When i got up in the middle of the night to use the restroom early Monday morning, Sweetie stood up and turned the light on.
Why are you getting up at 2:30am? i asked him.
"I'm not," he said. "I need to blow my nose, so I need my glasses, and I can't see my glasses, so I need the light on."
Yes, i laughed at the whole thing, who needs glasses to deal with a runny nose? It reminded me of all the jokes i've seen lately about people turning down the radio so they can see better when they get lost while driving.
Carl was trying to help when i arrived, he really was. He'd started a load of laundry -- two pair of shorts, a shirt, and a pair of underwear. A drop in the bucket.
How do you start when it's like this? First, stop the load of laundry he started less than one minute a go so you can put more in there. Let it sit while you sort.
How do you figure out clean from dirty when he can't remember? Look for stains and when all else fails, try the sniff test.
|Trust me, Captain, after a sniff you might not be smiling.|
Then go look for the stain remover spray. Oh, there it is, right where it belongs.
|It's the perfect spot for the laundry stain remover and the rug cleaner, the back door hall.|
How he gets his parent's clothes mixed in with his none of us quite understand.
|His mother's. Carl isn't a bling sort of guy.|
Oh, and he left a note, although i'm not sure who he meant it for, since i don't use his TV and it was next to the TV and remote:
I will find out.
He has no worries about me touching it, i listen to his radio while i work!
Okay, a few funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
August Tuesday / Culturama -- St. Kitts and Nevis
Carnival Tuesday -- Antigua and Barbuda (Last Lap Jump Up)
Carnival Tuesday -- St. Vincent and Grenadines
Day of the Airborne Forces -- Russia; Ukraine
Day of Azerbaijani Cinema -- Azerbaijan (anniversary of the 1898 showing of the first motion pictures taken in Azerbaijan)
Distribution of Charity Monies -- Fairy Calendar (Imps only)
Festival of Amen and Hapi -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (offerings to the god of transcendent powers and the god of the Nile to assure the flooding of the Nile; date approximate)
Festival Tuesday/Horse Races -- British Virgin Islands
Hot August Nights -- Reno, NV, US (celebrate cars and music of the 50's and 60's at the largest classic car and nostalgia event in the United States; through Sunday)
Lincoln Penny Day -- US (the Lincoln Cent entered circulation on this day in 1909, and is one of the longest running coins in continual production in history)
Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day -- if the US is really determined to keep the littlest coins, the least we can do is pool them together in the trays so conveniently found in stores and restaurants
Make Some Old-Fashioned Lemonade Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
National Night Out -- US (sponsored by National Association of Town Watch, to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness)
Rhishi Panchami -- Nepal (continuation of the women's festival, a holiday for Female Employees Only)
Nuestra Senora de los Angeles -- Costa Rica (Feast of Our Lady of the Angels)
Shimizu Minato Matsuri -- Shimizu City, Japan (through the 4th, commemorates the reopening of Shimizu Port to international trade)
St. Elias' Day (Elijah the Prophet); related observance
Iliden -- Bosnia-Herzegovina; Ukraine; other Slavic countries where he is titled St. Ilia
Republic Day -- Macedonia
St. Eusebius of Vercelli's Day (Patron of Vercelli, Italy)
The first US Census is recorded, 1790
Edward Furlong, 1977
Michael Weiss, 1976
Sam Worthington, 1976
Mary-Louise Parker, 1964
Victoria Jackson, 1959
Butch Patrick, 1953
Kathryn Harrold, 1950
James Fallows, 1949
Joanna Cassidy, 1944
Wes Craven, 1939
Lamar Hunt, 1932
Peter O'Toole, 1932
James Baldwin, 1924
Carroll O'Connor, 1924
Myrna Loy, 1905
Jack L. Warner, 1892
Elisha Gray, 1835
Pierre "Peter" Charles L'Enfant, 1754
Today in History:
Philip II of Macedon leads his army to defeat the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, which secured Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean, BC338
Hannibal leads his Corinthian army to defeat the superior forces of Rome, BC216
Henry Hudson sails into what it is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean, 1610
First United States Census, 1790
First parachute jump in the US, 1819
Japan's samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms, 1869
Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, 1870
Andrew Hallidie tests the first cable car system in San Francisco, 1873
Wild Bill Hickok meets his death; shot in the back while playing poker, his hand, a pair of Aces and a pair of eights, is now called "Dead Man's Hand", 1876
Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Cannary) dies, 1903
Typhoon in China kills about 60,000, 1922
The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson, 1932
Pakistan is re-admitted back into the Commonwealth of Nations, 1989
Iraq invades Kuwait, setting the stage for the Gulf War, 1990
Two previously unknown works by Mozart - a concerto movement and a prelude, are performed in Salzburg, Austria, 2009
The U.S. Government estimates the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, 2010
The first footage of white giraffes (giraffes with leucism) is posted by the Hirola Conservation Program in north eastern Kenya, 2017
Great Britain’s Prince Philip, age 96, makes his final solo public appearance before retiring from public engagements, 2017
Apple becomes the first American publicly listed company to reach $1 trillion in value, 2018
Archaeologists confirm they have found the oldest library in Germany, in Cologne, dating back to 2AD and possibly holding as many as 20,000 scrolls, 2018
Saudi Arabia announces it is enacting news rules for women including allowing them to travel independently abroad without a male guardian's permission, 2019
SpaceX safely completes its first crewed mission when NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken splash down in the Gulf of Mexico in their Dragon capsule, 2020