Sunday, January 16, 2022

Mixed Signals (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.

Yesterday while we were in NOLA cleaning, Sweetie put his phone on silent so he wouldn't be disturbed.  His best friend from college (who lives in Dallas) called and left him a message.  On the way home, Sweetie dialed him back and also got voicemail.  He left him the message, "Tag, you're it!"  They finally connected and will be having lunch on Monday.

Back in de day wit' de new 'phone in de house on de party line, Clothile done answer ever' time it ring, she don' want miss ennyt'ing.  One time she done pick it up an' de person on de line say, "Is dat Toot-toot?"

An' Clothile say, "No, dere no be a Toot-toot here."

An' de person say, "Mais, you done answer de wrong phone!"


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.         

Just about the only photos i've taken for a while now are pups playing and sky shots.


Today is:

Appreciate a Dragon Day -- share stories of your favorite dragons from literature; begun by author Danita K. Paul

Concordia --  Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring the goddess of harmonious relations)

Day of Offerings to the Shemsu of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Inflatable Tire Day -- birth anniversary of Andre Michelin

International Hot and Spicy Food Day

Laurent Kabila -- Democratic Republic of the Congo (Heroes' Day)

National Day of Peace -- El Salvador (anniversary of 1992 peace treaty)

National Fig Newton Day

National Good Teen Day -- which really is most of them, isn't it

National Nothing Day -- created by newspaperman Harold Pullman Coffin in 1973 “to provide Americans with one national day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing or honoring anything.”

National Work At Home With Your Spouse Day -- internet generated; try if you dare, i won't, as much as i love him, i'd have to kill him.

National Religious Freedom Day -- US (in 1786, the Virginia legislature adopted the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, a statute guaranteeing religious freedom to citizens of that state, and protecting them from discrimination for their religious choices)

St. Anthony's Eve -- Abruzzo, Italy (Fires of Saint Anthony -- Anthony the Great)

St. Honratus of Arles' Day (Patron for rain; against drought, misfortune)

Teacher's Day -- Thailand

There's No Business Like Show Business Day -- Ethel Merman's Birth Anniversary!

Tu B'Shevat -- Judaism ("New Year of the Trees", begins at sunset)

Uzhavar Thirunal -- PY, TN, India (Farmer's Day portion of the Pongal celebrations)

World Religion Day -- Baha'i

Birthday's Today:

Kate Moss, 1974

Sade, 1959

Debbie Allen, 1950

John Carpenter, 1948

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, 1947

Ronnie Milsap, 1944

A.J. Foyt, 1935

Dian Fossey, 1932

Dizzy Dean, 1911

Ethel Merman, 1908

Frank Zamboni, 1901

Harry Carey, Sr., 1878

Robert W. Service, 1874 (Poet, The Cremation of Sam McGee)

Andre Michelin, 1853

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Hello, Dolly"(Musical), 1964

"A Pastoral Symphony"(Ralph Vaughan Williams' third symphony), 1922

Today in History:

The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Casesar Octavian by the Roman Senate, BC27

The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison, 550

A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt, 1362

The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy, 1412

The first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella, 1492

Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia, 1547

English parliament passes laws against Catholicism, 1581

The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, 1605

The Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks, 1776

The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson, 1786

The refrigerator car is patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit, 1868

The Pendleton Act creates the basis of US Civil Service system, 1883

The British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole, 1909

The British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland, 1913

Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia, 1914

The US ratifies the constitutional amendment on Prohibition, to take effect one year later, 1919

The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris, 1920

The first photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Racetrack in Hialeah Florida, 1936

Benny Goodman plays the first jazz performance at Carnegie Hall, 1938

Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard, 1942

Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk, 1969

Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects, 1970

The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt, 1979

First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force., 1986

El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City ending the 12-year Salvadoran civil war, 1992

The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban, 2002

The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107, but disintegrates 16 days later on reentry, 2003

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president, becoming Africa's first female elected head of state, 2006

New U.S. rules loosening trade restrictions with Cuba go into effect, 2015

The first ever flower grown in space, a zinnia, is announced; it was grown aboard the International Space Station using the NASA Veggie system, 2016

The city of Cairo, Egypt, is engulfed by a sandstorm, turning the whole city orange, 2019


  1. I loved those happy dogs AND the skyscapes.

  2. Happy to see the digs having fun...nice clicks and very informative post

  3. A great Cajun tale, happy dogs and beautiful skyscapes!

  4. Clothile is funny. I look forward to the Cajun joke Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Cute joke. Great photos, those pups like to play. :)

  6. LOL @ the joke heheh!

    I always like seeing cats or dogs playing :-) nice photos

    Have a wooftastic day 👍

  7. Great post today and we love the photos, the dogs playing were really terrific, and so were the sky shots!
    Our favorite dragon was Eustace in the Narnia story, Voyage of the Dawn Treader!
    We hope you had a marvellously happy weekend.

  8. Those sweet pups sure were having a big old time!

  9. You chose two great themes of dogs and sky for your photos.

  10. It's always good to see happy dogs having fun.

  11. Happiness is...watching animals at play...and animals asleep! :)

  12. Hahaha! We used to answer the 'wrong' phone all the time. On a party line, that's the highest form of entertainment!
    What a grand field for pups to play in!

  13. Awesome doggie photos ~ so fun ~ and great sky shots and fun Cajun joke ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of happy moments,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. Dogs and sky shots are great! Love those Cajuns! You are always so full of joy. HUGS


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