Sunday, January 23, 2022

Faster Than a Speeding Toothbrush (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.

One thing i've noticed while cleaning homes is how different people are about their toothbrushing habits.  Some use the same brush until it is falling apart, some keep several brushes and once one has been used it is left to dry for a few days before being used again.  Electric devices and floss are prominently evident or totally missing.  

Tee Boudreaux done been tol' at de las' time he gone to de dentist dat he need to improve him in de tooth cleanin' department, so Santa brung him one o' dem colorful timers to use.  It be like de mini hour glass an' it have blue sand in it, two minute worth.

Clothile done been notice dat Tee's teef don' seem to be dat much cleaner, so she done ax him, "Tee, do you be usin' de timer when you brush like you suppose to?"

An' Tee say, "Mais, oui, an' I done beat de timer ever' time I brushes!"


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.       

Once more this week i will have to just put in the sky shots i've taken.  This coming week is supposed to be a little bit lighter in the demands on my time (please!please!please!), and i'll try to get more variety.



Today is:

Bounty Day -- Pitcairn Island (celebrates the burning of the HMS Bounty in 1790

Cold, Cold, Cold Day -- coldest temp ever recorded in the US, -79.8°F (-62.11°C), this day in 1971 at Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska

Day of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Lenaia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (three day Dionysian festival to arouse the sleeping vegetation and bring spring; date approximate)

Measure Your Feet Day -- one can only ask...."Why!?!"

National Activity Professionals Week begins -- celebrating the contributions of Activities Professionals in all senior living communities   

National Pie Day -- US, sponsored by the American Pie Council

National Handwriting Day -- US, on the birth anniversary of John Hancock, to encourage the dying art of legible handwriting by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association 

National Rhubarb Pie Day

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti -- TR and WB, India (birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose)

Ragwort Dance -- Fairy Calendar (Pixies only)

Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; plow drivers, see how far you can make those rural mailboxes go!

St. John the Almoner's Day (Patron of Knights Hospitaller; known for his generosity to the poor, "If we are able to enter the church day and night and implore God to hear our prayers, how careful we should be to hear and grant the petitions of our neighbor in need.")

Women in Medicine Day -- Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman awarded the degree of Medical Doctor in 1849

Anniversaries Today:

The founding of Georgetown University, the first US Catholic college, 1789

Birthdays Today:

Tito Ortiz, 1975

Tiffani Thiessen, 1974

Mariska Hargitay, 1964

Gail O'Grady, 1963

Princess Caroline of Monaco, 1957

Antonio Villaraigosa, 1953

Pat Haden, 1953

Richard Dean Anderson, 1950

Rutger Hauer, 1944

Gil Gerard, 1943

Chita Rivera, 1933

Jeanne Moreau, 1928

Ernie Kovacs, 1919

John M. Browning, 1855

Edouard Manet, 1832

Stendhal(Marie-Henri Beyle), 1783

John Hancock, 1737

Joseph Hewes, 1730

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The A-Team"(TV), 1983

"Roots"(TV miniseries), 1977

"Barney Miller"(TV), 1975

"King Family Show"(TV), 1965

"After the Fall"(Miller's Play), 1964

"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"(Film), 1948

Today in History:

Epoch (origin) of the Kali Yuga (Hindu Iron Age of the Gods), BC3102

In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops, 971

The first printing of Ramban's Sha'ar ha-Gemul, 1490

The first printing of the Pentateuch, 1492

The second version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England, 1552

What is probably the most deadly earthquake in history kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China, 1556

Queen Elizabeth I opens the Royal Exchange in London, 1571

Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales, 1656

Joseph Pease, a Quaker, is admitted to Parliament on his affirmation, 1833

Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first female physician in the US, 1849

The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1855

Alesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Alesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless an one person dead, 1904

Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American US senator, 1907

Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of the Polish government in exile, 1940

Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time, 1943

The bathyscaphe USS Trieste breaks a depth record by descending to 10,911 m (35,798 feet) in the Pacific Ocean, 1960

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, 1986

Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10, 2003

Six Venezuelan cable television channels are taken off the air by the Venezuelan government after refusing to transmit government messages, 2010

Chinese researchers report they have cloned two monkeys, using the same technology as Dolly the Sheep, 2018

The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp is marked by an international forum in Jerusalem, Israel, 2020


  1. I adore your skyscapes - but hope you do get more time in the coming weeks. And that you spend it relaxing.

  2. Really beautiful sky photos. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. Boudreaux's teeth must be pretty bad.

    Have a great Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. That was a good one. :) Nice photos. XO

  5. Oh, a full moon and golden sunsets (or Sunrises) So pretty. Your cajun joke had me laughing out loud. We had one of those blue-sanded hourglasses too, and one of the Owlets was very proud over being faster than the sand - every time ;)
    I hope this week will be slower and nicer for you!

  6. Fun Cajun joke and your sky photos are always wonderful! Xo

    Wishing you lots of loving moments,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Thank you for commenting on my blog - I'm glad quite a few people seem to be "still there" ! I love all your sunset pictures, and I can spend ages looking at cloud shapes. How relaxing a movie would be of those clouds slowly changing shape and colour over 10 minutes or so!

  8. Skies are amazing aren't they? I like numbers 20 and 22 very much, number 24 looks like there is a raging fire behind those trees.

  9. We smied at the teethy joke and those skies are really beautiful!

  10. I am reading "A Train near Magdeberg" by Matthew Rozell, about that time and how GIs found them after a series of long battles. What they found is still unspeakable.

    Some great sunsets.

  11. Wow! Beautiful sky shots. Hope you will have more leisure time to relax and take more beautiful shots to share with us. Have a great week.

  12. Happy Hathor Day! I LOVE the sky shots! You always get such terrific ones. I wish we had a little less fog, the skys just slowly fade to black....

  13. Those are some really great fotos. Big hugs

    Luvs ya'

    RaenaBelle and Zebby


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