Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Creatures of Habit and Other Funny Stuff, 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 

All of us tend to be creatures of habit whether we admit it or not, and this is especially true of pets, children, and Carl.

If he’s used to a garbage can being in a certain place, then that’s where it should be.  The garbage can should be on the side of the washer, and it isn’t.

The can does not belong on this side of the washer.

That doesn’t make a difference to Carl.

The can belongs here, this is where the garbage will be thrown.

One thing i’ve learned is to never, ever be surprised at what i find in his room.  When i found his mother’s apron in his underwear drawer

i just figured he’d washed it and put it away with his stuff because that was faster than putting it where it belongs.  

(Side Note:  Carl as you would imagine, can be a messy eater.  Sometimes he puts on an apron when he eats to keep his clothes clean.  He has a few of his own but if one of his mom's is closer, well, you get the idea.)  

Only it wasn’t clean.  No, i don’t want to know how it got put away dirty, and yes, i washed it.  Of course, when i was done, i put it where it belonged.

Carl has a Peet brand shoe and glove dryer.  When i got there yesterday, he had a pair of shoes on it.  Then i looked closer, 

and i realized that was the refrigerator that was plugged in.  The dryer wasn’t until i plugged it in myself.

 Now i have to ask, have you ever been this tired?

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

A Room of One's Own Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, for all of those who just want a space to call their own; on the birth anniversary of Virginia Woolf

Around the World in 72 Days -- this date in 1890, Nellie Bly broke the fictional Phileas Fogg's record and went around the world in 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes and 14 seconds

Big Rock Day -- discovery of the Cullinan diamond (3,106 carets) this day in 1905

Conversion of St. Paul -- Christian

     Observe the Weather Day -- a beautiful St. Paul's Conversion day means a prosperous year, precipitation means an expensive year, clouds mean much loss of livestock, and wind means war looms in the year ahead

Dydd Santes Dwynwen -- Wales (For St. Dwynwen, Patron of lovers, especially Welsh lovers, and sick animals; the Welsh Valentines Day)

Feriae Sementivae -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a Feast of Spring, asking protection for seeds sown in the fall, and those to be sown in spring)

Festival of Constructive Energy -- another internet generated day with no explanations

G. F. Betico Croes Day -- Aruba

IV Nurse Day -- US (sponsored by the Infusion Nurses Society)

January 25 Revolution Day -- Egypt

Luanda City Day -- Luanda City, Angola

Macintosh Computer Day -- debuted this day in 1984

National Irish Coffee Day

National Speak Up and Succeed Day -- become one of those people who aren't afraid of public speaking, practice! originally sponsored by Polished Presentations International, but they no longer have a website, but i'm sure Toastmasters International can help 

National Voters' Day -- India

Old Disting -- Norse Calendar (date approximate; a market day held at the same time as a sacrifice to the female powers.)

Robert Burns' Night -- Scotland; Newfoundland (celebrated with a Burns' Supper and reciting poetry)

     Dinner Party Day -- for Bobby Burns, of course

St. Ananias of Damascus' Day (Saint who baptized St. Paul)

Up-Helly-AA Day -- Lerwick, Shetland (the largest fire festival in Europe, with tomorrow as a day off so everyone can recover)

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (through tomorrow)

Winter-een-mas -- a holiday for gamers, begun by Tim Buckley; through the 31st

Anniversaries Today:

Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn, 1533 (secret wedding)

Moscow University is established, to coincide with St. Tatiana's Day, 1755

Birthdays Today:

Alicia Keys, 1981

Ana Ortiz, 1971

China Kantner, 1971

Dinah Manoff, 1958

Leigh Taylr-Young, 1945

Etta James, 1938

Corazon Aquino, 1933

Dean Jones, 1931

Edwin Newman, 1919

Florence Mills, 1896

Virginia Woolf, 1882

William Somerset Maugham, 1874

Robert Burns, 1759

Robert Boyle, 1627 (O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Rent"(Musical), 1996

