Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Give Me a Hit of That Gas Relief, 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 

As always, i got to Carl's and had to step in it right away.  First up, check the washer and dryer to see what he's been up to.

Paper towel residue.  Ugh.

What he's been up to is washing and drying his clothes with a paper towel in a pocket again, leaving a paper towel explosion in the dryer (and dregs of it in the washer, too, when i looked).

Once that was straight, it was off to strip his bed and get the first load ready when i noticed lights!


All these weeks, the room has been rather dark, and the light bulbs have languished, unused in a drawer.

Two drawers with bulbs, just waiting.

Six bulbs, all dead.

Now, it's nice and bright in there.

A few moments after i began stripping the bed, Carl came in his room from the big kitchen and said, "They got back from their trip to Serbia!"

Further inquiry turned up the fact that some members of his church had been on a mission trip to Serbia, and he was quite fascinated with their report and stories.

Then, mid-sentence, "Wait, are my snacks ready?"  Immediately after saying that, he ran for the bathroom, locked the door, and i heard the shower.  Taking this as a cue, i headed to the fridge to see what i could see.

There's food in there somewhere, i promise.

A mess, that's what i could see, all hidden.  Straightening of said mess resulted in snackage procured, but not packed as he had not yet gotten his cooler out of the car.  He got dressed and brought it in.

While we loaded his cooler, i spoke to him about not hanging up his clothes when they're dirty.  When your mother tells you to get your clothes off the floor, you don't have to hang them if they are dirty, you can put them in the laundry basket, i told him.

His response was, "Some of them are dirty?"

Oh, well, i tried.

After he'd left for work, i got laundry and cleaning going strong, and then realized i hadn't quite checked his clothes as well as i should have.  

He'd left a pen in a pocket and i'd missed it, and thank heaven the back of the ink cartridge didn't come off or we'd have had us a big mess.  As it stands, he had only one small stain on a shirt.

Whew!  Not too bad.

It was in a place that won't show, so i hung it up and he can still use it.

New lesson!  If the gas relief tablet bottle (or any other bottle, for that matter) is upside down on a shelf in the medicine cabinet, do not assume it's because it was empty.

The pills are on the shelf, they spilled when i picked up the then upside down bottle.

He might have just not remembered he has extra caps when he can't find the original.

Extra caps.

Carl has continued to use and abuse the door of his bathroom cabinet, to the point where it finally was hanging by one hinge.  Ms. V and i did a removal project.

No door any more.

In honor of the ink stains that could have been worse, some funnies.

In honor of the dogs i took care of last week, a few more funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful week, everyone!


Today is:

Betty Boop Day -- she debuted in "Dizzy Dishes" on this day in 1930

Book Lover's Day -- internet generated, but if you love books, go sit under a shady tree with a cool drink and indulge!

Carnival Tuesday -- Granada

Clean Out the Kitchen Cupboards Day -- because someone, somewhere, thought it would be a good day to remind us to get rid of the junk in there we haven't seen since last year

Dag der Inheemsen -- Suriname (Indigenous People's Day)

Defense Forces Day -- Zimbabwe

Elvis Week -- Memphis, TN, US (celebrating The King of Rock 'n Roll with lots of special events; through the 17th)

Festival for Sol -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Fox Hill Day -- Nassau, Bahamas (final day of their Emancipation celebrations)

Goblin Ugly Contest -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day / National Day -- Singapore(1965)

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples -- UN

Jesse Owens Day -- the day he became the first American to win 4 gold medals

Nagasaki Day / Moment of Silence -- Japan

National Hand Holding Day -- sponsored by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith of Chicago

National Rice Pudding Day

National Women's Day -- South Africa

Remembrance for Radbod, King of the Frisians -- Asatru/Norse Pagan

Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross' Day (born Edith Stein, killed at Auschwitz; Co-Patron of Europe; Patron of converts, martyrs, those who have lost their parents, World Youth Day)

Smokey the Bear Day -- Smokey first appeared on a U.S. Forest Service poster on this day in 1944

Veep Day -- US (commemoration of the day in 1974 Richard Nixon's resignation let Gerald Ford succeed to the presidency)

Yosakoi Matsuri -- Kochi City, Japan (over 100 groups come up with their own Bon dance and costume and have dance competitions in the streets, through the 12th)

Anniversaries Today:

Coronation of Albert II of Belgium, 1993

Birthdays Today:

Audrey Tautou,1976

Eric Bana, 1968

Gillian Anderson, 1968

Delon Sanders, 1967

Hoda Kotb, 1964

Whitney Houston, 1963

Michael Kors, 1959

Amanda Bearse, 1958

Melanie Griffith, 1957

Sam Elliot, 1944

David Steinberg, 1942

Robert Joseph (Bob) Cousy, 1928

P.L. Travers, 1899

Joseph Locke, 1805

Amedeo Avogadro, 1776

John Dryden, 1631

Izaak Walton, 1593

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Béatrice et Bénédict (Beatrice and Benedick)"(Berlioz Opera Comique), 1862

Walden(Thoreau, publication date), 1854

Today in History:

Battle of Pharsalus, in which Julius Caesar defeated Pompey, who fled to Egypt, BC 40

Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta, 681

Start of construction of the Tower of Pisa, 1173*

Sistine Chapel opens, 1483

First horses arrive in Hawai'i, 1803

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States-Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains, 1842

Thoreau's Walden is published, 1854

Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph, 1892

Betty Boop makes her debut in the cartoon, Dizzy Dishes, 1930

Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement, 1942

The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time, 1944

Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly, 1965

Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office, 1974

Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in ice hockey history, 1988

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership, 1993

Tensions escalate between North and South Korea, when South Korea claims North Korea fired over 100 rounds of artillery into the Sea of Japan, 2010

David Rudisha of Kenya becomes the first athlete at the 2012 Summer Olympics to set a new world track record and secures the 800m gold medal, while Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics, 2012

Nepal's parliament bans menstruation huts (comes into effect August 2018), 2017

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that humanity can only avoid catastrophic climate damage if all governments of the world act together quickly, 2021

*completed two hundred years later


  1. Thanks for the smiles. You were very lucky that so little ink leaked. And Carl was even luckier.

  2. I hope Carl won't notice the ink leak. Thanks for the funnies.

  3. Pens in shirt pockets is really never a good idea! That art pic is pretty funny!

  4. Well, I need a nap now after hearing what you have already done!

  5. Carl wears me out just reading about him. He's a whirlwind. Thank you for sharing him with us.

    Love all the funnies. You had me laughing out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  6. You are Carl's Angel ~ and I love the dog photos and captions ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Every time I see these posts, all I can think is- you are truly a saint. Nice bunch of funnies. XO

  8. Carl sure keeps it interesting! Those were terrific pup funnies.

  9. Awesome dog images. Dogs of all sizes and ages just want to be somebody's Best Friend Forever...and you gotta love that.

  10. Yow! Ink in the washer/drier is the worst!
    I love your Adventures with Carl!
    Great funnies!

  11. I've said it before, and I'll say it again (and no doubt again), you are a SAINT. That is all. And whew! You got lucky with that missed pen! :) LOVED all the funnies!


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