Sunday, February 13, 2022

Priorities (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.

Talk everywhere is about the Super Bowl.  Even Grandma, who doesn't like watching sports on TV, will be taking a peek.

Boudreaux done invite Thibodeaux an' hims wife Marie over fo' de Super Bowl an' so Clothile an' Marie done be talkin' 'bout what dey be fixin' to eat durin' de big game.

Dey done get de menu set an' Clothile say, "I done be hopin' our team win, don' you?"

An' Marie say, "Mais!  All I care 'bout is de food an' seein' de commercials, I don' care who win or how many baskets or goals de teams score!


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.        

We don't have a standard range/cooktop, we use induction cookers.  Two of our three finally bit the dust, and we got a new one.

Mr. BA got a new toy, a compost bin.



Coda and Lulu.  Also, Coda on a walk.

Things that caught my eye on a walk with Coda.

Sky shots, because i can't stop.


Today is:

Break-Up Day -- if you are over him/her, don't go through tomorrow pledging love falsely, get out today

Dream of Your Sweetheart Day -- a reminder that if you aren't ready for Valentine's Day tomorrow, you'd better get cracking

Employee Legal Awareness Day -- Australia

Get a Different Name Day -- for those who hate their name; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Ides of February -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also

     Parentalia begins -- through the 21st (honoring divi parentes -- the deified ancestors)

     Lupercalia begins -- through the 15th (to rid the city of evil spirits)

     Orgiastic festival of Juno Februa begins -- through tomorrow

International Flirting Week -- always the Sun-Sat that encompasses Valentine's Day; if you are married, flirt with your mate, it's fun!

I Value Your Friendship Day -- because you don't want to neglect your friends while we are remembering love this week

Madly in Love With Me Day -- because you have to love "me" before you can love "we"

Man Day -- always the Sunday before Valentine's Day, sponsored by C. Daniel Rhodes

National Tortellini Day

Random Acts of Kindness Week -- always Valentine's Week

Scout Sunday -- BSA (Boy Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to church and represent scouting to their congregation)

St. Catherine dei Ricci's Day (Patron of the ill)

Super Bowl Sunday; related observance

     National Popcorn Day

     Souper Bowl of Caring (turn your Super Bowl Party into a way to help people in your community) 

Ta-asobi -- Akatsuka Suwa Shrine, Itabashi-ku, Japan (ceremony to pray for a good harvest)

Triodion begins -- Orthdox Christian (Publican & Pharisee Sunday)

Trndez or Tearnandarach -- Armenian Christian Church (fire celebration, begins in the evening and goes through tomorrow; originally a pagan sun worship celebration, it is now a Candlemas celebration by the OS Calendar)

World Marriage Day -- sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter   

Birthdays Today:

Mena Suvari, 1979

Robbie Williams, 1974

Kelly Hu, 1968

David Naughton, 1951

Peter Gabriel, 1950

Stockard Channing, 1944

Jerry Springer, 1944

Carol Lynley, 1942

Peter Tork, 1942

Bo Svenson, 1941

George Segal, 1934

Kim Novak, 1933

Chuck Yeager, 1923

Eileen Farrell, 1920

Tennessee Ernie Ford, 1919

Eddie Robinson, 1919

Grant Wood, 1892

Alvin York, 1887

Elizabeth "Bess" Virginia Wallace Truman, 1885

Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill, 1849

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, 1754

Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, 1682

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Merlin"(Musical), 1983

"Prince Valiant"(Comic strip), 1937

Today in History:

Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed, 1258

Jews are expelled from Burgsordf, Switzerland, 1349

The Disfida di Barletta (Challenge of Barletta); Frenchman Charles de la Motte accused Italians of cowardice, and thirteen Italians proceeded to rout 13 Frenchmen in a chivalrous horseback tourney, 1503

St. Augustine, Florida, is founded, becoming the oldest continuously occupied European established city, and the oldest port, in the continental United States, 1566

Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for trial before the Inquisition for professing belief that the Earth revolves around the sun, 1633

Treaty of Lisbon:  Spain recognizes Portugal, 1668

The Massacre of Glencoe: 78 members of the clan Macdonald are murdered for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange (William III), 1692

Cholera appears in London, 1832

Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards, 1867

The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert, 1881

Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class, 1886

Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector, 1894

English suffragettes storm British Parliament and 60 women are arrested, 1907

The Negro National League is formed, 1920

A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, 1935

France tests its first atomic bomb, 1960

Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released, 1970

A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky, 1981

An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany, 1990

The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies, 2000

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", 2004

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations, 2008

At 23:31:30 UTC the Unix system time (time_t) number reaches 1234567890 seconds, 2009

For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, were able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855, 2011

NASA confirms Mars Opportunity rover's mission, originally set to be 90 days, has ended after 15 years due to a sandstorm damaging communications, 2019

A study published in the journal Science of Arrokoth 2014 MU69 in the Kuiper Belt shows scientists are rethinking how planets are formed, not by violent collisions but by a more gentle clumping, 2020

Archaeologists announce the discovery of oldest known beer factory in Abydos, Egypt, from early Dynastic period 3150 B.C.- 2613 B.C, 2021


  1. Another truly delightful Sunday Selections. Thank you.

  2. Great photos. Especially the flowers.

    God bless.

  3. I'm with Marie, bring it on! Great photos, every single one of them.

  4. Cute joke, the food is all I would care about. :) Nice photos. XO

  5. I loved what Marie said. I don't think I'll be watching the game. Just at the end who wins.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Those are some terrific photos and those pups sure were having fun. No football here, nope, never.

  7. That dragonfly on a wall is super! Me too with Marie ... all family actually ;)

  8. Gorgeous sky shots and love the doggie photos ~ fun Cajun joke ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Always nice to see Coda. The flowers are gorgeous. I like the dragonfly on the white brick wall and the fifth sky photo.
    In our house, the Super Bowl was the one that held the most cereal.

  10. Yeah...I'm pretty much there for the food as well...
    Gorgeous pictures!

  11. Happy Valentine's Day! I love your Sparks, the Cajuns and all your shares. Something about God's artistry and sky shots. I can not stop either. Love them! Take care and I enjoyed your poem. I will be back for my fun . TAKE CARE xo


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