Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Client Fun and Sleepy Critters, a Random and Happy Word Counters 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 

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:

Baking In A Tornado                    

On the Border                                 

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!


Today is:

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

Anniversaries Today:

Richard Burton marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1964

The University of Toronto is chartered, 1827

Maine becomes the 23rd US state, 1820

Birthdays Today:

Kellan Lutz, 1985

Sean Biggerstaff, 1983

Eva Longoria, 1975

Kim Raver, 1969

Mark McGrath, 1968

Bret Michaels, 1963

Fabio, 1961

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Wonder Years"(TV), 1988

"Eight is Enough"(TV), 1977

"Three's Company"(TV), 1977

"The Godfather"(Film), 1972

"Purlie"(Musical), 1970

"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.


  1. Carl is a hoot!
    Most of those animals look uncomfortable, exceptions being the kitty in the birdcage, the kitty in the show and the dog with the toddler.

  2. Carl and your other interesting clients do keep you occupied and entertained as well. Also provide lots of interesting experience for you to share with us. When sleep comes for these critters or babies, it doesn't matter whether the place is comfortable or not. Lol!

  3. Those sleeping pets -and a child - had me chuckling. Thank you.
    Gotta watch that laundry I see ;)

  4. Wonderful photos. Thank you Mimi. I wish I could sleep anywhere.

    God bless.

  5. I think pulling your pants down in public far exceeds the boundaries of being neighborly. Yikes.

  6. This mornings stories are so funny Mimi. Carl makes my day and this man took his pants down to show his rash was something else. I just love reading your blog my friend. Life is so challenging but funny.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. dood !!!! nnnnooooeeeeeee....KNOT INA BURD CAGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I always love your Carl posts. The rash one made me laugh out loud.

    Love all the sleeping critters. Many look very uncomfortable, but apparently they weren't uncomfortable. Wish I was that agile.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  9. Oh my- Carl is one unique person! And the sleeping photos are making me say "What the heck?" Those are very uncomfy poses! Have a great day "hanging out" with Carl!

  10. The man with the rash is funny- not the rash, just the showing part. :) How sweet of you to get Carl some hangers. Adorable photos. XO

  11. You sure never lack for some good material and those sleepy kitties are purrfect!

  12. Crazy pictures of those sleeping critters!

  13. 'Sea' salt! Bwahahahaha!
    Ummm...sir, I really don't want to see your rash...
    And Carl's antics always make me laugh.
    Ugh. Can you remember being able to sleep anywhere? Bonelessly? Now, without my own soft mattress, I couldn't hope to get both legs out of the bed!!!

  14. Oh Carl...you have to write a book about Carl.
    Love those sleepy creatures in those unusal places.
    The rash man, my goodness, he is a bold one!
    No salt, no goodness hahaha

  15. Carl is a story until himself ~ sweet and fun fur babies sleeping anywhere ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of love and peace in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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