Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Just Like Children, 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 

Carl tried very hard to stay in bed yesterday.

"Five more minutes!" he kept saying, and i had to put my foot down.

Young man, i have to wash the pillowcases you're sleeping on, and it's time for a shower.

He groaned and got up, then headed for the shower.  He'd already picked out a pair of pants and shirt to wear, both hung up in the closet.  The pants were dirty.  Yes, sometimes he hangs up dirty clothes when his mom tells him to "get your clothes off the floor!"

No, it isn't easier to hang them than to throw them in a clothes hamper, but once again, job security.

He then proceeded to eat a sampling of practically everything in the kitchen.  He cooked an egg until it looked a bit rubbery to me and kept prodding at it, asking me, "Is it done yet?"

It's ready for cremation, i muttered.  He enjoyed it anyway.

At Ms. PA's house, a mutual friend of ours from church came to visit her while i was there.  Ms. B brought her some fancy chocolate candies, and Ms. PA was in heaven.  Once the visitor left, she couldn't help herself and ate two of them.  When the sitter asked if she wanted her lunch, Ms. PA said, "No, I just ate those candies, I think I'll have lunch later."

The sitter and i teased her.  Just like our kids, you spoiled your supper with candy!  All three of us laughed.

Speaking of laughing, did you know common household objects can be male or female?

As always, there's something to smile about.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Ako Gishi sai -- Ako, Japan (traditional dances and warrior parades honoring the 47 Ronin)

Asarah B'Tevet -- Judaism (Tenth of Tevet, a minor fast day, in remembrance of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar)

Buy a Tree Day / Deck the Halls Day -- internet generated, and if you are going to decorate, why did you wait this long?

Christmas Bird Count begins -- sponsored by the National Audubon Society (through Jan. 5); since 1900, the longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations)

Free Shipping Day -- with hundreds of participating merchants    

Halcyon Days begin -- a time of calm and tranquility (beginning seven days before the winter solstice, lasting until December 28, seven days after the solstice; named for an ancient fabled kingfisher bird [or halcyon], which hatches and raise her young during this time)

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Stufur -- Shorty, who is also known as Ponneskefill, the pan-scraper, who will scrape food scraps from the pans left out

 Khoiak Ceremony for Ploughing the Earth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Monkey Day -- unofficial, by animal groups, a day to draw attention to the plights of simians kept in labs and as pets 

National Bouillabaisse Day

National Energy Conservation Day -- India

Play An Old Song That You Didn't Like To See If You Still Don't Like It Day -- internet generated, and don't bother, bad songs don't improve with age

Precalentines Day -- an unofficial holiday for math lovers begun by a precalculus class at a Nova Scotia high school

South Pole Discovery Day -- thank you, Roald Amundsen

St. John of the Cross' Day (Patron of contemplative life, contemplatives, mystical theology, mystics, Spanish poets; Ta' Xbiex, Malta)

St. Spyridon's Day (Patron of Corfu, Greece, and potters)


Anniversaries Today:

Alabama becomes the 22nd US State, 1819

Princess Mary Stuart is crowned Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542

Birthdays Today:

Samantha Peszek, 1991

Vanessa Hudgens, 1988

Paul "Beakman" Zaloom, 1951

Bill Buckner, 1949

Dee Wallace Stone, 1948

Patty Duke, 1946

Jane Birkin, 1946

Ernie Davis, 1939

Leonardo Boff, 1938

Lee Remick, 1935

Charlie Rich, 1932

Don Hewitt, 1922

Shirley Jackson, 1919

Morey Amsterdam, 1914

Spike Jones, 1911

Margaret Madeline Chase Smith, 1897

James Harold Doolittle, 1896

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Saturday Night Fever(Film), 1977

Diamonds are Forever(Film), 1971

"Il Trittico"(Puccini opera), 1918

Today in History:

Osman ibn Affan is appointed the third kalief of Islam, 644

The Zuider Zee seawall collapses, 50,000 lives are lost in the floods that follow, 1287

The first artificial pearls, made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales, are manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris, 1656

The Montgolfier brothers' first balloon lifts off on its first test flight, 1782

David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a machine that cuts nuts and bolts, 1798

The American Academy of Political and Social Science is organized in Philadelphia, 1889

The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii, 1902

Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes the first to reach the South Pole, 1911

Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sri Lanka join the United Nations, 1955

The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations. 1961

NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus, 1962

Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations, 1999

The Millau viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened, 2004

China's first lunar rover, the Yutu, lands successfully on the Moon, 2013

The Vatican announces it has rediscovered the lost last paintings of Rafael, painted around 1520, in the Vatican Museum, 2017

The Walt Disney Company buys most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion, 2017

The 85th Heisman Trophy is awarded to Joe Burrow of Louisiana State University; Burrow received the highest percentage of first place votes ever with 90.7%, 2019


  1. Carl is a handful isn't he.
    And thank you for the smiles. The female remote control cracked me up.

  2. Carl is a source of never ending tales and work for you, a thing to be thanfull for indeed.
    I like the cat with mice :D

  3. I think only you can handle Carl. I like your answer to his rubbery eggs. Very entertaining post, reading about the male and female household objects. Love the cute animals. Have a wonderful day and week.

  4. Thank you so much, Mimi, for a lovely selection of photos. Great fun.

    God bless.

  5. At least if Carl doesn't want to do what he needs to do he doesn't get violent or anything. Those are some great funnies about males and females! Have a fun day!

  6. Okay, the remote control got me. LOL

  7. Oh, Carl! The male/female snippets are brilliant and the animals, really cute!

  8. Carl is always a welcomed read. You have job security in spades. Love him.

    I've spoiled my lunch many times with chocolate. It's a good thing.

    Love all the funnies and now I know what is male and what is female and why.

    Love the critter shots. So adorable.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

  9. All I can say is Carl is a character and you are a patient Saint! Those photos are hilarious- especially the cat infested with mice! Have a great day!

  10. Carl seems to be a handle. My wife really enjoyed the memes especially the ones about the men & women. Is it pick on men day? LOL Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  11. Carl certainly keeps you busy ~ great fun post and love the animals ~ Xo

    Happy Week to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Yes, everything in my house is referred to as either male or female (mostly depending on whether it's working properly or not).

  13. You are a Carl wizard. Those were terrific funnies, all of them!

  14. I like all the sweet animal pictures.


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