Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Snacks and Exercise and Funnies, 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.  

Carl met me with the announcement, "Yesterday was testimony day at church!"  When i asked him if he gave his testimony, he hesitated, then said, "Well I wrote it down, but it all went so fast!"  By this i think he meant it was an open mic and he didn't get up the nerve to go up there before they moved on to the next part of the service.

Then i noticed he had an exercise video on his tablet.  He was sitting at the table eating, and i asked him if he was going to exercise.  He looked at me like i was crazy and said, "But I'm eating!"  He watches the videos, he doesn't necessarily exercise to them, especially if there is something more interesting to do, like eat.

He has started trying to do more laundry the day before i come, but as usual, he doesn't quite do it all the way, meaning all the way to getting the clothes back to his room and put away.  Most of them ended up on the kitchen chair, which i was not expecting.  In the future i'll be watching for that (along with looking for clothes in the top of the closet and under the bed).  There's always a curve ball with him.

When packing his snack, i ran into a sipper bag he wanted included and realized he had made his own version of sweet and salty.

It's Popcorners (a salty popcorn snack) and part of a PopTart.  At least they both start with pop, maybe that's why he put them together.

How about a few funnies we used to call "bumper snickers":

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Day of the Fallen against the Colonial Repression -- Angola

Day To Mourn Racism -- anniversary of the day ethnic discrimination was outlawed worldwide in 1969

Dimpled Chad Day -- if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Earth at Perihelion -- 6:52am UTC (closest point to the Sun)

Eleventh Day of Christmas

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1st US-born Saint; Patron of Apostleship of the Sea, people ridiculed for their piety, widows; Shreveport, LA; against in-law problems, the death of children, the death of parents)

Festival of Fufluns -- Etruscan (god of wine, also of spring and rebirth; date approximate)

Get Out Your Boxer Shorts Day -- internet generated, and why, i do not know

Independence Day -- Myanmar(1948)

Martyrs' Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo

National Spaghetti Day

Ogoni Day -- Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People of the Niger River

Pop Music Chart Day -- Billboard magazine published the first one today in 1936

St. Pharaildis' Day (Patron of difficult marriages, victims of abuse, widows; Bruay, France; Ghent, Belgium; against childhood diseases)

Trivia Day -- celebration of those who have a doctorate in uselessology, sponsored by PunsCorp

World Braille Day -- birth anniversary of Louis Braille

World Hypnotism Day -- to remove myth and misconception, and promote the truths and benefits of hypnotism 

Anniversaries Today:

Utah becomes the 45th US state, 1896

Birthdays Today:

Julia Ormond, 1965

Dave Roley, 1962

Michael Stipe, 1960

Matt Frewer, 1958

Ann Magnuson, 1956

Grace Bumbry, 1937

Dyan Cannon, 1937

Floyd Patterson, 1935

Don Shula, 1930

Barbara Rush, 1927

Jesse White, 1917

Jane Wyman, 1914

Sterling Holloway, 1905

Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton, 1838

Louis Braille, 1809

Jakob Grimm, 1785

Benjamin Rush, 1746

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Night Court"(TV), 1984

"Blondie"(TV), 1957

The Pop Music Charts in Billboard Magazine, 1936

"Academic Festival Overture"(Johannes Brahms Op. 80), 1881

Today in History:

Titus Labienus is defeated by Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina, BC 46

Columbus leaves the "New World" on return from his first voyage, 1493

Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew", 1570

Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire, 1698

Andre Méchain discovers M80, the globular cluster in Scorpio, 1781

Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government, 1847

4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY, 1863

The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City, 1865

Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule, 1878

The last known sighting of an eastern cougar, in Ontario, 1884

Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs the first appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22), 1885

Thomas Stevens is the first man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF); his itinerary accounts "DISTANCE ACTUALLY WHEELED, ABOUT 13,500 MILES", 1887

The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter, 1912

The first elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho, 1915

Sputnik 1 reenters the atmosphere and burns up, 1958

Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, 1959

Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, 1972

Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first American-born saint, 1975

Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC, 2004

The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history, 2007

The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building is officially opened, 2010

Eleven-year-old Kathryn Gray, of Canada, becomes the youngest person in the world to discover a supernova, 2011

The world's largest ever blue star sapphire at 1404.49 carats, found in a Sri Lankan mine in August 2015, is finally certified by Colombo's Gemology Institute, 2016

South Korea, the country with world's lowest birth rate, records more deaths than births for the first time, 2021


  1. I think there is never a boring time with Carl. Sometimes he sounds interesting. Wishing you all the best for the New Year.

  2. Bumper snickers is a great name.
    Yay Carl. Job security. Hungry job security.

  3. Carl is always good for something new and surprising :) Poptarts and popcorn of course go together well.

  4. I'm exercising my jaw when I eat! As for those stickers, I can relate to most of them!

  5. Good funnies, but that Carl is always amusing. We can't imagine going through life as he does, but it works for him and he is probably 100% stress free too.

  6. Bumper Snickers were the very best!!

  7. Love all the funnies and love, love, love hearing about Carl. A whirlwind of fun. I'm sure he keeps you on your toes.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

  8. Great funnies ~ LOL ~ Xo

    Wishing you a sweet day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. EEEEk your funnies struck my funny bone a few times! And oh my Carl! He's a special one indeed! Cheers!

  10. Lots of laughs today from those "bumper stickers." And I do think Carl may be on to something with those exercise videos. If we watch them while we eat, maybe the calories don't count?

  11. very clever play on words with the bumper stickers !! happy 2022 to you and the family mimi :) ☺☺♥♥

  12. Watching an exercise video while eating sounds like something I would do. :) Great bunch of funnies.

  13. Yep, life according to Carl! Those were great funnies!

  14. He doesn't have to share the bag o stuff, I detest pop tarts! :P It sounds like you have a lot of interesting things to do, with your folks! At least, good stories, if nothing else!!

  15. Carl does keep you on your toes.
    Thanks for the funnies.

  16. I think you should write a book: My Life Serving Carl!
    We have a testimony meeting in our church once a month and I don't blame Carl. Standing up there is just downright scary!
    And those bumper stickers are laugh-out-loud funny!


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