Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Socks, Snickers and Definitions, 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 was getting dressed for work and i handed him a pair of socks.  He promptly threw them to the floor, and i asked why.

“Because I’m about to put them on!” he said, as if that was the perfectly logical thing to say and do.

He then grabbed a different pair, sat down on the floor, and put his shoes and socks on, leaving behind the pair i’d first handed him.

A few minutes later, i found another pair in the bathroom.  Job security.

Bigger Girl loves animals, and falls for every abandoned dog she runs across.  She works at a vet office where people sometimes just leave their pets, not returning to pay for the vet work.  These abandoned animals are put up for adoption, and she wants them all.

Recently one was left there that had a terrible habit of play biting.  Bigger Girl took it upon herself to try to teach this dog not to play bite, but it was slow going.   She was concerned the animal would never be adopted because of her biting habit.

Then i got this text:

Hey, mom, thought you’d like to know that the dog that was left at work has found a home.  Our new handyman adopted her.  I’m kinda salty about it because I spent hours trying to train this dog not to play bite, and it took his 4-year-old two seconds by biting back.  Now the little girl and the dog are inseparable and I am happy but also miffed that a preschooler managed to train a dog that’s so dumb she’d have to study for three days to pass a urine test.

A few more of those “bumper snickers”:

And finally just so you know:

Guts or balls.  

There is a medical distinction. We've all heard about people having guts or balls, but do you really know the difference between them? In an effort to keep you informed, the definitions are listed below:

GUTS - Is arriving home late after a night out with the guys, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the guts to ask: 'Are you still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere?'

BALLS - Is coming home late after a night out with the guys, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the butt and having the balls to say: You're next, Chubby.'

I hope this clears up any confusion on the definitions.

Medically speaking there is no difference in the outcome.  Both result in death

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Banquet of Fairies, Goblins, Pixies, and Elves -- Fairy Calendar

Burning of the Clavie -- Burghead, Scotland (ancient ritual to ensure good luck through the year)

Carmentalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of the goddess of childbirth)

Cuckoo Dancing Week begins -- in honor of Laurel & Hardy, whose theme song was "The Dancing Cuckoos"; watch some of their fabulous material this week, and introduce it to a new fan

Designated Hitter Day -- the American League adopted the "designated hitter" rule on this date in 1973

Feast of Sokar -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Manifesto Day -- Morocco(1944); Western Sahara(1944)

International Thank You Day -- as declared by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Juturnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of prophetic waters festival)

Kosrae Constitution Day -- Micronesia

Milk Day

National Hot Toddy Day

Secret Pal Day -- no info found on the origin, it's a secret!  do something nice for someone, secretly.

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day -- just don't do it to your secret pal

Sts. Paldo, Taso, and Tato's Day (founders of the monastery of San Vincenzo)

St. Theodosius of Cappadocia (Patron of file makers)

Tattoo Pride Day

Birthdays Today:

Amanda Peet, 1972

Mary Blige, 1971

Kim Coles, 1962

Stanley Tucci, 1960

Ben Crenshaw, 1952

Christine Kaufmann, 1945

Naomi Judd, 1946

Jim Hightower, 1943

Clarence Clemens, 1942

Jean Chretien, 1934

Rod Taylor, 1930

Grant Tinker, 1926

Alice Paul, 1885

William James, 1842

Eugenio Maria Hostos, 1839

John A. Macdonald, 1815

Alexander Hamilton, 1755

Theodosius I, 347

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Daktari"(TV), 1966

"Have a Heart"(Musical), 1917

Today in History:

Prophet of Islam Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 Muslims to conquer Mecca, 630

The first recorded lottery in England is drawn in St. Paul's Cathedral, 1569

Isaac Newton is elected a member of the Royal Society, 1642

Mt. Etna erupts, 1693

William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, the moons of Uranus, 1787

An earthquake in Martinique destroys half of Port Royal and results in about 700 deaths, 1839

Charring Cross Station opens in London, 1864

Milk is first delivered in bottles, 1878

Martha H. Cannon becomes the first woman state senator in the US, in Utah, 1897

The Hudson, the first sedan type automobile, goes on display at the 13th Auto Show in NYC, 1913

The first use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient occurs in Canada, with 14-year-old Leonard Thompson, 1922

Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Honolulu to Oakland, California, 1935

The first recorded snowfall in Los Angeles, California, 1949

United States Surgeon General Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., publishes a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts, 1964

The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened, 1986

The government of Ireland announces the end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on the IRA, 1994

Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois' death row based on the Jon Burge scandal, 2003

Forty-six  people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China, 2013

In China's first significant #MeToo moment Beihang University in Beijing fires a professor for sexual misconduct, 2018

Taiwan re-elects Tsai Ing-wen for a second term as president by a landslide, 2020


  1. Best house training tip ever, fun story, I loved it. Thank you!

  2. Lots and lots of smiles today. Thank you.

  3. Great explanation between guts and balls.

    God bless.

  4. Brilliant from beginning to end! I'm still grinning!

  5. Carl sure does provide job security as long as you have enough patience for him! Love the funnies. The jumbo alphabet soup is a great idea!

  6. Hahahahaha! Great post, Mimi. Thanks for the giggles. :)

  7. Fun post ~ love the story about the 4 yo training the dog ~ Xo

    Wishing you a happy day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. I love hearing about Carl. Always makes me smile. Job security indeed.

    Your daughter rocks and that was a fun story.

    Love all the funnies.

    I now know the difference between Guts and Balls. Brilliant.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

  9. That was a cute story. I am happy for the dog. Love the bumper stickers- especially the large letters in the soup.

  10. Those were all funny ones, even Carl!

  11. sure hoping the retirement saying is true because I'm there in the spring !! ;) ☺☺♥♥

  12. Dang- our store doesn't have the jumbo alphabet soup yet! Carl is a true patience tester and you win! Finally the story about the 4 year old curing a dog of biting was priceless! Glad the pup found a good home! Your daughter is also priceless- what a treasure in such a kind woman!

  13. Love the funnies and that's a good way to teach the dog.

  14. Dog training, what ever works!

    I was thinking either way you're dead before the punch line...still funny!

  15. I wonder if biting would work with Marv? And the bumper stickers are priceless! Thanks for the laughs!


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