Tuesday, March 22, 2022

What is Where? 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 

Yesterday was a rousing game of "guess whether the clothes are clean or dirty" at Carl's place.

Does it surprise you to know i usually go with dirty?

One of the wet items he'd pulled out of the washer and left on the laundry room sink still had toothpaste stains on it.  He tries.  Fails splendidly, then tries again.  

You gotta hand it to him, but remember he's going to put it down somewhere and you're going to have to find it for him again.

He greeted me with "I have the day off.  Do you need anything?  'Cause I gotta go to the bathroom!"  He proceeded to do just that, then snoozed on his lounger chair while i cleaned.

During the morning he rousted 3 times.  First it was to get his blanket out of the dryer even before it was fully dry.  Why wait?  It's his favorite blanket.  Second was, "My mouth is fuzzy!"  Then he popped in with, "Where's my IHOP gift card, I want to order breakfast."

As his mother, Ms. V, says, it's a good thing he does physical labor because he loves to eat.

He bought more Q-tips, and i've noticed that i now have to check in his shoes for them.  It's the garbage can thing, he throws items at the garbage can, not necessarily in it.  Where it lands once he's thrown it in that direction is no concern of his.  When shoes are near the garbage can, check them for Q-tips.

Time for funnies.

Look carefully at the next 3 pictures and then read the explanation that follows.

Remember, this in India, where you call when you have a technical problem with your computer.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!  


Today is:

American Diabetes Association Alert Day -- a day to remind people about how serious the illness is, and what the risk factors are 

As Young As You Feel Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which encourages you to stop acting your chronological age and go act peppy!

Banned in Boston Day -- see history for 1630 for explanation

Coq Au Vin Day

Día de la Abolición de la Esclavitud (Emancipation Day) -- Puerto Rico

Einmánuðr Month Begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (Lone Month, the month dedicated to young men)

     Yngismannadagur -- Young Men's Day

International Goof-off Day -- sponsored by Monica A. Dufour and A.C. Vierow, who think everyone needs a special day each year to goof off.

International Day of the Seal -- drawing attention to a disappearing species

Laser Day -- the first patent on a laser was granted this day in 1960 to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes

National Agriculture Day -- US (if you eat, thank a farmer!)   

National Bavarian Crepes Day

National Sing-Out Day -- begun by an anonymous person who must love singing; and yes, i promise, i won't sing where anyone has to listen to me

St. Darerca's Day (reportedly the sister of St. Patrick; Patron of Valentia Island, Ireland)

World Day for Water -- UN

Anniversary Today:

The Tuskegee Airmen are activated, 1941

Birthdays Today:

James T. Kirk, 2233

Cristen Powell, 1979

Reese Witherspoon, 1976

Elvis Stojko, 1972

Matthew Modine, 1959

Stephanie Mills, 1957

Lena Olin, 1955

Bob Costas, 1952

Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1948

James Patterson, 1947

George Benson, 1943

Bruno Ganz, 1941

Marvin Yagoda, 1938

M. Emmet Walsh, 1935

J.P. McCarthy, 1933

William Shatner, 1931

Pat Robertson, 1930

Stephen Sondheim, 1930

Allen Neuharth, 1924

Marcel Marceau, 1923

Karl Malden, 1912

Louis L'Amour, 1908

Chico Marx, 1887

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Conversations with My Father"(Play), 1992

"Brighton Beach Memoirs"(Play), 1983

"All You Need is Cash"(TV movie), 1978

"I Can Get It For You Wholesale"(Musical), 1962

"Mr. Wonderful"(Musical), 1956

"This Year of Grace"(Musical), 1928

"El maleficio de la mariposa/The Butterfly's Evil Spell"(Play), 1920

Today in History:

Hugo de Groot escapes imprisonment in Loevenstein Castle in a book case, 1621

The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags, 1621

Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, 1622

Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables, 1630

Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer), 1733

The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Stamp Act, which introduced a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies, 1765

The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand, 1784

The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece, 1829

Cornstarch is patented by Orlando Jones, 1841

Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico, 1873

The Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories (especially aimed at the Mormons), 1882

August and Louis Lumiere privately screen the first "motion picture" ever made, of workers leaving their factory three days earlier, 1895

World's first airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins, 1914

The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt, 1945

Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser, 1960

Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1978

The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips, 1993

Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns after setting a record for 438 days in space, 1995

The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth, 1997

Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest women's World Figure Skating Champion, 1997

ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire, 2006

Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska began erupting after a prolonged period of unrest, 2009

A massive fire devours thousands of hectares of ancient forests and threatens wildlife on Mount Kenya, 2012

The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" between Hawaii and California has 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic and increasing rapidly according to new research, 2018

The journal Science publishes the first major announcement of the discovery of the Qingjiang biota, a 518 million year old fossil site near the Danshui River in China that is one of the most well preserved and diverse sites of the early Cambrian explosion ever found, 2019


  1. Thanks for the funnies - many of which are spot on.

  2. Love, love, love the funnies. Lol! Not only in India. I was in Phuket and it is the same there too!

  3. Those funnies are great and the wires in India, oh my! Carl is something. Using a still damp blanket sounds like an awful idea, but he likes things different.

  4. Thanks for a much needed laugh! India, where they call us to say we have a problem :D

  5. A great selection of photos, Mimi. Thank you so much for the work you put into this Blog.

    God bless you.

  6. I can't wait every week for your discussion about Carl. He's a hoot. I love the guy. remember I have an austic daughter. My life is very interesting also. I also like the meme about the pizza box.
    Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. I love the phrase "fails splendidly" - if we are going to fail, that makes it sound better at least :)

    The minions memes are fantastic. I relate to so many of them. And those overhead wires in India ... how do they ever figure them out?!

  8. Checking in shoes for Qtips, now there's something I never thought I'd hear about. Carl certainly does keep you on your toes. Get it . . . toes . . . shoes? Lame? Sorry.

  9. Great Lol funnies ~ Xo

    Wishing you laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Carl is a whirlwind of entertainment. Thank you for sharing him with us.

    Love all the funnies. Happy is free. That's my favorite.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

  11. Having lived overseas, I know what electricity can look like!! NOt good or safe. Quite a collection of funnies today!

  12. Carl is very special. Those were terrific funnies, we enjoyed them all.

  13. Carl is one of those figures in a story that are very entertaining--for the reader!
    Great funnies! Just what I needed!

  14. the pizza box caption DOES make one wonder !!

    the garbage patch is beyond sad......shame on us ~~~~

  15. Thanks for the laughs, messymimi.

    To my surprise a couple of weeks ago the telecommunications fellow who came to fix my phone line could actually speak English and he was an Aussie, born and bred, obviously of Scottish or Irish heritage or both...a WASP as the description onceused back in the 70s when everything wasn't politically-correct etc...in the Seventies when all our telecommunication problems etc. were fixed locally...not by people from another country, by people whose accent we do not understand...if you know what I mean!

    Take good care. :)

  16. Can't tell you how many times I smiled as I read through your post, messymimi. You are a gift.

  17. Minions!! I love those little guys :)

  18. Your Words for Wednesday story was soooo good! I want to hear more! And those pics of India... how ironic!


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