goose makes its first (only) flight, 1947

KDKA Radio Pittsburgh, PA, US makes the first scheduled radio broadcast, of election results, 1920

Today in History:

The African Free School, the first free school in NYC, opens, 1787

The popular vote for US president is first recorded and Andrew "By God" Jackson (a/k/a Old Hickory) defeats John Quincy Adams, 1824

New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally, 1868

Johnny Campbell officially leads the crowd in cheering at a University of Minnesota football game, the official birth of cheerleading, 1898

The British newspaper the "Daily Mirror" begins publication, 1903

The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities", 1917

Charlotte Woodward, who attended the historic Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention of 1848, becomes the only one of the women who attended to live long enough to cast a vote in a national election, 1920

Australia's Qantas Airways begins service, 1922

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established, 1936

In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built, 1947

Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the Lady Chatterley's Lover case, 1960

The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT, 1988

The International Space Station becomes permanently staffed, 2000

China makes its first orbital docking as its unmanned Shenzhou 8 spacecraft successfully docks with the orbiting Tiangong 1 space station module, 2011

The New York Marathon is cancelled due to the damage from Hurricane Sandy, 2012

Separatists in Eastern Ukraine hold elections in Donetsk and Luhansk; Russia will recognize the elected leaders, but Ukraine and Western nations declare the elections illegitimate, 2014

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system, 2015

The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, ending the longest MLB championship drought at 108 years, 2016


  1. I love all the funny egg pictures. Lucky Carl to get an extra day of rest.

  2. Those poor eggs. Clever and funny (but a little sad).
    Carl is a handful for everyone isn't he? Including himself.

  3. Egg funnies were very funny. Carl is just ... Carl!

  4. Hope Carl makes it to work today and gets the questions right. We would think someone would help him with the questions but I guess not. Love all those eggs, great stuff!

  5. I love your posts about whirlwind Carl. Never a dull moment.

    Love all the eggs. Well done.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

  6. Oh my gosh Carl is a challenge and you are always so kind and patient! Love the funnies- they are eggggzactly what makes me laugh out loud! Thanks for the giggles! xoxox

  7. police line do not cross is the BEST !!! :) ☺☺♥♥

  8. Mimi, I loved all of the eggs. I think I'm going to make my eggs just like that. I would what my wife & daughter will say?

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Just keep thinking job security. :) I love the eggs. I have a little egg masher with an egg shaped handle with a pouting face.

  10. Oh dear, Carl would have me pulling my hair out...never mind, too late. Those eggs are pretty cute!

  11. The eggs are the best! Very creative. Have a blessed week.


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