"M*A*S*H*"(Film), 1970

"One Hundred and One Dalmatians"(Cartoon film), 1961

"Metamorphosen, Study for 23 Solo Strings"(Strauss composition), 1946

"The Guiding Light"(Radio), 1937

"R.U.R./Rossum's Universal Robots"(Play), 1921 (the word "robot" enters the world lexicon)

"Wedding March"(Mendelssohn, Op. 61), 1858

"La Cenerentola"(Rossini Opera), 1817

Today in History:

Founding of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1554

Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu, 1573

The Treaty of Utrecht marks the beginning of the Dutch Republic, 1579

Eliakam Spooner of Vermont patents the first seeding machine in the US, 1799

The first US engineering college opens, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy, NY, 1825

Sojourner Truth addresses the First Black Women's Rights Convention, in Akron, Ohio, 1851

Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" is first played, at the wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia, 1858

The soda fountain is patented by Gustavus Dows, 1870

Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company, 1881

Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms, 1882

Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg's time around world by 8 days (72 days), 1890

The first US transcontinental telephone call is made when Alexander Graham Bell in NY calls Thomas Watson in SF, 1915

The League of Nations is founded, 1919

The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games, 1924

At the Hollywood Athletic Club the first Emmy Awards are presented, 1949

The first scheduled transcontinental flight in the US takes place, an American Airlines flight from California to New York, 1959

The Clementine space probe launches, 1994

Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile, 1995

During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands the release of political prisoners and political reforms while condemning US attempts to isolate the country, 1998

Three independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star, 2006

Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding, 2013

A British rowing team becomes the first female crew and the first crew of four to cross the Pacific, from San Francisco, California to Cairns, Australia in 257 days, 2016

Kisenosato is made yokozuna, becoming the 72nd Grand Champion of Sumo, and the first native Japanese to hold the title since 1998, 2017

Janet Yellen is confirmed as the first female treasury secretary by the US Senate, 2021


  1. How I would LOVE to sleep as well as any of those animals. And yes, I am a creature of habit too. I still find myself trying to put knives where our knife block lived five years ago when I am tired or distracted. I sympathise with Carl.

  2. Carl is good as always ... he's like children, just more so ;) And yes some habits persist for long time, like EC I have a couple of things that was moved like 18 years ago, and I still open the wrong cupboard! Other things are no problem, even if they were moved only recently. Our brains are strange creatures.
    I have been that tired ;) Once I fell asleep eating breakfast and woke up still with a piece of bun in my mouth :) Long ago now.

  3. I have on occasion been that tired. I'm a creature of habit too. Whenever I've moved house, things get put in the new cupboards as closely as possible to the arrangement from the previous home.

  4. Carl is really something and the best for a laugh. His mind really has its own agenda! Sleeping animals are always good for a laugh too. Happy Tuesday!

  5. Carl, Oh Carl. He is really special. Love the over tired animals. I wish I could sleep like them.

  6. Yes, I have been that tired. Pretty much since I became a parent!

  7. Love keeping up with Carl. I too am a creature of habit. It is easy for me to relate to the tired animals. My kids left me their three dogs for the weekend and with my two the five made this house look like a daycare center on Monday morning.

  8. I would be exhausted just looking after Carl. I keep saying Mimi you are an angel. Would anyone else help Carl? It's funny sometimes.
    Have a great day my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. I love Carl and I would enjoy being around him. He's so entertaining and I'm guessing he has a heart of gold.

    Love all the precious babies. Adorable.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

  10. maybe it's age catching up, but yes, here lately I
    HAVE been this kinda tired :) !~~ ☺☺♥3

  11. Mimi,

    I haven't been that dead tired unless I'm really sick. The last time I was this tired without being ill was the night our granddaughter was born as we were up more than 24-hours. When my head hit the pillow, I was out like a light until the alarm clock went off and then it was like please not now! :)

  12. Love all the 'tired animal' photos ~ sweet and yes i have been that tired at points in my life ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Job security and lots of writing material too. :) Cute sleepy critters. XO

  14. It all makes sense to Carl so on with the show. Love the snoozy critters!


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