Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Day Off Discussions and 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 

Any day that i arrive at Carl's and he has the day off, his first words to me are, "Did you check my schedule?"

My response is always the same, yes, i know you don't have work, but i still have to clean your apartment, so you need to go sleep on your chair in the living room.

This time, he stopped and thought for a moment, then said, "My teeth are fuzzy," so i shooed him off to brush his teeth while i got my cleaning supplies.

Soon he was snoozing in the chair and i was deep into cleaning.  He got up right after i got done with his bathroom and said, "I want to sleep more, but I feel sticky.  Shower."

When he got out of the shower, he put on clean clothes, brushed his teeth again, shaved, then decided he wanted to go back to bed.  Of course, if he's going back to bed, he's going to get out of the clean clothes he just put on and back into his pajamas.

He grabbed the fresh, clean pajama bottom i'd washed and folded, then looked for the matching top.  It was now in the dirty clothes.

"You didn't wash it?" he asked.

You were wearing it, i responded.  Yes, he'd been sleeping in it up until the shower.

Once he finally found pajamas and went back to his chair, i found the fresh, clean clothes he'd just put on after the shower in the dirty clothes basket.  That's a positive thing, he actually remembered to put something into the dirty clothes basket without being reminded.

The fact that the clothes were still clean, well, that's my job security.

Also, his mother tells him to clear his counter, so his new trick is to stuff everything into the cabinet under the counter.

When i passed him in his chair right before i left, i noticed his slippers were on the wrong feet.  Upon my pointing this out, he said, "Well, they're comfortable enough that it doesn't matter."

Okay, they're his feet, so i'm not worrying about it.

How about some fun stuff:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Armed Forces Flag Day -- India

Day of Mourning for Dingle-Fritter, Gooseberry-Humple, Tiger-Get-By, LoneFolding, But Not Zimber-Quattor -- Fairy Calendar

Día de las Velitas -- Columbia (Day of the Little Candles, a celebration on the eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

Feast of Osiris in Abydos -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Hang a Wreath Day -- after all, by now it's about time

International Civil Aviation Day -- UN

Letter Writing Day -- no origin info found, but think of how happy someone will be to get a letter if you write one!

National Cotton Candy Day

National Heroes' Day/Memorial Day -- East Timor

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day  -- US

Quema del Diablo -- Guatemala (Burning of the Devil, to cast out impurities before the Feast of the Immaculate Conception)

St. Ambrose of Milan's Day (Patron of bee keepers, bees, candle makers/chandlers, domestic animals, learning, schoolchildren/students, wax refiners; French Commissariat; Milan, Italy)

Students' Day -- Iran

Spitak Remembrance Day -- Armenia

Anniversaries Today:

National Fire Safety Council founded, 1979

Delaware becomes the first US State, 1787

Birthdays Today:

Aaron Carter, 1987

Tino Martinez, 1967

C. Thomas Howell, 1966

Edd Hall, 1958

Larry Bird, 1956

Tom Waits, 1949

Johnny Bench, 1947

Harry Chapin, 1942

Ellen Burstyn, 1932

Ted Knight, 1923

Eli Wallach, 1915

Louis Prima, 1910

Willa Cather, 1873

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"City of Angels"(Musical), 1989

"Band on the Run"(Album), 1973 (UK release date)

"The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria"(Savoy Opera), 1889

Today in History:

Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated, BC43

Chinese Emperor Lo-Yang makes notation of a supernova (MSH15-52), 185

Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the US, is completed to Trumbull, 1696

The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, 1732

Marquis de Lafayette attempts to enter the American military as a major general, 1776

The New York Philharmonic plays its first concert, 1842

Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission, 1900

Leo Baekeland of Yonkers patents the first thermosetting plastic, Bakelite, 1911

The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, 1941

Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils, 1962

The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats, 1970

The final Apollo mission is launched, and takes the photo now called The Blue Marble as they take off, 1972

Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist, 1988

The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched, 1995

The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client alleging copyright infringement, 1999

The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 2003

Scientists in Tanzania discover the oldest-known dinosaur fossil, and 243-million-year-old Nyasasaurus, 2012

NASA reports the GRAIL probes studying the moon reveal unexpectedly deep cracks, craters and tectonic structures, 2012

Beijing issues its first ever red alert for pollution, 2015

Naples' pizza spinning, Germany's organ music, Kyrgystan's Kok boru and India's Kumbh festival are all given UNESCO intangible heritage status, 2017

Breaking, the competitive form of breakdancing, is confirmed as an Olympic sport for the Paris 2024 games, 2020


  1. Carl is a handful. I am glad that he doesn't hide his dirty clothes under the counter - and thanks for the funnies.
    I am feeling the need for preservatives at the moment.

  2. Wonderful photos and sayings. Thanx Mimi. Enjoyed them so much.

    God bless.

  3. We always enjoy Carl, he always has something crazy going on! Great funnies too!

  4. Bless you. You are so patient and gracious in picking up and taking care of Carl's things. I love the fun stuffs.

  5. I loved the "no chocolate in heaven" one. I eat so much chocolate Ron once told me there was a pill that cut your craving for chocolate and I said I didn't want to cut my craving at all.

  6. Carl is a whirlwind of fun. Never a dull moment and I love it when you post about him.

    Love all the funnies and at my age I can so relate.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

  7. the last is the best; I like my "preservatives" too ;) ♥♥ !!

  8. You are a saint. I would not have the patience, XO

  9. Oh Carl! Those were darn cute funnies and truthies!

  10. "I would be unstoppable if I could just get started"
    That sounds like me.

  11. The smiles are most welcome. :)

  12. Oh I love all the sweet and fun animals ~ Xo

    Happy Days to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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