Sunday, December 5, 2021

Lookin' Good (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.

On thing about my yearly check-up with Dr. BowTie is that he is thorough.  About two weeks before he sees me, i go in for blood work, vision and hearing test, EKG, and lots of stuff so he can review it with me and determine if i'm healthy or not.

He noted that my vision is getting worse (yes, i have cataracts, and no, they won't take them out yet).  He asked, "Do you wear glasses to drive?"

Yes, i have always worn driving glasses, since i took driver's ed at age 14.

He asked about reading glasses, and i noted that yes, i have those, too, when i need them.

Then he said, "You don't wear your glasses except to drive or read?"

My response was, i don't need them for anything else, i can see well enough not to run into the furniture.

Clothile done been wearin' de glasses so many year, Boudreaux almos' done fo'got what she look like wit'out dem, she allus grab dem firs' t'ing when she woked up an' not take dem off 'til bed.

Den one day she done takes off de glasses in de kitchen an' she put dem down, an' Boudreaux look at her, an' he smile, an' he say, "I done fo'git what you look like wit'out glasses, you look better wit'out dem!"

An' Clothile done say, "Mais, you look better wit'out my glasses, too!"


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.      

Sunsets, just because they make me smile.


Today is:

AFL-CIO Day (date of merger in 1955)

Bathtub Party Day -- celebrate how much fun it is to take a nice, long, hot bath in these days when showers prevail; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Boycott Day -- commemoration of the city bus boycott begun this day in 1959 in Birmingham, AL, US in response to the arrest of Rosa Parks

Clerc-Gallaudet Week begins -- celebrating the pioneers in education for the deaf in the US

Constitution Day -- Sudan

Day of the Ninja -- sponsored by Ninja Burger! with its own website     

Dingle-Fritter, Gooseberry Humple, Tiger-Get-By, LoneFolding, and Zimbor-Quattor's (Multiple Squishing of) Celebration -- Fairy Calendar

Discovery Day -- Haiti

Good Neighborliness Day -- Turkmenistan

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development -- UN

King's Birthday -- Thailand, also National Day and Father's Day (for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birth anniversary, the founder and "father" of the nation)

National Sacher Torte Day

Nones of December -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also observed

     Faunalia -- rural festival of Faunus

Repeal Day -- US (celebrating the repeal of Prohibition)

Second Sunday of Advent -- Christian

     Lighting the Candle of Peace

St. Bassus of Nice's Day (Patron of Nice, France)

St. Nicholas' Eve  -- Belgium; Czech Republic; Hungary; Netherlands; Romania; Slovakia; parts of the UK; special observances include

      Avond -- Leewvarden, West Friesland (St. Nicholas visits and, if you are good, promises to return with trinkets and candies, which are left in waiting shoes)

      Bonhomme Noel -- France (Celebration of "Goodman Christmas")

      Klausjagen -- Arth and Kussnacht, Switzerland (with a procession of mitre-wearing figures by the Lake of Four Cantons)

      Krampuslauf -- Austria (St. Nicholas celebration, which begins the evening before the Saint's day, involving chasing and throwing snowballs at the Krampus, the imp who travels with St. Nick to punish the bad children)

      Zwarte Piet -- "Black Peter", the companion of St. Nicholas who keeps track of the good and bad children, arrives in many areas tonight

Swap a Christmas Cookie Recipe Day -- because it's fun to try new ones

World Soil Day -- International Union of Soil Sciences     

Birthdays Today:

Frankie Muniz, 1985

Margaret Cho, 1968

Gary Allan, 1967

John Rzeznik, 1965

Art Monk, 1957

Morgan Brittany, 1950

Jim Messina, 1947

Jose Carreras, 1946

Jeroen Krabbe, 1944

J.J. Cale, 1938

Chad Mitchell, 1936

Calvin Trillin, 1935

Joan Didion, 1934

Little Richard, 1932

Otto Preminger, 1906

Strom Thurmond, 1902

Walt Disney, 1901

Bill Picket, 1870

George Armstrong Custer, 1839

Christina Rossetti, 1830

Martin Van Buren, 1782

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Catskills on Broadway"(Revue), 1991

"I Do! I Do!"(Musical), 1966

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

"The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"(Inge play), 1957

"The Abbot and Costello Show"(TV), 1952

"Dragnet"(TV), 1951

"Kejser og Gililaer/Emperor and Galilean"(Ibsen play), 1896

"Symphonie Fantastique"(Berlioz symphony), 1830

Today in History:

Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations, BC63

An earthquake in Naples leave about 35,000 dead, 1465

All Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I, 1496

London auctioneers Christie's hold their first sale, 1766

Henry Knox begins the transport of Fort Ticonderoga artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts, a key to later forcing the British Fleet out of Boston Harbor, 1775

C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive, 1846

President Polk confirms that gold has been discovered in California, triggering the next year's "Gold Rush", 1848

Daniel Stillson of Massachusetts patents the first practical pipe wrench, 1876

The first automated telephone switching system is patented, 1879

The first electric car makes its debut; it could go 15 miles between charges, 1893

University of Pittsburg makes the first use of numbers on football jerseys, 1908

The American League for Physical Culture is founded in NYC, the first US nudist organization, 1929

The 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition, is ratified, 1933

Sister Elizabeth Kenny's new treatment for infantile paralysis receives approval, 1941

A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow, 1952

The United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan's resolution on security of non-Nuclear States, 1976

Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite. 1988

The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there, 2005

Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II, 2008

Malta becomes the first country in Europe to outlaw conversion therapy, 2015

Russia is banned from the next Winter Olympics in South Korea over state-sponsored doping, 2017

The letter by Albert Einstein from 1954 on the concept of religion sells for $2.9 million at Christie's in New York, 2018

WHO says 142,000 people died of the measles around the world in 2018, nearly 20,000 more than the previous year, 2019


  1. Your sunsets made me smile too. Thank you. Lots.
    And many things look softer without my glasses too. Which often means they look better.

  2. Lovely sunsets :)
    I'm so going to celebrate bathtub day. I love my soak, and a bathtub was one of the must haves when we were house hunting ;)
    Thorough docs are a blessing!

  3. Really wonderful photos. Thanx.

    God bless.

  4. That was a funny one. :) Your Dr is thorough to be sure you get an EKG and eyes checked. Nice photos. XO

  5. Those sunet photos LQQK amazing good captures

    LOL @ the joke :-)

    Have a tanfabulous sunsettastic Sunday 👍

  6. I'm in the same spot with you Mimi. My problem is that I can't make an appointment with my eye doctor. I was to see him last January but since then they are having a fight with the provincial government and I can't have an appointment. My eyes are getting weaker and I need new glasses. I'm stuck.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. That has to be one of your best Cajun jokes yet, I love it! Great photo's too, especially the third one with the skeletal tree.

  8. What a batch of lovely sunsets. I can see them much better with my glasses which are on my nose from the morning until bedtime.

  9. Awesome sunset photos and fun joke ~ Xo

    Happy Days to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. It's so good to have a thorough Doctor and those sky photos sure are pretty!

  11. I love Clothile's answer! I have said the same thing to my husband. And I gotta say your sky shots are spectacular! We hope you have a marvellously Happy week.

  12. Great joke this week. I love the sunsets too.

  13. Thank you for the amazing shots and the captivating posts you always share and for hosting, as well!
    Wishing you a most wonderful new week
    XO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

  14. Hahahaha! A lot of us probably look better without Clothile's glasses! ;)
    Beautiful sunsets!


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