Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Wet and Wild, 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 

You know it's going to be one of those days at Carl's house when you walk in the back door and can already hear the dryer going.

It means he's behind on the laundry and trying to play catch up.

Signs of a sudden attempt at laundry catch-up.

Of course.  Question one, what's clean and what's dirty?  The stuff in the dryer, well, it's too late, assume he washed it, let it dry and put it away.

The rest?  He doesn't remember either.  It all gets taken back to his room for sorting and rewashing.

Remember how i said he has trouble and a love/hate relationship with dental floss?  Pictorial evidence.

He decided that pair of shorts was dirty, too.

At one point in the clothes sorting process, i noticed more items in the pile than i remembered.  Then i realized he'd walked past the bed where i'd put the dry clothes that just came out of the dryer, thought they were dirty, and he'd thrown them off the bed and into the sorting pile.

It's a wonder he ever has anything to wear.

There's almost always a surprise in store and this week was no different.  A bag in his dirty clothes bin.

Okay, now what?

Unearthing (unclothing? that sounds too racy) whatever this is.

What's in there?  That's why i wear gloves.

It contained one of his cloth and rubber gloves, with a latex glove over it, and one of his flexible ice packs.  The ice pack is filled with nothing but water instead of a chemical concoction, and it had partially broken open, everything in the bag was sopping.  Since it's a clothing item, a glove, into the dirty clothes it went, bag and all.

Because i had being wet on my mind and it is summer, swimming funnies.

Yes, it should read "hasn't broken the water".  Sorry, i just find them, i can't edit them.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is a rather sad anniversary for me.  It's been 28 years, not just 16 Trigger warning:  don't click that link if you are squeamish about medical talk or death.


Today is:

Cow Appreciation Day® -- sponsored by Chick-fil-A

Different Colored Eyes Day -- people with heterochromia, celebrate!

Etch-a-Sketch Day -- the toy was first manufactured on this day in 1960, timed to hit toy shelves for Christmas that year

Independence Day -- Kiribati(1979; a/k/a National Day); Sao Tome & Principe(1975)

Kronia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate, a festival for Kronos, part of which included masters and slaves switching places for a meal)

National Pecan Pie Day

Orangemen's Day (a/k/a Twelfth Day) -- Northern Ireland (Battle of the Boyne commemoration)

Rainmaker Day -- Salem, Oregon (while it is understood that in Salem, you are more likely to rust than sunburn, from 1892 until 2006, no measurable rain fell on this date in this normally wet city)

Simplicity Day -- sponsored by www.doonething.org on Thoreau's birthday, highlighting the concepts in the book Voluntary Simplicity by Duane Elgin, and advocating finding sustainable ways to live

St. John Gualbert's Day (Patron of foresters and forest workers, park services and parks)

St. Veronica's Day (Patron of laundry workers and photographers)

Anniversaries Today

Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr, 1543 (the lucky wife who outlived him)

Birthdays Today

Erik Per Sullivan, 1991

Michelle Rodriguez, 1978

Brock Lesnar, 1977

Anna Friel, 1976

Kristi Yamaguchi, 1971

Lisa Nicole Carson, 1969

Rolonda Watts, 1959

Mel Harris, 1957

Paul Guilfoyle, 1955

Cheryl Ladd, 1951

Jamey Sheridan, 1951

Richard Simmons, 1948

Denise Nicholas, 1945

Christine McVie, 1943

Bill Cosby, 1937

Van Cliburn, 1934

Andrew Wyeth, 1917

Curly Joe DeRita, 1909

Milton Berle, 1908

Pablo Neruda, 1904

R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895

Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895

George Washington Carver, 1861

George Ohr, 1857

George Eastman, 1854

Henry David Thoreau, 1817

Josiah Wedgwood, 1730

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Northern Exposure"(TV), 1990

"Family Feud"(TV), 1976

"Evening At Pops"(TV), 1970

"The Adventures of Sam Spade"(Radio), 1946

"Baseball's Sad Lexicon (Tinker to Evers to Chance)"(Publication date), 1910

Today in History

England is unified by Athelstan of England, 927

Saladin's garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre, 1191

Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatan, burns the sacred books of the Maya, 1562

Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published, 1580

The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario, 1812

The Commonwealth Franchise Act, granting women's suffrage in Australia, is given royal assent and takes effect, 1902

Pune, India floods due to failure of Khadakvasala and Panshet dams; half of the city is submerged and the death toll exceeded 2000, 1961

A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States, 1973

Boris Yeltsin quits the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1990

Israel invades Lebanon in response to Hezbollah's kidnapping of Israeli soldiers, 2006

A ticket holder in Britain wins the largest EuroMillions jackpot in history, 161,653,000GBP, 2011

The Rolling Stones, English rock band, celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its first performance at the Marquee Club in Oxford Street, London, 2012

Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations, calling for worldwide access to education, 2013

A giant iceberg, about 6,000 sq km in length, breaks away from Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, 2017

Shrinkhar Chillal, holder of the world's record for growing the longest fingernails (909.6cm/29.84ft), has the nails cut off after growing them for 66 years, 2018


  1. We need a rainmaker day in Texas! Or several. Loved the picture of the swimmer who hadn't broken the water yet. Amazing! And jumping into the snow... that's what it feels like to me when I jump in the pool! Have a great week!

  2. I love all the swimming funnies and wish I lived closer to water.

  3. Carl is a job and a half. And excellent job security too.
    Thank you for the funnies.

  4. I think I will fail miserably if I were to do your job cleaning up after Carl. Fully surrender. Thanks for the swimming funnies. A swimming chicken!

  5. Great funnies. Thank you, Mimi.

    God bless.

  6. Gloves are definitely a necessity when going through Carl's things. So sorry about the baby. We read your story, just heartbreaking. Hugs to you!

  7. Yikes! He sure goes through a lot of laundry soap- :) Nice bunch of funnies. XO

  8. I always enjoy hearing about Carl. He's a whirlwind of confusion. He makes me smile.

    Love all the funnies. Laughter is great medicine.

    Big healing hugs on this day.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  9. I can't wait for Tuesday to see how Carl is doing. It's amazing. Love for all Mimi. Have a great day my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. Hugs to you! Born this day she will have heterochromic eyes!

  11. Oh Carl, the Dental Floss King. Those were cute funnies, go Santa!

  12. Swimming is my fav way to get exercise as you do not know you are sweating! I read your story and your experiences. Made me cherish you more as how you take good care of people and love your family. Bless you.

  13. Carl's antics are always entertaining, flavoured with your sense of humour. I'm not sure how I would handle them in real time, though! You amaze me!

  14. I'm not clicking the link but I did want to say I'm so sorry for your loss. Time never truly eases the pain. It pops up at times as forceful as the first....

  15. I clicked the link. I read the whole thing. I'm applying for a continuing education credit in medicine.

  16. Terrific post and I, Marv LOVED the jokes! You should be a joke writer for us! Purrs Marv


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