Tuesday, July 26, 2022

How in the World, 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 

Yesterday Carl's greeting was, "I need to finish tidying up!"

Since he will never finish tidying up (technically, none of us will while we are still alive and using stuff, it's an ongoing process), i told him it was fine, i'd take care of the rest.

"The rest" proved to be a lot (it was time to flip the mattress and he'd spilled soda down the entire front cabinet in his kitchenette, in addition to the usual).

Oh, and "I joined a fitness club where they have Zumba!" Carl proudly announced as he tried to dab sunscreen on his legs and got a good bit of it on his shorts.  The man loves to bust a move, and he's only allowed to use sunscreens that don't stain his clothes, for obvious reasons.

Sunscreen smeared inside a shirt.

Then he added, "And I can't find the remote."  Which is not surprising since he never looks under the bed.  That's my job every week.

Right where i expected it, behind the clothes, in pieces.

The first thing i noted when i got into his room was the garbage can, sans bag.  Peeking in, i saw the mess i expected and a wee bit more.

In the bin.  One drink as yet unspilled.

Carrying it gently into the kitchen where he was eating, we quietly discussed how cups full of liquid put in trash cans, especially cans without bags, makes a nasty surprise for those emptying the cans.  The can got a bath.

We've discussed his love/hate relationship with dental floss, it ends up all over.

Someone mentioned those little floss picks, wondering if they would help.  He knows about them and has a plethora.  They do not help.

Carl's mother has labeled boxes and bins to try to help him figure out where things belong.  This week, we have expanded our definition of mask.

She means those masks.

For the record, the sleep mask belongs on the night table by the bed.

Lately, i've not only had to figure out the "clean or dirty" game with clothes, i've had to decide, did he mean to throw it away, or did it just miss the floor (his favorite place to store dirty clothes).

Final determination: the boxers were dirty but untorn, they just missed the floor.

Also, i have to check the refrigerator.

Because the fridge is where kitchen towels should live.

Then there are the things that make me wonder, How in the world did he do that?

How did he hook those hangers together?

Toilet paper in the bathtub?

Speaking of how in the world did they do it:

Please note that all the pets depicted above were safely gotten out of their predicaments, once their people quit laughing and got the photo.  Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

All or Nothing Day -- no history on this one, but it's supposed to be the day you decide to live as if it's going to be your last!

Asalha Puja Day -- Buddhism (Buddhist "Lent" begins)

Aunt and Uncle Day -- originally proposed on this day in 2005 by Florida State Senator Tony Hill; if you have aunts and uncles you love, why not give them a call today 

Dia de la Rebeldia -- Cuba (Revolution Anniversary)

Festival of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival of Sleipnir -- Norse Pagan (date approximate, honored Odin's eight-legged horse, Sleipnir)

Green Corn Ceremony -- Native Americans (thanksgiving for the maize harvest; these are celebrated by many tribes in many different ways and are not generally scheduled as they depend on how the corn grows; some have with rites including a Thanksgiving Prayer, Confession Chant, and Feather Dance; the Santa Ana Pueblo holds an annual Corn Festival on this date each year that is open to the public)

Groovy Chicken Day -- don't ask, just enjoy

Independence Day -- Liberia(1847); Maldives(1965)

Kargil Vijay Diwas -- India (Kargil Victory Day)

National Coffee Milkshake Day

One Voice Day -- readings around the world of the Universal Peace Covenant, sponsored by the School of Metaphysics

Otaru Tide Festival -- Otaru Wharf, Otaru City, Japan (one of Japan's biggest sea festivals, through the 28th)

Racial Desegregation Day -- date in 1944 the US Army ordered training camp facilities desegregated, and the date in 1948 President Truman signed the order integrating the US armed forces

St. Anne's Day (traditional name given to the mother of Mary; Patron of broommakers, cabinetmakers, carpenters, childless people, equestrians, expectant mothers, grandmothers, grandparents, homemakers, horse men, horse women, housewives, lace makers, lace workers, lost articles, miners, mothers, old-clothes dealers, poor people, pregnancy, pregnant women, riders, seamstresses, stablemen, turners, women in labour; Canada; France; Micmaqs; over 20 cities around the world; against poverty and sterility)

St. Joachim's Day (traditional name given to the father of Mary; Patron of fathers, grandfathers, grandparents; Adjuntas, Puerto Rico)

Wonderful Drinks Day -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversaries Today

