Sunday, August 7, 2022

What's In The Name? (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

We, meaning Coda, Bart and i, enjoyed being at Grandma and Grandpa's house yesterday, getting to see them, Uncle J, Lulu, Jack and Abby.  The house was rather busy with comings and goings, and Lulu was busy barking at the door, the others busy following her lead.

They never have to worry about someone getting in the house and not knowing.

Thibodeaux done be talkin' to Boudreaux an' he say, "Some days I done see you wit' Phideaux an' I t'ink 'bout gettin' me a dog o' my own."

An' Boudreaux done scratch Phideaux on de ear an' say, "You need do dat, I t'ink you would like you a dog, an' it can keep you wife, Marie, comp'ny when you don' be home."

"If'n I do, I be goin' get two!" Thibodeaux say, "an' I be goin' name dem Timex an' Rolex, an' I goin' train dem to be watch dogs!"


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It was hosted by River, who still participates, and is now hosted by Elephant's Child.        

More bits and bobs, just what i've seen over the last week, beginning with tchotchkes from Ms. G's house.

Ms. GA's new bird feeding set up, and her "water wiggler".

A gaggle of geese overhead near sunset.



Today is:

Ashura -- Islam (optional day of fasting that begins at sundown, local observances and national holidays may vary)

Assyrian Martyrs Day -- various Assyrian communities

Battle of Boyaca Day -- Colombia

Harvest Holiday -- Slavic Pagan Calendar (reaping ceases for a few hours in honor of Volos' beard; bread is eaten and offerings given to Mother Earth and Volos for a bountiful harvest)

Independence Day / National Day -- Cote d'Ivoire(1960)

Loch-mo-Naire Pilgrimage -- Loch mo Naire, Scotland (tonight from midnight to 1am tomorrow is the magical hour, complete the ritual there to be healed by the waters because of magic stones in the water that a Celtic priestess put there) 

National Doll Day -- US (another with its own Facebook page

National Friendship Day -- US (designated by Congress in 1935)

National Lighthouse Day -- US (American Lighthouse Foundation

National Peacekeepers Day -- Canada (obs. on Sunday closest to the 9th)

National Raspberries in Cream Day

Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, and especially the kind no one can open without a machete, what's with that!

Professional Speaker's Day  

Purple Heart Day -- US (originally instituted this day in 1782 by George Washington)

Say "Cheese" Day -- begun by ecard companies looking for something to celebrate; in my family, we do not say "Cheese", we say "Chicken Lips!" Try it some time when walking past tourists who are trying to get a good photo, and watch them smile genuine smiles and come up with a good picture.

Sea Serpent Day -- no one knows why today, just enjoy

Sisters' Day® -- celebrating the bond between sisters, as begun by Tricia Eleogram; a wiki page on how to celebrate this day 

Smartest Leprechaun Eisteddfod -- Fairy Calendar

St. Albert of Trapani's Day (Patron of Carmelite schools; Messina, Italy; Trapani, Italy)

St. Cajetan's Day (Patron of job seekers and the unemployed)

Take Last Winter's Snowballs Out of the Freezer and Have a Fight Day -- in the northern hemisphere, it's certainly hot enough (in the southern, go ahead and freeze some snowballs while it's still winter, you'll be glad you did come January or February)

Tisha B'Av -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, through sunset today)

Birthdays Today:

Charlize Theron, 1975

Harold Parrineau, 1963

DeLane Matthews, 1961

David Duchovny, 1960

Alberto Salazar, 1957

John Glover, 1944

Garrison Keillor, 1942

B.J. Thomas, 1942

Abebe Bikila, 1932

"The Amazing" James Randi, 1928

Carl "Alfalfa" Switser, 1927

Stan Freberg, 1926

Ralph Johnson Bunche, 1903

Rudolf C. Ising, 1903

William Boyd McKechnie, 1886

Billie Burke, 1884

Mata Hari, 1876

Nathanael Greene, 1742

Today in History:

Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon, following the death of Alexander the Great, BC322

Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence, 1420

Coup again the Tianshun Emperor by the Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin, 1461

Francis Drake's fleet returns to Plymouth, 1573

The first documented performance of Macbeth, at the Great Hall at Hampton Court, 1606

Sieur de La Salle's brigantine Le Griffon becomes the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes, 1679

Cherokee Indians take Ft. Loudon, Tennessee, 1760

George Washington creates the Order of the Purple Heart, 1782

Simon Bolivar triumphs over the Spanish at the Battle of Boyaca, 1819

The long simmering tension between the Hatfields and the McCoys on the Kentucky/West Virginia border erupts into full scale violence on election day, 1882

The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York, 1927

IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I), 1944

Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America, 1947

Explorer 6 transmits the first TV photo of Earth from space, 1959

The "artistic crime of the century" occurs when Philippe Petit of France, after months of planning and smuggling in materials, makes an illegal tightrope walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, 1974

Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars, 1976

The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication, 1981

Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts, 1985

Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run, 2007

Australia's Sally Pearson sets a new Olympic record when she wins the 100 metres hurdles in 12.35 seconds at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012

The Mendocino Fire becomes the largest recorded fire in California's history, at 290,600 acres, overtaking The 2017 Thomas Fire, 2018


  1. Timex and Rolex are GREAT names for watchdogs :) I like Mrs G's bits and pieces and the water wiggler is a good idea.

  2. Love all those shots - and am smiling at Timex and Rolex.

  3. Beautiful sky photos; and the geese.

    God bless.

  4. I do like the sky photos and I am trying hard to rid my house of tchotchkes.

  5. I wasn't sure where you were going until tha names Timex an' Rolex came up. Funny.
    Have a wonderful Sunday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Cute joke. Great photos. I like the big St. Patty's Day kitty.

  7. The cat rules are hilarious. I'm thinking I'd like to print that and hang it up :D

    Raspberries and cream day - I can get behind that!

  8. I love those geese. And I love the sound of geese honking. Were they honking when you saw them? Here it is a sound I associate with autumn as they migrate somewhere warmer.

  9. That was a fun joke, bet those pups had fun. Those were terrific photos too.

  10. Timex and Rolex are great names for the dogs. Nice bird feeding sets and water wigglers for the birds. Great sunset shots.

  11. Fun Cajun joke and awesome sky photos ~ Xo

    (Have been ill will.catch up with comments)

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Love the Cat Rules! Great pictures!
    The geese here are starting to fly around, getting their babies ready for the long journey. Those first trips are so funny. It's all those young ones can do to keep up. Then, as they get better, they start to honk a bit. Finally, they get things coordinated. Then it's time to leave. Sigh.


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