Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Only Me, a Random and Happy Word Counter's 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: 41

It was submitted by:  Diana of On the Border

For your entertainment, i will describe my last two Sunday mornings in 41 word sentences.  Two Sundays ago was Mother's Day, usually i would be running to the early service and then getting to NOLA to take Grandma out for lunch.

This year, Grandma couldn't go out and she wanted a repeat of the Easter dinner.  This meant i could get Becca, take her to the service we usually attend, then leave her with Ms. A so we could go to NOLA.

What they didn't tell me, Ms. A went out of town, i was supposed to leave Becca at Sunday school and someone else would pick her up.  Not seeing Ms. A at church, i took Becca back to an empty house.

Several phone calls got it straight and i brought Becca back to the church, turning her her over to Ms. R.  Ms. A and her husband felt awful they'd worked out a plan and then forgotten to tell me about it.

Even thought it put us late leaving for NOLA, i am still laughing about the whole thing weeks later, as it is so typical of what happens to me. Each thought the other told me, it's like a slapstick comedy.

Forward one week to this past Sunday.  Everyone is in town and supposedly all is well.  Then i go crank GusGus to head out and the low tire pressure gauge is on.  What...it wasn't low, it was almost a pancake.

Sweetie headed to the nearest convenience store for Fix-a-Flat and i called Ms. A.  She would go ahead and get Becca dressed and ready and if i could get the tire to hold and get it aired up, get there ASAP.

When Sweetie got back with the last can of Fix-a-Flat from the nearest store, i emptied it into the tire and drove around to spread the goo from the can inside the tire to seal it, praying it would actually hold.

The Fix-a-Flat worked and the nearest gas station not only had an air machine, it was actually working, so i got the tire aired and headed to another convenience store to buy more Fix-A-Flat, just in case, not taking any chances.

On the way i passed a really bad one car accident at the railroad tracks, someone had hit the electrical works that controls the lights and arms.  Responders were already there so i carefully crept along, saying a prayer for all.

The next store had plenty of cans of the stuff, but the nearby accident had knocked out power long enough that their card machine was down.  Cash only.  The night before, i'd found where i'd tucked a spare $20 i'd forgotten.

Becca was dressed when i got there, so she and i walked Mr. Cal then went to church as usual.  After, Sweetie met me at Kevin and Lenny's and we left the key and note.  They managed to fix it Monday.

Links to the other Word Counters posts:

Baking In A Tornado                    

On the Border                                 

 Since my life is half slapstick comedy and half soap opera (those are always good for a laugh), how about some funnies?

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Birthday of the Raja -- Perlis, Malaysia

Constitution Day -- Nauru; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Dea Dia Festival -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of growth)

Dia de las Letras Gallegas -- GA, Spain (Galician Literature Day in Galacia, an autonomous region of Spain)

Falling Off a Log Night -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of Azamat(Grandeur) -- Baha'i

Grand Spring Festival -- Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan (through tomorrow; includes horseback archery, processions in costume, and more)

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Liberation Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo

Merry-Go-Round Day -- the first merry-go-round, powered by horses, opened this day in 1620

National Cherry Cobbler Day

National Walnut Day -- declared in 1949 by the Walnut Marketing Board

Navy Day -- Argentina (anniversary of the victory at the Battle of Montevideo in 1814)

Pack Rat Day -- come on out and admit it, you are a pack rat, too!

Rubber Band Day -- patented this day in 1845, and aren't we pack rats glad.

Shunki Reitaisai -- Toshogu Shrine, Nikko, Japan (Grand Festival of Spring, through the 18th)

St. Madron of Cornwall's Day (Patron against pain)

Syttende Mai -- Norway (Constitution Day)

Tell An Umpire "I Love Your Outfit" Day -- only if he has a sense of humor or you can duck quickly

Watch a Baby Fall Asleep Day -- because few things in the world are as funny and precious

World Hypertension Day    

World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day --  for information about neurofibromatosis click here or here     