Signing of the American's With Disabilities Act, 1990

New York becomes the 11th US State, 1788

The United States Postal Service is founded, 1775

Birthdays Today

Taylor Momsen, 1993

Kate Beckinsale, 1973

Jeremy Piven, 1964

Sandra Bullock, 1964

Kevin Spacey, 1959

Angela Hewitt, 1958

Dorothy Hamill, 1956

Susan George, 1950

Roger Taylor, 1949

Helen Mirren, 1945

Mick Jagger, 1943

Dobie Gray, 1940

Stanley Kubrick, 1928

Blake Edwards, 1922

Jason Robards, Jr., 1922

Vivian Vance, 1912

Gracie Allen, 1902

Aldous Huxley, 1894

Carl Jung, 1875

George Bernard Shaw, 1856

George Catlin, 1796

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Alice In Wonderland(Animated film), 1951

The Babe Ruth Story(Film), 1948

"The Bob Howard Show"(TV), 1948

"Young Widder Brown"(Radio), 1938

Today in History

The first recorded women's cricket match took place near Guildford, England, 1745

The birth of what would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress, 1775

The Surrey Iron Railway, often considered the world's first public railway, opens in south London, 1803

In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway, 1878

Premiere of Richard Wagner's Parsifal at Bayreuth, 1882

Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement, 1887

United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation), 1908*

King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicated the throne, officially unveiled the Canadian National Vimy Memoria, 1936

The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power, 1945

U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council, 1947

U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981 desegregating the military of the United States, 1948

Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution, 1953

Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster, 1963

The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government, 1977

A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 1989

Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days, 2005

Over 92,000 classified documents detailing incidents related to the war in Afghanistan are released by Wikileaks in the largest leak in U.S military history, 2010

President of France, Francois Holland finalizes a deal with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara to forgive $4.7 billion dollars in debt incurred by the Ivory Coast when it was a French Colonial Power, 2012

Great Britain announces it will ban gasoline and diesel cars by 2040, 2017

The Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics publishes findings about the observation of a black hole by a telescope in Chile that proved Albert Einstein’s prediction of gravitational redshift, 2018

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz makes history becoming the first athlete from the Philippines to win gold at the Olympics, 2021


  1. Carl seems to be close to a full time job in himself.
    I am glad that all the animals were extracted safely. I doubt the same is true of the cars.

  2. Those photos are hilarious! As for Carl, it is almost like he tries to do the weirdest things he can think of, but we know it is just the way he is. What a way to go through life.

  3. Darn, I was going to recommend those floss picks too. Truth is, no matter what, Carl's always going to keep you on your toes.

  4. I love the cat sleeping in a roll of brbed wire. And Carl ... need I say more?

  5. I often think about Carl and I ask, What the heck is he doing. Each week I laugh about the many things that you show us. He's quite a guy.
    Have a wonderful day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. A medal here for you taking care of Carl' s mess ~
    Fun critter photos ~ lol ~ Xo

    Seeing the good in each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Carl is such a whirlwind. If he's home you'll never get everything done.

    Love all the funnies. Makes you wonder how any of these happened.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. Oh my- Carl is Carl. Patience is a virtue that obviously you have! Glad all the animals were saved from their predicaments! Cheers abd have a Happy Day!

  9. Very cool photos. You truly are a saint for dealing with that mess. :)

  10. Carl does like to keep you guessing. Those photos are amazing!

  11. A coffee milkshake sounds good right now.

  12. You have so much patience. Carl is a lucky dude to have you to help keep the chaos at bay. Hope you had a Happy Groovy Chicken Day, however you celebrated it :D

  13. I wonder how many have worked for Carl before you came along.. I think no other person except you can take care of Carl and his things. You are doing a tremendous job picking up after Carl. Oh, I can't stop laughing at the pets and their predicament. No nasty dogs will disturb the cat sleeping in the center of the barb wires. Thank you for the laugh.

  14. I worry when I see pets stuck in unusual places, like the kitty in the screen door and the one in the jar. How do you get them out without hurting them?
    A box for the masks seems like a good idea, but is it for new clean masks or the ones he takes off that need to be thrown away? And do they ever get mixed up? How would you know?

  15. So difficult to park a car these days.

    God bless.

  16. My town has a Facebook group called Parking Like A Twat In Bexhill-on-Sea. Those car pics would fit in beautifully especially as the cars didn't!

  17. I'm still waiting for the 'Adventures with Carl' book!
    Yep. I think dental floss in all its incarnations is a no-no. Ohmyword! How did those vehicles (and animals) get into those particular configurations?! Thank you for saying that the animals were all safely removed. That would have haunted me!


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