Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Dryers and a Tube is a Tube, 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 continued to put dirty clothes, inside out, on hangers in the closet.  My belief is its a convergence of a couple of things.  First, he takes his clothes off and they are inside out, then he drops them.  Sometimes they land in a dirty clothes basket, most times they land on the floor.

Next, his mother, Ms. V, reminds him he needs to pick up his room before i come over.  Her constant refrain is to get things off the floor because they are a trip hazard.

Carl then goes in to pick up, and he picks up a clothing item from the floor, wondering if it's clean or dirty.  (His clean clothes often end up on the floor, too.)  Not seeing any food or stains or dirt, because it's inside out and all of that is now hidden, he decides the item is clean and hangs it up.

No, it does not occur to him that the clothes are inside out, he has been known to wear clothes that way without realizing it, why would he notice?

Nor did he notice this:

Vanilla frosting in the toothpaste box.

Sorry, the decorative tube of cake frosting does not belong with the toothpaste tubes.

Carl doesn't quite understand dryers, either.  Yesterday i arrived and noted there were clothes in the dryer and they were still damp.  The washer and dryer there, when turned on, automatically show what cycle was used last, and when i turned the dryer on, it was set to Quick Dry.

Quick Dry is a high temp for 30 minutes used to get cloth that is only slightly damp dried out fast.

Carl thinks that it will dry anything fully in only 30 minutes, including a whole load of jeans and shirts.  After all, it says Quick Dry and when it comes up it says 30 minutes, shouldn't it do just as it says?

Speaking of quick, fast, and speedy:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Constitution day -- Ukraine

Festival of Terrible Poetry -- according to The Daily Bleed, and since there is some hilarious, if terrible, poetry out there, go find some, and bust a gut

Insurance Awareness Day -- now who do you think invented that!?!

International Body Piercing Day -- on the birthday of James Mark "Jim" Ward, "the granddaddy of the modern body piercing movement"

International CAPS LOCK DAY -- a parody holiday created by Derek Arnold, a user on Metafilter, in 2000

Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival -- Kirkpinar, Edirne, Turkey (since 1362, the oldest wrestling festival in the world as well as the oldest continually running, sanctioned sporting event in the world, in which men clad in leather britches and covered in olive oil wrestle; through Sunday)

Mnarja / L-Imnarja Festival begins -- Buskett Gardens, Malta (folk festival for Sts. Peter and Paul, begins this evening and continues through the 29th)

National Ceviche Day

National Columnists' Day -- US (on the fourth Tuesday of June each year, set aside some time to thank your favorite newspaper columnists, whether local or syndicated)

National Tapioca Day

Paul Bunyan Day -- the tall tale hero of the lumberjacks; celebrated at different times in some parts of the country, but most sites cite this date

Ra goes forth to propitiate the Nun -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Stonewall Rebellion Day -- now seen as the start of the gay liberation movement in 1969

St. Irenaeus' Day (Patron of Mobile, Alabama)

St. Paul's Feast -- Kato Paphos, Cyprus (religious festivities with the archbishop officiating and a procession of the icon of St. Paul through the streets, through tomorrow)

St. Peter's Eve -- English Christian tradition, night of bonfires and continuation of midsummer celebrations

Thanksgiving for Useful Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Vidovdan (Festival for St. Vitus) -- Eastern Orthodox Christian, based on the traditional Julian Calendar date

     a recognized holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Anniversaries Today:

Harry S. Truman marries Bess Wallace, 1919

Birthdays Today:

Kellie Pickler, 1986

Steve Burton, 1970

Danielle Brisebois, 1969

John Cusack, 1966

Mary Stuart Masterson, 1966

Mark Grace, 1964

John Elway, 1960

Thomas Hampson, 1955

Alice Krige, 1954

Kathy Bates, 1948

Gilda Radner, 1946

Bruce Davison, 1946

Turkan Soray, 1945

Pat Morita, 1932

Mel Brooks, 1926

Maria Goeppert Mayer, 1906

Richard Rodgers, 1902

Clara Louise Maass, 1876

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712

John Wesley, 1703

Peter Paul Rubens, 1577

Henry VIII, King of England, 1491

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Nutty Professor(Film), 1996

"Amos 'n' Andy"(TV), 1951

"Quiz Kids"(Radio), 1940

Today in History:

Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul, 1098

Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe, 1389

Guadeloupe becomes a French colony, 1635

The coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1838

The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle, 1841

The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1859

Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I, 1914

The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I, 1919

The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces, 1922

Israel annexes East Jerusalem, 1967

COMECON, as part of the last vestige of the Soviet Bloc, is formally disbanded, followed by the Warsaw pact 3 days later, 1991

Slobodan Milosevic is deported to ICTY to stand trial, 2001

The Republic of Montenegro is admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations, 2006

The U.N. reports 10 million people are effected by the worst drought in 60 years, 2011

Christine Lagarde becomes the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund, 2011

A power company uncovers a Neolithic wooden trackway 2,300 years old in Suffolk, England; it will become one of the largest archaeological digs in Europe at 16,000 square meters, 2018

For the first time since the position was created in 1343, Amsterdam elects a woman mayor, Femke Halsema, 2018

Due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir, a 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire is uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, 2019

AirCar, a prototype flying car capable of flying 1,000km (600 miles), at heights of up to 8,200ft (2,500m), completes a 35 min test flight between Nitra and Bratislava airports in Slovakia, 2021


  1. I know someone with some of Carl's habits.
    Thanks for the funnies. Smile are always welcome.

  2. I can sympathise with Carl and the hung up dirty clothes, my sister does a similar thing with her bedsheets, she changes them as she has been taught, but the dirty ones get folded back into the cupboard without the washing part.

  3. Oh it's terrible poetry day today. I forgot! Let me see if I can get some time for lthis later.
    Carl is not that stupid, frosting and toothpaste together is pure logic :D

  4. It sure is not easy to put things right after Carl. Lol! But you are doing a great job. Everyone is wanting things to happen in an instant. No one likes to wait these days.

  5. Mom says she likes Carl's idea of using frosting as toothpaste. It tastes better and gives you a nice dose of sugar to start your day!

  6. I love Carl. He makes me smile.

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

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  7. That last graphic was terrific. It says so much.

  8. Your life and clients you go to would make for a great comedy sitcom. Nice bunch of funnies. XO

  9. I think just in the name of science, mind you, that I'll try using vanilla frosting as toothpaste and see if maybe Carl is onto something.

  10. Nat'l Tapioca day! It never lasted to the bottom of the bowl.

  11. That dang Quick Dry never works quickly! Those were good funnies!

  12. I don't know it I'd be able to sort out the clean from the dirty in that scenario. You truly are gifted!

  13. My husband likes to use our "automatic" setting. It doesn't get the large loads dry enough! Loved all your funnies. I saw the one with the kitty who made it to the carpet and almost used it today. Have a great week!


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