Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Ain't No Cure For The Summertime Blues, 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 

Carl has talked his work into giving him summer hours.

He's not just a special needs adult in things like communication and functional capacity, he is also quite heat sensitive and his skin breaks out over everything.  Working to round up shopping buggies in the parking lot in summer here is an endurance test.

He can only work 4 hours a day, in winter it's generally 8-noon, in summer they've moved him to 7-11am.

This means when i arrive at 6am, he's already up and eating and i have much less time to pack him up and shoo him out the door.

Yesterday, it was pancakes.  He was out of syrup, but that's not a problem.

Who needs pancake syrup when there's cake frosting available?

When i tried to put away the Wheaties box, i found a surprise.

You'd expect a Wheaties box to have Wheaties, right?

Unless Carl hid the crackers in there.

He has a new trick with the laundry.  When he pulls his shirt off, it's inside out.  In all likelihood once he has pulled it off, he gets distracted, then forgets that the shirt is dirty.  Because it is now inside out, it looks clean to him and back on a hanger it goes.  Yesterday i pulled 3 such shirts off hangers and got them to the washer just in time as the load was starting.

It's in summer that he is most likely to grumble about wanting a different job.  The problem would be finding something that would fit his abilities and available hours.

Speaking of summer jobs, how about some funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Baby Boomer Recognition Day 

Father's Day -- Egypt; Jordan; Lebanon; Palestine; Syria; Uganda (always June 21 in these countries)

Go Skateboarding Day -- and break something?  leaving this to the young; sponsored by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC)

Martyr's Day -- Togo

National Aboriginal Day / First Nations Day -- NT, Canada

National ASK Day -- prevent gun violence and accidental deaths, ASK if there is an unlocked gun anywhere that your child plays, because Asking Saves Kids! 

National Peaches & Cream Day

Reaping Machine Day -- Cyrus McCormick was granted a patent for his mechanical reaper this day in 1834

Solstice -- 09:13 UTC/05:13am EDT (June 20); related observances:

     Aimless Wandering Day -- use the extra daylight to wander someplace with nothing particular to do

     Anne and Samantha Day -- remembrance for Anne Frank and Samantha Smith, and their contributions to our world

     Daylight Appreciation Day -- celebrating the benefits of sunshine     

     Finally Summer Day/Finally Winter Day

     Hump Day -- Tasmania (because it is the shortest in the year, Taswegians today feel they are over the "hump" of winter.)

     Inti Raymi -- Inca (festival of the sun god Inti, ongoing);Sacsayhuamán Andes Mountain Natives (winter solstice and New Year festival)

     Litha / Yule -- Wicca/Pagan (northern hemisphere / southern hemisphere)

     Midnight Sun Baseball Game -- Fairbanks, AK, US (begins promptly at 10:35pm local time, and played without any artificial lights allowed)

     Midsomarsblog -- Norse Viking celebrations (time of fishing, trading, and raiding)

     Midsummer -- Midsummer Festivals begin -- Juhannus Day in Finland and Midsommar in Denmark and Norway, celebrated over the next several days in many Scandinavian traditions; often this time is also associated with betrayal, as the sunlight begins to decrease, this is when Baldur was betrayed, as well as Sigurd. 

     Midsummer -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan

     Midsummer Baal -- Ancient Celtic Calendar

     Polar Bear Swim -- Nome, AK, US (if they can break through the ice!)

