Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Clothes, Cuties, and Funnies, a Random and Happy Tuesday Word Counters 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 

Part of today’s post is also a writing challenge. This is how it works: one of the contributing bloggers picked a number between 12 and 50. The submitted number is a challenge to participating bloggers to write at least one piece using that exact number of words. 

This month, the word count number is: 32

It was submitted by:  yours truly

Links to the other Word Counters posts (check them out, they're awesome!):

Baking In A Tornado                    

On the Border                                  

Carl did his usual begging for more snooze time before getting up yesterday, and i let him enjoy the warmth and comfort of his favorite cozy chair while i tended the laundry.

The laundry required it.  His mother is trying to encourage him to do more of his own washing, and i understand.  He generally gets through the wash part okay, but only generally.

Once in so often, he will decide to put the clothes in, add detergent and set the washer to rinse and spin.  As you can guess, the results are less than stellar.

My trick is to turn the washer on and fortunately the last cycle used lights up.  If the rinse and spin cycle lights up, i just run it through a normal wash.

If he gets through the wash, he's iffy with the dryer.  With effort he's washed and gotten the clothes into the dryer, does he really have to remember to start it?

Now that the drying is out of the way, there's that pesky putting away part.  That's where he gets finished before the job does and i find clothes in the oddest places.

This time, the socks were in the underwear drawer, underwear was stuffed in with pajamas, and the hanging clothes were hanging from the top closet shelf, no hangers were required.  Job security.

 It's time for some cuties and some funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Anniversary of the Founding of Lima  -- Lima, Peru

Confession of St. Peter -- Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, and Anglican Christian

     Feast of the Chair of St. Peter -- Roman Catholic Church (celebrated as the founding of the papacy)

Feast of Neith -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of war and hunting)

Four an' Twenty Day -- Scotland (24 days after Christmas)

Hair Dryer Appreciation Day -- no history on this, but if you love your hair dryer, more power to you

Jazz Day -- Jazz gets recognized, it plays the Met!

National Lay Awake and Whisper in the Dark Night -- another one i can't fathom or find out why it even exists

National Peking Duck Day

Revolution Day -- Tunisia

Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day -- always the Tuesday of Healthy Weight Week and includes the announcement of the Slim Chance Awards, highlighting the worst fad diets of the prior year  

Royal Thai Armed Forces Day -- Thailand (former Siam)

Santa Prisca Day -- Taxco, Mexico

Thesaurus Day -- birth anniversary of Peter Roget

UFO Day -- see the history section, 1644

Unsliced Bread Day -- from this day in 1943, until the war ended, US bakers sold only unsliced bread loaves so no steel had to be diverted from the war effort for slicing machine blades

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity -- Christian (from the celebration of the Confession of St. Peter to the celebration of the Conversion of St. Paul, Jan. 25)

Winnie the Pooh Day -- birth anniversary of author A.A. Milne

Anniversaries Today:

Wesley College, Melbourne is established, 1866

Henry VII of England weds Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV, 1486

Birthdays Today:

Jason Segal, 1980

Dave Bautista, 1969

Jesse L. Martin, 1969

Jane Horrocks, 1964

Kevin Costner, 1955

Bobby Goldsboro, 1941

Davis Eli "David" Ruffin, 1941

Curtis Charles (Curt) Flood, 1938

Ray Dolby, 1933

Evelyn Lear, 1931

John Boorman, 1930

Constance Moore, 1920

Danny Kaye, 1913

Cary Grant, 1904

Oliver Hardy, 1892

A.A. Milne, 1882

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, 1856 (The African-American doctor who performed the first open heart surgery.)

Thomas A. Watson, 1854 ("Come here, Watson, I need you," said Bell)

Peter Mark Roget, 1779

Daniel Webster, 1782

Daigo, Emperor of Japan, 885

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Jeffersons"(TV), 1975

"Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour"(TV), 1948

"The Nose"(Shostakovich' opera), 1930

Today in History:

Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong, 1126

Francisco Pizarro founds Lima, Peru, 1535

The first documented UFO sighting in America, by some very perplexed pilgrims in Boston, 1644

Pirate Henry Morgan defeats the Spanish defenders and captures Panama, 1670

San Jose, California is founded, 1777

Captain James Cook stumbles upon the Sandwich Islands (Hawai'i), 1778

The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay, 1788

Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, the first US electrical journal, begins publication, 1840

Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, J. C. Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom, 1884

Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England, 1886

The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time, 1896

President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States, 1903

The first shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania, flown by Eugene B. Ely), 1911

English explorer Robert F Scott & his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before, 1912

Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia, 1915

A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri, 1916

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden, 1944

Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut, 1958

A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War, 1974

Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease, 1977

Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs), 1981*

The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family, 1983

Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided, 1997

The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth, 2000

Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over, 2002

A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia, 2003

The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, 2005

Hurricane Kyrill becomes one of Western Europe's deadliest storms, 2007

An amateur astronomer in Peterborough, England, discovers a new, Neptune-sized exoplanet, 2012

For the first time ever, lifeguards in Australia rescue endangered swimmers with a drone, using it to drop a rescue pod flotation device, 2018


  1. I wonder what it would be like if you didn't go in to help Carl for a week. I think he will give you an emergency call. Thank you for the cuties and funnies.

  2. That Carl! He keeps you on your toes. I loved the expression "finished before the job was". It describes to a T how it is with children and Carl. Thank you.

  3. Great cartoons - thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  4. Doing laundry may be too big of an ask for Carl, but we get that his mom wants him to be a bit self sufficient. Great funnies! The Jehovas Witness one is so funny, we can imagine their faces!

  5. All are funny but the Jehovah Witness one is the best because my husband (before he was my husband) actually greeted them that way. It worked because they never returned.

  6. As you describe how Carl does his laundry, I find myself smiling and thinking "I've had days like that myself."

  7. I love it when you talk about whirlwind Carl. Job security indeed.

    Awww on the babies and the pups. Adorable.

    I love all the funnies and the last one made me spew my coffee. Thank you very much.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

  8. Mimi, does Carl cook his food himself? I'd worry about leaving the oven on.
    The memes are great especially the one about the Jehova Witnesses and the Lard Ass one.
    Have a great day my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Lots of LOL's here ~ love the Jehovah Witness one ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of happy moments,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Oh my goodness Mimi! Carl and his mom would be in dire straits if you were not there to helpout. You know that your halo is bright and shiny today!

  11. Carl certainly keeps your life . . . interesting! I loved your phrase: 'he gets finished before the job does'. That describes so many of the people in my life...
    LOVE the funnies! Ohmyword, I laughed!

  12. the bird comic is SPOT ON....!!! funny funnies today !!! :)

    wonder if james "cook" was meant to find the "sandwich" islands !! ☺☺♥3

  13. You definitely have job security. :) Nice bunch of funnies. XO

  14. Carl is trying, bless it. Love the funnies!

  15. I LOVE how Carl does laundry! And the photos are a riot! Particularly Old ladies with Tattoos and Rap as Golden Oldies! LOL!

  16. I cringed when I saw the pic of the Porta-Potties about to get pushed off the truck into the convertible.

  17. I think Carl sure gives it try. The JW's lol. My husband cornered one, fully clothed, invited him in and got his bible out. The old guy was begging to leave. My husband said you knocked on my door dude. They never returned. hahaha Love the funnies, rap and Maxine, oh Lord! Those birds....I think sometime my poor husband is at the bottom rung and yeah...I know you get it! He works way too hard!

  18. The boat naming cracked me up! LOL


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