Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Floss and Goo and Funnies, 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 a love/hate relationship with dental floss.

He uses floss, frequently.  He tries to use very short lengths, but inevitably cannot tear it off well.  He ends up with strands all over.

Yesterday, we had to cut the unused floss off of his car keys so he could leave for work.  How does a length of dental floss, still attached to the package, get wrapped up with his keys?  Only Carl has that talent, and he's not telling exactly how he does it.

Yes, he does go through a lot of dental floss.

Then there's his disposal of said floss.  Like everything else, he throws it toward the trash can while walking away, not bothering to check if it actually lands where it should.  Most of the time it doesn't.

In the hot summer months, Carl also uses frozen gel packs in vests designed to keep the packs up against you and cool you off.

Those packs eventually break open and leak the gel goo and have to be thrown away.

Sometimes they leak inside the pockets of the cool vest.  Sometimes you find that out only when you are taking packs out of the vest.  Then you have to grab paper towels and try to get that goo off of everything, including your hands, and please don't use water, you'll regret it.  Wipe with dry paper towels and throw them away and then wash everything.

Speaking of messes and goo:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Alice in Wonderland Day -- on July 5, 1862, Dodgson began writing the adventure story he had told Alice Liddel and her sisters the day before

Bikini Day -- the skimpy suit made its debut on this day in Paris in 1946

Carnival Tuesday -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Constitution Day -- Armenia

Feast of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Graham Cracker Day -- birth anniversary of inventor of graham flour, the Reverend Sylvester Graham, in 1794

Independence Day -- Algeria(1962); Cape Verde(1965); Venezuela(1811)

National Apple Turnover Day

National Work-a-holics Day -- we will know it's you if you are all "back to business" after a holiday

Poplifulgia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a ceremony to commemorate the "Flight of the People" when they had to flee enemies)

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day -- Roman Catholics in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Apostles to the Slavs, created the Glagolithic alphabet and translated the Bible into the Slavonic language)

Sts. Grace and Probus' Day (married co-Patrons of Probus, Cornwall, England)

Tynwald Day -- Isle of Man (Manx National Day; assembling of the year's session of the High Court of Tynwald, as their Parliament is called, to read the laws to the citizens; oldest continual parliament in existence)

Unity Day -- Zambia

Birthdays Today

Dolly the Sheep, 1996 (first cloned mammal)

Edie Falco, 1963

Huey Lewis, 1951

Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage, 1951

Jackie Robertson, 1944

Eliot Feld, 1942

Shirley Knight, 1936

Katherine Helmond, 1934

Warren Oates, 1928

Janos Starker, 1924

Georges Pompidou, 1911

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 1902

Jean Cocteau, 1889

Clara Zetkin, 1857

Cecil Rhodes, 1853

P.T. Barnum, 1810

David Glasgow Farragut, 1801

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica(Publication date), 1687

Today in History

Scotland and France form the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England, 1295

John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland, 1610

Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, 1687

The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England, 1865

Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco, on Bloody Thursday, 1934

Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation, 1937

Highest recorded temperature in Canada, at Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan: 45°C (113°F), 1937

Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League, 1947

National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom, 1948

The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel, 1950

William Shockley invents the junction transistor, 1951

The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin, 1954

Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title, 1975

Japan launches a probe to Mars, and thus joins the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation, 1998

The SARS virus is declared to be contained by the WHO, 2003

Indonesia holds its first presidential election, 2004

Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon, 2009

The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England, 2009

Europe's tallest, habitable, free-standing structure, The Shard, which stands at 1,016 feet (309.6 metres) officially opens in London, England, 2012

In Rome, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII are canonized by the Vatican, 2013

Volvo Cars announces that all new models by 2019 will be either hybrids or battery powered, the first automaker to do so, 2017

The ancient city of Babylon is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, 2019

Scientists announce the discovery, in the Harz Mountains of Germany, of one of the world's oldest pieces of art, a 51,000-year-old carved deer bone, 2021


  1. Hehe! I did not know about freezingjelly packs,andnow wonder what happens if you try with water.

  2. Love those goo shots. Sigh at the leaking packs.

  3. That Carl is the best job security you could ask for! The goo would not be a fun thing to have to deal with.

  4. I love Carl. He's the only person that could deal with floss. Those pictures of the babies with pasta and sauce was me when I had pasta. I still have a photo of me. Oh my goodness what a mess. LOL

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Carl is a whirlwind and I enjoy hearing about him. He's a hoot.

    I love all the kid shots. I so remember those messes. I'm glad they are behind me.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  6. I have spaghetti pictures just like that of my own. No, not of me, of my kids, in case you were wondering.

  7. A friend came over when our son was a baby. The babe was eating peas. Our friend said "I am never have any kids."

  8. Maybe Carl could try those little floss pieces that come on plastic holders? Yuck on the ice gel goo. Glad he doesn't have a cat because the floss and goo could be deadly.

  9. Oh my goodness- these are super funny! Thanks!

  10. Dental floss and gooey messes everywhere!

  11. I'm wondering what happens if you try to wash the goo off with water? Is it not supposed to go down drains? That seems right.


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