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Nikki Reed, 1988

Tahj Mowry, 1987

Drew Roy, 1986

Andrea Corr, 1974

Sendhil Ramamurthy, 1974

Mia Hamm, 1972

Jordan Knight, 1970

Trent Reznor, 1965

Craig Ferguson, 1962

Enya, 1961

Sugar Ray Leonard, 1956

Bob Saget, 1956

Bill Paxton, 1955

Debra Winger, 1955

Christian Lacroix, 1950

Dennis Hopper, 1936

Maureen O'Sullivan, 1911

James "Cool Papa" Bell, 1903

Joseph Norman Lockyer, 1836

Edward Jenner, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Information Please!"(Radio), 1938

"Shéhérazade"(Ravel song cycle), 1904

Comic Cuts(Comic Paper, first publication), 1890

"Cavalleria rusticana/Rustic Chivalry"(Opera), 1890

Today in History:

Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi becomes the first to see 2 belts on Jupiter's surface, 1630

Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve founds the Ville Marie de Montréal, 1642

Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada), 1672

Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin exploring the Mississippi River, 1673

England passes the Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions, 1733

The US Continental Congress bans trade with Canada, 1775

The New York Stock Exchange is founded, 1792

John Hawkins & Richard French patent the Reaping Machine, 1803

Napoleon I of France  orders the annexation of the Papal States to the French Empire, 1809

Occupation of Monaco changes from French to Austrian, 1814

Antoine Joseph Sax patents the saxophone, 1846

Rosalía de Castro publishes Cantares Gallegos, the first book in the Galician language, 1863

Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby, 1875

Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer, 1902

The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the first-ever televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City, 1939

The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 1954

Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere  of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure, 1969

Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean, 1970

Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho, starting the Internal conflict in Peru, 1980

Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, 1983

After 18 years as the mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac takes office as President of France, 1995

Three days of popular protests against the government of Prime Minister of Thailand Suchinda Kraprayoon begin in Bangkok, leading to a military crackdown, 1992

Zaire is officially renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1997

Massachussetts becomes the first US State to legalize same-sex marriage, 2004

The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef, 2008

Dalia Grybauskaite is elected the first female President of Lithuania, 2009

The brightest lunar meteor impact ever observed is recorded by NASA, 2013

Gina Haspel is confirmed as the first female director of the CIA by the US Senate, 2018


  1. I love how you always find funnies to fit your tales. And what tales ... thanks!

  2. Goodness you are busy. And thanks for the funnies.

  3. Love the funnies and I'm glad I never have to worry about tyres. I'll leave that to the bus company.

  4. I never tire with your funnies.

    God bless.

  5. Any trouble with a car is not a good thing. We wouldn't even know what to do with fix a flat. Hopefully we won't have to deal with a flat. Great flat funnies, though.

  6. I can say I really enjoy your flat tire funnies.

  7. Oh the flat tires. I so remember this. My car has run-flat tires and when they go flat you can run on them for 50 miles. No repair either you have to replace them. Not cheap either. It's always something and I'm glad you found that 20 that you needed.

    Love all the funnies. You made me laugh more than once.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. Your busy life makes my busy life pale in comparison! Well done with the words! And LOVE the funnies!

  9. Oh such lol funnies ~ thank you ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Goodness, I'm glad you have a sense of humor! Love those tire jokes, too funny!

  11. I can't believe they had a plan and forgot to tell the one person who'd have to know in order for the plan to work out.
    And now I have to go Google Fix-A Flat. Never heard of it.

  12. Those flat tire jokes were priceless.

  13. Never a dull moment in your life. :) Great bunch of funnies, especially tht cat one. XO

  14. YEOW !!! glad the tire was fixed after it was all said & done....and thanx for sharing the funnies; some are very clever :) ♥

  15. WOW, that was quite the story! Those funnies were terrific!

  16. You had a lot to deal with, but you powered through. I'm not sure I would have been laughing!

    Thank you for the funnies, especially "you have to lift with your legs" - lol

  17. Oh Noooo! I missed National Cherry Cobbler Day. I hate it when that happens.

  18. Your posts never are flat- they always have giggles and kind thoughts!


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