     Solsticio de Invierno / Ano Nuevo Aymara -- Bolivia (Winter Solstice / Aymara Indiginous People's New Year)

     We Tripantu -- Chile (Mapuche natives winter solstice festival)

     Wadjet Summer Solstice Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate, it may have been a multi-day ceremony that began on Midsummer's Eve)

St. Alban's Day (Patron of epileptics, people with hernias; against epilepsy, hernias, kidney stones)

St. Aloysius Gonzanga's Day (Protector of young students, young men; Patron of AIDS care-givers and patients; for relief from pestilence; Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy; Valmonte, Italy; against sore eyes)

Tiger-Get-By's Third Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Ulloortuneq -- Greenland (National Day)

World Handshake Day -- no one likes them fishy, and it's not a contest; practice a firm grip and a smile! not to be confused with National Handshake Day, today's sponsor is here

World Music Day -- begun in the UK, now celebrated everywhere     

Anniversaries Today:

New Hampshire becomes the 9th US State, 1788

Birthdays Today:

Kris Allen, 1985

Prince William (William Arthur Philip Louis), 1982

Juliette Lewis, 1973

Larry Wachowski, 1965

Sammi Davis-Voss, 1964

Doug Savant, 1964

Berkeley Breathed, 1957

Rick Sutcliffe, 1956

Benazir Bhutto, 1953

Nils Lofgren, 1951

Meredith Baxter, 1947

Michael Gross, 1947

Ray Davies, 1944

Mariette Hartley, 1940

Joe Flaherty, 1940

Bernie Kopell, 1933

Maureen Stapleton, 1925

Jane Russell, 1921

Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905

Al Hirschfeld, 1903

Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892

Henry Ossawa Tanner, 1859

Daniel Carter Beard, 1850

Daniel D. Tompkins, 1774

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, 1731

Increase Mather, 1639

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Evita"(Musical), 1978

"Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg"(Wagner opera), 1868

Today in History:

Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian, 1498

The Incident at Honno-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan, 1582

In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, 1734

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded, 1749

The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands, 1854

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike, 1919

The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, 1940

Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, 1948

Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister, 1957

In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law, 1973

SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight, 2004

Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra, 2006

Greenland assumes self-rule, 2009

The U.S. officially charges Edward Snowden with espionnage, 2013

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden becomes the second world leader to give birth in office, to a daughter, 2018

Archaeologists announce the discovery near Stonehenge of a large circle of shafts surrounding a village founded around 2500BC, deeming it the largest surviving prehistoric structure in Britain found to date, 2020


  1. I never had summer break jobs, I just lazed around, but when I left school at fifteen, I got a full time job in a dairy factory, no more summer breaks for me.

  2. Thanks for the smiles. I worked all of my school holidays for years.
    I am glad that Karl's employers are happy to rearrange his hours for him.

  3. Mom has always had jobs that are year round. She would prefer a job with the summer off, or just a few weeks completely off anytime, but with your own business, that isn't going to happen. Good luck with Carl and his laundry, LOL!

  4. I hope you didn't throw out the Wheaties box. Lots of them are collectible. Love all your funnies.

  5. Thank you for the summer funnies. Have a wonderful week.

  6. I enjoy when you tell us about Carl. He's a very interesting individual just like my daughter.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Love it when you talk about whirlwind Carl. He's most entertaining.

    I could be a grief counselor at a swimsuit shop. I laughed out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. Carl stories and some funnies, a perfect way to start my day.

  9. Carl is certainly entertaining ~ fun photos and sayings you have posted ~ Thanks, Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Grief counselor in a bathing suit shop- LOL!

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  12. (Repost - too many typos first time around)
    Carl is always the subject of a good story. I think he would be very happy if he knew just how many people all over the world whose days he makes better

  13. I figured you would have twice as much work to do at Carl's this week. Great bunch of funnies.

  14. Carl is really something, but in a kind and good way. Those were good funnies too.

  15. I knew I would smile here. Thank you and thanks for the prayers. ROger will have a brain surgery tomorrow at 7:30 A.M. Please pray hard. He is in for a fight for his life. But I know the neurosurgeon who is doing this surgery. He followed me in the 1980's after my neurosurgeron moved to California. He is a humble man and gives all the glory to God. I am thankful for this bit of sunshine in this storm. Take are. I miss all your fun antics and Carl stories and all the rest. God Bless you. I will be blogging again wehen my mind is calmed. Love to you.


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