Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Deodorant and Dental Floss, Dusting and Doors, a Random and Happy Tuesday A to Z Post


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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 

We've discussed before how Carl throws things at the garbage can and doesn't much care if they land in the garbage can.  The opposite is true, he can intend for things to go elsewhere, but if it lands in the garbage can he doesn't notice.

What landed in the garbage this time?

Oh, okay, just throw it in the wash.

Yesterday i arrived to many open doors.  

There's no knowing what he was looking for in those cabinets, but you can tell where he's been by the doors he leaves open.

When he went to go get his extra hour of rest in the chair, i closed the two doors between his room and the living room so i wouldn't wake him or his father.  He had to come back to get an extra pajama top (yes, he was wearing pajamas already, what does that have to do with anything?), then an extra blanket, then to put on deodorant.   As i pointed out to him that he didn't need deodorant yet, he hadn't showered, he looked confused, then said, "Okay, but where's the top?"  We had to find the top.

Yes, i had to go behind him all 3 times to shut those doors again, too.

That's when i noticed the dental floss on the table.

Pulling on it, i realized it was attached to something.

There's the culprit, the floss is still attached to the container!

His drawers were the usual higgle piggle.

He couldn't find the two pair of sox i'd left for him the in the bathroom.  Later, when i was cleaning the bathroom, i found another pair.

Doesn't everyone keep a pair of socks in the drawer with the razor?

While dusting, i found more clothes behind the TV.

Behind the TV, dust bunnies, underwear and a sock, among other things.

He'd also left me this gem.

Shoes Need Cleaning

Yes, i cleaned them and put them with the mates in the closet.  How much you want to bet they are already separated again?

How about some funnies.

The sport of choice for the urban poor is basketball.

The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is bowling.

The sport of choice for frontline workers is football.

The sport of choice for supervisors is baseball.

The sport of choice for middle management is tennis.

The sport of choice for corporate executives and officers is golf.

CONCLUSION:  the higher you go in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become.

 There must be a lot of people in Washington whose game of choice is marbles.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


It's my month to provide the prompts for Words for Wednesday.  Since it becomes Wednesday in some parts of the world while it is still Tuesday here, i am providing the prompts today, so you can work on them and post them when it's Wednesday where you are.

This week's words are














Use words from one list or both, mix and match, or ignore them all, just use them to inspire you to write!  Please link up so we can come read what you post, the more, the merrier.


Today is:

Babu Jagivan Ram's Birthday -- Andhra Pradesh, India

Bell Bottoms Day -- remember those? apparently so did someone who wanted to celebrate the fact

Easter Island Day -- anniversary of the "discovery" of the Island in 1722, on Easter Sunday of that year

Fringe Fairies Welcome Party -- Fairy Calendar

Go for Broke Day -- take a risk, and make it count!  step out and do something extraordinary; anniversary of the day in 1945 that a US Army unit made up of almost all Japanese-Americans, the 442nd Regimental, went for broke and managed to break through the Nazi Gothic line in Italy in one day

Lady Luck Day -- in honor of the Roman festival of Fortune held each year on this date

National Caramel Day

National Dandelion Day

National Deep Dish Pizza Day -- anniversary of the day in 1979 that Uno Chicago Grill, originator of the deep dish pizza, first opened a restaurant outside the Chicago area

National Library Workers Day -- US (always the Tuesday of National Library Week)

National Raisin and Spice Bar Day

Nones of April -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also

     Fortuna Publica -- festival of Fortune in her role as the Luck of the People

Quing Ming Jie -- China; Hong Kong; Macau; North Korea; Taiwan (Tomb Sweeping Day, last day of the Quingming Festival)(a/k/a Festival of Clear Brightness, Festival for Tending Graves, Grave Sweeping Day, Chinese Memorial Day, Tomb Sweeping Day, Spring Remembrance, and All Souls Day [not to be confused with the Roman Catholic holiday of the same name]; the festival includes kite flying and rituals to call the spring rains, as well as cleaning the graves of ancestors and offering them gifts)

Saint Vincent Ferrer's Day (Patron of brick makers, builders, construction workers, pavement workers, plumbers, tile makers; of Calamonaci, Italy; Casteltermini, Agrigento, Italy; Leganes, Philippines)

Sikmogil -- South Korea (Arbor Day)

Anniversary Today:

John Rolfe marries Pocahontas, 1614

Birthdays Today:

Mitch Pileggi, 1952

Agnetha Faltskog, 1950

Max Gail, 1943

Michael Moriarty, 1942

Judith A. Resnik, 1949

Colin Powell, 1937

Frank Gorshin, 1934

Roger Corman, 1926

Gale Storm, 1921

Gregory Peck, 1916

Bette Davis, 1908

Spencer Tracy, 1900

Booker T. Washington, 1856

Joseph Lister, 1827

Elihu Yale, 1649

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Secret Garden"(Musical), 1991

