Part of today’s post is also a writing challenge. This is how it works: one of the contributing bloggers picked a number between 12 and 50. The submitted number is a challenge to participating bloggers to write at least one piece using that exact number of words.
This month, the word count number is: 27
It was submitted by: Karen of Baking in a Tornado
Links to the other Word Counters posts:
While Carl is one of my main client sources for material for Random and Happy Tuesday, he's not the only one who says or does funny things.
A client wanted to give me an opened bag of cashews: "It says 'with sea salt,' but I didn't see any salt so you can have them!"
Ms. DJ had a visit from a neighbor who for some reason wanted to show her his rash. She's close to his wife but not that close.
Anyway, he stood on her car patio pulling his britches down for her to see! It surprised her so much that she didn't have time to object.
When she told me about it, she said, "I'm so glad none of the neighbors were looking out their windows at that moment! Can you just imagine!"
Carl didn't leave me high and dry. Because hangers in that house play musical closets i've snagged extras someone was throwing out so he'll always have some.
It doesn't help, as you can see. He has folded a dirty pair of shorts over a standard hanger while leaving the extra pants hangers waiting, unused.
Always check the washing machine before loading. Carl throws his trash toward the trash can but has no actual interest in whether it lands IN the can.
|The paper towel landed in the machine instead of the can next to it.|
Moving on to some funnies, animals sleep anywhere and there's proof.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
1848 Revolution Day -- Hungary
Ag Day, Celebrating Our Bountiful Food Supply -- according to a foodie website
Brutus Day -- for obvious reasons; watch for backstabbers today, because they are as numerous now as they were in ancient Rome
Constitution Day -- Belarus
Dumbstruck Day -- Fairy Calendar
Everything You Think is Wrong Day -- begun by someone who wants you to keep an open mind, apparently
Fallas de Valencia -- Valencia, Spain (a five-day carnival/fiesta of partying that ends with turning off all the city lights and setting fire to hundreds of massive papier-mache statues stuffed with fireworks to celebrate St. Joseph's Day; sometimes called Fallas de San Jose)
Honen Matsuri -- Tagata-jinja Shrine, Inuyama, Japan (festival for a good harvest and fertility)
Ides of March -- Ancient Roman Calendar; other observances
Day Sacred to Anna Parenna and River Nymphs -- goddess of the returning year
Day You Don't Want to Go Out if Your Name is Julius Caesar
Festival of Attis and Cybele
Guild Festival -- for guilds practicing the arts of Minerva, with weapons purified at her temple on this day
International Day Against Police Brutality
Joseph Jenkins Roberts' Birthday -- Liberia
Kashiram Jayanti -- UP, India (birth anniversary of politician Kashi Ram)
National Pears Helene with Chocolate Sauce and Brandy Day
Offerings to Ra, Osiris, Horus, Ptah, Sokar, and Atum -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
St. Clement Mary Hofbauer's Day (Patron of Vienna, Austria)
St. Louise de Marillac's Day (Patron of disappointing children, loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people, social workers, widows; Vincentian Service Corps)
Tagata Honen-Sai/Honen Matsuri -- Inuyama, Japan (fertility festival)
True Confessions Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, because confession is good for the soul; if you are afraid to confess to the world, there's always your mirror
Turkey Buzzards Day -- Hinckley, OH, US (Two theories about why the turkey buzzards return on this date each year have to do with either witchcraft of a hunting story; festival in honor of them will be held this coming Sunday)
World Consumer Rights Day -- International
Youth Day -- Palau
Richard Burton marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1964
The University of Toronto is chartered, 1827
Maine becomes the 23rd US state, 1820
Kellan Lutz, 1985
Sean Biggerstaff, 1983
Eva Longoria, 1975
Kim Raver, 1969
Mark McGrath, 1968
Bret Michaels, 1963
Mary Carillo, 1957
Park Overall, 1957
Dee Snyder, 1955
Craig Wilson, 1954
Sly Stone, 1944
Mike Love, 1941
Phil Lesh, 1940
Judd Hirsch, 1935
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933
Alan Bean, 1932
Norm Van Brocklin, 1926
Harry James, 1916
Joe E. Ross, 1914
Macdonald Carey, 1913
Samuel "Lightnin" Hopkins, 1912
Andrew Jackson, 1767
"The Wonder Years"(TV), 1988
"Eight is Enough"(TV), 1977
"Three's Company"(TV), 1977
"The Godfather"(Film), 1972
"Lady Madonna"(Music single), 1968
"My Fair Lady"(Musical), 1956
"Rapsodie Espagnole"(Ravel's Orchestral rapsody), 1908
"Caesar and Cleopatra,"(Play), 1899
"She Stoops to Conquer"(Comedy), 1773
Today in History:
Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March, BC44
Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty, 221
A Jew hating Monk in Seville, Spain stirs up people in that city to attack Jews, 1391
Christopher Columbus arrives back in Spain after his first trip to the New World, 1493
The first meeting of the Council of Trent, 1545
South Carolina becomes the first American colony to declare its independence from Great Britain and set up its own government, 1776
In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy; the plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place, 1783
A revolution breaks out in Hungary, and the Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party, 1848
Jesse W. Reno patents an "inclined elevator" (escalator), 1892*
Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated, 1906
Czar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar, 1917
Symbolics.com registers the very first Internet domain name, 1985
Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union, 1990
French President Jacques Chirac signs the law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools, commonly known as the "headscarf ban", 2004
Lazarus Project scientists reveal that they successfully recovered frozen tissue from the 1970's and rejuvenated the cells of Rheobatrachus silus, a species of frog that has been extinct since 1983, 2013
French fashion house Givenchy appoints it first female designer, Englishwoman Clare Waight Keller, 2017
Toys ‘R Us announces it will close all of its stores, 2018
More European countries impose restrictions on travel and borders to try to combat Covid19, while the US Federal Reserve slashes interest rates to near zero in an attempt to support the economy, 2020
Deb Haaland becomes the first Native American to lead a cabinet agency after being confirmed by the Senate as the new US Secretary of the Interior, 2021
*The first actual working model, at Coney Island, was built four years later.