Sunday, November 28, 2021

Pass the...Never Mind (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 a wonderful Thanksgiving, with something for everyone.  Even i had my favorite Brussels sprouts sautéed with olive oil and onions.

Aline done be decide to eat de veg'tarian food, an' she done make herse'f some special dish fo' de big meal.  She done offer to let dem all have a taste, an' none de fam'ly want to eat it.

Say Boudreaux, "Mais, dat be good fo' you, if you be going to eat weird food, you don'  have to share!"


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.      

It’s time for another trip down memory lane — old photos, just what struck my fancy.



Today is:

Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha -- Baha'i

Decorate Your Dog Day -- supposedly to get him/her into the holiday spirit; but please, don't

Feast of the Holy Sovereigns -- Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii (in honor of King Kamehama IV and Queen Emma, the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii

First Sunday of Advent -- Christian (start of the Liturgical Year in the Western Church) related observances

     Lighting the Candle of Hope

     Midwinter Horn Blowing -- rural Netherlands (folkloric custom announcing the birth of Jesus, celebrated through Epiphany)

Flag Day -- Kosovo

Hanukkah -- Judaism (Festival of Lights; begins at sundown, through sundown Dec. 6)

Independence Day -- Albania(1912); East Timor(1975); Mauritania(1960)

Independencia de Panama de Espana -- Panama(Independence from Spain Day, 1821)

Make Your Own Head Day -- meaning an art project model or drawing, in any medium; have fun with this one!

National Day -- Myanmar

National French Toast Day

Red Planet Day -- on the anniversary of the 1964 liftoff of Mariner 4, the first successful mission to Mars

Republic Day -- Chad; Republic of the Congo

Royal Society Day -- one of the world's oldest scientific academies, established this day in 1660

Runic Half Month of Is begins (stasis)

St. Catherine Laboure's Day -- promulgator of the Miraculous Medal

St. Stephen the Younger's Day` (Patron of coin collectors, numismatists, smelters)

Birthdays Today:

Ryan Kwanten, 1976

Anna Nicole Smith, 1967

Jon Stewart, 1962

Judd Nelson, 1959

S. Epatha Merkerson, 1952

Ed Harris, 1950

Alexander Godunov, 1949

Paul Shaffer, 1949

Joe Dante, 1946

Randy Newman, 1943

Berry Gordy, Jr., 1929

Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1908

Charles H. Alston, 1907

Brooks Atkinson, 1894

William Blake, 1757

Jean Baptiste Lully, 1632

John Bunyan, 1628

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Look Homeward, Angel"(Play), 1957

"The Grand Ole Opry"(Radio), 1925

Skywriting(as an advertising medium), 1922*

Today in History:

Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag, 1443

Ferdinand Magellan and his men become the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic into the Pacific Ocean, 1520

The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience, 1814

Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation, 1843

Women vote in a national election for the first time in the New Zealand general election, 1893

US-born Lady Astor becomes the first female member of British Parliament, 1919

*Capt Cyril Turner of the RAF gives The first skywriting exhibition in NYC; Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called, 1922

"Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV, 1948

The first Polaroid Camera is sold, 1948

Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community, 1958

The first pulsar star is discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish, 1968

Norway votes against joining the European Union, 1994

Wikileaks releases 250,000 classified documents and sensitive national security information sent by U.S. embassies, 2010

"Hamilton" sets new record for the most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million, 2016

The Australian state of Queensland raises its fire warning to "catastrophic" for the first time as 130 fires burn, 2018


  1. Great selection. I love the kitty smiling at the bowl of food, the ones playing with the shoe and is that a tiny wedding cake I see there? I love the cabinet with all the Christmas Village houses all lit up. I do wonder though how on earth someone can drive with the car packed so full, how does he see out the rear view mirror? He would be pulled over and fined in Australia.
    I agree with Boudreaux on the vegetarian food.

  2. I loved your selections. Of course. Thank you for taking us down memory lane with you.
    I get my 'weird food' pretty much to myself. Which is fine. You can keep your brussel sprouts though. My mother told me that I couldn't be a vegetarian if I didn't like them. She was wrong.

  3. It's good to go down memory lane.

    God bless.

  4. Photo number 2 makes me think of dusting!!!

  5. What a lovely white cabinet with Christmas houses - very striking. Love the kitten/cat photos. I agree with you on Decorate Your Dog Day - don't! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving Day, Mimi.

  6. I don't why people don't like Brussels sprouts. I love them. Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. I made a comment similar to Boudreaux's when my daughter went vegan. Now I'm eating my words, and even her food sometimes - it's not that bad!

    Nice mix of pix!

  8. Totally agree: "if you be going to eat weird food, you don' have to share!"
    You can have the Brussel sprouts all by yourself ;) But those blue flowers, I'll take them any time.

  9. Cute joke and great photos. I just heard Link tell his adoption story on Feline O'Pines. I am so glad you rescued that cutie. XO

  10. I quite like sprouts too especially with my Christmas dinner yours sounded very tasty lol @ the joke ha! :-)

    I enjoyed all the photos and that kitten awww :-)

    Have a brusselsproutstastic Sunday 👍

  11. I LOVE your memory lane photos! They are wonderful! Just like you! Have a marvellously happy day!

  12. My, oh, my! What an array of pics. I particularly love the ones of the kittens playing with the shoe! :)

  13. Thoes were all really fun photos, loved seeing all the critters!

  14. I like the sprouts, onions not so much, Happy Thanksgiving.

  15. Mmmm . . . Sprouts.
    I do Ike them, so you’ll have to share with me! Ha, Boudreaux!


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