"Married . . . with Children"(TV), 1987

"Secret Agent"(TV), 1961

"Fireside Theatre"(TV), 1949

"Pavane pour une infante défunte"(Ravel piano solo, Pavane for a Dead Princess), 1902

"Die Fledermaus"(Operetta), 1874

The Symphony No. 2 in D major(Beethoven Op. 36), 1803

Today in History:

St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop, 456

Two hundred Dutch noblemen petition to have the Spanish Inquisition suspended in the Netherlands, 1566

The Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyushu, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryukyu Kingdom in Okinawa, 1609

The Native American Indian princess Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, marries Englishman John Rolfe, 1614

Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island, 1722

The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil, 1804

Helen Keller learns her first word, "water," from Anne Sullivan, 1887

The Greco-Turkish War, also called "Thirty Days' War", is declared between Greece and the Ottoman Empire, 1897

Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B, 1900

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company begins production of balloon-tires, 1923

In an act of civil disobedience, Mohandas Gandhi breaks British law after marching to the sea and making salt, 1930

In the Dominion of Newfoundland, 10,000 rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government, 1932

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for espionage, 1951

Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the UK because of failing health, 1955

Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time, 1958

In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge linking Shikoku with Honshu, the largest suspension bridge in the world, opens, 1998

North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket, 2009

SkyNews admits it illegally hacked emails that belonged to members of the public on two separate occasions, 2012

San Francisco becomes the first US city to mandate paid parental leave, 2016

Italy scraps its 1914 film censorship law that could ban films on moral and religious grounds, 2021


  1. Thank you for the words, I was expecting them tomorrow, now I have an extra day to write something :)
    Carl really is challenging you this week.

  2. Love the kick them out of Congress joke. I would like to evict some of our parliamentarians too.
    Carl keeps you busy doesn't he? Which is a good thing.
    And thanks for the prompts.

  3. I still think you should write The Book of Carl! He certainly keeps you guessing!
    LOVED the funnies—even got a laugh out of Husby! (And that’s a real feat!)

  4. Thanks for more Carl entertainment! That last quote about women is the best! As for the small balls, we totally agree. Politics is just a big joke these days but the jokers get lots of money for their supposed work.

  5. Carl gives you lots of interesting writing material. I can't imagine what it's like to live inside his mind. On occasion when my allergies are flaring leaving me headachy and a bit a dizzy, I can
    get my brain wrapped around thing. It's so aggravating. Oh your funny about the balls broke me up. :D I'm so with the woman being surveyed in the cartoon! Here's an idea, don't vote those people into office in the first place but that's just my opinion. God has a great sense of humor. lol

  6. Thank you for laughs and Words. Hopefully I'll pull my self together and use them!

  7. As unusual as many of Carl's habits may be, I have to admit that when my older son was younger, I looked behind his dresser many times to find piles of clothes (and assorted other things as well).

  8. Carl is always full of surprises for you. I will never understand how those things get behind the TV. Lol! Thanks for the funnies.

  9. Carl is the great explorer! Love those funnies, so good!

  10. Oh Mimi, you really got my funny bone going today. Loved the balls!!

  11. Carl is most entertaining and I look forward to hearing about his antics each Tuesday. I love Carl.

    Love the balls analogy. I laughed out loud. Ever so true.

    Loved the funnies and especially the last one.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  12. I am laughing out loud at all the photos of different balls- the best one is all about marbles! Have a great day- you are The Saint of Patience with Carl!

  13. great funnies this week !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  14. It was a waste to slather makeup over her wrinkled face. At this stage, Aunt Inez decided that any man who paid attention to her was missing some shell of intelligence. As it happened, Harold the farmer down the road was sitting in her living room. His face was twisted in an emotional mess.

    The poor guy. Harold had planted wheat and corn on his family’s farm, bringing a huge bag of sweet corn as a romantic gift. He had harvested the seeds from her garden, making it more special. Aunt Inez listened as Harold spun his story of the great love, that he felt for Aunt Inez.

    She had had not a clue of the depth of emotion. Her mind swirled in a circle. But, in an inspired thought, her opinion did not matter. Harold had money, land, a nice house, and for some reason, he loved her.
    Hell, yeah. Aunt Inez stretched over and slapped a kiss on his lips. Deal done.

  15. You need those 'funnies' after cleaning up after MR. Carl ~ what a piece of work ~ Yikes! Xo

    Wishing you much laugher and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. Susan, thank you for the story! Even if it is mostly a marriage of convenience, i do hope they like each other and get along well for whatever time they have together.

  17. Love the funnies, especially the games :) Carl certainly keeps you busy! It's good that you have a lot of patience and understanding ... and a sense of humour.

  18. You are a SAINT cleaning up (and closing doors) after Carl! I don't know if I'd have the patience. ;) Your funnies are HI-LARIOUS, thanks for the laughs! :)


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